Harare:Zimbabwe were bowled out for the lowest score in one day international cricket today by Sri Lanka at the Harare Sports Club. After losing the toss, Zimbabwe were bowled out by the visitors in 18 overs, eclipsing the previous low of 36 by Canada in the 2003 World Cup, also against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, who won the first two one day internationals in Bulawayo, replied with 40 for one in 9.2 overs. Zimbabwe collapsed despite not even facing ace spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who had been rested by the visitors. Chaminda Vaas took his career total of wickets to 301 with 4-11 in nine overs and debutant Farveez Maharoof returned 3-3 in three overs. Zimbabwe's top scorer was Dion Ebrahim with seven while 20-year-old captain Tatenda Taibu - one of the few others along with Ebrahim in the side with international experience prior to the series - was out first ball. The Zimbabweans have had to field a hugely inexperienced side since 15 white cricketers rebelled over the sacking of Heath Streak as captain last month.
(With wire inputs)