After Zimbabwe put on a gritty batting display on the first two days, visitors Sri Lanka retaliated by putting up a strong performance on Day 3.
After Ervine scored a cool-headed half-century and added 55 runs on the scoreboard on the first day, he continued his calm approach on the second day too.
Craig Ervine has scored more than 70 during three of his previous four matches.
Craig Ervine has three scores of 70+ from the previous four matches.
The visitors need a spirited performance from their batsmen to scare the opposition.
The series was in doubt until last week as the players had threatened to pull out.
Day after day, the momentum kept shifting towards either troops and at the end, Sri Lanka prevailed in a record-breaking chase
Here we look at all the stats and records created during the day’s play.
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Ervine’s feat can’t be taken lightly either as the Zimbabwe batsman had to overcome the likes of Rangana Herath who destroyed the No.1 ranked Australian side not so long ago.