Lanka looks to extend its winning streak

Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2001, 22:54 [IST]
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London: In-form Sri Lanka will start its month's three Test series against Zimbabwe looking to extend a 10-match unbeaten run against the visitors.
Fresh from its historic 3-0 clean sweep against the West Indies, Sanath Jayasuriya's team will be keen to build on a record that shows five wins and five draws in the last 10 encounters with Zimbabwe at Test level. A win for the home side would replace its 2-0 series win in 1998 and consolidate equal third place on the ICC Test Championship table with England. Both teams currently have a series points average of 1.14, but England's position will change depending on the outcome of the third Test against India, which finishes before the start of the Sri Lanka - Zimbabwe series. A Zimbabwe victory would take it closer to India, which currently occupies eighth place, with a point's average increase to 0.63 (10 points from 16 series). A draw would see the home team dropping to equal fourth place with New Zealand with a point's average of 1.00 (14 points from 14 series). Zimbabwe's average would rise to 0.56 (9 points from 16 series) but its position on the table would remain unchanged.

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