Sri Lanka bowls Zimbabwe out for 154 in tri-series opener

Sri Lanka bowler Kusal Mendis bowls to Zimbabwe batsman Brian Chari at the beginning of the One Day cricket match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in Harare, Monday, Nov, 14, 2016. Zimbabwe is playing host to Sri Lanka and West Indies in a triangular series. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) �� Sri Lanka transferred its dominance over Zimbabwe to the limited-overs format as it bowled the home team out for 154 in less than 42 overs in the first game of a triangular series on Monday.

Part-time bowler Asela Gunaratne took 3-21, the last three wickets, but the damage was already done with Zimbabwe 50-6 in the 18th over.

The Sri Lankan quick bowlers were too good for Zimbabwe up front, with Suranga Lakmal taking 2-19, Nuwan Pradeep 2-21 and Nuwan Kulasekara 2-23. Four of Zimbabwe's top five failed to make double figures.

Peter Moor briefly held up the Sri Lankans with his 47 from 52 balls and captain Graeme Cremer was 31 not out.

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe 2-0 in their recent test series. West Indies is also playing in the three-team ODI series.