Sri Lanka leads Zimbabwe by 334, series victory in sight

Zimbabwe batsman Craig Ervine plays a shot during a test cricket match against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club in Harare, Tuesday, Nov, 8, 2016. Zimbabwe is playing host to Sri Lanka in a two test match encounter. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Sri Lanka leads the second test against Zimbabwe by 334 runs and is poised for a 2-0 series victory after stand-in captain Rangana Herath spun the home team out cheaply on Day 3 on Tuesday.

Herath took 5-89 to help limit Zimbabwe to 272 all out in its first innings, becoming the third player to take a five-for against every other test nation, joining Muttiah Muralitharan and Dale Steyn.

Sri Lanka was 102-4 in its second innings at stumps but held a big lead off the back of its 504 in the first innings.

Herath, leading Sri Lanka in place of injured skipper Angelo Mathews, claimed the prize wicket of Brian Chari for 80 among his five. The Zimbabweans lost eight wickets for 146 on the day.