Carl Mumba grabs four wickets to set up intriguing final day
Zimbabwe will seek to bat out north of 90 overs to save the match after Sri Lanka were forced to end the day before time due to rain with a lead of 411 at Harare Sports Club.
Expectations were that the visitors would score briskly and declare before putting Zimbabwe in after tea but the tourists returned to bat more overs before the heavens opened up with their score on 247 for the loss of six wickets.
Kaushal Silva was his first victim when he dragged one onto the stumps before Malcolm Waller got rid of Kusal Perera.
Dimuth Karunaratne(110) and Dhananjaya de Silva (64) were the biggest scorers as Mumba removed wickets at regular intervals.
It is expected that when play resumes on the final day of 100th Zimbabwe test match at 9.30am tomorrow, the Sri Lankans will have declared their innings by then and Chevrons will have to put on a strong batting display.