Unbeaten Tillakaratne Dilshan (108) helped Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe in a one-sided final to the tri-nations series at Harare Sports Club.
Giant-killer Zimbabwe will hope to cap their fairytale campaign with yet another stunning display while revenge will be high on Sri Lanka's agenda in the final of the cricket tri-series here on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe rode on Taylor's second ODI ton to pull off a eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in an inconsequential match of the tri-series on Thursday.
Assured of a slot in the final after knocking India out, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe square off in the last preliminary match of the ODI tri-series in Harare on Monday, hoping to get a measure of each other before the summit clash.
A sloppy India crashed out of the cricket tri-series after Sri Lanka, riding on Dinesh Chandimal's maiden century, thumped them by six wickets in a crucial One-dayer on Saturday.
A beleaguered India will have to win and win it big when they take on Sri Lanka in a do-or-die match in the ongoing tri-series in Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Zimbabwe registered their second consecutive victory over India by thrashing the visitors by 7 wickets in the fourth ODI of the tri-series in Harare on Thursday.
Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura won the toss and decided to field in their second outing against India in the ongoing tri-series at the Harare Sports Club.
Back in their elements after the opening match debacle, a confident India will have a score to settle when they take on hosts Zimbabwe for the second time in the ongoing cricket tri-series here On Thursday.
Tillakaratne Dilshan cracked an unbeaten 60 to lead Sri Lanka to a comprehensive 9-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in a rain-curtailed 3rd ODI of tri-series.