The Sri Lankan team won the first Twenty20 match between the visiting Zimbabwe team and the Sri Lankan team by 3 wickets. Accordingly, the Sri Lankan team, who won the toss of the match, invited the Zimbabwean team to bat first and they scored 143 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs.
Sikandar Raza scored 62 runs and Tinashe Kamunukamwe scored 26 runs for the Zimbabwe team. In bowling, Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga managed to break through with 2 wickets for the Sri Lankan team.
The Sri Lankan team, who played the reply innings, passed their winning target in the last ball of the last over. Angelo Mathews scored 46 points and Dasun Shanaka scored 26 points for the Sri Lankan team.