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Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 5th day

Cremer proud despite 'rollercoaster of emotions'

Jul 18, 2017: Zimbabwe's captain said the team had chinks to work out - particularly with their bowling - and hoped this performance would get them the regular cricket needed for that

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 5th day

Dickwella asked me to keep talking to him - Gunaratne

Jul 18, 2017: Asela Gunaratne was the go-to man on Tuesday - for Niroshan Dickwella, with whom he put on 121, and for captain Dinesh Chandimal

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 5th day

The strangest match awards

Jul 18, 2017: Rangana Herath was just named Man of the Series for a one-match series, but that's not the strangest match award that's been handed out

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 5th day

Sri Lanka pull off highest successful chase in Asia

Jul 18, 2017: Stats highlights from the one-off Test between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Colombo, where the hosts chased down 388

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 5th day

When underdogs came painfully close

Jul 18, 2017: In the wake of Zimbabwe's defeat to Sri Lanka, after being in control for the best part of five days, we look at other instances where underdogs have fumbled positions of strength

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 5th day

Dickwella, Gunaratne star in record chase

Jul 18, 2017: Sri Lanka pursued 388 - the highest successful chase on the island - with fifties from Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 4th day

Karunaratne urges positivity over survival

Jul 17, 2017: Seeing out Graeme Cremer and staying positive will reverse a little pressure and bring a mammoth 388 target within reach, according to Dimuth Karunaratne

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 4th day

Raza credits Klusener for batting revival

Jul 17, 2017: Raza also acknowledged continuity, a theory endorsed by head coach Heath Streak and chief selector Tatenda Taibu, for their recent upswing

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 4th day

Mendis solid, SL need 218 on final day

Jul 17, 2017: Graeme Cremer stuck himself into Sri Lanka's flesh on the fourth day, first making a stubborn 48 from No. 9, then claiming two wickets, as Zimbabwe dismissed three Sri Lankan batsmen in their defense of 388

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 3rd day

ODI series win helped us mentally - Waller

Jul 16, 2017: Malcolm Waller believes confidence bred by the ODI series victory has bled into the Tests as well

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Pitch eased out during Zimbabwe revival - SL coach

Jul 16, 2017: The soft ball turned less sharply off the pitch and the Khettarama surface itself has become easier to bat on, according to Sri Lanka's interim head coach Nic Pothas, thus allowing Zimbabwe's revival

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Raza and Waller stretch Zimbabwe's lead to 262

Jul 16, 2017: Sikandar Raza's adventurous 97 not out helped Zimbabwe recover from 59 for 5 on the third day at Khettarama

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo, 2nd day

'Lead will be a bonus' - Streak

Jul 15, 2017: With one eye on how difficult it will be to bat in the fourth inning in Colombo, Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak is keen on securing a first-innings lead

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo

SL should have been in a better position - Herath

Jul 15, 2017: The left-arm spinner warned that batting last at Khettarama 'won't be easy' and suggested Sri Lanka should have done better with the bat

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Sri Lanka batting lapses give Zimbabwe edge

Jul 15, 2017: A marathon spell from captain Graeme Cremer has allowed Zimbabwe to seriously think about securing a first-innings lead over Sri Lanka in Colombo

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo, 1st day

'Expected little more bounce' - Gurusinha

Jul 14, 2017: Sri Lanka's cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha said the team was slightly let down by lack of bounce and slow pace of the the R Premadasa Stadium surface

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo, 1st day

Ervine's 151* headlines Zimbabwe's day

Jul 14, 2017: A career-best unbeaten 151 from Craig Ervine held a resurgent Zimbabwe together on the first day at the Premadasa Stadium, lifting them from a shaky 70 for 4 to a stumps total of 344 for 8

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo

Cremer backs Zimbabwe to counter Herath

Jul 13, 2017: Rangana Herath had taken 19 wickets in two Tests against Zimbabwe in 2016 - and that was away from home. Now, Zimbabwe have to battle him in his own backyard

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo

'Goal is No. 1, but can't do that in a year' - Chandimal

Jul 13, 2017: Sri Lanka's new Test captain Dinesh Chandimal's objective is to take a languishing Sri Lanka side to the top of the rankings, but insisted on patience in their climb

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo

Can confident Zimbabwe topple Chandimal's Sri Lanka?

Jul 13, 2017: Zimbabwe seem confident about beating Sri Lanka in their backyard for the first time in Tests, but new captain Dinesh Chandimal won't easily let that happen

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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