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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, 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

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, 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

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, 5th ODI, Hambantota

Fielding separates teams; our fielding was brilliant - Cremer

Jul 10, 2017: Zimbabwe's captain singled out Tarisai Musakanda's diving catch at point to dismiss Akila Dhananjaya as the turning point of the 5th ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Hambantota, 4th ODI

'They probably didn't expect us to win' - Cremer

Jul 9, 2017: Having drawn the series level, the Zimbabwe captain said his side always believed they could chase down big totals and that the pressure will be more on Sri Lanka going into the decider

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Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Galle

Cremer rues absence of back-up plan against spin

Jul 2, 2017: The Zimbabwe captain was disappointed after a seven wicket defeat to Sri Lanka, saying his batsmen did not adjust to the change in the pitch on Sunday and play more straight-bat shots

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Scotland v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Edinburgh

Zimbabwe level series courtesy Cremer's five-wicket haul

Jun 17, 2017: Sikandar Raza's half century helped Zimbabwe chase down Scotland's target of 170 with 13 overs to spare

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Edinburgh

Zimbabwe news

Masakadza finds favour ahead of Zimbabwe's triple tour

May 26, 2017: The 33-year old batsman had played only one of their five ODIs this year, but he could potentially quintuple that count by the end of June

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Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Harare

Afghanistan win on D/L after Burl falls just before rain

Feb 16, 2017: Afghanistan completed a 12-run win via Duckworth-Lewis calculations after the rain arrived in Harare with Zimbabwe on 99 for 4, chasing 216

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Some sparks, mostly gloom

Dec 25, 2016: Their results showed that there is still talent within Zimbabwe's ranks, but how can cricket flourish while the country grapples with larger problems?

Liam Brickhill

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Bulawayo

We're still trying to find the right combinations - Cremer

Nov 27, 2016: Despite the defeat to Sri Lanka in the tri-series final, Graeme Cremer was positive about Zimbabwe's overall performance through the series

Liam Brickhill in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 5th day

Zimbabwe channel spirit of '92

Nov 2, 2016: Forcing Sri Lanka to strain every sinew on a slow pitch with little help for either seam or spin, Zimbabwe came agonisingly close to a draw in their 100th Test match

Tristan Holme in Harare

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 5th day

Sri Lanka overcome Zimbabwe's resistance in last-hour win

Nov 2, 2016: Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer soaked up 175 balls and 121 dots to lead another lower-order rally, but Sri Lanka dug deep into their reserves to secure a hard-earned victory with 45 balls to spare

The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 2nd day

Cremer's leap out of obscurity

Oct 31, 2016: He was out of Test cricket for three years before he became Zimbabwe's captain. He had a batting average of 10.75 before he made a century

Tristan Holme in Harare

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 3rd day

Cremer's 102* helps Zimbabwe avoid follow-on

Oct 31, 2016: Graeme Cremer struck his maiden test ton to resuscitate a faltering batting effort and help Zimbabwe avoid the follow-on on the third day in Harare

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Bulawayo

Cremer pleased with Zimbabwe's fight

Aug 10, 2016: Despite losing 0-2, that Zimbabwe showed improvement from one Test to the next, which spoke to their ability and desire to keep playing at the highest level, even as world cricket regularly ignores them

Firdose Moonda in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Test, Bulawayo, 4th day

'We were a little bit soft upfront' - Cremer

Jul 31, 2016: Even though the result of the first Test between New Zealand and Zimbabwe was decided before Sunday, captains Kane Williamson and Graeme Cremer did not expect the match to end without a fight

Firdose Moonda in Bulawayo

New Zealand in Zimbabwe 2016

Cremer to lead Zimbabwe in Tests against New Zealand

Jul 21, 2016: Legspinner Graeme Cremer, who led Zimbabwe in the limited-overs series against India in June, has been named captain for the upcoming two-Test home series against New Zealand

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