Zimbabwe have experienced a pretty roller coaster ride so far in the tri-nation series. After losing their first match against hosts Bangladesh, they came back strongly and defeated Sri Lanka in a thriller.
With a chance to qualify in the final, Zimbabwe couldn’t make most of it as they lost against Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in their third match of the tournament and that kept the Lions still alive in the tournament.
Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer sees losing too many wickets in the middle as one of the reason of defeat. In the post match press conference, Cremer said: “I thought obviously we were 30 runs short with the bat. The wicket played a lot different to the last game. I thought we adjusted well when Brendon Taylor was in. We thought it was 230 that was par instead of 270. We just lost too many wickets in the middle overs.”
Cremer added: “It didn’t help when Raza got out. I thought it was a crucial point in the game. If we got 230, we would have a really good chance of winning. With the wicket being a little bit two-paced, I think they saw that quite early. They used it to their advantage. I think in the evening, there was a little bit of dew. “It came on to the bat better, not like in the afternoon when it got stuck. We will keep that in mind when we bowl first in the next game.”
About chances of qualifying in the final: “It makes things interesting now. One of us has to beat Bangladesh to get into the final. It is quite nice for the viewers. I just hope it is us, come final day.”