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  • Zimbabwe's Tendai Chatara reprimanded by ICC for dissent August 10, 2014

    Harare: The International Cricket Council says Zimbabwe's Tendai Chatara has been reprimanded for showing dissent when he was given out in the ongoing oneoff Test against South Africa. Chatara shook his head and gestured toward his pad after he was given out caught behind late on the opening day of the...
  • South Africa make slow progress against Zimbabwe on Day 2 August 10, 2014

    Harare: Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar made halfcenturies on Sunday as topranked South Africa slowly chased down Zimbabwe in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club. Du Plessis was 69 not out and opener Elgar earlier made 61 to take South Africa to 201 for 4 by stumps on the...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Oneoff Test, Day 2 August 10, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Dale Steyn and Dane Piedt claimed four wickets apiece for South Africa, but Zimbabwe defied the odds as they batted out the first day of the oneoff Test to reach stumps on 248 for 9. Topranked South Africa...
  • 1st Test: Battling Zimbabwe survive Dale Steyn, Dane Piedt onslaught August 9, 2014

    Harare: Dale Steyn and Dane Piedt claimed four wickets apiece for South Africa, but Zimbabwe defied the odds as they batted out the first day of the oneoff Test to reach stumps on 248 for 9. Topranked South Africa had been expected to rifle through ninthranked Zimbabwe after the hosts had...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Only Test, Day 1 August 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat. Dane Piedt makes Test debut for South Africa while Zimbabwe hand two debut caps by giving chance to Nyumbu and Tiripano. Teams: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla(c),...
  • Mark Vermeulen puts trauma behind him in Zimbabwe return August 9, 2014

    Acquitted arsonist Mark Vermeulen will make a remarkable return to Test cricket on Saturday when Zimbabwe face South Africa, seven years after he burned down his country's cricket academy. Vermeulen has been included in a 12man squad for the oneoff Test match after showing excellent form over the past year, and...
  • South Africa pledge no mercy on struggling Zimbabwe in oneoff Test August 8, 2014

    Harare: Freshly reinstalled as the topranked Test team in the world, South Africa appear disinclined to take any mercy on their struggling neighbours Zimbabwe when the two teams engage in a rare Test starting on Saturday. Given Zimbabwe's lowly ranking and the myriad problems infecting its cricket, the Proteas could have...
  • Rossouw, Shezi in South Africa's ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour August 5, 2014

    The South Africa have rewarded the form of South Africa A batsman Rilee Rossouw and seam bowler Mthokozisi Shezi by naming them in their squad for three oneday internationals against Zimbabwe later this month. The uncapped pair were the standout performers for the country's A side on their recent tour to...
  • Mark Vermeulen returns to Zimbabwe training squad August 5, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe recalled batsman Mark Vermeulen to their cricket squad on Monday, six years after he was cleared of arson on psychiatric grounds after setting fire to the national union's headquarters and an academy building. Vermeulen was cleared in a court in 2008 despite admitting setting fire two years earlier to...
  • Lyon recalled to Clarkeled Australia ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour August 4, 2014

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke will lead Australia on their first tour to Zimbabwe in a decade for an international triseries also involving South Africa starting later this month. The 14man limitedovers squad is close to full strength, with Clarke, vicecaptain George Bailey, veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, paceman Mitchell Johnson and allrounder Shane...
  • South Africa opt for unchanged Test squad against Zimbabwe July 29, 2014

    South Africa have named an unchanged 15man squad for the oneoff Test against Zimbabwe starting at the Harare Sports Club on August 9. Convener of selectors Andrew Hudson said in a Cricket South Africa statement issued on Tuesday that the players had "earned a vote of confidence" upon completing their first...
  • Zimbabwe announce coach and captaincy changes July 25, 2014

    Cape Town: Major changes to Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), with Test skipper Brendan Taylor losing the oneday role and coach Andy Waller becoming the newlycreated director of coaching, were announced by the ZC board on Thursday. The changes came on the day Zimbabwe suffered a crushing 100run defeat by Afghanistan with the...
  • Peter Chingoka steps down as Zimbabwe cricket chief July 25, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka has unexpectedly stepped down from his position after 22 years at the helm, as the organisation also announced changes at both coach and captaincy level after their board meeting in Harare. Chingoka had previously indicated that he would stand for reelection when his term ended...
  • 4th ODI: Afghanistan's 100run win stops Zimbabwe from winning series July 25, 2014

    Bulawayo: Batsman Shafiqullah Shafiq and bowler Sharafuddin Ashraf starred as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs in Bulawayo on Thursday to draw a four oneday international series. Wicketkeeper Shafiqullah top scored with 56 runs off 43 balls as the Afghans compiled 259 in 49.1 overs at Queens Sport Club. Samiullah...
  • Zadran blasts Afghanistan to famous ODI win over Zimbabwe July 22, 2014

    Dawlat Zadran hit 24 runs from seven balls to help Afghanistan to a twowicket oneday international win over Zimbabwe on Tuesday, only the second time the wartorn country has beaten a Testplaying nation. The victory at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo followed a 32run victory over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup...
  • Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by eight wickets in 2nd ODI July 20, 2014

    Bulawayo: Zimbabwe opener Sikandar Raza made sure his first oneday international century was a memorable one as he smashed seven sixes in his 141 to power the home team to an eightwicket win and a 20 series lead over Afghanistan on Sunday. Raza was part of a record 224run opening partnership...
  • 1st ODI: Sean Williams stars as Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets July 18, 2014

    A quickfire 70 at more than a run a ball from Sean Williams lifted Zimbabwe to a comfortable sixwicket win over Afghanistan in the first one day international at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Friday. Williams, who blasted eight fours and a six off his 65 balls, fell just before...
  • Zimbabwe to tour Bangladesh in October July 16, 2014

    Zimbabwe will play three Tests and five oneday internationals on their monthlong tour of Bangladesh starting in October, the local cricket board said on Wednesday. Chittagong will host the first two Tests from October 26 and November 3 while Mirpur stages the third from November 11, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said...
  • Australia's CoulterNile to miss Zimbabwe tour June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Paceman Nathan CoulterNile is set to miss Australia's upcoming limited overs triseries in Zimbabwe as he recovers from a hamstring injury. CoulterNile underwent surgery on Tuesday and team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said he was not likely to be ready in time for the matches against South Africa and Zimbabwe....
  • Zimbabwe editor charged with subversion June 21, 2014

    Harare: The editor of a Zimbabwean stateowned newspaper appeared in court on Saturday on charges of subversion and undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe. Edmund Kudzayi, editor of the Sunday Mail, was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody until a bail hearing on Monday. The charges...
  • Australia opener Warner to skip Zimbabwe trip May 16, 2014

    Australia opener David Warner will sit out a triangular oneday international tournament in Zimbabwe in August and September to remain with his partner as she prepares to have their first child. The 27yearold has received the backing of coach Darren Lehmann to miss the two ODIs against both South Africa and...
  • Australia return to Zimbabwe for one-day tournament April 10, 2014

    Cape Town: Australia will return to Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade later this year to take part in a triangular one-day international tournament, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Thursday. The Australians have not toured the country since May 2004, but will open the triangular tournament - which also includes...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Chigumbura keeps Zimbabwe in the hunt March 21, 2014

    Sylhet: Elton Chigumbura struck a fluent half-century as Zimbabwe notched up a five-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in a qualifying match to keep themselves in the hunt for a place in the ICC World Twenty20 Championships on Friday. Set a modest target of 116 after opting to bowl, Zimbabwe...
  • World T20 Qualifiers, Zim vs UAE: as it happened March 21, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to field against UAE. Zimbabwe stand a slim chance of qualification into the main event but first they have to win convincingly against UAE. Then hope for a favourable result in the last qualifier...
  • WT20: Zimbabwe beat Netherlands to stay in hunt for main draw March 19, 2014

    Sylhet: Zimbabwe kept themselves in contention for a spot in the main draw of the ICC World Twenty20 Championships, beating Netherlands by five wickets in a Group B qualifying match here on Wednesday. Chasing 141, the Zimbabweans overcame some hiccups to reach 146 for five in 20 overs to stay afloat...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, World Twenty20, Match 7 March 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Netherlands opt to bat against Zimbabwe. Playing XIs: Zimbabwe: 1 Hamilton Masakadza 2 Sikandar Raza 3. Vusi Sibanda, 4 Brendan Taylor (capt/wk), 5 Sean Williams, 6 Elton Chigumbura, 7 Timycen Maruma, 8 Prosper Utseya, 9 Tinashe Panyangara, 10 Tendai Chatara, 11...
  • Paul Stirling fifty helps Ireland seal three-wicket win over Zimbabwe March 17, 2014

    Sylhet: Paul Stirling struck a blistering half-century to guide Ireland to a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a Qualifying Group B match of the ICC World T20 on Monday. Chasing a challenging 163 for five set by Zimbabwe, Stirling (60) and skipper William Porterfield (31) got Ireland off to a blazing...