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  • 3rd Test: Zimbabwe make spirited reply to Bangladesh's 503 November 13, 2014

    Zimbabwe's top order came good to put up a strong reply to Bangladesh's huge first innings total of 503 on the second day of the third and final Test in Chittagong on Thursday. Opener Sikandar Raza remained unbeaten on 54 and Hamilton Masakadza was on 51 as the tourists reached 113-1...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 2 November 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes scored centuries in a record opening stand and led Bangladesh to a commanding 303 for 2 against Zimbabwe on Day 1. Kayes struck a career-best 130 while Iqbal made 109. Their stand of...
  • 3rd Test: Tamim, Imrul tons take Bangladesh to 303 for 2 at stumps on Day 1 November 12, 2014

    Chittagong: Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes scored centuries in a record opening stand and led Bangladesh to a commanding 303 for 2 against Zimbabwe on the first day of the third cricket Test on Wednesday. Kayes struck a career-best 130 while Iqbal made 109. Their stand of 224 surpassed Bangladesh's previous...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 1 November 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe at Chittagong Playing XIs: Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Brian Chari, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor(capt), Craig Ervine, Elton Chigumbura, Regis Chakabva(wk), Tinashe Panyangara, Natsai Mushangwe, Richmond Mutumbami, Shingirai Masakadza Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib...
  • Zimbabwe cricketers go on strike over pay November 11, 2014

    The disconnect between players and their boards at the lower end of Test cricket has come to the fore once again, with Zimbabwe's franchise cricketers refusing to take the field for the start of the first-class season on Tuesday. It is the second time in a year that Zimbabwe's domestic players...
  • Bangladesh aim to sweep Test series against Zimbabwe November 11, 2014

    Chittagong: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim warned his side against being complacent when the hosts begin the final Test against Zimbabwe in Chittagong from Wednesday aiming for a 3-0 series whitewash. Bangladesh posted a tense three-wicket win in the first Test in Dhaka, before routing the tourists by 162 runs in the...
  • Zimbabwe spinner Malcolm Waller reported for illegal bowling action November 8, 2014

    Dubai: Zimbabwe offspinner Malcolm Waller has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's defeat in the second Test against Bangladesh in Khulna. The Zimbabwe bowler must undergo testing within 21 days, ICC said in a release on Saturday. The match officials' report, which was handed over to the...
  • Shakib Al Hasan joins Test elite with rare all-round feat November 8, 2014

    Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan became the third man to hit a hundred and take 10 wickets in the same match as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 162 runs in the second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Zimbabwe, who lost the first Test in Dhaka by three...
  • 2nd Test: Shakib stars as Bangladesh thump Zimbabwe to win series November 7, 2014

    KHULNA: Shakib Al Hasan became the third cricketer in Test history to score a century and haul in 10 wickets as he steered Bangladesh to a 162-run win over Zimbabwe on the last day of the second Test on Friday. Shakib claimed 5 for 44 in the second innings to help...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 5 November 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Shakib's match haul of 10 wickets plus a century helped Bangladesh thump Zimbabwe by 162 runs and win series 2-0. Day 4 Round-up: All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan followed his century with a five-wicket haul as Bangladesh pushed for victory in the...
  • 2nd Test: Bangladesh lead Zimbabwe by 266 on Day 4 November 6, 2014

    Khulna: Bangladesh recovered from a mini collapse in the middle order to reach 201 for 5 and stretch their lead over Zimbabwe to 266 at stumps Thursday on the fourth day. Mahmudullah on 63 will resume the fifth day with Shuvagat Hom, who was on 23. Malcolm Waller was the most...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 4 November 6, 2014

    Fifties by Mominul (54) and Mahmudullah (63*) helped Bangladesh overcome Waller's late strikes to reach 201/5 in their 2nd innings at stumps on Day 4. (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Hamilton Masakadza (154*) and Chakabva (75*) added 142 runs for the sixth wicket...
  • 2nd Test: Masakadza, Chakabva stage Zimbabwe fightback on Day 3 November 5, 2014

    Hamilton Masakadza's career-best 154 not out helped Zimbabwe cruise to 331-5 and trail Bangladesh by only 102 runs on the first innings after three days of the second Test on Wednesday. Masakadza, the No. 3 batsman, was joined by wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva at 189-5 in the shaky second session, and together...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 3 November 5, 2014

    Hamilton Masakadza (154*) and Chakabva (75*) added 142 runs for the sixth wicket to take Zim to 331/5 at stumps on Day 3 in response to Bangladesh's 433. (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Zimbabwe batted cautiously to reach 53 for 1 at stumps in response to...
  • 2nd Test: Tamim, Shakib tons prop up Bangladesh on Day 2 November 4, 2014

    Khulna: Centuries by Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal were complemented by a Zimbabwe wicket as Bangladesh finished the second day of the second cricket Test on Tuesday in a great position to win the series. Bangladesh, having amassed 430 in their first innings, led by 380 runs after the visitors...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 2 November 4, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day One Roundup: Opener Tamim Iqbal's restrained batting helped Bangladesh reach 193 for 3 on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. At stumps, Iqbal was 74 not out with Shakib Al Hasan on 13, leaving the...
  • 2nd Test: Dogged Tamim defies Zimbabwe to take Bangladesh to 193/3 November 3, 2014

    Khulna: Opener Tamim Iqbal's restrained batting helped Bangladesh reach 193 for 3 on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. At stumps, Iqbal was 74 not out with Shakib Al Hasan on 13, leaving the Zimbabwe bowlers frustrated. Mahmudullah was the other notable scorer with 56. Iqbal made...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 1 November 3, 2014

    Tamim Iqbal's 250-ball stay saw him score 74* on day one as the hosts made slow progress but limited Zimbabwe to just three wickets. Lunch Report, Day 1: Bangladesh batted steadily to reach 62-1 at lunch on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. Tamim Iqbal was batting...
  • Bangladesh eye rare Test series win November 2, 2014

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim warned of a backlash from Zimbabwe in the second Test in Khulna from Monday as his side hunted for only their third series win in Test cricket. The hosts have the lead in the three-match series following a tense three-wicket win in the opening Test in Dhaka...
  • 1st Test: Bangladesh hold nerve to beat Zimbabwe by 3 wickets October 27, 2014

    Dhaka: Taijul Islam set a national record with his eight-wicket haul and then struck a crucial 15 runs in the lower order to help Bangladesh overcome a spirited Zimbabwe by three wickets Monday in a tense finish to the first Test. Bangladesh reached the winning target of 101 after batting collapses...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Day 3 October 27, 2014

    Tajul Islam returned Bangladesh's best ever single innings haul, taking eight wickets on Monday as Zimbabwe were dismissed for just 114 in their second innings in the first Test. Islam's 8 for 39 eclipsed the figures of 7 for 36 by fellow left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan against New Zealand in...
  • 1st Test: Bangladesh take slim first innings lead against Zimbabwe on Day 2 October 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Tintashe Panyangara delivered his career best 5 for 59 to help Zimbabwe keep the match evenly poised against Bangladesh at stumps on the second day of the first Test on Sunday. Using short balls to unsettle batsmen, Panyangara's maiden five-for helped dismiss Bangladesh for 254 after which Zimbabwe made 5...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Day 2 October 26, 2014

    Tea Report, Day 2: Mahmudullah and Mominul Haque brought up their half-century to lead Bangladesh to 189/5 at tea on the second day of the first Test against Zimbabwe on Sunday. Mahmudullah struck 63 with seven fours and two sixes, while Haque's 53 included five boundaries. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim was batting...
  • 1st Test: Six-wicket Shakib Al Hasan skittles Zimbabwe out on Day 1 October 25, 2014

    Dhaka: Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan took six for 59 as Bangladesh dismissed Zimbabwe for 240 on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka on Saturday. Shakib, who made his Test comeback after serving a three-month ban for poor discipline, led a three-pronged spin attack that strangled Zimbabwe on...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Day 1 October 25, 2014

    The veteran Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan took his 12th five-for (6/59) as Zimbabwe bowled out the visitors for 240 and reached 27/1 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka on Saturday. Earlier, opener Sikandar Raza struck 51 on Saturday to steer Zimbabwe to 179 for...
  • Bangladesh, Zimbabwe begin Test series to avoid last rank October 24, 2014

    Mirpur: Nobody likes to be last. That adds extra spice to the three-Test cricket series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe beginning at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday. In the 10-team Test rankings, Zimbabwe are ninth, and Bangladesh 10th. Whoever loses the series will be 10th. "The ranking issue is there but more than...
  • Bangladesh call up uncapped spinner for Zimbabwe Test October 19, 2014

    Bangladesh on Sunday included uncapped leg-spinner Jubair Hossain in their 14-man squad for the first home Test match against Zimbabwe. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned to the Test side after he missed the West Indies tour in September because of suspension while batsman Marshall Ayub and medium pacer Shahadat Hossain have...
  • Zimbabwe select three Masakadza brothers for Bangladesh Tests October 16, 2014

    Zimbabwe have named three new caps, including a third Masakadza brother, in their 17-man Test squad to tour Bangladesh later this month. The selection means that batsman Hamilton, seamer Shingirai and left-arm orthodox spinner Wellington Masakadza could all appear in the same side when Zimbabwe play three Tests against their...
  • ICC suspends Prosper Utseya, Sohag Gazi for illegal action October 8, 2014

    Dubai: Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya have been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect for "illegal" bowling actions, the ICC said on Wednesday. "The International Cricket Council on Wednesday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling actions of Gazi and Utseya to be illegal...
  • Du Plessis leads South Africa to triseries win at Harare September 6, 2014

    Harare: Faf du Plessis led South Africa to a sixwicket win over Australia in the final of the oneday international triseries at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Du Plessis hit 96 from 99 balls and just missed out on his fourth century in five innings in the tournament as South Africa...