Hamilton Masakadza

  • Tri-series, Match 3: Zimbabwe struggle ahead of South Africa clash Yesterday

    Harare: Zimbabwe must overcome the discord in their camp as well as a skill handicap when they take on South Africa in a one-day international triangular series match in Harare on Friday. While Zimbabwe have traditionally struggled against world cricket's heavyweights, their challenge appears to have become even greater as the...
  • Tri-Series, 1st Match: Australia hammer Zimbabwe by 198 runs 5 days ago

    Harare: Australia made their mark in their first game in Zimbabwe in a decade as they racked up a ground-record score in a huge 198-run win over the home team on Monday to open the triangular one-day series. Some brutal hitting by Australia's batsmen powered them to 350 for 6 -...
  • 1st ODI: Amla scores ton as South Africa ease to a 93-run win over Zimbabwe August 19, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa were far too strong for Zimbabwe, making 309-3 and bowling the home team out for 216 to win the first one-day international by 93 runs at Queens Sports Club on Sunday. Hashim Amla batted through South Africa's innings for an unbeaten 122 as the tourists posted a...
  • One-off Test: South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 9 wickets August 12, 2014

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to reinforce their position as the top-ranked team. The South Africans easily chased the 41-run target they needed in their second innings, finishing on 44-1 to seal victory and follow up...
  • South Africa pledge no mercy on struggling Zimbabwe in one-off Test August 8, 2014

    Harare: Freshly re-installed as the top-ranked 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...
  • 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 Pakistan, 2nd Test day 5 September 14, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from day 5 of the second Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe sensed the chance of a long-awaited victory over a top team as Pakistan were 158 for 5 at stumps on the fourth day of the second Test on Friday,...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 4 September 13, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from the second Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe built a 185-run lead by stumps on day three of the second Test having capitalised on a first-innings collapse by Pakistan, which was bowled out for 230 in nine frantic overs on...
  • 2nd Test: Zimbabwe forge ahead against Pakistan September 12, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe built a 185-run lead by stumps on day three of the second Test having capitalised on a first-innings collapse by Pakistan, which was bowled out for 230 in nine frantic overs on Thursday and lost their last five wickets for 19. Pakistan made a late fightback in the final...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2, Harare September 12, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from the 2nd Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Day 1 round-up: Zimbabwe at the end of first day's play were struggling at 237 for 8. After opting to bat they got off to a shaky start but half-centuries by Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor stabilised...
  • Masakadza, Taylor hit fifties but Zimbabwe struggle on day 1 September 10, 2013

    Harare: Pakistan regained control of the second Test against Zimbabwe in the final session of the first day on Tuesday, breaking a 110-run stand between Hamilton Masakadza and captain Brendan Taylor and then reducing the host to 237 for 8 by stumps. Pakistan's late charge saw Zimbabwe slip rapidly from a...
  • 2nd Test: Zimbabwe seek improvement, Pakistan series September 10, 2013

    After winning the first Test convincingly by 221 runs, Pakistan are overwhelming favourites to win the second and final Test against a Zimbabwe team that is fighting hard to focus on cricket amid a battle over payment issues with their board. But the hosts will hope to put up a...
  • Zimbabwe chase maiden ODI series win over Pakistan August 28, 2013

    Harare: Having beaten Pakistan by seven wickets in the first game, hosts Zimbabwe are a win away from claiming their first ODI series win over the same opponents and with it their first significant bilateral series in 12 years. Following the 5-0 sweep at the hands of a weakened India...
  • Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by seven wickets for rare victory August 28, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by seven wickets on Tuesday as Sean Williams launched a six over long-on to secure the lowly-ranked African team's first one-day international win in a bilateral series against the Pakistanis in 15 years. Williams capped a solid all-around performance by the Zimbabweans, who restricted Pakistan to a...
  • 1st ODI: Zimbabwe look to bounce back against Pakistan August 26, 2013

    Harare: After winning the Twenty20 series 2-0, Pakistan would like to carry on the same momentum in the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe starting here on Tuesday. Zimbabwe stand a chance in the 50-over format considering Pakistan's inconsistency in the one-dayers. The hosts would like to put up an improved performance...
  • 2nd T20: Shehzad, Hafeez guide Pakistan to 2-0 sweep August 24, 2013

    Harare: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez shared a 143-run partnership with Ahmed Shehzad and then took three crucial wickets to set up a 19-run win over Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 international on Saturday, clinching a 2-0 series win for the tourists. Zimbabwe finished on 160 for 6 in 20 overs chasing...
  • Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh in 1st T20 international May 11, 2013

    Bulawayo: Zimbabwe held on to beat Bangladesh by six runs in the first of two Twenty20 internationals at Queens Sports Club on Saturday. Tinashe Panyangara took two wickets in the last over as Bangladesh fell short after needing 10 off the final six balls for victory. Shamsur Rahman and Shakib Al...
  • 3rd ODI: Zimbabwe look to clinch series against Bangladesh May 7, 2013

    Bulawayo: Zimbabwe and Bangladesh go into Wednesday's third and final one-day international in Bulawayo locked at one match apiece, yet it is the hosts who know they will need to improve their game if they are to claim a rare series victory. After being humiliated by 121 runs in the first...
  • 2nd ODI: Zimbabwe seek batting turnaround against Bangladesh May 4, 2013

    Bulawayo: Zimbabwe's batsmen go into Sunday's second one-day international against Bangladesh knowing that they must cast aside their suicidal tendencies if they are to keep the series alive. The hosts were bowled out for just 148 inside 33 overs as they lost the first one-dayer by 121 runs on Friday, with...
  • Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe, end long losing streak April 29, 2013

    Harare: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 143 runs Monday for their first Test win in four years and only their fourth victory ever in the five-day format. Bangladesh bowled Zimbabwe out for 257 on the final day of the second Test at Harare Sports Club to draw their series 1-1 and end...
  • West Indies v Zimbabwe, 1st T20: As it happened March 3, 2013

    Live updates from the first Twenty20 international between West Indies and Zimbabwe at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. West Indies innings: End of over 16.1, West Indies 131 for 2: Riding on a scintillating half-century by Lendl Simmons, West Indies crushed Zimbabwe by eight wickets in their first Twenty20 match...
  • West Indies sweep Zimbabwe 3-0 in ODI series February 27, 2013

    Grenada: Left-hander Darren Bravo struck a composed, unbeaten 72 Tuesday as the West Indies cruised to a 3-0 clean sweep over Zimbabwe in their one-day cricket series with a five-wicket victory in the third and final match at the National Stadium. Bravo's 103-ball knock guided the host to 215-5 off...
  • Masakadza, Stirling power Sylhet to win January 23, 2013

    Khulna: Hamilton Masakadza and Paul Stirling powered Sylhet Royals to a six-wicket victory over Khulna Royal Bengals in the Bangladesh Premier League match (BPL) here on Wednesday. This was Sylhet third win in a row in this edition of the BPL. Masakadza scored 52 off 49 balls that included six boundaries...