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  • 1st Test: Bangladesh hold nerve to beat Zimbabwe by 3 wickets 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, Triseries final September 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the Toss and opted to field. Team News: Duminy and Morkel overcome injury scare to be in SA lineup that has one change: Imran Tahir comes in for Rilee Rossouw. Australia bring in Faulkner for Richardson. Playing...
  • Morkel, Duminy in doubt for triseries final against Australia September 5, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel and allrounder JP Duminy will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Saturday's triangular series final against Australia in Harare. South Africa, who have already lost allrounder Ryan McLaren to injury in the series, will give the players until just before the start of...
  • Australia have the edge over South Africa, says Mitchell Johnson September 5, 2014

    Predictability will meet adaptability when South Africa face Australia in Saturday's triangular series final in Harare at least according to Mitchell Johnson. Days after fracturing South Africa all rounder Ryan McLaren's right arm, the Australian quick has ramped up the mind games after the Proteas saw off Zimbabwe on Thursday...
  • Arm break signals Mitchell Johnson's intimidating form September 5, 2014

    Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson is continuing his fearsome reputation ahead of the next Ashes series after breaking a South African batsman's arm during the ongoing oneday triseries in Zimbabwe. Johnson, 32, who destroyed England in Australia's 50 Ashes sweep at home last southern summer, left allrounder Ryan McLaren with a hairline...
  • Triseries: South Africa cruise past Zimbabwe to enter final September 4, 2014

    Harrare: South Africa eased to a 63run win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and will play Australia in the oneday international triseries final at Harare Sports Club. Faf du Plessis hit his third century in four games to take South Africa to 2716 batting first and just about guarantee them a place...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Match 6, Triseries September 4, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field first against Soith Africa in match six of the triangular series. Teams: South Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers(c), David Miller,...
  • Faf du Plessis fills Jacques Kallis void, says can get even better September 3, 2014

    Faf du Plessis has cemented his number three position in South Africa's oneday international (ODI) lineup with successive centuries against Australia but the batsmen believes he can get even better before next year's World Cup. "I'm hitting the ball nicely, but I feel I can still improve quite a bit," he...
  • Triseries, Match 5: Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs to reach final September 2, 2014

    Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs in their triangular series oneday international on Tuesday as Mitchell Marsh served up a matchwinning display with bat and ball. The big victory stopped Australia's minislump of two straight losses and put them into Saturday's final of the threeteam tournament at Harare Sports Club....
  • Injured Michael Clarke rules out ODI retirement September 2, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has dismissed any suggestions he might quit one day cricket after returning home from Zimbabwe tour with a hamstring injury. The 33yearold strained his hamstring in training before a oneday tournament against Zimbabwe and South Africa in Harare following a long break from the game and was...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, Triseries, Match 5 September 2, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: South Africa won the toss and opted to field. Team News: Australia have made three changes. Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson and Kane Richardson are back for them. Michael Clarke has been ruled out while Ben Cutting and James Faulkner...
  • Triseries: Australia face South Africa after Zimbabwe shock September 2, 2014

    Harare: Australia must overcome the embarrassment of losing to Zimbabwe and the departure of captain Michael Clarke to injury when they take on South Africa in the fifth match of a oneday triangular series on Tuesday. Clarke's hamstring problem flared up during his innings of 68 against Zimbabwe on Sunday, and...
  • Zimbabwe humiliation rips open Australian scars September 1, 2014

    Australia's shock oneday international defeat to minnows Zimbabwe has raised alarm bells five months before the country cohosts the World Cup while exposing the team's continued struggles to master spin bowling. Coming off a long break following Test series wins against England and South Africa, Australia arrived in Harare for the...
  • Injured Michael Clarke returns home after Zimbabwe loss September 1, 2014

    Sydney: Captain Michael Clarke will return home on Tuesday after aggravating a hamstring injury during Australia's embarrassing oneday international loss to Zimbabwe in Harare, Cricket Australia said. Clarke's sore left hamstring had kept him out of Australia's first two games of the series, which also involves South Africa, and it flared...
  • Triseries, Match 4: Zimbabwe end 31year wait, stun Australia by 3 wickets August 31, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time in 31 years on Sunday as captain Elton Chigumbura's 52 not out led his team to a famous threewicket win in the ODI triangular series. Opposite number Michael Clarke also made an unbeaten halfcentury for Australia but reinjured his hamstring in only his...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Australia, Triseries, Match 4 August 31, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Australia won the toss and opted to bat. Michael Clarke comes back in place of Steven Smith. Teams: Australia: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Clarke(c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin(w), James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Mitchell...
  • Australia skipper Michael Clarke set to return for Zimbabwe clash August 30, 2014

    Harare: Michael Clarke is hoping to recover from a hamstring injury in time to lead Australia against Zimbabwe in Sunday's triangular series clash in Harare. Clarke missed Australia's first two games of the competition, in which they have beaten Zimbabwe by 198 runs and then lost to South Africa by seven...
  • Triseries: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs, earn bonus point August 29, 2014

    Harare: South Africa's bowlers delivered a 61run win over Zimbabwe as Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren took three wickets each to bowl the hosts out for 170 in the triangular oneday series on Friday. South Africa were kept to a mediocre total of 231 at Harare Sports Club but were saved...
  • As it happened, Triseries: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 3rd ODI August 29, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for ballbyball commentary) TOSS: Zimbabwe decided to field. South Africa have rested skipper AB de Villiers; Hashim Amla to lead the side. PLAYING XIs: ZIMBABWE: Sikandar Raza, Tino Mawoyo, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor (wk), Elton Chigumbura (c), Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams, Prosper Utseya, John...
  • Triseries, Match 3: Zimbabwe struggle ahead of South Africa clash August 29, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe must overcome the discord in their camp as well as a skill handicap when they take on South Africa in a oneday 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...