Zimbabwe

  • Australia return to Zimbabwe for one-day tournament 10-04-2014 10:25 PM

    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...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Chigumbura keeps Zimbabwe in the hunt 21-03-2014 02:02 PM

    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,...
  • World T20 Qualifiers, Zim vs UAE: as it happened 21-03-2014 10:18 AM

    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...
  • WT20: Zimbabwe beat Netherlands to stay in hunt for main draw 19-03-2014 06:45 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, World Twenty20, Match 7 19-03-2014 02:07 PM

    (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...
  • Paul Stirling fifty helps Ireland seal three-wicket win over Zimbabwe 17-03-2014 07:31 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: World T20 Qualifiers, Ireland vs Zimbabwe 17-03-2014 02:10 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Ireland won the toss and have opted to bowl against Zimbabwe. Teams: Ireland: Porterfield, K O'Brien, Sorensen, Cusack, Stirling, Joyce, Wilson, Dockrell, Thompson, McBrine, Poynter Zimbabwe: Taylor, Masakadza, Sibanda, Chigumbura, Maruma, Raza, Utseya, Panyangara, Williams, Chatara, Kamungozi ...
  • Zimbabwe: At best a main-round appearance for Test minnows? 15-03-2014 04:18 PM

    After months of tussle between the board and players over non-payment, Zimbabwe finally gathered themselves to travel for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Seven years ago, the Test minnows from Africa made waves in the format when they beat the mighty Australia at the inaugural edition of the World Twenty20...
  • World T20: Bangladesh, Zimbabwe win respective warm-up games 14-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Dhaka: Hosts Bangladesh and Zimbabwe won their respective warm-up matches ahead of the upcoming ICC World T20 with Hong Kong beating four-time World Cup participants The Netherlands. Bangladesh beat Ireland by 44 runs in a one-sided encounter in which skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib al Hasan blasted unbeaten half-centuries. Bangladesh...
  • Zimbabwe name World T20 squad after players strike 21-02-2014 03:57 PM

    Harare: Zimbabwe called up spinner Tafadzwa Kamungozi for the World Twenty20 and finally submitted their squad on Friday following a player strike that put the team's participation in doubt. Kamungozi's inclusion was the only major surprise from Zimbabwe. The 26-year-old leg spinner played the last of his four one-day internationals...
  • U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka, South Africa reach quarter-finals 16-02-2014 10:45 PM

    Dubai: Sri Lanka and South Africa progressed to the quarter-finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup after recording contrasting victories, here on Sunday. Sri Lanka overcame 1998 champion England by one wicket at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in a match of fluctuating fortunes to become the first side from Group...
  • U-19 WC: England, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe win 14-02-2014 09:13 PM

    Dubai: A 151-run fourth wicket partnership between Ed Barnard and Ben Duckett provided 1998 champions England a solid start in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup as they defeated the hosts United Arab Emirates by 213 runs in Abu Dhabi today. In the other matches of the day, West Indies...
  • Australia to tour Zimbabwe for 1st time in a decade 14-02-2014 05:40 PM

    Harare: Australia's cricket team will tour Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade to play a triangular one-day series that also will involve South Africa. The tournament is likely to be scheduled for July or August, around the time South Africa were meant to visit their African neighbour for...
  • Zimbabwe cricketers on strike again 10-02-2014 05:43 PM

    Harrare: Zimbabwe's cricketers have gone on strike again and refused to start a domestic Twenty20 tournament after payments promised by the national board weren't received. Players on Monday decided to boycott the six-day T20 competition after a meeting at Harare Sports Club, the venue for the tournament. Zimbabwe Cricket had...
  • Zimbabwe cricketers agree to end strike, says coach Waller 03-02-2014 09:58 PM

    Harare: Zimbabwe's cricketers have agreed to end their boycott over unpaid wages and are returning to training after being promised money by next week, coach Andy Waller said on Monday. Waller told The Associated Press that the national squad will gather on Tuesday for fielding practice and fitness tests after...
  • Zimbabwe turn down South Africa Test 27-01-2014 11:36 PM

    Harare: Crippled by a player strike and facing serious financial difficulties, Zimbabwe's cricket board has turned down a one-off Test against South Africa before the top-ranked South Africans host Australia next month. Zimbabwe Cricket spokesman Lovemore Banda says the Zimbabweans weren't able to accept the offer and will instead play...
  • Striking Zimbabwe cricketers hope for solution 15-01-2014 09:24 AM

    Harare: Zimbabwe's unpaid and frustrated cricketers will have a second meeting with their board chairman to try to end a two-month strike that has already caused the cancellation of Afghanistan's first overseas tour. Captain Brendan Taylor told on Tuesday that players met with Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka over the...
  • Zimbabwe man fistfights crocodile to save child 27-12-2013 09:49 PM

    Harare: A villager fought a crocodile with his bare hands to free his son from its jaws in northeastern rural Mutoko, state media in Zimbabwe said on Friday. The Herald newspaper reported Tafadzwa Kachere and his 11-year-old son Tapiwa were trying to cross a river on Christmas eve when the...
  • Afghanistan team to tour Zimbabwe next month 12-12-2013 11:03 AM

    Kabul: Afghanistan will travel to Zimbabwe next month, an official said on Wednesday, marking the fast-improving side's first international series tour hosted by a full member of the ICC governing body. The series, planned for the end of January, is part of the team's development programme ahead of the World...
  • Deepak Hooda's all-round show helps India thrash Zimbabwe by 148 runs 23-09-2013 05:52 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Deepak Hooda produced a fine all-round performance to help the Indian Under-19 cricket team register a comprehensive 148-run win over Zimbabwe in the opening match of the Quadrangular Under-19 One-Day Series, here Monday. Hooda sizzled with the bat smashing an unbeaten 83 and then grabbed two for 37 with...
  • Whatmore confident of Pakistan's resurgence 23-09-2013 05:49 PM

    Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore admitted on Monday he was "embarrassed" by his side's Test defeat to minnows Zimbabwe but insisted they could bounce back against South Africa. Pakistan lost the second Test against Zimbabwe by 24 runs earlier this month to leave the two-match series tied at 1-1, a result...
  • Zimbabwe: 40-year-old man finds 8-ft crocodile hiding under his bed 18-09-2013 08:43 AM

    A 40-year-old man in Zimbabwe got the shock of his life when he woke up in the morning to discover a massive 8-foot-long crocodile hiding under his bed. The crocodile sneaked into the Humani lodge, Zimbabwe and spent the entire night lying quietly, just centimetres beneath an oblivious Guy Whittall....
  • Zimbabwe players achieve career-best rankings 15-09-2013 04:58 PM

    Dubai: Their historic Test win over Pakistan has propelled Zimbabwe's cricketers to best-ever ICC rankings with skipper Brendan Taylor zooming up 15 rungs to be at a career-best 25th in the latest list issued on Sunday. Taylor's rise came following knocks of 51 and 27 in the Harare Test, which...
  • Former Pakistan greats demand change after Harare defeat 15-09-2013 03:44 PM

    Former Pakistan cricket greats and fans demanded a new national team captain and coach on Sunday after an embarrassing defeat against minnows Zimbabwe in the Harare Test. Zimbabwe, who only started playing Tests in 2011 after a six-year exile due to lack of players and facilities, pulled off an upset...
  • Former Pakistan players want Misbah, Whatmore removed 14-09-2013 08:24 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's shock defeat to lowly ranked Zimbabwe in the second Test match on Saturday has led to calls for the sacking of captain Misbah-ul-Haq and coach Dav Whatmore and for radical changes in the cricket set-up. Pakistan slipped to number six in the ICC Test rankings after managing a...
  • Zimbabwe end 12-year drought with epic Test win 14-09-2013 08:17 PM

    You didn't have to be a fan of Zimbabwean cricket to be moved to emotion when Prosper Utseya collected the ball at the nonstriker's end and broke the stumps to run out Pakistan's last man Rahat Ali off the last ball of the 81st over of an unforgettable Test match....
  • Pakistan go to 6th in ICC rankings after shock loss to Zimbabwe 14-09-2013 06:43 PM

    Dubai: As if the stunning loss to minnows Zimbabwe was not enough, Pakistan were pushed two rungs down the ladder to sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Saturday. Zimbabwe pulled off a historic 24-run win in the second and final Test of the series against Pakistan at...
  • Zimbabwe end 12-year drought with epic Test win 14-09-2013 05:36 PM

    You didn't have to be a fan of Zimbabwean cricket to be moved to emotion when Prosper Utseya collected the ball at the nonstriker's end and broke the stumps to run out Pakistan's last man Rahat Ali off the last ball of the 81st over of an unforgettable Test match....
  • Chatara takes five as Zimbabwe register stunning win over Pakistan 14-09-2013 05:12 PM

    Harare: Zimbabwe took two wickets in three balls to seal their first win over Pakistan in 15 years on the final day of the second Test on Saturday, claiming victory by a narrow 24 runs to draw the series 1-1. Tendai Chatara finished with 5-61 as Pakistan was bowled out...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test day 5 14-09-2013 01:01 PM

    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...