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  • Zimbabwe fire cricket coach after whitewash loss 3 hours 54 minutes ago

    Zimbabwe have sacked cricket coach Stephen Mangongo following the team's whitewash defeat in Bangladesh. Zimbabwe lost all three Tests and five ODIs in Bangladesh, sparking an uproar among fans. Zimbabwe Cricket board chairman Wilson Manase said a new coach will be hired before the new year, alongside a specialist batting coach. Former...
  • 5th ODI: Taijul, Mahmudullah help Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets December 1, 2014

    Dhaka: Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam became the first bowler to claim a hat trick on his debut in limited-overs international cricket on Monday as Bangladesh completed a 5-0 series win against Zimbabwe. Bangladesh won the fifth match by five wickets. Islam's 4-11 helped Bangladesh dismiss Zimbabwe for 128 in 30 overs before...
  • Bangladesh's Taijul Islam grabs hat-trick on ODI debut December 1, 2014

    Young Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam on Monday became the first bowler in history to claim a hat-trick on his debut in one-day cricket, achieving the feat against Zimbabwe in Dhaka. The 22-year-old left-armer bowled Tinashe Panyangara off the last ball of the 27th over and then trapped John Nyumbu leg-before and...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 5th ODI December 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal , Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Abul Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Taijul Islam, Jubair Hossain Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Elton Chigumbura (c), Solomon Mire, Timycen...
  • 4th ODI: Mushfiqur Rahim shines in Bangladesh's victory over Zimbabwe November 28, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh were on the verge of sweeping Zimbabwe in their one-day international series after winning the fourth match by 21 runs on Friday. The bowlers put up a disciplined performance for the hosts to lead the series 4-0, restricting Zimbabwe to 235 for 8 after the batsmen helped them to...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 4th ODI November 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abul Hasan, Jubair Hossain, Rubel Hossain Zimbabwe: Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan...
  • Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI, win series November 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh clinched the one-day international series against Zimbabwe with two games to spare after a comfortable 124-run win in the third match on Wednesday. It was Bangladesh's biggest win by margin against Zimbabwe, eclipsing a 121-run victory in 2013 at Bulawayo. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 173 in pursuit of Bangladesh's...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI November 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh lead the series 2-0. PLAYING XIs: BANGLADESH: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam ZIMBABWE: Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Regis...
  • 2nd ODI: Anamul, Arafat shine as Bangladesh sink Zimbabwe November 23, 2014

    Opening batsmen Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal each struck a half-century to set up an easy 68-run win for Bangladesh in the second one-day international against Zimbabwe in Chittagong on Sunday. Anamul made 80 off 110 balls while Tamim cracked 76 off 98 balls as Bangladesh posted 251-7 before dismissing Zimbabwe...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI November 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe Playing XIs: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva (wk), Elton Chigumbura (capt), Solomon Mire, Tinashe Panyangara, John Nyumbu, Tendai Chatara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib...
  • 1st ODI: Shakib hits ton as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 87 runs November 21, 2014

    Chittagong: Shakib Al Hasan became the 12th cricketer to smash a century and claim four wickets in a one-day international as Bangladesh comfortably beat Zimbabwe by 87 runs in the series opener on Friday. The allrounder picked up 4 for 41 to help Bangladesh bowl the visitors out for 194 after...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI November 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Zimbabwe opted to field against Bangladesh. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza(capt), Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura(capt),...
  • 3rd Test: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 186 runs to complete a 3-0 whitewash November 16, 2014

    Chittagong: Bangladesh completed their first ever 3-0 series sweep, and only their third ever series victory, as they cruised to a 186-run win over Zimbabwe on the fifth day of the third Test on Sunday. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 262 chasing an unlikely 449 runs for victory as the Bangladeshi...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 5 November 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh are on course for a 3-0 series sweep after setting Zimbabwe a winning target of 449 runs on the fourth day of the third Test on Saturday. Zimbabwe reached 71 for 1 at stumps. Sikandar Raza is on 43...
  • 3rd Test: Bangladesh set Zimbabwe 449 to win November 15, 2014

    Chittagong: Bangladesh are on course for a 3-0 series sweep after setting Zimbabwe a winning target of 449 runs on the fourth day of the third Test on Saturday. The African nation's highest successful run chase was 162 against Pakistan in 1998. Zimbabwe reached 71 for 1 at stumps. Sikandar Raza is...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 4 November 15, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Bangladesh reached 23 for 0 without trouble and extended their lead to 152 after bowling out Zimbabwe for 374 on the third day. Imrul Kayes was batting on 11 with Tamim Iqbal on 8 at stumps, as Bangladesh...
  • 3rd Test: Bangladesh lead Zimbabwe by 152 runs after Day 3 November 14, 2014

    Chittagong: Bangladesh reached 23-0 without trouble and extended their lead to 152 after bowling out Zimbabwe for 374 on the third day of the third Test on Friday. Imrul Kayes was batting on 11 with Tamim Iqbal on 8 at stumps, as Bangladesh chase a first 3-0 series sweep. Legspinner Jubair Hossain...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 3 November 14, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: 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. Opener Sikandar Raza remained unbeaten on 54 and Hamilton Masakadza was on 51 as the...
  • 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...