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'Fine lines' cost Zimbabwe - Hamilton Masakadza
Zimbabwe's captain felt the result could have been different had a couple of moments - including the third umpire adjudging Saifuddin not out when Ervine claimed a low catch - gone his side's way

Imrul 144 gives Bangladesh emphatic win
His 127-run stand with No. 9 Saifuddin set the tone for a competitive score before their spinners applied the choke

'Used to the unpredictability of Mirpur pitch' - Mashrafe
In the last three years, teams have struggled to push the scoring rate under lights thus making it more favourable for teams batting first

Zimbabwe seek ODI turnaround against depleted Bangladesh
With Bangladesh walking wounded in the absence of two of their seniormost players in Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, Zimbabwe may sense an opportunity

Soumya Sarkar, pacers crush Zimbabweans
Only Hamilton Masakadza looked in touch with a steady century while the rest of the batting order crumbled

Brandon Mavuta, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams get Mzansi Super League gigs
Surprisingly, Brendan Taylor went unpicked but he will be part of the Abu Dhabi T10 League that overlaps with the MSL

Incessant rain forces washout of final South Africa-Zimbabwe T20I
A heavily waterlogged outfield meant even the toss didn't happen and South Africa won the series 2-0

South Africa could rest du Plessis for final T20I
Zimbabwe's batting has let them down on the tour so far, while the home side have gained valuable insights into their bench strength

Bowlers set up crushing win as South Africa seal series
Having elected to bat, Zimbabwe had got off to a quick start, but regular wickets from South Africa's seamers meant they couldn't post more than 132

Can Zimbabwe batsmen back their bowlers to end losing streak?
South Africa will be watching their new batsmen keenly after their top and middle order was patchy in the initial ODIs

Brandon Mavuta, Rising Star of Zimbabwe cricket?
The 21-year-old legspinning-allrounder has changed the dynamics in virtually every passage of play he has been part of on Zimbabwe's tour of South Africa

Tahir five-for and van der Dussen's debut fifty keep Zimbabwe winless
SA were given a tiny scare when Moor and Mavuta gave Zimbabwe a late impetus, but a clinical bowling at the death skittled the visitors for 126

Can South Africa crack code T20 with a bolstered line-up?
South Africa have lost more T20Is than they have won in the last two years, cycling through four captains and no less than 28 players

Sean Williams still haunted by World Cup Qualifiers failure
The Zimbabwe allrounder says he and the team are still in anguish over the three-run loss against UAE at home that ended their World Cup dreams

Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada complete South Africa's 3-0 whitewash of Zimbabwe
The two quicks picked up three wickets each before fifties from Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen steered South Africa home

Onus on South Africa's batsmen to settle into 'Vision 2019'
Time is running out for Elgar, Hendricks and Zondo to make their mark, especially now that du Plessis has recovered from injury

Steyn's all-round show, Tahir hat-trick flatten Zimbabwe
On his return to ODI cricket, Steyn top-scored with 60 then took two wickets, before Tahir cleaned up with 6 for 24 to seal the series for South Africa

South Africa, Zimbabwe look to solve middle-order issues
They could be helped by a batting-friendly pitch in Bloemfontein, where England smashed 399 for 9 in February 2016

Dale Steyn directs, Lungi Ngidi delivers
Ngidi tipped his hat to Dale Steyn, who didn't play the opening ODI but is in the squad and seems to be embracing the mentor role envisioned by the coach

Bowlers, Klaasen take South Africa to five-wicket win
The Zimbabwe bowlers made South Africa toil in the 118-run chase before Klaasen's 44 gave the hosts 1-0 lead in the three-match series

Injury-hit SA work towards Mission 2019 against 'rough diamonds' Zimbabwe
The three-match ODI series kicks off in Kimberley, with the hosts taking on a rejuvenated Zimbabwe side boosted by the return of three key players

Coach Rajput confident of Zimbabwe pushing South Africa
With several senior players returning to the fold, the coach is confident his team will put on a better show than they have in the recent past

Raza, ZC mend contractual differences
The allrounder, who had lost his central contract last month for a breach of agreement, will travel with the national squad to Bangladesh next month

Heath Streak applies for Zimbabwe Cricket to be dissolved
The former Zimbabwe coach submitted a court application asking for the board to be liquidated in order for it to pay its debts

Taylor, Williams back in Zimbabwe squad; Raza not picked
Hamilton Masakadza retains captaincy across all formats for the South Africa and Bangladesh tours

Sikandar Raza not given Zimbabwe contract
The board claimed the batsman had breached terms of their previous agreement and that he was not deserving of a contract

Zimbabwe quick Blessing Muzarabani signs for Northamptonshire
Blessing Muzarabani has joined Northamptonshire on a three-year Kolpak deal after quitting international duty

Laws of cricket available in African language for first time
Copies now available in isiXhosa, one of South Africa's 11 official languages and one of Zimbabwe's 16 official languages

Knee surgery rules Zimbabwe's Cremer out for eight weeks
The former captain will miss the team's tour of South Africa in September and also the one to Bangladesh in October

Sean Ervine makes his 'biggest decision' and calls time
His decision came two matches into a loan deal with Derbyshire after his opportunities at Hampshire dried up and he led the team off at the end of their game with Kent

Lalchand Rajput confirmed as Zimbabwe head coach
Rajput was hired by three months ago as interim head coach, and has now secured the job on a long-term basis

Muzarabani quits Zimbabwe for cricket in England
The 21-year-old fast bowler is likely to move to England in a bid to give his career a new boost

Zimbabwe Cricket decides not to renew staff contracts as restructure begins
In a release, the board said that "tough decisions" were required to preserve cricket in Zimbabwe

Talks with Zimbabwe Cricket 'moving forward' - Brendan Taylor
Zimbabwe's players are awaiting salaries for four months along with match fees backdated to August 2017, and their payment could be made by August 3

ICC to help Zimbabwe Cricket settle outstanding player dues
The payment is part of the ICC's package of measures to help the debt-stricken board get back on its feet

ZC unable to clear dues by the promised July 25 deadline
Board says ICC's controlled spending plan has "slowed down release of expected funds", but both organisations working on fast-tracking some monies towards salaries as an exception

Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam tons help Pakistan rout Zimbabwe 5-0
Zimbabwe never really looked to be in pursuit of Pakistan's 364; they eventually batted out the 50 overs for the loss of four wickets

Fakhar's 210* secures Pakistan's 244-run win
Pakistan smashed their highest-ever ODI score and then won by the second-biggest margin in terms of runs

Pakistan look for fourth straight win over dispirited Zimbabwe
The hosts are looking to avoid a repeat of the chastening defeat in the third ODI, in which they were bowled out for 67

Faheem five-for razes Zimbabwe in record win
Pakistan's win with 40.1 overs to spare is their biggest in a chase; seal series 3-0

Pakistan aim to seal series against depleted Zimbabwe
Pakistan will once more be overwhelming favourites, with victory wrapping up the five-match series at the earliest possible opportunity

Fakhar Zaman 117* as Pakistan cruise to big win
Pakistan's fast bowlers impressed in overcast conditions after Zimbabwe had elected to bat, giving their batsmen only 195 to chase

Humbled Zimbabwe yearn for validation against mighty Pakistan
A result margin of 201 runs has strengthened the perception of the mismatch between the two sides, but Zimbabwe have nothing to lose, which could prove to be their biggest weapon

Malcolm Waller pulls out of Zimbabwe's ODI squad
Correspondence between the batsman's lawyer and Zimbabwe Cricket has cited labour-practice concerns as the reason for his withdrawal

Imam's 128 leads Pakistan to first ODI win in 2018
Shadab's career-best 4 for 32 bundled Zimbabwe out for the lowest ODI total in Bulawayo

Buoyant Pakistan overwhelming favourites against depleted Zimbabwe
Pakistan will be heavily favoured to break their ODI duck this year at the Queen's Sports Club in Bulawayo

Depleted Zimbabwe pick three more rookies
The uncapped Liam Roche, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Ryan Murray have been included in the ODI squad for the Pakistan series

Maxwell, Head bail Australia out in thrilling finish
A century partnership between Travis Head and Glenn Maxwell - the latter smashing an explosive 56 - helped Australia complete the 152-run chase off the penultimate ball of the game with five wickets in hand

Mire comes full circle with career best at home ground
Solomon Mire, who broke the record for the highest individual score by a Zimbabwean in T20I cricket, said he wasn't distracted by the prospect of reaching a century

Zimbabwe knocked out despite Solomon Mire's 94
Zimbabwe run the No. 1 side close, only to be undone by Sarfraz Ahmed's calm as Pakistan enter final

Long-suffering Zimbabwe fans turn on team, ZC - but Aaron Finch wins support
Zimbabwe fans at Harare Sports Club were seen cheering on Aaron Finch after expressing their dissatisfaction with the home team

Finch record 172 in Australia's biggest T20I win
A record partnership of 223 and a record T20I individual score of 172 - Aaron Finch and D'Arcy Short made a light snack of the Zimbabwean attack in the tri-series

Zimbabwe Cricket gets ICC lifeline
The ICC board has 'agreed a package of measures' that will allow ZC to pay its debt while still receiving funding 'on a controlled basis'

Donald Tiripano replaces injured Kyle Jarvis
The seamer was part of Zimbabwe's preparations ahead of the tri-series, playing for the Zimbabwe Select XI against Kenya and Zimbabwe Chairman's XI

ICC to limit players to three T20 leagues a year?
The ICC's Full Members are on the verge of clamping down on player participation in domestic T20 leagues, and may well also stop sanctioning such leagues in Associate countries

Jarvis taken for X-rays on bowling hand
It is suspected the fast bowler may have broken his thumb going for a catch at the long-on boundary

Fakhar, Asif lead rout of Zimbabwe in tri-series opener
A career-best 61 from Fakhar Zaman, along with contributions from Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali at the death, handed Zimbabwe a 74-run drubbing in Harare

Calm Masakadza turns focus back on the cricket
The newly appointed Zimbabwe captain says he will try to block out all of his side's off-field troubles in the tri-series against Pakistan and Australia

Crisis-ridden Zimbabwe can't expect sympathy
With as many as five frontline players missing for various reasons, the home team will run into Pakistan - the format's No. 1 side

Taylor, Cremer, Williams pull out of T20I tri-series
More players could withdraw from the tri-series against Australia and Pakistan following an ongoing player-board fracas over non-payment of salaries

Brendan Taylor being targeted unfairly - Tatenda Taibu
The former Zimbabwe captain and convener of selectors has severely criticised the current administration for their treatment of players

What the FTP holds for Afghanistan, Ireland and Zimbabwe
Test cricket's newest entrants will almost exclusively play only one-off Tests, while Zimbabwe will face India after 14 years

Raza, Taylor absent from Zimbabwe T20I squad
Also missing were Graeme Cremer, who was sacked as captain in March, and batsmen Sean Williams and Craig Ervine.

Zimbabwe Cricket assures players of salaries by end of July
Meanwhile, Titan Law, the firm that represents the Zimbabwe players, says it has resurrected the players' association that was disbanded in 2015

Uncertainty continues to cloud Zimbabwe T20 tri-series
A section of Zimbabwe players have threatened to boycott the series unless their match fees dating back to their tour of Sri Lanka last year are settled

Zimbabwe players likely to call off protest and play in tri-series next month
They may call the protest off despite not being paid outstanding salaries and match fees from their tour to Sri Lanka last July

Another Zimbabwe cricket official charged with breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code
Enock Ikope is a director of Zimbabwe Cricket and the chairman of the Harare association where the suspended Rajan Nayar worked

Graeme Cremer, Sikandar Raza left out of T20 practice matches
Zimbabwe Cricket has named two 15-man squads, including most of their national players, to feature in a three-team 20-over tournament, including Kenya

Zimbabwe players threaten to boycott T20 tri-series
The players are owed three months' salary and match fees from their tour of Sri Lanka last July and have already opted not to train ahead of the tri-series with Australia and Pakistan as a first sign of protest

Rajput appointed short-term Zimbabwe head coach
The former Afghanistan coach is on a three-month deal, which might be extended based on results

Hasnain steps down as Zimbabwe Cricket MD
ZC managing director Faisal Hasnain has stepped down from his post, citing the failure to qualify for the World Cup a major reason

Australia and Pakistan to play tri-series in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe will combine tours of Australia and Pakistan into a T20I triangular series, followed by five ODIs against Pakistan

Calling me a racist is preposterous and laughable - Streak
Heath Streak robustly defended himself against allegations of racism as the fallout from the World Cup Qualifier continues

Zimbabwe Cricket sacks captain Cremer and all coaching staff
After giving them an ultimatum to step down, Zimbabwe Cricket has sacked the entire coaching staff following an unsuccessful World Cup qualifier campaign

ICC suspends Zimbabwe official for 20 years
Rajan Nayar pleads guilty to approaching Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer with intent to improperly influence the course of an international match

Man-of-the-Series award a 'painful reminder' - Raza
The heartbroken allrounder used his platform while accepting his trophy in Harare to say that it would remind him of the "15 million dreams that we crushed"

Four takeaways from the World Cup Qualifiers
As one of the most competitive ICC tournaments in recent times comes to a close, we take a look at four big talking points from the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe

Guys are shattered in the change room - Cremer
With his team's World Cup dreams all but shattered, a devastated Zimbabwe captain lamented the two missed opportunities to qualify against West Indies and UAE

UAE all but end Zimbabwe's World Cup dream
Chasing 230 in 40 overs in a rain-affected match, Zimbabwe went into the last over needing 15, but managed only 11

Leaking 20-30 runs in the field hurt us - Taylor
Brendan Taylor blamed Zimbabwe's lapses in the field for their four-wicket defeat to West Indies even though he felt they had posted a "good total"

Holder, Samuels take West Indies closer to World Cup
Brendan Taylor's belligerent century went in vain as West Indies recorded their fifth-highest successful chase in ODI history

Sikandar Raza and spinners subdue Ireland
Sikandar Raza overcame a slower-than-usual Harare pitch to rally Zimbabwe from 139 for 7 to 211 for 9, and put them on top of the Super Sixes table

Zimbabwe 'dodged a bullet there' - Cremer
Graeme Cremer accepted that Scotland had the game in the bag before Blessing Muzarabani took the last wicket standing to seal a tie

Muzarabani holds nerve to give Zimbabwe thrilling tie
With one to defend off the last over, the seamer started with a wide but then had Scotland's No. 11 Brad Wheal caught behind with his next delivery to spark wild celebrations

Zimbabwe make it three wins in three
Despite stalling late in their innings, Zimbabwe put up a total that proved to be well out of Hong Kong's reach

Brian Vitori suspended from bowling for third time
The Zimbabwe seamer's action has been reported again, four matches after he was cleared to resume bowling following a 12-month ban

We have to give 15 million people something to cheer about - Raza
During their nail-biting victory against Afghanistan, Zimbabwe were lifted by the strong support from a huge crowd in Bulawayo, especially when their spirits were down

Zimbabwe hang on to clinch two-run thriller
Afghanistan were cruising in their chase of 197 but then they collapsed, before their last wicket took them within touching distance of victory. But it wasn't to be.

Raza, Taylor tons power Zimbabwe to massive win
The pair added 173 for the fifth wicket to drive the hosts to a total of 380 for 6; Raza followed up with three wickets to help wrap up a 116-run win

Why is the ICC not streaming the World Cup qualifier?
Given the presence of four Full Members and the high-stakes nature of the tournament, good viewership figures can be expected, but bringing it to that audience might not yet be a cost-effective undertaking

Zimbabwe recall Williams, Cephas Zhuwao for World Cup qualifiers
Allrounder Ryan Burl and batsman Tarisai Musakanda, who were part of the squad against Afghanistan in the UAE, have been left out

Rashid Khan, top order give Afghanistan 4-1 series win
Fifties from Javed Ahmadi and Rahmat Shah, and the all-round brilliance of Rashid Khan, consigned Zimbabwe to a 146-run loss

Mujeeb's maiden five-for seals Afghanistan's series win
The mystery spinner did the bulk of the damage as Zimbabwe collapsed to 134 all out. It only took Afghanistan 21.1 overs to chase that down without loss, with Mohammad Shahzad and Ihsanullah making unbeaten half-centuries

Rashid's five-wicket haul dismantles Zimbabwe
The legspinner's variations skittled Zimbabwe for 154 in 34.3 overs, after which Rahmat Shah and Nasir Jamal secured the chase with fifties each

Cash crunch threatens to derail Zimbabwe's season
Pakistan are due to visit Zimbabwe for an all-format tour over July-August 2018, but there is a distinct possibility that the series may not go ahead at all

Taylor's first ton after return levels series
In a direct reversal of the first ODI, Zimbabwe piled on 333 for 5 before wiping out Afghanistan for 179 to consign them to their second-biggest ODI defeat

Afghanistan reach new heights with Rahmat Shah's century
Continuing their dominance over Zimbabwe, Afghanistan piled up their second-highest ODI total of 333 with Rahmat Shah's 114 off 110 balls the centerpiece of a resounding victory

Rashid, Mujeeb combine to secure 2-0 victory
Sikandar Raza's 26-ball 40 was not good enough as Zimbabwe lost for the second night in a row in Sharjah

Rashid trips up Zimbabwe, Nabi seals the deal
An all-round effort from the bowlers restricted Zimbabwe to a below-par score in Sharjah, following which Nabi's 27-ball blitz ensured Afghanistan chased the target down with more than five overs to spare

Vitori returns to Zimbabwe squad for Afghanistan series
Ryan Burl also returns for Zimbabwe's limited-overs series against Afghanistan

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