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Four-day Test to have 98 overs a day
Also, the follow-on mark will come down from 200 to 150 as per the playing conditions for four-day games

Ireland, Afghanistan set to play consistent Test cricket
Both countries will play a combined total of 29 Tests in the next cycle of the Future Tours Programme

Zimbabwe pick uncapped Muzarabani, Burl for South Africa Test
While Muzarabani, the 21-year-old fast bowler, has played only five first-class matches, left-hand batsman Ryan Burl has the experience of nine ODIs

ZC postpones domestic cricket amid cash shortage
The board was only able to pay 50% of November salaries and also indicated December salaries would be delayed

Grant Flower optimistic about Zimbabwe cricket in post-Mugabe era
The former Zimbabwe batsman believes that at the very least more talent will remain in, and start coming back to, the country

Afghanistan, Zimbabwe to play limited-overs series in February 2018
Both boards are in talks to play a Test as well, which Zimbabwe Cricket would prefer taking place after the World Cup qualifiers in March

Cremer target of potentially corrupt approach
An ICC investigation is underway after he reported the approach, which was made ahead of the first Test against West Indies last month

Zimbabwe to scale back on Test cricket at home
While they are committed to keep playing the longest format, preferably overseas, hosting teams has been leading to troubling financial losses

'Pitch was better than we thought' - Cremer
The Zimbabwe captain said his side could have made a sporting declaration but "it was probably not a wicket where you can bowl a side out in 30 overs"

Streak, Law call for 'more than two reviews' per innings
Debate heats up after both West Indies and Zimbabwe were denied crucial wickets because of lack of reviews in Bulawayo Test

Cremer, Chakabva script Zimbabwe's great escape
The eighth-wicket pair blunt West Indies for 48.4 overs on final day after Raza heroics; visitors clinch series 1-0

Streak laments Zimbabwe's missed opportunity
From allowing Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich to put on 212 for the eighth wicket to the soft dismissals of Solomon Mire and Craig Ervine, day four in Bulawayo didn't go to plan for the hosts

Raza, Moor help Zimbabwe battle into fifth day
An unbroken 94-run stand for the fifth wicket helped Zimbabwe wipe out the deficit and delay West Indies' push for a 2-0 series win

'Proud' Raza steps up as allrounder
After his fighting first-innings 80, Raza picked up his maiden Test five-for and said he was both proud and humbled by the achievement

Holder, Dowrich drive West Indies into the ascendancy
Record unbeaten eighth-wicket stand of 144 helps offset damage caused by Raza's five-for

You have to bowl slow to get wickets - Chisoro
Most of the left-arm spinner's success has come because he bowls flat and quick, but on Test debut, he realised he needed to change his ways

Powell, spinners gives West Indies slight advantage
West Indies' openers ground their way to 76 in almost 47 overs after Zimbabwe were carried to 326 by Hamilton Masakadza and Sikandar Raza

'Had hoped if I got another start, I would push through' - Masakadza
The Zimbabwe opener revived his team with Peter Moor, who was "quite surprised to be in the XI" after Sean Williams pulled up unwell

Masakadza's hundred lights up rain-hit day
The opener added 142 with PJ Moor, who made 52, to help Zimbabwe recover from the depths of 14 for 3

Cremer targets big runs in the first innings
Zimbabwe's lower-middle order had crumbled twice in the first Test, with nos. 5 - 8 making 36 runs in the first innings and 48 in the second

Zimbabwe seek to fix batting issues in bid to draw level
Zimbabwe are often a side that only really gets going a couple of games into a tour and the chastening experience of the first Test will likely spur greater resolve in what is a must-win game if they are to level the series

Zimbabwe Cricket cash crunch set to affect player, staff salaries
A memo circulated within the board informed employees that they would receive only half their October salaries and that ZC will "do its best to rectify the situation by end November 2017"

Streak urges more elite cricket for Zimbabwe
The side has played only 14 full international games this year, and seven of those were against Afghanistan and Scotland

Cremer rues first-innings batting meltdown
Zimbabwe captain feels situational awareness which they lack at the moment will only come if they play more Tests

West Indies go 1-0 up after Bishoo takes nine
Zimbabwe failed to capitalise on a promising start from their openers and Brendan Taylor, as they were all out during an extended final session on the fourth day

Wanted pitch to 'take seam out of the picture' - Jarvis
The Zimbabwe fast bowler said the most the hosts could hope for from the Bulawayo Test was a draw after the patience the West Indies batsmen showed on the third day

Brathwaite and Chase stretch WI's lead to 429
The two batsmen made fifties each and found support from the Hope brothers and Devendra Bishoo to steadily bat Zimbabwe out of the match

'Way too many soft dismissals' - Klusener
Zimbabwe's batting coach has said his team's aggressive approach against West Indies' bowlers was planned, but the execution was off

Bishoo five-for helps West Indies wrest control
Brathwaite and Kyle Hope's unbroken 63-run second-wicket stand leave Zimbabwe chasing the game on a 11-wicket day

Didn't expect so much turn on first day - Sean Williams
Zimbabwe had asked the curator for a spinning track but were surprised at how quickly it came into action

Spinners hand opening-day honours to Zimbabwe
The ball had gripped almost from the very first over of spin this morning, and continued to do so as Graeme Cremer carved up the West Indies batting line-up with 4 for 64

'We can perform better than we did in Sri Lanka' - Cremer
The Zimbabwe captain also believes the conditions in Bulawayo will negate the threat posed by West Indies' pace attack

Somerset's Byrom signs with Zimbabwe domestic side
The 20-year-old Zimbabwe-born batsman signs a winter deal with Rising Stars; move raises interest in whether he will make himself available for the national side

West Indies wary of resurgent Zimbabwe
The return of Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis will strengthen a Zimbabwe side that has already enjoyed a galvanising year, but West Indies' potent pace attack could give them the edge

Fifties for Powell, Kyle Hope help WI dominate final day

Taylor, Jarvis in Zimbabwe squad for West Indies Tests
Solomon Mire also returns and is set to debut; Tendai Chatara misses out due to injury

Gabriel, Cummins warm up with impressive efforts
Fast bowlers shine as West Indians build on a solid batting show in the first innings

Hope, Chase, Brathwaite tune up with fifties
West Indies kicked off their tour of Zimbabwe with a solid batting performance, putting up 301 for 6 on the first day of their warm-up match in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe to host World Cup qualifier in March 2018
The tournament will begin in March 2018, where ten teams play for the two spots left for the 2019 World Cup

South Africa to play Zimbabwe in inaugural four-day Test
The ICC Board has cleared the way for a trial of four-day Tests, which will run through to the 2019 World Cup

Zimbabwe to host West Indies for two Tests in October
Zimbabwe likely to be strengthened by the inclusion of Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis for series starting October 21

Jarvis leaves Lancashire to resume Zimbabwe career
Jarvis's return will be the completion of work started by Zimbabwe's convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu, to bring prominent internationals who chose to further their career elsewhere home

Zimbabwe Cricket unlikely to renew contract with Ntini
The former South Africa quick's contract as Zimbabwe's bowling coach is unlikely to be renewed when it expires in January next year, and he may even be released before that date

CSA's four-day Test plan against Zimbabwe likely to get ICC nod
CSA's request to grant Test status to a four-dayer between South Africa and Zimbabwe rests with the ICC, which will take a call on the matter in Board meetings in October

Harare-based Rising Stars added to Zimbabwe domestic set-up
The outfit will be made up of four international players and others who travelled to the UK as part of an academy squad under the watch of convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu

Taylor contracted with Zimbabwe Cricket again
Brendan Taylor could make his international comeback as early as next month after more than two years out of Zimbabwe colours

Taylor ends Nottinghamshire contract for family reasons
Brendan Taylor could be about to return to international cricket after ending his Nottinghamshire contract for family reasons with promotion still in the balance

Security made us feel like in a movie - du Plessis
The World XI captain spoke about how he initially wrestled with the idea of playing in Pakistan, before being put at ease by the comprehensive security arrangements

West Indies to open U-19 World Cup against New Zealand
The 22-day tournament will feature 16 teams and will be played between January 13 and February 3

Zimbabwe in talks with ICC to host World Cup qualifiers
With Bangladesh likely to qualify directly for the 2019 World Cup, the qualifying tournament might need to be played elsewhere - ZC hopes it can convince the ICC to stage it in Zimbabwe

Afghanistan closer to maiden Test, in talks with Zimbabwe for full series
The series, which is likely to comprise one Test, five ODIs and between two to three T20Is, could be played in either India or the UAE

Cremer proud despite 'rollercoaster of emotions'
Zimbabwe's captain said the team had chinks to work out - particularly with their bowling - and hoped this performance would get them the regular cricket needed for that

Dickwella asked me to keep talking to him - Gunaratne
Asela Gunaratne was the go-to man on Tuesday - for Niroshan Dickwella, with whom he put on 121, and for captain Dinesh Chandimal

When underdogs came painfully close
In the wake of Zimbabwe's defeat to Sri Lanka, after being in control for the best part of five days, we look at other instances where underdogs have fumbled positions of strength

Dickwella, Gunaratne star in record chase
Sri Lanka pursued 388 - the highest successful chase on the island - with fifties from Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne

Karunaratne urges positivity over survival
Seeing out Graeme Cremer and staying positive will reverse a little pressure and bring a mammoth 388 target within reach, according to Dimuth Karunaratne

Raza credits Klusener for batting revival
Raza also acknowledged continuity, a theory endorsed by head coach Heath Streak and chief selector Tatenda Taibu, for their recent upswing

Mendis solid, SL need 218 on final day
Graeme Cremer stuck himself into Sri Lanka's flesh on the fourth day, first making a stubborn 48 from No. 9, then claiming two wickets, as Zimbabwe dismissed three Sri Lankan batsmen in their defense of 388

ODI series win helped us mentally - Waller
Malcolm Waller believes confidence bred by the ODI series victory has bled into the Tests as well

Raza and Waller stretch Zimbabwe's lead to 262
Sikandar Raza's adventurous 97 not out helped Zimbabwe recover from 59 for 5 on the third day at Khettarama

'Lead will be a bonus' - Streak
With one eye on how difficult it will be to bat in the fourth inning in Colombo, Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak is keen on securing a first-innings lead

SL should have been in a better position - Herath
The left-arm spinner warned that batting last at Khettarama 'won't be easy' and suggested Sri Lanka should have done better with the bat

Sri Lanka batting lapses give Zimbabwe edge
A marathon spell from captain Graeme Cremer has allowed Zimbabwe to seriously think about securing a first-innings lead over Sri Lanka in Colombo

'Expected little more bounce' - Gurusinha
Sri Lanka's cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha said the team was slightly let down by lack of bounce and slow pace of the the R Premadasa Stadium surface

Ervine's 151* headlines Zimbabwe's day
A career-best unbeaten 151 from Craig Ervine held a resurgent Zimbabwe together on the first day at the Premadasa Stadium, lifting them from a shaky 70 for 4 to a stumps total of 344 for 8

Cremer backs Zimbabwe to counter Herath
Rangana Herath had taken 19 wickets in two Tests against Zimbabwe in 2016 - and that was away from home. Now, Zimbabwe have to battle him in his own backyard

'Goal is No. 1, but can't do that in a year' - Chandimal
Sri Lanka's new Test captain Dinesh Chandimal's objective is to take a languishing Sri Lanka side to the top of the rankings, but insisted on patience in their climb

Can confident Zimbabwe topple Chandimal's Sri Lanka?
Zimbabwe seem confident about beating Sri Lanka in their backyard for the first time in Tests, but new captain Dinesh Chandimal won't easily let that happen

One of the lowest points in my career - Mathews
Following the 2-3 defeat to Zimbabwe in the home ODI series, the Sri Lanka captain also suggested he will consider stepping down from the captaincy

Raza stars in historic series win
Zimbabwe bowled with venom, fielded with pep and batted with intelligence to win the deciding fifth ODI in Hambantota and stun Sri Lanka 3-2 for their first away series win since 2009

Zimbabwe hold the aces in series decider
With the series drawn level at 2-2, Zimbabwe will look to exploit Sri Lanka's bowling woes, while the hosts will rely on their in-form top order to clinch the series

'They probably didn't expect us to win' - Cremer
Having drawn the series level, the Zimbabwe captain said his side always believed they could chase down big totals and that the pressure will be more on Sri Lanka going into the decider

Calm Ervine helps Zimbabwe draw level
Sri Lanka managed only 300 for 6 after looking to post in excess of 350 at one stage. That Zimbabwe have only 301 to chase, in a bid to save the series, was courtesy a strong bowling effort in the death overs that included regular wickets

Zimbabwe need bowling revival to keep series alive
Zimbabwe must now win both remaining matches, if they are to avoid a series defeat, but a newly inspired Sri Lanka top order stands in their way

Gunathilaka, Dickwella thrash Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka's openers put on 229 and hit their maiden ODI hundreds in the same match as they hacked down a 300+ target more than two overs to spare

Pitch, crosswind challenges for teams in Hambantota
With ODI cricket returning to Hambantota for the first time since 2015, the nature of the pitch for the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe remains a mystery

Cremer rues absence of back-up plan against spin
The Zimbabwe captain was disappointed after a seven wicket defeat to Sri Lanka, saying his batsmen did not adjust to the change in the pitch on Sunday and play more straight-bat shots

Hasaranga hat-trick, Sandakan four; Zimbabwe 155
A new-look Sri Lanka spin attack hit the ground running to dismiss Zimbabwe for 155 and set up a seven-wicket win in the second ODI in Galle

'Hopefully we'll get more support back home' - Mire
The opener said his Man-of-the-Match effort was "very satisfying" and gave the team confidence that could hopefully rub off on their supporters as well

Sri Lanka seek way out of the abyss
Sri Lanka need to tighten their fielding and take wickets in the middle overs if they are to bounce back from a deflating loss in the first ODI

Mire's maiden ton scripts record chase
Solomon Mire's belligerent 112 and half-centuries from Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza helped Zimbabwe run down Sri Lanka's 316 and register the highest successful chase by any team in the country

Depleted Sri Lanka offer Zimbabwe a glimmer
While the result of a Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe match would be predictable in normal circumstances, the first ODI may give Zimbabwe a chance to break their drought in Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe schedule makes player retention hard, says Streak
Zimbabwe's head coach believes his team has the goods to beat any side, but constantly losing talent has not made their job easy

Left-arm spinner Wellington named in ODI squad
Wellington Masakadza, who last played an international match in March 2016, has been included in Zimbabwe's ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka

Bowlers help Netherlands clinch consolation win
A 79-ball 71 from Michael Rippon helped Netherlands post 279. They then bowled Zimbabwe out for 130 to complete a consolation win at The Hague

The Ireland and Afghanistan domino effect
Both countries being awarded Test status is as much about restrictions lifted as about opportunities gained

Mire, Ervine help Zimbabwe clinch series
Solomon Mire and Craig Ervine struck half-centuries as Zimbabwe clinched the three-match series by chasing down a revised target of 229 with six balls to spare and seven wickets in hand

Chatara's five-for destroys Netherlands in opener
Tendai Chatara's third five-wicket haul in List A matches ensured Netherlands were skittled out for 142, a total that Zimbabwe had no trouble chasing

Zimbabwe level series courtesy Cremer's five-wicket haul
Sikandar Raza's half century helped Zimbabwe chase down Scotland's target of 170 with 13 overs to spare

Galle to host first ODI since 2000 on Zimbabwe visit
Zimbabwe will begin their first bilateral tour of Sri Lanka since 2002 by playing the first two of five ODIs in Galle, a venue that has not hosted ODI cricket since 2000

Improved Scotland chase history again
Having picked up their first ODI win over a Full Member nation, Scotland will now target a maiden ODI series win over a Full Member, while Zimbabwe fight to avoid a series sweep

Coetzer, de Lange star in Scotland's first win over a Full Member
Kyle Coetzer smashed a century to set the foundation of a famous Scotland win at The Grange

Scotland look to capitalise on rare Full Member series
Playing a Full Member in an ODI for the first time since the 2015 World Cup, Scotland will look to show that their seven-wicket trouncing of Sri Lanka in an unofficial one-dayer less than a month ago was no fluke

Afghanistan T20 league to feature Babar, Tamim, Akmal brothers
Players from Pakistan, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were among those who went under the hammer in the highest-profile auction yet for Afghanistan's domestic T20 league, the Shpageeza Cricket League, in Kabul on Thursday

Masakadza finds favour ahead of Zimbabwe's triple tour
The 33-year old batsman had played only one of their five ODIs this year, but he could potentially quintuple that count by the end of June

ZC managing director Mukondiwa to retire
Wilfred Mukondiwa, Zimbabwe Cricket's (ZC) managing director, has retired. Former ICC chief financial officer Faisal Hasnain will take over the role

Zimbabwe to tour Netherlands in June
Zimbabwe have agreed to tour Netherlands to play three 50-over contests in June as part of preparation for a Test and limited overs tour to Sri Lanka in July

Zimbabwe to tour Scotland in June
Zimbabwe have now plugged their gap in the international calendar by scheduling a tour of Scotland for two ODIs in Edinburgh

Quetta fully revamp overseas-players roster
Quetta Gladiators have secured the services of five foreign players to replace Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Roussow, Luke Wright, Tymal Mills and Nathan McCullum, none of whom were prepared to travel to Lahore for the final

Afghanistan raze Zimbabwe for 54 to seal series
Afghanistan's bowlers shot Zimbabwe out for 54 in a rain-curtailed final ODI to help the visitors seal the series 3-2

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