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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

Zimbabwe draw level as Afghanistan misfire again
Solomon Mire and Peter Moor made light work of a rain-adjusted target of 105 in 42 overs, to square the five-match series against Afghanistan.

Afghanistan lose 5 for 5 to mess up 130 chase
Zimbabwe completed a stunning comeback to clinch a three-run win over Afghanistan in a low-scoring thriller in Harare

Afghanistan go 2-0 up after spinners run through Zimbabwe
Afghanistan went 2-0 up in the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe after their bowlers ran through the hosts' batting to complete a 54-run win

ZC announces 16-member Academy squad for England tour
Fixtures against second XIs from Northamtonshire and Worcestershire, and ECB representative sides have already been confirmed

Afghanistan win on D/L after Burl falls just before rain
Afghanistan completed a 12-run win via Duckworth-Lewis calculations after the rain arrived in Harare with Zimbabwe on 99 for 4, chasing 216

Zimbabwe eye match-time in fight to stay relevant
If the proposed 9-3 Test system comes to fruition, Zimbabwe, unlike Afghanistan, stand to lose heavily, which makes their upcoming series at home vital to figure out their best XI and improve their ranking

Ngarava, Mumba added to Zimbabwe squad for Afghanistan ODIs
Uncapped left-arm pacer Richard Ngarava and Carl Mumba have been added to Zimbabwe's squad for the five-match ODI series against Afghanistan which begins on Thursday

Poonam Yadav five-for demolishes Zimbabwe
A round-up of the Women's World Cup Qualifier matches played on February 13, 2017

Zafar, Javeria tons set up Pakistan's 236-run win
A round-up of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier games held in Colombo on February 10, 2017

Solomon Mire back in Zimbabwe squad
Allrounder Solomon Mire, who has played 10 ODIs for Zimbabwe, most recently at the 2015 World Cup, has made himself available for international duty

Vaidya 89 sets up India's 114-run win
A round-up of the first round of games from the Women's World Cup Qualifiers, held on February 7, 2017

Afghanistan to tour Zimbabwe in February
The two teams are set to play five ODIs in Harare starting from February 16

Zimbabwe's first-class competition set to resume next week
Only one match of the four-team, 12-round tournament has been completed so far, after player strikes and non-payment of salaries affected the games after the first round

Logan Cup postponed for third time
Zimbabwe's domestic first-class competition has been postponed for a third time this season, with no confirmation of when fixtures may resume

Zimbabwe Cricket seeks to fill gap in fixtures
With the qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup little more than a year away, Zimbabwe have approached Afghanistan, Scotland and Ireland for game time

Vitori suspended from bowling for 12 months
Zimbabwe fast bowler Brian Vitori has been suspended from bowling in international cricket for 12 months, after his action for some deliveries was once again found to be illegal

Player strike interrupts Logan Cup match
Zimbabwe's domestic cricketers - not the nationally contracted ones - led a strike due to non-payment of dues, causing a delay in the Logan Cup match between Mid West Rhinos and Matabeleland Tuskers

Start of Zimbabwe domestic season postponed
Zimbabwe's domestic season, due to start this weekend, has been postponed for logistical reasons and will now begin later this week

Zimbabwe announce bumper domestic season
Zimbabwe's domestic season begins in December and runs until August, with plenty of first-class, List A, Twenty20 and 40-over cricket

Brian Vitori's action reported again
Brian Vitori had been suspended from bowling in international cricket in February this year

We're still trying to find the right combinations - Cremer
Despite the defeat to Sri Lanka in the tri-series final, Graeme Cremer was positive about Zimbabwe's overall performance through the series

Younger guys have shown maturity - Vandersay
Sri Lanka legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay said that his side's ability to pick wickets in clusters made the difference in the tri-series final against Zimbabwe

Mendis, Tharanga steer Sri Lanka to title
Sri Lanka rode on fifties from Kusal Mendis and Upul Tharanga and a good all-round showing in the field to romp home to a convincing six-wicket win over Zimbabwe

'Gutted' Holder wants team to 'look in the mirror'
West Indies captain Jason Holder has said luck did not always favour West Indies in the tri-series, but of the things they could control, they did not field well enough

Chisoro deserves all the credit - Raza

Chisoro, Raza lead Zimbabwe into tri-series final
Sikandar Raza's 76* and Tendai Chisoro's 42* hauled Zimbabwe back from the brink and laid the platform for their spirited five-run win over West Indies in Bulawayo

Two teams chase elusive win for final berth
Zimbabwe and West Indies are chasing that winning feeling, and Friday's match is essentially a semi-final, with the winner guaranteed a spot in Sunday's final

Lakmal fined for throw in Chibhabha's direction
Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined 50% of his match fee for an incident involving Zimbabwe opener Chamu Chibhabha during Monday's washout

Heavy rain, wet outfield forces abandonment
A thunderstorm and a sodden outfield resulted in the abandonment of the fourth match of the tri-series between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka after just 13.3 overs in Bulawayo

Haphazard Zimbabwe face must-win situation
Both Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka will look to arrest their middle-order woes when they face-off in Bulawayo on Monday

This was my dream - Tiripano
Zimbabwe found an unlikely hero in Donald TIripano in their dramatic tie against West Indies as the bowler gave away three runs in the final four

Maiden century gives Hope little solace
West Indies batsman Shai Hope was pleased at having scored a maiden ODI century in only his second game but some off the sheen from that achievement was taken away by the side's tied match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe earn tie with three-run last over
With West Indies needing four off the last over in Bulawayo, Donald Tiripano conceded only three runs to secure a thrilling tie

Upbeat West Indies aim to build on Harare gains
With both Sri Lanka and West Indies gaining bonus points from their opening wins, Zimbabwe have their work cut out if they are to stop this tri-series becoming a two-horse race

Don't need talent to fight - Streak
Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak was aggrieved with his side's body language and their inability to be 'positive and aggressive' in a crushing eight-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in the tri-series opener

Sri Lanka steamroll Zimbabwe on green track
Sent in to bat on a green and slightly damp Harare surface, Zimbabwe lasted only 41.3 overs, leaving Sri Lanka a target of 155 that they chased down breezily courtesy Dhananjaya de Silva's unbeaten 78

Old problems, but new vigour for Zimbabwe
Upul Tharanga will have to lead a side shorn of many of its heavyweights. Zimbabwe are exactly the sort of banana skin he won't want to slip up on

ZC condemns alleged racist abuse of Waller
Zimbabwe Cricket has released a statement condemning the alleged racist abuse of Zimbabwe batsman Malcolm Waller by a section of the home crowd during the second Test against Sri Lanka last week

Musakanda, Mumba among new faces in Zimbabwe's tri-series squad
Zimbabwe have included uncapped Tarisai Musakanda and Carl Mumba in their 16-man ODI squad for the forthcoming tri-series with Sri Lanka and West Indies

Herath caps series sweep with 13-for
Sri Lanka took under an hour on day five to wrap up a 2-0 series whitewash of Zimbabwe with a 257-run win

Herath ten-for puts Sri Lanka on the brink
Rangana Herath's seventh ten-for in Tests put a depleted Sri Lanka side within touching distance of a 2-0 Test series sweep in Zimbabwe

Herath five-for gives SL first-innings cushion
After losing their last five wickets for 19 runs to concede a 232-run first-innings lead to Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe took four wickets by stumps

Chari, Ervine fifties lift hosts after SL's 504
An unbroken third-wicket stand of 109 between Brian Chari and Craig Ervine led Zimbabwe's recovery after tons from Dhananjaya de Silva and Asela Gunaratne hauled Sri Lanka to 504

Dhananjaya ton leaves Sri Lanka ahead on absorbing first day
Dhananjaya De Silva's second Test century and a serene 79 from Upul Tharanga helped Sri Lanka fight back from 112 for 4 to end the opening day of the second Test in Harare on 290 for 5

Zimbabwe Cricket set to embrace DRS
Some last-minute additions to the available technology have made the implementation of DRS possible for the second Zimbabwe-Sri Lanka Test in Harare

Zimbabwe in need of top-order solidity
Graeme Cremer's efforts with the bat somewhat covered up for Zimbabwe's top-order failure in the first Test. With the team management insisting on consistency in selection, there's an opportunity for them to make a mark in the second Test

Sri Lanka overcome Zimbabwe's resistance in last-hour win
Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer soaked up 175 balls and 121 dots to lead another lower-order rally, but Sri Lanka dug deep into their reserves to secure a hard-earned victory with 45 balls to spare

Karunaratne ton stretches lead to 411 on rain-hit day
Dimuth Karunaratne's second fifty-plus score of the match - 110 off 173 balls - lifted Sri Lanka's lead to 411 before rain wiped out almost all of the post-tea session

Cremer's 102* helps Zimbabwe avoid follow-on
Graeme Cremer struck his maiden test ton to resuscitate a faltering batting effort and help Zimbabwe avoid the follow-on on the third day in Harare

SL strike after Tharanga ton gives them 537
Having shown patience against some tight bowling in the morning, Sri Lanka enjoyed a flat surface and a tiring bowling attack to gain firm hold of the Harare Test against Zimbabwe

Perera's rapid 110 headlines Sri Lanka's dominance
Kusal Perera's maiden Test ton and fifties from Kaushal Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne helped Sri Lanka plunder 317 for 4 on the first day in Harare

Zimbabwe cricket to submit its audit to ICC
Although it comes four months after the due date. The ICC said they were aware of the delay but have not immediately commented on the news of ZC's finalised accounts

Herath set for captaincy debut in Zimbabwe's 100th Test
Sri Lanka are playing Zimbabwe in a Test series for the first time since 2004. Zimbabwe have never won a Test against Sri Lanka

Chatara, Panyangara unfit for Sri Lanka Tests
Zimbabwe quicks Tendai Chatara and Tinashe Panyangara are unfit, and hence have not been picked for the upcoming home Tests against Sri Lanka

Shadab's century, five-for studs Pakistan A win
Shadab Khan followed up his maiden first-class century with a five-wicket haul as Pakistan A knocked off a 37-run target, winning by eight wickets in Bulawayo on Wednesday

Moor, Abbas lead batting charge as Zim A draw against Pak A
The first four-day match between Pakistan A and Zimbabwe A ended in a draw at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo

Streak's agenda: unearth young talent, bring back old hands
Heath Streak hopes to help Zimbabwe qualify for the 2019 World Cup by unearthing and exposing the potential of young cricketers and luring back some of its overseas-based stars

Streak appointed Zimbabwe head coach
Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been appointed the country's head coach, succeeding Dav Whatmore, and has been tasked with ensuring qualification for the 2019 World Cup

Vitori picked to play against Pakistan A
Zimbabwe have chosen an A team full of first-choice picks to play against Pakistan A in Bulawayo from Sunday in an effort to help them prepare for the Tests against Sri Lanka, which begin on October 29

Streak among favourites as Zimbabwe seek head coach
Heath Streak is considered a favourite to become head coach of Zimbabwe as ZC seek to fill the position before home Tests against Sri Lanka later this month

Zimbabwe Cricket audit hits a hurdle
Zimbabwe Cricket has admitted its annual audit, which was required to be submitted to the ICC within six months of the financial year-end, is yet to be finalised more than three months after it was due

Zimbabwe to host Sri Lanka for Tests, WI for tri-series
Zimbabwe Cricket has announced that they will host Sri Lanka for two Tests followed by a one-day tri-series that will also involve West Indies

Zimbabwe players end protest after assurance from ZC
Zimbabwe's players have ended their protest over unpaid match fees and will return to training on Monday after being given an assurance by ZC chairman Wildfred Mukondiwa that their monies will be paid

Zimbabwe players protest unpaid fees, uncertainty around contracts
Zimbabwe's Harare-based players have refused to train in protest over unpaid match fees, which date back to July last year, and have insisted on a meeting with ZC MD Wilfred Mukondiwa

ZC invites applications for national team coach
Zimbabwe Cricket is advertising for the position of head coach of the national side, according to a press statement released by the board on Wednesday

Cremer pleased with Zimbabwe's fight
Despite losing 0-2, that Zimbabwe showed improvement from one Test to the next, which spoke to their ability and desire to keep playing at the highest level, even as world cricket regularly ignores them

Confident Williamson hopes to build on Zimbabwe gains
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was pleased with the way his spinners came through after the seamers and the batsmen set the match up in the three previous innings

NZ spinners cap off Zimbabwe capitulation for 2-0 win
After wondering whether they could pick up 20 wickets on unresponsive Zimbabwean surfaces before the series began, New Zealand did it twice to seal the rubber 2-0

Klusener confident of Zimbabwe batting out final day
Zimbabwe batting coach Lance Klusener is eagerly anticipating the final day of the second Test against New Zealand, even with his side three down and still 329 runs adrift

Late strikes keep New Zealand on course for victory
New Zealand have 90 overs to take seven wickets after they set Zimbabwe a target of 387 runs in the Bulawayo Test

Ervine ton stalls dominant New Zealand
Craig Ervine's maiden Test ton and 148-run sixth-wicket stand with debutant Peter Moor took Zimbabwe to within 77 runs of avoiding the follow-on

New Zealand pile up 582 to take charge
Another day of Test cricket in Bulawayo belonged to New Zealand as they piled on the runs on Zimbabwe with three batsmen scoring centuries and two notching half-centuries in their first-innings total of 582 for 4

Latham ton caps NZ's day of dominance
Tom Latham scored a second successive century in this series as New Zealand built the foundations of an imposing first-innings total against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo

Fit-again Mawoyo calls for more application from Zimbabwe's batsmen
Zimbabwe opener Tino Mawoyo, who has recovered from injury, has called for more grit from the batsmen, ahead of the side's second Test against New Zealand in Bulawayo

Masakadza ruled out of second Test
Even though most of the Zimbabwe squad members have recovered, Hamilton Masakadza, their most experienced batsman, has picked up a back injury and was ruled out of the second Test

Can Zimbabwe find another gear?
As Zimbabwe seek to level the two-match series, they will have to overcome persistent failings with bat and ball

Nyumbu in line for Test return against New Zealand
Offspinner John Nyumbu could make a return to Zimbabwe's Test side in a bid to balance out an attack that had to rely on part-time bowlers in the first Test against New Zealand

Zimbabwe fans asked to stage protest during second Test
Fans in Bulawayo have been asked to join a peaceful protest during the second Test between Zimbabwe and New Zealand in Bulawayo as part of the #thisflag demonstrations that havae been held throughout the country in recent weeks

Zimbabwe-Sri Lanka Tests could be replaced by tri-series
Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe in October-November, pencilled into the FTP as two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I, may instead consist of a triangular ODI series featuring Sri Lanka and West Indies

Mpofu in line for Test recall as Zimbabwe look to boost bowling
Seamer Chris Mpofu is in line for an international recall as Zimbabwe look to bolster their ranks ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, which starts from August 6

'We were a little bit soft upfront' - Cremer
Even though the result of the first Test between New Zealand and Zimbabwe was decided before Sunday, captains Kane Williamson and Graeme Cremer did not expect the match to end without a fight

New Zealand cruise to innings win despite Williams' stoic ton
Sean Williams' maiden Test century could not prevent Zimbabwe from crashing to defeat in the first match against New Zealand but it helped cushion the heavy innings loss

New Zealand take charge of Test with 412-run lead
Ross Taylor and BJ Watling took 299 and 172 deliveries respectively to rack up 173* and 107 - their second hundreds against Zimbabwe - and build an advantage New Zealand may have considered unassailable

'We don't mind if they bat all day again' - Cremer
Graeme Cremer has offered New Zealand an invitation he may end up regretting after a difficult second day in the field for him and his men in Bulawayo

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