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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

'Hopefully Bangladesh can do us a favour' - Jarvis
With his team slipping to third after a 91-run loss, Kyle Jarvis hoped Bangladesh could beat Sri Lanka comfortably in the final league game and brighten Zimbabwe's chances of qualifying for the final

Shakib, Tamim lead Bangladesh's rout of Zimbabwe
Bangaldesh's most experienced players came to the fore on a dodgy pitch, contributing important runs before Shakib dented Zimbabwe's top order

Zimbabwe need remedy for frail middle order
They stand one win away from making the tri-nation series final, but to achieve that on Tuesday, against the in-form Bangladesh side, their batsmen need to step up

Zimbabwe knock Namibia out for 113 and win
Wesley Madhevere was the pick of Zimbabwe's performers, taking 2 for 11 and striking 47 off 38 balls

Chandimal wants more from his batsmen
Sri Lanka's stand-in captain was pleased to take points from the game, but felt his side could have taken the bonus point too if only his batsmen did not waste the starts they got

Thisara Perera's all-round brilliance keeps Sri Lanka alive
The allrounder followed figures of 4 for 33 - his best since 2012 - with an unbeaten 39 off 26 balls to give Sri Lanka their first points in the tri-series

Ervine credits Vikings for Raza's hot streak
Sri Lanka must contend with Sikandar Raza's contentment in Bangladesh conditions after his success in the BPL

Vitori allowed to resume bowling in international matches
Following remedial work and reassessment, Brian Vitori's bowling action has been found to be legal

Bruised Sri Lanka battle to stay alive
Sri Lanka's dire start to the new year has made Zimbabwe unlikely favourites, and another defeat will see Dinesh Chandimal's team crash out of the tri-series

Gill, spinners lead rout of Zimbabwe
India sealed a comprehensive 10-wicket win against Zimbabwe to maintain an all-win record in the group stages and will play their knockout clash, in all likelihood against Bangladesh, in Queenstown on January 26

Contrasting schedules for teams unfair - Mangongo
Matches on alternate days and little downtime between games against Australia and India have hampered Zimbabwe's preparation, according to their Under-19 coach

Zimbabwe plan for life after Taylor, Masakadza
Stephen Mangongo, Zimbabwe's Under-19 coach, hopes about five players from the youth team graduate to the senior team and also help revive schools cricket in the country

Corruption charges against Zimbabwe domestic cricket official
The ICC has laid out three charges against Rajan Nayar, including offering a player cash to improperly influence play in an international match

'This team is a band of brothers' - Raza
The Zimbabwe allrounder, who followed an unbeaten 81 with ten tight overs and two vital catches in a 12-run win against Sri Lanka, believes consistency in selection has boosted the team's confidence in their ability

Zimbabwe overcome Thisara blitz in thrilling win
Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza and Tendai Chatara combined to lead Zimbabwe to a 12-run win over Sri Lanka, their first victory against a Full Member at a neutral venue in 15 years

Australia breeze past Zimbabwe to improve quarter-final chances
Their victory was set up by new-ball quick Xavier Bartlett, who knocked over the top three Zimbabwe batsmen inside 11 overs

Zimbabwe look to revive happy times against Sri Lanka
Zimbabwe have already lost one game in this series, but they have good memories from their last meeting against Sri Lanka to draw inspiration from

Shakib credits success against Zimbabwe to left-arm spin
Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer said that losing two wickets in the first over hurt the visitors' chances in the tournament opener in Mirpur

ICC rule no change to ODI status for World Cup Qualifiers
The 10-team qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe, for the main event in England in 2019, will begin on March 4

Shakib and Tamim brush aside Zimbabwe
After the allrounder picked up three wickets to limit Zimbabwe to 170, the opener hit an unbeaten 84 to wrap up the chase

Home comforts await Bangladesh in post-Hathurusingha era
The ODI side has been on tour since October 2016, and though they would relish the chance to play in conditions they are far more familiar with, they would do well not to underestimate Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe are the underdogs - Heath Streak
The Zimbabwe coach, however, took confidence from the side's historic 3-2 series win in Sri Lanka in July last year

PNG crash to 95 all out in heavy defeat
Papua New Guinea threw away a solid start by losing all of their wickets for only 54 runs as their Under-19 World campaign began with a 10-wicket drubbing at the hands of Zimbabwe in Lincoln

Ntini claims he was asked to step down by Zimbabwe Cricket
Makhaya Ntini has disputed Zimbabwe Cricket's assertion that he resigned from his post as the bowling coach

Uncapped Mavuta and Murray in Zimbabwe ODI squad
There were made six changes to the squad that secured Zimbabwe's first series win over Sri Lanka in July 2017

Ntini and Zimbabwe Cricket part ways
He had been appointed in the role in January 2016, for a term of two years

'We need to get used to seam and bounce' - Cremer
Coach Heath Streak, meanwhile, has said Zimbabwe, if they are to play Tests at all, will need to play 'more than three or four a year'

South Africa wrap up four-day Test in two days
Morne Morkel and Keshav Maharaj were South Africa's first and second-innings bowling heroes as Zimbabwe folded for 68 and 121 in a combined 72.4 overs

Markram and Morkel put South Africa in charge
St George's Park underwent a transformation under lights as nine wickets fell for 88 runs in the post-dinner session after an Aiden Markram century had given South Africa a strong batting platform

Du Plessis ruled out of four-day Test, de Villiers to lead
Faf du Plessis' return to cricket after back and shoulder injuries has been delayed by a viral infection

South Africa and Zimbabwe plunge into the unknown
Four days, floodlights, pink ball - on Boxing Day, Port Elizabeth will witness a Test match like none before

'Strong likelihood' of Muzarabani making debut - Heath Streak
The Zimbabwe coach added that his side will brace for significantly more lateral movement under lights in their first day-night Test: "It's almost a reverse of red ball, where it does more during the day time and less at night," he said

Williams leaves Zimbabwe on the edge; Bavuma, Galiem hit fifties
Lizaad Williams' second three-wicket haul in two days left Zimbabweans reeling with a measly lead of 29 in their only warm-up fixture ahead of the inaugural four-day Test

Steyn wicket-less in first-class return
Zimbabwe were bowled out for 196 in the warm-up game in Paarl, with Hamilton Masakadza top-scoring with 79

Cremer senses opportunity in shorter contest
The Zimbabwe captain feels four-day Tests could give lower-ranked teams more of a chance of competing against top sides like South Africa

Du Plessis may miss inaugural four-day Test
The back injury that Faf du Plessis suffered against Bangladesh may keep him out of the day-night encounter against ZImbabwe. Dean Elgar will likely captain the side in his absence

Bangladesh to host first tri-series since 2010
The tri-series, involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, will be followed by two Tests and two T20Is between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

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