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Zimbabwe secure another notable scalp

April 30, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The defending champions, Pakistan, slumped to an embarrassing 12-run defeat at the hands of a buoyant Zimbabwe, who followed up their thrilling one-run victory over Australia with another impressive scalp at St Lucia.

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Zimbabwe shock Australia with warm-up win

April 28, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Zimbabwe delivered Australia a wake-up call after taking two wickets in the final over to seal a one-run win in their warm-up in St Lucia. Australia were on track chasing Zimbabwe’s 173 for 7 when David Warner smashed 72 off 49 and the captain Michael Clarke took them to the verge of victory with 49 from 42.

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Zimbabwe search for fast-bowling talent

March 30, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Zimbabwe Cricket’s nationwide campaign to unearth pace bowling talent, which began with trials in Bulawayo on March 23, before moving to Kwekwe, Kadoma and Masvingo, has attracted attention from an interesting variety of fast-bowling hopefuls.

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Blignaut included in squad for Twenty20

March 26, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Andy Blignaut is set to return to international cricket after a hiatus of almost five years after Associated Press reported his inclusion in Zimbabwe’s squad for the World Twenty20 in West Indies.

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New Zealand pull out of Zimbabwe tour

March 16, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

styrisNew Zealand want to postpone their already rearranged tour of Zimbabwe until 2011 or play it in a neutral venue due to the security situation in the African country. The side was due to tour last year but rescheduled the trip for June 2010 and Justin Vaughan, New Zealand’s chief executive, said the situation had not improved.

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Bravo four-for secures series win

March 13, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

bravoWest Indies overcame a testing bowling display from Zimbabwe to scale down 142 and seal their first ODI series win in nine attempts. Narsingh Deonarine scored a fortunate 32 to thwart a Zimbabwean comeback following an aggressive start led by Chris Gayle, and backed up an impressive effort with the ball from Dwayne Bravo and Ravi Rampaul that had limited the visitors to a paltry score.

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Resurgent Windies push for series win

March 12, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

gayleMatch facts
Friday March 12, 2010
Start time 9.30am (13.30GMT)

Big Picture
The fourth game gives West Indies the chance to wrap up the series after their resounding 141-run win on Wednesday, which represented a palpable shift in momentum between the two sides. Importantly for the home side, the win was built upon a solid team effort, lead by Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s patient fifty and Darren Sammy’s superb use of the conditions, as Zimbabwe unravelled completely after a promising start to their chase.

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Sammy, Chanderpaul give Windies series lead

March 11, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

gayleWithin 80 balls in to the chase, it was all but over. A penetrative spell from Darren Sammy, in which he took three wickets from his first three overs – later adding one more to his tally – left the Zimbabwean top order reeling in their chase of 246 at Arnos Vale. The visitors had thrown in the towel at 58 for 5 went on to concede the game by a massive 141 runs, which gave West Indies a 2-1 lead in the series.

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Gayle, Deonarine help West Indies level series

March 7, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

gayleChris Gayle, hurting after the last-over defeat in the first ODI, delivered a gritty all-round performance with support from Narsingh Deonarine to help steer West Indies to a series-levelling win – their first victory in an international fixture since August last year. The pair got together when Zimbabwe’s spinners had, yet again, put in an inspired effort to cripple the hosts in their chase of 207. But Gayle restrained himself amid the quick wickets that followed a fiery start, and opened up in timely fashion with Deonarine once Zimbabwe appeared to step off the pedal, to set the stage for a hard-fought victory. The batting backed up a disciplined effort from West Indies’ bowlers, led by Nikita Miller’s career-best haul.

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Zimbabwe hold nerve for two-run win

March 5, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

vusiIt’s not often that a bowler with an economy rate of 12 is a team’s hero. Shingirai Masakadza was, though, and that too on his debut, when he secured Zimbabwe their first ODI win in the Caribbean by conceding only one run in the final three deliveries of a game that the visitors somehow contrived to convert into a close one after being in control for large parts.

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