Zimbabwe stretched their winning streak against Bangladesh to three matches by prevailing in a tense opening T20 International in Bulawayo.
Their impressive total of 168 for five was built on the back of a fine second-wicket stand of 74 between Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Maskadza, while their bowlers kept plugging away despite the Bangladeshi pair of Shakib Al Hasan and Shamsur Rahman putting on a substantial second-wicket stand of their own.
Mushfiqur Rahim has announced he will stand down as Bangladesh captain, just hours after his side lost their One-Day International series in Zimbabwe by two games to one.
Rahim, 24, took over the captaincy in September 2011, replacing Shakib Al Hasan, subsequently leading the team to a first ever Test draw against Sri Lanka and an ODI series win against the West Indies.
The deadlock between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh was finally broken in the third One-Day International in Bulawayo. After the Test series had been tied, and with the ODI series locked at one-all, Vusi Sibanda followed up a disciplined bowling effort from the home side with his second century to give them a rare series victory.
Vusi Sibanda and Sean Williams led Zimbabwe to a series-levelling victory in the second ODI against Bangladesh at Queen's Sports Club. Sibanda got Zimbabwe's pursuit of Bangladesh's 252 for nine off to a brisk start with 49 off 51 balls, while Sean Williams ensured there would be no late wobbles, ending on 78 off 75 balls, and adding an unbroken 86 with Malcolm Waller for the fifth-wicket.
Nasir Hossain scored a half-century and Ziaur Rahman took a five-wicket haul as Bangladesh thrashed Zimbabwe by 121 runs in the opening One-Day International in Bulawayo.
Hossain's 68 underpinned Bangladesh's score of 269 for eight and as Rahman returned figures of five for 30 in nine overs, Zimbabwe folded to be all out for just 148 in reply.
A spirited century from Hamilton Masakadza wasn't able to prevent Bangladesh from squaring the Test series against Zimbabwe on the final day in Harare. Ziaur Rahman took two of the wickets to fall during the day, with Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Sohag Gazi and Robiul Islam taking one each.
Bangladesh fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza has been ruled out of the forthcoming One-Day International series against Zimbabwe after failing to recover from a foot injury.
He has a fat pad contusion of his left heel, an injury he suffered during the Bangladesh Premier League in February.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have strongly criticised Bangladesh for their performance in the first Test against Zimbabwe, with media committee chairman Jalal Yunus describing their batting performances as "disappointing". He also urged any players who are battling injuries to return to Dhaka to regain full fitness, with Shafiul Islam and Ziaur Rahman added to the squad as cover for Rubel Hossain and Shahadat Hossain.
Heading into this Test, if you were going to back either side to collapse for less than 150 in both innings then you would have gone for Zimbabwe. However, thanks to their captain Brendan Taylor, they have instead posted two good totals and then watched as the tourists imploded twice in less than 55 overs. This afternoon, Bangladesh managed 13 more than they did in their first innings, but still found themselves the vanquished team by a margin of 335 runs.
India Women completed a 3-0 One-Day International series clean sweep over Bangladesh Women with a 58-run victory in the final match in Ahmedabad.
Rumana Ahmed returned figures four for 20 as India were bowled out for 154 before Bangladesh were dismissed for 96 in reply, Poonam Yadav taking three for 15.
Stand-in India Women captain Harmanpreet Kaur's second ODI century gave her side an unassailable two-nil lead in the three-match series against Bangladesh Women. Kaur hit 103 off only 100 balls and added 109 with Poonam Raut for the third-wicket as India posted an impressive 256 for six from their 50 overs to win the second match in Ahmedabad.
Harmanpreet Kaur's unbeaten half-century led India Women to a five-wicket win over Bangladesh Women with four balls remaining in the first One-Day International in Ahmedabad.
Kaur, leading the side, was not out on 63 as India successfully overhauled Bangladesh's score of 194 for nine at the beginning of the final over.
The logo for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 has been launched in Dhaka exactly a year ahead of the tournament final at a gala broadcast live on Bangladesh television and attended by Bangladesh born ICC vice-president AHM Mustafa Kamal and BCB president Nazmul Hassan.
India Women wrapped up a 3-0 win in their Twenty20 International series against Bangladesh Women in Vadodara with a brace of wins in the final two matches.
They won the second game by seven wickets with two overs to spare and the final match by 10 runs in a tighter game.
Former captain and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been included in Bangladesh's Test squad to tour Zimbabwe later this month after he was passed fit.
He missed the recent tour of Sri Lanka to undergo surgery on his right calf muscle but he returns for the two Tests in Harare which begin on 17th and 25th April respectively.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a new playing condition for international cricket whereby a no ball will be called if a bowler breaks the stumps at the non-striker's end during the act of delivering the ball.
The playing condition has been implemented after the MCC decided to introduce a new law to the same effect from 1st October, advising the ICC to introduce the playing condition.
India Women fell one run short of equalling their national record score before beating Bangladesh Women by 49 runs in the first Twenty20 International in Vadodara.
Their score of 143 for three was more than enough as they held Bangladesh to 94 for seven in their 20 overs.
In the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Tillakaratne Dilshan struck a magnificent 125, but managed to end up on the losing side as Nasir Hossain chipped in with a crucial unbeaten 33 in the reduced Bangladesh run chase. Also in that match, Abdur Razzak became the first Bangladeshi to take 200 ODI wickets when he recorded the fourth five-wicket haul of his 141-match career. It is he who earns this week's award.
Sri Lanka protected their number one ranking in Twenty20 International cricket with a convincing 17-run win over Bangladesh in their one-off match in Pallekele.
Kushal Perera slammed 64 at the top of the order to help Sri Lanka post 198 for five and although Bangladesh fought hard, they fell short, closing on 181 for seven.
Bangladesh took a share of the spoils in the One-Day International series in Sri Lanka after having the better of a rain-affected affair in Pallekele. Rain stopped play with the tourists on 78 for one in the 14th over of their pursuit of Sri Lanka's 302, and they were set 183 in 27 overs when the players walked out a couple of hours later.
Nasir Hossain proved to be the batting star, ending on 33 off 27 balls, as they reached their target with an over to spare.