Zimbabwe

Chatara Replaces Injured Mpofu For Zimbabwe

Experienced Zimbabwean pace bowler Christopher Mpofu has been ruled out of his country's tour of New Zealand and has been replaced by Tendai Chatara. Mpofu suffered a lower back injury during the recent Stanbic T20 competition in Zimbabwe and will miss the tour which comprises one Test, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.
4 January 2012

New Zealand Hold Off Brave Zimbabwe For 34-Run Win

New Zealand survived an impressive Zimbabwe counter-attack to take victory in the one-off Test in Bulawayo by just 34 runs having been pushed all the way by their hosts. Eventually, despite Brendan Taylor's knock of 117, a target of 366 proved beyond Zimbabwe as Doug Bracewell took five wickets and Daniel Vettori three.
5 November 2011

Calf Injury Rules Ryder Out Of Zimbabwe Test

Powerful New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has been ruled out of the Test match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo with a right calf injury. Ryder picked up the injury during a warm-up game against a Zimbabwe XI, when he was able to deliver just three balls before struggling with the problem.
31 October 2011

Kyle Mills Ruled Out Of Zimbabwe Test Match

New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills has been ruled out of the Test match against Zimbabwe and has returned home following an abductor muscle injury. New Zealand won both Twenty20 Internationals and took the three-match One-Day Internationals series 2-1 with Mills playing in the opening Twenty20 and opening ODI.
27 October 2011

Waller Takes Zimbabwe To Dramatic Victory

Malcolm Waller hit an unbeaten 99 in 74 balls as Zimbabwe recorded their highest successful run chase to beat New Zealand by one wicket with one ball of the third and final One-Day International remaining in Bulawayo. In a high-scoring game, twin centuries from Ross Taylor, who made 119, and Kane Williamson, whose 100 came from just 69 balls, were not enough for New Zealand, who nevertheless clinched the series 2-1.
25 October 2011

Guptill Hits Century As New Zealand Clinch Series

Martin Guptill scored a century and Andy McKay took four wickets as New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by six wickets in the second One-Day International in Harare to move into an unassailable 2-0 series lead. Guptill made 105 and Brendon McCullum 87 as the Black Caps overhauled a target of 260 by closing on 261 for six in reply to Zimbabwe's score of 259 for eight.
22 October 2011

Debutants Shine As New Zealand Beat Zimbabwe

Rob Nicol marked his One-Day International debut with an unbeaten century as New Zealand handed Zimbabwe a nine-wicket thrashing in the first game in Harare. Brendan Taylor had earlier stroked a fine century to rescue Zimbabwe from an earlier collapse but their score of 231 all out proved woefully inadequate against a rampant New Zealand outfit.
20 October 2011

Openers Star Again As New Zealand Clinch Series

Half-centuries from Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill and then three wickets from Nathan McCullum set up a 34-run win for New Zealand over Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 International in Harare. Openers McCullum and Guptill put on 120 for the first wicket as the Black Caps amassed 187 for three before bowling Zimbabwe out for 154.
17 October 2011

New Zealand Overpower Zimbabwe For Easy Win

New Zealand overpowered Zimbabwe to beat them by ten wickets in the opening Twenty20 International in Harare and get their tour off to a winning start. Brendan Taylor scored 50 in 46 balls for the home side but they were restricted to 123 for eight and were helpless as Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill knocked off the runs in just 13.3 overs.
15 October 2011

Southee Ruled Out Of Zimbabwe Test

New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has been ruled out of the one-off Test match against Zimbabwe and will not travel due to a knee injury. Southee was ruled out of the Champions League Twenty20 in late September but New Zealand Cricket (NZC) were hopeful that he would be fit to tour Zimbabwe, naming him in the Test squad.
14 October 2011

Hafeez Stars Again As Pakistan Complete Perfect Tour

Pakistan gave their coach Waqar Younis a fine send-off by holding on to beat Zimbabwe by five runs in the second and final Twenty20 International in Harare. Mohammad Hafeez put in an outstanding all-round display - just as he had in the first game - to take three for 11 after having scored 51 as Pakistan completed a tour having won each and every match played.
18 September 2011

Hafeez Stars In 85-Run Pakistan Victory Over Zimbabwe

A half-century and then four wickets from Mohammad Hafeez laid the foundations for a comprehensive 85-run win by Pakistan over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 International in Harare. The in-form opening batsman struck 71 in 48 balls to propel the tourists - unbeaten on the tour so far - to 198 for four before his haul of four for ten went a long way towards Zimbabwe being bowled out for 113 in reply.
16 September 2011

Pakistan Clinch 3-0 Series Win Over Zimbabwe

Half-centuries from Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq followed by a four-wicket haul from Aizaz Cheema helped Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in the third and final One-Day International in Harare. They posted 270 for five batting first and by restricting Zimbabwe to 242 for nine in reply, they sealed a 3-0 series win in the process, Younus also being named as the man of the series.
14 September 2011

Hafeez Guides Pakistan To Ten-Wicket Win

Mohammad Hafeez cracked an unbeaten century as Pakistan brushed aside Zimbabwe to take a series-clinching ten-wicket win in the second One-Day International in Harare. After Zimbabwe had battled to 225 for six with Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor making half-centuries, Hafeez hit 139 in 147 balls as Pakistan rattled off the runs required with 49 balls remaining.
11 September 2011

Pakistan Hold Off Zimbabwe For Five-Run Win

Pakistan were pushed hard before they eventually held on to beat Zimbabwe by five runs in an entertaining first One-Day International in Bulawayo. Half-centuries from Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq steered Pakistan to a score of 247 for seven and it took a sharp performance in the field to prevent them being beaten.
8 September 2011

Pakistan End Zimbabwean Resistance

A Zimbabwean fightback did not materialise on the final day of their only Test against Pakistan in Bulawayo, with the result that they were beaten by seven wickets. Starting the day 81 runs to the good, they could only add six more before being bowled out in their second innings for 141, presenting Pakistan a target of 88, which they reached for the loss of three wickets in 21.4 overs.
5 September 2011

Pakistan And Zimbabwe Draw Tour Game

The touring Pakistan side drew their two-day tour match against the Zimbabwe XI as they began their preparations for the one-off Test match which begins on 1st September in Bulawayo. There were half-centuries in the game for Azhar Ali, Younus Khan and Chamu Chibhabha while Junaid Khan took four wickets in Zimbabwe's first innings.
31 August 2011

Bangladesh End ODI Series With Comprehensive Win

Bangladesh rounded off the One-Day International series in Zimbabwe with a comprehensive 93-run win in the fifth and final match in Bulawayo. They reached a score of 253 for six before dismissing Zimbabwe for 160 to claim a second straight win although Zimbabwe took the series 3-2.
21 August 2011

Iqbal Fires Bangladesh To Victory

A timely return to form for Tamim Iqbal underpined Bangladesh's six-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the fourth One-Day International in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor scored a battling century for the home side but having chosen to rest Craig Ervine and Brian Vitori, they were unable to get enough runs on the board.
19 August 2011

Zimbabwe Clinch Series With Thrilling Five-Run Win

Zimbabwe sparked joyous scenes among the crowd in Harare by holding their nerve to pull off a five-run win over Bangladesh in the third One-Day International that put them into an unassailable 3-0 series lead. They were almost denied by Mushfiqur Rahim's maiden ODI century but he was the last man to be dismissed, caught at long-on going for the winning hit, as Bangladesh were dismissed for 245 in reply to Zimbabwe's 250 for seven.
16 August 2011

 
 
 
 

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