Ahead of the Bangladesh-Zimbabwe Test series, Krish Sripadi analyses the two sides' journeys to where they are now, and why this is a contest between two of the cricket world's biggest disappointments.
31 years ago, Zimbabwe beat Australia in the 1983 World Cup, making the front page of The Club Cricketer, the newspaper that eventually evolved into www.cricketworld.com - which obviously gave Zimbabwe's latest triumph top billing this weekend.
Zimbabwean all-rounder Prosper Utseya has had his bowling action reported following the recent One-Day International series against South Africa with his arm ball and quicker ball set for further scrutiny.
Even with Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers rested, and two debutants in Rilee Rossouw and Mthokozisi Shezi, South Africa thrashed Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the third and final One-Day International in Bulawayo.
After becoming just the second Zimbabwean to take a five-wicket haul on Test debut after Andy Blignaut, off-spinner John Nyumbu says he is happy enough to represent his country, let alone take five wickets against South Africa.
South African batsman JP Duminy has reinforced the comments of his captain Hashim Amla in saying that the Proteas will be affording Zimbabwe complete respect as they prepare for their Test match in Harare.