The United Arab Emirates broke around 20 million hearts and made nearly 50 million friends when they all but eliminated Zimbabwe from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 race to give Afghanistan and Ireland a lifeline....
Members of the Ireland cricket team have taken time out of their busy playing schedule to meet new mothers and babies at a rural health clinic, benefiting from UK aid and Irish aid support, in Zimbabwe this week.
The fifth highest successful run-chase by the Windies against Zimbabwe in a Super Six match of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 set-up their mouth-watering winner-takes-all match against defending champions Scotland as the battle for the two remaining places in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 hots up.
Marlon Samuels, Shai Hope and Evin Lewis all scored half-centuries as Windies strengthened their chances of a World Cup Qualification spot with a four-wicket win over Zimbabwe chasing 290 runs in the fifth game of the Super Sixes in Harare.
Sikandar Raza remained the only player to cross the half-century mark while Tendai Chisoro and Graeme Cremer picked three wickets apiece as Zimbabwe completed a 107-run victory over Ireland in the third game of the Super Sixes in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Harare.
After an action-packed 20-match group schedule, the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 enters the business end from Thursday when sides in the Super Six stage will aim to finish in the top two to book their tickets to the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over tournament
Blessing Muzarabani picked the decisive final wicket of Bradley Wheal as Zimbabwe managed to come from behind and tie their final Group B encounter in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers against Scotland in Bulawayo.
Hamilton Masakadza played a decisive 84-run knock to help Zimbabwe complete a 89-run victory in the 15th game of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers against Hong Kong in Bulawayo to claim a spot in the Super Six.
An eye-catching maiden century by Rovman Powell steered the Windies into the Super Six of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 with a convincing 52 runs victory over Ireland in a Group A match, while Zimbabwe also maintained their unbeaten run in Group B and progressed to the next stage with an 89 runs victory over Hong Kong on Saturday.
Zimbabwe’s Brian Vitori has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after the Event Panel of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 confirmed that the left-arm fast bowler uses an illegal bowling action.
Sikandar Raza continued his impressive run with a 60-run knock followed by a three-wicket haul as Zimbabwe edged out Afghanistan by two-run in Bulawayo to maintain their winning streak in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018.
Sikandar Raza smashed a 66-ball 123 run knock while Brendan Taylor also contributed with a century as Zimbabwe overpowered Nepal in their opening game of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers encounter in Bulawayo.
A 208-run third wicket partnership between Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington helped defending champions Scotland surprise Afghanistan by seven wickets in a Group B fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 at the Bulawayo Athletic Club on Sunday.
Fast bowler Dawlat Zadran took a hat-trick as Afghanistan came from behind to beat two-time former world champions Windies by 29 runs in an ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 warm-up match at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.
Javed Ahmadi and Rahmat Shah scored 76 and 59 respectively to steer Afghanistan to 241 for nine following which the bowlers dismissed Zimbabwe for 95 runs to complete a massive 146-run victory in the fifth One-Day International in Sharjah as they ended the series with a 4-1 margin.
Mujeeb Zadran claimed his maiden five-wicket haul as Afghanistan bowled out Zimbabwe for 134 runs and later chased down the target in the 22nd over with all 10 wickets in hand in the fourth One-Day International in Sharjah to claim a 3-1 series victory.
Rashid Khan continued his rich vein of form with a five-wicket haul as Afghanistan bowled out Zimbabwe for 154 runs and later chased down the target in the 28th over with six wickets in hand in the third One-Day International in Sharjah to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
Brendan Taylor slammed 125 while Graeme Cremer followed it with a four-wicket haul as Zimbabwe completed a massive 154-run victory over Afghanistan in the second One-Day International in Sharjah to level the series 1-1.
Rahmat Shah scored 114 off 110 deliveries while Rashid Khan picked a four-wicket haul as Afghanistan made a winning start to the One-Day International series with a convincing 154-run victory in the first game in Sharjah to take a 1-0 lead.
Mohammad Nabi played a vital 45 run knock to help Afghanistan post 158 runs following which the spinners Mujeeb Zadran and Rashid Khan picked two wickets apiece to restrict Zimbabwe to 141 runs in the chase to win the second Twenty20 International and complete a 2-0 series victory.
Rashid Khan and Sharafuddin Ashraf shared five wickets between them as Afghanistan restricted Zimbabwe to 120 for nine and later chased down the target in 14.4 overs with five wickets in hand in the first Twenty20 International in Sharjah to take a 1-0 unassailable lead in the series.
Late innings batting heroics by experienced Ireland all-rounder Shauna Kavanagh wasn’t enough to stave off defeat to Zimbabwe in the first of three 50-over matches being played in Harare, as part of the Ireland Women’s team 2018 Tour of Zimbabwe
Shakib Al Hasan led with a three-wicket haul to dismiss Zimbabwe for 170 runs following which Tamim Iqbal scored a blistering 84 run knock to help Bangladesh complete the chase in 28.3 overs with eight wickets in hand to kick-start the tri-series tournament in Dhaka with a victory.