Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Five days of up & down

Only a handful turned up each day at the Harare Sports Club ground during the one-off Test. Cricket is still regarded as a sport that is undergoing a renaissance in this country and hence, the interest has been understandably low. But for those who took the trouble of attending Zimbabwe’s first Test in six years ... Read more

‘It is not just another loss’

Bangladesh surrendered meekly in Test cricket on numerous occasions since their elevation to the top flight in 2000. There have been questions raised about Bangladesh’s ability in the longer version of cricket following every pathetic defeat against the top-ranked sides. The cricket fraternity and the fans got frustrated after all those poor showings. But the ... Read more

Zimbabwe lead by 175 runs with 6 wickets remaining

Zimbabwe opened up a 175-run lead over Bangladesh with six wickets remaining on Saturday, but they were left to rue a late collapse in the final overs at the Harare Sports Club. Openers Tinotenda Mawoyo (35) and Vusi Sibanda (38) looked in good form before Sibanda, who made 78 in the first innings, fell to ... Read more

Zim show no sign of rust

Flay Tigers heavily after 6 years of Test exile Zimbabwe’s first day on their return to Test cricket went according to script as Bangladesh bowlers fell flat and inspired little. The home side dominated proceedings at the Harare Sports Club, ending the Day One of the one-off Test on 264 for two, a total that ... Read more

Law’s opening chapter

The only Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will mark Stuart Law’s beginning as head coach of the Tigers. The debut for the 42-year-old Australian comes at an interesting phase for Bangladesh cricket, especially after a World Cup campaign that flattered to deceive and a four-year period under Jamie Siddons where some of the national cricketers ... Read more

Sabbatical v exile

Bangladesh-Zimbabwe Test Starts Today Bangladesh have the chance to crash Zimbabwe’s party when the home side play their first Test match since 2005, six years after their self-imposed suspension from the game’s elite. The game begins at 10:00am local time today on a wicket that, according to those who have seen it up close, is ... Read more