Thursday, December 7, 2023

Tigers wilt in Vitori heat

A miserable Bangladesh were nowhere near repeating history but the sensational Brian Vitori created his own at a nearly-packed Harare Sports Club yesterday. Zimbabwe now have a 2-0 lead in the five-match series, eclipsing the Tigers’ 188 by cruising to 191-7, a win by seven wickets with 35 balls in

From disappointment to disgrace

What initially looked like a minor blip has now turned into a major disaster as Bangladesh continued their losing streak on Zimbabwe tour with yet another heavy defeat in the second of the five-match ODI series in Harare on Sunday. Brian Vitori produced an extraordinary performance to take his second successive five-wicket haul

It’s crisis time now for Tigers, says Sakib

Bangladesh captain Sakib al Hasan admitted that crisis time had arrived for his team after the Tigers succumbed to a comprehensive seven-wicket defeat against Zimbabwe in the second one-day international match in Harare on Sunday. Bangladesh now face a must win situation to stay alive in the series after going down 2-0 in the

Vitori, Sibanda tame Tigers

A destructive spell of 5-30 by debutant seamer Brian Vitori paved the way for a comfortable four-wicket win for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh in the opening game of the five-match one-day international series in Harare on Friday. Vitori, who became the first Zimbabwean bowler to pick up five wickets in an ODI on debut, helped

Law praises Zim approach

Zimbabwe’s discernible initial approach pushed the Tigers’ top-order batsmen on to the backfoot, said coach Stuart Law. The new Bangladesh coach who has ended up on the losing side in the first two competitive matches in charge believed that if the batsmen had chosen a different route, the result of the game could have been ... Read more

Vitori proves Tamim wrong

When Tamim Iqbal described Zimbabwe’s Brian Vitori as an ‘ordinary’ bowler, it certainly raised more than a few eyebrows particularly since the Tigers found the debutant seamer noticeably hard to cope with during the first innings of the Test match between the sides. Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor in reply to Tamim’s comment said that 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