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THE DAY THAT MADE DONALD

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CHEVRONS bowler Donald Tiripano reveals that life has not been the same since the day he successfully defended five runs in the last over of the tied ODI against the West Indies at Queens Sports Club. By Brighton Zhawi On November 19 this year, the West Indies appeared to be on their way to victory as they needed five runs ...

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ZIMBABWE ANNOUNCE BUMPER DOMESTIC SEASON

Zimbabwe have announced an extended domestic season, running from December until the end of August, incorporating both club and provincial cricket. The schedule consisted of the Logan Cup (first-class matches) for the four provinces, a forty-over Zimbabwe Premier League, fifty-over List A games for the provinces, two T20 tournament windows and opportunities for the under-19 side to face the provinces. ...

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UNDERDOGS ZIMBABWE CHASE MAIDEN TRI-SERIES WIN AT HOME

Big picture -And so to the tri-series final, where a Sri Lanka squad brimming with promise, but light on experience, will meet a Zimbabwe side who have managed to rise to their feet after a rickety start to the series. Zimbabwe are still the underdogs, but the gulf is not so big that they cannot leap across it if they ...

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CHISORO DESERVES ALL THE CREDIT – RAZA

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For Tendai Chisoro and his team-mates, who have seen him play this way for domestic and A sides, his match-winning performance, which included an unbeaten 42 and 2 for 23, was nothing out of the ordinary.By Liam Brickhill in Bulawayo “I’ve done it before, I’ve opened the bowling in a couple of T20 games and I’ve been successful, so it ...

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THE RAZA EFFECT

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Whether batting in a crisis, patrolling the covers or chipping in with his part-time offbreaks, Sikandar Raza is the ultimate team man and often saves his best for the times he is needed most. By Liam Brickhill Sikandar Raza seems to score a lot of his runs when others haven’t, and thrives on pressure © AFP Every team needs a ...

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RAZA, CHISORO LIFT ZIMBABWE TO 218

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Sikandar Raza struck a fighting half-century and added 84 unbeaten runs with Tendai Chisoro – a record ninth-wicket stand for Zimbabwe in ODIs – as the home side recovered from 89 for 7 to a competitive 218 on a slow, sticky surface at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Raza brought up his half-century off 85 balls, to warm cheers ...

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ZIMBABWE BAT: MASAKADZA REPLACES CHIGUMBURA

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Zimbabwe opted to bat in a must-win game against West Indies in Bulawayo. Though overhead conditions were overcast, the pitch was expected to be another good one for batting, with just a light covering of dry grass. The Report by Sirish Raghavan Zimbabwe could benefit from Hamilton Masakadza’s experience in a must-win game © AFP Both teams made changes from ...

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TWO TEAMS CHASE ELUSIVE WIN FOR FINAL BERTH

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Big picture: West Indies are yet to cross the line and win a match in Bulawayo on this tour after their tie against Zimbabwe and one-run defeat to Sri Lanka. That leaves them second on the points table, with seven points, while the hosts are third on four, with their points coming from that tie and the rain-ruined encounter against ...

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WEST INDIES EYE FINAL BERTH, SURGE IN ODI RANKINGS

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Big Picture: Despite West Indies’ big win in Harare, on paper, these are two well-matched teams with plenty to play for: the winner will be guaranteed their place in the tri-series final. The relative inexperience in both squads makes it hard to pick an out-and-out favourite, and conditions in Bulawayo should also be a leveller. West Indies’ tied game against ...

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ANDY PYCROFT REACHES SPECIAL MILESTONE

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FORMER Zimbabwe Test cricketer and international match referee Andy Pycroft celebrated a milestone in his career last week after reaching a half-century of Test matches in the second Test between Australia and South Africa in Hobart. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO South Africa claimed an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series last Tuesday, rolling the hosts for 161 to mark their third ...

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