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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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ZIMBABWE EARN TIE WITH THREE – RUN LAST OVER

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With West Indies needing four off the last over in Bulawayo, Donald Tiripano cunningly gave away just three runs and denied Jason Holder off the last ball to seal the 34th tie in 3806 ODIs. The Report by Deivarayan Muthu Zimbabwe 257 (Ervine 92, Raza 77, Carlos Brathwaite 4-48) tied with West Indies 257 (Hope 101, Kraigg Brathwaite 78, Tiripano ...

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UPBEAT WEST INDIES AIM TO BUILD ON HARARE GAINS

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Big Picture – If off-field distractions have followed West Indies to Zimbabwe, their performance in their first game of the tri-series did not show it. They brought a largely young, inexperienced squad here but their win on Wednesday suggested depth and quality nonetheless, and they will arrive in Bulawayo a confident group. The Preview by Liam Brickhill in Bulawayo West ...

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CHEVRONS NEED PSYCHOLOGIST : GARY BRENT

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EVER since he made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Pakistan in 1996, former Zimbabwe cricket team seam bowler Gary Brent’s career progressed in fits and starts.Yesteryear profile with MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE   His talent was apparent although he personally did not believe he had unique cricket talent, until a time when he made the Zimbabwe Under-19 team and later ...

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ZIMBABWE CRICKET NEEDS HELP TO OVERCOME HURDLES

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Change in personnel at the top means there’s lot to be optimistic about, but the cricketing fraternity at large needs to steps in to prevent Zimbabwe from going Kenya’s way. By Tristan Holme Zimbabwe have played only six away Tests since their return since 2011. As Zimbabwe shimmied towards their latest defeat in the second Test against Sri Lanka, thoughts ...

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ZIM BAD WITH BAT, BRILLIANT WITH BALL

  The Zimbabwe national cricket team failed to replicate their day two performance with the bat on day three yesterday, with Sri Lanka tightening their grip on the second Test at Harare Sports Club. By Kevin Mapasure Sri Lanka 504 and 102 for 4 (Karunaratne 53*, Gunaratne 6*, Mumba 3-31) lead Zimbabwe 272 (Chari 80, Ervine 64, Williams 58, Herath ...

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ERVINE, CHARI ENTERTAIN ON DAY TWO

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BRIAN Chari and Craig Ervine both hit unbeaten half centuries as Zimbabwe punched back after Sri Lanka posted 504 in the first innings of their second and final Test match on day two at Harare Sports Club yesterday. BY KEVIN MAPASURE Zimbabwe 126 for 2 (Chari 60*, Ervine 60*, Herath 2-44) trail Sri Lanka 504 (Dhananjaya 127, Gunaratne 116, Tiripano ...

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ZIM FIGHT ON

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The decision review system (DRS) in cricket circles made its debut in Zimbabwe yesterday and the host immediately benefitted from the technology on the first day of their second Test against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club. BY KEVIN MAPASURE When the stumps were drawn, Sri Lanka who batted first after Zimbabwe had won the toss, were on 290 for ...

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ZIMBABWE IN NEED OF TOP ORDER SOLIDITY

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Big Picture – In July, Zimbabwe hosted New Zealand for two Tests in Bulawayo. Considering this is only the third time in 11 years that they’re playing four Tests in a season at home, Sri Lanka’s tour ought to have provided continuity. Instead, the players were involved, not for the first time, in a protest with Zimbabwe Cricket over non-payment ...

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