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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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MUSAKANDA SET FOR DEBUT

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ZIMBABWE are set to throw in rookie batsman Tarisai Musakanda in the playing 11 for the second Test against touring Sri Lanka starting at Harare Sports Club tomorrow morning. BY KEVIN MAPASURE After losing the first Test, Zimbabwe selectors will be looking to effect a couple of changes to strengthen both the batting and bowling department. It is likely that ...

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PANYANGARARA BACK IN TRAINING

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ZIMBABWE national team fast bowler Tinashe Panyangara has recovered from a back injury that kept him out for several months to resume full training to put himself in contention for selection in the squad to face West Indies and Sri Lanka in the triangular cricket series later this month. BY KEVIN MAPASURE Panyangara last played for Zimbabwe at the World ...

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SRI LANKA WEAR DOWN ZIM

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Sri Lanka overcame spirited resistance from Zimbabwe to secure a 225-run victory at Harare Sports Club yesterday in the first Test of the two-match cricket series. The tourists declared on their overnight total of 247-6 and let Zimbabwe, trailing by 411 runs, have a crack at batting out on the final day. Facing such a mammoth task, Heath Streak’s side ...

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ZIMBABWE CHANNEL SPIRIT OF ’92

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Forcing Sri Lanka to strain every sinew on a slow pitch with little help for either seam or spin, Zimbabwe came agonisingly close to a draw in their 100th Test match. BY Tristan Holme in Harare When John Hampshire was appointed coach of Zimbabwe in the lead-up to their first Test match in 1992, the Yorkshireman was quick to lay ...

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SRI LANKA TIGHTENS GRIP ON RAIN HIT DAY

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RAIN might have ruined Sri Lanka’s plans, but they still tightened their grip on the first cricket Test against Zimbabwe after taking a 411-run lead ahead of the final day today at Harare Sports Club. BY Kevin Mapasure Stumps: Sri Lanka 247 for 6 (Gunaratne 16*, Kusal Perera 1*) and 537 lead Zimbabwe 373 (Cremer 102*, Moor 79, Rangana Herath ...

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CREMER’S 102* HELPS ZIMBABWE AVOID FOLLOW -ON

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Graeme Cremer struck his maiden Test ton to lead Zimbabwe’s recovery. Sri Lanka 537 and 5 for 0 (Silva 3*, Karunaratne 1*) lead Zimbabwe 373 (Cremer 102*, Moor 79, Herath 3-97) by 169 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details A fantastic rearguard effort from Zimbabwe’s middle and lower order, led by Graeme Cremer’s maiden Test ton, helped the hosts avoid the ...

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ZIMBABWE FIGHT BACK

Sri Lanka’s Upul Tharanga taps one down the pitch, as Zimbabwe wicketkeeper, Peter Moor looks on during day two of the first Test at Harare Sports Club. BY Kevin Mapasure Stumps Zimbabwe 88 for 1 (Mawoyo 41*, Masakadza 33*) trail Sri Lanka 537 (Tharanga 110*, Perera 110, Cremer 4-142) by 449 runs Sri Lanka’s Upul Tharanga taps one down the ...

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