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Zimbabwe captain blames poor batting for flop

Zimbabwe captain blames poor batting for flop

PALLEKELE – Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura singled out poor batting as the reason for his team’s first round exit in the World Cup. Zimbabwe, who play their last group match against Kenya on March 20 in Kolkata, were sent packing following a seven-wicket defeat against Pakistan on Monday.
“Throughout the tournament we have fielded well and bowled superbly, but it can’t be said about our batting. It was a big problem.” Zimbabwe have managed only one total of more than 200

Pakistan should go all out against Zimbabwe

THE REALITY CHECK – After poor showing against New Zealand, the Pakistanis will have to get that one bad day out of their minds and come back hard against Zimbabwe. Pakistan had only themselves to blame in the last game and now the greenshirts need to comeback strong and get themselves back to winning ways.
That game should be a wake up call for Shahid Afridi and his men and they should aim to rectify those mistakes against Zimbabwe. The African side shouldn’t be taken lightly as

Zimbabwe wary of Murali, Malinga threat

PALLEKELE – Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura has pinpointed Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga as a double danger when they meet Sri Lanka in the World Cup on Wednesday. The African nation, who have never beaten Sri Lanka in four previous World Cup matches, need a win to stay in hunt for a quarter-final place from Group A which is topped by New Zealand ahead of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia. Zimbabwe have two points from their win over Canada while they lost to New Zeaaland

New Zealand trounce Zimbabwe by 10 wickets

AHMEDABAD – New Zealand dominated Zimbabwe from ball one on Friday and romped to their second 10-wicket win in the World Cup but the victory probably did little in getting the team ready for the tougher battles lying ahead.
The New Zealand opening batsmen complemented the efforts of their bowlers and thrashed Zimbabwe to notch up their second World Cup win. Paceman Tim Southee led a disciplined New Zealand bowling show to skittle Zimbabwe for 162 runs after the Africans chose to

Vettori and Co face Zimbabwe spin test

NEW DELHI – New Zealand’s brittle top order will have to toil for every run against Zimbabwe’s nagging spin attack in Friday’s World Cup Group A match in Ahmedabad. Australia cruelly exposed New Zealand’s vulnerability against raw pace last Friday, skittling them in 45-odd overs for 206, a target they overwhelmed in 34 overs for a ridiculously easy seven-wicket victory.
Zimbabwe, however, will bank on their army of miserly tweakers to straitjacket a New Zealand team grappling

Taibu, Price shine as Zimbabwe rout Canada

NAGPUR – Tatenda Taibu just missed a maiden World Cup century while Raymond Price grabbed three early wickets as Zimbabwe crushed hapless Canada by 175 runs for their first win in Group A on Monday. Zimabwe were indebted to former captain Taibu (98) and Craig Ervine (85) for posting 298-9 before dismissing Canada for a paltry 123, with left-arm spinner Price finishing with 3-16 off eight tight overs.
The African nation, who lost to Australia in their opener, virtually reduced the

Zimbabwe, Canada looking to future

NAGPUR – Zimbabwe and Canada, whose World Cup ambitions were always modest, are already planning for the future despite having five more matches to play in this marathon event. The two teams meet on Monday in Group A having both lost their opening games.
They are already facing a virtually impossible task of reaching the quarter-finals with Pakistan, Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand widely expected to progress. Canada, who lost by 210 runs to Sri Lanka, insist they have a

Australia hammer Zimbabwe in 30th World Cup victory

AHMEDABAD – Champions Australia softened up a resolute Zimbabwe with fiery pace and bounce to kick start their campaign with a resounding 91-run victory on Monday, their 30th World Cup win on the trot. Australia’s speed merchants Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson (four for 19) regularly hit the 145 kph mark to reduce Zimbabwe to 44 for four within 13 overs.
They never recovered and they were all out for 171 chasing 263 to win. While Lee and Tait resorted to the short

Gritty Ireland pip Zimbabwe

NAGPUR – Andre Botha and Kevin O’Brien hit resolute half-centuries to carry Ireland to a final over, four-wicket victory in a World Cup warm-up game against Zimbabwe on Tuesday. Botha top-scored with 79 and O’Brien hit an unbeaten 62 as Ireland chased Zimbabwe’s competitive 244-8 with three balls to spare in the thrilling match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium in Nagpur.
The duo upstaged Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura, who slammed eight fours and three sixes in an

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