ZIMvBAN Cricket: Kaitano Joins Zimbabwean Big Boys

Takudzwanashe Kaitano becomes the 4th Zimbabwean batsman opener after Grant Flower, Kevin Kasuza and Terrance Duffin to score a test 50 on debut and 10th Zimbabwean test cricketer overall with a 50-plus score in the first two inns of a test.

Zimbabwe is playing Bangladesh.

Kaitano just beat a 29-year-old record that stood since 1992 previously owned by Grant Flower of most runs on test debut with 83 runs.

Takudzwanashe Kaitano’s 87 is the 3rd highest score on Test debut for zimbabwe. See the hierarchy below.

  1. D. Houghton 121;
  2. H. Masakadza 119
  3. T. Kaitano 87
  4. G. Flower 82
  5. M. Waller 72*
  6. M. Goodwin 70

Kaitano is also the first Zimbabwean opener to face 300 balls in debut Test innings.

He has since been applauded for his performance with some asking authorities to build him a statue outside Harare Sports Club.

Pindula News present some of the responses to Kaitano’s impressive performance

Cricbuzz @cricbuzz:

_He might not be Australian, but the curse of 87 hits him! Takudzwanashe Kaitano c Liton Das b Mehidy Hasan 87(311) Nevertheless, it’s been a top innings on debut._

Ni’Raj’ Khatri @NirajK07Cricket:_Takudzwanshe Kaitano deserves praise from every cricket fan for his brilliant 311 balls 87. Missed his well deserved but will get many chances in future._


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