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. D. Houghton 121; H. Masakadza 119 T. Kaitano 87…

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Injury bowls out Craig Ervine

The Zimbabwe national cricket team suffered a double blow after batsmen Craig Ervine and Wesley Madhevere were ruled out of the first Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday at the Harare Sports Club. The two were excluded in a squad announced yesterday. Ervine is struggling with a calf problem while Madhevere, who scored a half century in the final T20 against the Asian opponents on Sunday, has a hamstring injury. Luke Jongwe was included in the Test side, while Prince Masvaure and Kevin Kasuza retained their places in the red…

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HISTORY MADE! Jongwe inspires Zimbabwe to first win over Pakistan

The win means the series is now level in what is Zimbabwe’s first over Pakistan in the T20 format. Having lost the toss, Zimbabwe found the going tough, with balls difficult to get away against the Pakistan speed merchants. Brendan Taylor was the first to fall, trying to force the score along, as Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, facing most of the ball on the other end laboured, trying to get the ball away. Faheem Ashraf removed him for five. Takudzwanashe Marumani came in next and was watchful early on, wary of his…

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ICC Bans Former Zimbabwe Captain Heath Streak From Cricket Over Corruption

Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been given an eight-year ban for five breaches of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code. The breaches took place during Streak’s role as coach of Zimbabwe and various domestic teams, the ICC said in a statement on Wednesday. “Under the provisions of the code, Mr Streak chose to admit the charges and agreed the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an anti-corruption tribunal hearing,” the governing body said. The games include international cricket as well as matches in Twenty20 leagues in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan,…

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