Articles tagged 'afghanistan'

Zim win nail-biter 7 March 2018 Phew!!! The above expression sums up the roller coaster of emotion that characterised the cliff-hanger ICC World Cup Qualifier encounter in which Zimbabwe edged rivals Afghanistan by two runs to go two games up at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo yesterday. All-rounder Sikandar Raza won himse...
Nemesis Zim, Afghan square-off in Byo 6 March 2018 BULAWAYO - ODDS are stacked highly against Zimbabwe but momentum and conditions largely favour the hosts when nemesis Zimbabwe and Afghanistan clash in a World Cup Qualifier at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo this morning. Back in 2014 Zimbabwe and Afghanistan played a 2-2 draw in the One Day I...
Zim, Afghan series underway 5 February 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe men's cricket team continues with its preparations for next month's 2019 ICC World Cup Qualifiers and this morning they date Afghanistan in a Twenty20 match in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The second match of the series will take place at the same venue tomorrow before ...
Zim cricketers happy in Afghanistan 19 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe cricketers participating in the Shpageeza Cricket League in Kabul, Afghanistan say they are happy to continue participating in the tournament despite a blast that killed three people last week. A suicide bomber is reported to have detonated his device leading to the deadly bl...
Williams snubs Afghan offer 7 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe cricket all-rounder Sean Williams will no longer be taking part in the Shpageeza Cricket League in Afghanistan after opting to stay back home and work on his fitness. The 30-year-old left-hander had been drafted to play for Speenghar Tigers in the T20 competition in the war-t...
US drops biggest bomb in Afghanistan 14 April 2017 WASHINGTON - The US military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials. A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the "mother of all bombs," ...
Cremer's wife jumps to cricket team's defence 7 March 2017 HARARE - Having been stung by the critical criticism the Zimbabwe cricket team got form ex-players after the defeat to Afghanistan, captain Graeme Cremer's wife Merna come to the defence of her man his players on social media. Zimbabwe were dismissed 54 all out in the final ODI against the Asi...
Taylor, Vermeulen in ugly spat 4 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe cricket's appalling display in which they pummelled to a new low by becoming the first Test-playing side to be bowled out inside 13.5 overs in ODI cricket has torched a social media storm. Local fans were on Sunday left shell-shocked at Harare Sports Club as Afghanistan's bow...
Zim back in it 22 February 2017 HARARE - The jinx is broken. Zimbabwe are back in the series with a hard fought three runs victory over Afghanistan in the third ODI at Harare Sports Club yesterday. The hosts put in one of their worst batting displays in the series so far as they were bundled out for a measly 129 in 32.4 over...
ZC must learn from Afghanistan 21 February 2017 HARARE - Losing to minnows Afghanistan will always hurt but burying heads in shame will only do Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) more harm than good. Instead, ZC has to embrace the friendly advice from the visiting Asian side's coach Lalchand Rajput which he provided on a silvers platter on the eve of th...
Afghanistan beat Zim again 20 February 2017 HARARE - A collective effort from Afghanistan bowlers earned them a well-deserved 54-run victory over hosts Zimbabwe in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Harare Sports Club yesterday. Chasing a target of 239, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 184 as Man of the Match Rashid Khan and fellow s...
Streak targets series opener 16 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe cricket coach Heath Streak has challenged his players to draw first blood by winning today's ODI series opener at Harare Sports Club to unsettle a stubborn touring Afghanistan side. The visitors have over the years enjoyed a good run of results against Zimbabwe winning both h...
Zim on revenge mission 15 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe host Afghanistan in five One Day Internationals (ODIs) beginning tomorrow at Harare Sports Club hoping to avenge for past defeats at the hands of the Associate country. The locals have been embarrassed by the Afghanistan both at home and on neutral venues over the years. O...
Some cricket to talk about 3 February 2017 HARARE - The lack of cricket we have had over the last two years has been worrying at all levels. The Under 19's are currently touring South Africa, and shocked the hosts with a convincing five wicket win, which was well-received back home. Though it would be good to see the youngsters play...
Afghanistan sound warning to Zim 31 January 2017 HARARE - Afghanistan have warned of the danger that lies ahead for the Zimbabwe senior cricket team after their development side went 2-0 up in the ongoing limited overs series at Harare Sports Club. The Asian side's A team moved within a match to wrap up the five-match limited overs series wi...
Strong earthquake shakes Asian cities 10 April 2016 KABUL - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has been felt across a number of major cities across south-west Asia. The earthquake struck in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The tremor was felt in Kabul, Islamabad, Lahore and...
Zim cricket team sink to new lows 14 March 2016 HARARE - A low key welcome is awaiting the Zimbabwe cricket team when they arrive from India after a disappointing ICC WT20 qualifying campaign that saw them lose to Associate side Afghanistan. However, they will not return empty-handed as their consistent ability to choke has found them new f...
Afghanistan humble Zim 13 March 2016 NAGPUR - Afghanistan roared into the main draw of the World Twenty20 with an emphatic 59-run victory over Zimbabwe in a first round Group B match in Nagpur yesterday. Mohammad Shahzad (40) gave Afghanistan a flying start before Mohammad Nabi (52) and Samiullah Shenwari (43) added 98 runs off 6...
Zim U19 lose to Afghanistan 13 February 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe went down to Afghanistan by five wickets in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 Plate Championship final played yesterday at Sheik Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground in Bangladesh's port town of Cox's Bazar. Tariq Stanikzai struck an unbeaten 106 that beli...
Zim A fall in India again 2 February 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe A cricket team fell to Afghanistan A by five wickets in the second 50 over match of their tour of India yesterday. Afghanistan, who chased down 269 runs in the first match, won the toss and elected to field and were vindicated in their call after restricting Zimbabwe to 2...
Zim face Hong Kong in T20 opener 12 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe will take on Hong Kong in the opening match of the 2016 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 in Nagpur, India on March 16 according to the schedule released yesterday. The two teams were drawn in Group B which also features Afghanistan and Scotland for the first...
Zim cricket: Who's to blame? 29 October 2015 HARARE - The latest episode of the ongoing saga involving Zimbabwe's cricket team has left people speechless, or to use a cricketing term stumped. While there is no doubt that Afghanistan have improved over the last three or so years, Zimbabwe's loss in the ODI and T20 series is totally unacce...
Waller, Hondo jobs on the line 29 October 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) specialist coaches, Andy Waller (batting) and Douglas Hondo (bowling) face the axe as the organisation tries to seek scapegoats following the humiliating series defeats to Afghanistan. The tourists became the first Associate nation to secure a series win over a T...
Ireland, Afghanistan await struggling Zim 3 October 2015 HARARE - ICC Associate nations Ireland and Afghanistan are relishing the opportunity to add more misery on a struggling Zimbabwe cricket side when they tour these lands later this month. The two nations arrive in Zimbabwe hard on the heels of the Pakistan series which ends on Monday. Pakist...
Zim A level series 4 August 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe yesterday beat Afghanistan by eight wickets at Country Club to draw the two-match unofficial Test series one all. Playing under the Zimbabwe A banner, the hosts restricted Afghanistan to 169 in the first innings with seamers Cuthbert Musoko and Neville Madziva taking three wi...