Australia headed into the inaugural 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa as one of the favourites, but their campaign was dealt an early blow when minnows Zimbabwe stunned them at Newlands.
Zimbabwe’s Brendan Taylor has joined a unique club of players to have scored a century in each innings of a Test match on two occasions, following his scores of 110 and 106 not out against Bangladesh in Dhaka, writes SIMON LEWIS.
Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by 218 runs on the final day of the second Test in Dhaka to draw the series 1-1, with Mehidy Hasan Miraz taking five second-innings wickets.
After Bangladesh’s record-breaking first innings in the second Test in Dhaka, Zimbabwe’s batters put their shoulders to the stone in an effort to push past the follow-on mark in a bid to preserve their 1-0 series lead.
Mushfiqur Rahim abandoned his helmet during the latter part of his record-breaking century on day two of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka.
The experienced Mushfiqur Rahim has become the first wicketkeeper-batsman to score two double centuries in Test cricket.
The Bangladesh batters knuckled down in the first innings of the second Test against Zimbabwe to reach a total of 303-5 at the end of day one in Dhaka.
The year’s not yet done, but already Indian batters have struck 15 ODI centuries, with England hot on their heels on 13, while the Proteas have only cobbled together two, writes SIMON LEWIS.
Zimbabwe scored an emphatic 151-run win over Bangladesh in the first Test in Sylhet, with Sikandar Raza knocking over the top order and Brandon Mavuta accounting for the middle order on his Test debut.
Bangladesh fought back against Zimbabwe, knocking them over for 181 on day three of the first Test in Sylhet as Zimbabwe’s batters struggled to handle the spin of Taijul Islam.
Bangladesh failed to capitalise on finishing off the Zimbabwe tail early on day two of the first ever Test in Sylhet, as Zimbabwe paceman Tendai Chatara knocked over three of Bangladesh’s top-five batters.
Zimbabwe got off to a good start on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh at Sylhet, reaching 236-5 at the close of play at a rate just over 2.5 runs to the over.
A strong team performance from Zimbabwe was not enough to earn the southern Africans a victory against a highly professional Bangladesh outfit who continue to impress on the international stage.
India crushed the West Indies after the visitors had put 322 on the board, with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma adding 246 for the second wicket off 187 balls to surge to victory with seven overs to spare.
During the T20I series against Zimbabwe, KFC gave the Mini Cricket kids an opportunity to join their Protea heroes for a sneak preview of what happens behind in the scenes on an official Proteas tour.