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nahaz
November 8, 2009, 05:01 AM
Just thought I'd start a thread on the just-started series between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Zimbabwe will be the most commonly played opponent over the coming year or two, and hence the interest. A good performance by Zimbabwe against the eite South Africans will further indicate that both Zimbabwe and us have both improved over the past year.

Input by zimbabweean fans will be appreciated.

Nadim
November 8, 2009, 05:04 AM
South Africa 175/2 (32.4 ov)

nahaz
November 8, 2009, 05:05 AM
172/2 off 32.4 overs by SA to start off with...looks ominous!

Nocturnal
November 8, 2009, 07:17 AM
South Africa 295/5 (50 ov)
Zimbabwe 7/0 (3.1 ov)
Zimbabwe require another 289 runs with 10 wickets and 46.5 overs

Shafin
November 8, 2009, 07:30 AM
Pacers have cost Zimbabwe greatly, you can't take on SA with part timers like chibabha. They might be better off playing 4 spinners.

_Rafi_
November 8, 2009, 07:32 AM
Good luck Zimbabwe. Pls. prove BD is better than RSA :-)
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Nocturnal
November 8, 2009, 08:16 AM
Zimbabwe 44/4 (16.2 ov)

BANFAN
November 8, 2009, 08:31 AM
Zimbabwe 64/5 (20.4 ov)

Zim laying us down !! :)

Abid_Khan
November 8, 2009, 08:49 AM
Zimb spinners are great, it's just their pacers.. where did Ed Rainsford go and.. Hondo! Where did he go!! He was a great player

Nocturnal
November 8, 2009, 08:57 AM
Zimbabwe 86/5 (28.0 ov)
Taibo still batting....zim has a chance :-p

Tigers_eye
November 8, 2009, 10:41 AM
powerplay needs to be taken now. finish off botha.

Tigers_eye
November 8, 2009, 10:44 AM
the match is officially over. 36 ball 102 required. Even Shahid Afridi's fastest 50 can't do it now. (he did it in 37 balls)

yaseer
November 8, 2009, 10:45 AM
Not a bad effort from ZIM

fais
November 8, 2009, 10:47 AM
this was a decent effort by Zim

Shehwar
November 8, 2009, 10:55 AM
228-5 after 47 overs now....great effort by Zimbabwe this in South African conditions!

Zunaid
November 8, 2009, 10:56 AM
Good effort. Had Taibu been healthy - imagine the recent tour.

yaseer
November 8, 2009, 10:58 AM
Both can make century

Baundule
November 8, 2009, 10:59 AM
Taibu was a super flop in the Bangladesh tour. Good for us. :D

yaseer
November 8, 2009, 11:01 AM
looks like Matsikenyri's main problem is spin. Thats why he can't perform against us. Actually its a problem for All Zim batsmen.

AsifTheManRahman
November 8, 2009, 11:25 AM
Yeah, it's the spin that makes all the difference.

al Furqaan
November 8, 2009, 11:46 AM
Good effort. Had Taibu been healthy - imagine the recent tour.

we've beaten a taibu led team captained by the HaBa, and with the likes of tapash and mushfiq babu bowling with razzak missing out on the series.

taibu would have trimmed the margins, and thats it.

and guess what, in head to head matches between BD-ZIM, taibu averages less than ashraful!!!

Shaan
November 8, 2009, 11:46 AM
wow, Zimbows played really well today, that's give a good picture that how our team is improving. Good knock from Taibu.

Crickey
November 8, 2009, 11:53 AM
man it's just two fired up but salute to Taibu!

AsifTheManRahman
November 8, 2009, 12:01 PM
we've beaten a taibu led team captained by the HaBa, and with the likes of tapash and mushfiq babu bowling with razzak missing out on the series.

taibu would have trimmed the margins, and thats it.

and guess what, in head to head matches between BD-ZIM, taibu averages less than ashraful!!!
Yeah, Taibu would be dancing on his toes against Razzak, Enam, Shakib and Riyad.

_Rafi_
November 8, 2009, 12:26 PM
Taibu's average against RSA is 50 and both of his centuries are against them. Taibu loves to face RSA's pacers.
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simon
November 8, 2009, 01:35 PM
Great effort by Zimbabwe.
SA don't have as much spin power as we have.
That' what made the dffrnce.

revolver
November 8, 2009, 02:15 PM
damn zim shud hav won

mahbubH
November 8, 2009, 02:17 PM
well played Zimbo.. today I watched SA-Zim match instead of Aus-Ind match!

AsifTheManRahman
November 8, 2009, 02:51 PM
well played Zimbo.. today I watched SA-Zim match instead of Aus-Ind match!
And if you were looking for competition, you made the right choice. :)

mahbubH
November 8, 2009, 03:44 PM
And if you were looking for competition, you made the right choice. :)
lol .. good one

Dhruvo
November 8, 2009, 03:51 PM
That was well played by zimbabwe. I hope they win atleast one match against them.

cricket_king
November 8, 2009, 08:30 PM
And if you were looking for competition, you made the right choice. :)

Lawl.

Anyway, man I doubt we could've scored 250 in South African conditions. They played very well. Price bowled quite well also, if you guys haven't noticed.

Ajfar
November 9, 2009, 01:25 AM
was this tour part of FTP or arranged by the 2 boards?

auntu
November 9, 2009, 02:03 AM
Great batting by Taibu and Matsikenieri. This also proves how good our performance was. We have world class spinners. :)

al Furqaan
November 9, 2009, 03:30 AM
Great batting by Taibu and Matsikenieri. This also proves how good our performance was. We have world class spinners. :)

class but not world class. its tru matsi did well here and has hardly had success against us. but yeah, on our wickets, our spin triad is world class. they'll take their fair share of a beating in less hospitable tracks against the top sides, even though they will also bank some top notch spells.

but yeah at home, we should throw 30 overs of sakib, razzak, and enam at the opposition with mash and rasel/rubel making up the rest.

BANFAN
November 9, 2009, 03:56 AM
A century is a century, so all the credits given to Taibu; but with a side note: The game was over in first 10-12 overs, so there was no real pressure on them. It was more of a net practice for Taibu & Matsi.

Shafin
November 10, 2009, 01:37 PM
Another Collapse by Zimbabwe.

They have been infected with BD top order virus.

South Africa 331/5 (50 ov)
Zimbabwe 95/8 (27.2 ov)

simon
November 10, 2009, 04:39 PM
Ya, Zim & BD bttng is quite similar.
One day they score 250+ & then they come back to their typical -170 innings.

nycpro96
November 10, 2009, 04:49 PM
Taibu still gets 50

Raynman
November 10, 2009, 05:47 PM
smart move by SA to arrange this as a practice for their team to lead up to the England series.

May not be a bad idea for us to invite over Kenya or Ireland for a couple of matches before hosting England.

nycpro96
November 10, 2009, 06:09 PM
smart move by SA to arrange this as a practice for their team to lead up to the England series.

May not be a bad idea for us to invite over Kenya or Ireland for a couple of matches before hosting England.

That should be fun :smug:

zman
November 11, 2009, 01:11 AM
dhur zimbo eida ki khela khello ajke...jei lau shei kodu

BANFAN
November 11, 2009, 06:56 AM
Originally Posted by Raynman
smart move by SA to arrange this as a practice for their team to lead up to the England series.

May not be a bad idea for us to invite over Kenya or Ireland for a couple of matches before hosting England.

That's a very good idea infact. You can experiment and check out form of some of the players before the series.

Imteaz
November 11, 2009, 12:28 PM
Real standard of our cricket. :)

revolver
November 11, 2009, 12:46 PM
taibu is wicked

Naimul_Hd
November 11, 2009, 04:54 PM
Cricket South Africa sets out Zimbabwe plan

Cricket South Africa and Zimbabwe Cricket have been working together on a three-year plan to form the cornerstone of Zimbabwe's ambition to return to the Test arena.

Gerald Majola, the CSA chief executive, and his opposite number Ozias Bvute met on Monday in Johannesburg to discuss various issues relating to Zimbabwe, who are currently taking part in a short two-match ODI series against South Africa.

Zimbabwe took self-imposed exile from the Test game in 2005 after it became clear they couldn't field a competitive team, but are now focussing on returning to the five-day game after improvements within the country. At the height of Zimbabwe's problems, South Africa withdrew their support but have now pledged to help their neighbours.

"The plan, which targets grassroots cricket up to the national team, and the administration of Zimbabwe cricket, will now be work-shopped by CSA's cricket committee, the chief executive's committee and will finally make its way to the CSA board meeting next February for final ratification," Majola said.

"We had a constructive session yesterday and now we look forward to gaining further insight before presenting the three-year plan to the board. Both boards are determined to find a successful and sustainable structure for Zimbabwe cricket."

Bvute was also encouraged by the outcome of the meetings. "We are happy with the progress made with input from both parties," he said. "We shared ideas and looked for ways that will positively impact Zimbabwe Cricket. We are confident that jointly we will come up with a long term solution."

ZC president Peter Chingoka added: "Zimbabwe has a wealth of cricket talent and we want to turn them into stars. Cricket South Africa have strong development structures and we look forward to learning from them as we continue unearthing the stars of the future."

source: http://www.cricinfo.com/rsavzim2009/content/story/433901.html



Zim is so privileged to have South Africa as their neighbor country. SA also permits them to play in SA domestic cricket regardless of the domestic level. But look at us. We have got India, Pakistan, Srilanka as a neighbor. Have u ever heard that either of these country offering any such plan for Bangladesh to come strong in Test cricket ??? All they can is to criticize us, and show us how poor we are. Is this what we deserve as a neighbor country. When they supported getting Test status, they should also help in getting good shape. Anyway, I personally think, BCB should not beg help to these country rather its much more worthy begging help from Aus, SA.

Tigers_eye
November 11, 2009, 07:59 PM
That's a very good idea infact. You can experiment and check out form of some of the players before the series.
Then there are people who labels players as minnow bashers and some as giant killers. If the giant killers flop against the weaker teams, there is no problem, they still have the green light. Whereas, all good knock of those minnow bashers are discredited in matter of seconds. No use in checking form.

The only reason we should play Kenya or Ireland is to help them. We have a duty.