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March 10, 2004, 04:02 PM
The Zimbabweans have come up with the best headline!!!

Zim humiliated in one-day international (http://www.herald.co.zw/index.php?id=29872&pubdate=2004-03-11)

March 10, 2004, 04:04 PM
They reckon we have no world class bowlers!!! Wat about Rafique and Masri and enamul allahr-rahmatha?!!!

March 10, 2004, 04:05 PM
Because their papers are also used to losing.:)

March 11, 2004, 08:24 AM

Zim humiliated in one-day international

By Lawrence Moyo
ZIMBABWE handed lowly Bangladesh their first victory in international cricket since achieving Test status five years ago after slumping to a humiliating eight-run defeat in the third one-day international at Harare Sports Club yesterday.

The first two matches of the five-match series were washed out at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo at the weekend and Bangladesh now have a 1-0 lead with two more matches at Harare Sports Club tomorrow and Sunday.

Yesterday*s win was only the fourth in 83 matches for Bangladesh who had not won anything since their controversial 62-run win over Pakistan in a first round match of the 1999 World Cup in Northampton, England while two other successes came against Kenya and Scotland, both non-Test teams.

Yesterday*s defeat was, no doubt, the most humiliating for the Zimbabweans, especially at home and it would rank alongside last year*s monumental seven-wicket defeat to Kenya in a Super Six match of the 2003 World Cup at the Goodyear Park in Bloemfontein, South Africa on March 12.

Bangladesh*s record in one-day internationals now stands at 83 matches, four wins, 77 defeats and two no results and their hero in yesterday*s win was Tareq Aziz who claimed three wickets for 38 in six overs but the man-of-the-match award went to middle-order batsman Mohammad Ashraful.

Ashraful was honoured for his unbeaten 51 off just 32 balls, a knock which saw Bangladesh move from a perilous 159/6 in the 42nd over to a competitive total of 238/7 at the end of their allotted 50 overs, a total which proved too much for Zimbabwe.

The rains stayed away and midway through the second innings the match looked well set for a crushing home victory as Zimbabwe were 121/1 in the 22nd over with the likes of Midlands all-rounder Sean Ervine, captain Heath Streak, Dion Ebrahim, Tatenda Taibu and Stuart Matsikenyeri still to come. But Zimbabwe, probably over-confident as they needed 118 runs from 28 overs, gave away wickets cheaply and in the end only managed to scramble 230/9 off 50 overs, thus 109 runs in 28 overs for the loss of eight wickets against Bangladesh who have no world-class bowler.

Zimbabwe won the toss and Streak elected to field, a decision which brought immediate results as the Matabeleland all-rounder and Mashonaland seamer Douglas Hondo took two quick wickets to reduce the tourists to 20/2 in the ninth over.

However, Bangladesh refused to surrender and staged a magnificent recovery courtesy of a century partnership for the third wicket between captain Habibul Bashar and number four Rajin Saleh who took the Tigers from 20/2 to 134/3 when the skipper fell to Grant Flower in the 37th over.

Bashar made an innings topscore of 61 off 80 balls, seven fours, while Saleh was the third Bangladesh batsman to score a half-century with his 57 off 107 balls, four fours and a big six which disappeared over the huge media centre. Although four other wickets fell before the end of the innings, Bangladesh had managed to add 104 more runs, 13 of them off the last over.

Zimbabwe*s response got off to a faltering start as they lost Flower, promoted to opener, fell for just two runs in the fourth over before fellow opener Barney Rogers and Stuart Carlisle added 109 for the second wicket. The fall of Rogers after 21.3 overs sparked a collapse, which saw most batsmen reaching double figures but going out before establishing match-winning partnerships.

Carlisle was the match*s highest scorer with 71 runs off 91 balls, seven fours, while Rogers made 51 off 63 balls, seven fours and a six with number nine Raymond Price making an unbeaten 20 off 19 balls of which his only boundary was a huge six.

The humiliation came hardly 24 hours after Streak had made it clear that Zimbabwe are supposed to beat all those teams ranked lower but now it will take a lot for many to take the team seriously ahead of tougher tours by Sri Lanka and Australia.

Source: Zimbabwe paper (http://www.herald.co.zw/index.php?id=29872&pubdate=2004-03-11):P

March 11, 2004, 08:29 AM
I posted that ages ago...

March 11, 2004, 10:55 AM
more humiliations are waiting for them in next to matches.

March 11, 2004, 12:54 PM
don be so very sure! :P
we still got long way to go!

March 11, 2004, 12:59 PM
the report puts it like it was all zim's fault that they lost. they should know maybe it was BD's awesome skills that handed them the loss, not thier lackadaisical performance.

March 11, 2004, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by shovon13
the report puts it like it was all zim's fault that they lost. they should know maybe it was BD's awesome skills that handed them the loss, not thier lackadaisical performance.

I agree. I've been saying all along, Chubby's been hiding behind the rain. He was gonna have to come out and play us at least once. Well, we got him at last.

March 11, 2004, 03:59 PM
the fact of the matter is that we have played 83 ODIs in total, and won only four. it is only natural that people are still not convinced by our cricketing abilities. don't expect the world to all of a sudden respect us now. the only fitting reply our cricketers can give is to win more matches, and gradually silence the critics. the win over zim was a step in the right direction, but it's only the first baby step. we have got to put up strong performances from now on. if we were to win the series, that would go a long way toward convincing the cricketing world that this result was no fluke, and that it was a demonstration of our ability, not zim's complacency.