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Taylor the star as Zimbabwe coast to victory HARARE: Brendan Taylor became just the third Zimbabwean batsman to score centuries in both innings of a Test match as his side completed a crushing victory over Bangladesh in the first Test at Harare Sports Club.Set an unlikely 483 runs to win the match after Taylor had reached the landmark early on Saturday, Bangladesh folded to 147 all out to lose by 335 runs inside four days.Zimbabwe's bowlers required just 49.2 overs to knock over the tourists in their second innings, with fast bowler Kyle Jarvis doing the damage before leg spinner Graeme Cremer claimed figures of 4 for 4 to wrap up the tail after tea.Although Zimbabwe deserved credit for some accurate bowling, Bangladesh's batsmen contributed to their own downfall as they grew impatient too easily and gifted their wickets away.Having gone into the match as favourites, it was an embarrassing defeat for the tourists against their closest rivals, ...

Wasim urges Pakistani bowlers to be aggressive KARACHI: Legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram Saturday urged the country's top fast bowlers to be aggressive and adapt to new rule changes in order to excel at the international level.The 46-year-old, regarded as one of the best left-arm paceman ever to play the game, is holding a ten-day training camp for top 20 fast bowlers in the country ahead of the eight-nation Champions Trophy in June in England.Wasim said the change in rules in one-day ...
Australia's Watson steps down as vice captain MELBOURNE: Shane Watson has stood down as vice captain of Australia in all cricket formats following the test team's humiliating 4-0 series loss to India, citing a need to focus his attention on scoring runs and taking wickets.The injury-prone 31-year-old's place in Michael Clarke's side has been questioned following the India tour, where he averaged just 16 with the bat and was stood down for the third test along with three other players for failing ...
Misbah believes tracks in England would not be difficult like SA KARACHI: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that tracks in England would not be that difficult like on his team's last tour to South Africa. He made these observations in a post match press conference after Sui Northern Gas team defeated WAPDA to win the President Cup One-Day Cricket Tournament at National Stadium here on Friday and completed a double after winning President's Trophy first class event a few week ago. He said apart from playing ...
PCB to allow Butt, Asif to play post-ban LAHORE: Pakistan will allow disgraced former captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif back into domestic cricket once they serve their bans for spot-fixing, the country's cricket chief said Thursday.Butt, Asif and team-mate Mohammad Aamer were banned for a minimum of five years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after being found guilty of spot-fixing at the 2010 Lords Test against England.On Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sports rejected appeals from Butt and Asif. Aamer, ...
Taylor keeps Zimbabwe slowly ticking along HARARE: Captain Brendan Taylor recorded his highest Test score as Zimbabwe made steady progress on the second morning of the first Test against Bangladesh on ThursdayTaylor added 30 runs to his overnight total to go to lunch on 135 not out, as Zimbabwe overcame an early-morning wobble to reach 285 for six at Harare Sports Club.Taylor's previous highest in Tests was 117 against New Zealand in Bulawayo in 2011, but he batted through another session ...
Taylor holds off Bangladesh on testing pitch HARARE: Brendan Taylor's sixth Test half-century steadied Zimbabwe as Bangladesh struggled to make full use of a green wicket on the first day of the first Test at Harare Sports Club.Although the tourists made some early inroads after winning the toss and electing to bowl, reducing Zimbabwe to 65 for three, an unbroken stand between Taylor and Malcolm Waller allowed the home side to take tea on 121 for three.While there was no shortage of ...


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