Spirited Zim cricket side impresses world

Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWE might have crashed to a 62-run defeat at the hands of South Africa in their opening 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup tie in Hamilton, New Zealand, yesterday but it’s very clear that the local cricketers charmed the world with their plucky performance.This is how the world reported the Zimbabweans spirited performance yesterday.

IBNLive — “Zimbabwe go down against South Africa by 62 runs, but not without fight.”

The Indian Express newspaper ran with the headline “South Africa survive Zimbabwe challenge, win by 62 runs”

“David Miller and JP Duminy both scored centuries as South Africa overcame a real challenge from Zimbabwe to record a 62-run victory in their opening World Cup Pool B game in Hamilton on Sunday

“Elton Chigumbura’s side, however, also showed that they would be a dangerous opponent for many sides with opener Chamu Chibhabha (64), Hamilton Masakadza (80) and Brendan Taylor (40) showing they were all highly competent international batsmen.

“They had been on 214 for three and well set to push on for the final 15 overs before Taylor’s dismissal effectively ended their resistance and they were bowled out for 277 in 48.2 overs.”

The India Today newspaper screamed — “South Africa see off Zimbabwe fightback to seal win”.

“A record-breaking partnership of 256 by David Miller and JP Duminy led South Africa to a 62-run win over Zimbabwe in their opening World Cup Pool B match on Sunday.

“Zimbabwe began their chase well but couldn’t overcome the big total, falling short when it was all out for 277 in the 49th over.
“Hamilton Masakadza scored 80 and combined with Chamu Chibhabha (64) for a 105-run stand that gave Zimbabwe a chance, before South Africa spinner Imran Tahir (three for 36) stifled the run chase.”

Cricinfo’s headline was — “David Miller’s ton helps South Africa beat a SPIRITED Zimbabwe”

“David Miller’s 98-ball 138-run onslaught helped South Africa beat a resolute Zimbabwe by 62 runs in their opening World Cup encounter which was played at Seddon Park, Hamilton on Sunday.

“South Africa, touted by many as strong contenders for a place in the next round, were off to a shaky start, as Zimbabwe’s new-ball attack of Tinashe Panyangara and Tendai Chatara made good use of the new ball.

“The disciplined bowling accounted for South Africa’s openers, Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla, who perished, in the first nine overs, with just 21 runs on the board.

The Australia Broadcasting Corporation ran with the headline — “South Africa holds off Zimbabwe to secure 62-run win in Hamilton”
“David Miller and JP Duminy have both scored centuries to help South Africa overcome a REAL CHALLENGE from Zimbabwe to record a 62-run victory in its opening World Cup Pool B game in Hamilton.

“Zimbabwe had been on three for 214 and well set to push on for the final 15 overs before Taylor’s dismissal effectively ended its resistance and it was bowled out for 277 in 48.2 overs.”

Agence France Presse ran with the headline — “Proteas overcome PLUCKY Zim”

“Zimbabwe, as they had with the ball, started well with the bat and were 191 for two in the 33rd over as Hamilton Masakadza (80) and Chamu Chibhabha (64) threatened before they lost eight wickets for 86 runs.”

India Blooms News Service’s headline was — “SPIRITED Zimbabwe loses to SA after fight”

“A SPIRITED Zimbabwe side fought hard but a mighty South Africa displayed all round performance to beat the side by 62 runs in a World Cup match here on Sunday.

“Zimbabwe gave South Africans early jolts by taking four quick wickets with the scorecard reading 83-4.”

The Dhaka Tribune’s headline was — “SA pick up victory against SPIRITED Zim”

“The South Africa cricket team has come off to a good start in the world cup 2015 by beating their neighbour Zimbabwe. The latter side, despite ranking much lower, showed spirited efforts against one of the pre-tournament favourites.”


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