Zimbabwe lost their last seven wickets for three runs.
November 21, 2008 7:47am CST
Zimbabwe lost their last seven wickets for three runs to be bowled out for only 127 by Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Harare.The hosts lost their last seven wickets for three runs - including six successive ducks - to be bowled out for only 127 by Sri Lanka spinners Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis.Former captain Taibu finished unbeaten on 36, having shared a 41-run fourth-wicket stand with Stuart Matsikenyeri which appeared to be putting the hosts on course for a 200-plus total.Instead, once Matsikenyeri was bowled by Murali the Sri Lankan spin twins were unstoppable.this is a world record, never a team lost seven wickets for three runs. zimbabwe cricket is getting worst day by day.
• New Zealand
22 Nov 08
This is one of worst batting performance I ever seen in world cricket. Zimbabwe is not all seems competitive with Srilanka. And yes, day by day Zimbabwe is getting worst and worst. Something needs to be done to improve the quality of Zimbabwe cricket. Bangladesh is way better than Zimbabwe right now. A test playing nation like Zimbabwe would have to put a bit more better performance to be competitive with the International side. I guess they have to play a lot of domestic cricket and settle down first to face bigger side like Srilanka.