Greatest Zimbabwe victories

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sam_ahm
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Re: Greatest Zimbabwe victories

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Googly wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2022 4:20 pm
Basically any win :lol:
Ah! No, Zimbabwe have won a fair amount. The listed ones I think are fair enough.

May be we can add beating Australia in 2014 was a memorable win as well, not the greatest though.

How about beating India in a test in 2001(home). That Indian team had Sachin, Dravid, Ganguly, Laxman, Kumble.

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The 2014 win was special for me personally because I was there and the atmosphere was unreal! However, ZC in 2014 was a sinking ship and we had some shit players in the side. This side is filled with younger, more talented players with a higher ceiling. This win feels better because it comes off a run of decent performances

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One thing I didn't realise was how good we were in the 90s, early 00s. We've won quite a few games in this period, and I being so young then, it just didn't sink in as much. One thing I do remember is the effort my dad would make to ensure we got to watch the games. We didn't have DSTV or anything like that, so we always had to go to others houses.

One game that never gets mentioned is when we defended 138 against West Indies in Sydney

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/car ... -scorecard

There is also the game we beat SA in Durban in 2000 (we also beat England in this tri-series with Olonga taking 6/19)

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/sta ... -scorecard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0zexugH9YM

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/sta ... -scorecard

There's this win over England at The Oval

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/nat ... -scorecard

In fact, we did pretty well that whole series even beating West Indies twice and making the final, only to go down to England in it.

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/nat ... 2000-61069

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYKMgDdxMl0

Tri-Series were so fun and so many back then. Need to bring them back. This is a good way to ensure we limit player burnout and also get teams playing each other more.

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I watched those two YouTube videos. Damn that brings back good memories.
Kallis getting crazy reverse with that old white ball.
I forgot what a good player Grant Flower was.

sam_ahm
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Re: Greatest Zimbabwe victories

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I'd love to see the return of tri series as well, and there are quite a few in the upcoming FTP.

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