Greatest Zimbabwe victories

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Greatest Zimbabwe victories

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The historic victory over Australia got me thinking about what our greatest achievements as a cricketing nation have been. It is hard to pick one above all the others but I did come up with a list of the performances that have stood out the most to me. I think for me the England tour of 1996/97 will always be a particular highlight. The team was clearly entering a golden patch, cricket seemed in good health in the country, and the political situation wasn't yet dire, even if the warning signs were there.


1983: beating Australia at the CWC.

1995: First ever test win, against Pakistan no less.

1996/97: The entire England tour of Zimbabwe.

1998: Winning Test Series in Pakistan 1-0.

1999: Beating India and South Africa at the CWC.

2001: Winning ODI Series in NZ 2-1.

2013: Test victory against Pakistan.

2017: Winning ODI Series in Sri Lanka 3-2

2022: Away ODI victory against Australia.
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Basically any win :lol:

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Googly wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2022 4:20 pm
Basically any win :lol:
Certainly in the last 20 years.
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Our victory against Bangladesh in 2011 on our test return was a special one for me.

T20 victory over Australia in the 2007 world cup also has to be right up there.

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2013 Test win vs PAK and 2017 ODI series win vs SL shouldn't make the list mainly because of the strength of the opposition.

PAK back then were a very ordinary Test side, especially overseas. And SL at that time were a very weak side in LOI cricket (not much better in Tests). Even today, I think Sri Lanka's LOI side is fairly mediocre.
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This is very high.

We've been swept by BD and the Afghans. We lose to the Scots and the Irish. We've lost to Singapore and UAE.

We've been contemplating a Kenyan descent for ages.

To come to Australia after the terrible Rajput era and after the annihilation in game two and win...

... without Ervine and Blessing...

Only thing in ODI wins to compare is 83.

Test series win in Pakistan and the 07 Australia win after we were abject post 05 are up there from the other formats

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Oh this is right up there. Especially considering the absolute nadir of two to three months ago.

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Kriterion_BD wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2022 6:52 pm
2013 Test win vs PAK and 2017 ODI series win vs SL shouldn't make the list mainly because of the strength of the opposition.

PAK back then were a very ordinary Test side, especially overseas. And SL at that time were a very weak side in LOI cricket (not much better in Tests). Even today, I think Sri Lanka's LOI side is fairly mediocre.
I was trying to think of any highlights this millennium!
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This is probably one of the best LOI wins. It's against a full strength AUS side, away from home, and perhaps most importantly fits a pattern of continuous improvement since Houghton took over.

I had said after the BD series win, that the India and Australia series would prove whether that was a fluke or not. Well it's been proven to not have been a fluke.
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T20 win against full strength australia in a massive world cup game ..when zimbabwe was in the initial years of recovering from the 2003 fiasco ..And that is why no youngesters today are even close to Taylor he single handedly won us games

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