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South Africa Vs Zimbabwe 1999 World Cup

On May 29, 1999, South Africa, the competition's favourite, and Zimbabwe squared off in a world cup match. Zimbabwe was having a great tournament, putting up challenges against nearly every opponent. It was Zimbabwe's final and most important group stage match, and a Zimbabwean victory would mean the tournament's hosts, England, would be eliminated. Since South Africa had already advanced to the super six stage as the group leader, it wasn't a huge concern for them. Zimbabwe got off to a strong start as they batted first, combining for 65 and 66 runs for the first and second wickets, respectively. Neil Johnson opened the batting and anchored their innings together. Zimbabwe were on 170/3 when he was removed as the third wicket after a superb 76-run innings. Eventually, Allan Donald took three wickets for 41 runs as they reached 233/6 in their fifty overs.     It was not a game that South Africa had to win, as was previously said. But they undoubtedly felt differentl

Faiz Fazal

  Indian Cricket player Fais Fasal announced his retirement from all formats of the game. Faiz Fasal got to play only in a lone ODI game for India. Despite scoring a half-century in the match, he never got to play in another international match for India. In the domestic arena, he played for Vidarbha. The left-hander amassed 9,184 runs at an average of 41 in 138 first-class matches. In IPL he was part of the Rajasthan Royals team in the 2009-11 season. Faiz made his debut for India in 2016, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. But by the time he made his debut, he was in his thirties. In the 3rd ODI match of the series, Indian bowlers restricted Zimbabwe to 123 runs. In reply, Faiz Fazal (55*) along with KL Rahul (63*) sailed to victory in 21.5 overs without any loss of wicket. Vidharbha won their maiden Ranji title in the 2017-18 season under the captaincy of Faiz Fazal. Early in his career, Faiz Fazal missed out on being a part of the U19 World Cup squad in 2004 when an injury forced h

Left Handed Batsmen in 90s

  Greatest Left-Handed Batsmen of the 90s Sachin Tendulkar, Aravinda De Silva, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Inzamamul Haq, Jacques Kallis, the list of right-handed batsmen who have reigned the cricket arena in the 90s is somewhat a long one. Team Predictors here make an effort to describe some of the great left-handed batsmen from each major team of the 90s. 1. Brian Lara(WI) The West Indian great is undoubtedly one of the best to ever play cricket for the West Indies. He played 131 Tests for the West Indies. He made 11,953 runs at an average of 52.89. Lara held the record for the highest ever test score by a batsman, when he scored 375 against England in 1994. He held the record for a long time until Matthew Hayden of Australia made 380 against Zimbabwe in 2003. But Brian Lara once again broke the record by scoring a whopping 400 against England in 2004. Lara played 299 ODI for West Indies and made 10,405 runs at an average of 40.17. Lara holds the record of scoring the most runs in a