England tour of Zimbabwe 1996/97


Shaking hands with a despot

When Michael Atherton met Robert Mugabe

Eyewitness - Zimbabwe v England, Bulawayo, December 1996

Not in their widest dreams

England's first senior tour to Zimbabwe was fractious from the start

Tests: Zimbabwe 0 England 0, ODIs: Zimbabwe 3 England 0

England in Zimbabwe and New Zealand, 1996-97

After four barren winters, England at last came home in something close to triumph when they convincingly won their Test series in New Zealand


England in Zimbabwe ODI Series, 1996/97

England in Zimbabwe Test Series, 1996/97

England tour of Zimbabwe, Dec 1996 - Jan 1997

Test matches

One-Day Internationals

Commentators Mark Nicholas and Mike Procter have a chat
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Zimbabwe celebrate their 3-0 series victory
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Zimbabwe players celebrate their big win over England
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Mike Atherton greets Robert Mugabe at John Barclay looks on
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One for the family album: Mike Atherton with a grinning Robert Mugabe
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Alistair Campbell drives on his way to 84
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Tour Results
Zimbabwe v England at Harare - Jan 3, 1997
Zimbabwe won by 131 runs
Zimbabwe v England at Harare - Jan 1, 1997
Zimbabwe won by 7 runs (revised target)
Zimbabwe v England at Harare - Dec 26-30, 1996
Match drawn
Zimbabwe v England at Bulawayo - Dec 18-22, 1996
Match drawn
Zimbabwe v England at Bulawayo - Dec 15, 1996
Zimbabwe won by 2 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
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