England tour of Zimbabwe 1996/97

1996

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

Statistics

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

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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