Updated 28-Oct-2022 • Published 24-Oct-2022

The Buzz: The real reason for Zimbabwe's win

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  • The Babar-Rizwan partnership at Gray-Nicolls

  • In the nets with Haris Rauf

  • The collective might of Dale Steyn, Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock

  • Europe's indisputable dominance over England

  • Sandwiches, falafel leave team India cold

  • Anushka Sharma's message of love to Virat Kohli

  • Babar backs his players after defeat to India

Zimbabwe's revenge for Pak Bean

The real reason Zimbabwe's match against Pakistan was a must-win has been revealed by the country's president himself.
For those who came in late to the Pak Bean story, here's what transpired the day before the match that ratcheted up the rivalry for Zimbabwe fans.
Turns out a Mr Bean impersonator from Pakistan had once been invited to the Harare Agricultural Show in 2016 and no one told attendees he wasn't the real deal, and that slight hasn't been forgotten.
Irrespective of the reason, Zimbabwe's win lit up the World Cup for the team...
And fans alike. Here's how they celebrated back home at the Harare Sports Club.
Pommie Mbangwa calling his home side's win is one for the books.
And Sikandar Raza's already told Ravi Bopara how this World Cup going to go.
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Ireland make the fans' day

The handful of Ireland fans who braved the rain to watch their team beat England at the T20 World Cup probably thought their day couldn't get any better. Then this happened.
What the Ireland fans lacked in numbers they more than made up for in volume, their chants and songs lighting up dreary, rainy day. And they weren't holding back on the cheek either.
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The Babar-Rizwan partnership at Gray-Nicolls

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan's batting partnership clearly extends beyond the cricket field.
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In the nets with Haris Rauf

We're all loving watching Haris Rauf bowl, but it's even more fun to see how much he's enjoying himself.
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Europe's indisputable dominance over England

This stat is sending us! But also, the fact that England have played only two T20Is each against Ireland and Netherlands (and none vs Scotland) in all these years, and that all these matches have come in World Cups.
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Sandwiches, falafel leave team India cold

When you're the big cheese of world cricket, you're accustomed to getting a warm welcome wherever you go. That seemingly wasn't the case for India's players when they finished an optional training session at the SCG a day before their T20 World Cup match against Netherlands. On the menu for the players were a selection of fruits, falafel and cold sandwiches. It was not... their cup of tea... so several of them chose to return to their hotel for their next meal.
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Anushka Sharma's message of love to Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli played a spectacular innings against Pakistan at the World Cup, and while his fans were delighted to see him come good after a dip in form, no one could have been more chuffed than his wife, Anushka Sharma, who Kohli has credited with helping him through that difficult phase.
India's players savour the win in front of a 90,000+ crowd at the MCG.
How did Kohli and Hardik Pandya approach the chase? And how did Pandya feel when he watched Kohli hit back-to-back sixes off Haris Rauf?
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Babar backs his players after defeat to India

The India-Pakistan World Cup game was a thrilling spectacle, but spare a thought for Pakistan's players, who ended up on the losing side despite playing superbly. Some encouraging words here from captain Babar Azam.
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