England supporters will be able to follow the five-match series in Zimbabwe after Sony TV announced that they have bought the rights to show the games.

It had been thought that BSkyB's lack of interest in buying the rights would mean that for the first time since 1989 nobody would be showing an England overseas tour. But Sony TV, who are a major player in Asia, paid around £300,000 to broadcast the matches.

The Sony TV channel is not available to terrestrial viewers but can be found on the Sky platform.