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No team in international cricket, especially Test cricket, wants to try so many new faces at once, but for Zimbabwe it was more of a compulsion than an option.
There is a saying that when bad luck comes, a person sitting on a camel is also bitten by a dog. The same thing happened today with Zimbabwe, who won the toss and elected to bat, but failed to make a valuable addition.
The second over of the first innings was underway and the Zimbabwean batsmen were trying their best to defend the stumps in front of the new ball in the sands of Test cricket. Kevin Cusoza was so well defended that the moment came when this misfortune of ‘fate’ became apparent.
Hassan Ali was testing Ksouza’s defense on the danger line outside the stumps. This ball was also an attempt of Hassan Ali which Ksouza played defensively with full confidence but the ball bounced back under the strength of the bat and hit the stumps.