2nd Match, India v Zimbabwe, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights

Rajneesh Gupta

June 25, 2001

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  • It was the 1729th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was India's 465th and Zimbabwe's 185th match.

  • It was the sixth match between these two sides in Zimbabwe. The record now reads : India 4, Zimbabwe 2.

  • Umpires Graeme Evans and Ian Robinson were officiating in their 12th and 78th match respectively.

  • Ashish Nehra became 137th player to represent India in shorter version of the game.

  • By capturing a wicket (Campbell) off his second ball on debut, Nehra became joined the elite band of Indians capturing a wicket in their first over in ODIs. The accompanying table lists all such instances for India :

Ball

Bowler (Victim)

Opponents

Venue

Date

4th

SM Gavaskar (Zaheer Abbas)

Pakistan

Sialkot

13-10-1978

3rd

WV Raman (DL Haynes)

West Indies

Rajkot

05-01-1988

4th & 5th

AS Wasson (JG Wright & AH Wright)

New Zealand

Dunedin

02-03-1990

2nd

SV Manjrekar (DM Jones)

Australia

Hobart BO

10-12-1991

4th

VG Kambli (SB Doull)

New Zealand

Delhi FSK

03-11-1994

5th

PL Mhambrey (NMK Smith)

England

The Oval

23-05-1996

5th

DS Mohanty (Saeed Anwar)

Pakistan

Toronto

13-09-1997

5th

SS Raul (Inzamam-ul-Haq)

Pakistan

Toronto

13-09-1998

1st

S Ramesh (NAM McLean)

West Indies

Harare

24-06-2001

2nd

A Nehra (ADR Campbell)

Zimbabwe

Harare

24-06-2001

  • Zimbabwe (133) recorded its lowest ever total against India in all matches obliterating the previous lowest of 135 at Bombay on October 17,1987. Incidentally Zimbabwe's previous lowest all out total against India at home was 209 in 49.1 overs at this same ground on October 25,1992.

  • The total was the 14th lowest by any side against India in all ODIs. The lowest total against India is Pakistan's 87 at Sharjah on 22-03-1985.

  • Ajit Agarkar's figures of three for 26 were the best for India in Zimbabwe. The previous best was 3 for 35 by Javagal Srinath at this same venue on October 25,1992.

  • Sachin Tendulkar (70*) now holds the record of aggregating most runs in a career by a visiting batsman on Zimbabwean soil. At the end of this match his tally reads as 280 runs (ave. 70.00) from six matches. The previous record was on the name of Sri Lankan Russel Arnold who has aggregated 277 runs (aev.69.25) in five matches.

  • By winning the match with 142 balls to spare India recorded the largest victory by any side batting second on Zimbabwean soil. The previous record was held by Australia which defeated the hosts at this same venue on October 23,1999 with 129 balls to spare.

  • The margin of defeat of nine wickets was the largest for Zimbabwe in all home matches. Zimbabwe had lost two matches on successive days by nine wickets against Australia in October 1999.

  • Sachin Tendulkar was winning his seventh Man of the Match award against Zimbabwe and 39th of his career. Both these are maximum by a player in ODIs.

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