May 2, 2001

2nd Test, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, Statistical Highlights

  • It was the 1545th Test match in cricket history.

  • It was Zimbabwe's 50th and Bangladesh's third Test.

  • Enamul Hoque was making his Test debut. He became 16th player to represent Bangladesh in Test cricket.

  • Umpires Doug Cowie and Russel Tiffin were officiating in their 21st and 19th Test respectively.

  • Alistair Campbell and Andy Flower were playing their 50th Test. They became first and second Zimbabwean and 168th and 169th player overall to do so.

  • Campbell and Flower also became the 35th and 36th player to appear in 50 Test matches at a trot. India's Kapil Dev and Australia's Ian Healy had two separate sequences of 50 consecutive Test matches. Among the contemporary cricketers who are still continuing with their streak of consecutive matches, only Australia's Mark Waugh (90), India's Sachin Tendulkar (82) and England's Alec Stewart (55) are ahead of these two Zimbabweans.

  • The catch of Akram Khan in first innings was 50th for Campbell. He became first Zimbabwean and 68th fielder (excluding wicket-keepers) to do so.

  • When Guy Whittall was run-out in the first innings, this was the sixth instance of getting out in this fashion for Whittall - maximum for Zimbabwe. He was earlier at level with Alistair Campbell who had been run-out on five occasions in 85 innings. Just for the record, Australia's Allan Border with 12 run-outs (in 221 innings) holds the record of most such dismissals.

  • Heath Streak's while making his highest Test score (bettering the 67 in the first innings of first Test against Bangladesh) recorded the highest innings by a Zimbabwean at number seven. The previous highest was 81 by Andy Flower against New Zealand at Bulawayo in 1992-93.

  • Four fifties in Zimbabwe's first innings equalled the record of most fifties in an innings for Zimbabwe. The other two occasions being versus India at Nagpur in 2000-01 and versus Bangladesh at Bulawayo in the last Test. Incidentally the Test record is of seven fifties made by England against Australia at Manchester in 1934.

  • The four catches in the match by Campbell equalled the existing record of most catches by a fielder in a match for Zimbabwe. It was the second such instance for Campbell. He had also taken four catches against England at Harare in 1996-97. Others to take four catches for Zimbabwe are Mark Dekker against Sri Lanka at Harare in 1994-95 and Grant Flower against England at Nottingham in 2000.

  • Guy Whittall, on 40 in second innings, completed his 2000 runs in Test cricket. He became fourth Zimbabwean after Andy Flower (3721 runs from 50 Tests), Grant Flower (2647 from 48) and Alistair Campbell (2249 from 50) and 207th batsman in Test annals to reach this landmark.

  • With 50 wickets on his name Whittall also became the first Zimbabwean to complete the allround double of 2000 runs and 50 wickets in a career. He also became the 35th allrounder in Test chronicles to achieve this milestone.

  • Mohammed Sharif and Manjural Islam suffered the ignominy of bagging a pair in the match. They became first and second batsman from Bangladesh to suffer this fate. Other batsmen to bag a pair in a Test against Zimbabwe are Pakistan's Manzoor Elahi at Harare in 1994-95 and Mushtaq Ahmed at Peshawar in 1998-99 and West Indian Adrian Griffith at Port-of-Spain in 1999-00.

  • The five ducks by Bangladesh batsmen in the match is the maximum by any side against Zimbabwe. The previous record was of four ducks recorded by three teams-Pakistan (twice), New Zealand and West Indies on four occasions.

  • The series win by 2-0 margin ended Zimbabwe's streak of nine consecutive series without a win from 1999-00 series with Australia to 2000-01 series with New Zealand.

  • At the end of the series: Zimbabwe's overall Test record : played 50, won 5, lost 25 and drawn 20.

    Heath Streak's captaincy record: played 7, won 2, lost 3,drawn 2. Bangladesh's overall Test record: played 3,lost 3. Naimur Rahman's captaincy record: played 3,lost 3.