1st Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights
- India's dismal performance at Faridabad continued with their loss
to Zimbabwe. The hosts have won only one match out of the five
they have played on this ground.
- India's total of 274 for six was the highest ever achieved on
this ground, although Zimbabwe surpassed it and set a new high
during their chase. The previous highest was 273 for five by West
Indies against India on October 17, 1994.
- Ajit Agarkar's score is the highest by any Indian playing exactly
19 balls in an one-day innings. Sachin Tendulkar had previously
scored 30 against England at The Oval on May 23, 1996.
- Douglas Marillier (56*) scored his second fifty in his 26th
match; it is also his highest score in one-day internationals,
beating the 52* off 68 balls against Sri Lanka at Sharjah on
October 30, 2001
- Marillier raced to his fifty off just 21 balls - the fastest
fifty by a Zimbabwean in all one-dayers. He bettered the previous
record of Andy Flower, who took 29 balls to complete his fifty
during his innings of 53 against Sri Lanka at Harare on December
- Marillier's fifty is also the fastest by any batsman against
India, putting into shade Pakistani Salim Malik's 23-ball fifty,
which came during his match-winning innings of 72* at Kolkata on
February 18, 1987.
- Marillier's score is the highest for any number 10 batsman in
one-day history. Pakistan's Abdur Razzaq (v South Africa at
Durban on April 3, 1998) and India's Harbhajan Singh (v Australia
at Visakhapatnam on April 3, 2001) were the previous joint record
holders with identical scores of 46.
- Interestingly, the previous record for the highest individual
innings at number 10 against India was also held by a Zimbabwean.
Andrew Whittall had scored 29 at Bulawayo QC on September 26,
- Marillier scored 46 of his runs in boundaries (10x4, 1x6) during
his innings - a boundary percentage of 82.14. Only two batsmen -
New Zealand's Craig Spearman (88.23% at Rajkot on November 5,
1999) and Sri Lanka's Aravinda de Silva (84.84% at Calcutta on
March 13, 1996) have achieved a higher boundary percentage in an
innings of 50 or more against India. Just for the record,
Australia's Matthew Hayden (96.00 % v New Zealand at Auckland on
February 19, 2000) holds the one-day record.
- The two catches in Zimbabwe's innings have taken Sourav Ganguly's
tally of catches to 32 while captaining India. This moves him
ahead of Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar, who took 31 catches each
as India's capatain. Only Mohammad Azharuddin, with 83 catches,
is ahead of Ganguly.
- Zaheer Khan captured four wickets for the third time in his
career. Interestingly his other two four-wicket hauls also came
against Zimbabwe. Zaheer had the figures of 4-42 at Sharjah on
October 26, 2000. He then returned identical figures at Bulawayo
QC on June 27, 2001.
- Anil Kumble (9.4-0-70-1) conceded 70 runs off his bowling in a
match for only third time in a career spanning 222 matches. His
worst performance came against New Zealand at Christchurch on
January 19, 1999, when he conceded 78 runs in 10 overs. The other
occasion when he went for more than 70 runs was against Australia
at Adelaide on January 26, 2000. Kumble then conceded 71 runs in
his 10 overs.
- India lost a one-dayer for the third successive time in the last
over of the match. It lost to England by two runs at Delhi on
January 31 and by five runs at Mumbai on February 3 earlier this
- India lost a match by one wicket for the third time. It also suffered losses by this margin against Pakistan at Sharjah on April 18, 1986, and against Zimbabwe at Jodhpur on December 8, 2000.