March 11, 2002

2nd Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights

  • Saurav Ganguly's 84 was his fourth successive fifty in oneday internationals. He had earlier made 74 and 80 in the last two one-dayers against England and 57 in the first one-dayer against Zimbabwe at Faridabad.

  • Ganguly has now aggregated 2536 one-day runs in 59 matches as captain of India. This takes him past Sachin Tendulkar's tally of 2454 runs from 73 matches as captain. Now only Mohammad Azharuddin (5239 runs in 174 matches) has scored more runs as Indian captaian.

  • India's total of 319 for 6 was its highest against Zimbabwe obliterating the total of 306 for 5 (in 50 overs) made at Ahmedabad on December 5, 2000.

  • It was the fifth highest total for India against any team and the second highest by any team against Zimbabwe after the 363 for 3 (in 50 overs) made by South Africa at Bulawayo on September 23,2001

  • It was also the highest for India on this ground beating the 289 for six (in 50 overs) against Australia on November 3,1996.

  • The 25 wides conceded by Zimbabwean bowlers are the maximum wides conceded by any team against India. Interestingly the previous record was also held by Zimbabwe; they conceded 24 wides in the 1999 World Cup game at Leicester on May 19,1999.

  • The 134-run partnership between Alistair Campbell and Travis Friend is Zimbabwe's highest for the second wicket against India. This obliterated the previous record of 125 between Campbell and Murray Goodwin at Bulwayo on September 27, 1998.

  • Mongia, who claimed 3-31 in the six overs that he bowled on Sunday, was incidentally bowling for the first time in his international career.

  • The match aggregate of 574 runs was the highest between the two countries, beating the 570 scored at Cuttack in April 1998.

  • Ganguly's Man of Match award was his 26th in his 188th match. With this, he is now on par with Sri Lanka's Aravinda de Silva and West Indian Desmond Haynes. Now only fellow Indian Sachin Tendulkar (43), West Indian Viv Richards and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (28) have won more awards than the Indian captain.