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
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
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
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