March 14, 2002

3rd Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights

  • Andy Flower was missing a one-dayer for only the fifth time in his career since making his debut way back in February 1992. He previously missed four Coca Cola Cup matches in Zimbabwe in June-July 2001.

  • India's total of 191 was their second lowest against Zimbabwe. The lowest still remains 168 in 43.5 overs at Bulawayo on February 1997. This was, however, India's lowest total against Zimbabwe at home, obliterating the 247 for five in 50 overs at Kanpur on March 6, 1996.

  • The fifth-wicket partnership of 86 between Mohammad Kaif and Sanjay Bangar was a new Indian record for this wicket against Zimbabwe. This obliterated the previous highest of 83* between Ajay Jadeja and Robin Singh at Benoni on February 9, 1997.

  • Douglas Hondo (4-37) took his first four-wicket haul in his third appearance, after going wicketless in first two one-dayers (vs England in October 2001). His figures are the best by a Zimbabwean against India in India beating Grant Flower's previous best of 3 for 43 at Jodhpur on December 8, 2000.

  • Hondo became the fourth Zimbabwean to claim a four-wicket haul in his first appearance against India. The other three are : Gary Crocker (4-26 at Harare on October 25,1992), Henry Olonga (4-46 at Sharjah on November 11,1998) and Travis Friend (4-55 at Sharjah on 22-10-2000). Incidentally, West Indian Patrick Patterson holds the record for the best figures in a debut match against India with figures of six for 29 at Nagpur on December 8, 1987.

  • Alistair Campbell,on 60,completed 5,000 one-day runs. He was playing his 175th one-day international and 171st innings. He became the third Zimbabwean after the Flower brothers Andy (5897 in 193 matches) and Grant (5475 runs in 180 matches) - and the 35th batsman to do so.

  • The victory margin of six wickets was the highest for Zimbabwe against India. It was in fact, only the fifth occasion that Zimbabwe was winning a match against India whilst chasing. Out of the other four occasions, Zimbabwe emerged winners on two occasions only after the target was reduced.