1st Match, West Indies v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights

July 8, 2000

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  • It was the 1605th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was 401st match for West Indies and 151st for Zimbabwe.

  • It was the ninth meeting between these two sides. West Indies has emerged winner on eight occasion, while Zimbabwe's solitary win came in this match.

  • The Royal and Sun Alliance County Ground in Bristol became 31st ground to host a day/night One day international match, while England became ninth country to host a day-night ODI encounter.

  • The partnership of 68 runs between Chris Gayle and Wavell Hinds is best for West Indies for second wicket against Zimbabwe. This expunges the previous highest stand of 37 between Sherwin Campbell and Brian Lara at Hyderabad (India) on 16-02-1996.

  • Brian Lara scored his 40th ODI fifty in his 168th match (besides 13 centuries). Lara became fourth West Indian and 14th batsman in ODIs to score 40 or more fifties in a career after Desmond Haynes (57 in 238), Viv Richards (45 in 187) and Richie Richardson (44 in 224).

    50s   Batsman           Mts   Runs   Hs     Ave.  100s
    58  M Azharuddin        334   9378  153*  36.92   7
    57  Desmond Haynes      238   8648  152*  41.37  17
    57  Aravinda de Silva   268   8334  145   35.61  11
    54  Inzamam-ul-Haq      226   7364  137*  40.02   7
    50  Javed Miandad       233   7381  119*  41.70   8
    49  A Ranatunga         269   7454  131*  35.83   4
    47  ME Waugh            217   7492  130   38.22  14
    47  SR Tendulkar        249   9262  186*  42.10  25
    47  Saleem Malik        283   7169  102   32.88   5
    45  IVA Richards        187   6721  189*  47.00  11
    46  DM Jones            164   6068  145   44.61   7
    44  RB Richardson       224   6248  122   33.41   5
    40  BC Lara             168   6377  169   42.51  13
    40  SR Waugh            295   6713  120*  31.81   2
    

  • Grant Flower who dismissed Brian Lara, completed his 50 wickets in ODIs.He became fifth Zimbabwean to do so after Heath Streak (111 wickets in 93 matches), Paul Strang (83 in 81), Guy Whittall (75 in 97) and Eddo Brandes (70 in 59).

  • By taking 126 matches to reach this milestone, Grant Flower became sixth slowest in ODI history after Pakistan's Saleem Malik (203), Australia's Allan Border (199), Sri Lanka's Aravinda de Silva (183), India's Sachin Tendulkar (175) and Sourav Ganguly (133). Incidentally the previous slowest Zimbabwean to do so was Guy Whittall whose 50th wicket came in his 74th match.

  • West Indies' total (232-7) is its lowest against Zimbabwe. The previous lowest was 233 for 9 (in 50 overs) at Hyderabad (India) on 21-11-1993.

  • Neil Johnson's innings (95) is the highest for Zimbabwe against West Indies. This obliterates Andy Flower's 89 at Singapore on 02-09- 1999.

  • The first wicket stand of 24 runs between Neil Johnson and Craig Wishart is a new record for Zimbabwe for this wicket against West Indies. This just beat the previous record stand of 23 between Flower brothers at Hyderabad (India) on 21-11-1993.

  • Neil Johnson won his sixth Man of the Match award. With this he equalled Paul Strang's tally of awards. Now only Andy Flower (7) has won more awards than him for Zimbabwe.

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