July 21, 2000

7th Match, Zimbabwe v West Indies, Statistical Highlights

  • It was the 1616th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was the 405th ODI for West Indies and 155th for Zimbabwe.

  • It was the 11th match between these two sides. The record now reads : Zimbabwe 3, West Indies 8.

  • Umpires John Hampshire and John Holder were officiating in their 14th and 16th match respectively.

  • Mahendra Veeren Nagamootoo (left handed batsman and leg break googly bowler from Guyana) became the 100th player to represent West Indies in ODIs.

  • Andy Flower captained Zimbabwe for the 50th time in his career. He became the second Zimbabwean after Alistair Campbell (68) to do so. Flower also became the 21st player in ODI history to captain his side in 50 or more matches.

  • The catch of Chris Gayle was the 50th for Alistair Campbell. He became the first Zimbabwean to do so.

  • Grant Flower, on 83, completed his 4000 runs in ODIs in his 130th match. He became the second Zimbabwean after his brother Andy and the 38th batsman overall to achieve this landmark.

  • The 173 run-partnership between Sherwin Campbell and Brian Lara was West Indies' best for the second wicket against Zimbabwe. This obliterated the previous record stand of 68 between Chris Gayle and Wavell Hinds at Bristol on 06-07-2000.

  • The total (287 for 5) was the highest for West Indies against Zimbabwe in all matches. This obliterated the previous highest of 280 for three at Kingston on 02-04-2000.

  • Sherwin Campbell scored his second century in ODIs. He had made 103 also against Zimbabwe at Kingston on 01-04-2000.

  • Campbell's century was the fourth century by a West Indian batsman against Zimbabwe. Wavell Hinds (116* at Kingston on 02-04-2000) and Gordon Greenidge (105* at Worcester on 18-06- 1983) are the other West Indians to score a century against Zimbabwe.

  • Brian Lara scored 22 runs off Dirk Viljoen's one over. The sequence was : 0, 4, 2, 6, 4, 6

  • Zimbabwe's total (290 for 4) was its highest against West Indies in all matches. This obliterated the previous highest of 244 for nine at Singapore on 02-09-1999.

  • The total was also the highest for Zimbabwe when batting second in all matches. The previous highest was 278 for nine against Australia at Delhi on 11-04-1998.

  • The total was the third highest for a side batting second against West Indies. Sri Lanka had made 329 at Sharjah on 16-10- 1995 (Sri Lanka, however, lost that match), while South Africa made 297 for 5 at Lahore on 03-11-1997.

  • The fifth wicket unbroken stand of 186 runs between Murray Goodwin and Grant Flower was the highest for this wicket against West Indies by all sides. The previous highest was an unbroken 172 runs stand by Australians Darren Lehmann and Michael Bevan at St. George's on 14-04-1999.

  • The partnership was also the second best for the fifth wicket after the record 223 run stand between Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja against Sri Lanka at Colombo SSC on 17-08-1997. Incidentally Zimbabwe's previous highest fifth wicket stand was the unbroken 145 run stand between Andy Flower and Andy Waller against Sri Lanka at New Plymouth on 23-02-1992. Zimbabwe's previous highest for this wicket against West Indies was 92 between Duncan Fletcher and Dave Houghton at Worcester on 13-06-1983.

  • Murray Goodwin became the first Zimbabwean to score a century against West Indies. He also bettered Andy Flower's 89 at Singapore on 02-09-1999 which was the previous highest innings for Zimbabwe against West Indies before Goodwin (and Grant Flower with his 96* in this match).

  • Grant Flower (96*) made a score in the nineties for the fourth time in his career. His other scores in the 90s are : 91 versus Pakistan at Quetta on 30-10-1996, 90 versus South Africa at Centurion on 25-01-1997 and 91 versus South Africa at Nairobi Gymkhana on 28-09-1999.

  • Murray Goodwin won the Man of the Match award for the fourth time in his career.