New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe, 1st Test: Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Sep 18-22, 1997
Played at Harare Sports Club
18,19,20,21,22 September 1997 (5-day match)
  Zimbabwe 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GJ Rennie c Fleming b Cairns 23 76 70 3 0 32.85
GW Flower c †Parore b Cairns 104 345 288 10 0 36.11
A Flower c Spearman b Cairns 8 14 15 1 0 53.33
GJ Whittall c Fleming b O'Connor 33 79 55 2 0 60.00
ADR Campbell* c Pocock b Astle 18 25 22 3 0 81.81
DL Houghton lbw b Davis 23 103 90 1 0 25.55
PA Strang c Fleming b Davis 42 114 79 6 0 53.16
HH Streak c Fleming b Cairns 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
JA Rennie c Fleming b Davis 22 83 74 1 0 29.72
BC Strang lbw b Cairns 1 12 8 0 0 12.50
AG Huckle not out 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 4, nb 14) 24
  Total (all out; 114.1 overs) 298 (2.61 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SB O'Connor 26 1 104 1 4.00
  HT Davis 20 1 57 3 2.85 (14nb, 4w)
  CL Cairns 28.1 9 50 5 1.77 (2nb)
  NJ Astle 23 12 40 1 1.73
  DL Vettori 4 0 14 0 3.50
  CZ Harris 13 5 27 0 2.07 (2nb)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CM Spearman c Campbell b BC Strang 23 68 42 2 0 54.76
BA Pocock run out (Streak) 21 66 54 0 0 38.88
MJ Horne c Whittall b Streak 24 62 57 1 1 42.10
SP Fleming* c †A Flower b BC Strang 52 144 113 7 1 46.01
NJ Astle c †A Flower b BC Strang 7 14 14 1 0 50.00
CL Cairns run out (Streak) 12 91 58 1 0 20.68
AC Parore not out 42 120 93 5 0 45.16
CZ Harris lbw b Huckle 16 59 37 0 0 43.24
DL Vettori c JA Rennie b PA Strang 2 23 25 0 0 8.00
SB O'Connor c Houghton b PA Strang 2 7 5 0 0 40.00
HT Davis c GJ Rennie b Huckle 1 5 6 0 0 16.66
Extras (b 4, lb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 84 overs) 207 (2.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  HH Streak 23 2 63 1 2.73
  JA Rennie 8 1 32 0 4.00
  BC Strang 19 10 29 3 1.52
  PA Strang 15 2 31 2 2.06
  GJ Whittall 5 0 15 0 3.00
  AG Huckle 14 3 32 2 2.28
  Zimbabwe 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GJ Rennie c Harris b O'Connor 57 221 166 2 0 34.33
GW Flower c Fleming b O'Connor 151 335 240 12 3 62.91
A Flower c †Parore b O'Connor 20 61 35 1 0 57.14
GJ Whittall run out (O'Connor) 4 16 16 0 0 25.00
ADR Campbell* c Fleming b Davis 21 83 49 2 0 42.85
DL Houghton c Davis b Astle 1 7 5 0 0 20.00
PA Strang c Horne b Davis 17 35 21 1 0 80.95
HH Streak run out (Harris) 0 9 5 0 0 0.00
JA Rennie c & b Astle 16 23 18 1 0 88.88
BC Strang not out 4 18 7 0 0 57.14
Extras (lb 12, nb 8) 20
  Total (9 wickets dec; 91.5 overs) 311 (3.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SB O'Connor 26 3 73 3 2.80
  HT Davis 13 2 45 2 3.46 (10nb)
  CL Cairns 9 0 44 0 4.88
  DL Vettori 13 2 40 0 3.07
  CZ Harris 5 3 11 0 2.20
  NJ Astle 25.5 2 86 2 3.32
  New Zealand 2nd innings (target: 403 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
BA Pocock lbw b Streak 52 208 157 6 0 33.12
CM Spearman c †A Flower b Huckle 33 78 66 6 0 50.00
MJ Horne c †A Flower b PA Strang 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
SP Fleming* lbw b BC Strang 27 97 90 1 0 30.00
NJ Astle c GW Flower b BC Strang 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
CL Cairns not out 71 256 238 7 1 29.83
AC Parore lbw b Huckle 51 73 53 10 0 96.22
CZ Harris lbw b Streak 41 89 81 5 0 50.61
DL Vettori c GJ Rennie b Huckle 13 49 49 0 0 26.53
SB O'Connor not out 1 26 31 0 0 3.22
Extras (b 6, lb 6, w 1, nb 2) 15
  Total (8 wickets; 128 overs) 304 (2.37 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  HH Streak 21 3 52 2 2.47
  BC Strang 26 10 56 2 2.15 (1nb)
  GJ Whittall 5 1 19 0 3.80
  PA Strang 42 17 76 1 1.80
  AG Huckle 31 9 84 3 2.70 (2nb, 1w)
  JA Rennie 3 1 5 0 1.66

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to field
Series - 2-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - SB O'Connor (New Zealand); AG Huckle and GJ Rennie (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match - GW Flower (Zimbabwe)
Umpires - BC Cooray (Sri Lanka) and ID Robinson
TV umpire - GR Evans
Match referee - S Wettimuny (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Thu, 18 Sep - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 205/4 (GW Flower 85*, DL Houghton 20*)
  • Fri, 19 Sep - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 91/3 (SP Fleming 20*, NJ Astle 2*)
  • Sat, 20 Sep - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 115/0 (GJ Rennie 45*, GW Flower 60*)
  • Sun, 21 Sep - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 64/2 (BA Pocock 30*)
  • Mon, 22 Sep - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 304/8 (128 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • First time 3 pairs of brothers have appeared on the same team in a Test (A & GW Flower, PA & BC Strang, JA & GJ Rennie).
    • 1 hour and 15 minutes were lost to rain on the first morning
    • SP Fleming 5 catches, equals the record for most catches by a fielder in a Test innings (also: VY Richardson, Aus v SA at Durban, 5th test, 1935/36; Yajurvindra Singh, Ind v Eng at Bangalore, 4th Test, 1976/77; M Azharuddin, Ind v Pak at Karachi, 1st Test, 1989/90; K Srikkanth, Ind v Aus at Perth, 5th Test, 1991/92); new Test record for New Zealand (previous - 4 catches: JJ Crowe v WI at Bridgetown, 3rd Test, 1984/85; MD Crowe v WI at Kingston, 4th Test, 1984/85).
    • GW Flower becomes the first player to score a century in each innings of a Test for Zimbabwe.
    • GJ Rennie and GW Flower's 156 set a new record partnership for the 1st wicket for Zimbabwe in Tests (previous: GW Flower and SV Carlisle, Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Auckland, 1995-96).
    • GW Flower (1430 runs) becomes Zimbabwe's highest Test run-scorer (previous: DL Houghton 1419 runs)
    • SP Fleming 7 catches in the match, equals the record for most catches by a fielder in a Test (also: GS Chappell, Aus v Eng at Perth, 2nd Test, 1974/75; Yajurvindra Singh, Ind v Eng at Bangalore, 4th Test, 1976/77; HP Tillakaratne, SL v NZ at Colombo, 2nd Test, 1992/93); new record for New Zealand (previous - 6 catches: BA Young v Pak at Auckland, 1st Test, 1993/94).
 
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