India tour of Zimbabwe, 1st Test: Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, Jun 7-10, 2001
India won by 8 wickets
7,8,9,10 June 2001 (5-day match)
  Zimbabwe 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GJ Whittall b Nehra 6 22 17 1 0 35.29
5.1 full and outside the off, the ball swings in late and Whittall plays just outside the ball, the ball strikes the inside edge and goes back into the stumps 9/1
View dismissal DD Ebrahim run out (Harbhajan Singh) 12 86 60 1 0 20.00
18.3 Harbhajan Singh to Carlisle, full and on the off, not much turn or bounce, the ball is driven hard back down the wicket, the ball hiots the bowler's hand and goes oonto the stumps, loud shout for run out, the umpire has called for the thired umpire 46/2
View dismissal SV Carlisle c Laxman b Khan 29 90 54 3 0 53.70
25.4 full and outside the off, the ball slants away from the right hander, with a few minutes left for lunch Carlisle pokes at the ball without moving his feet, caught well by Laxman at slips 65/3
View dismissal ADR Campbell c †Dighe b Harbhajan Singh 21 54 55 3 0 38.18
32.4 well flighted and outside the off, Campbell heaves across the line in most inelegant fashion, a shot he tried earlier and failed, the ball goes off the edge straight up in the air and Dighe gets his gloves safely under it 89/4
View dismissal A Flower c Das b Nehra 51 80 45 7 0 113.33
43.6 full and on the off, the ball swings away from the left hander, Flower goes for a big hit and the ball comes off the toe ofd the bat and flies up in the air towards mid off, Das gets under it and catches probably the most important catch of the i 137/6
View dismissal GW Flower c †Dighe b Srinath 5 14 19 0 0 26.31
35.6 full and outside the off, very much there for the drive, Grant Flower flashes at it and edges to Dighe, and against the grain of play, with regard to Srinath's bowling, a wicket falls 97/5
View dismissal HH Streak* run out (†Dighe) 16 81 54 0 0 29.62
55.1 from Khan, run out (†Dighe) 154/8
View dismissal AM Blignaut lbw b Nehra 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
45.6 full, straight and fast, Blignaut plays down completely the wrong line, is rapped on the pads right on the crease and is trapped pplumb in front for a duck 139/7
View dismissal BA Murphy c Dravid b Khan 7 44 36 0 0 19.44
57.4 full and on the off, Murphy goes for the drive and ends up spooning the ball straight to Dravid at short cover, easiest catch in the world and that is that 165/9
View dismissal HK Olonga c †Dighe b Harbhajan Singh 16 14 13 1 1 123.07
58.5 full and on the off, Olonga goes for another massive hit and the top edge swirls high in the air till Dighe gets under it and pouches a comfortable catch 173/10
BT Watambwa not out 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 4, nb 6) 10
  Total (all out; 58.5 overs; 252 mins) 173 (2.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket J Srinath 15 5 47 1 3.13 (2nb)
35.6 to GW Flower, full and outside the off, very much there for the drive, Grant Flower flashes at it and edges to Dighe, and against the grain of play, with regard to Srinath's bowling, a wicket falls 97/5
View wickets A Nehra 12 1 23 3 1.91 (3nb)
5.1 to Whittall, full and outside the off, the ball swings in late and Whittall plays just outside the ball, the ball strikes the inside edge and goes back into the stumps 9/1
43.6 to A Flower, full and on the off, the ball swings away from the left hander, Flower goes for a big hit and the ball comes off the toe ofd the bat and flies up in the air towards mid off, Das gets under it and catches probably the most important catch of the i 137/6
45.6 to Blignaut, full, straight and fast, Blignaut plays down completely the wrong line, is rapped on the pads right on the crease and is trapped pplumb in front for a duck 139/7
View wickets Z Khan 11 1 54 2 4.90 (1nb)
25.4 to Carlisle, full and outside the off, the ball slants away from the right hander, with a few minutes left for lunch Carlisle pokes at the ball without moving his feet, caught well by Laxman at slips 65/3
57.4 to Murphy, full and on the off, Murphy goes for the drive and ends up spooning the ball straight to Dravid at short cover, easiest catch in the world and that is that 165/9
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 20.5 6 45 2 2.16
32.4 to Campbell, well flighted and outside the off, Campbell heaves across the line in most inelegant fashion, a shot he tried earlier and failed, the ball goes off the edge straight up in the air and Dighe gets his gloves safely under it 89/4
58.5 to Olonga, full and on the off, Olonga goes for another massive hit and the top edge swirls high in the air till Dighe gets under it and pouches a comfortable catch 173/10
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SS Das c Ebrahim b Murphy 30 120 73 3 0 41.09
25.1 well flighted and on the off, Das sticks his bat and pad out and the ball bounces off, DD Ebrahim standing close at illy point dives and takes a good catch 81/3
View dismissal S Ramesh b Watambwa 2 7 4 0 0 50.00
1.4 full, fast and on the off, the ball zips past Ramesh's bat and makes a complete mess of the stumps 2/1
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Whittall b Olonga 28 64 38 6 0 73.68
14.6 just short of a length and on the off, the ball climbs on Laxman and gets big on him in a hurry, a mis hit pull shot goes straight to Whittall at mid on 54/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Carlisle b Blignaut 74 179 128 12 0 57.81
52.3 full, fast and outside the off, Tendulkar flashes hard at the ball and only gets his edge to it, the ball flies past the slip cordon, almost, Carlisle says he can do better than the catch Whittall took earlier and flies to his right, plucking 178/6
View dismissal J Srinath c Whittall b Watambwa 1 15 16 0 0 6.25
29.2 short of a length and slanting down the leg side, Srinath flicks towards point, Jonty Rhodes dives across, hang on a sec, Rhodes doesn't play for Zimbabwe, that's Guy Whittall flying across the turf taking a catch two handed and parallel to the 83/4
View dismissal SC Ganguly* c †A Flower b Streak 5 35 20 1 0 25.00
36.3 quick and straight from around the wicket, the ball rises sharply on Ganguly and flies through to the keeper, loud shout for caught behind, the umpire upholds it 98/5
View dismissal R Dravid c †A Flower b Blignaut 44 118 67 7 0 65.67
60.6 short ball on the off, Dravid goes for a pulls shot again, this time Blignaut has the last laugh as the ball gets big on the batsman, kisses the top edge and flies up straight in the air, Andy Flower pouches an easy catch and that's the end of th 208/7
View dismissal SS Dighe c †A Flower b Streak 47 119 95 6 0 49.47
80.3 full and way down the leg side, Dighe glances the ball fine but straight to the keeper, good catch down the leg side, that's the end of Dighe 280/8
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Whittall b Watambwa 66 123 71 10 1 92.95
89.5 short ball once more, closer to the body this time, Harbhajan goes for yet another lusty pull shot but can't get hold of it, the ball goes straight up in the air towards mid on, good catch that from Whittall 318/10
View dismissal Z Khan b Streak 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
80.6 just short of a length and on the off, the ball comes in a touch and Zaheer Khan plays an awkward dab at the ball, the ball bounces off pad and goes onto the stumps 280/9
A Nehra not out 9 39 31 1 0 29.03
Extras (lb 4, w 1, nb 7) 12
  Total (all out; 89.5 overs; 415 mins) 318 (3.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets HH Streak 24 7 63 3 2.62
36.3 to Ganguly, quick and straight from around the wicket, the ball rises sharply on Ganguly and flies through to the keeper, loud shout for caught behind, the umpire upholds it 98/5
80.3 to Dighe, full and way down the leg side, Dighe glances the ball fine but straight to the keeper, good catch down the leg side, that's the end of Dighe 280/8
80.6 to Khan, just short of a length and on the off, the ball comes in a touch and Zaheer Khan plays an awkward dab at the ball, the ball bounces off pad and goes onto the stumps 280/9
View wickets BT Watambwa 25.5 6 94 3 3.63 (3nb, 1w)
1.4 to Ramesh, full, fast and on the off, the ball zips past Ramesh's bat and makes a complete mess of the stumps 2/1
29.2 to Srinath, short of a length and slanting down the leg side, Srinath flicks towards point, Jonty Rhodes dives across, hang on a sec, Rhodes doesn't play for Zimbabwe, that's Guy Whittall flying across the turf taking a catch two handed and parallel to the 83/4
89.5 to Harbhajan Singh, short ball once more, closer to the body this time, Harbhajan goes for yet another lusty pull shot but can't get hold of it, the ball goes straight up in the air towards mid on, good catch that from Whittall 318/10
View wickets AM Blignaut 16 2 68 2 4.25 (1nb)
52.3 to Tendulkar, full, fast and outside the off, Tendulkar flashes hard at the ball and only gets his edge to it, the ball flies past the slip cordon, almost, Carlisle says he can do better than the catch Whittall took earlier and flies to his right, plucking 178/6
60.6 to Dravid, short ball on the off, Dravid goes for a pulls shot again, this time Blignaut has the last laugh as the ball gets big on the batsman, kisses the top edge and flies up straight in the air, Andy Flower pouches an easy catch and that's the end of th 208/7
View wicket HK Olonga 8 1 35 1 4.37 (3nb)
14.6 to Laxman, just short of a length and on the off, the ball climbs on Laxman and gets big on him in a hurry, a mis hit pull shot goes straight to Whittall at mid on 54/2
View wicket BA Murphy 16 3 54 1 3.37
25.1 to Das, well flighted and on the off, Das sticks his bat and pad out and the ball bounces off, DD Ebrahim standing close at illy point dives and takes a good catch 81/3
  Zimbabwe 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GJ Whittall c Ramesh b Srinath 20 42 26 3 0 76.92
8.4 full and outside the off, Whittall flashes hard at it, that's one time he wont get away with it, Sadagoppan Ramesh throwing himself full length pickes the ball up inches from the ground, stunning catch that 34/2
View dismissal DD Ebrahim c Dravid b Srinath 0 19 13 0 0 0.00
4.1 short ball angling in to the pads, inside edge onto the pad and the ball pops up to the man at forward short leg, simple catched pouched and India have their first breakthrough 14/1
View dismissal SV Carlisle c Laxman b Nehra 52 204 136 7 0 38.23
47.4 across the right hander, extra bounce, Carlisle plays a lose shot, gets a thick edge and flies to Laxman at 2nd slip who doesnt make a mistake usually there and thats the end of a good fighting innings by Carlisle 134/5
View dismissal ADR Campbell c Das b Harbhajan Singh 16 65 42 2 0 38.09
22.5 well flighted and on the pads, sharp turn into the pads, Campbell dabs at it and edges to Dravid at forward short leg 63/3
View dismissal BA Murphy c Das b Khan 10 31 21 2 0 47.61
29.5 short ball, pushes him to the back foot, defends at it at almost chest height, the ball balloons wide away from forward short leg, Das dives extremely well to his wrong side and takes a brilliant catch 86/4
View dismissal A Flower c Ramesh b Nehra 83 231 145 7 0 57.24
81.4 outside the off stump, well pitched up, goes for the drive, gets it high just wide of Ramesh at gully , he makes a good dive to his left and takes another good catch. probably the match-winning catch? 235/6
View dismissal GW Flower run out (Dravid) 71 300 230 6 0 30.86
117.1 from Khan, Grant Flower taps the ball to the on side and sets off quickly for a sprint, Dravid picks up and throws the stumps down, third umpire callecd for 308/8
View dismissal HH Streak* lbw b Khan 14 57 32 1 0 43.75
93.2 angled in from round the stumps, Streak rapped on the pads, seemed to go down the leg side, but Tiffin thought otherwise and lifted his finger on Indians' appeal 273/7
AM Blignaut not out 32 135 97 3 1 32.98
View dismissal HK Olonga b Srinath 0 26 18 0 0 0.00
122.6 full, straight and on the off, good yorker from Srinath, one of the few yorkers Srinath has bowled in his whole career, Olonga not able to get his bat down in time, clean bowled that 312/9
View dismissal BT Watambwa run out (Tendulkar/Harbhajan Singh) 0 13 5 0 0 0.00
125.5 Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, that is a true comedy of errors. Harbhajan bowls a quicker one on the off and middle, the ball goes over the stumps as the cut shot is edged. Dighe misses the ball and it squirts away to the on side 328/10
Extras (b 1, lb 17, w 2, nb 10) 30
  Total (all out; 125.5 overs; 566 mins) 328 (2.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets J Srinath 32.2 11 71 3 2.19 (3nb)
4.1 to Ebrahim, short ball angling in to the pads, inside edge onto the pad and the ball pops up to the man at forward short leg, simple catched pouched and India have their first breakthrough 14/1
8.4 to Whittall, full and outside the off, Whittall flashes hard at it, that's one time he wont get away with it, Sadagoppan Ramesh throwing himself full length pickes the ball up inches from the ground, stunning catch that 34/2
122.6 to Olonga, full, straight and on the off, good yorker from Srinath, one of the few yorkers Srinath has bowled in his whole career, Olonga not able to get his bat down in time, clean bowled that 312/9
View wickets A Nehra 26.4 4 77 2 2.88 (6nb, 2w)
47.4 to Carlisle, across the right hander, extra bounce, Carlisle plays a lose shot, gets a thick edge and flies to Laxman at 2nd slip who doesnt make a mistake usually there and thats the end of a good fighting innings by Carlisle 134/5
81.4 to A Flower, outside the off stump, well pitched up, goes for the drive, gets it high just wide of Ramesh at gully , he makes a good dive to his left and takes another good catch. probably the match-winning catch? 235/6
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 37.5 8 92 1 2.43
22.5 to Campbell, well flighted and on the pads, sharp turn into the pads, Campbell dabs at it and edges to Dravid at forward short leg 63/3
View wickets Z Khan 22 6 44 2 2.00
29.5 to Murphy, short ball, pushes him to the back foot, defends at it at almost chest height, the ball balloons wide away from forward short leg, Das dives extremely well to his wrong side and takes a brilliant catch 86/4
93.2 to Streak, angled in from round the stumps, Streak rapped on the pads, seemed to go down the leg side, but Tiffin thought otherwise and lifted his finger on Indians' appeal 273/7
  SR Tendulkar 6 0 23 0 3.83 (1nb)
  SC Ganguly 1 0 3 0 3.00
  India 2nd innings (target: 184 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
SS Das not out 82 207 183 10 0 44.80
View dismissal S Ramesh c Carlisle b Blignaut 17 98 61 1 0 27.86
22.5 full and outside the off, Ramesh flashes hard at the ball and only manages to edge it to the fielder at slip, that's the end of this innings for Ramesh 71/1
View dismissal VVS Laxman c & b GW Flower 38 66 35 5 1 108.57
38.2 tossed up, tempting and on the off, Laxman flicks wristily, lazily, closing the face of the bat too early, the ball pops back to Grant Flower for a sinple return catch, that's irresponsible from Laxman and a good breakthrough for Zimbabwe 132/2
SR Tendulkar not out 36 41 49 4 0 73.46
Extras (b 4, w 1, nb 6) 11
  Total (2 wickets; 53.4 overs; 207 mins) 184 (3.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  BT Watambwa 15 4 54 0 3.60 (1nb)
View wicket AM Blignaut 12 3 25 1 2.08 (5nb)
22.5 to Ramesh, full and outside the off, Ramesh flashes hard at the ball and only manages to edge it to the fielder at slip, that's the end of this innings for Ramesh 71/1
  BA Murphy 18.4 1 78 0 4.17 (1w)
View wicket GW Flower 8 0 23 1 2.87
38.2 to Laxman, tossed up, tempting and on the off, Laxman flicks wristily, lazily, closing the face of the bat too early, the ball pops back to Grant Flower for a sinple return catch, that's irresponsible from Laxman and a good breakthrough for Zimbabwe 132/2

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to bat
Series - India led the 2-match series 1-0
Player of the match - SS Das (India)
Umpires - DJ Harper (Australia) and RB Tiffin
TV umpire - JF Fenwick
Match referee - DT Lindsay (South Africa)
Close of play
  • Thu, 7 Jun - day 1 - India 1st innings 83/3 (SR Tendulkar 16*, J Srinath 1*, 29 ov)
  • Fri, 8 Jun - day 2 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 79/3 (SV Carlisle 27*, BA Murphy 10*, 27 ov)
  • Sat, 9 Jun - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 303/7 (GW Flower 67*, AM Blignaut 11*, 115 ov)
  • Sun, 10 Jun - day 4 - India 2nd innings 184/2 (53.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th Umpire: N Singo
    • Zimbabwe 50 in 19.4 overs, 91 mins
    • At Lunch: Zimbabwe 65/3 in 27 overs, 119 mins (Campbell 32*, A Flower 5*)
    • Zimbabwe 100 in 36.2 overs, 159 mins
    • A Flower 50 off 44b, 77m, 7x4
    • Zimbabwe 150 in 53.4 overs, 230 mins
    • India 50 in 14.3 overs, 69 mins
    • India 100 in 36.4 overs, 174 mins
    • SR Tendulkar 50 off 106 balls, 158 mins, 8x4
    • India 150 in 47.3 overs, 229 mins
    • India 200 in 59.5 overs, 283 mins
    • India 250 in 71.2 overs, 334 mins
    • Harbhajan Singh 50 off 60 balls, 98 mins, 7x4, 1x6
    • At Tea: India 304/9 in 88 overs (Harbhajan Singh 54*, Nehra 7*)
    • India 300 in 85.1 overs, 394 mins
    • New ball taken after 80 overs, when India were 280/7 (Dighe 47*, Harbhajan Singh 37*)
    • Zimbabwe 50 in 18 overs, 88 mins
    • Zimbabwe 100 in 155 mins, 33 overs
    • SV Carlisle 50 in 168 mins, 114 balls, 7x4
    • Lunch: Zimbabwe 143/5 in 53 overs (A Flower 33*, GW Flower 2*)
    • Zimbabwe 150 in 56.1 overs, 259 mins
    • Zimbabwe 200 in 70.2 overs, 322 minutes
    • New ball taken after 80 overs - Z Khan's 11th over
    • Tea: Zimbabwe 230/5 in 81 overs (A Flower 79*, GW Flower 35*)
    • Zimbabwe 250 in 86.3 overs, 395 mins
    • GW Flower 50 in 144 balls, 189 mins, 4x4
    • A Flower 50 in 138 mins, 86 balls
    • Zimbabwe 300 in 114.2 overs
    • Nehra was removed from the attack in Zimbabwe's second innings by Umpire Harper for persistently running on the danger area of the pitch, after two warnings from umpire Tiffin; Srinath completed the over. Khan also received two warnings.
    • India 50 in 20.3 overs, 80 mins
 
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