England tour of Zimbabwe, 1st Test: Zimbabwe v England at Bulawayo, Dec 18-22, 1996
18,19,20,21,22 December 1996 (5-day match)
  Zimbabwe 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GW Flower c Hussain b Silverwood 43 151 100 5 0 43.00
SV Carlisle c Crawley b Gough 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
ADR Campbell* c Silverwood b Croft 84 156 136 13 0 61.76
DL Houghton c †Stewart b Croft 34 99 60 3 1 56.66
A Flower c †Stewart b Tufnell 112 366 331 12 0 33.83
AC Waller c Crawley b Croft 15 53 47 1 0 31.91
GJ Whittall c Atherton b Silverwood 7 37 30 1 0 23.33
PA Strang c Tufnell b Silverwood 38 106 69 7 0 55.07
HH Streak b Mullally 19 72 60 2 0 31.66
BC Strang not out 4 6 2 1 0 200.00
HK Olonga c Knight b Tufnell 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 4, w 3, nb 13) 20
  Total (all out; 137.5 overs; 533 mins) 376 (2.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AD Mullally 23 4 69 1 3.00 (1nb, 2w)
  D Gough 26 4 87 1 3.34 (5nb, 1w)
  CEW Silverwood 18 5 63 3 3.50 (6nb)
  RDB Croft 44 15 77 3 1.75
  PCR Tufnell 26.5 4 76 2 2.83 (3nb)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
NV Knight lbw b Olonga 56 104 79 9 0 70.88
MA Atherton* lbw b PA Strang 16 57 43 2 0 37.20
AJ Stewart lbw b PA Strang 48 149 123 8 0 39.02
N Hussain c BC Strang b Streak 113 357 278 14 0 40.64
GP Thorpe c Campbell b PA Strang 13 28 23 3 0 56.52
JP Crawley c †A Flower b PA Strang 112 374 297 9 1 37.71
RDB Croft lbw b Olonga 7 30 22 1 0 31.81
D Gough c GW Flower b Olonga 2 7 6 0 0 33.33
CEW Silverwood c Houghton b PA Strang 0 15 17 0 0 0.00
AD Mullally c Waller b Streak 4 45 27 1 0 14.81
PCR Tufnell not out 2 44 23 0 0 8.69
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 1, nb 24) 33
  Total (all out; 151.4 overs; 610 mins) 406 (2.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  HH Streak 36 8 86 2 2.38 (15nb)
  BC Strang 17 5 54 0 3.17 (2nb)
  PA Strang 58.4 14 123 5 2.09
  HK Olonga 23 2 90 3 3.91 (10nb, 1w)
  GJ Whittall 10 2 25 0 2.50 (1nb)
  GW Flower 7 3 20 0 2.85
  Zimbabwe 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GW Flower lbw b Gough 0 17 15 0 0 0.00
SV Carlisle c Atherton b Mullally 4 14 12 1 0 33.33
ADR Campbell* b Croft 29 68 46 4 0 63.04
DL Houghton c Croft b Tufnell 37 158 117 5 0 31.62
A Flower c Crawley b Tufnell 14 52 41 1 0 34.14
AC Waller c Knight b Gough 50 135 109 5 2 45.87
BC Strang c Mullally b Tufnell 3 10 13 0 0 23.07
GJ Whittall c Croft b Tufnell 56 185 184 5 1 30.43
PA Strang c Crawley b Croft 19 61 40 0 0 47.50
HH Streak not out 8 46 24 0 0 33.33
HK Olonga c †Stewart b Silverwood 0 6 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 2, nb 2) 14
  Total (all out; 101 overs; 381 mins) 234 (2.31 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 12 2 44 2 3.66 (1nb, 1w)
  AD Mullally 18 5 49 1 2.72 (1w)
  RDB Croft 33 9 62 2 1.87
  CEW Silverwood 7 3 8 1 1.14 (1nb)
  PCR Tufnell 31 12 61 4 1.96
  England 2nd innings (target: 205 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
NV Knight run out (†A Flower) 96 180 117 5 1 82.05
MA Atherton* b Olonga 4 19 10 0 0 40.00
AJ Stewart c Campbell b PA Strang 73 115 76 4 2 96.05
N Hussain c Carlisle b PA Strang 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
JP Crawley c Carlisle b Whittall 7 17 10 1 0 70.00
GP Thorpe c Campbell b Streak 2 5 3 0 0 66.66
D Gough not out 3 17 7 0 0 42.85
Extras (b 2, lb 13, w 3, nb 1) 19
  Total (6 wickets; 37 overs) 204 (5.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  HH Streak 11 0 64 1 5.81 (1nb, 2w)
  HK Olonga 2 0 16 1 8.00 (1nb, 1w)
  PA Strang 14 0 63 2 4.50
  GW Flower 8 0 36 0 4.50
  GJ Whittall 2 0 10 1 5.00

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to bat
Series - 2-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - CEW Silverwood (England); AC Waller (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match - NV Knight (England)
Umpires - RS Dunne (New Zealand) and ID Robinson
TV umpire - RB Tiffin
Match referee - Hanumant Singh (India)
Close of play
  • Wed, 18 Dec - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 256/6 (A Flower 58*, PA Strang 0*)
  • Thu, 19 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 48/1 (NV Knight 29*)
  • Fri, 20 Dec - day 3 - England 1st innings 306/4 (N Hussain 101*, JP Crawley 51*)
  • Sat, 21 Dec - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 107/5 (AC Waller 14*, BC Strang 0*)
  • Sun, 22 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 204/6 (37 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 2
General
    • First ever Test match between England and Zimbabwe
    • Andy Flower scores his third test century
    • No play possible after tea because of rain
    • 3 runs were needed off the final ball, but only 2 were scored.
    • After the match was completed, the official scorers reversed the run out on the final ball for NV Knight to be dismissed, rather than D Gough, since the batsmen had not get crossed.
    • First ever Test match to end drawn with the scores level
 
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