India tour of Zimbabwe, 2nd Test: Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15-18, 2001
Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets
Played at Harare Sports Club
15,16,17,18 June 2001 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SS Das c †A Flower b Blignaut 57 155 121 8 0 47.10
34.1 good first ball from Blignaut, hits the seam and moves away, Das pushes forward at it, takes the edge and goes straight into the gloves of Andy Flower. A tame dismissal indeed. 103/4
View dismissal HK Badani lbw b Watambwa 2 12 6 0 0 33.33
2.4 short of a good length, doesn't bounce much, hits Badani on the pads as he shuffles in front of the stumps, big shout for lbw! umpire doesn't hesitate to give him out. Badani is disappointed 7/1
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Blignaut b Streak 15 39 16 3 0 93.75
11.1 pitched on a good length, moving away from the batsman, Laxman plays at it without any kind of foot work, edges this one, pays the price for it, Blignaut takes a good catch in the slips. 45/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar b Streak 20 78 46 2 1 43.47
28.5 full in length, tries to play the ball down to fin eleg, takes the edge and disturbs the stumps 90/3
View dismissal SC Ganguly* c Blignaut b Streak 9 51 32 1 0 28.12
39.6 short of a length, seaming away, Ganguly tries to run it down to third-man, manages to give Blignaut an easy catch at third slip 122/5
R Dravid not out 68 173 115 8 0 59.13
View dismissal SS Dighe c GW Flower b Friend 20 56 41 4 0 48.78
53.1 good length ball, on middle and off, late swing in that, Dighe comes forward to play a big drive, manages to hit it in the air straight to Grant Flower 165/6
View dismissal AB Agarkar c Blignaut b Friend 6 9 12 0 0 50.00
55.2 just short of a length outside the off and perfectly friendly, should have been left alone, for one sec Agarkar is transported back to the Mumbai nets where he gives his team catching practice, steered into the waiting hands of Blignaut 172/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh b Murphy 31 53 42 6 0 73.80
68.5 floated in to the batsman, Harbhajan Singh goes forward in defense, the ball hits the seam and zips through to disturb the castle! 228/8
View dismissal J Srinath run out (Murphy) 0 19 14 0 0 0.00
73.6 from GW Flower, cuts it to point, the ball came in with the arm, straight to the fielder, direct hit, Srinath seems to have made his ground, a very close call for run out, Third umpire called in to make the judgement 237/8
View dismissal A Nehra c sub (PA Strang) b Murphy 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
74.2 tossed up on leg and middle, Nehra pushes forward at it without any great conviction, bat and then pad, straight to Ebrahim, thats the end of the Indian innings. 237/10
Extras (lb 2, w 6, nb 1) 9
  Total (all out; 74.2 overs; 330 mins) 237 (3.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket BT Watambwa 3.4 0 14 1 3.81
2.4 to Badani, short of a good length, doesn't bounce much, hits Badani on the pads as he shuffles in front of the stumps, big shout for lbw! umpire doesn't hesitate to give him out. Badani is disappointed 7/1
View wickets HH Streak 20 4 69 3 3.45 (1w)
11.1 to Laxman, pitched on a good length, moving away from the batsman, Laxman plays at it without any kind of foot work, edges this one, pays the price for it, Blignaut takes a good catch in the slips. 45/2
28.5 to Tendulkar, full in length, tries to play the ball down to fin eleg, takes the edge and disturbs the stumps 90/3
39.6 to Ganguly, short of a length, seaming away, Ganguly tries to run it down to third-man, manages to give Blignaut an easy catch at third slip 122/5
View wickets TJ Friend 20.2 4 48 2 2.36 (1nb, 1w)
53.1 to Dighe, good length ball, on middle and off, late swing in that, Dighe comes forward to play a big drive, manages to hit it in the air straight to Grant Flower 165/6
55.2 to Agarkar, just short of a length outside the off and perfectly friendly, should have been left alone, for one sec Agarkar is transported back to the Mumbai nets where he gives his team catching practice, steered into the waiting hands of Blignaut 172/7
View wicket AM Blignaut 20 1 84 1 4.20 (4w)
34.1 to Das, good first ball from Blignaut, hits the seam and moves away, Das pushes forward at it, takes the edge and goes straight into the gloves of Andy Flower. A tame dismissal indeed. 103/4
View wickets BA Murphy 9.2 3 17 2 1.82
68.5 to Harbhajan Singh, floated in to the batsman, Harbhajan Singh goes forward in defense, the ball hits the seam and zips through to disturb the castle! 228/8
74.2 to Nehra, tossed up on leg and middle, Nehra pushes forward at it without any great conviction, bat and then pad, straight to Ebrahim, thats the end of the Indian innings. 237/10
  GW Flower 1 0 3 0 3.00
  Zimbabwe 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GJ Whittall c Dravid b Nehra 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
1.4 on the pads, flicked away powerfully, Dravid comes up with a great reflex catch at forward short leg 5/1
View dismissal DD Ebrahim lbw b Harbhajan Singh 49 165 108 6 0 45.37
34.1 fires it in, flat on leg and middle, Ebrahim walks across to play it on the on side, hit on the pads, loud shout for lbw, given out! Ebrahim is unlucky not to get to his fifty.A good decision by the umpire, that would have hit middle and leg. 110/5
View dismissal SV Carlisle c Badani b Nehra 3 7 5 0 0 60.00
3.1 on a good length, goes for a big off drive, slices it to Badani at point, good catch! 9/2
View dismissal ADR Campbell b Nehra 8 11 9 1 0 88.88
5.5 good length ball, late swing on that ball, straightens after pitching, through the gate, it is all over for Campbell, the off stump knocked back 18/3
View dismissal A Flower c Das b Harbhajan Singh 45 123 65 5 0 69.23
30.6 fired in quick on middle and off, flower pushes forward, bat and then pad, straight to Das at short leg, Flower has to make the long walk back to the pavilion 105/4
View dismissal GW Flower c Laxman b Srinath 86 320 244 11 0 35.24
107.3 full and outside the off, the ball slants away a touch and Flower takes the bait and goes for it, the edge flies to slip, VVS Laxman dives across and takes a superb catch diving low 315/10
View dismissal HH Streak* b Tendulkar 40 101 81 5 0 49.38
60.4 tossed up outside the off stump, comes forward and pads up to it, rapped on the pads and rolls on to the stumps, Streak's good knock of 40 is over. 175/6
View dismissal AM Blignaut st †Dighe b Harbhajan Singh 35 53 39 4 2 89.74
74.3 pitched outside the off stump, spinning away, beaten on the big drive, Dighe takes the ball and does the rest, stumped! 242/7
View dismissal TJ Friend b Nehra 15 50 37 0 0 40.54
85.5 full in length, pitched on off stump, straightening, beats the attempted cover drive, bowled through the gate, sound of timber rattling is all Friend hears 271/8
View dismissal BA Murphy b Harbhajan Singh 17 94 44 3 0 38.63
102.3 just outside the off, full length, ball loops and dips nicely, Murphy goes for an expansive drive and is beaten all ends up, the ball turns, sneaks through bat and pad and knocks over the off stump 301/9
BT Watambwa not out 2 22 10 0 0 20.00
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 2, nb 4) 15
  Total (all out; 107.3 overs; 471 mins) 315 (2.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket J Srinath 29.3 7 82 1 2.77 (2nb, 2w)
107.3 to GW Flower, full and outside the off, the ball slants away a touch and Flower takes the bait and goes for it, the edge flies to slip, VVS Laxman dives across and takes a superb catch diving low 315/10
View wickets A Nehra 24 6 72 4 3.00
1.4 to Whittall, on the pads, flicked away powerfully, Dravid comes up with a great reflex catch at forward short leg 5/1
3.1 to Carlisle, on a good length, goes for a big off drive, slices it to Badani at point, good catch! 9/2
5.5 to Campbell, good length ball, late swing on that ball, straightens after pitching, through the gate, it is all over for Campbell, the off stump knocked back 18/3
85.5 to Friend, full in length, pitched on off stump, straightening, beats the attempted cover drive, bowled through the gate, sound of timber rattling is all Friend hears 271/8
  AB Agarkar 24 7 62 0 2.58 (1nb)
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 26 5 71 4 2.73
30.6 to A Flower, fired in quick on middle and off, flower pushes forward, bat and then pad, straight to Das at short leg, Flower has to make the long walk back to the pavilion 105/4
34.1 to Ebrahim, fires it in, flat on leg and middle, Ebrahim walks across to play it on the on side, hit on the pads, loud shout for lbw, given out! Ebrahim is unlucky not to get to his fifty.A good decision by the umpire, that would have hit middle and leg. 110/5
74.3 to Blignaut, pitched outside the off stump, spinning away, beaten on the big drive, Dighe takes the ball and does the rest, stumped! 242/7
102.3 to Murphy, just outside the off, full length, ball loops and dips nicely, Murphy goes for an expansive drive and is beaten all ends up, the ball turns, sneaks through bat and pad and knocks over the off stump 301/9
View wicket SR Tendulkar 4 0 19 1 4.75 (1nb)
60.4 to Streak, tossed up outside the off stump, comes forward and pads up to it, rapped on the pads and rolls on to the stumps, Streak's good knock of 40 is over. 175/6
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SS Das lbw b Streak 70 358 245 8 0 28.57
83.5 pitched outside the off stump, swinging in to the batsman, Das expects it to go the other way, pads up to it, Fatal, given lbw 202/6
View dismissal SS Dighe c †A Flower b Blignaut 4 15 9 1 0 44.44
3.3 perfect length just outside the off, Dighe goes fishing for that as though he was trying to catch a trout - the result is inevitable, no fish in the bag, just a sinple catch to keeper Andy Flower 8/1
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Murphy b Friend 20 42 27 4 0 74.07
12.2 short and wide, Laxman in a state of very high confidence goes for an unwise cut shot, the ball flies off the bat to the man at point, Murphy bends low and scoops the ball up inches from the turf 32/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c GW Flower b Streak 69 185 135 9 0 51.11
56.1 full and very wide of the stumps, Tendulkar stretches and dabs at the ball as if to steer past point, all he manages is to guide the ball straight to the man at point, Grant Flower takes a good catch and Tendulkar is gone 150/3
View dismissal R Dravid c †A Flower b Blignaut 26 100 79 3 0 32.91
80.4 well pitched up an djust outside the off, Dravid pokes at it needlessly, gets the outside edge to the keeper 197/4
View dismissal SC Ganguly* lbw b Blignaut 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
82.2 good length ball, pitched on line, rapped on the pads, Ganguly just shuffling around on his crease, Big Appeal! Umpire doesn't hesitate to give him out, Ganguly fails yet again... 199/5
HK Badani not out 16 83 50 1 1 32.00
View dismissal AB Agarkar c †A Flower b Streak 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
85.1 wide outside the off stump, chases at it, what a shame, edges it through to the keeper, Agarkar living upto his reputation of collecting valuable ducks! 202/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Ebrahim b Blignaut 5 6 5 1 0 100.00
86.2 caught Ebrahim 207/8
View dismissal J Srinath c †A Flower b Streak 3 35 18 0 0 16.66
93.2 itched on good length, moving away, perfect ball to a tailender, takes the outside edge, straight to Andy flower, Srinath has to make that long walk back to the pavilion 226/9
View dismissal A Nehra b Blignaut 0 25 19 0 0 0.00
98.5 slanted in from wide of the crease, the ball bounces and straightens a touch, Nehra plays down the wrong line and the death rattle is not far behind, the off stump is disturbed and that is the end of the Indian innings 234/10
Extras (lb 9, w 12) 21
  Total (all out; 98.5 overs; 434 mins) 234 (2.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets HH Streak 27 12 46 4 1.70 (1w)
56.1 to Tendulkar, full and very wide of the stumps, Tendulkar stretches and dabs at the ball as if to steer past point, all he manages is to guide the ball straight to the man at point, Grant Flower takes a good catch and Tendulkar is gone 150/3
83.5 to Das, pitched outside the off stump, swinging in to the batsman, Das expects it to go the other way, pads up to it, Fatal, given lbw 202/6
85.1 to Agarkar, wide outside the off stump, chases at it, what a shame, edges it through to the keeper, Agarkar living upto his reputation of collecting valuable ducks! 202/7
93.2 to Srinath, itched on good length, moving away, perfect ball to a tailender, takes the outside edge, straight to Andy flower, Srinath has to make that long walk back to the pavilion 226/9
View wickets AM Blignaut 31.5 14 74 5 2.32 (2w)
3.3 to Dighe, perfect length just outside the off, Dighe goes fishing for that as though he was trying to catch a trout - the result is inevitable, no fish in the bag, just a sinple catch to keeper Andy Flower 8/1
80.4 to Dravid, well pitched up an djust outside the off, Dravid pokes at it needlessly, gets the outside edge to the keeper 197/4
82.2 to Ganguly, good length ball, pitched on line, rapped on the pads, Ganguly just shuffling around on his crease, Big Appeal! Umpire doesn't hesitate to give him out, Ganguly fails yet again... 199/5
86.2 to Harbhajan Singh, caught Ebrahim 207/8
98.5 to Nehra, slanted in from wide of the crease, the ball bounces and straightens a touch, Nehra plays down the wrong line and the death rattle is not far behind, the off stump is disturbed and that is the end of the Indian innings 234/10
View wicket TJ Friend 22 4 47 1 2.13 (3w)
12.2 to Laxman, short and wide, Laxman in a state of very high confidence goes for an unwise cut shot, the ball flies off the bat to the man at point, Murphy bends low and scoops the ball up inches from the turf 32/2
  GJ Whittall 7 4 15 0 2.14 (6w)
  BA Murphy 10 1 42 0 4.20
  GW Flower 1 0 1 0 1.00
  Zimbabwe 2nd innings (target: 157 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GJ Whittall c Dravid b Srinath 10 41 35 1 0 28.57
9.3 angling into the batsman, thick inside edge on to the pads, easy catch to short leg 25/1
View dismissal DD Ebrahim c Badani b Harbhajan Singh 20 56 33 3 0 60.60
12.3 quicker one, hardly any turn in that, pushes forward at it,thick inside edge on to this pads, Badani takes an easy catch at silly point 45/2
SV Carlisle not out 62 191 137 6 0 45.25
View dismissal ADR Campbell lbw b Nehra 13 53 39 2 0 33.33
24.6 full, straight and fast, the ball skids off the pitch and raps the pad, loud shout for LBW, Umpire Robinson takes his own seet time and thinks about it - can only delay the inevitable, plumb in front 71/3
View dismissal GW Flower c Laxman b Agarkar 3 35 27 0 0 11.11
34.3 good length deliver, on off stump, moving away from the batsman, Grant Flower on the move forward, takes a thick outside edge, flies straight to Laxman at second slip. 89/4
View dismissal HH Streak* c †Dighe b Srinath 8 39 24 0 0 33.33
44.3 just short of a length and on the off, the ball climbs well on the batsman, off the edge to Dighe who snaps the catch up, Srinath strikes in his first over of a new spell 119/5
View dismissal AM Blignaut b Nehra 16 31 25 3 0 64.00
50.5 full, straight and fast, Blignaut misses and Nehra hits, keep it simple and things happen, this game is keeping us up as long as possible 144/6
A Flower not out 8 15 9 2 0 88.88
Extras (b 1, lb 11, nb 5) 17
  Total (6 wickets; 54 overs; 233 mins) 157 (2.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets A Nehra 13 0 45 2 3.46 (1nb)
24.6 to Campbell, full, straight and fast, the ball skids off the pitch and raps the pad, loud shout for LBW, Umpire Robinson takes his own seet time and thinks about it - can only delay the inevitable, plumb in front 71/3
50.5 to Blignaut, full, straight and fast, Blignaut misses and Nehra hits, keep it simple and things happen, this game is keeping us up as long as possible 144/6
View wickets J Srinath 13 1 46 2 3.53 (4nb)
9.3 to Whittall, angling into the batsman, thick inside edge on to the pads, easy catch to short leg 25/1
44.3 to Streak, just short of a length and on the off, the ball climbs well on the batsman, off the edge to Dighe who snaps the catch up, Srinath strikes in his first over of a new spell 119/5
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 19 6 25 1 1.31
12.3 to Ebrahim, quicker one, hardly any turn in that, pushes forward at it,thick inside edge on to this pads, Badani takes an easy catch at silly point 45/2
View wicket AB Agarkar 8 3 22 1 2.75
34.3 to GW Flower, good length deliver, on off stump, moving away from the batsman, Grant Flower on the move forward, takes a thick outside edge, flies straight to Laxman at second slip. 89/4
  SR Tendulkar 1 0 7 0 7.00

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - 2-match series drawn 1-1
Test debuts - HK Badani (India); TJ Friend (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match - AM Blignaut (Zimbabwe)
Player of the series - SS Das (India)
Umpires - EAR de Silva (Sri Lanka) and ID Robinson
TV umpire - GR Evans
Match referee - DT Lindsay (South Africa)
Close of play
  • Fri, 15 Jun - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 31/3 (DD Ebrahim 13*, A Flower 5*, 11 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Jun - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 301/8 (GW Flower 80*, BA Murphy 17*, 101 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Jun - day 3 - India 2nd innings 197/4 (SS Das 68*, 80.4 ov)
  • Mon, 18 Jun - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 157/6 (54 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 4th Umpire: D Kalan
    • India 50 in 15 overs, 77 mins
    • India 100 in 33.1 overs, 150mins
    • India 150 45.1 overs, 207mins
    • India 200 64.2 overs, 275mins
    • Zimbabwe 50 in 15.5 overs, 72 mins
    • Zimbabwe 150 in 52.1 overs, 231 mins
    • Zimbabwe 200 in 64.5 overs, 389 mins
    • Zimbabwe 300 in 98.5 overs, 432 mins
    • India 50 in 107 balls, 82 minutes
    • India 100 in 37.5 overs, 171 mins
    • Das 50 off 113 balls, 141 min
    • Das (2) 50 off 164 balls, 241 min
    • Dravid 50 off 88 balls, 136 mins
    • GW Flower 50 off 129 balls, 164 mins
    • Tendulkar 50 off 96 balls, 135 mins
    • Carlisle 50 off 110 balls, 139 mins
 
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