Zimbabwe tour of India, 4th ODI: India v Zimbabwe at Hyderabad (Deccan), Mar 16, 2002
India won by 5 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
16 March 2002 - day/night match (50-over match)

Match State: Match start scheduled for 14.30 local time (9 am GMT) Welcome to CricInfo.com LIVE text commentary from Hyderabad - this is the 4th ODI between India & Zimbabwe - The hosts are already down 1-2 after 3 matches - The Indians have let down many with their poor performance The coach Wright has descrubed the 2nd loss as 'unacceptable'. Even the selectors have delayed the selection of the team to WI owing to the team's poor performance There have been 3 changes to the Indian side - Kumble pulls out due to injury, Sarandeep Singh and SS Das are out too - Yuvraj Singh, Murali Kartik and Vijay Bharadwaj comes into the squad Hyderabad has been witness to quite a few thrilling games - in 1986/87 during Pakistan's tour of India, the 3rd one-dayer at Hyderabad ended up with both teams level on scores. Abdul Qadir run out going for the winning run, courtesy a throw from square leg (if I remember correctly) from the home lad Azharuddin. India were declared winners having lost fewer wickets. In the 1987 World Cup, Dave Houghton nearly led Zimbabwe to an improbable victory over New Zealand. Chasing 243, Zimbabwe were reduced to 104/7 when Houghton almost single handedly won the game for Zimbabwe with his knock of 142. It required a special catch to terminate that knock, and that is exactly what Martin Crowe did, running back from mid off (or mid on?) to take a stunning catch which effectively ended the game, Houghton out on 221/8. Zimbabwe lost by 3 runs More recently New Zealand were the victims of a batting partnership between Dravid and Tendulkar in 1999. They put on 331 for the 2nd wicket after Ganguly had been dismissed, Tendulkar made his highest score of 186* while Dravid was dismissed for 153 (also his highest ODI score). New Zealand were beaten comprehensively, by nearly 170 runs. Visit http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001-02/ZIM_IN_IND/ for all the details about this Zimbabwe tour of India - You have a lot of interesting features, statistics, photographs, polls and contests - Don't Miss it! Zimbabwe wins the toss and decides to bat first One change in the Zimbabwean side - Andy Flower is in and Wishart is out 2 changes in the Indian side - Kartik and Yuvraj in for Sarandeep and Bangar

0.1

Khan to Campbell, no run, drifting down the leg side as he is rapped on the pads, optimistic appeal from the bowler, turned down, very easily

0.2

Khan to Campbell, 1 wide, outside off stump, swings further away, called a wide very rightly

0.2

Khan to Campbell, 1 run, leans well forward and pushes it a bit airily towards cover point and gets his first run

0.3

Khan to Ebrahim, 1 wide, down the leg side, bad line from Zaheer, swings very wildly, good acrobatic take by Ratra

0.3

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, just outside off stump, Ebrahim gets a bit forward and defends it down to the of side

0.4

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, fuller ball, kicks up very well, just across the right hander, gets his front foot forward and leaves the ball alone to the keeper

0.5

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, angles it across the right hander, Ebrahim gets his front foot forward and nudges it, gets a good edge and the ball flies to first slip, Dravid bends down low in front of him and takes a good 'catch' just millimetres above the ground, but the third

umpire decides that Dravid grassed it and Ebrahim stays

0.6

Khan to Ebrahim, 2 runs, goes back and taps it behind square leg for a well run couple

End of over 1 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 5/0

    • DD Ebrahim 2 (4b)
    • ADR Campbell 1 (2b)
    • Z Khan 1-0-5-0
1.1

Agarkar to Campbell, 1 wide, Agarkar too starts with a bad directed ball, down the leg side, easy call for the umpire

1.1

Agarkar to Campbell, 1 wide, down the leg side, brushes the pads, but the umpire thinks it went untouched and calls it a wide

1.1

Agarkar to Campbell, 1 run, pushes it just wide of mid wicket and gets a single

1.2

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, outside off stump, swings away, gets forward and shoulders arms

1.3

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 2 runs, on target, gets back and taps it towards mid wicket, shabby work by Harbhajan gives them two

1.4

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, outside off, short of length ball, stays back and lets it alone to the keeper

1.5

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, on off stump, comes forward a bit and defends it towards square leg

1.6

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, gets forward and gets rapped on the pads, quite high and drifting down leg too, loud appeal from Indians in vain

End of over 2 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 10/0

    • DD Ebrahim 4 (9b)
    • ADR Campbell 2 (3b)
    • AB Agarkar 1-0-5-0
2.1

Khan to Campbell, 1 run, on target, goes back and defends it to the on side with soft hands and gets a very quick single easily

2.2

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, gets his front foot forward and drives it to mid off, not a very convincing shot

2.3

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, just outside the off stump, leans forward and wanted to play, decides against it and lets it go to Ratra

2.4

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, full length ball, swings away from the right hander, left alone to the keeper

2.5

Khan to Ebrahim, 2 runs, goes back and works it behind square leg and gets a couple again, courtesy - a misfield from Kartik

2.6

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, just outside off stump, swings back in, lucky for Ebrahim that it came in only after crossing the wickets

End of over 3 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 13/0

    • DD Ebrahim 6 (14b)
    • ADR Campbell 3 (4b)
    • Z Khan 2-0-8-0
3.1

Agarkar to Campbell, no run, outside off stump, steep rise as Campbell decides to leave it to keeper

3.2

Agarkar to Campbell, OUT, just outside off stump, steep rise again, Campbell doesnt move his feet and tries to push it to the off side, gets a thick edge and straight into Dravid's hands at first slip, Campbell fails for a change!

ADR Campbell c Dravid b Agarkar 3 (19m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

3.3

Agarkar to Friend, no run, punches the short of length ball off the back foot towards cover

3.4

Agarkar to Friend, no run, short of length ball, extra bounce again, stays back and defends

3.5

Agarkar to Friend, OUT, short ball, well directed too, Friend goes for the pull and just manages only an edge into the gloves of Ratra who had to leap up high to take it, Agarkar strikes gold

TJ Friend c †Ratra b Agarkar 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

3.6

Agarkar to A Flower, no run, on target, gets back quickly and defends it down towards point, end of a very good over from Agarkar

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 13/2

    • A Flower 0 (1b)
    • DD Ebrahim 6 (14b)
    • AB Agarkar 2-1-5-2
4.1

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, outside off stump, left alone

4.2

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, pitches it well up, leans to it and drives it hard towards point, Yuvraj fields in a flash

4.3

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, short of length ball, width offered, but extra bounce doesnt allow the free flowing cut, strokes it to Yuvraj again

4.4

Khan to Ebrahim, 1 run, on off stump, just defensively taps it towards mid off and sets off for the quick run, if Ganguly had picked that ball cleanly and hit it direct, Zim would have been in more trouble

4.5

Khan to A Flower, no run, on target, good length ball, goes back and defends it, gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball rolls to the on side

4.6

Khan to A Flower, 1 run, outside off stump, leans back and cuts it down towards third man for the single as Agarkar fields

End of over 5 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 15/2

    • A Flower 1 (3b)
    • DD Ebrahim 7 (18b)
    • Z Khan 3-0-10-0
5.1

Agarkar to A Flower, no run

5.2

Agarkar to A Flower, no run

5.3

Agarkar to A Flower, no run, on off stump, leans forward to defend, extra bounce and Flower gets hit on his finger and drops the bat

5.4

Agarkar to A Flower, no run, very well directed bouncer, Flower was beaten there, Flower leaps up high and lets the ball to the keeper, Agarkar getting things very much perfect here

5.5

Agarkar to A Flower, 1 run, outside off stump, Flower cuts it with power behind point, Yuvraj dives to his right and makes a brilliant stop and saves a certain boundary

5.6

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, outside off stump, Ebrahim safely shoulders arms

End of over 6 (1 run) Zimbabwe 16/2

    • DD Ebrahim 7 (19b)
    • A Flower 2 (8b)
    • AB Agarkar 3-1-6-2
6.1

Khan to A Flower, no run, just outside off stump, left alone

6.2

Khan to A Flower, no run, punches it to point off the back foot, Yuvraj fields well again

6.3

Khan to A Flower, FOUR, short ball, outside off stump, Flower moves a bit and plays it deliberately over backward point and a onebounce boundary to Flower

6.4

Khan to A Flower, 1 run, pushes it towards cover point off the back foot and gets a risky run, a better work by Kaif would have been interesting

6.5

Khan to Ebrahim, 1 run, on target, taps it to the on side with soft hands and sets off for the risky run, Zaheer runs to it and picks and throws, a direct hit would have been curtains for Ebrahim

6.6

Khan to A Flower, no run

End of over 7 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 22/2

    • A Flower 7 (13b 1x4)
    • DD Ebrahim 8 (20b)
    • Z Khan 4-0-16-0
7.1

Agarkar to Ebrahim, FOUR, just outside off stump, Ebrahim wanted to leave it, the ball bounces more and catches the gloves and rolls to the keeper and the keeper gets a nasty bounce and the ball runs fine to the ropes

7.2

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 1 run, outside off stump, cuts it to third man for the easy single

7.3

Agarkar to A Flower, no run, on target, Flower cautiously defends it towards cover

7.4

Agarkar to A Flower, 1 run, turns it off his pads to fine leg for the easy run

7.5

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, just outside off stump, gets back and across and defends it to the off side

7.6

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 1 run, just taps it behind point and gets a quick run, Yuvaraj gets the direct hit right, but Flower is well inside the crease

End of over 8 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 29/2

    • DD Ebrahim 14 (24b 1x4)
    • A Flower 8 (15b 1x4)
    • AB Agarkar 4-1-13-2
8.1

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, on off stump, gets his front foot forward with bat close to pad and defends it down

8.2

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, inswinging yorker to the right hander, right on his tow, Ebrahim digs it out and the ball rolls to the on side and Ebrahim falls down flat in playing that shot

8.3

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, pitched up, pushes back to the bowler defensively

8.4

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, gets rapped on the pads as he tries to work it to the on side off the front foot

8.5

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, leans well forward and drives it to Ganguly at mid off

8.6

Khan to Ebrahim, 1 run, on target, taps it defensively towards mid on for an easy run

End of over 9 (1 run) Zimbabwe 30/2

    • DD Ebrahim 15 (30b 1x4)
    • A Flower 8 (15b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 5-0-17-0
9.1

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, just outside off stump, wanted to crack it to the off side, decides against and lets it to Ratra

9.2

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, well directed shortball, tries the hook and doesnt connect and falls to the ground again

9.3

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, just outside the off stump, gets back and lets it to the keeper

9.4

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, on off stump, gets back and pushes it to mid wicket\

9.5

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run

9.6

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, fuller ball, outside off stump, kicks up well, left alone again

End of over 10 (maiden) Zimbabwe 30/2

    • DD Ebrahim 15 (36b 1x4)
    • A Flower 8 (15b 1x4)
    • AB Agarkar 5-2-13-2
10.1

Khan to A Flower, no run, on off stump, straight batted push to cover

10.2

Khan to A Flower, 2 runs, pitches it up on off stump, leans forward and drives it to cover and gets a couple

10.3

Khan to A Flower, no run, on off stump, gets back and defends it to backward point

10.4

Khan to A Flower, FOUR, outside off stump, pitched well up, goes for the cover drive, gets a thick egde and the ball flies wide of slips and runs quickly to the third man ropes

10.5

Khan to A Flower, no run, nips back in a long way, Flower plays a wayward stroke, the ball gets into the gap between bat and pad and flies to the keeper

10.6

Khan to A Flower, 1 run, outsid eoff stump, goes back and deliberately guides it down to third man

End of over 11 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 37/2

    • A Flower 15 (21b 2x4)
    • DD Ebrahim 15 (36b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 6-0-24-0
11.1

Agarkar to A Flower, 1 run

11.2

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, on off stump, defends it off the front foot to mid off

11.3

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 1 run

11.4

Agarkar to A Flower, 1 run

11.5

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run

11.6

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run

End of over 12 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 40/2

    • DD Ebrahim 16 (40b 1x4)
    • A Flower 17 (23b 2x4)
    • AB Agarkar 6-2-16-2
12.1

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 3 runs, leans back and cuts it towards deep point and gets three good runs

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run, stretches well forward and defends down

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, 1 run, on his pads, turns it down to backward square leg

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run, goes back and taps it towards square leg

12.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run, on off stump, pushes back to the bowler

Ganguly comes into the attack

End of over 13 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 45/2

    • DD Ebrahim 17 (43b 1x4)
    • A Flower 21 (26b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-5-0
13.1

Ganguly to A Flower, 1 run, down the lg side, easily taps it behind square leg for the single

13.2

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, on off stump, gets a bit forward and defends it to cover

13.3

Ganguly to Ebrahim, FOUR, outside off stump, bounces up well for the cut, Ebrahim leans back and cuts it behind point to the fence

13.4

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, on target, defends it back to the bowler

13.5

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, just outside off stump, defends it down towards point

13.6

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run

End of over 14 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 50/2

    • DD Ebrahim 21 (48b 2x4)
    • A Flower 22 (27b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 1-0-5-0
14.1

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, FOUR, moves back and across and tickles it very fine

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run, gets forward and defends it towards point

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run, goes for the sweep and doesnt connect properly

Match State: Drinks

End of over 15 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 55/2

    • DD Ebrahim 25 (52b 3x4)
    • A Flower 23 (29b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-10-0
15.1

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, on target, defends off the front foot

15.2

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, on leg stump, gets back and taps it to mid wicket

15.3

Ganguly to A Flower, 1 run, on leg stump, goes back and taps it in front of square leg for the easy run

15.4

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, on off stump, leans forward and defends it to cover

15.5

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, on off stump, defensive push to mid wicket

15.6

Ganguly to Ebrahim, 1 run, just outside off, stays back and plays it late as he guides it down to third man for the single

End of over 16 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 57/2

    • DD Ebrahim 26 (55b 3x4)
    • A Flower 24 (32b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 2-0-7-0
16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, FOUR, short outside off, cut away between the backward point and point fielders, nice placement

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, 1 run, turned to short fine leg fo a quick single

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run, pushed to the offside, Ratra runs around

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run, cut to Yuvraj at point

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run, nicely turned towards midwicket

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, 1 run, the away drifter from Harbhajan, Ebrahim does well to run it to the gully fielder

End of over 17 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 64/2

    • DD Ebrahim 32 (58b 4x4)
    • A Flower 25 (35b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-17-0
17.1

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, outside off, Ebrahim attempts a run down to third man, misses

17.2

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, pushed to mid on, no run no run screams Ratra and the batsmen oblige

17.3

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, tries to walk across and paddle it around to fineleg, misses totally, hits pad, umpire rejects the appeal, struck outside line of offstump

17.4

Ganguly to Ebrahim, FOUR, Ganguly drifts down leg and Ebrahim flicks it away nicely to deep backward square leg

Ebrahim obviously has Ganguly hopping mad, Gangs had a bit of a word with him after the boundary

17.5

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, outside off, tries to cut, ball bounces around and Ratra does very well to collect at head height, Ganguly goes up in anticipation of a nick, not out

17.6

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, pushed to midwicket, no run obviously

End of over 18 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 68/2

    • DD Ebrahim 36 (64b 5x4)
    • A Flower 25 (35b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 3-0-11-0
18.1

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run, turned to mid on, Harbhajan runs around and fields

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run, turn and bounce from just outside off, Flower does well to negotiate the turn

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run, driven to cover

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run, tries to sweep and doesnt quite connect well, could have ended up with a leadingtop edge

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run, driven through the covers

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run, square driven to point, good over from Harbhajan

End of over 19 (1 run) Zimbabwe 69/2

    • DD Ebrahim 36 (65b 5x4)
    • A Flower 26 (40b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-18-0
19.1

Ganguly to A Flower, 1 run, run down to third man

19.2

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, pushed to mid on

19.3

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, good ball, Ebrahim once again beaten outside off, Ganguly and Ratra go up in appeal, not out

19.4

Ganguly to Ebrahim, 1 run, turned to fineleg

19.5

Ganguly to A Flower, 2 runs, nicely worked away just behind square leg, just a nudge so that means they have enough time to take the second

19.6

Ganguly to A Flower, 2 runs, deliberate edge to third man, nice stop from Zaheer, rifles the throw in

End of over 20 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 75/2

    • A Flower 31 (43b 2x4)
    • DD Ebrahim 37 (68b 5x4)
    • SC Ganguly 4-0-17-0
20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run, off pad towards midwicket, Ratra fields

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run, pushed to midwicket

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run, tapped to square leg

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, 1 run, down the track, turned to midwicket, Kaif the fielder throws off balance to the striker's end, weak throw so no danger for Andy Flower

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run, driven towards mid off, Harbhajan fetches it himself, obviously bounding with energy in this 4 pm heat

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run, turned to midwicket

End of over 21 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 77/2

    • A Flower 32 (45b 2x4)
    • DD Ebrahim 38 (72b 5x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-0-20-0
21.1

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, turned to midwicket, Ratra runs around and fields

21.2

Ganguly to A Flower, 1 wide, legbreak down leg, slower ball attempted, Ratra collects and whips off the bails, attempted stumping

21.2

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, inside edge onto pad, Flower attempting to tip and run through the offside

21.3

Ganguly to A Flower, 1 run, angled bat, run down to third man, Zaheer comes intot he act again, runs around quickly and throws well enough to prevent thoughts of a second

21.4

Ganguly to Ebrahim, no run, pushed towards point

21.5

Ganguly to Ebrahim, OUT, looks like another slower ball, Ebrahim tries to slog it over deep midwicket, got a top edge, was off balance when he played the shot, Dravid at deep midwicket has it easy a wicket at last

DD Ebrahim c Dravid b Ganguly 38 (101m 74b 5x4 0x6) SR: 51.35

Grant Flower joins brother Andy Flower Batsmen crossed so Andy Flower faces

21.6

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, tapped back to Ganguly

End of a successful over The Harbhajanizer bunny goes on

End of over 22 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 79/3

    • A Flower 33 (49b 2x4)
    • GW Flower 0 (0b)
    • SC Ganguly 5-0-19-1
22.1

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, 2 runs, down the track, nicely driven to widish long on, quick running results int he second

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, 1 run

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 2 runs

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run, Andy once again tries to play with soft hands, nearly spoons a catch back

End of over 23 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 84/3

    • A Flower 35 (53b 2x4)
    • GW Flower 3 (2b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-0-25-0
23.1

Ganguly to GW Flower, no run, driven back to the bowler

23.2

Ganguly to GW Flower, no run, driven to point, the fielding level has been much better this match than the earlier games, the Indians' fielding that is

23.3

Ganguly to GW Flower, no run, pushed to midwicket

23.4

Ganguly to GW Flower, no run, the pitch really is getting two paced, nearly spoons the catch to cover

23.5

Ganguly to GW Flower, 1 wide, tries the Ian Harvey back of hte hand stuff, called wide, ball pitched outside off and went further away, Ganguly quite unhappy with the call

23.5

Ganguly to GW Flower, 1 run, cut to third man

23.6

Ganguly to A Flower, 1 run, turned to fineleg

Murali Kartik comes in to bowl his first over in one-day internationals

End of over 24 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 87/3

    • A Flower 36 (54b 2x4)
    • GW Flower 4 (7b)
    • SC Ganguly 6-0-22-1
24.1

Kartik to A Flower, 1 run, drifts onto the pads, Flower turns him to midwicket

Oops, I should have been more specific, Andy Flower

24.2

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, pushed to cover

24.3

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, Grant Flower does not want Murali Kartik to settle down, down the track and smacked to mid off

24.4

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, run down to third man, Harbhajan fumbles for a while

24.5

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, defended bac

24.6

Kartik to GW Flower, no run

End of over 25 (1 run) Zimbabwe 88/3

    • GW Flower 4 (12b)
    • A Flower 37 (55b 2x4)
    • M Kartik 1-0-1-0
25.1

Ganguly to A Flower, 2 runs, swept through square leg, Murali Kartik runs around and fields

25.2

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, driven to midwicket

25.3

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, strikes pad, down leg, Ganguly goes up in appeal

25.4

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, slower ball, driven back to Ganguly

25.5

Ganguly to A Flower, 1 run, pushed through to midwicket

25.6

Ganguly to GW Flower, no run

End of over 26 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 91/3

    • GW Flower 4 (13b)
    • A Flower 40 (60b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 7-0-25-1
26.1

Kartik to A Flower, no run, pushed to midwicket

26.2

Kartik to A Flower, FOUR, tries to sweep, top edge, ball lands just out of reach of Yuvraj Singh at short fine leg, Harbhajan runs around from deep backward square leg and uses his foot to try and stop the ball, but fails miserably

26.3

Kartik to A Flower, 1 run, sweeps, connects well and lands on the first bounce to Harbhajan at deep backward sqleg

26.4

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, nice turn from the middle stump, takes the edge and goes to short third man

That brings the slip in

26.5

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, cut to point, Yuvraj fields

26.6

Kartik to GW Flower, FOUR, sweeps from outside off, nicely connected and the ball goes through square leg

End of over 27 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 100/3

    • GW Flower 8 (16b 1x4)
    • A Flower 45 (63b 3x4)
    • M Kartik 2-0-10-0
27.1

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, tries to turn it to fineleg, does not connect

27.2

Ganguly to A Flower, 1 run, connects this time, Laxman fields at fine leg

27.3

Ganguly to GW Flower, no run, driven back to Ganguly

27.4

Ganguly to GW Flower, 1 run, turned to fineleg, Zaheer doing a great job in the area, nice throw back prevents the second

27.5

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, driven to cover,k Mongia fields

27.6

Ganguly to A Flower, 1 leg bye, turned square leg, Ratra goes and collects, went off the thigh pad

End of over 28 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 103/3

    • A Flower 46 (67b 3x4)
    • GW Flower 9 (18b 1x4)
    • SC Ganguly 8-0-27-1
28.1

Kartik to A Flower, no run, down the track, drives it past the non striker, brilliant diving stop by Murali Kartik and throws down the striker's end stumps, great stuff

28.2

Kartik to A Flower, no run, tries to work it to fineleg, hits the pad but the ball would have missed leg

28.3

Kartik to A Flower, no run, nice turn from just outside off, Andy Flower cuts to backward point

28.4

Kartik to A Flower, 1 run, down the track, tapped to mid on, Dinesh Mongia does well to throw on the run, hits Kartik's hand but nothing serious

28.5

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, pushed through, Flower pokes at it

28.6

Kartik to GW Flower, 1 run, patted through point

End of over 29 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 105/3

    • GW Flower 10 (20b 1x4)
    • A Flower 47 (71b 3x4)
    • M Kartik 3-0-12-0
29.1

Ganguly to GW Flower, FOUR, pitched up, gets the front foot forward and heaves it over the mid wicket infield and gets the ball crash itno the boards in a few bounces

29.2

Ganguly to GW Flower, 2 runs, outside off, cuttable width, leans back and cuts it to deep backward point

29.3

Ganguly to GW Flower, no run

29.4

Ganguly to GW Flower, 2 runs, takes it on the full and lofts it towards the mid wicket ropes, the ball was bumping, bouncing and racing to the fence, Kaif dives full strecth and restricts to just two

29.5

Ganguly to GW Flower, 1 run, guides it to short third man for the single

29.6

Ganguly to A Flower, no run, slower ball, rapped on the pads, clearly outside the leg stump, optimistic appeal from Ganguly

End of over 30 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 114/3

    • A Flower 47 (72b 3x4)
    • GW Flower 19 (25b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 9-0-36-1
30.1

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, just outside off, leans back and cuts it to point

30.2

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, flighted ball spun it well, Grant leans forward and gos for the drive aned misses connection

30.3

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, on target, gets his bidy behind well and defends it down

30.4

Kartik to GW Flower, 1 run, sweeps it off his pads to long leg for the easy single

30.5

Kartik to A Flower, 1 run, on off stump, gets his front foot forward and reverse sweeps it for the easy single

30.6

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, steps out and defens it to the off side

Match State: Drinks

End of over 31 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 116/3

    • GW Flower 20 (30b 2x4)
    • A Flower 48 (73b 3x4)
    • M Kartik 4-0-14-0
31.1

Agarkar to A Flower, 1 run, on his pads, flicks it towards long leg for the single

31.2

Agarkar to GW Flower, 1 run, steep rise outside off, leans back and punches it to the sweeper on the off side

31.3

Agarkar to A Flower, 1 run, leans forward and pushes it to deep point for thhe single to reach his 50

31.4

Agarkar to GW Flower, no run, outside off stump, Grant plays the cut and misses as the ball bounced much more than expected

31.5

Agarkar to GW Flower, no run, on off stump, forced to the back foot, defends it towards point

31.6

Agarkar to GW Flower, 1 run

End of over 32 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 120/3

    • GW Flower 22 (34b 2x4)
    • A Flower 50 (75b 3x4)
    • AB Agarkar 7-2-20-2
32.1

Kartik to GW Flower, no run, pitches on off stump and turns away, goes for the sweep and misses

32.2

Kartik to GW Flower, 1 run, sweeps it to fine leg

32.3

Kartik to A Flower, no run

32.4

Kartik to A Flower, FOUR, outside off stump, goes for the reverse sweep, gets a thick inside edge and gets a fine boundary

32.5

Kartik to A Flower, 2 runs, on his pads, tickles it very fine and gets a couple

32.6

Kartik to A Flower, FOUR, plays the reverse sweep again, gets more bat this time, the ball races to the long leg fence

End of over 33 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 131/3

    • A Flower 60 (79b 5x4)
    • GW Flower 23 (36b 2x4)
    • M Kartik 5-0-25-0
33.1

Agarkar to GW Flower, no run

33.2

Agarkar to GW Flower, 1 run, short of length ball, on the hip height, goes back and pulls it down to backwardsquare leg

33.3

Agarkar to A Flower, no run, just outside the off stump, tries to guide it dow to third man and missses

33.4

Agarkar to A Flower, no run, outside off stump, play and miss again from Andy Flower

33.5

Agarkar to A Flower, no run, on off stump, defens it to point

33.6

Agarkar to A Flower, 1 run, juts outside off stump, stays back and plays very late as he guides it down to third man to get back on strike

End of over 34 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 133/3

    • A Flower 61 (83b 5x4)
    • GW Flower 24 (38b 2x4)
    • AB Agarkar 8-2-22-2
34.1

Kartik to A Flower, 3 runs, on his pads, turns it to short fine leg and goes for the single, a wild throw gets him two more

34.2

Kartik to GW Flower, 1 run, cuts it to the sweeper on the off side

34.3

Kartik to A Flower, 2 runs, drives it wide of long off and makes the two possible

34.4

Kartik to A Flower, 1 wide, wayward down the leg side

34.4

Kartik to A Flower, FOUR, on target, gets his front foot forward and plays the reverse sweep very hard, the ball races through gully region to the ropes

34.5

Kartik to A Flower, 1 run, outside off stump, moves well forward and across and taps it behind square leg

34.6

Kartik to GW Flower, 1 run, sweeps it and fails to make perfect contact as the ball rolls behind square leg and Ratra picks it

Harbhajan back into the attack

End of over 35 (13 runs) Zimbabwe 146/3

    • GW Flower 26 (40b 2x4)
    • A Flower 71 (87b 6x4)
    • M Kartik 6-0-38-0
35.1

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, no run, stretches well forward and treis to defend and misses it

35.2

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, 1 leg bye, tries the reverse sweep like his brother and fails to make contact, rapped on the pads and the ball rolls to the on side

35.3

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run, gets forward and taps it towards mid wicket for the easy run

35.4

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, 2 runs, leans well forward and drives it to deep mid wicket for the couple of runs

35.5

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, FOUR, steps out to the flighted ball and drives it in exquisite style and finds the gap through extra cover to sendf the ball to the ropes

35.6

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, 1 run, outside off stump, just taps it down towards short third man for the single

End of over 36 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 155/3

    • GW Flower 33 (45b 3x4)
    • A Flower 72 (88b 6x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-0-33-0
36.1

Mongia to GW Flower, no run

36.2

Mongia to GW Flower, 1 run, outside leg stump, easily swept to fine leg

36.3

Mongia to A Flower, no run, tries the reverse sweep and doesnt succed this time

36.4

Mongia to A Flower, 1 run, drives it down to long off for the single

36.5

Mongia to GW Flower, 1 run, full toss, outside leg stump, sweeps it to the fielder at long leg

36.6

Mongia to A Flower, 1 run, outside off stump, taps it delicately towards backward point and gets the single

End of over 37 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 159/3

    • A Flower 74 (91b 6x4)
    • GW Flower 35 (48b 3x4)
    • D Mongia 1-0-4-0
37.1

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run, goes back and across and taps it behind square leg

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, 1 run, steps out and hits it uppishly towards deep mid wicket for just the single

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run, pushes it to long on

37.5

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, no run, flicks it hard to mid wicket, Ganguly stops it well

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, 1 run

End of over 38 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 163/3

    • GW Flower 37 (51b 3x4)
    • A Flower 76 (94b 6x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-0-37-0
38.1

Mongia to GW Flower, no run, comes down the track and defends it towards point

38.2

Mongia to GW Flower, 1 run

38.3

Mongia to A Flower, 1 run, just defends it towards backward point for the single

38.4

Mongia to GW Flower, (no ball) 1 run, comes out and punches it firmly past the bowler to long off

38.4

Mongia to A Flower, 1 run, drives it down to long on with ease

38.5

Mongia to GW Flower, FOUR, steps out and picks it very well off his pads and hits it in the air and gets his 4th boundary as the ball crosses the ropes in one bounce

38.6

Mongia to GW Flower, 1 run

End of over 39 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 173/3

    • GW Flower 44 (56b 4x4)
    • A Flower 78 (96b 6x4)
    • D Mongia 2-0-14-0
39.1

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, 1 run

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to GW Flower, OUT, steps out and picks it well again and gets it high towards widish long on, Mongia runs in a long way from the ropes and takes a well judged catch and a good partnership is broken

GW Flower c Mongia b Harbhajan Singh 44 (71m 58b 4x4 0x6) SR: 75.86

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run, taps it behind square leg for the single

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Carlisle, no run

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to Carlisle, no run, on off stump, defends to the on side of the back foot

End of over 40 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 176/4

    • SV Carlisle 0 (2b)
    • A Flower 80 (98b 6x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 9-0-40-1
40.1

Mongia to A Flower, 1 run, taps it towards square leg for the easy single

40.2

Mongia to Carlisle, 1 run, faster ball on his pads, pushes it backward of square leg off the back foot

40.3

Mongia to A Flower, 1 run, on off stump, defensive tap to mid wicket for the quick single

40.4

Mongia to Carlisle, 1 run, sweeps it to Agarkar at fine leg

40.5

Mongia to A Flower, 1 run, punches it to deep point off the back foot for the single

40.6

Mongia to Carlisle, 1 run

End of over 41 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 182/4

    • SV Carlisle 3 (5b)
    • A Flower 83 (101b 6x4)
    • D Mongia 3-0-20-0
41.1

Harbhajan Singh to Carlisle, no run, on off stump, gets a bit forward and defends down

41.2

Harbhajan Singh to Carlisle, 1 run

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, no run, goes back and turns it to short fine leg

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 2 runs, on his pads, turns it to backward square leg for the couple

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to A Flower, 1 run, goes back and flicks it with wrists and gets the single behind square leg

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to Carlisle, no run, on off stump, gets a bit forward and defends down

End of over 42 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 186/4

    • SV Carlisle 4 (8b)
    • A Flower 86 (104b 6x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 10-0-44-1
42.1

Khan to A Flower, 1 run, on his pads, turns it down to fine leg for the easy single

42.2

Khan to Carlisle, 1 run, pushes it back past the bowler towards long on

42.3

Khan to A Flower, 2 runs, leans well forward and places it behind point and gets a couple comfortably

42.4

Khan to A Flower, OUT, just outside the off stump, tries to defend with a open face of the bat and get the ball down to third man and manages only a thick edge into the gloves of Ratra - vital breakthrough for India!

A Flower c †Ratra b Khan 89 (164m 107b 6x4 0x6) SR: 83.17

42.5

Khan to Streak, 1 run, fuller ball, outside off, leans forward and drives it to the sweeper on the off side

42.6

Khan to Carlisle, 1 run, goes back and punches it to the sweeper again for the single to get back the strike

End of over 43 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 192/5

    • SV Carlisle 6 (10b)
    • HH Streak 1 (1b)
    • Z Khan 7-0-30-1
43.1

Kartik to Carlisle, no run, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

43.2

Kartik to Carlisle, 1 run, on his pads, paddles it down to long leg, good work by Zaheer there restricts to just one

43.3

Kartik to Streak, no run, gets his front foot forward and tries the sweep and gets rapped on the pads

43.4

Kartik to Streak, no run, on off stump, punches it to cover off the back foot

43.5

Kartik to Streak, 1 run, on his pads, taps it towards square leg for the easy run

43.6

Kartik to Carlisle, 1 run, gets his front foot forward and pushes the ball towards mid wicket with soft hands and manages to get just one as the man came in rushing from the ropes and picked the ball

End of over 44 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 195/5

    • SV Carlisle 8 (13b)
    • HH Streak 2 (4b)
    • M Kartik 7-0-41-0
44.1

Khan to Carlisle, 1 run, pushes it towards mid wciket, half stop there , the ball rolls towards long on

44.2

Khan to Streak, 1 run, pushes it to point off the back foot, Yuvraj doesnt field it clearly and so they cross for the easy single

44.3

Khan to Carlisle, 1 run, short ball, rocks back quickly and pulls it in front of square leg for the single

44.4

Khan to Streak, 1 run, on off stump, just taps it down to the off side and gets a very quick run

44.5

Khan to Carlisle, 1 run, uppish drive towards long on

44.6

Khan to Streak, 1 run, on his pads, pushes it down to long on with ease

End of over 45 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 201/5

    • HH Streak 5 (7b)
    • SV Carlisle 11 (16b)
    • Z Khan 8-0-36-1
45.1

Kartik to Streak, no run, steps out and gets it on his pads

45.2

Kartik to Streak, no run, on target, steps out, drops it in a bit short, forced to defend back to the bowler

45.3

Kartik to Streak, 1 run, on target again, leans forward and sweeps it down to backward square leg

45.4

Kartik to Carlisle, 2 runs, on his pads, turns it to short fine leg and goes for the risky run which gives them the chance to get the 2nd run due to over throw

45.5

Kartik to Carlisle, 1 run

45.6

Kartik to Streak, 3 runs, on his pads, tickles it very fine and the ball doesnt go to reach the ropes, stops just in front , they get three before Yuvraj gets back the ball

End of over 46 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 208/5

    • HH Streak 9 (11b)
    • SV Carlisle 14 (18b)
    • M Kartik 8-0-48-0
46.1

Khan to Streak, 1 run, on his pads, pushes it wide of fine leg for the sinlge, Agarkar does well and restricted it to one actually

46.2

Khan to Carlisle, FOUR, right on spot, goes across the line and slogs it through mid wicket to the ropes

46.3

Khan to Carlisle, 2 runs, hits it hard straight back past the bowler and a good work by Laxman at long on prevenst the boundary

46.4

Khan to Carlisle, FOUR, on his pads again, flicks it airily over short fine leg and gets a one bounce boundary again - good innovative shot from the skipper

46.5

Khan to Carlisle, 1 run, right in the block hole, digs it out well towards mid on for the quick run

46.6

Khan to Streak, OUT, steps out and tries to play the big shot over cover, Zaheer gets it full and Streak misses and Zaheer hits as the middle stump is uprooted

HH Streak b Khan 10 (17m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

End of over 47 (12 runs) Zimbabwe 220/6

    • SV Carlisle 25 (22b 2x4)
    • Z Khan 9-0-48-2
47.1

Agarkar to Carlisle, 1 run, a bit of short of length ball, Carlisle goes for the big shot and gets it hig just at shoprt mid on and Agarkar runs to it and promptly drops an easy chance - bad work from Agarkar!

47.2

Agarkar to Marillier, 1 run, outside off stump, throws his bat at it, the ball flies towards third man

47.3

Agarkar to Carlisle, 1 run

47.4

Agarkar to Marillier, no run, just outside the off stump, slower ball, Marillier steps out and heaves at it and misses as the ball harmlessly rolls to the keeper

47.5

Agarkar to Marillier, OUT, fuller ball, Marillier throws everything at it, the ball gets a thick edge and the ball flies towards Laxman at third man, straight into his palms, simple catch - 3fer for the Mumbai lad!

DA Marillier c Laxman b Agarkar 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

47.6

Agarkar to Carlisle, 1 run, on target, good yorker, digs it out well towards cover for the single to hold strike

End of over 48 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 224/7

    • SV Carlisle 28 (25b 2x4)
    • T Taibu 0 (0b)
    • AB Agarkar 9-2-26-3
48.1

Khan to Carlisle, 1 run, on target, pushes it off the front foot towards long on

48.2

Khan to Taibu, 1 run, just outside off stump, guides it down to third man with ease and gives the strike to his captain

48.3

Khan to Carlisle, (no ball) 2 runs, good yorker on off stump, digs it out well, the ball flies behind point and Carlisle gets two before the man from third man runs round and fields

48.3

Khan to Carlisle, 1 run, drives it to cover off the front foot for the easy single

48.4

Khan to Taibu, 1 run, short ball, bravely pulls it in front of square and gets just the single as Dravid fields

48.5

Khan to Carlisle, 2 runs, full toss, hits it over the bowler and gtes a couple to long on, hgood runing by Taibu

48.6

Khan to Carlisle, 1 run, hits it hard to long on for the single and Carlise gets on strike for the lastover

End of over 49 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 234/7

    • SV Carlisle 35 (30b 2x4)
    • T Taibu 2 (2b)
    • Z Khan 10-0-58-2
49.1

Agarkar to Carlisle, 1 run, another hard drive from off stump to long on

49.2

Agarkar to Taibu, no run, pushes it back towards long on, dives full stretch and stops it in amazing style and saves runs

49.3

Agarkar to Taibu, no run, short ball, very well directed, gets the bouncer for the over, Taibu had to duck beneath and leave the ball to Ratra

49.4

Agarkar to Taibu, 1 run, on target, Taibu moves away and gets the rom and thrashes it to the sweeper on the off side

49.5

Agarkar to Carlisle, FOUR, steps out and hits it high over mid off and sends the ball racing into the fences

49.6

Agarkar to Carlisle, OUT, right on target, gets it on the block hole, Carlisle tries to play a big shot and misses, Agarkar cleans up and the furniture is shattered - superb bowling performance from Agarkar

SV Carlisle b Agarkar 40 (46m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 121.21

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End of over 50 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 240/8

    • T Taibu 3 (5b)
    • AB Agarkar 10-2-32-4
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