Coca-Cola Cup (Zimbabwe), 2001 / Commentary

Coca-Cola Cup (Zimbabwe) - 2nd match

Zimbabwe v India

India won by 9 wickets (with 142 balls remaining)

Hello and welcome to Harare for the second match of this Coca Cola Cup in Zimbabwe India make their debut in this tourney here today taking on Zimbabwe, who lost their first match to West Indies by 27 runs Zimbabwe have re-instated Heath Streak as their captain and presumably Guy Whittall is back as vice-captain too. This is good news for the home team. The Indian team is as follows: Ganguly, Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxmam, Sehwag, Badani, Dighe, Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Nehra. Reetinder Sodhi is the 12th man For Zimbabwe the team reads as follows: Campbell, Ebrahim, Carlisle, Grant Flower, Blignaut, Whittall, Streak (Captain), Nkala, Friend, Taibu and Murphy The game is dues to start in about 10 minutes, might be a bit sooner even, please join us then for alll the LIVE action We have an expert panel of commentators bringing you LIVE Audio commentary from each venue You can't find a service like that anywhere else on the web for the Coca-Cola Cup Log on to www.cricinfo.com in just a few minutes for a live audio stream Ashish Nehra will bowl the first over of the day for India, Campbell to take strike

0.1

Nehra to Campbell, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, the ball shapes away a touch, left alone

0.2

Nehra to Campbell, OUT, once again a touch short of a length, outside the off, shaping away beautifully, Campbell can't resist and goes for a half hearted drive, the nick goes through to Dighe and Zimbabwe have got off to the worst possible start

ADR Campbell c †Dighe b Nehra 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Nehra to Carlisle, no run, fuller and on the off, the ball shapes in to the right hander Carlisle, batsman plays and misses, the ball goes through between bat and pad

0.4

Nehra to Carlisle, no run

0.5

Nehra to Carlisle, no run, fuller again and on the off, the ball shapes in a touch, Carlisle plays the ball back down the wicket with the fullface of the bat

0.6

Nehra to Carlisle, no run, fuller and on the off, played away to the off side, end of a superb over from Hehra

Zaheer Khan to partner Nehra with the new ball

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 0/1
SV Carlisle    0* (4b)      A Nehra    1-1-0-1
DD Ebrahim    0* (0b)     

1.1

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, full delivery on middle and leg, played at and missed, rapped on the padd, shout from the bowler turned down

1.2

Khan to Ebrahim, 1 run

1.3

Khan to Carlisle, 2 runs, overpitched and outside the off, punched hard to mid off, Gangulky dives across and cuts the ball off

1.4

Khan to Carlisle, no run, just back of a length and on the pads, dabbed away to the on side with soft hands

1.5

Khan to Carlisle, no run, fuller and on the off, the ball slants across the right hander, played back down the wicket

1.6

Khan to Carlisle, no run, quicker and a touch outside the off stump, the ball zips after hitting the deck, beats the outside edge and goes through to the keeper

End of over 2 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 3/1
SV Carlisle    2* (8b)      Z Khan    1-0-3-0
DD Ebrahim    1* (2b)     

2.1

Nehra to Ebrahim, 1 leg bye

2.2

Nehra to Carlisle, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, the ball swings in clips the inside edge and goes onto the pads

2.3

Nehra to Carlisle, no run, fullish and on the off, driven hard, the bat turns in the hand as the ball shapes in and goes to mid on

2.4

Nehra to Carlisle, no run, fullish once more, Nehra pushing the ball through to allow it to swing as much as possible, the white ball obliges, shaping in to the right hander consistently, patted to the on side

2.5

Nehra to Carlisle, no run, and another replay of the earlier deliveries, late inswing to the right hander, off the edge to the on side

2.6

Nehra to Carlisle, 1 run, just back fo a length and outside the off, Carlisgle goes back and across noicely, waits for the ball to come to him and dabs the ball away to third man

End of over 3 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 5/1
SV Carlisle    3* (13b)      A Nehra    2-1-1-1
DD Ebrahim    1* (3b)     

3.1

Khan to Carlisle, 1 run, quick and full on the off, not much swing for Zaheer Khan, clipped to midwicket

3.2

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, just back of a length, outside the off, slanting away from the right hander, good pace and carry through to the keeper, left alone

3.3

Khan to Ebrahim, 1 leg bye, quicker ball on the middle and off, good bounce too, Ebrrahim plays all around it, rapped on the pads, shout for lbw turned down

3.4

Khan to Carlisle, no run, fuller and on middle and leg, played at and missed, rapped on the pads

3.5

Khan to Carlisle, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, dabbed away to the man at mid off

3.6

Khan to Carlisle, no run, held back a touch, just short of a length and slanting away from the right hander, Carlisle plays and misses

End of over 4 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 7/1
SV Carlisle    4* (17b)      Z Khan    2-0-4-0
DD Ebrahim    1* (5b)     

4.1

Nehra to Ebrahim, 3 runs, overpitched and on middle and off, the ball swings in late, Ebrahim waits on the ball and plays it nicely through midwicket

4.2

Nehra to Carlisle, no run

4.3

Nehra to Carlisle, no run, quicker one just outside the off, played back to the off side with the full face of the bat

4.4

Nehra to Carlisle, 1 run, just back of a length and outside the off, played down to the cover region with soft hands of the back foot, well played that

4.5

Nehra to Ebrahim, 3 runs, fuller and on the pads, Ebrahim flicks nicely, this time squarer than the previous shot, the ball skids away to the square leg region

4.6

Nehra to Carlisle, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, played away down to third man with an angled bat

End of over 5 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 15/1
SV Carlisle    6* (21b)      A Nehra    3-1-9-1
DD Ebrahim    7* (7b)     

5.1

Khan to Carlisle, OUT, quicker one outside the off from Zaheer Khan, Carlisle dabs at the ball away from his body outside the off, the ball kisses the edge and goes through to the waiting hands of Laxman at second slip

SV Carlisle c Laxman b Khan 6 (22m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

Former Zimbabwe captain Grant Flower is the new man in

5.2

Khan to Flower, FOUR, full and outside the off, Grant Flower wallops that through the cover point region, cracking shot that first up

5.3

Khan to Flower, no run, fuller and wide of the crease, another big heave ho, played and missed, streaky shot that

5.4

Khan to Flower, no run, back of a length and down the leg side, that is a huge wide and yet not called by the umpire, very surprising that - pitching outside leg and moving further down leg

5.5

Khan to Flower, 1 no ball

5.5

Khan to Flower, no run, just back of a length and on the middle and off, Grant Flower leans in plays and misses, the ball goes off the pad just past the off stump

5.6

Khan to Flower, OUT, quicker ball, rising a bit on Grant Flower outside the off, Flower goes for a half cut half drive andd only manages to drag the ball back onto the stumps, another one bites the dust!

GW Flower b Khan 4 (4m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 6 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 20/3
     Z Khan    3-0-9-2
DD Ebrahim    7* (7b)     

6.1

Nehra to Ebrahim, 1 wide

6.1

Nehra to Ebrahim, no run, back of a length and outside the off, Ebrahim takes one hand off the bat and cuts loosely, played at and missed

6.2

Nehra to Ebrahim, (no ball) 1 run, full and on the off, defended to covers, no ball as well, quick single stolen

6.2

Nehra to Whittall, no run, fuller and on the off, the ball moves in just a touch, played back down the wicket

6.3

Nehra to Whittall, no run, fuller and just outside the off, the ball shapes in just a touch beats the bat and raps the pad

6.4

Nehra to Whittall, 1 wide, Nehra strives for extra pace and sends a huge wide outside off

6.4

Nehra to Whittall, 1 no ball

Too many extras from Nehra, a bit more discipline needed

6.4

Nehra to Whittall, no run, back of a lenth and outside the off, played down with soft hands to point, the batsmen think about a single and decide wisely against it

6.5

Nehra to Whittall, no run, fuller and outside the off, driven hard but straight to the man at covers

End of over 7 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 25/3
GJ Whittall    0* (5b)      A Nehra    4-1-14-1
DD Ebrahim    8* (9b)     

7.1

Khan to Ebrahim, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, whipped away to square leg

Umpire Robinson miscalculated the last over, called over after just 5 legitimate deliveries were bowled

7.2

Khan to Whittall, no run, fuller and outside the off, left alone by Whittall, yet to get off the mark

7.3

Khan to Whittall, no run, full and on the off, driven back past the bowler to the man at mid on

7.4

Khan to Whittall, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, steered past Badani at point

7.5

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, fuller and outside the off, Ebrahim dances back and across with deft feet and shoulders arms, the ball goes through to the keeper

7.6

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, quicker and on the middle and off, the ball beats bat and goes off the pad to the slips, stifled appeal for lbw

End of over 8 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 27/3
DD Ebrahim    9* (12b)      Z Khan    4-0-11-2
GJ Whittall    1* (8b)     

8.1

Nehra to Whittall, no run, full and outside the off, played at and edged through to the man at second slip, Laxman floors a sharp chance

8.2

Nehra to Whittall, no run

8.3

Nehra to Whittall, no run, back of a length and outside the off, the ball shapes in late, defended to the off side with an angled bat

8.4

Nehra to Whittall, FOUR, fuller and on the off, prodigious late inswing, the ball goes off the inside edge past the leg stump and runs away to the fence at fine leg

8.5

Nehra to Whittall, no run, full once more and outside the off, this one doesn't come in, left alone

8.6

Nehra to Whittall, no run

End of over 9 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 31/3
GJ Whittall    5* (14b 1x4)      A Nehra    5-1-18-1
DD Ebrahim    9* (12b)     

9.1

Khan to Ebrahim, 1 run, full and on the off, played away to the on side with soft hands

9.2

Khan to Whittall, 1 run, full and on the off, slanted away past the man at covers for a single

9.3

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, fuller and on the midle and leg, rapped on the pads, shout for lbw turned down, difficult to give na lbw to a left arm over bowler bowling to a right hander

9.4

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, tapped away to the on side

9.5

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, fuller and outside the off, left alone

9.6

Khan to Ebrahim, no run, fuller and on the pads, whipped to square leg

End of over 10 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 33/3
DD Ebrahim    10* (17b)      Z Khan    5-0-13-2
GJ Whittall    6* (15b 1x4)     

10.1

Nehra to Whittall, 1 run

10.2

Nehra to Ebrahim, 1 wide

10.2

Nehra to Ebrahim, no run

10.3

Nehra to Ebrahim, no run

10.4

Nehra to Ebrahim, no run, good length ball, on middle and off, played in defense

10.5

Nehra to Ebrahim, no run, short of a length, Ebrahim gives the charge, comes down the track, plays it right back to the bowler, Nehra tries to run him out, misses the stumps by a good distance

10.6

Nehra to Ebrahim, no run, short of a length, rising, on leg and middle, tries to play it down to fine leg, inside edge on to the thigh pads

End of over 11 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 35/3
DD Ebrahim    10* (22b)      A Nehra    6-1-20-1
GJ Whittall    7* (16b 1x4)     

11.1

Agarkar to Whittall, OUT, short and wide outside the off stump, Whittall has a swing at it, takes the outside edge and goes flying in the air, down to third man, Rahul Dravid the happy fielder, gets around and takes a good catch

GJ Whittall c Dravid b Agarkar 7 (26m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.17

11.2

Agarkar to Viljoen, 1 wide, down the leg side to the left hander, called wide

11.2

Agarkar to Viljoen, no run, again on the pads, clips the pads through to the keeper, shout for a caught behind, not out

11.3

Agarkar to Viljoen, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

11.4

Agarkar to Viljoen, 1 run, full in length, outside the off, pushed through the covers for a single

11.5

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 1 run, pushed to Sodhi in the covers, takes the run, a direct hit would have had Ebrahim short of the crease

I beg your pardon, would have had Viljoen struggling

11.6

Agarkar to Viljoen, no run, outside the leg stump, through to the keeper, no wide called

End of over 12 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 38/4
DP Viljoen    1* (4b)      AB Agarkar    1-0-3-1
DD Ebrahim    11* (23b)     

12.1

Nehra to Ebrahim, no run, pitched on a good length, outside the off and angling away, left through to Dighe

12.2

Nehra to Ebrahim, 1 run, on the pads, tucked around the corner

12.3

Nehra to Viljoen, no run, a quick one, on middle and off and getting the ball to swing away, gets right behind the ball and fends it down

12.4

Nehra to Viljoen, OUT, short of a length, well outside the off stump, swinging away, Viljoen reaches for it, takes the edge, straight to ganguly at third slip

DP Viljoen c Ganguly b Nehra 1 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

New batsman is Heath Streak

12.5

Nehra to Streak, no run, rapped on the pads, pitched outside the leg stump, not out

12.6

Nehra to Streak, no run, short and rising, Streak in discomfort, tries to fend it down, gets the glove on it, ball pops up on the leg side, falls just short of the man at short leg

End of over 13 (1 run) Zimbabwe 39/5
HH Streak    0* (2b)      A Nehra    7-1-21-2
DD Ebrahim    12* (25b)     

13.1

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, on the off stump, played back to the bowler

13.2

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 2 runs, on the pads, flicked away towards long leg, the man at fine leg has to do some chasing, batsmen take a couple of runs

13.3

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 1 wide, on the pads, ball hits the batsman on the thigh pad and goes to the keeper down the leg side, Umpire calls that a wide

13.3

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 2 runs, on the pads, played to mid-wicket for another couple of easy runs

13.4

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, outside the off and seaming away, left alone

13.5

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, pitches on a good length, on middle and off, played defensively

13.6

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, short of a length, outside the off, swinging away, through to the keeper

Match State: Drinks Nehra to continue after the drinks break

End of over 14 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 44/5
DD Ebrahim    16* (31b)      AB Agarkar    2-0-8-1
HH Streak    0* (2b)     

14.1

Nehra to Streak, no run, short of a length, rising, gets the inside edge on to the pads, straight to a diving Dravid, puts it down, difficult catch tho

14.2

Nehra to Streak, no run, through to the keeper

14.3

Nehra to Streak, no run, pitched outside the off, seaming further away, left alone

14.4

Nehra to Streak, no run, full in length, on middle and off, played forward in defense

14.5

Nehra to Streak, no run, pitches the ball up, getting the ball to move away, Streak pads up to it, hit on the back pad, big shout for lbw, ball missing off stump, not out

14.6

Nehra to Streak, no run

End of over 15 (maiden) Zimbabwe 44/5
HH Streak    0* (8b)      A Nehra    8-2-21-2
DD Ebrahim    16* (31b)     

15.1

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, outside the off stump, getting the ball to swing in a little, left alone

15.2

Agarkar to Ebrahim, FOUR, Yorker, tries to dig it out, gets and edge and goes between keeper and first slip for four

15.3

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 1 wide, pitched outside the off stump, swinging a lot, called wide

15.3

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, gets right behind the ball, plays it defensively on the off side

15.4

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, another good ball from Agarkar, squares up the batsman, gets a thick outside edge, straight to gully

15.5

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, on the off stump, pushed hard to mid-off

15.6

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, short of a length, outside the off stump, left alone

End of over 16 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 49/5
DD Ebrahim    20* (37b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    3-0-13-1
HH Streak    0* (8b)     

16.1

Nehra to Streak, no run, back of a length and on the off, played back down the wicket

16.2

Nehra to Streak, no run, fuller and on the off, late in swing to the right hander, defended awkwardly to the off side

16.3

Nehra to Streak, (no ball) 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, whipped away to the on side

16.3

Nehra to Ebrahim, 1 run, once again just short of a length and outside the off, played off the back foot, the ball goes off the edge onto the pads and squirts to the off side

16.4

Nehra to Streak, no run, fuller and on middle and leg, driven with the full face of the bat to mid on

16.5

Nehra to Streak, no run, back of a length and on the pads, tapped to the on side

16.6

Nehra to Streak, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, played away to covers with soft hands

End of over 17 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 52/5
HH Streak    1* (14b)      A Nehra    9-2-24-2
DD Ebrahim    21* (38b 1x4)     

17.1

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, full and on the off from over the wicket, Ebrahim squared up taps the ball to the off side

17.2

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, back of a length and on the off, dabbed away carefully to the on side

17.3

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 1 run, fuller and on the middle and leg, Ebrahim waits for the ball and flicks to midwicket for a quick single

17.4

Agarkar to Streak, no run, full and on the off, defended back down the wicket

17.5

Agarkar to Streak, no run, back of a length, quick and on the stumps, tapped to the on side, Harbhajan fields at square leg

17.6

Agarkar to Streak, no run, short of a length and well outside the off, Streak flirts with it and ends up letting the ball go through to the keeper

Nehra bowling out here, starting his 10th over

End of over 18 (1 run) Zimbabwe 53/5
HH Streak    1* (17b)      AB Agarkar    4-0-14-1
DD Ebrahim    22* (41b 1x4)     

18.1

Nehra to Ebrahim, 1 wide, full fast and way down the leg side, called a wide this time

18.1

Nehra to Ebrahim, 1 run, once again short of a length and on the pads, Ebrahim works the ball away to the on side and the batsmen scamper a quick single

18.2

Nehra to Streak, no run, fuller and just a touch outside the off, the ball shapes in a fraction, defended to mid off with the full face of the bat

18.3

Nehra to Streak, no run, back of a length and outside the off, punched off the back foot to point

18.4

Nehra to Streak, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone

18.5

Nehra to Streak, 3 runs, overpitched and outside the off, Streak moves nicely into the line of the ball and drives through covers in fine style

18.6

Nehra to Ebrahim, FOUR, wide and overpitched once more, driven hard through the covers, excellent timing and placement, the ball races away to the cover fence

Nehra has his bowling figures messed up a bit having conceded 7 runs off the last two balls, he finishes with 2/33 off 10 overs

End of over 19 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 62/5
DD Ebrahim    27* (43b 2x4)      A Nehra    10-2-33-2
HH Streak    4* (21b)     

19.1

Agarkar to Streak, no run, full and straight, on the middle and leg, the ball raps the pad and then goes off the bat to the on side, stifled shout for lbw

19.2

Agarkar to Streak, 1 run, on the pads again, tucked away to the on side

19.3

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run, just short of a length and on the off and middle, tapped to the on side

19.4

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 1 run, outside the off, shaping in a bit, the ball goes off the insid edge to fine leg - the Surrey cut or Chinese cut or what you will that

19.5

Agarkar to Streak, no run

19.6

Agarkar to Streak, no run, on the off and middle, Agarkar bowling well within himself, tapped to the on side

Harbhajan Singh into the attack, first taste of spin today

End of over 20 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 64/5
HH Streak    5* (25b)      AB Agarkar    5-0-16-1
DD Ebrahim    28* (45b 2x4)     

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run, well flighted and outside the off, sharp turn in, defended with bat and pad held close

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, no run, quicker and outside the off, very sharp turn in, Ebrahim cuts and misses, even Dighe misses the ball

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, 1 run, slower and on the off, this one spins and slips down the leg side, tapped away to the on side behind square

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, no run, wide of the stumps, spinning in, left alone

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, no run, fuller and on the off, the straighter one, driven back to mid off

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, FOUR, down the leg side and spinning forther, huge sweep played but not executed well, the ball goes off the edge to the fine leg fence

End of over 21 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 69/5
HH Streak    9* (28b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-5-0
DD Ebrahim    29* (48b 2x4)     

21.1

Agarkar to Ebrahim, 3 runs, full and on the middle and off, Ebrahim waits on the ball and whips it through the on side efficiently, good shot that

21.2

Agarkar to Streak, 2 runs, back of a length and outside the off, steered away to the third man region for a well run couple

21.3

Agarkar to Streak, no run

21.4

Agarkar to Streak, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, whipped past thebowler to mid on

21.5

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run

21.6

Agarkar to Ebrahim, no run

End of over 22 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 75/5
DD Ebrahim    32* (51b 2x4)      AB Agarkar    6-0-22-1
HH Streak    12* (31b 1x4)     

22.1

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended away to the on side

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, 1 run, turned around the corner, quick sprint for a single

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ebrahim, 1 leg bye

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, no run

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, no run, full and on the pads, turned to short fine leg

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, no run, well flighted, back of a length and outside the off, sharp turn in, defended carefully

End of over 23 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 77/5
HH Streak    13* (36b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-6-0
DD Ebrahim    32* (52b 2x4)     

23.1

Agarkar to Ebrahim, OUT, back of a length, outside the off, the ball pitches and moves out a touch, Ebrahim is committed to the shot and can't help edging the ball straight to Laxman at slip

DD Ebrahim c Laxman b Agarkar 32 (111m 53b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.37

Blignaut is the new batsman

23.2

Agarkar to Blignaut, no run, back of a length, quick and outside the off, Blignaut thinks about going for a big drive and holds himself back at the last moment

23.3

Agarkar to Blignaut, no run, fuller and on the off, the ball shapes in a touch, defended to the off side with an angled bat

23.4

Agarkar to Blignaut, no run, back of a length and outside the off once more, this time Blignaut can't resist and goes for a huge heave through the off side, risky approach this

23.5

Agarkar to Blignaut, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, played down with soft hands

23.6

Agarkar to Blignaut, no run, just short of a length, outside the off, defended to point with an angled bat

End of over 24 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 77/6
AM Blignaut    0* (5b)      AB Agarkar    7-1-22-2
HH Streak    13* (36b 1x4)     

24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, 1 run, full and on the off, driven to mid on

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run, fuller and on the off, defended with care

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, tapped away past point for a quick single

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, no run, flatter and on middle and leg, played and missed, ball goes off the pad to the on side

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Streak, 2 runs, full and on the off, driven just past mid on

End of over 25 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 81/6
HH Streak    16* (39b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-10-0
AM Blignaut    1* (8b)     

25.1

Agarkar to Blignaut, 1 run

25.2

Agarkar to Streak, no run

25.3

Agarkar to Streak, no run, back of a length and outside the off, the ball floes past the edge to the keeper

25.4

Agarkar to Streak, no run, back of a lenth and on the off, defended carefully

25.5

Agarkar to Streak, no run, fuller and on the off, played back down the wicket with the full face of the bat

25.6

Agarkar to Streak, no run

End of over 26 (1 run) Zimbabwe 82/6
HH Streak    16* (44b 1x4)      AB Agarkar    8-1-23-2
AM Blignaut    2* (9b)     

26.1

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run

26.2

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, OUT, Blignaut taps the ball down to the off side and sets off for a quick single

HH Streak run out 16 (60m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

26.3

Harbhajan Singh to Friend, no run

26.4

Harbhajan Singh to Friend, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended away

26.5

Harbhajan Singh to Friend, no run

26.6

Harbhajan Singh to Friend, no run

End of over 27 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 82/7
TJ Friend    0* (4b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-1-10-0
AM Blignaut    2* (11b)     

27.1

Ganguly to Blignaut, no run

27.2

Ganguly to Blignaut, no run

27.3

Ganguly to Blignaut, 1 run

27.4

Ganguly to Friend, no run

27.5

Ganguly to Friend, no run, fuller and on the off, rapped on the pads

27.6

Ganguly to Friend, no run, fuller still and outside the off, driven to covers

End of over 28 (1 run) Zimbabwe 83/7
TJ Friend    0* (7b)      SC Ganguly    1-0-1-0
AM Blignaut    3* (14b)     

28.1

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, 1 run, tossed up and just outside the leg side, the ball spins in to the left hander, tapped to the on side

28.2

Harbhajan Singh to Friend, 3 runs, flighted an outside the off, straighter one, off the edge to third man

28.3

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run

28.4

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run

28.5

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, 1 run, back of a length outside the off, Blignaut closes the face of the bat on it, the ball goes off the edge through covers

28.6

Harbhajan Singh to Friend, no run

End of over 29 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 88/7
TJ Friend    3* (9b)      Harbhajan Singh    5-1-15-0
AM Blignaut    5* (18b)     

29.1

Ganguly to Blignaut, no run, back of a length, slow and outside the off, defended back to the on sid with soft hands

29.2

Ganguly to Blignaut, no run

29.3

Ganguly to Blignaut, 1 run, fuller and outside the off, driven nicely past mid off

29.4

Ganguly to Friend, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, played off the back foot to covers

29.5

Ganguly to Friend, no run

29.6

Ganguly to Friend, no run, back of a length and outside the off, played at and missed

End of over 30 (1 run) Zimbabwe 89/7
TJ Friend    3* (12b)      SC Ganguly    2-0-2-0
AM Blignaut    6* (21b)     

30.1

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run, full and outside the off, spinning away from the left hander, defended

30.2

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run, well flighted this time and on the pads, driven back to the bowler

30.3

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run

30.4

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run, flatter and on the off, defended to the off side

30.5

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run, well flighted and outside the off, defended with bat and pad held close together to the man at point

30.6

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, 1 run, on the off, flatter, driven easily to long off with the full face of the bat

End of over 31 (1 run) Zimbabwe 90/7
AM Blignaut    7* (27b)      Harbhajan Singh    6-1-16-0
TJ Friend    3* (12b)     

31.1

Ganguly to Blignaut, no run, fullish and on the off, drvien back down the wicket

31.2

Ganguly to Blignaut, no run, back of a length, very slow and on middle and leg, played back to the bowler with the full face of the bat

31.3

Ganguly to Blignaut, 2 runs, back of a length ad slipping down the leg side, whipped away off the hips to deep fine leg

31.4

Ganguly to Blignaut, 1 run

31.5

Ganguly to Friend, no run, full and on the off, played back down the track with the full face of the bat

31.6

Ganguly to Friend, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, Friend gets hold of that well and heaves over mid on

Match State: Drinks

End of over 32 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 97/7
TJ Friend    7* (14b 1x4)      SC Ganguly    3-0-9-0
AM Blignaut    10* (31b)     

32.1

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, no run

32.2

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, 2 runs, fuller and on the pads, swept fine to fine leg

32.3

Harbhajan Singh to Blignaut, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, whipped away to square and that's the 100

32.4

Harbhajan Singh to Friend, no run, well flighted,, slower and outside the off, big drive played, off the inside edge to the on side

32.5

Harbhajan Singh to Friend, 2 runs, short and a bit of width outside the off, cut away past point

32.6

Harbhajan Singh to Friend, no run, straighter one on the off, rapped on the pads

End of over 33 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 102/7
TJ Friend    9* (17b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    7-1-21-0
AM Blignaut    13* (34b)     

33.1

Ganguly to Blignaut, no run, full and on the off, defended carefully to the off side

33.2

Ganguly to Blignaut, OUT, back of a length and on middle and off, Blignaut plays a heave as though he wanted to cart the ball over the on side, the ball goes straight up in the air off the edge, Harbhajan Singh bouches the skier at mid off

AM Blignaut c Harbhajan Singh b Ganguly 13 (41m 36b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.11

Taibu is the new batsman

33.3

Ganguly to Friend, 2 runs, full and outside the off, driven through covers efficiently

33.4

Ganguly to Friend, no run

33.5

Ganguly to Friend, OUT, back of a length outside the off, Friend looks at the ball, hangs his bat outside the off and nudges it straight to Sehwag the lone slip fielder

TJ Friend c Sehwag b Ganguly 11 (31m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.00

33.6

Ganguly to Strang, no run

End of over 34 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 104/9
BC Strang    0* (1b)      SC Ganguly    4-0-11-2
T Taibu    0* (0b)     

34.1

Khan to Taibu, no run, full, fast and just outside the off, the ball cuts through Taibu and slips through the gap between bat and pad

34.2

Khan to Taibu, no run

34.3

Khan to Taibu, 3 runs, overpitched and outside the off, driven well through the covers, good running gets the batsmen three

34.4

Khan to Strang, no run, full and on the off, played to the on side with an angled bat

34.5

Khan to Strang, no run, quick and outside the off, Strang looks to let the ball go even as the ball comes in, hits the bat and goes to the slip cordon off the bounce]

34.6

Khan to Strang, 1 no ball

34.6

Khan to Strang, 1 run, full and outside the off, Strang lunges at the ball, the ball goes off the inside edge to the fine leg region

End of over 35 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 109/9
BC Strang    1* (5b)      Z Khan    6-0-18-2
T Taibu    3* (3b)     

35.1

Ganguly to Strang, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, played away to third man weith an angled bat

35.2

Ganguly to Taibu, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, the little man Taibu moves across like a top order batsman and laces the ball through covers, top shot that

35.3

Ganguly to Taibu, no run, fuller and on the off, played back down the wicket

35.4

Ganguly to Taibu, FOUR, short of a length and far outside the off, Taibu rocks onto the back foot and cuts the ball splendidly to the point fence, another shot that suggests that Taibu bats better than his number 10 position suggests

35.5

Ganguly to Taibu, no run

35.6

Ganguly to Taibu, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone to end a very good over for Zimbabwe

End of over 36 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 118/9
T Taibu    11* (8b 2x4)      SC Ganguly    5-0-20-2
BC Strang    2* (6b)     

36.1

Khan to Strang, no run, back of a length and outside the off, the ball comes in just a toiuch, defended to the off side

36.2

Khan to Strang, 1 leg bye, full and fast once more, this time outside the leg stump, rapped on the pads, appeal for lbw turned down

36.3

Khan to Taibu, no run, full and fast, attempted yorker from Zaheer Khan, well dug out by Taibu

36.4

Khan to Taibu, no run, just short of a length and on the off stump, Taibu moves across the stumps nicely and defends back down the wicket

36.5

Khan to Taibu, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Taibu dabs at it and misses

36.6

Khan to Taibu, no run, full and on the off, played back down the wicket to the bowler

End of over 37 (1 run, maiden) Zimbabwe 119/9
T Taibu    11* (12b 2x4)      Z Khan    7-1-18-2
BC Strang    2* (8b)     

37.1

Ganguly to Strang, no run, back of a length and on the off, Strang comes down the wicket and taps the ball to the on side

37.2

Ganguly to Strang, no run, fuller and outside the off, the ball shapes away just a touch, left alone

37.3

Ganguly to Strang, no run, full and straight, on the off stump, tapped to the off side

37.4

Ganguly to Strang, no run

37.5

Ganguly to Strang, no run, back of a length and outside the off, dabbed at and missed

37.6

Ganguly to Strang, no run, full and on the off, defended away carefully

End of over 38 (maiden) Zimbabwe 119/9
BC Strang    2* (14b)      SC Ganguly    6-1-20-2
T Taibu    11* (12b 2x4)     

38.1

Harbhajan Singh to Taibu, no run

38.2

Harbhajan Singh to Taibu, 1 run, full and on the poff, swept away to deep square leg

38.3

Harbhajan Singh to Strang, no run, straighter one far outside the off, driven to covers

38.4

Harbhajan Singh to Strang, 1 run, quicker and outside the off, played down to the off side with soft hands, quick single stolen

38.5

Harbhajan Singh to Taibu, no run

38.6

Harbhajan Singh to Taibu, 1 run, quick and flat outside the off, driven with the full face of the bat to long off

End of over 39 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 122/9
T Taibu    13* (16b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-1-24-0
BC Strang    3* (16b)     

39.1

Agarkar to Taibu, no run, full and outside the off, pushed through nicely by Agarkar, Taibu plays and misses

39.2

Agarkar to Taibu, no run

39.3

Agarkar to Taibu, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off - only just, angled away to third man

39.4

Agarkar to Strang, no run, back of a lenth and outside the off, left alone

39.5

Agarkar to Strang, no run, full and slipping down the leg side, flick played and missed, rapped on the pads

39.6

Agarkar to Strang, no run, full, fast and outside the off, Strang watches it through to the keeper

End of over 40 (1 run) Zimbabwe 123/9
BC Strang    3* (19b)      AB Agarkar    9-1-24-2
T Taibu    14* (19b 2x4)     

40.1

Harbhajan Singh to Taibu, FOUR, well flighted and on the off, the ball spins in from outside the off, Taibu moves across and glances the ball nicely to the fine leg fence

40.2

Harbhajan Singh to Taibu, no run

40.3

Harbhajan Singh to Taibu, no run, flatter and on the off, defended

40.4

Harbhajan Singh to Taibu, no run

40.5

Harbhajan Singh to Taibu, no run, outside the off, a fizzing top spinner, defended away carefully

40.6

Harbhajan Singh to Taibu, 4 byes, well flighted and outside the off, the ball rips square and goes right through the gate, classic off spinner's delivery, Dighe fumbles it even as his Zimbabwean counterpart is far down the wicket, goof on the part of the Indian stumper that

End of over 41 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 131/9
T Taibu    18* (25b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    9-1-28-0
BC Strang    3* (19b)     

41.1

Agarkar to Strang, no run

41.2

Agarkar to Strang, no run, back of a length and on the middle and leg, defended to the on side

41.3

Agarkar to Strang, 1 run

41.4

Agarkar to Taibu, 1 run, full and on the off, defended to the on side with soft hands

41.5

Agarkar to Strang, OUT, full, straight and quick, good yorker that, cleans up Bryan Strang, that's the end of the Zimbabwe innings

BC Strang b Agarkar 4 (32m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.39

That is the end of the Zimbabwe innings What began with some spirit from Ebrahim at the beginning of the innings, he made 32 ended with a little more guts at the end of the innings as Taibu made an unbeaten 19 at number 10 134 is the target for India and should not pose too much of a problem For India the bowling figures are neat: 2/33 for Nehra, 2/18 Zaheer Khan, 3/26 Agarkar, 2/20 from Ganguly We'll be back after a short break with more information on when the players will return after the break We have just heard that the break will be 45 minutes Join us again in 45 mins for all the action from the Indian response Match State: Innings Break Good Afternoon! welcome back to the live coverage of the second ODI between India and Zimbabwe Streak to bowl to Ganguly

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Jun 25, 2001

24 June 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Zimbabwe) 2001, 2nd Match, Zimbabwe v India, Harare Sports Club.

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24 June 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Zimbabwe) 2001, 2nd Match, Zimbabwe v India, Harare Sports Club.

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