3rd ODI, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights

Rajneesh Gupta

December 11, 2000

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  • It was the 1658th ODI in cricket history.

  • It was the 457th ODI for India and 168th for Zimbabwe.

  • It was the 32nd ODI between these two teams. The record now reads: India 24, Zimbabwe 6, tied 2.

  • It was the 12th ODI between these two teams in India. The record now reads: India 10, Zimbabwe one, tied one.

  • It was the first ODI at this ground. Barkatullah Khan Stadium became India's 35th ground (while Jodhpur became 31st city) to host a ODI match.

  • Sachin Tendulkar scored his 27th ODI hundred in his 261st matchhis fifth in 26th match against Zimbabwe.

  • The hundred was Tendulkar's 11th on home soil. He now holds the record of scoring most hundreds in 'home' matches. He was previously at level with 10 hundreds with West Indian Desmond Haynes. No other batsman has scored more than 5 hundreds.

  • Tendulkar faced 153 balls during his innings. This innings is his longest in ODIs. He had faced 151 balls (while making 188*) against New Zealand at Hyderabad on 08-11-1999.

  • Tendulkar's innings is also the second longest by any bowler against Zimbabwe. The longest still remains Australian Ricky Ponting's 158 ball innings at Delhi on 11-04-1998. Ponting had made 145 on that occasion.

  • Tendulkar has now aggregated 1074 runs in 26 matches against Zimbabwe. He became the first batsman to aggregate 1000 runs against Zimbabwe.

  • The 50th over of Indian innings (bowled by Henry Olonga) cost 27 runs with 25 coming off Zaheer Khan's bat. The sequence: 1,1,6,6,6,wide,6. (Agarkar faced first ball). Zaheer now holds the Indian record of scoring most runs in a single over in ODIs. Kapil Dev (off Australian Craig McDermott at Rajkot on 07-10-1986) and Sachin Tendulkar (off New Zealander Chris Drum at Hyderabad on 08-11-1999 ) had scored 24 runs in a single over.

  • Zaheer's innings of 32 off 11 balls (scoring rate: 290.90) is the fastest innings in all ODIs for an innings of exactly 11 balls. England's Ian Botham had scored 25* (scoring rate 227.27) against Australia at Lord's on 29-05-1989.

  • Zaheer's scoring rate is the highest by an Indian batsman in all ODIs in an innings of atleast six balls. Mohammad Azharuddin had made 29* off 10 balls (scoring rate 290.00) against Pakistan at Sharjah on 15-04-1996. Zaheer's scoring rate is also the fourth best in all ODIs. The details:

    R/100B  Runs  Balls   Batsman       For   Vs  Venue        Date
    

    333.33 20* 6 Lewis, CC Eng SL Ballarat 09-03-1992 300.00 18* 6 Hadlee, RJ NZ Eng Manchester 18-07-1986 300.00 18 6 Walsh, CA WI NZ Christchurch 11-01-2000 290.90 32* 11 Zaheer Khan Ind Zim Jodhpur 08-12-2000 290.00 29* 10 Azharuddin, M Ind Pak Sharjah 15-04-1996 287.50 23* 8 Phillips, WB Aus Ind Adelaide 26-01-1986 283.33 17* 6 Bryson, RE SA Aus Cape Town 02-04-1997 277.78 25* 9 Imran Khan Pak WI Sharjah 15-11-1985 271.43 76 28 Jayasuriya, ST SL Pak Singapore 07-04-1996 271.43 19* 7 Wasim Akram Pak SL Kimberley 07-04-1998 271.43 19 7 Joshi, SB Ind Pak Toronto 20-09-1998 270.00 27* 10 Moin Khan Pak WI Sharjah 13-10-1995

  • Henry Olonga's figures (4-0-52-0 @ RpO 13.00) are the second most expensive for a bowler in a ten over spell. The disgrace is still with another Zimbabwean Ian Butchart who had conceded 53 runs in his four overs against New Zealand at Napier in 1991-92. The previous record of worst figures in a four spell against India was on the name of Sri Lankan Asantha DeMel (4-0-45-0) at Mumbai on 17-01-1987.

  • The ninth wicket unbroken partnership of 48 runs between Ajit Agarkar and Zaheer Khan is India's fourth best in all matches for this wicket.

  • The partnership of 158 runs between Flower brothers is Zimbabwe's best for fourth wicket against all countries bettering the 149 run-partnership between Andy Flower and Neil Johnson against Sri Lanka at Sharjah in 10-11-1998. The previous record fourth wicket partnership for Zimbabwe against India was the 94 run-partnership between Paul Strang and Alistair Campbell at Paarl on 27-01-1997.

  • The wicket of Travis Friend was 100th for Ajit Agarkar in his 67th match. He became the seventh Indian and 56th bowler overall to do so.

  • By taking 67 matches for his 100 wickets, Agarkar now holds the Indian record of completing the century of wickets in least matches. He just managed to better Javagal Srinath's record who took 68 matches to accomplish this feat. Agarkar, the world record holder for quickest 50 wickets,is, however, nowhere near Saqlain Mushtaq's world record. Saqlain completed his 100 wickets in only 53 matches.

  • Grant Flower (70 & 3-43) performed the allround feat of a fifty and three wickets in the same match for the second time in his career. The other such occasion for him was against England at Bulawayo in 1999-00.He had scored 55* and took 3 for 27 at that time. Overall it was the seventh such instance for Zimbabwe in a ODI. However Grant Flower also held two catches in the field to make it really an allround performance.

  • Zimbabwe's total (284-9) is its highest against India surpassing the 269 it made at Cuttack on 09-04-1998.

  • The match aggregate of 567 is also a new record in India-Zimbabwe matches. This obliterates the previous highest of 551 which was achieved at Ahmedabad just two days before.

  • The victory margin of one wicket is the narrowest for Zimbabwe in all ODIs. Zimbabwe had beaten England at Bulawayo on 15-12-1996 and South Africa at Durban on 02-02-2000 by two wickets.

  • It was also the second time when India lost a match by one wicket. The other being the match against Pakistan at Sharjah on 18-04-1996 when Javed Miandad hit that famous six off Chetan Sharma off the last ball of the match.

  • The victory is also the second narrowest for Zimbabwe in terms of balls. The narrowest had come against South Africa at Durban on 02-02-2000 when Zimbabwe registered the victory off the last ball of the match.

  • It was only the second time that Zimbabwe managed to successfully chase a victory target of 270 plus. Zimbabwe had beaten West Indies while making 290 for the loss of four wickets at Chester-le-Street on 16-07-2000.

  • The victory was Zimbabwe's first against India on Indian soil in 12 attempts.

  • Grant Flower won Man of the Match award for the seventh time in his career which puts him at level with Alistair Campbell. Now only brother Andy (8) is ahead of Grant.

  • It was also Grant's third award against India. The other two being at Guwahati on 22-03-1993 and at Leicester on 19-05-1999. None other Zimbabwean has won more than one award against India

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