Close of Play

  • Thu, 15 May - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 317/4 (MA Vermeulen 194*, 93 ov)
  • Fri, 16 May - day 2 - no play
  • Sat, 17 May - day 3 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 374/7 (SM Ervine 39*, AM Blignaut 2*, 114.1 ov)
  • Sun, 18 May - day 4 - Sussex 1st innings 179/4 (48.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Tour match drifts to a damp conclusion

    Light drizzle finally ended a match which had long-since ceased to have any meaning at Hove, with rain and a lack of ambition leaving Zimbabwe short of match-practice ahead of Thursday's first Test at Lord's

  • Rain the winner on day two at Hove

    In stark contrast to the fine weather on the first day of the match between Sussex and the Zimbabwe at Hove, the second day provided almost unrelieved drizzle

  • Vermeulen's 194 sets up big Zimbabwean total at Hove

    A monumental innings of 194 not out by Mark Vermeulen, Zimbabwe's opening batsman, dominated the first day of their match against Sussex at Hove