Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Ervine b Blignaut
    59
    115
    153
    9
    0
    51.30
    b Streak
    8
    42
    74
    1
    0
    19.04
    c Vermeulen b Price
    137
    256
    380
    21
    1
    53.51
    c Hondo b Friend
    19
    56
    82
    4
    0
    33.92
    c †Taibu b Streak
    18
    43
    63
    2
    0
    41.86
    c †Taibu b Streak
    26
    65
    88
    3
    0
    40.00
    b Ervine
    69
    121
    147
    9
    0
    57.02
    b Blignaut
    52
    80
    140
    3
    1
    65.00
    c Ebrahim b Ervine
    0
    2
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Ebrahim b Blignaut
    19
    31
    46
    4
    0
    61.29
    not out
    4
    5
    7
    1
    0
    80.00
    Extras
    61 (b 14, lb 27, nb 17, w 3)
    TOTAL
    472 all out (133.1 Overs, RR: 3.54, 596 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-45 (MP Vaughan, 16.2 ov), 2-121 (ME Trescothick, 31.5 ov), 3-165 (N Hussain, 50.1 ov), 4-204 (RWT Key, 64.5 ov), 5-274 (AJ Stewart, 85.6 ov), 6-342 (MA Butcher, 100.6 ov), 7-408 (A McGrath, 123.2 ov), 8-408 (SJ Harmison, 123.4 ov), 9-465 (MJ Hoggard, 131.4 ov), 10-472 (AF Giles, 133.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    HH Streak3799932.6713
    AM Blignaut26.149633.6611
    DT Hondo1444503.2116
    SM Ervine2259524.3106
    TJ Friend1324913.7601
    RW Price2064412.2000
    GW Flower10303.0000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c McGrath b Butcher
    68
    127
    160
    9
    0
    53.54
    b Anderson
    1
    16
    25
    0
    0
    6.25
    c Trescothick b Hoggard
    11
    52
    76
    2
    0
    21.15
    c Key b Hoggard
    3
    10
    16
    0
    0
    30.00
    c Hoggard b Harmison
    25
    65
    92
    3
    0
    38.46
    lbw b Hoggard
    4
    11
    13
    1
    0
    36.36
    b Anderson
    10
    29
    42
    1
    0
    34.48
    c Butcher b Anderson
    3
    13
    23
    0
    0
    23.07
    b Anderson
    0
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    not out
    7
    11
    19
    1
    0
    63.63
    b Anderson
    0
    2
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    15 (b 5, lb 1, nb 8, w 1)
    TOTAL
    147 all out (55 Overs, RR: 2.67, 239 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (MA Vermeulen, 5.6 ov), 2-64 (SV Carlisle, 24.5 ov), 3-79 (GW Flower, 28.1 ov), 4-104 (DD Ebrahim, 37.3 ov), 5-109 (SM Ervine, 40.4 ov), 6-129 (T Taibu, 49.6 ov), 7-133 (HH Streak, 50.5 ov), 8-133 (TJ Friend, 50.6 ov), 9-147 (AM Blignaut, 54.4 ov), 10-147 (DT Hondo, 54.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MJ Hoggard1882431.3301
    JM Anderson1647354.5603
    SJ Harmison1653612.2503
    MA Butcher52811.6010
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Key b Harmison
    6
    14
    17
    0
    0
    42.85
    c Trescothick b Butcher
    61
    81
    112
    8
    0
    75.30
    lbw b Butcher
    24
    74
    107
    2
    0
    32.43
    c Trescothick b Harmison
    26
    102
    134
    4
    0
    25.49
    c Butcher b McGrath
    16
    49
    63
    2
    0
    32.65
    c Trescothick b McGrath
    4
    3
    2
    0
    0
    133.33
    lbw b McGrath
    11
    13
    21
    2
    0
    84.61
    b Butcher
    6
    8
    18
    1
    0
    75.00
    c Giles b Butcher
    43
    43
    56
    5
    1
    100.00
    c Trescothick b Giles
    26
    26
    36
    5
    0
    100.00
    not out
    0
    0
    4
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    10 (b 1, lb 6, w 3)
    TOTAL
    233 all out (f/o) (68.5 Overs, RR: 3.38, 291 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (DD Ebrahim, 3.3 ov), 2-91 (MA Vermeulen, 27.1 ov), 3-95 (SV Carlisle, 29.5 ov), 4-128 (T Taibu, 45.3 ov), 5-132 (SM Ervine, 45.6 ov), 6-150 (HH Streak, 51.5 ov), 7-158 (AM Blignaut, 55.1 ov), 8-168 (GW Flower, 58.5 ov), 9-219 (RW Price, 67.6 ov), 10-233 (TJ Friend, 68.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JM Anderson1546504.3300
    MJ Hoggard1553502.3300
    SJ Harmison1243522.9110
    AF Giles821511.8700
    MA Butcher12.506044.6720
    A McGrath611632.6600

Close of Play

  • Thu, 22 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 184/3 (MA Butcher 52*, RWT Key 11*, 59 ov)
  • Fri, 23 May - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 48/1 (DD Ebrahim 40*, SV Carlisle 4*, 17 ov)
  • Sat, 24 May - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 233 (68.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • England swing to innings victory

    England enjoyed an old-fashioned day of swing-induced dominance, as Zimbabwe fumbled to an innings and 92-run defeat in the first npower Test at Lord's

  • That morning-after feeling

    A blustery mid-May morning, England making unspectacular progress against a moving ball - and not a murmur of protest in sight

  • The happy ending

    It took some time, but like a feature-length episode of Scooby Doo , Zimbabwe's bowlers finally stopped ghosting past the bat and were exposed as an all-too-human outfit

  • England take charge

    Mark Butcher celebrates his hundred © Getty Images Mark Butcher's seventh century put England in a commanding position on the second day of the first npower Test at Lord's

  • England reach 184 for 3 in truncated first day

    Mark Butcher and Marcus Trescothick contributed a brace of half-centuries to give England the upper hand on a challenging first day against Zimbabwe at Lord's