Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    5.1 full and outside the off, the ball swings in late and Whittall plays just outside the ball, the ball strikes the inside edge and goes back into the stumps 9/1
    18.3 full and on the off, not much turn or bounce, the ball is driven hard back down the wicket, the ball hiots the bowler's hand and goes oonto the stumps, loud shout for run out, the umpire has called for the thired umpire 46/2
    25.4 full and outside the off, the ball slants away from the right hander, with a few minutes left for lunch Carlisle pokes at the ball without moving his feet, caught well by Laxman at slips 65/3
    32.4 well flighted and outside the off, Campbell heaves across the line in most inelegant fashion, a shot he tried earlier and failed, the ball goes off the edge straight up in the air and Dighe gets his gloves safely under it 89/4
    44 full and on the off, the ball swings away from the left hander, Flower goes for a big hit and the ball comes off the toe ofd the bat and flies up in the air towards mid off, Das gets under it and catches probably the most important catch of the i 137/6
    36 full and outside the off, very much there for the drive, Grant Flower flashes at it and edges to Dighe, and against the grain of play, with regard to Srinath's bowling, a wicket falls 97/5
    run out (†Dighe)
    16
    54
    81
    0
    0
    29.62
    46 full, straight and fast, Blignaut plays down completely the wrong line, is rapped on the pads right on the crease and is trapped pplumb in front for a duck 139/7
    57.4 full and on the off, Murphy goes for the drive and ends up spooning the ball straight to Dravid at short cover, easiest catch in the world and that is that 165/9
    58.5 full and on the off, Olonga goes for another massive hit and the top edge swirls high in the air till Dighe gets under it and pouches a comfortable catch 173/10
    not out
    0
    2
    4
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    10 (lb 4, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    173 all out (58.5 Overs, RR: 2.94, 252 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (GJ Whittall, 5.1 ov), 2-46 (DD Ebrahim, 18.3 ov), 3-65 (SV Carlisle, 25.4 ov), 4-89 (ADR Campbell, 32.4 ov), 5-97 (GW Flower, 35.6 ov), 6-137 (A Flower, 43.6 ov), 7-139 (AM Blignaut, 45.6 ov), 8-154 (HH Streak, 55.1 ov), 9-165 (BA Murphy, 57.4 ov), 10-173 (HK Olonga, 58.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    J Srinath1554713.1302
    A Nehra1212331.9103
    Z Khan1115424.9001
    Harbhajan Singh20.564522.1600
  • BATSMEN
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    25.1 well flighted and on the off, Das sticks his bat and pad out and the ball bounces off, DD Ebrahim standing close at illy point dives and takes a good catch 81/3
    1.4 full, fast and on the off, the ball zips past Ramesh's bat and makes a complete mess of the stumps 2/1
    15 just short of a length and on the off, the ball climbs on Laxman and gets big on him in a hurry, a mis hit pull shot goes straight to Whittall at mid on 54/2
    52.3 full, fast and outside the off, Tendulkar flashes hard at the ball and only gets his edge to it, the ball flies past the slip cordon, almost, Carlisle says he can do better than the catch Whittall took earlier and flies to his right, plucking 178/6
    29.2 short of a length and slanting down the leg side, Srinath flicks towards point, Jonty Rhodes dives across, hang on a sec, Rhodes doesn't play for Zimbabwe, that's Guy Whittall flying across the turf taking a catch two handed and parallel to the 83/4
    36.3 quick and straight from around the wicket, the ball rises sharply on Ganguly and flies through to the keeper, loud shout for caught behind, the umpire upholds it 98/5
    61 short ball on the off, Dravid goes for a pulls shot again, this time Blignaut has the last laugh as the ball gets big on the batsman, kisses the top edge and flies up straight in the air, Andy Flower pouches an easy catch and that's the end of th 208/7
    80.3 full and way down the leg side, Dighe glances the ball fine but straight to the keeper, good catch down the leg side, that's the end of Dighe 280/8
    89.5 short ball once more, closer to the body this time, Harbhajan goes for yet another lusty pull shot but can't get hold of it, the ball goes straight up in the air towards mid on, good catch that from Whittall 318/10
    81 just short of a length and on the off, the ball comes in a touch and Zaheer Khan plays an awkward dab at the ball, the ball bounces off pad and goes onto the stumps 280/9
    not out
    9
    31
    39
    1
    0
    29.03
    Extras
    12 (lb 4, nb 7, w 1)
    TOTAL
    318 all out (89.5 Overs, RR: 3.53, 415 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (S Ramesh, 1.4 ov), 2-54 (VVS Laxman, 14.6 ov), 3-81 (SS Das, 25.1 ov), 4-83 (J Srinath, 29.2 ov), 5-98 (SC Ganguly, 36.3 ov), 6-178 (SR Tendulkar, 52.3 ov), 7-208 (R Dravid, 60.6 ov), 8-280 (SS Dighe, 80.3 ov), 9-280 (Z Khan, 80.6 ov), 10-318 (Harbhajan Singh, 89.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    HH Streak2476332.6200
    BT Watambwa25.569433.6313
    AM Blignaut1626824.2501
    HK Olonga813514.3703
    BA Murphy1635413.3700
  • BATSMEN
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    8.4 full and outside the off, Whittall flashes hard at it, that's one time he wont get away with it, Sadagoppan Ramesh throwing himself full length pickes the ball up inches from the ground, stunning catch that 34/2
    4.1 short ball angling in to the pads, inside edge onto the pad and the ball pops up to the man at forward short leg, simple catched pouched and India have their first breakthrough 14/1
    47.4 across the right hander, extra bounce, Carlisle plays a lose shot, gets a thick edge and flies to Laxman at 2nd slip who doesnt make a mistake usually there and thats the end of a good fighting innings by Carlisle 134/5
    22.5 well flighted and on the pads, sharp turn into the pads, Campbell dabs at it and edges to Dravid at forward short leg 63/3
    29.5 short ball, pushes him to the back foot, defends at it at almost chest height, the ball balloons wide away from forward short leg, Das dives extremely well to his wrong side and takes a brilliant catch 86/4
    81.4 outside the off stump, well pitched up, goes for the drive, gets it high just wide of Ramesh at gully , he makes a good dive to his left and takes another good catch. probably the match-winning catch? 235/6
    117.1 Grant Flower taps the ball to the on side and sets off quickly for a sprint, Dravid picks up and throws the stumps down, third umpire callecd for 308/8
    93.2 angled in from round the stumps, Streak rapped on the pads, seemed to go down the leg side, but Tiffin thought otherwise and lifted his finger on Indians' appeal 273/7
    not out
    32
    97
    135
    3
    1
    32.98
    123 full, straight and on the off, good yorker from Srinath, one of the few yorkers Srinath has bowled in his whole career, Olonga not able to get his bat down in time, clean bowled that 312/9
    125.5 that is a true comedy of errors. Harbhajan bowls a quicker one on the off and middle, the ball goes over the stumps as the cut shot is edged. Dighe misses the ball and it squirts away to the on side 328/10
    Extras
    30 (b 1, lb 17, nb 10, w 2)
    TOTAL
    328 all out (125.5 Overs, RR: 2.6, 566 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (DD Ebrahim, 4.1 ov), 2-34 (GJ Whittall, 8.4 ov), 3-63 (ADR Campbell, 22.5 ov), 4-86 (BA Murphy, 29.5 ov), 5-134 (SV Carlisle, 47.4 ov), 6-235 (A Flower, 81.4 ov), 7-273 (HH Streak, 93.2 ov), 8-308 (GW Flower, 117.1 ov), 9-312 (HK Olonga, 122.6 ov), 10-328 (BT Watambwa, 125.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    J Srinath32.2117132.1903
    A Nehra26.447722.8826
    Harbhajan Singh37.589212.4300
    Z Khan2264422.0000
    SR Tendulkar602303.8301
    SC Ganguly10303.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 07 Jun - day 1 - India 1st innings 83/3 (SR Tendulkar 16*, J Srinath 1*, 29 ov)
  • Fri, 08 Jun - day 2 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 79/3 (SV Carlisle 27*, BA Murphy 10*, 27 ov)
  • Sat, 09 Jun - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 303/7 (GW Flower 67*, AM Blignaut 11*, 115 ov)
  • Sun, 10 Jun - day 4 - India 2nd innings 184/2 (53.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • India complete crushing eight wicket triumph

    India recorded an eight-wicket victory over Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club soon after tea on the fourth day

  • Flower brothers lead Zimbabwe fightback

    Zimbabwe enjoyed much the best day of the First Test against India at the Queen's Sports Club in Bulawayo, batting throughout the third day to finish on 303 for seven

  • India have Zimbabwe on the ropes

    India have a good chance of a three-day victory in the First Test match at the Queen's Sports Club in Bulawayo, as after day two Zimbabwe had lost three second-innings wickets and were still 66 runs behind

  • India take honours on Day One

    India enjoyed a very successful opening day in the first Test match against Zimbabwe at the Queen's Sports Club in Bulawayo on Thursday