Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    34.1 good first ball from Blignaut, hits the seam and moves away, Das pushes forward at it, takes the edge and goes straight into the gloves of Andy Flower. A tame dismissal indeed. 103/4
    2.4 short of a good length, doesn't bounce much, hits Badani on the pads as he shuffles in front of the stumps, big shout for lbw! umpire doesn't hesitate to give him out. Badani is disappointed 7/1
    11.1 pitched on a good length, moving away from the batsman, Laxman plays at it without any kind of foot work, edges this one, pays the price for it, Blignaut takes a good catch in the slips. 45/2
    28.5 full in length, tries to play the ball down to fin eleg, takes the edge and disturbs the stumps 90/3
    40 short of a length, seaming away, Ganguly tries to run it down to third-man, manages to give Blignaut an easy catch at third slip 122/5
    not out
    68
    173
    115
    8
    0
    59.13
    53.1 good length ball, on middle and off, late swing in that, Dighe comes forward to play a big drive, manages to hit it in the air straight to Grant Flower 165/6
    55.2 just short of a length outside the off and perfectly friendly, should have been left alone, for one sec Agarkar is transported back to the Mumbai nets where he gives his team catching practice, steered into the waiting hands of Blignaut 172/7
    68.5 floated in to the batsman, Harbhajan Singh goes forward in defense, the ball hits the seam and zips through to disturb the castle! 228/8
    74 cuts it to point, the ball came in with the arm, straight to the fielder, direct hit, Srinath seems to have made his ground, a very close call for run out, Third umpire called in to make the judgement 237/8
    74.2 tossed up on leg and middle, Nehra pushes forward at it without any great conviction, bat and then pad, straight to Ebrahim, thats the end of the Indian innings. 237/10
    Extras
    9 (lb 2, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    237 all out (74.2 Overs, RR: 3.18, 330 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (HK Badani, 2.4 ov), 2-45 (VVS Laxman, 11.1 ov), 3-90 (SR Tendulkar, 28.5 ov), 4-103 (SS Das, 34.1 ov), 5-122 (SC Ganguly, 39.6 ov), 6-165 (SS Dighe, 53.1 ov), 7-172 (AB Agarkar, 55.2 ov), 8-228 (Harbhajan Singh, 68.5 ov), 9-237 (J Srinath, 73.6 ov), 10-237 (A Nehra, 74.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    BT Watambwa3.401413.8100
    HH Streak2046933.4510
    TJ Friend20.244822.3611
    AM Blignaut2018414.2040
    BA Murphy9.231721.8200
    GW Flower10303.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    1.4 on the pads, flicked away powerfully, Dravid comes up with a great reflex catch at forward short leg 5/1
    34.1 fires it in, flat on leg and middle, Ebrahim walks across to play it on the on side, hit on the pads, loud shout for lbw, given out! Ebrahim is unlucky not to get to his fifty.A good decision by the umpire, that would have hit middle and leg. 110/5
    3.1 on a good length, goes for a big off drive, slices it to Badani at point, good catch! 9/2
    5.5 good length ball, late swing on that ball, straightens after pitching, through the gate, it is all over for Campbell, the off stump knocked back 18/3
    31 fired in quick on middle and off, flower pushes forward, bat and then pad, straight to Das at short leg, Flower has to make the long walk back to the pavilion 105/4
    107.3 full and outside the off, the ball slants away a touch and Flower takes the bait and goes for it, the edge flies to slip, VVS Laxman dives across and takes a superb catch diving low 315/10
    60.4 tossed up outside the off stump, comes forward and pads up to it, rapped on the pads and rolls on to the stumps, Streak's good knock of 40 is over. 175/6
    74.3 pitched outside the off stump, spinning away, beaten on the big drive, Dighe takes the ball and does the rest, stumped! 242/7
    15
    50
    37
    0
    0
    40.54
    85.5 full in length, pitched on off stump, straightening, beats the attempted cover drive, bowled through the gate, sound of timber rattling is all Friend hears 271/8
    102.3 just outside the off, full length, ball loops and dips nicely, Murphy goes for an expansive drive and is beaten all ends up, the ball turns, sneaks through bat and pad and knocks over the off stump 301/9
    not out
    2
    22
    10
    0
    0
    20.00
    Extras
    15 (b 4, lb 5, nb 4, w 2)
    TOTAL
    315 all out (107.3 Overs, RR: 2.93, 471 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (GJ Whittall, 1.4 ov), 2-9 (SV Carlisle, 3.1 ov), 3-18 (ADR Campbell, 5.5 ov), 4-105 (A Flower, 30.6 ov), 5-110 (DD Ebrahim, 34.1 ov), 6-175 (HH Streak, 60.4 ov), 7-242 (AM Blignaut, 74.3 ov), 8-271 (TJ Friend, 85.5 ov), 9-301 (BA Murphy, 102.3 ov), 10-315 (GW Flower, 107.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    J Srinath29.378212.7722
    A Nehra2467243.0000
    AB Agarkar2476202.5801
    Harbhajan Singh2657142.7300
    SR Tendulkar401914.7501
  • BATSMEN
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    70
    358
    245
    8
    0
    28.57
    83.5 pitched outside the off stump, swinging in to the batsman, Das expects it to go the other way, pads up to it, Fatal, given lbw 202/6
    3.3 perfect length just outside the off, Dighe goes fishing for that as though he was trying to catch a trout - the result is inevitable, no fish in the bag, just a sinple catch to keeper Andy Flower 8/1
    12.2 short and wide, Laxman in a state of very high confidence goes for an unwise cut shot, the ball flies off the bat to the man at point, Murphy bends low and scoops the ball up inches from the turf 32/2
    56.1 full and very wide of the stumps, Tendulkar stretches and dabs at the ball as if to steer past point, all he manages is to guide the ball straight to the man at point, Grant Flower takes a good catch and Tendulkar is gone 150/3
    80.4 well pitched up an djust outside the off, Dravid pokes at it needlessly, gets the outside edge to the keeper 197/4
    82.2 good length ball, pitched on line, rapped on the pads, Ganguly just shuffling around on his crease, Big Appeal! Umpire doesn't hesitate to give him out, Ganguly fails yet again... 199/5
    not out
    16
    83
    50
    1
    1
    32.00
    85.1 wide outside the off stump, chases at it, what a shame, edges it through to the keeper, Agarkar living upto his reputation of collecting valuable ducks! 202/7
    c Ebrahim b Blignaut
    5
    6
    5
    1
    0
    100.00
    93.2 itched on good length, moving away, perfect ball to a tailender, takes the outside edge, straight to Andy flower, Srinath has to make that long walk back to the pavilion 226/9
    98.5 slanted in from wide of the crease, the ball bounces and straightens a touch, Nehra plays down the wrong line and the death rattle is not far behind, the off stump is disturbed and that is the end of the Indian innings 234/10
    Extras
    21 (lb 9, w 12)
    TOTAL
    234 all out (98.5 Overs, RR: 2.36, 434 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (SS Dighe, 3.3 ov), 2-32 (VVS Laxman, 12.2 ov), 3-150 (SR Tendulkar, 56.1 ov), 4-197 (R Dravid, 80.4 ov), 5-199 (SC Ganguly, 82.2 ov), 6-202 (SS Das, 83.5 ov), 7-202 (AB Agarkar, 85.1 ov), 8-207 (Harbhajan Singh, 86.2 ov), 9-226 (J Srinath, 93.2 ov), 10-234 (A Nehra, 98.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    HH Streak27124641.7010
    AM Blignaut31.5147452.3220
    TJ Friend2244712.1330
    GJ Whittall741502.1460
    BA Murphy1014204.2000
    GW Flower10101.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    9.3 angling into the batsman, thick inside edge on to the pads, easy catch to short leg 25/1
    12.3 quicker one, hardly any turn in that, pushes forward at it,thick inside edge on to this pads, Badani takes an easy catch at silly point 45/2
    not out
    62
    191
    137
    6
    0
    45.25
    25 full, straight and fast, the ball skids off the pitch and raps the pad, loud shout for LBW, Umpire Robinson takes his own seet time and thinks about it - can only delay the inevitable, plumb in front 71/3
    34.3 good length deliver, on off stump, moving away from the batsman, Grant Flower on the move forward, takes a thick outside edge, flies straight to Laxman at second slip. 89/4
    44.3 just short of a length and on the off, the ball climbs well on the batsman, off the edge to Dighe who snaps the catch up, Srinath strikes in his first over of a new spell 119/5
    16
    31
    25
    3
    0
    64.00
    50.5 full, straight and fast, Blignaut misses and Nehra hits, keep it simple and things happen, this game is keeping us up as long as possible 144/6
    not out
    8
    15
    9
    2
    0
    88.88
    Extras
    17 (b 1, lb 11, nb 5)
    TOTAL
    157/6 (54 Overs, RR: 2.90, 233 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (GJ Whittall, 9.3 ov), 2-45 (DD Ebrahim, 12.3 ov), 3-71 (ADR Campbell, 24.6 ov), 4-89 (GW Flower, 34.3 ov), 5-119 (HH Streak, 44.3 ov), 6-144 (AM Blignaut, 50.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    A Nehra1304523.4601
    J Srinath1314623.5304
    Harbhajan Singh1962511.3100
    AB Agarkar832212.7500
    SR Tendulkar10707.0000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 15 Jun - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 31/3 (DD Ebrahim 13*, A Flower 5*, 11 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Jun - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 301/8 (GW Flower 80*, BA Murphy 17*, 101 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Jun - day 3 - India 2nd innings 197/4 (SS Das 68*, 80.4 ov)
  • Mon, 18 Jun - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 157/6 (54 ov) - end of match

Match Notes