Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    15.2 Ireland to Ganguly, OUT (Caught), short delivery on the leg stump, Ganguly goes for the pull and mistimes and ball goes stright to Coventry at short fine leg who takes a simple catch 55/2
    0.5 Streak to Venugopal Rao, OUT (Caught), short delivery on the middle and off stump, moving away, Venugopala Rao moves back to defend but gets the edge and an excellent catch by Taibu 3/1
    65
    122
    7
    0
    53.27
    34.6 Ewing to Kaif, OUT (Caught), flighted ball, Kaif steps out and pushes in the air, Ewing dives across and takes a good catch 121/4
    25.6 Utseya to Dravid, OUT (Bowled), fraction short delivery, turning in, Dravid goes back and tries to work it away but ball goes right between bat and pad, knocks the stumps! 95/3
    not out
    53
    71
    3
    1
    74.64
    49.3 Ireland to Dhoni, OUT (Caught), pitched up, Dhoni tries to hit but straight to long-off fielder 224/5
    49.5 Ireland to Agarkar, OUT (Caught), golden duck! slower delivery and Agarkar is early into the shot, ends up hitting it in the air towards mid- off and Streak takes a comfortable catch 225/6
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    18 (lb 6, nb 1, w 11)
    TOTAL
    226/6 (50 Overs, RR: 4.52)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Y Venugopal Rao, 0.5 ov), 2-55 (SC Ganguly, 15.2 ov), 3-95 (R Dravid, 25.6 ov), 4-121 (M Kaif, 34.6 ov), 5-224 (MS Dhoni, 49.3 ov), 6-225 (AB Agarkar, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    HH Streak1013213.20423040
    NB Mahwire401904.75153000
    AJ Ireland1005435.40403270
    AM Blignaut814605.75282200
    P Utseya1004414.40292101
    GM Ewing802513.12250000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    2.4 Pathan to Taylor, OUT (Bowled), good length ball around the off stump and swinging in, Taylor leaves but a wrong option and ball hits the off stump, did not pick the line and the swnig 7/1
    10.1 Pathan to Carlisle, OUT (LBW), full ball on the middle stump, batsman plays across and beaten by the inswing and gets stuck on the pads, plumb in front 29/4
    7.1 Agarkar to Sibanda, OUT (Caught), good length ball, nipping in, batsman pushes on the up and in the air straight to Agargar who takes a simple catch on his follow-through 17/2
    7.3 Agarkar to Masakadza, OUT (LBW), short of length ball and coming in from the off stump line, batsman plays across and gets on the pads, plumb in front 17/3
    12.1 Pathan to Taibu, OUT (Caught), pitched up and swinging in, Taibu goes for the drive and gets the inside half of the bat and ball goes in the air to mid-on, Ganguly takes a good catch 30/5
    not out
    18
    52
    2
    0
    34.61
    12.3 Pathan to Coventry, OUT (Bowled), short of length just outside off stump and swinging in, batsman goes for the drive on the back-foot but ends dragging back to the stumps 30/6
    13.6 Agarkar to Blignaut, OUT (LBW), length ball on the off stump, coming in, batsman moves back to defend but gets beaten and gets plumb in front 35/7
    14.5 Pathan to Ewing, OUT (Bowled), pitched up and swinging in, batsman goes for the drive and ball goes right inbetween bat and pad, knocks over the stump 36/8
    17.4 Agarkar to Mahwire, OUT (Bowled), good length ball and nipping in, batsman shoulders arms but takes teh edge off the bal onto the stumps 43/9
    24.3 Harbhajan Singh to Utseya, OUT (Caught), just short of length, turning in, batsman plays back and gets inside edge onto pads, loops to Dravid at slip 65/10
    Extras
    9 (nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    65 all out (24.3 Overs, RR: 2.65)
    Did not bat: AJ Ireland
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (BRM Taylor, 2.4 ov), 2-17 (V Sibanda, 7.1 ov), 3-17 (H Masakadza, 7.3 ov), 4-29 (SV Carlisle, 10.1 ov), 5-30 (T Taibu, 12.1 ov), 6-30 (CK Coventry, 12.3 ov), 7-35 (AM Blignaut, 13.6 ov), 8-36 (GM Ewing, 14.5 ov), 9-43 (NB Mahwire, 17.4 ov), 10-65 (P Utseya, 24.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    IK Pathan1032752.70483030
    A Nehra301103.66151040
    AB Agarkar921842.00452011
    Harbhajan Singh2.30913.60122000
  • Question-marks remain despite the win

    Zimbabwe's utterly shambolic batting display ensured that not only did India get away with a tepid batting display, but they also won by a flattering margin

  • Zimbabwe routed by 161 runs

    A blistering half-century from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, buttressed by a well-paced effort from Yuvraj Singh, propelled India to a competitive total of 226 for 6 after a magnificent opening spell from Heath Streak had set the tone for a subdued batting effort