At Ahmedabad, December 5. India won by 61 runs. Toss: India.
Ganguly overcame a bothersome back spasm to notch up his seventh one-day international century of the calendar year and the 16th of his career. His majestic 144 runs in 152 balls featured six sixes and eight fours. Dravid assisted him in adding 175 for the second wicket, and later led India in the field when Ganguly's back pains forced him off. Zimbabwe's massive target of 307 was far too high a mountain for such a spin-wary side to scale. Fifties by the in-form Andy Flower and Streak provided some bite to the run-chase, but never threatened to alarm the home camp.
Man of the Match: S. C. Ganguly.
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