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179dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Taibu and Duffin star on the opening day

There was no slaughter at Bulawayo on the opening day of the series as Zimbabwe began the series on a positive note and ended the first day at 265 for 7

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

VVS Laxman
140(221) 21x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 47 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
16 8 19 16 21 6 28 26
SC Ganguly
101(262) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 30 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
5 4 26 17 7 9 9 24

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O18.5
M3
R58
W5
Eco3.07
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IK Pathan
O12
M4
R53
W4
Eco4.41
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
47.5
W
Harbhajan Singh to Ewing, OUT,

GM Ewing lbw b Harbhajan Singh 34 (43m 47b 7x4 0x6) SR: 72.34

47.4
0
Harbhajan Singh to Ewing, no run,
47.3
0
Harbhajan Singh to Ewing, no run,
47.2
1
Harbhajan Singh to Mahwire, 1 run,
47.1
0
Harbhajan Singh to Mahwire, no run,

END OF OVER:
47 | 4 Runs | ZIM: 184/9

  • Gavin Ewing34 (44b)
  • Blessing Mahwire12 (29b)
  • Anil Kumble12-2-43-1
  • Harbhajan Singh15-1-58-3
46.6
0
Kumble to Ewing, no run,
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