Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Best performances - Batsmen

MA Butcher
137(256) 21x4 - 1x6
Control %97%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 32 runs
  • 7x4 - 0x6
11 10 39 16 16 7 12 26
A McGrath
69(121) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %96%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 34 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
1 0 40 5 15 2 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
JM Anderson
O16
M4
R73
W5
Eco4.56
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MA Butcher
O12.5
M0
R60
W4
Eco4.67
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Partnerships

  • ENG - 1st
  • ZIM - 1st
  • ZIM - 2nd

England - 1st - Innings

45
ME Trescothick22 (48)
MP Vaughan8 (42)
76
ME Trescothick30 (58)
MA Butcher31 (43)
44
N Hussain20 (55)
MA Butcher14 (59)
39
MA Butcher20 (46)
RWT Key18 (43)
70
AJ Stewart26 (65)
MA Butcher39 (63)
68
MA Butcher33 (46)
A McGrath27 (44)
66
AF Giles25 (57)
A McGrath39 (77)
0
AF Giles0 (0)
SJ Harmison0 (2)
57
AF Giles31 (18)
MJ Hoggard19 (31)
7
AF Giles2 (4)
JM Anderson4 (5)

Zimbabwe - 1st - Innings

20
MA Vermeulen1 (16)
DD Ebrahim15 (18)
44
SV Carlisle11 (48)
DD Ebrahim32 (66)
15
GW Flower3 (9)
DD Ebrahim11 (12)
25
T Taibu11 (26)
DD Ebrahim13 (30)
5
T Taibu1 (8)
SM Ervine4 (11)
20
HH Streak7 (25)
T Taibu13 (31)
4
HH Streak3 (4)
AM Blignaut1 (1)
0
AM Blignaut0 (0)
TJ Friend0 (1)
14
RW Price7 (11)
AM Blignaut4 (12)
0
RW Price0 (0)
DT Hondo0 (2)

Zimbabwe - 2nd - Innings

11
MA Vermeulen5 (7)
DD Ebrahim4 (8)
80
SV Carlisle22 (66)
MA Vermeulen57 (77)
4
GW Flower1 (10)
SV Carlisle2 (6)
33
GW Flower15 (45)
T Taibu17 (49)
4
GW Flower0 (0)
SM Ervine4 (3)
18
GW Flower7 (22)
HH Streak11 (13)
8
GW Flower2 (12)
AM Blignaut6 (8)
10
GW Flower1 (13)
TJ Friend9 (9)
51
RW Price31 (29)
TJ Friend19 (26)
14
TJ Friend10 (5)
DT Hondo0 (0)
  • England swing to innings victory

    England enjoyed an old-fashioned day of swing-induced dominance, as Zimbabwe fumbled to an innings and 92-run defeat in the first npower Test at Lord's

  • The happy ending

    It took some time, but like a feature-length episode of Scooby Doo , Zimbabwe's bowlers finally stopped ghosting past the bat and were exposed as an all-too-human outfit

  • England take charge

    Mark Butcher celebrates his hundred © Getty Images Mark Butcher's seventh century put England in a commanding position on the second day of the first npower Test at Lord's

  • That morning-after feeling

    A blustery mid-May morning, England making unspectacular progress against a moving ball - and not a murmur of protest in sight

  • A quintessentially English affair

    Making a point: protestors outside the Grace Gates © Getty Images If the officials of the England & Wales Cricket Board had a sleepless night fearing civil unrest and rioting in St John's Wood, they needn't have worried