Result
1st Test, Bulawayo, Dec 18-22 1996, England tour of Zimbabwe
376 & 234
(37 ov, target 205)
406 & 204/6
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GW Flower c Hussain b Silverwood431001515043.00
SV Carlisle c Crawley b Gough037000.00
ADR Campbell (c)c Silverwood b Croft8413615613061.76
DL Houghton c †Stewart b Croft3460993156.66
A Flower c †Stewart b Tufnell11233136612033.83
AC Waller c Crawley b Croft1547531031.91
GJ Whittall c Atherton b Silverwood730371023.33
PA Strang c Tufnell b Silverwood38691067055.07
HH Streak  b Mullally1960722031.66
BC Strang not out42610200.00
HK Olonga c Knight b Tufnell042000.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 13, w 3)20
TOTAL(137.5 Ov, RR: 2.72, 533 Mts)376
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Stuart Carlisle), 2-130 (Grant Flower), 3-136 (Alistair Campbell), 4-206 (Dave Houghton), 5-235 (Andy Waller), 6-252 (Guy Whittall), 7-331 (Paul Strang), 8-372 (Heath Streak), 9-376 (Andy Flower), 10-376 (Henry Olonga)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
AD Mullally2346913.0021
D Gough2648713.3415
CEW Silverwood1856333.5006
RDB Croft44157731.7500
PCR Tufnell26.547622.8303
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
NV Knight lbw b Olonga56791049070.88
MA Atherton (c)lbw b PA Strang1643572037.20
AJ Stewart lbw b PA Strang481231498039.02
N Hussain c BC Strang b Streak11327835714040.64
GP Thorpe c Campbell b PA Strang1323283056.52
JP Crawley c †A Flower b PA Strang1122973749137.71
RDB Croft lbw b Olonga722301031.81
D Gough c GW Flower b Olonga2670033.33
CEW Silverwood c Houghton b PA Strang01715000.00
AD Mullally c Waller b Streak427451014.81
PCR Tufnell not out22344008.69
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 24, w 1)33
TOTAL(151.4 Ov, RR: 2.67, 610 Mts)406
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Mike Atherton), 2-92 (Nick Knight), 3-160 (Alec Stewart), 4-180 (Graham Thorpe), 5-328 (Nasser Hussain), 6-340 (Robert Croft), 7-344 (Darren Gough), 8-353 (Chris Silverwood), 9-378 (Alan Mullally), 10-406 (John Crawley)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
HH Streak3688622.38015
BC Strang1755403.1702
PA Strang58.41412352.0900
HK Olonga2329033.91110
GJ Whittall1022502.5001
GW Flower732002.8500
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GW Flower lbw b Gough01517000.00
SV Carlisle c Atherton b Mullally412141033.33
ADR Campbell (c) b Croft2946684063.04
DL Houghton c Croft b Tufnell371171585031.62
A Flower c Crawley b Tufnell1441521034.14
AC Waller c Knight b Gough501091355245.87
BC Strang c Mullally b Tufnell313100023.07
GJ Whittall c Croft b Tufnell561841855130.43
PA Strang c Crawley b Croft1940610047.50
HH Streak not out824460033.33
HK Olonga c †Stewart b Silverwood076000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 2, w 2)14
TOTAL(101 Ov, RR: 2.31, 381 Mts)234
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Stuart Carlisle), 2-6 (Grant Flower), 3-57 (Alistair Campbell), 4-82 (Andy Flower), 5-103 (Dave Houghton), 6-111 (Bryan Strang), 7-178 (Andy Waller), 8-209 (Paul Strang), 9-233 (Guy Whittall), 10-234 (Henry Olonga)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
D Gough1224423.6611
AD Mullally1854912.7210
RDB Croft3396221.8700
CEW Silverwood73811.1401
PCR Tufnell31126141.9600
England 2nd Innings (target: 205 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
NV Knight run out (†A Flower)961171805182.05
MA Atherton (c) b Olonga410190040.00
AJ Stewart c Campbell b PA Strang73761154296.05
N Hussain c Carlisle b PA Strang022000.00
JP Crawley c Carlisle b Whittall710171070.00
GP Thorpe c Campbell b Streak2350066.66
D Gough not out37170042.85
Extras(b 2, lb 13, nb 1, w 3)19
TOTAL(37 Ov, RR: 5.51)204/6
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Mike Atherton), 2-154 (Alec Stewart), 3-156 (Nasser Hussain), 4-178 (John Crawley), 5-182 (Graham Thorpe), 6-204 (Nick Knight)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
HH Streak1106415.8121
HK Olonga201618.0011
PA Strang1406324.5000
GW Flower803604.5000
GJ Whittall201015.0000
MATCH DETAILS
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossZimbabwe , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Zimbabwe
Player Of The Match
Nick Knight
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1345
Season1996/97
Match days18,19,20,21,22 December 1996 (5-day match)
Test debut
Andy Waller
Chris Silverwood
Umpires
Steve Dunne
Ian Robinson
TV Umpire
Russell Tiffin
Match Referee
Hanumant Singh
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 18 Dec - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 256/6 (A Flower 58*, PA Strang 0*)
Thu, 19 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 48/1 (NV Knight 29*)
Fri, 20 Dec - day 3 - England 1st innings 306/4 (N Hussain 101*, JP Crawley 51*)
Sat, 21 Dec - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 107/5 (AC Waller 14*, BC Strang 0*)
Sun, 22 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 204/6 (37 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 5
  • 3 runs were needed off the final ball, but only 2 were scored.
  • After the match was completed, the official scorers reversed the run out on the final ball for NV Knight to be dismissed, rather than D Gough, since the batsmen had not get crossed.
  • First ever Test match to end drawn with the scores level
Day 2
  • Andy Flower scores his third test century
  • No play possible after tea because of rain
General
  • First ever Test match between England and Zimbabwe