2nd Test, Auckland, Jan 20-24 1996, Zimbabwe tour of New Zealand
251 & 441/5d
(100 ov, target 367)
326 & 246/4
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
New Zealand 1st Innings
CM Spearman c GW Flower b BC Strang4270945060.00
RG Twose c †A Flower b Brandes1849743036.73
SP Fleming c Carlisle b Whittall8417322214048.55
AC Parore c †A Flower b BC Strang0913000.00
NJ Astle c & b Brandes1447671029.78
CL Cairns c & b PA Strang571291447044.18
LK Germon (c) †c †A Flower b Streak2544525056.81
DN Patel not out733581021.21
GR Larsen lbw b Streak0811000.00
RJ Kennedy c Campbell b Streak034000.00
GI Allott c & b BC Strang0913000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 1)4
TOTAL(95.3 Ov, RR: 2.62)251
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Roger Twose), 2-78 (Craig Spearman), 3-86 (Adam Parore), 4-117 (Nathan Astle), 5-216 (Stephen Fleming), 6-232 (Chris Cairns), 7-244 (Lee Germon), 8-246 (Gavin Larsen), 9-246 (Robert Kennedy), 10-251 (Geoff Allott)
HH Streak2295032.2701
EA Brandes1836923.8300
BC Strang31.386432.0300
PA Strang1222912.4100
GJ Whittall1243613.0000
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
GW Flower lbw b Allott5870062.50
SV Carlisle c Astle b Kennedy1235462034.28
GJ Whittall c †Germon b Cairns2739535069.23
DL Houghton retired hurt10420430612050.98
A Flower (c) †lbw b Allott35861235040.69
ADR Campbell lbw b Allott17831032020.48
CB Wishart  b Larsen729320024.13
HH Streak  b Cairns215210013.33
PA Strang c Parore b Patel44801115055.00
EA Brandes c Astle b Patel3962812262.90
BC Strang not out1423212060.86
Extras(b 1, lb 11, nb 6, w 2)20
TOTAL(110 Ov, RR: 2.96, 456 Mts)326
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Grant Flower), 2-38 (Stuart Carlisle), 3-50 (Guy Whittall), 4-138 (Andy Flower), 5-196 (Alistair Campbell), 6-217 (Craig Wishart), 7-222 (Heath Streak), 7-231* (Dave Houghton, retired not out ), 8-310 (Eddo Brandes), 9-326 (Paul Strang)
CL Cairns31129222.9600
GI Allott2375632.4301
RJ Kennedy2037313.6525
GR Larsen2183011.4200
DN Patel1206025.0000
NJ Astle31301.0000
New Zealand 2nd Innings
CM Spearman c Carlisle b Streak1122193349151.14
RG Twose c & b Streak942873269132.75
SP Fleming c Wishart b Streak314270021.42
AC Parore not out761352129056.29
NJ Astle c †A Flower b Brandes1342582030.95
CL Cairns  b Streak12096122109125.00
LK Germon (c) †not out18100012.50
Extras(b 6, lb 15, nb 1)22
TOTAL(133 Ov, RR: 3.31)441/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-214 (Roger Twose), 2-217 (Craig Spearman), 3-221 (Stephen Fleming), 4-261 (Nathan Astle), 5-427 (Chris Cairns)
HH Streak30711043.6601
EA Brandes1334113.1500
BC Strang2786402.3700
GJ Whittall1344003.0700
PA Strang43714203.3000
ADR Campbell20301.5000
GW Flower502004.0000
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings (target: 367 runs)
GW Flower c Kennedy b Patel712022846035.14
SV Carlisle c Fleming b Kennedy581652237035.15
GJ Whittall c †Germon b Patel1045500022.22
A Flower (c) †not out45981354045.91
ADR Campbell c †Germon b Twose34831034040.96
CB Wishart not out1216212075.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 8, w 2)16
TOTAL(100 Ov, RR: 2.46)246/4
Fall of wickets: 1-120 (Stuart Carlisle), 2-144 (Guy Whittall), 3-145 (Grant Flower), 4-225 (Alistair Campbell)
GI Allott1935302.7800
CL Cairns2364902.1300
RJ Kennedy2236112.7700
DN Patel2766022.2200
GR Larsen53801.6000
RG Twose31511.6600
NJ Astle10404.0000
Eden Park, Auckland
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Chris Cairns
Series result2-match series drawn 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1323
Match days20,21,22,23,24 January 1996 (5-day match)
Mahboob Shah
Doug Cowie
TV Umpire
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
Sat, 20 Jan - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 246/8 (DN Patel 2*, RJ Kennedy 0*)
Sun, 21 Jan - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 231/7 (DL Houghton 104*, PA Strang 5*)
Mon, 22 Jan - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 138/0 (CM Spearman 71*, RG Twose 57*)
Tue, 23 Jan - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 39/0 (GW Flower 22*, SV Carlisle 14*)
Wed, 24 Jan - day 5 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 246/4 (100 ov) - end of match
Day 4
  • CM Spearman, maiden Test 100, (3rd Test).
  • CL Cairns 100 off 86 balls, 1st Test 100, 2nd fastest ever recorded for a New Zealander (Fastest ever for NZ was by BR Taylor v WI in 1969, 83 balls), equal 9th fastest ever recorded in Test history.
  • CL Cairns 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6, 2nd only to WR Hammond (ENG), 10x6, v NZ in 1932/33 for most 6s in an innings.
  • AC Parore passed 1000 runs in Test cricket.
  • CL Cairns and AC Parore, 166 runs for the 5th wicket off 171 balls
Day 3
  • DL Houghton retired hurt at 231/7 (before the start of play)
Day 2
  • DL Houghton's century in 297 minutes off 204 balls with 12x4.
  • CL Cairns claims his 50th Test wicket.
  • A Flower passed 1000 runs in Test cricket.
Day 1
  • SP Fleming 84, 14x4; dropped at 0 and 16; passed 1000 runs in Tests.