Player of the Match
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Match Day

598dAndy Jalil

England make light work in wintry weather

In conditions that were more akin to the ninety-minute game at that other part of Old Trafford, Zimbabwe decided to make first use of a pitch which showed a sparse scattering of grass and then decided to register their lowest score against England

598dJohn Ward

Old Trafford preview

The usual cloudy skies greeted the teams at Old Trafford, and by the startthe ground was only about half-full

598dJohn Ward

England Triumph

Old Trafford, close of play: Zimbabwe (114 off 38.3 overs) lost to England(115 for two off 20.3 overs) by eight wickets

598dAndy Jalil

Cumbes - Cricket has seen the light

Jim Cumbes, Chief Executive of Lancashire, is enthusiastic for the lights and music which day/light play in the NatWest Series has brought to cricket

598dStaff and agencies

Flintoff puts lights on Zimbabwe

Andrew Flintoff, who had appeared to be living for most of a week under acloud worse than even this inclement weather, hit England to victory overZimbabwe at Manchester in the NatWest Series

Number crunching


Alec Stewart equalled Adam Gilchrist's record of six one-day dismissals in an innings

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Not bad for a fat lad

Flintoff in reference to the numerous Fat Boy and Vast Bowler headlines which have dogged him recently