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
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Grant Flower c Hussain b Silverwood431001515043.00
Stuart Carlisle c Crawley b Gough037000.00
Alistair Campbell (c)c Silverwood b Croft8413615613061.76
Dave Houghton c †Stewart b Croft3460993156.66
Andy Flower c †Stewart b Tufnell11233136612033.83
Andy Waller c Crawley b Croft1547531031.91
Guy Whittall c Atherton b Silverwood730371023.33
Paul Strang c Tufnell b Silverwood38691067055.07
Heath Streak  b Mullally1960722031.66
Bryan Strang not out 42610200.00
Henry 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
Alan Mullally2346913.00---21
Darren Gough2648713.34---15
Chris Silverwood1856333.50---06
Robert Croft44157731.75---00
Phil Tufnell26.547622.83---03
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Nick Knight lbw b Olonga56791049070.88
Mike Atherton (c)lbw b PA Strang1643572037.20
Alec Stewart lbw b PA Strang481231498039.02
Nasser Hussain c BC Strang b Streak11327835714040.64
Graham Thorpe c Campbell b PA Strang1323283056.52
John Crawley c †A Flower b PA Strang1122973749137.71
Robert Croft lbw b Olonga722301031.81
Darren Gough c GW Flower b Olonga2670033.33
Chris Silverwood c Houghton b PA Strang01715000.00
Alan Mullally c Waller b Streak427451014.81
Phil Tufnell not out 22344008.69
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
Heath Streak3688622.38---015
Bryan Strang1755403.17---02
Paul Strang58.41412352.09---00
Henry Olonga2329033.91---110
Guy Whittall1022502.50---01
Grant Flower732002.85---00
Zimbabwe 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Grant Flower lbw b Gough01517000.00
Stuart Carlisle c Atherton b Mullally412141033.33
Alistair Campbell (c) b Croft2946684063.04
Dave Houghton c Croft b Tufnell371171585031.62
Andy Flower c Crawley b Tufnell1441521034.14
Andy Waller c Knight b Gough501091355245.87
Bryan Strang c Mullally b Tufnell313100023.07
Guy Whittall c Croft b Tufnell561841855130.43
Paul Strang c Crawley b Croft1940610047.50
Heath Streak not out 824460033.33
Henry 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
Darren Gough1224423.66---11
Alan Mullally1854912.72---10
Robert Croft3396221.87---00
Chris Silverwood73811.14---01
Phil Tufnell31126141.96---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 205 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Nick Knight run out (†A Flower)961171805182.05
Mike Atherton (c) b Olonga410190040.00
Alec Stewart c Campbell b PA Strang73761154296.05
Nasser Hussain c Carlisle b PA Strang022000.00
John Crawley c Carlisle b Whittall710171070.00
Graham Thorpe c Campbell b Streak2350066.66
Darren Gough not out 37170042.85
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
Heath Streak1106415.81---21
Henry Olonga201618.00---11
Paul Strang1406324.50---00
Grant Flower803604.50---00
Guy Whittall201015.00---00
MATCH DETAILS
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Zimbabwe
Season1996/97
Player Of The Match
Nick Knight
Nick Knight
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1345
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Andy Waller
Andy Waller
Chris Silverwood
Chris Silverwood
Umpires
Zimbabwe Image
Ian Robinson
New Zealand Image
Steve Dunne
TV Umpire
Zimbabwe Image
Russell Tiffin
Match Referee
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Hanumant Singh
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 18 Dec - day 1 -Zimbabwe 1st innings 256/6 (Andy Flower 58*, Paul Strang 0*, null ov)
Thu, 19 Dec - day 2 -England 1st innings 48/1 (Nick Knight 29*, null ov)
Fri, 20 Dec - day 3 -England 1st innings 306/4 (Nasser Hussain 101*, John Crawley 51*, null ov)
Sat, 21 Dec - day 4 -Zimbabwe 2nd innings 107/5 (Andy Waller 14*, Bryan Strang 0*, null ov)
Sun, 22 Dec - day 5 -England 2nd innings 204/6 (37 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • First ever Test match between England and Zimbabwe
Day 2
  • Andy Flower scores his third test century
  • No play possible after tea because of rain
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