result
1st Test, Bulawayo, Jun 7 - 10 2001, India tour of Zimbabwe
173 & 328
(target 184)318 & 184/2
India won by 8 wickets
Player Of The Match
30 & 82*
shiv-sunder-das

With that India have ended a drought of 15 years. Their first Test win outside the subcontinent in 15 years!

The players all walk off the ground now, it's all pleasant scenes all around as the players shake hands

It has been a good Test match to watch for everyone. There's been all the elements people look for - Good batting, spectacular fielding and yes some effective bowling as well

India go into the second Test at Harare in a position from which they cannot lose the series

1-0 up is a good way to be and Sourav Ganguly will be well pleased

Heath Streak for his part will look forward to come back woith a strong performance

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53.4
1
Murphy to Tendulkar, 1 run

full and on the pads, the paddle sweep sewnds the ball to fine leg and the game is done. India win by 8 wickets

53.3
4
Murphy to Tendulkar, FOUR runs

short wide and perfectly loose from Murphy, Tendulkar loves those, smashed away to the cover point fence

53.2
Murphy to Tendulkar, no run

full and on the off, played back to the bowler

53.1
Murphy to Tendulkar, no run
end of over 535 runs
INDIA: 179/2CRR: 3.37 
Shiv Sunder Das82 (183)
Sachin Tendulkar31 (45)
Grant Flower 8-0-23-1
52.6
Flower to Das, no run

once more a straight one well pitched up on the off, defended

52.5
Flower to Das, no run

faster one on the off stump, defended carefully

52.4
1
Flower to Tendulkar, 1 run

again down leg side, helped along the way to square leg

52.3
4
Flower to Tendulkar, FOUR runs

once again Grant Flower wants to see the pull shot, short and down leg side, pulled magnificently to the fence at midwicket

52.2
Flower to Tendulkar, no run

full and straight on the pads, defended back down the wicket

52.1
Flower to Tendulkar, no run
end of over 523 runs
INDIA: 174/2CRR: 3.34 
Shiv Sunder Das82 (181)
Sachin Tendulkar26 (41)
Brian Murphy 18-1-73-0
51.6
Murphy to Das, no run

full, flat and on the stumps, nudged away to the off side

51.5
Murphy to Das, no run
51.4
Murphy to Das, no run
51.3
Murphy to Das, no run

flat and pushed through on the pads, defended with soft hands

51.2
3
Murphy to Tendulkar, 3 runs

short and wide once more, top stuff from Murphy, cut away hard and flat to the cover region, the ball pulls up just before the ropes

51.1
Murphy to Tendulkar, no run
end of over 514 runs
INDIA: 171/2CRR: 3.35 
Shiv Sunder Das82 (177)
Sachin Tendulkar23 (39)
Grant Flower 7-0-18-1
50.6
Flower to Das, no run

full and far too wide oif the stumps, wasted ball that, left alone

50.5
Flower to Das, no run
50.4
Flower to Das, no run

fuller and on the off, played back to the bowler

50.3
Flower to Das, no run
50.2
4
Flower to Das, FOUR runs

a bit more air and perfect driving length outside the off, Das picks the ball up and deposits one bounce over the ropes at midwicket

50.1
Flower to Das, no run

outside the off, left alone