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1st Test, Bulawayo, June 07 - 10, 2001, India tour of Zimbabwe
173 & 328
(T:184) 318 & 184/2

India won by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match
30 & 82*
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Zimbabwe 1st Innings 
b Nehra617221035.29
run out (Harbhajan Singh)1260861020.00
c Laxman b Khan2954903053.70
c †Dighe b Harbhajan Singh2155543038.18
c Das b Nehra51458070113.33
c †Dighe b Srinath519140026.31
run out (†Dighe)1654810029.62
lbw b Nehra047000.00
c Dravid b Khan736440019.44
c †Dighe b Harbhajan Singh16131411123.07
not out 024000.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 6)10
TOTAL58.5 Ov (RR: 2.94, 252 Mins)173
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Guy Whittall, 5.1 ov), 2-46 (Dion Ebrahim, 18.3 ov), 3-65 (Stuart Carlisle, 25.4 ov), 4-89 (Alistair Campbell, 32.4 ov), 5-97 (Grant Flower, 35.6 ov), 6-137 (Andy Flower, 43.6 ov), 7-139 (Andy Blignaut, 45.6 ov), 8-154 (Heath Streak, 55.1 ov), 9-165 (Brian Murphy, 57.4 ov), 10-173 (Henry Olonga, 58.5 ov)
35.6 to GW Flower, full and outside the off, very much there for the drive, Grant Flower flashes at it and edges to Dighe, and against the grain of play, with regard to Srinath's bowling, a wicket falls. 97/5
5.1 to GJ Whittall, full and outside the off, the ball swings in late and Whittall plays just outside the ball, the ball strikes the inside edge and goes back into the stumps. 9/1
43.6 to A Flower, full and on the off, the ball swings away from the left hander, Flower goes for a big hit and the ball comes off the toe ofd the bat and flies up in the air towards mid off, Das gets under it and catches probably the most important catch of the i. 137/6
45.6 to AM Blignaut, full, straight and fast, Blignaut plays down completely the wrong line, is rapped on the pads right on the crease and is trapped pplumb in front for a duck. 139/7
25.4 to SV Carlisle, full and outside the off, the ball slants away from the right hander, with a few minutes left for lunch Carlisle pokes at the ball without moving his feet, caught well by Laxman at slips. 65/3
57.4 to BA Murphy, full and on the off, Murphy goes for the drive and ends up spooning the ball straight to Dravid at short cover, easiest catch in the world and that is that. 165/9
32.4 to ADR Campbell, well flighted and outside the off, Campbell heaves across the line in most inelegant fashion, a shot he tried earlier and failed, the ball goes off the edge straight up in the air and Dighe gets his gloves safely under it. 89/4
58.5 to HK Olonga, full and on the off, Olonga goes for another massive hit and the top edge swirls high in the air till Dighe gets under it and pouches a comfortable catch. 173/10
India 1st Innings 
c Ebrahim b Murphy30731203041.09
b Watambwa2470050.00
c Whittall b Olonga2838646073.68
c Carlisle b Blignaut7412817912057.81
c Whittall b Watambwa11615006.25
c †A Flower b Streak520351025.00
c †A Flower b Blignaut44671187065.67
c †A Flower b Streak47951196049.47
c Whittall b Watambwa667112310192.95
b Streak032000.00
not out 931391029.03
Extras(lb 4, nb 7, w 1)12
TOTAL89.5 Ov (RR: 3.53, 415 Mins)318
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Sadagoppan Ramesh, 1.4 ov), 2-54 (VVS Laxman, 14.6 ov), 3-81 (Shiv Sunder Das, 25.1 ov), 4-83 (Javagal Srinath, 29.2 ov), 5-98 (Sourav Ganguly, 36.3 ov), 6-178 (Sachin Tendulkar, 52.3 ov), 7-208 (Rahul Dravid, 60.6 ov), 8-280 (Sameer Dighe, 80.3 ov), 9-280 (Zaheer Khan, 80.6 ov), 10-318 (Harbhajan Singh, 89.5 ov)
36.3 to SC Ganguly, quick and straight from around the wicket, the ball rises sharply on Ganguly and flies through to the keeper, loud shout for caught behind, the umpire upholds it. 98/5
80.3 to SS Dighe, full and way down the leg side, Dighe glances the ball fine but straight to the keeper, good catch down the leg side, that's the end of Dighe. 280/8
80.6 to Z Khan, just short of a length and on the off, the ball comes in a touch and Zaheer Khan plays an awkward dab at the ball, the ball bounces off pad and goes onto the stumps. 280/9
1.4 to S Ramesh, full, fast and on the off, the ball zips past Ramesh's bat and makes a complete mess of the stumps. 2/1
29.2 to J Srinath, short of a length and slanting down the leg side, Srinath flicks towards point, Jonty Rhodes dives across, hang on a sec, Rhodes doesn't play for Zimbabwe, that's Guy Whittall flying across the turf taking a catch two handed and parallel to the. 83/4
89.5 to Harbhajan Singh, short ball once more, closer to the body this time, Harbhajan goes for yet another lusty pull shot but can't get hold of it, the ball goes straight up in the air towards mid on, good catch that from Whittall. 318/10
52.3 to SR Tendulkar, full, fast and outside the off, Tendulkar flashes hard at the ball and only gets his edge to it, the ball flies past the slip cordon, almost, Carlisle says he can do better than the catch Whittall took earlier and flies to his right, plucking. 178/6
60.6 to R Dravid, short ball on the off, Dravid goes for a pulls shot again, this time Blignaut has the last laugh as the ball gets big on the batsman, kisses the top edge and flies up straight in the air, Andy Flower pouches an easy catch and that's the end of th. 208/7
14.6 to VVS Laxman, just short of a length and on the off, the ball climbs on Laxman and gets big on him in a hurry, a mis hit pull shot goes straight to Whittall at mid on. 54/2
25.1 to SS Das, well flighted and on the off, Das sticks his bat and pad out and the ball bounces off, DD Ebrahim standing close at illy point dives and takes a good catch. 81/3
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings 
c Ramesh b Srinath2026423076.92
c Dravid b Srinath01319000.00
c Laxman b Nehra521362047038.23
c Das b Harbhajan Singh1642652038.09
c Das b Khan1021312047.61
c Ramesh b Nehra831452317057.24
run out (Dravid)712303006030.86
lbw b Khan1432571043.75
not out 32971353132.98
b Srinath01826000.00
run out (Tendulkar/Harbhajan Singh)0513000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 17, nb 10, w 2)30
TOTAL125.5 Ov (RR: 2.60, 566 Mins)328
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Dion Ebrahim, 4.1 ov), 2-34 (Guy Whittall, 8.4 ov), 3-63 (Alistair Campbell, 22.5 ov), 4-86 (Brian Murphy, 29.5 ov), 5-134 (Stuart Carlisle, 47.4 ov), 6-235 (Andy Flower, 81.4 ov), 7-273 (Heath Streak, 93.2 ov), 8-308 (Grant Flower, 117.1 ov), 9-312 (Henry Olonga, 122.6 ov), 10-328 (Brighton Watambwa, 125.5 ov)
4.1 to DD Ebrahim, short ball angling in to the pads, inside edge onto the pad and the ball pops up to the man at forward short leg, simple catched pouched and India have their first breakthrough. 14/1
8.4 to GJ Whittall, full and outside the off, Whittall flashes hard at it, that's one time he wont get away with it, Sadagoppan Ramesh throwing himself full length pickes the ball up inches from the ground, stunning catch that. 34/2
122.6 to HK Olonga, full, straight and on the off, good yorker from Srinath, one of the few yorkers Srinath has bowled in his whole career, Olonga not able to get his bat down in time, clean bowled that. 312/9
47.4 to SV Carlisle, across the right hander, extra bounce, Carlisle plays a lose shot, gets a thick edge and flies to Laxman at 2nd slip who doesnt make a mistake usually there and thats the end of a good fighting innings by Carlisle. 134/5
81.4 to A Flower, outside the off stump, well pitched up, goes for the drive, gets it high just wide of Ramesh at gully , he makes a good dive to his left and takes another good catch. probably the match-winning catch?. 235/6
22.5 to ADR Campbell, well flighted and on the pads, sharp turn into the pads, Campbell dabs at it and edges to Dravid at forward short leg. 63/3
29.5 to BA Murphy, short ball, pushes him to the back foot, defends at it at almost chest height, the ball balloons wide away from forward short leg, Das dives extremely well to his wrong side and takes a brilliant catch. 86/4
93.2 to HH Streak, angled in from round the stumps, Streak rapped on the pads, seemed to go down the leg side, but Tiffin thought otherwise and lifted his finger on Indians' appeal. 273/7
India 2nd Innings (T: 184 runs)
not out 8218320710044.80
c Carlisle b Blignaut1761981027.86
c & b GW Flower38356651108.57
not out 3649414073.46
Extras(b 4, nb 6, w 1)11
TOTAL53.4 Ov (RR: 3.42, 207 Mins)184/2
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Sadagoppan Ramesh, 22.5 ov), 2-132 (VVS Laxman, 38.2 ov)
22.5 to S Ramesh, full and outside the off, Ramesh flashes hard at the ball and only manages to edge it to the fielder at slip, that's the end of this innings for Ramesh. 71/1
38.2 to VVS Laxman, tossed up, tempting and on the off, Laxman flicks wristily, lazily, closing the face of the bat too early, the ball pops back to Grant Flower for a sinple return catch, that's irresponsible from Laxman and a good breakthrough for Zimbabwe. 132/2
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Thu, 07 Jun - day 1 - India 1st innings 83/3 (Sachin Tendulkar 16*, Javagal Srinath 1*, 29 ov)
Fri, 08 Jun - day 2 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 79/3 (Stuart Carlisle 27*, Brian Murphy 10*, 27 ov)
Sat, 09 Jun - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 303/7 (Grant Flower 67*, Andy Blignaut 11*, 115 ov)
Sun, 10 Jun - day 4 - India 2nd innings 184/2 (53.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • India 50 in 20.3 overs, 80 mins
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1548
Match daysday (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Match Referee