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2nd Test, Harare, June 15 - 18, 2001, India tour of Zimbabwe
237 & 234
(T:157) 315 & 157/6

Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets

Player Of The Match
1/84, 35 & 5/74
Player Of The Series
239 runs
India 1st Innings
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
India 2nd Innings
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
Match Flow
India 1st Innings 
c †A Flower b Blignaut571211558047.10
lbw b Watambwa26120033.33
c Blignaut b Streak1516393093.75
b Streak2046782143.47
c Blignaut b Streak932511028.12
not out 681151738059.13
c GW Flower b Friend2041564048.78
c Blignaut b Friend61290050.00
b Murphy3142536073.80
run out (Murphy)01419000.00
c sub (PA Strang) b Murphy024000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 6)9
TOTAL74.2 Ov (RR: 3.18, 330 Mins)237
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Hemang Badani, 2.4 ov), 2-45 (VVS Laxman, 11.1 ov), 3-90 (Sachin Tendulkar, 28.5 ov), 4-103 (Shiv Sunder Das, 34.1 ov), 5-122 (Sourav Ganguly, 39.6 ov), 6-165 (Sameer Dighe, 53.1 ov), 7-172 (Ajit Agarkar, 55.2 ov), 8-228 (Harbhajan Singh, 68.5 ov), 9-237 (Javagal Srinath, 73.6 ov), 10-237 (Ashish Nehra, 74.2 ov)
2.4 to HK Badani, short of a good length, doesn't bounce much, hits Badani on the pads as he shuffles in front of the stumps, big shout for lbw! umpire doesn't hesitate to give him out. Badani is disappointed. 7/1
11.1 to VVS Laxman, pitched on a good length, moving away from the batsman, Laxman plays at it without any kind of foot work, edges this one, pays the price for it, Blignaut takes a good catch in the slips.. 45/2
28.5 to SR Tendulkar, full in length, tries to play the ball down to fin eleg, takes the edge and disturbs the stumps. 90/3
39.6 to SC Ganguly, short of a length, seaming away, Ganguly tries to run it down to third-man, manages to give Blignaut an easy catch at third slip. 122/5
53.1 to SS Dighe, good length ball, on middle and off, late swing in that, Dighe comes forward to play a big drive, manages to hit it in the air straight to Grant Flower. 165/6
55.2 to AB Agarkar, just short of a length outside the off and perfectly friendly, should have been left alone, for one sec Agarkar is transported back to the Mumbai nets where he gives his team catching practice, steered into the waiting hands of Blignaut. 172/7
34.1 to SS Das, good first ball from Blignaut, hits the seam and moves away, Das pushes forward at it, takes the edge and goes straight into the gloves of Andy Flower. A tame dismissal indeed.. 103/4
68.5 to Harbhajan Singh, floated in to the batsman, Harbhajan Singh goes forward in defense, the ball hits the seam and zips through to disturb the castle!. 228/8
74.2 to A Nehra, tossed up on leg and middle, Nehra pushes forward at it without any great conviction, bat and then pad, straight to Ebrahim, thats the end of the Indian innings.. 237/10
Zimbabwe 1st Innings 
c Dravid b Nehra077000.00
lbw b Harbhajan Singh491081656045.37
c Badani b Nehra3570060.00
b Nehra89111088.88
c Das b Harbhajan Singh45651235069.23
c Laxman b Srinath8624432011035.24
b Tendulkar40811015049.38
st †Dighe b Harbhajan Singh3539534289.74
b Nehra1537500040.54
b Harbhajan Singh1744943038.63
not out 210220020.00
Extras(b 4, lb 5, nb 4, w 2)15
TOTAL107.3 Ov (RR: 2.93, 471 Mins)315
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Guy Whittall, 1.4 ov), 2-9 (Stuart Carlisle, 3.1 ov), 3-18 (Alistair Campbell, 5.5 ov), 4-105 (Andy Flower, 30.6 ov), 5-110 (Dion Ebrahim, 34.1 ov), 6-175 (Heath Streak, 60.4 ov), 7-242 (Andy Blignaut, 74.3 ov), 8-271 (Travis Friend, 85.5 ov), 9-301 (Brian Murphy, 102.3 ov), 10-315 (Grant Flower, 107.3 ov)
107.3 to GW Flower, full and outside the off, the ball slants away a touch and Flower takes the bait and goes for it, the edge flies to slip, VVS Laxman dives across and takes a superb catch diving low. 315/10
1.4 to GJ Whittall, on the pads, flicked away powerfully, Dravid comes up with a great reflex catch at forward short leg. 5/1
3.1 to SV Carlisle, on a good length, goes for a big off drive, slices it to Badani at point, good catch!. 9/2
5.5 to ADR Campbell, good length ball, late swing on that ball, straightens after pitching, through the gate, it is all over for Campbell, the off stump knocked back. 18/3
85.5 to TJ Friend, full in length, pitched on off stump, straightening, beats the attempted cover drive, bowled through the gate, sound of timber rattling is all Friend hears. 271/8
30.6 to A Flower, fired in quick on middle and off, flower pushes forward, bat and then pad, straight to Das at short leg, Flower has to make the long walk back to the pavilion. 105/4
34.1 to DD Ebrahim, fires it in, flat on leg and middle, Ebrahim walks across to play it on the on side, hit on the pads, loud shout for lbw, given out! Ebrahim is unlucky not to get to his fifty.A good decision by the umpire, that would have hit middle and leg.. 110/5
74.3 to AM Blignaut, pitched outside the off stump, spinning away, beaten on the big drive, Dighe takes the ball and does the rest, stumped!. 242/7
102.3 to BA Murphy, just outside the off, full length, ball loops and dips nicely, Murphy goes for an expansive drive and is beaten all ends up, the ball turns, sneaks through bat and pad and knocks over the off stump. 301/9
60.4 to HH Streak, tossed up outside the off stump, comes forward and pads up to it, rapped on the pads and rolls on to the stumps, Streak's good knock of 40 is over.. 175/6
India 2nd Innings 
lbw b Streak702453588028.57
c †A Flower b Blignaut49151044.44
c Murphy b Friend2027424074.07
c GW Flower b Streak691351859051.11
c †A Flower b Blignaut26791003032.91
lbw b Blignaut047000.00
not out 1650831132.00
c †A Flower b Streak026000.00
c Ebrahim b Blignaut55610100.00
c †A Flower b Streak318350016.66
b Blignaut01925000.00
Extras(lb 9, w 12)21
TOTAL98.5 Ov (RR: 2.36, 434 Mins)234
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Sameer Dighe, 3.3 ov), 2-32 (VVS Laxman, 12.2 ov), 3-150 (Sachin Tendulkar, 56.1 ov), 4-197 (Rahul Dravid, 80.4 ov), 5-199 (Sourav Ganguly, 82.2 ov), 6-202 (Shiv Sunder Das, 83.5 ov), 7-202 (Ajit Agarkar, 85.1 ov), 8-207 (Harbhajan Singh, 86.2 ov), 9-226 (Javagal Srinath, 93.2 ov), 10-234 (Ashish Nehra, 98.5 ov)
56.1 to SR Tendulkar, full and very wide of the stumps, Tendulkar stretches and dabs at the ball as if to steer past point, all he manages is to guide the ball straight to the man at point, Grant Flower takes a good catch and Tendulkar is gone. 150/3
83.5 to SS Das, pitched outside the off stump, swinging in to the batsman, Das expects it to go the other way, pads up to it, Fatal, given lbw. 202/6
85.1 to AB Agarkar, wide outside the off stump, chases at it, what a shame, edges it through to the keeper, Agarkar living upto his reputation of collecting valuable ducks!. 202/7
93.2 to J Srinath, itched on good length, moving away, perfect ball to a tailender, takes the outside edge, straight to Andy flower, Srinath has to make that long walk back to the pavilion. 226/9
3.3 to SS Dighe, perfect length just outside the off, Dighe goes fishing for that as though he was trying to catch a trout - the result is inevitable, no fish in the bag, just a sinple catch to keeper Andy Flower. 8/1
80.4 to R Dravid, well pitched up an djust outside the off, Dravid pokes at it needlessly, gets the outside edge to the keeper. 197/4
82.2 to SC Ganguly, good length ball, pitched on line, rapped on the pads, Ganguly just shuffling around on his crease, Big Appeal! Umpire doesn't hesitate to give him out, Ganguly fails yet again.... 199/5
86.2 to Harbhajan Singh, . 207/8
98.5 to A Nehra, slanted in from wide of the crease, the ball bounces and straightens a touch, Nehra plays down the wrong line and the death rattle is not far behind, the off stump is disturbed and that is the end of the Indian innings. 234/10
12.2 to VVS Laxman, short and wide, Laxman in a state of very high confidence goes for an unwise cut shot, the ball flies off the bat to the man at point, Murphy bends low and scoops the ball up inches from the turf. 32/2
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings (T: 157 runs)
c Dravid b Srinath1035411028.57
c Badani b Harbhajan Singh2033563060.60
not out 621371916045.25
lbw b Nehra1339532033.33
c Laxman b Agarkar327350011.11
c †Dighe b Srinath824390033.33
b Nehra1625313064.00
not out 89152088.88
Extras(b 1, lb 11, nb 5)17
TOTAL54 Ov (RR: 2.90, 233 Mins)157/6
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Guy Whittall, 9.3 ov), 2-45 (Dion Ebrahim, 12.3 ov), 3-71 (Alistair Campbell, 24.6 ov), 4-89 (Grant Flower, 34.3 ov), 5-119 (Heath Streak, 44.3 ov), 6-144 (Andy Blignaut, 50.5 ov)
24.6 to ADR Campbell, full, straight and fast, the ball skids off the pitch and raps the pad, loud shout for LBW, Umpire Robinson takes his own seet time and thinks about it - can only delay the inevitable, plumb in front. 71/3
50.5 to AM Blignaut, full, straight and fast, Blignaut misses and Nehra hits, keep it simple and things happen, this game is keeping us up as long as possible. 144/6
9.3 to GJ Whittall, angling into the batsman, thick inside edge on to the pads, easy catch to short leg. 25/1
44.3 to HH Streak, just short of a length and on the off, the ball climbs well on the batsman, off the edge to Dighe who snaps the catch up, Srinath strikes in his first over of a new spell. 119/5
12.3 to DD Ebrahim, quicker one, hardly any turn in that, pushes forward at it,thick inside edge on to this pads, Badani takes an easy catch at silly point. 45/2
34.3 to GW Flower, good length deliver, on off stump, moving away from the batsman, Grant Flower on the move forward, takes a thick outside edge, flies straight to Laxman at second slip.. 89/4
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Fri, 15 Jun - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 31/3 (Dion Ebrahim 13*, Andy Flower 5*, 11 ov)
Sat, 16 Jun - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 301/8 (Grant Flower 80*, Brian Murphy 17*, 101 ov)
Sun, 17 Jun - day 3 - India 2nd innings 197/4 (Shiv Sunder Das 68*, 80.4 ov)
Mon, 18 Jun - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 157/6 (54 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
  • Zimbabwe 50 in 15.5 overs, 72 mins
  • Zimbabwe 150 in 52.1 overs, 231 mins
  • Zimbabwe 200 in 64.5 overs, 389 mins
  • Zimbabwe 300 in 98.5 overs, 432 mins
  • India 50 in 107 balls, 82 minutes
  • India 100 in 37.5 overs, 171 mins
  • Das 50 off 113 balls, 141 min
  • Das (2) 50 off 164 balls, 241 min
  • Dravid 50 off 88 balls, 136 mins
  • GW Flower 50 off 129 balls, 164 mins
  • Tendulkar 50 off 96 balls, 135 mins
  • Carlisle 50 off 110 balls, 139 mins
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TossIndia, elected to bat first
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Player Of The Series
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1549
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