result
1st Test, Harare, Sep 18 - 22 1997, New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe
298 & 311/9d
(128 ov, target 403)207 & 304/8
Match drawn
player of the match
Grant Flower
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gavin Rennie c Fleming b Cairns2370763032.85
Grant Flower c †Parore b Cairns10428834510036.11
Andy Flower c Spearman b Cairns815141053.33
Guy Whittall c Fleming b O'Connor3355792060.00
Alistair Campbell (c)c Pocock b Astle1822253081.81
Dave Houghton lbw b Davis23901031025.55
Paul Strang c Fleming b Davis42791146053.16
Heath Streak c Fleming b Cairns022000.00
John Rennie c Fleming b Davis2274831029.72
Bryan Strang lbw b Cairns18120012.50
Adam Huckle not out 012000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 14, w 4)24
TOTAL(114.1 Ov, RR: 2.61)298
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Gavin Rennie), 2-57 (Andy Flower), 3-117 (Guy Whittall), 4-144 (Alistair Campbell), 5-214 (Dave Houghton), 6-244 (Grant Flower), 7-244 (Heath Streak), 8-295 (Paul Strang), 9-298 (John Rennie), 10-298 (Bryan Strang)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shayne O'Connor26110414.00---00
Heath Davis2015732.85---414
Chris Cairns28.195051.77---02
Nathan Astle23124011.73---00
Daniel Vettori401403.50---00
Chris Harris1352702.07---02
New Zealand 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Craig Spearman c Campbell b BC Strang2342682054.76
Blair Pocock run out (Streak)2154660038.88
Matt Horne c Whittall b Streak2457621142.10
Stephen Fleming (c)c †A Flower b BC Strang521131447146.01
Nathan Astle c †A Flower b BC Strang714141050.00
Chris Cairns run out (Streak)1258911020.68
Adam Parore not out 42931205045.16
Chris Harris lbw b Huckle1637590043.24
Daniel Vettori c JA Rennie b PA Strang22523008.00
Shayne O'Connor c Houghton b PA Strang2570040.00
Heath Davis c GJ Rennie b Huckle1650016.66
Extras(b 4, lb 1)5
TOTAL(84 Ov, RR: 2.46)207
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Blair Pocock), 2-44 (Craig Spearman), 3-89 (Matt Horne), 4-96 (Nathan Astle), 5-135 (Stephen Fleming), 6-146 (Chris Cairns), 7-189 (Chris Harris), 8-198 (Daniel Vettori), 9-204 (Shayne O'Connor), 10-207 (Heath Davis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Heath Streak2326312.73---00
John Rennie813204.00---00
Bryan Strang19102931.52---00
Paul Strang1523122.06---00
Guy Whittall501503.00---00
Adam Huckle1433222.28---00
Zimbabwe 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gavin Rennie c Harris b O'Connor571662212034.33
Grant Flower c Fleming b O'Connor15124033512362.91
Andy Flower c †Parore b O'Connor2035611057.14
Guy Whittall run out (O'Connor)416160025.00
Alistair Campbell (c)c Fleming b Davis2149832042.85
Dave Houghton c Davis b Astle1570020.00
Paul Strang c Horne b Davis1721351080.95
Heath Streak run out (Harris)059000.00
John Rennie c & b Astle1618231088.88
Bryan Strang not out 47180057.14
Extras(lb 12, nb 8)20
TOTAL(91.5 Ov, RR: 3.38)311/9d
Did not bat: Adam Huckle 
Fall of wickets: 1-156 (Gavin Rennie), 2-218 (Andy Flower), 3-231 (Guy Whittall), 4-263 (Grant Flower), 5-264 (Dave Houghton), 6-290 (Paul Strang), 7-290 (Alistair Campbell), 8-290 (Heath Streak), 9-311 (John Rennie)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shayne O'Connor2637332.80---00
Heath Davis1324523.46---010
Chris Cairns904404.88---00
Daniel Vettori1324003.07---00
Chris Harris531102.20---00
Nathan Astle25.528623.32---00
New Zealand 2nd INNINGS (target: 403 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Blair Pocock lbw b Streak521572086033.12
Craig Spearman c †A Flower b Huckle3366786050.00
Matt Horne c †A Flower b PA Strang034000.00
Stephen Fleming (c)lbw b BC Strang2790971030.00
Nathan Astle c GW Flower b BC Strang033000.00
Chris Cairns not out 712382567129.83
Adam Parore lbw b Huckle51537310096.22
Chris Harris lbw b Streak4181895050.61
Daniel Vettori c GJ Rennie b Huckle1349490026.53
Shayne O'Connor not out 13126003.22
Extras(b 6, lb 6, nb 2, w 1)15
TOTAL(128 Ov, RR: 2.37)304/8
Did not bat: Heath Davis 
Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Craig Spearman), 2-64 (Matt Horne), 3-116 (Stephen Fleming), 4-116 (Nathan Astle), 5-122 (Blair Pocock), 6-200 (Adam Parore), 7-266 (Chris Harris), 8-296 (Daniel Vettori)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Heath Streak2135222.47---00
Bryan Strang26105622.15---01
Guy Whittall511903.80---00
Paul Strang42177611.80---00
Adam Huckle3198432.70---12
John Rennie31501.66---00
MATCH DETAILS
Harare Sports Club
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Zimbabwe
Season1997/98
Player Of The Match
Grant Flower
Grant Flower
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1378
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Adam Huckle
Adam Huckle
Gavin Rennie
Gavin Rennie
Shayne O'Connor
Shayne O'Connor
Umpires
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B.C. Cooray
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Ian Robinson
TV Umpire
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Graeme Evans
Match Referee
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Sidath Wettimuny
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 18 Sep - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 205/4 (Grant Flower 85*, Dave Houghton 20*)
Fri, 19 Sep - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 91/3 (Stephen Fleming 20*, Nathan Astle 2*)
Sat, 20 Sep - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 115/0 (Gavin Rennie 45*, Grant Flower 60*)
Sun, 21 Sep - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 64/2 (Blair Pocock 30*)
Mon, 22 Sep - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 304/8 (128 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • First time 3 pairs of brothers have appeared on the same team in a Test (A & GW Flower, PA & BC Strang, JA & GJ Rennie).
Day 1
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes were lost to rain on the first morning
Day 2
  • SP Fleming 5 catches, equals the record for most catches by a fielder in a Test innings (also: VY Richardson, Aus v SA at Durban, 5th test, 1935/36; Yajurvindra Singh, Ind v Eng at Bangalore, 4th Test, 1976/77; M Azharuddin, Ind v Pak at Karachi, 1st Test, 1989/90; K Srikkanth, Ind v Aus at Perth, 5th Test, 1991/92); new Test record for New Zealand (previous - 4 catches: JJ Crowe v WI at Bridgetown, 3rd Test, 1984/85; MD Crowe v WI at Kingston, 4th Test, 1984/85).
Day 4
  • GW Flower becomes the first player to score a century in each innings of a Test for Zimbabwe.
  • GJ Rennie and GW Flower's 156 set a new record partnership for the 1st wicket for Zimbabwe in Tests (previous: GW Flower and SV Carlisle, Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Auckland, 1995-96).
  • GW Flower (1430 runs) becomes Zimbabwe's highest Test run-scorer (previous: DL Houghton 1419 runs)
  • SP Fleming 7 catches in the match, equals the record for most catches by a fielder in a Test (also: GS Chappell, Aus v Eng at Perth, 2nd Test, 1974/75; Yajurvindra Singh, Ind v Eng at Bangalore, 4th Test, 1976/77; HP Tillakaratne, SL v NZ at Colombo, 2nd Test, 1992/93); new record for New Zealand (previous - 6 catches: BA Young v Pak at Auckland, 1st Test, 1993/94).