1st Test, Harare, September 18 - 22, 1997, New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe
298 & 311/9d
(T:403) 207 & 304/8

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
104 & 151
Zimbabwe 1st INNINGS 
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
TOTAL114.1 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)
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 
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
TOTAL84 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)
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 
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
TOTAL91.5 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)
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)
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
TOTAL128 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)
Heath Streak2135222.47---00
Bryan Strang26105622.15---01
Guy Whittall511903.80---00
Paul Strang42177611.80---00
Adam Huckle3198432.70---12
John Rennie31501.66---00
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TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
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
Sri Lanka
B.C. Cooray
Ian Robinson
TV Umpire
Graeme Evans
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Sidath Wettimuny
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
Day 1
Day 2
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).
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