RESULT
1st Test, Lord's, May 22 - 24, 2003, Zimbabwe tour of England and Ireland
(f/o) 147 & 233

England won by an innings and 92 runs

Player Of The Match
137, 1/8 & 4/60
mark-butcher
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Marcus Trescothick c Ervine b Blignaut591151539051.30
Michael Vaughan  b Streak842741019.04
Mark Butcher c Vermeulen b Price13725638021153.51
Nasser Hussain (c)c Hondo b Friend1956824033.92
Rob Key c †Taibu b Streak1843632041.86
Alec Stewart c †Taibu b Streak2665883040.00
Anthony McGrath  b Ervine691211479057.02
Ashley Giles  b Blignaut52801403165.00
Steve Harmison c Ebrahim b Ervine022000.00
Matthew Hoggard c Ebrahim b Blignaut1931464061.29
James Anderson not out 4571080.00
Extras(b 14, lb 27, nb 17, w 3)61
TOTAL133.1 Ov (RR: 3.54, 596 Mts)472
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Michael Vaughan, 16.2 ov), 2-121 (Marcus Trescothick, 31.5 ov), 3-165 (Nasser Hussain, 50.1 ov), 4-204 (Rob Key, 64.5 ov), 5-274 (Alec Stewart, 85.6 ov), 6-342 (Mark Butcher, 100.6 ov), 7-408 (Anthony McGrath, 123.2 ov), 8-408 (Steve Harmison, 123.4 ov), 9-465 (Matthew Hoggard, 131.4 ov), 10-472 (Ashley Giles, 133.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Heath Streak3799932.6717411013
16.2 to MP Vaughan, and next ball, a bizarre dismissal! drifting down the leg side, Streak gets one to nip back off the seam, take thigh pad, and rattle the stumps. Unlucky for Vaughan. 45/1
64.5 to RWT Key, this one does not move away as Key expects, the batsman probes forward and there is a distinct sound as the ball passes the edge and goes through to Taibu. Key is not convinced, but umpire Bucknor rules him out.. 204/4
85.6 to AJ Stewart, short and outside the off, and Stewart aims an ambitious cut at that one, the ball takes a thin edge through to Taibu, Stewart not willing to walk until umpire Orchard raises the finger. 274/5
Andy Blignaut26.149633.6612215011
31.5 to ME Trescothick, and Blignaut strikes! keeping this one just outside the off, he gets Trescothick driving at the rather wide delivery, edging it to Ervine at second slip. 121/2
131.4 to MJ Hoggard, Hoggard cuts this away and does so uppishly, the ball is caught extremely well by Ebrahim at point, who claims the catch. The third umpire presses the "Not Out" button first before reversing it!. 465/9
133.1 to AF Giles, and Giles, looking to smack that out of the ground by backing to leg, sees a straight ball uproot leg stump, giving blignaut his third wicket of the innings. 472/10
Douglas Hondo1444503.21708016
Sean Ervine2259524.319613106
123.2 to A McGrath, one creeps through McGrath's defences, the ball angled into the batsman and not really doing much, but the bat-pad gap is rather wide, and the ball cannons into the stumps. 408/7
123.4 to SJ Harmison, Harmison uppishly drive-flicks this on the legside, the ball just carries to Ebrahim, who takes a fine catch low to his side, his fielding having been impressive throughout this Test. 408/8
Travis Friend1324913.76656001
50.1 to N Hussain, and Friend strikes with the very first ball, Hussain flashing into the hook and top-edging a ball that go up quicker than he expected, to Hondo at fine leg. 165/3
Ray Price2064412.20941100
100.6 to MA Butcher, and Butcher falls, finally! the batsman tries to flick it away on the legside and fails to keep the ball down, Vermeulen at short midwicket takes a very good catch indeed. 342/6
Grant Flower10303.0030000
Zimbabwe 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dion Ebrahim c McGrath b Butcher681271609053.54
Mark Vermeulen  b Anderson11625006.25
Stuart Carlisle c Trescothick b Hoggard1152762021.15
Grant Flower c Key b Hoggard310160030.00
Tatenda Taibu c Hoggard b Harmison2565923038.46
Sean Ervine lbw b Hoggard411131036.36
Heath Streak (c) b Anderson1029421034.48
Andy Blignaut c Butcher b Anderson313230023.07
Travis Friend  b Anderson011000.00
Ray Price not out 711191063.63
Douglas Hondo  b Anderson022000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 1, nb 8, w 1)15
TOTAL55 Ov (RR: 2.67, 239 Mts)147
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Mark Vermeulen, 5.6 ov), 2-64 (Stuart Carlisle, 24.5 ov), 3-79 (Grant Flower, 28.1 ov), 4-104 (Dion Ebrahim, 37.3 ov), 5-109 (Sean Ervine, 40.4 ov), 6-129 (Tatenda Taibu, 49.6 ov), 7-133 (Heath Streak, 50.5 ov), 8-133 (Travis Friend, 50.6 ov), 9-147 (Andy Blignaut, 54.4 ov), 10-147 (Douglas Hondo, 54.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Matthew Hoggard1882431.33951001
24.5 to SV Carlisle, outside the off, and Hoggard gets the reward he deserves for impeccable line and length, Carlisle driving at that langorously and getting an edge to trescothick at slip. 64/2
28.1 to GW Flower, on the middle and leg, and Flower tries to work this to leg, but like in the previous Hoggard over, he misses the line. The ball takes pad and then glove to present Key at short leg with an easy looping catch in front of him. 79/3
40.4 to SM Ervine, and this one pitches much more in line with the stumps, pitching middle and Ervine, trying to turn it across the line and is rapped on the pads, plumb in front. Hoggard strikes again!. 109/5
James Anderson1647354.567211003
5.6 to MA Vermeulen, and Anderson gets his first Test scalp! full and fast, straight delivery really to which Vermeulen plays inside the line, only for the ball to clip off stump. 20/1
50.5 to HH Streak, Anderson trademark inswinging yorker, Streak misses and the furniture is shattered as the Zimbabwe captain starts his walk back. 133/7
50.6 to TJ Friend, good length ball, seamed off the pitch as Friend plays across the line and misses and Anderson hits - on a hat trick!. 133/8
54.4 to AM Blignaut, on target, goes for a very extravagant shot and edges it, the ball flies towards slips, Butcher catches it quickly and easily. 147/9
54.6 to DT Hondo, clean bowled! 5-fer for Anderson on debut, a very good performance by the youngster here and he cleans up Hondo and Zimbabwe are bundled out for a paltry 147. 147/10
Steve Harmison1653612.25835003
49.6 to T Taibu, fullish length ball, goes to flick it to the on side, gets a leading edge to the brilliantly placed Hoggard at shortish-deep third man. 129/6
Mark Butcher52811.60271010
37.3 to DD Ebrahim, outside the off, and Ebrahim pushes hard at that one, the ball sliding off the bat and goes straight to McGrath at gully, who takes his first Test catch. Butcher continues to have a great Test!. 104/4
Zimbabwe 2nd INNINGS (FOLLOWING ON) 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dion Ebrahim c Key b Harmison614170042.85
Mark Vermeulen c Trescothick b Butcher61811128075.30
Stuart Carlisle lbw b Butcher24741072032.43
Grant Flower c Trescothick b Harmison261021344025.49
Tatenda Taibu c Butcher b McGrath1649632032.65
Sean Ervine c Trescothick b McGrath43200133.33
Heath Streak (c)lbw b McGrath1113212084.61
Andy Blignaut  b Butcher68181075.00
Travis Friend c Giles b Butcher43435651100.00
Ray Price c Trescothick b Giles26263650100.00
Douglas Hondo not out 00400-
Extras(b 1, lb 6, w 3)10
TOTAL68.5 Ov (RR: 3.38, 291 Mts)233
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Dion Ebrahim, 3.3 ov), 2-91 (Mark Vermeulen, 27.1 ov), 3-95 (Stuart Carlisle, 29.5 ov), 4-128 (Tatenda Taibu, 45.3 ov), 5-132 (Sean Ervine, 45.6 ov), 6-150 (Heath Streak, 51.5 ov), 7-158 (Andy Blignaut, 55.1 ov), 8-168 (Grant Flower, 58.5 ov), 9-219 (Ray Price, 67.6 ov), 10-233 (Travis Friend, 68.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson1546504.336612000
Matthew Hoggard1553502.33724000
Steve Harmison1243522.91593010
3.3 to DD Ebrahim, Harmison strikes! the ball rears up from the pitch and takes Ebrahim's glove as he tries to turn it to leg, Key at short leg spots it beautifully and dives to his right, picking it inches off the ground. 11/1
58.5 to GW Flower, Flower plays a very rash stroke indeed under the circumstances, the ball just full and outside the off, and Flower throws the bat at it and does not get to the pitch, slices a catch to Trescothick at first slip. 168/8
Ashley Giles821511.87371000
67.6 to RW Price, Price sweeps that, but straight into the short leg fielder, it balloons into the air and Trescothick at short midwicket snaps it up. Unlucky dismissal for Price, but England now sniff a win tonight.. 219/9
Mark Butcher12.506044.67547120
27.1 to MA Vermeulen, and Butcher strikes again with the surprise wicket! Vermeulen probes forward to a rather fullish delivery and gets a thin edge to first slip, where Trescothick takes a good catch low down. Soft dismissal, but Butcher will not mind that.. 91/2
29.5 to SV Carlisle, and Carlisle goes! Butcher gets closer to the Man of the Match award, scalping Carlisle with an inswinger that traps the batsman in front. 95/3
55.1 to AM Blignaut, Butcher strikes again, this really is a day for part-timers! a straight ball, perhaps jagging back just a touch, but not really enough for Blignaut to play all over it, trying to work it to leg and seeing middle stump knocked back. 158/7
68.5 to TJ Friend, all over! Friend edges Butcher to second slip, not being able to smash this away like the previous balls, and Zimbabwe although doing better than in the first innings, are bundled out for 233, and England use their extra eight overs to good. 233/10
Anthony McGrath611632.66272000
45.3 to T Taibu, full and wide, and Taibu launches into the drive, the ball shapes away down the slope and is sliced to Butcher - whom one cannot keep out of this test - at slip. 128/4
45.6 to SM Ervine, McGrath takes another! length ball angled across Ervine, and the batsman just helps that along rather than edges it to Trescothick at first slip. 132/5
51.5 to HH Streak, and McGrath really startling here! the bowler pitches it up and Streak is struck in front of the stumps, no problems there, and umpire Orchard raises the dreaded finger. 150/6
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MATCH DETAILS
Lord's, London
TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
Series
Season2003
Player Of The Match
England
Mark Butcher
Series resultEngland led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1646
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Anthony McGrath
Anthony McGrath
James Anderson
James Anderson
Sean Ervine
Sean Ervine
Umpires
South Africa
David Orchard
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
England
Neil Mallender
Match Referee
West Indies
Clive Lloyd
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 22 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 184/3 (Mark Butcher 52*, Rob Key 11*, 59 ov)
Fri, 23 May - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 48/1 (Dion Ebrahim 40*, Stuart Carlisle 4*, 17 ov)
Sat, 24 May - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 233 (68.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • DD Ebrahim 50 in 119 mins off 96 balls
  • MA Vermeulen 50 in 97 mins off 71 balls
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