2nd Test, Auckland, Jan 19 - 24 1996, Zimbabwe tour of New Zealand
251 & 441/5d
(100 ov, target 367)326 & 246/4
Match drawn
player of the match
Chris Cairns
New Zealand
New Zealand 1st INNINGS
Craig Spearman c GW Flower b BC Strang4270945060.00
Roger Twose c †A Flower b Brandes1849743036.73
Stephen Fleming c Carlisle b Whittall8417322214048.55
Adam Parore c †A Flower b BC Strang0913000.00
Nathan Astle c & b Brandes1447671029.78
Chris Cairns c & b PA Strang571291447044.18
Lee Germon (c)†c †A Flower b Streak2544525056.81
Dipak Patel not out 733581021.21
Gavin Larsen lbw b Streak0811000.00
Robert Kennedy c Campbell b Streak034000.00
Geoff Allott c & b BC Strang0913000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 1)4
TOTAL(95.3 Ov, RR: 2.62)251
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Roger Twose), 2-78 (Craig Spearman), 3-86 (Adam Parore), 4-117 (Nathan Astle), 5-216 (Stephen Fleming), 6-232 (Chris Cairns), 7-244 (Lee Germon), 8-246 (Gavin Larsen), 9-246 (Robert Kennedy), 10-251 (Geoff Allott)
Heath Streak2295032.27---01
Eddo Brandes1836923.83---00
Bryan Strang31.386432.03---00
Paul Strang1222912.41---00
Guy Whittall1243613.00---00
Zimbabwe 1st INNINGS
Grant Flower lbw b Allott5870062.50
Stuart Carlisle c Astle b Kennedy1235462034.28
Guy Whittall c †Germon b Cairns2739535069.23
Dave Houghton retired hurt 10420430612050.98
Andy Flower (c)†lbw b Allott35861235040.69
Alistair Campbell lbw b Allott17831032020.48
Craig Wishart  b Larsen729320024.13
Heath Streak  b Cairns215210013.33
Paul Strang c Parore b Patel44801115055.00
Eddo Brandes c Astle b Patel3962812262.90
Bryan Strang not out 1423212060.86
Extras(b 1, lb 11, nb 6, w 2)20
TOTAL(110 Ov, RR: 2.96, 456 Mts)326
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Grant Flower), 2-38 (Stuart Carlisle), 3-50 (Guy Whittall), 4-138 (Andy Flower), 5-196 (Alistair Campbell), 6-217 (Craig Wishart), 7-222 (Heath Streak), 7-231* (Dave Houghton, retired hurt), 8-310 (Eddo Brandes), 9-326 (Paul Strang)
Chris Cairns31129222.96---00
Geoff Allott2375632.43---01
Robert Kennedy2037313.65---25
Gavin Larsen2183011.42---00
Dipak Patel1206025.00---00
Nathan Astle31301.00---00
New Zealand 2nd INNINGS
Craig Spearman c Carlisle b Streak1122193349151.14
Roger Twose c & b Streak942873269132.75
Stephen Fleming c Wishart b Streak314270021.42
Adam Parore not out 761352129056.29
Nathan Astle c †A Flower b Brandes1342582030.95
Chris Cairns  b Streak12096122109125.00
Lee Germon (c)†not out 18100012.50
Extras(b 6, lb 15, nb 1)22
TOTAL(133 Ov, RR: 3.31)441/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-214 (Roger Twose), 2-217 (Craig Spearman), 3-221 (Stephen Fleming), 4-261 (Nathan Astle), 5-427 (Chris Cairns)
Heath Streak30711043.66---01
Eddo Brandes1334113.15---00
Bryan Strang2786402.37---00
Guy Whittall1344003.07---00
Paul Strang43714203.30---00
Alistair Campbell20301.50---00
Grant Flower502004.00---00
Zimbabwe 2nd INNINGS (target: 367 runs)
Grant Flower c Kennedy b Patel712022846035.14
Stuart Carlisle c Fleming b Kennedy581652237035.15
Guy Whittall c †Germon b Patel1045500022.22
Andy Flower (c)†not out 45981354045.91
Alistair Campbell c †Germon b Twose34831034040.96
Craig Wishart not out 1216212075.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 8, w 2)16
TOTAL(100 Ov, RR: 2.46)246/4
Fall of wickets: 1-120 (Stuart Carlisle), 2-144 (Guy Whittall), 3-145 (Grant Flower), 4-225 (Alistair Campbell)
Geoff Allott1935302.78---00
Chris Cairns2364902.13---00
Robert Kennedy2236112.77---00
Dipak Patel2766022.22---00
Gavin Larsen53801.60---00
Roger Twose31511.66---00
Nathan Astle10404.00---00
Eden Park, Auckland
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Chris Cairns
Chris Cairns
Series result2-match series drawn 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1323
Match daysday(5-day match)
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Doug Cowie
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Mahboob Shah
TV Umpire
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Billy Bowden
Match Referee
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Sat, 20 Jan - day 1 -New Zealand 1st innings 246/8 (Dipak Patel 2*, Robert Kennedy 0*, null ov)
Sun, 21 Jan - day 2 -Zimbabwe 1st innings 231/7 (Dave Houghton 104*, Paul Strang 5*, null ov)
Mon, 22 Jan - day 3 -New Zealand 2nd innings 138 (Craig Spearman 71*, Roger Twose 57*, null ov)
Tue, 23 Jan - day 4 -Zimbabwe 2nd innings 39 (Grant Flower 22*, Stuart Carlisle 14*, null ov)
Wed, 24 Jan - day 5 -Zimbabwe 2nd innings 246/4 (100 ov) - end of match
Day 1
  • SP Fleming 84, 14x4; dropped at 0 and 16; passed 1000 runs in Tests.
Day 2
  • DL Houghton's century in 297 minutes off 204 balls with 12x4.
  • CL Cairns claims his 50th Test wicket.
  • A Flower passed 1000 runs in Test cricket.
Day 3
  • DL Houghton retired hurt at 231/7 (before the start of play)
Day 4
  • CM Spearman, maiden Test 100, (3rd Test).
  • CL Cairns 100 off 86 balls, 1st Test 100, 2nd fastest ever recorded for a New Zealander (Fastest ever for NZ was by BR Taylor v WI in 1969, 83 balls), equal 9th fastest ever recorded in Test history.
  • CL Cairns 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6, 2nd only to WR Hammond (ENG), 10x6, v NZ in 1932/33 for most 6s in an innings.
  • AC Parore passed 1000 runs in Test cricket.
  • CL Cairns and AC Parore, 166 runs for the 5th wicket off 171 balls