3rd Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights
Andy Flower was missing a one-dayer for only the fifth time in his
career since making his debut way back in February 1992
- Andy Flower was missing a one-dayer for only the fifth time in his
career since making his debut way back in February 1992. He previously
missed four Coca Cola Cup matches in Zimbabwe in June-July 2001.
India's total of 191 was their second lowest against Zimbabwe. The
lowest still remains 168 in 43.5 overs at Bulawayo on February 1997.
This was, however, India's lowest total against Zimbabwe at home,
obliterating the 247 for five in 50 overs at Kanpur on March 6, 1996.
The fifth-wicket partnership of 86 between Mohammad Kaif and Sanjay
Bangar was a new Indian record for this wicket against Zimbabwe. This
obliterated the previous highest of 83* between Ajay Jadeja and Robin
Singh at Benoni on February 9, 1997.
Douglas Hondo (4-37) took his first four-wicket haul in his third
appearance, after going wicketless in first two one-dayers (vs England
in October 2001). His figures are the best by a Zimbabwean against
India in India beating Grant Flower's previous best of 3 for 43 at
Jodhpur on December 8, 2000.
Hondo became the fourth Zimbabwean to claim a four-wicket haul in his
first appearance against India. The other three are : Gary Crocker
(4-26 at Harare on October 25,1992), Henry Olonga (4-46 at Sharjah on
November 11,1998) and Travis Friend (4-55 at Sharjah on 22-10-2000).
Incidentally, West Indian Patrick Patterson holds the record for the
best figures in a debut match against India with figures of six for 29
at Nagpur on December 8, 1987.
Alistair Campbell,on 60,completed 5,000 one-day runs. He was playing
his 175th one-day international and 171st innings. He became the third
Zimbabwean after the Flower brothers Andy (5897 in 193 matches) and
Grant (5475 runs in 180 matches) - and the 35th batsman to do so.
The victory margin of six wickets was the highest for Zimbabwe against
India. It was in fact, only the fifth occasion that Zimbabwe was
winning a match against India whilst chasing. Out of the other four
occasions, Zimbabwe emerged winners on two occasions only after the
target was reduced.