At Harare, February 10, 2003. Zimbabwe won by 86 runs (D/L method).
Toss: Namibia One-day international debuts: Namibia (all).
In one of the World Cup's most enduring moments, Andy Flower and Henry Olonga issued a powerful statement mourning "the death of democracy in our beloved Zimbabwe", and took the field wearing black armbands in protest at human rights abuses by the Mugabe regime. Olonga was expelled by his club, Takashinga, and soon left Zimbabwe, while Flower would later be chosen against Australia only after his team-mates revolted against the selectors. The match itself belonged to Wishart, who hit a brutal and unbeaten 172 in 151 balls, driving with strength and timing. His first fifty took 55 deliveries, his second 46 and his third 36, as he accelerated smoothly to the highest score for Zimbabwe in a one-day international. Wishart's hectic and unbroken stand of 166 in 117 balls with Grant Flower - whose 78 needed just 55 deliveries - lifted Zimbabwe to 340, their best total in 223 one-day matches. Namibia promptly lost a wicket to their first ball they faced in international cricket when Riaan Walters nibbled at Streak, before a brief flurry of hitting from Jan-Berrie Burger. By the 26th over, when rain stopped play for the second time, this time for good, Namibia were 104 for five and on the ropes. Zimbabwe breathed a huge sigh of relief: if the game had been abandoned two balls earlier, it would have been declared a draw.
Man of the Match: C. B. Wishart. Attendance: 3,889.