Zimbabwe v England
England in Zimbabwe 1996/97 (1st Test)
VenueQueens Sports Club, Bulawayo on 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd December 1996 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossZimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRS Dunne, ID Robinson
TV umpireRB Tiffin
RefereeHanumant Singh
Close of play day 1Zimbabwe (1) 256/6 (A Flower 58*, PA Strang 0*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 48/1 (Knight 29*)
Close of play day 3England (1) 306/4 (Hussain 101*, Crawley 51*)
Close of play day 4Zimbabwe (2) 107/5 (Waller 14*, BC Strang 0*)
Man of the MatchNV Knight

Zimbabwe first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Flowerc Hussain b Silverwood431001515- 
SV Carlislec Crawley b Gough037-- 
*ADR Campbellc Silverwood b Croft8413615613- 
DL Houghtonc Stewart b Croft34609931 
+A Flowerc Stewart b Tufnell11233136612- 
AC Wallerc Crawley b Croft1547531- 
GJ Whittallc Atherton b Silverwood730371- 
PA Strangc Tufnell b Silverwood38691067- 
HH Streakb Mullally1960722- 
BC Strangnot out4261- 
HK Olongac Knight b Tufnell042-- 
Extras(4 lb, 13 nb, 3 w)20
Total(all out, 533 minutes, 137.5 overs)376
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Carlisle), 2-130 (GW Flower), 3-136 (Campbell), 4-206 (Houghton), 5-235 (Waller), 6-252 (Whittall), 7-331 (PA Strang), 8-372 (Streak), 9-376 (A Flower), 10-376 (Olonga)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mullally23   469121
Gough26   487115
Silverwood18   5633-6
Croft44   15773--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NV Knightlbw b Olonga56791049- 
*MA Athertonlbw b PA Strang1643572- 
+AJ Stewartlbw b PA Strang481231498- 
N Hussainc BC Strang b Streak11327835714- 
GP Thorpec Campbell b PA Strang1323283- 
JP Crawleyc A Flower b PA Strang11229737491 
RDB Croftlbw b Olonga722301- 
D Goughc GW Flower b Olonga267-- 
CEW Silverwoodc Houghton b PA Strang01715-- 
AD Mullallyc Waller b Streak427451- 
PCR Tufnellnot out22344-- 
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 24 nb, 1 w)33
Total(all out, 610 minutes, 151.4 overs)406
Fall of wickets:
1-48 (Atherton), 2-92 (Knight), 3-160 (Stewart), 4-180 (Thorpe), 5-328 (Hussain), 6-340 (Croft), 7-344 (Gough), 8-353 (Silverwood), 9-378 (Mullally), 10-406 (Crawley)
Zimbabwe bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Streak36   8862-15
BC Strang17   5540-2
PA Strang58.4141235--
Olonga23   2903110
Whittall10   2250-1
GW Flower7   3200--

Zimbabwe second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Flowerlbw b Gough01517-- 
SV Carlislec Atherton b Mullally412141- 
*ADR Campbellb Croft2946684- 
DL Houghtonc Croft b Tufnell371171585- 
+A Flowerc Crawley b Tufnell1441521- 
AC Wallerc Knight b Gough5010913552 
BC Strangc Mullally b Tufnell31310-- 
GJ Whittallc Croft b Tufnell5618418551 
PA Strangc Crawley b Croft194061-- 
HH Streaknot out82446-- 
HK Olongac Stewart b Silverwood076-- 
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 2 w)14
Total(all out, 381 minutes, 101 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-6 (Carlisle), 2-6 (GW Flower), 3-57 (Campbell), 4-82 (A Flower), 5-103 (Houghton), 6-111 (BC Strang), 7-178 (Waller), 8-209 (PA Strang), 9-233 (Whittall), 10-234 (Olonga)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gough12   244211
Mullally18   54911-
Croft33   9622--
Silverwood7   381-1
Tufnell31   12614--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NV Knightrun out (A Flower)9611718051 
*MA Athertonb Olonga41019-- 
+AJ Stewartc Campbell b PA Strang737611542 
N Hussainc Carlisle b PA Strang022-- 
JP Crawleyc Carlisle b Whittall710171- 
GP Thorpec Campbell b Streak235-- 
D Goughnot out3717-- 
RDB Croftdid not bat      
CEW Silverwooddid not bat      
AD Mullallydid not bat      
PCR Tufnelldid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 13 lb, 1 nb, 3 w)19
Total(6 wickets, 37 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-17 (Atherton), 2-154 (Stewart), 3-156 (Hussain), 4-178 (Crawley), 5-182 (Thorpe), 6-204 (Knight)
Zimbabwe bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Streak11   064121
Olonga2   016111
PA Strang14   0632--
GW Flower8   0360--
Whittall2   0101--

--> ADR Campbell (1) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 19
--> AC Waller made his debut in Test matches
--> MA Atherton (1) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> GP Thorpe (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> JP Crawley (1) passed his previous highest score of 106 in Test matches
--> CEW Silverwood made his debut in Test matches
--> AJ Stewart (2) passed 4000 runs in Test matches when he reached 17
--> RDB Croft achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed AC Waller in the Zimbabwe first innings (previous best was 2-116)
--> HK Olonga achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed D Gough in the England first innings (previous best was 2-57)

3 runs were needed off the final ball, but only 2 were scored.
After the match was completed, the official scorers reversed the run out on the final ball for NV Knight to be dismissed, rather than D Gough, since the batsmen had not get crossed.





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