Zimbabwe v England
England in Zimbabwe 1996/97 (2nd Test)
VenueHarare Sports Club, Harare on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December 1996 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossZimbabwe won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresKT Francis, RB Tiffin
TV umpireID Robinson
RefereeHanumant Singh
Close of play day 1England (1) 137/9 (Crawley 37*, Tufnell 0*)
Close of play day 2Zimbabwe (1) 93/2 (GW Flower 33*, Houghton 26*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 17/1 (Knight 6*, Stewart 10*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 195/3 (Stewart 101*, Thorpe 50*)
Man of the MatchGW Flower

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NV Knightc A Flower b Olonga1520331- 
*MA Athertonc Campbell b Whittall134989-1 
+AJ Stewartc GW Flower b Streak1944621- 
N Hussainc A Flower b Streak1153731- 
GP Thorpec Dekker b Streak52037-- 
JP Crawleynot out471692183- 
C Whitec Campbell b Whittall94759-- 
RDB Croftc GW Flower b Whittall1455792- 
D Goughb Strang289-- 
AD Mullallyc and b Whittall023-- 
PCR Tufnellb Streak937571- 
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 353 minutes, 83.1 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (Knight), 2-50 (Atherton), 3-50 (Stewart), 4-65 (Thorpe), 5-73 (Hussain), 6-94 (White), 7-128 (Croft), 8-133 (Gough), 9-134 (Mullally), 10-156 (Tufnell)
Zimbabwe bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Brandes16   6350--
Olonga9   1231-3
Whittall16   5184--
Strang18   7311--

Zimbabwe first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GW Flowerc Crawley b Gough7325535351 
MH Dekkerc Stewart b Mullally21618-- 
*ADR Campbellc Thorpe b White2253712- 
DL Houghtonc Stewart b Gough291241521- 
+A Flowerlbw b Gough62449-- 
AC Wallerlbw b Tufnell41818-- 
GJ Whittallb Gough196-- 
PA Strangnot out47821054- 
HH Streakc Crawley b Croft73444-- 
EA Brandesc Gough b Croft91616-1 
HK Olongac Hussain b Croft069-- 
Extras(8 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 427 minutes, 105 overs)215
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Dekker), 2-46 (Campbell), 3-110 (Houghton), 4-131 (A Flower), 5-136 (Waller), 6-138 (Whittall), 7-159 (GW Flower), 8-197 (Streak), 9-211 (Brandes), 10-215 (Olonga)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mullally23   73211-
Gough26   10404-3
Croft15   2393--
White16   4411--
Tufnell25   3551-2

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NV Knightc Campbell b Strang30831343- 
*MA Athertonc Campbell b Streak139-- 
+AJ Stewartnot out1012673808- 
N Hussainc Houghton b Strang63734-- 
GP Thorpenot out501692206- 
JP Crawleydid not bat      
C Whitedid not bat      
RDB Croftdid not bat      
D Goughdid not bat      
AD Mullallydid not bat      
PCR Tufnelldid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)7
Total(3 wickets, 391 minutes, 93 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Atherton), 2-75 (Knight), 3-89 (Hussain)
Zimbabwe bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Streak18   5471--
Brandes21   64501-
Olonga7   0310-1
Whittall14   6160--
Strang26   6422--
GW Flower7   290--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> NV Knight (1) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> PA Strang (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 42
--> NV Knight (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 13
--> AJ Stewart (2) passed 18500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 80
--> GJ Whittall achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches in the England first innings (previous best was 4-70)
--> RDB Croft achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches in the Zimbabwe first innings (previous best was 3-77)
--> D Gough reached 50 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed GW Flower, his 4th wicket in the Zimbabwe first innings





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