Zimbabwe v New Zealand
New Zealand in Kenya and Zimbabwe 1997/98 (1st Test)
VenueHarare Sports Club, Harare on 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd September 1997 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNew Zealand won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresBC Cooray, ID Robinson
TV umpireGR Evans
RefereeS Wettimuny
Close of play day 1Zimbabwe (1) 205/4 (GW Flower 85*, Houghton 20*)
Close of play day 2New Zealand (1) 91/3 (Fleming 20*, Astle 2*)
Close of play day 3Zimbabwe (2) 115/0 (GJ Rennie 45*, GW Flower 60*)
Close of play day 4New Zealand (2) 64/2 (Pocock 30*)
Man of the MatchGW Flower

Zimbabwe first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Renniec Fleming b Cairns2370763- 
GW Flowerc Parore b Cairns10428834510- 
+A Flowerc Spearman b Cairns815141- 
GJ Whittallc Fleming b O'Connor3355792- 
*ADR Campbellc Pocock b Astle1822253- 
DL Houghtonlbw b Davis23901031- 
PA Strangc Fleming b Davis42791146- 
HH Streakc Fleming b Cairns022-- 
JA Renniec Fleming b Davis2274831- 
BC Stranglbw b Cairns1812-- 
AG Hucklenot out012-- 
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 14 nb, 4 w)24
Total(all out, 434 minutes, 114.1 overs)298
Fall of wickets:
1-47 (GJ Rennie), 2-57 (A Flower), 3-117 (Whittall), 4-144 (Campbell), 5-214 (Houghton), 6-244 (GW Flower), 7-244 (Streak), 8-295 (PA Strang), 9-298 (JA Rennie), 10-298 (BC Strang)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
O'Connor26   11041--
Davis20   1573414
Astle23   12401--
Vettori4   0140--
Harris13   5270-2

New Zealand first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CM Spearmanc Campbell b BC Strang2342682- 
BA Pocockrun out (Streak)215466-- 
MJ Hornec Whittall b Streak24576211 
*SP Flemingc A Flower b BC Strang5211314471 
NJ Astlec A Flower b BC Strang714141- 
CL Cairnsrun out (Streak)1258911- 
+AC Parorenot out42931205- 
CZ Harrislbw b Huckle163759-- 
DL Vettoric JA Rennie b PA Strang22523-- 
SB O'Connorc Houghton b PA Strang257-- 
HT Davisc GJ Rennie b Huckle165-- 
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 331 minutes, 84 overs)207
Fall of wickets:
1-44 (Pocock), 2-44 (Spearman), 3-89 (Horne), 4-96 (Astle), 5-135 (Fleming), 6-146 (Cairns), 7-189 (Harris), 8-198 (Vettori), 9-204 (O'Connor), 10-207 (Davis)
Zimbabwe bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Streak23   2631--
JA Rennie8   1320--
BC Strang19   10293--
PA Strang15   2312--
Whittall5   0150--
Huckle14   3322--

Zimbabwe second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Renniec Harris b O'Connor571662212- 
GW Flowerc Fleming b O'Connor151240335123 
+A Flowerc Parore b O'Connor2035611- 
GJ Whittallrun out (O'Connor)41616-- 
*ADR Campbellc Fleming b Davis2149832- 
DL Houghtonc Davis b Astle157-- 
PA Strangc Horne b Davis1721351- 
HH Streakrun out (Harris)059-- 
JA Renniec and b Astle1618231- 
BC Strangnot out4718-- 
AG Huckledid not bat      
Extras(12 lb, 8 nb)20
Total(9 wickets, declared, 410 minutes, 91.5 overs)311
Fall of wickets:
1-156 (GJ Rennie), 2-218 (A Flower), 3-231 (Whittall), 4-263 (GW Flower), 5-264 (Houghton), 6-290 (PA Strang), 7-290 (Campbell), 8-290 (Streak), 9-311 (JA Rennie)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
O'Connor26   3733--
Davis13   2452-10
Cairns9   0440--
Vettori13   2400--
Harris5   3110--

New Zealand second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BA Pococklbw b Streak521572086- 
CM Spearmanc A Flower b Huckle3366786- 
MJ Hornec A Flower b PA Strang034-- 
*SP Fleminglbw b BC Strang2790971- 
NJ Astlec GW Flower b BC Strang033-- 
CL Cairnsnot out7123825671 
+AC Parorelbw b Huckle51537310- 
CZ Harrislbw b Streak4181895- 
DL Vettoric GJ Rennie b Huckle134949-- 
SB O'Connornot out13126-- 
HT Davisdid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)15
Total(8 wickets, 449 minutes, 128 overs)304
Fall of wickets:
1-63 (Spearman), 2-64 (Horne), 3-116 (Fleming), 4-116 (Astle), 5-122 (Pocock), 6-200 (Parore), 7-266 (Harris), 8-296 (Vettori)
Zimbabwe bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Streak21   3522--
BC Strang26   10562-1
Whittall5   1190--
PA Strang42   17761--
Huckle31   984312
JA Rennie3   150--

--> GJ Rennie made his debut in Test matches
--> AG Huckle made his debut in Test matches
--> SB O'Connor made his debut in Test matches
--> JA Rennie made his last appearance in Test matches
--> HT Davis made his last appearance in Test matches
--> GJ Rennie (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 9
--> GW Flower (1) 50 in 166 balls, 210 minutes
--> GW Flower (1) 100 in 269 balls, 324 minutes
--> JA Rennie (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in Test matches
--> SP Fleming (1) 50 in 109 balls, 121 minutes with 7 fours and 1 six
--> GJ Rennie (2) 50 in 143 balls, 189 minutes
--> GW Flower (2) 50 in 95 balls
--> GW Flower (2) 100 in 185 balls, 259 minutes
--> BA Pocock (2) 50 in 131 balls, 180 minutes
--> BA Pocock (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 52
--> CL Cairns (2) 50 in 163 balls
--> AC Parore (2) 50 in 51 balls with 10 fours
--> GJ Rennie made his debut for Zimbabwe in First-Class matches
--> SB O'Connor made his debut for New Zealand in First-Class matches
--> CL Cairns made his debut in Zimbabwe in Test matches
--> CZ Harris made his debut in Zimbabwe in First-Class matches
--> CZ Harris made his debut in Zimbabwe in Test matches
--> BA Pocock made his debut in Zimbabwe in Test matches
--> SP Fleming made his debut in Zimbabwe in Test matches
--> HT Davis made his debut in Zimbabwe in Test matches
--> CM Spearman made his debut in Zimbabwe in Test matches
--> NJ Astle made his debut in Zimbabwe in Test matches
--> DL Vettori made his debut in Zimbabwe in Test matches
--> MJ Horne made his debut in Zimbabwe in Test matches
--> BC Strang reached 150 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed NJ Astle, his 2nd wicket in the New Zealand second innings

First time 3 pairs of brothers have appeared on the same team in a Test (A & GW Flower, PA & BC Strang, JA & GJ Rennie).
1 hour and 15 minutes were lost to rain on the first morning





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