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Stats: Zimbabwe register their third biggest win

June 04, 2010 08:57 IST

- Brendan Taylor was playing his 100th ODI match. He became 184th player in ODI history and eleventh Zimbabwean to do so after Grant Flower (219), Andy Flower (213), Heath Streak (189), Alistair Campbell (188), Guy Whittall (147), Tatenda Taibu (118), Stuart Carlisle (111), Elton Chigumbara (111), Stuart Matsikenyeri (109) and Prosper Utseya (109).

- Indian opening pair of Dinesh Karthik and Murali Vijay managed just 26 runs in the first 10 overs. This is the worst performance by an Indian opening pair that batted through full 10 overs of first Power Play. Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar had added 34 runs against Australia at Chandigarh on 08-10-2007.

- Murali Vijay scored 21 off 56 balls at a strike-rate of 37.50- the lowest by any Indian batsman against Zimbabwe in an innings of 50 balls or more. Syed Kirmani held the previous record with a strike-rate of 42.85 (24* off 56 balls) at Tunbridge Wells on 18-06-1983.

- Interestingly Vijay had come into Indian team in place of injured Virender Sehwag, who has never scored at a strike-rate of less than 50 in a Test innings where he faced at least 50 balls - still 12.50 points higher than what Vijay managed in an ODI.

- Andy Blignaut captured his 50th ODI wicket when he dismissed Ravindra Jadeja for 51. He became 211th bowler in the world and 13th Zimbabwean to do so.

- India's total of 194-9 is their lowest at this ground. Their previous lowest was 222 also against Zimbabwe on 30-09-1998.

- Pragyan Ojha became the sixth Indian spinner to open the bowling for India in an ODI. Others to do so for India are: Bishan Singh Bedi, Anil Kumble, Rajesh Chauhan (on four occasions), Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh (It may be noted that Eknath Solkar – who bowled left-arm medium and left-arm orthodox –opened the bowling for India on four occasions, but since it is not confirmed whether he bowled medium pace or spin on these occasions, his name is not included in this list).

- The first wicket partnership of 128 runs between Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor is Zimbabwe's best for this wicket against India, obliterating the 121-run partnership between Alistair Campbell and Grant Flower at Vadodara on 05-04-1998.

- Brendan Taylor became only the third Zimbabwe batsman after Andy Flower and Guy Whittall to score a fifty in his 100th match. Apart from them, seven batsmen have scored 100 on 100th appearance!

- Zimbabwe won the game with 70 balls to spare. This is their third biggest win in terms of balls remaining, excluding matches against minnows and Bangladesh.

- This was the first time Zimbabwe defeated India in two successive matches. They had beaten India by 6 wickets at Bulawayo QSC on 28-05-2010.

- Brendan Taylor won his fourth Man of the Match award – his second in successive matches against India.