Matabeleland v England XI
England in Zimbabwe 1996/97
VenueBulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo on 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th December 1996 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMatabeleland won the toss and decided to field
ResultEngland XI won by 115 runs
UmpiresCK Coventry, RB Tiffin
Close of play day 1England XI (1) 199/3 (Knight 100*, Thorpe 5*)
Close of play day 2Matabeleland (1) 181/9 (Olonga 5*, Mbangwa 3*)
Close of play day 3Matabeleland (2) 5/0 (GJ Whittall 4*, Dekker 1*)

England XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NV Knightc GJ Whittall b Rennie114     
*MA Athertonb Olonga4     
+AJ Stewartc GJ Whittall b Streak39     
N Hussainc James b Olonga38     
GP Thorpec James b Streak15     
JP Crawleyc James b Streak63     
RC Iranic Olonga b Mbangwa5     
RDB Croftc GJ Whittall b Rennie8     
D Goughlbw b GJ Whittall6     
AR Caddicknot out10     
PCR Tufnellc James b GJ Whittall10     
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 8 nb, 4 w)22
Total(all out, 92 overs)334
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Atherton), 2-100 (Stewart), 3-185 (Hussain), 4-215 (Thorpe), 5-240 (Knight), 6-261 (Irani), 7-274 (Croft), 8-312 (Crawley), 9-312 (Gough), 10-334 (Tufnell)
Matabeleland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Olonga14   3632--
Streak19   3653--
GJ Whittall14   4402--
Mbangwa19   3601--
Rennie17   4622--
Vaghmaria3   090--
AR Whittall6   1250--

Matabeleland first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Whittallc Irani b Gough19     
*JA Renniec Tufnell b Caddick0     
MH Dekkerc Knight b Caddick26     
M Ranchodc Stewart b Gough0     
+WR Jamesc and b Tufnell62     
MD Abramsc Stewart b Gough15     
HH Streakc and b Tufnell25     
D Vaghmariab Gough12     
AR Whittallb Gough7     
HK Olongac Atherton b Gough7     
M Mbangwanot out7     
Extras(2 lb, 6 nb)8
Total(all out, 65.2 overs)188
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Rennie), 2-32 (GJ Whittall), 3-32 (Ranchod), 4-68 (Dekker), 5-104 (Abrams), 6-142 (James), 7-154 (Streak), 8-172 (Vaghmaria), 9-173 (AR Whittall), 10-188 (Olonga)
England XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Caddick12   1382--
Irani7   3260--
Tufnell20   5402--
Croft9   3180--

England XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NV Knightlbw b Olonga8     
*MA Athertonc GJ Whittall b Vaghmaria55     
+AJ Stewartc GJ Whittall b Vaghmaria43     
N Hussainst James b AR Whittall40     
GP Thorpec GJ Whittall b Vaghmaria65     
RC Iraninot out10     
JP Crawleydid not bat      
RDB Croftdid not bat      
D Goughdid not bat      
AR Caddickdid not bat      
PCR Tufnelldid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 3 nb, 1 w)9
Total(5 wickets, declared, 67.3 overs)230
Fall of wickets:
1-10 (Knight), 2-88 (Stewart), 3-121 (Atherton), 4-196 (Hussain), 5-230 (Thorpe)
Matabeleland bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Olonga11   3411--
Mbangwa11   2350--
Rennie10   2320--
GJ Whittall3   0170--
AR Whittall16   3421--

Matabeleland second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Whittallc Caddick b Gough11     
MH Dekkerlbw b Croft104     
M Ranchodlbw b Gough0     
HH Streakb Caddick67     
+WR Jamesc Crawley b Croft7     
MD Abramslbw b Gough6     
*JA Rennienot out30     
D Vaghmariac Stewart b Croft0     
AR Whittallb Gough18     
HK Olongab Gough4     
M Mbangwac Crawley b Croft8     
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(all out, 93.5 overs)261
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (GJ Whittall), 2-20 (Ranchod), 3-176 (Streak), 4-185 (James), 5-198 (Abrams), 6-204 (Dekker), 7-204 (Vaghmaria), 8-241 (AR Whittall), 9-249 (Olonga), 10-261 (Mbangwa, 93.5 ov)
England XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gough24   6755--
Caddick20   7431--
Tufnell20   6620--

--> WR James made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> N Hussain (1) passed 11500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 16
--> JP Crawley (1) passed 9500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 13
--> HH Streak (2) passed 1500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 35
--> RC Irani made his debut in Zimbabwe in First-Class matches