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India vs Zimbabwe Royal Stag Cup Test Series 2005

The India and Zimbabwe Test series will be called the Royal Stag Cup. Till date Royal Stag has used several international cricketers as brand endorsers, but this is the first time the company has forayed into tournament sponsorship. In addition to the Test Series, Royal Stag is also the Associate Sponsor of the current Triangular One Day series featuring India, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

India - Zimbabwe Test Cricket Series 2005

India - Zimbabwe Test Series

India and Zimbabwe come together to face each other in a test series for the 1st time after the tests held in February 2002. A lot has changed since then, the faces in both the teams being just one of them. Out of the 9 matches played between these countries, 5 have been won by India whereas the Zimbabweans won 2, the rest being drawn. Will India continue to lord over the Zimbabweans, or will the underdogs come out winners this time around? The action starts on the 13th of September at the Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo and will continue through September 20th to 24th at the Harare Sports Club, Harare.

Zimbabwe sweat on Streak

Recovering from an operation last weekend Terrence Duffin, Sean Williams and Charles Coventry, all from Matabeleland and Mashonaland medium pace bowler Waddington Mwayenga were named in Zimbabwe's 13-man squad for the first Test against India at Bulawayo starting on Tuesday. Of the quartet, Duffin, Coventry and Williams are likely to make their Test debuts while Mwayenga might have to wait as Zimbabwe look set to go into the match with three seamers and two spinners. Duffin is set to open the batting with Dion Ebrahim who impressed the selectors with his superb 169 against the Indians.
Zimbabwe's main worry is the fitness of their vice-captain and pace bowler Heath Streak, the only Zimbabwean bowler with the ability to trouble world-class batsmen. Streak underwent a minor operation last Saturday to remove a blood clot on his left shin after a ball hit him during the opening match of the Videocon Cup against New Zealand. Zimbabwe Team: Tatenda Taibu (capt/wkt), Andy Blignaut, Charles Coventry, Keith Dabengwa, Terence Duffin, Dion Ebrahim, Blessing Mahwire, Hamilton Masakadza, Waddington Mwayenga, Heath Streak (vice-captain), Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams.

Dravid keen on India dominating Test series

'We have got to play good cricket, focus on ourselves and not worry about the opposition'
India would emerge as the runaway winners if they play to their potential and not worry about Zimbabwe - their opponents - in the upcoming two-match Test series, according to Rahul Dravid , their vice-captain.
"If we play good cricket, we should win," Dravid said in the run-up to the first Test beginning on Tuesday. "We have got to play good cricket, focus on ourselves and not worry about the opposition. It is very important from our point of view to win the Tests against Zimbabwe and win them well." Dravid acknowledged the quality of Heath Streak and Tatenda Taibu in the opposition ranks but also admitted that they knew little about the rest of Zimbabwe team. "Streak and Taibu have been around for a while, they have got some experience. But, to be honest, we don't know much about the other cricketers." India Team: G Gambhir, V Sehwag, R Dravid, V V S Laxman, S C Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, K K D Karthik, I K Pathan, A Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan. India Cricket Live

Sourav renamed Indian captain

The BCCI on Friday recalled Sourav Ganguly as India's cricket captain for the forthcoming Zimbabwe tour. Ganguly, 33, replaces Rahul Dravid who led the Indian team in the recent tri-series in Sri Lanka where India lost to Sri Lanka in the final. Ganguly had recently completed 10,000 runs in one-day internationals during the tri-series in Sri Lanka.
Ganguly, who took over as captain in 2000, has led India to a record 19 wins in 47 Tests. He lost 13 matches while 15 were drawn. In 142 one-dayers as captain, Ganguly has posted 73 victories, lost 64 while five ended in no-results. The Zimbabwe tour will comprise a limited-overs tri-series that features New Zealand as the third team. India will also play two test matches against Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Board XI v Indians 3-day match

Plenty of Batting Practice for India

India compiled 572 for nine declared on the final day as their three-day warm-up match against a Zimbabwe Board XI ended in a draw on Saturday. Both Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly batted twice after retiring during the final day. Dravid, who was on 102 not out overnight, did not come out to bat at the start of the day's play, Ganguly taking his place at the wicket. But the Indian captain had scored just two when he retired hurt due to pain in his right forearm. Ganguly returned later in the day and scored 46, while Dravid returned to the crease after the fall of the ninth wicket and took his score to 108 not out before the declaration came at the tea interval.
The morning session was a profitable one for the Zimbabwean bowlers, with India slipping from their overnight score of 365 for two to 399 for seven, before Dinesh Kaarthick (40) and Anil Kumble (61) added 78 for the eighth wicket. Leg-spinner Graeme Cremer was the most successful Zimbabwe Board XI bowler, taking four for 148 in 30 overs. The Zimbabwe Board XI batted for 18 overs in their second innings before play was called off an hour before the scheduled close. The home side scored 96 for one, with captain Hamilton Masakadza hitting 10 fours and a six as he raced to 58 not out off just 46 balls, although India were not using their frontline bowlers. Brendan Taylor finished on 34 not out. Greg Chappell - Sourav Ganguly spat starts here
Day one: Indian coach Greg Chappell went in for the toss with Hamilton Masakadza, the opposing captain. Ganguly has said that he felt insulted by Chappell going for the toss without informing him. However, sources say that Ganguly was told that the coach was doing the honours.
Day two: Virender Sehwag , Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid toyed with the bowling to carve out facile centuries. Ganguly sought Chappell's advice on how to come out of his batting slump, and is told India would be better served if the captain stepped down and concentrated on his batting. Scores at the end of the day - India 365/2 (Sehwag 123, Gambhir 126, Dravid 102 batting).
Day three: It was Ganguly, and not Dravid, the overnight unbeaten man, who accompanied VVS Laxman to the crease when play resumed on Day Three. Ganguly soon retired with what he said was a sharp pain in his left elbow. Chappell in his now famous e-mail, said Ganguly retired because he was having problems facing the new ball. Ganguly resumed batting after the fall of the sixth wicket (Chappell: "and the ball becoming old") and reached a tedious 46 in about two hours. Kumble was unlikely batting hero of the day with a scintillating 61 off 75 balls with 11 fours and a six. But it overall was a disappointing day for India since most of its middle order batsmen -- Laxman, Yuvraj Singh and Md Kaif -- failed to get going.

Scores:

Zimbabwe Board XI 294 for nine declared (Dion Ebrahim 169, Keith Dabengwa 60; Anil Kumble five for 48) & 96/1 (Masakadza not out 58).
India 572 for nine declared (Gautam Gambhir 126, Virender Sehwag 123, Rahul Dravid 108 not out; Graeme Cremer four for 148). Match drawn. Zimbabwe Board XI Team: BRM Taylor, T Duffin, V Sibanda, DD Ebrahim, H Masakadza, CJ Chibhabha, CK Coventry, SC Williams, KM Dabengwa, W Mwayenga, AJ Ireland, AG Cremer, A Mwayenga.

Indians Team: V Sehwag, G Gambhir, R Dravid, VVS Laxman, SC Ganguly, M Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, KKD Karthik, A Kumble, Z Khan, L Balaji, IK Pathan.

Zimbabwe vs India 1st Test match at Bulawayo

Day One: Zimbabwe 265-7

Zimbabwe's batsmen provided stiff opposition to India's bowlers on the first day of the Bulawayo Test. The hosts reached 265-7 at stumps with skipper Tatenda Taibu unbeaten on 61 and Terry Duffin hitting 56 on debut. Left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan was the most successful of India's bowlers with 3-68 while Irfan Pathan and Anil Kumble each collected two wickets.

Day two: Zimbabwe 279; India 325-3

VVS Laxman compiled an unbeaten century to put India in control of the first Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Laxman was 125 not out at close of play after hitting 18 fours in his 186-ball innings, with India 325-3 in reply to the home side's 279 all out. He shared a stand of 130 with Rahul Dravid , who made 77 before he became the third victim of Blessing Mahwire. India made a flying start in reply as Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir put on 88 in 16 overs but Sehwag was bowled with the last ball before lunch as he played across the line to a straight one.
Irfan Pathan took 5-58 in Zimbabwe's first innings as home skipper Tatenda Taibu ran out of partners on 71. They managed to add only 14 to their overnight total at the start of play as Pathan polished off the tail.

Day three: Zimbabwe 279 & 67-6; India 554

India's left-arm seamer Irfan Pathan left Zimbabwe facing a heavy defeat as they ended day three of the first Test on 67-6 in their second innings. Pathan, who took 5-58 in the first innings, added 4-24 on Thursday, after India had been bowled out for 554. It all means the hosts are still 208 runs behind and look likely to lose by an innings at some point on day four.
Earlier, India skipper Sourav Ganguly collected his 12th Test century and went past 5,000 Test runs. Ganguly, who earlier put on 97 for the seventh wicket with Pathan (52), was caught off Gavin Ewing after a 262-ball knock that included 10 fours and earned him 101 runs. The visitors, 325-3 overnight, added just 71 runs in the first session with VVS Laxman going early for 140.

Day four: Zimbabwe 279 & 185 lost to India 554 by an innings and 90 runs

India thrashed Zimbabwe by an innings and 90 runs in Bulawayo despite a brave lower-order resistance from the hosts on day four of the first Test.
Resuming on 67-6 and still 208 runs shy of making India bat again, Zimbabwe managed 185 in their second innings with skipper Tatenda Taibu making 52. Harbhajan Singh finished off the tail to return figures of 4-59. India's left-arm paceman Irfan Pathan was named Man of the Match for his match haul of 9-111. The second and final Test gets under way in Harare on Tuesday.

Scores:

India beat Zimbabwe by an innings and 90 runs
Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat
279 all out (98.5 overs)
185 all out (47.5 overs)
554 all out (151.3 overs)

Zimbabwe 1st Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
B R M Taylor c G Gambhir b Z Khan
13
32 1 0
T Duffin lbw b I K Pathan
56
130 8 0
H Masakadza c K K D Karthik b Z Khan
14
17 3 0
D D Ebrahim c and b I K Pathan
24
82 2 0
T Taibu not out
 
71
158 6 1
H H Streak c R Dravid b A Kumble
27
88 2 0
C K Coventry lbw b A Kumble
2
10 0 0
A M Blignaut lbw b Z Khan
4
33 0 0
K M Dabengwa c V V S Laxman b I K Pathan
35
44 6 1
G M Ewing lbw b I K Pathan
0
1 0 0
N B Mahwire
 
b I K Pathan
4
16 0 0
Extras
 
20nb 1w 1b 7lb 29
 
Total
 
all out 279
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
I K Pathan 18.5 3 58 5
Z Khan 22.0 5 74 3
S C Ganguly 1.0 1 0 0
A Kumble 26.0 7 71 2
Harbhajan Singh 26.0 5 55 0
V Sehwag 5.0 1 13 0
Fall of wicket
 
25 B R M Taylor
45 H Masakadza
119 T Duffin
124 D D Ebrahim
192 H H Streak
197 C K Coventry
210 A M Blignaut
269 K M Dabengwa
269 G M Ewing
279 N B Mahwire

India 1st Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
G Gambhir c B R M Taylor b N B Mahwire
46
59 6 0
V Sehwag
 
b N B Mahwire
44
48 6 1
R Dravid c B R M Taylor b N B Mahwire
77
117 10 0
V V S Laxman run out
 
140
221 21 0
S C Ganguly c T Duffin b G M Ewing
101
262 10 0
Yuvraj Singh
 
b K M Dabengwa
12
20 2 0
K K D Karthik c T Taibu b A M Blignaut
1
6 0 0
I K Pathan c and b K M Dabengwa
52
103 6 0
A Kumble c C K Coventry b K M Dabengwa
17
44 3 0
Harbhajan Singh c C K Coventry b N B Mahwire
37
18 4 3
Z Khan not out
 
13
14 0 1
Extras
 
4nb 3w 7lb 14
 
Total
 
all out 554
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
H H Streak 26.0 3 91 0
N B Mahwire 25.3 4 92 4
A M Blignaut 19.0 2 96 1
K M Dabengwa 39.0 7 127 3
G M Ewing 42.0 5 141 1
Fall of wicket
 
88 V Sehwag
98 G Gambhir
228 R Dravid
356 V V S Laxman
372 Yuvraj Singh
379 K K D Karthik
476 I K Pathan
502 S C Ganguly
522 A Kumble
554 Harbhajan Singh

Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
B R M Taylor lbw b I K Pathan
4
4 1 0
T Duffin
 
b Z Khan
2
6 0 0
H Masakadza c A Kumble b I K Pathan
2
12 0 0
D D Ebrahim
 
b I K Pathan
1
13 0 0
T Taibu c K K D Karthik b A Kumble
52
83 8 0
H H Streak lbw b I K Pathan
0
1 0 0
C K Coventry c G Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh
24
27 4 0
A M Blignaut
 
b Harbhajan Singh
26
40 3 0
K M Dabengwa lbw b Harbhajan Singh
16
30 3 0
G M Ewing lbw b Harbhajan Singh
34
47 7 0
N B Mahwire not out
 
13
31 0 0
Extras
 
7nb 2w 2b 11
 
Total
 
all out 185
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
I K Pathan 12.0 4 53 4
Z Khan 8.0 1 28 1
Harbhajan Singh 15.5 1 59 4
A Kumble 12.0 2 43 1
Fall of wicket
 
4 B R M Taylor
9 H Masakadza
9 T Duffin
16 D D Ebrahim
18 H H Streak
67 C K Coventry
110 A M Blignaut
130 T Taibu
138 K M Dabengwa
185 G M Ewing

Umpires: Aleem Dar, D J Harper
Zimbabwe: T Duffin, B R M Taylor, H Masakadza, T Taibu, D D Ebrahim, C K Coventry, H H Streak, A M Blignaut, G M Ewing, N B Mahwire, K M Dabengwa
India: G Gambhir, V Sehwag, R Dravid, V V S Laxman, S C Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, K K D Karthik, I K Pathan, A Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan


Zimbabwe vs India 2nd Test match at Harare

Day one: Zimbabwe 161; India 195-1

Pace bowler Irfan Pathan produced the best figures of his Test career as India dominated the opening day against Zimbabwe in Harare. Pathan took 7-59 as the home side were bowled out for 161 after being put in by India captain Sourav Ganguly. And the tourists replied by reaching 195-1 at the close, with opener Gautam Gambhir just five short of a century.

Day two: Zimbabwe 161 & 39-4; India 366

Zimbabwe appear to be hurtling towards an innings defeat in the second Test against India in Harare. After two days, the hosts were reeling on 39-4 in their second innings trailing overall by 166 runs after India produced a total of 366. Heath Streak was the star of the day, the Zimbabwe bowler taking 6-73. Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir were both dismissed in the nineties, deceived by Streak's fellow new ball bowler Blessing Mahwhire. There was a failure, meanwhile, for Sourav Ganguly (16), who gave Waddington Mwayenga his maiden Test wicket.

Day three: Zimbabwe 161 & 223; India 366 & 21-0

Irfan Pathan produced another quality performance as India completed a 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the the second Test in Harare. Pathan took 5-67 for match figures of 12-126 as the home side were bowled out for 223, a lead of only 17 runs. Zimbabwe at least escaped an innings defeat thanks to Hamilton Masakadza (71) and Andy Blignaut (84 not out), who shared a stand of 116. But India reached 21-0 to wrap up a 2-0 series win with two days to spare. Irfan Pathan ended up with match figures of 12-126

Scores:

India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets
India won the toss and decided to field
161 all out (44.2 overs)
223 all out (55.0 overs)
366 all out (107.4 overs)
19 for 0 (2.2 overs)

Zimbabwe 1st Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
B R M Taylor c R Dravid b I K Pathan
4
3 1 0
T Duffin c V V S Laxman b I K Pathan
12
30 2 0
D D Ebrahim c K K D Karthik b Z Khan
14
32 1 0
T Taibu c K K D Karthik b I K Pathan
0
2 0 0
H Masakadza lbw b I K Pathan
27
70 4 0
H H Streak c G Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh
14
42 1 0
C K Coventry c R Dravid b Harbhajan Singh
37
32 4 1
A M Blignaut c K K D Karthik b I K Pathan
13
27 1 0
K M Dabengwa c V V S Laxman b I K Pathan
18
20 3 0
N B Mahwire lbw b I K Pathan
1
3 0 0
W Mwayenga not out
 
14
7 1 1
Extras
 
2nb 1w 1b 3lb 7
 
Total
 
all out 161
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
I K Pathan 15.2 4 59 7
Z Khan 7.0 1 24 1
S C Ganguly 4.0 2 10 0
A Kumble 7.0 1 19 0
Harbhajan Singh 11.0 3 45 2
Fall of wicket
 
4 B R M Taylor
31 T Duffin
31 D D Ebrahim
31 T Taibu
75 H H Streak
79 H Masakadza
122 A M Blignaut
136 C K Coventry
138 N B Mahwire
161 K M Dabengwa

India 1st Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
G Gambhir c T Taibu b N B Mahwire
97
131 17 0
V Sehwag c T Taibu b H H Streak
44
44 7 0
R Dravid
 
b N B Mahwire
98
237 14 0
V V S Laxman lbw b H H Streak
8
20 2 0
S C Ganguly c T Taibu b W Mwayenga
16
50 2 0
Yuvraj Singh
 
b H H Streak
25
70 3 0
K K D Karthik
 
b H H Streak
1
11 0 0
I K Pathan c C K Coventry b H H Streak
32
45 7 0
A Kumble c D D Ebrahim b H H Streak
8
24 2 0
Harbhajan Singh not out
 
13
22 2 0
Z Khan c T Taibu b A M Blignaut
3
9 0 0
Extras
 
8nb 2b 11lb 21
 
Total
 
all out 366
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
H H Streak 32.0 10 73 6
N B Mahwire 26.0 5 86 2
A M Blignaut 19.4 1 80 1
W Mwayenga 21.0 6 79 1
K M Dabengwa 9.0 1 35 0
Fall of wicket
 
75 V Sehwag
198 G Gambhir
219 V V S Laxman
245 S C Ganguly
302 Yuvraj Singh
306 R Dravid
318 K K D Karthik
342 A Kumble
361 I K Pathan
366 Z Khan

Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
B R M Taylor lbw b I K Pathan
4
17 0 0
T Duffin c R Dravid b I K Pathan
10
13 2 0
D D Ebrahim c Yuvraj Singh b Z Khan
3
15 0 0
H Masakadza lbw b I K Pathan
71
127 8 1
T Taibu c A Kumble b Z Khan
1
7 0 0
H H Streak c V V S Laxman b Z Khan
8
18 0 0
C K Coventry c S C Ganguly b I K Pathan
25
24 6 0
A M Blignaut not out
 
84
93 8 4
K M Dabengwa c K K D Karthik b I K Pathan
0
3 0 0
N B Mahwire
 
b A Kumble
0
6 0 0
W Mwayenga lbw b Z Khan
1
10 0 0
Extras
 
3nb 2w 5b 6lb 16
 
Total
 
all out 223
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
I K Pathan 19.0 2 67 5
Z Khan 19.0 4 58 4
Harbhajan Singh 5.0 0 27 0
A Kumble 11.0 3 52 1
S C Ganguly 1.0 0 8 0
Fall of wicket
 
13 T Duffin
18 B R M Taylor
18 D D Ebrahim
21 T Taibu
42 H H Streak
85 C K Coventry
201 H Masakadza
201 K M Dabengwa
202 N B Mahwire
223 W Mwayenga

India 2nd Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
G Gambhir not out
 
1
3 0 0
V Sehwag not out
 
14
11 3 0
Extras
 
4b 4
 
Total
 
for 0 19
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
A M Blignaut 1.2 0 6 0
N B Mahwire 1.0 0 9 0
Fall of wicket
 

Umpires: Aleem Dar, D J Harper
Zimbabwe: T Duffin, B R M Taylor, H Masakadza, T Taibu, D D Ebrahim, C K Coventry, H H Streak, A M Blignaut, W Mwayenga, N B Mahwire, K M Dabengwa
India: G Gambhir, V Sehwag, R Dravid, V V S Laxman, S C Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, K K D Karthik, I K Pathan, A Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan


Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.