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Fact-file: A statistical look at India v Zimbabwe in ODIs


Cricketnext Staff
Jul 22, 2013 at 02:04pm IST

Ahead of the five-match ODI series starting July 24, we present a statistical overview of India-Zimbabwe matches, including records, achievements and trivia from 1993-2010.

Overall, India have played Zimbabwe 52 times in ODI cricket, winning 39 and losing ten matches for a win-loss percentage of 3.90. The two teams have contested two ties - the first at Indore in 1993 and the second at Paarl in 1997.

India's record v Zimbabwe: M 51, W 39, L 10, T 2, NR 0, W/L 3.9 Zimbabwe's record v India: M 51, W 10, L 39, T 2, NR 0, W/L 0.25

Fact-file: A statistical look at India v Zimbabwe in ODIs

Andy Flower is Zimbabwe's most successful batsman against India, and is also one half of his country's best partnership against the same team.

Here are some statistical nuggets of India v Zimbabwe in ODIs:

*India's longest unbeaten streak against Zimbabwe is 10 - between March 16, 2002 and September 4, 2005.

*Zimbabwe have won the last two ODIs against India - at Bulawayo on May 28, 2010 and June 3, 2010.

*India's highest total against Zimbabwe is 333 for 6 posted at Guwahati on March 19, 2002.

*India's lowest total against Zimbabwe (all out) is 168 at Bulawayo on February 15, 1997.

*Zimbabwe's highest total against India is 289 for 4 posted at Bulawayo on May 28, 2010.

*Zimbabwe's lowest total against India is 65 at Harare on August 29, 2005.

*Andy Flower is the leading run-getter for Zimbabwe against India with 1298 at 40.56 from 35 innings.

*Six Zimbabweans have scored ODI centuries against India - Andy Flower (145), Alistair Campbell (105*), Grant Flower (102), Stuart Carlisle (109), Craig Wishart (102) and Sean Ervine (100).

*Heath Streak has the most wickets for Zimbabwe against India - 39 from 35 matches.

*The best bowling figures for a Zimbabwean against India in is Streak's 5 for 32 at Bulawayo on February 15, 1997.

*Ajit Agarkar (45 wickets from 26 games) is India's most successful bowler against Zimbabwe.

*Sourav Ganguly has the best analysis for an Indian bowler against Zimbabwe - 5 for 34 at Kanpur on December 11, 2000.

*Sachin Tendulkar has the most runs for an Indian against Zimbabwe - 1377 at 49.17 from 33 innings.

*Tendulkar has the most centuries against India (5), followed by Ganguly (3).

*Tendulkar has the most match (8) and series (2) awards against Zimbabwe.

*The leading partnership pair for India v Zimbabwe is Tendulkar and Ganguly with 806 from 20 innings, including three century stands.

*The highest partnership for India v Zimbabwe is 275* between Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja at Cuttack on April 9, 1998. This was for the fourth wicket.

*The highest partnership for Zimbabwe is 202 for the fourth wicket between Carlisle and Ervine at Adelaide on January 24, 2004.

*The Flower brothers are the most successful partnership pair for Zimbabwe with 804 runs from 16 innings.

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