Zimbabwe v Windies, 2017: 2nd Test – Statistical Highlights

Zimbabwe v Windies, 2017: 2nd Test – Statistical Highlights

Here we look at all the stats and records created in the Test match.

Sikandar Raza Zimbabwe
Sikandar Raza. (Photo Source: Twitter)

A sigh of relief for Jason Holder as the Windies team registered their first Test series win under the young all-rounder but couldn’t finish with 2-0 as the determined batting from Zimbabwe middle and lower-order rescued the home side from yet another defeat. After the departure of Sikandar Raza before the lunch on final day, Regis Chakabva and Graeme Cremer batted out nearly 50 overs to save the game for their side.

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the course of the Test match.

2 – Sikandar Raza became the 2nd player in Test history to score 80 and more in both innings of a Test match and to take a 5-wicket haul. Jacques Kallis scored 110 and 88* in the Cape Town Test in 1999 against Windies and took 5/90 in the 4th innings.

2 – The Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder pair became only the 2nd pair of batsmen batting at No.8 and lower positions to score centuries in the same Test innings. Australia’s Roger Hartigan and Clem Hill scored hundreds batting at No.8 and No.9 against England in 1908 at Adelaide.

5 – Sikandar Raza is the 5th Zimbabwe player to score a fifty and take a 5-fer in the same Test match. The last player for Zimbabwe with this double in a Test was Elton Chigumbura in 2005 against Bangladesh.

20 – Kraig Brathwaite’s batting strike rate of 20 during his 160-ball 32-run innings is the 2nd lowest in a Test innings for Windies in the 21st century. (Min: 30 runs) Chris Gayle had a strike rate of 17.77 during his 32-run knock coming off 180 balls against South Africa in 2001.

22 – This Test match between Zimbabwe and Windies is the first in 23 Test matches to end in a draw. The 22-match streak with a result in Test cricket is the joint longest along with the 22 consecutive games with a result between 1884 and 1892.

26 – Number of consecutive Test matches with a result for Zimbabwe before this game. This is the longest streak for any team in Test cricket with a result. Australia played 23 Tests in a row with a result between 1999 and 2001.

102 – Devendra Bishoo became the 5th Windies spinner to take 100 wickets in Test cricket. He is also the first leg-spinner from Windies to achieve this milestone.

Regis Chakabva
Regis Chakabva. (Photo Source: Twitter)

413 – Number of balls the 8th wicket partnership between Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder lasted for. This is the 4th biggest and the biggest for Windies for the 8th or lower wicket in Test cricket. The 8th wicket stand between Regis Chakabva and Graeme Cremer in the 2nd innings lasted 292 balls which is the longest for the 8th or lower wicket in this format for Zimbabwe.

785 – The 8th wicket pairs in this Test batted 785 balls which is the most in a Test match surpassing 650 balls in Australia-New Zealand Perth Test in 2001. A total of 846 balls were faced by either team in this Test after losing their 7th wicket of the innings which are the 2nd most behind 928 balls in the Nottingham Test between England and India in 2014. (Available data)

2014 – This was Windes’ first Test victory since the home series win against Bangladesh by 2-0 in September 2014. This is also their first away Test series win since defeating Bangladesh in Bangladesh by 2-0 in November 2012.

2071 – Hamilton Masakadza became the 5th Zimbabwe player to score 2000 runs in Test cricket. His 147-run knock in the first innings is his maiden Test century at Bulawayo and overall his 5th in this format. Only Andy Flower (12) and Grant Flower (6) had more Test hundreds for Zimbabwe than Masakadza.