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Harare Sports Club

A small ground, with a capacity of about 10,000, the Sports Club boasts a beautiful Dutch Gable pavilion.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2003 00:27 IST

A small ground, with a capacity of about 10,000 that can be increased by putting in temporary stands, the Sports Club boasts a beautiful Dutch Gable pavilion.

The Harare Sports Club will host three of Zimbabwe’s Pool A contests during the World Cup.

In October 1992 the ground hosted a one-day international for the first time when Zimbabwe faced India.

The first Test match at the ground was played in the same month. In that game, John Traicos, having played for South Africa in 1970, created a new record by playing Test match cricket after an interval of 22 years.

Fourty one-day internationals have been played at the Harare Sports Club — more than at any other ground that will be used for World Cup 2003.

Contests have been very even between teams batting first and second. One match has ended in a tie — that was in February 1995, when Pakistan’s Wasim Akram was caught on the second-last ball of the innings with the scores level on 219.

Two of Zimbabwe’s three matches at the ground will be against England and India, while the third will be against Namibia, a traditional rival of the Zimbabweans in many different sports.

World Cup 2003 Matches

Feb. 103Zimbabwe vs Namibia
Feb. 139Zimbabwe vs England
Feb. 1919Zimbabwe vs India

ODIs at Harare Sports Club, Harare

New Zealand431
South Africa44-
Sri Lanka642
West Indies321

Highest team scores

Score (Overs)ForAgainstDate
303-5 (50.0)SAZim21/10/1995
296-4 (50.0)SLZim6/11/1994
294-7 (50.0)NZZim5/10/1997
290-5 (50.0)ZimSL5/11/1994
290-6 (50.0)WIInd7/07/2001

Lowest team scores

Score (Overs)Forvsdate
103 (30.0)BanZim8/04/2001
105+ (30.0)ZimSL6/11/1994
116 (30.0)ZimAus23/10/1999
118 (30.0)EngZim3/01/1997
+ one batsman absent

Highest individual scores - hundreds

A Flower142*ZimEng7/10/2001
ADR Campbell131*ZimSL5/11/1994
BM McMillan127SAZim21/10/1995
SR Tendulkar122*IndWI4/07/2001
SV Carlisle121*ZimSL18/12/1999
RS Mahanama119*SLZim3/11/1994
RS Mahanama108SLZim5/11/1994
PA de Silva107*SLZim6/11/1994
Saeed Anwar103*PakZim22/02/1995
ADR Campbell103ZimBan8/04/2001
CB Wishart102ZimInd30/09/1998

Best partnerships for each wicket

1stSC Ganguly & SR Tendulkar133IndWI4/07/2001
2ndMG Bevan & RT Ponting157*AusZim24/10/1999
3rdCM Spearman & RG Twose152NZZim27/09/2000
4thMohammad Wasim & Yousuf Youhana144PakZim29/03/1998
5thIjaz Ahmed & Inzamam-ul-Haq152PakZim25/02/1995
6thSS Dighe & RS Sodhi101IndWI7/07/2001
7thA Flower & HH Streak130ZimEng7/10/2001
8thA Flower & HH Streak74ZimEng1/01/1997
9thSS Dighe & DS Mohanty65*IndWI7/07/2001
10thA Flower & DT Mutendera33*ZimAus24/10/1999
10thSG Peall & HH Streak33ZimSL3/11/1994

Best bowling
EA Brandes528ZimEng3/01/1997
GA Hick533EngZim20/02/2000
MJ Hoggard549EngZim7/10/2001

First Published: Jan 23, 2003 19:11 IST