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Zimbabwe tour opener ends in a draw

Published: Friday, November 10, 2000, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Indore: Zimbabwe decided to play it safe batting for 68 minutes after tea, thus ensuring that the three-day match against National Cricket Academy (NCA) XI at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ended in a tame draw.Zimbabwe, who resumed at their overnight score of 84 for two, batted on till 68 minutes after tea before declaring at 320 for five. National Cricket Academy XI ended the final day on 42 for one after being set a target of 320 to win in 11 overs.The Zimbabweans decided to give their batsmen some batting practice ahead of the Test matches rather than setting a challenging target to NCA. Andy Flower, who along with Alistair Campbell is Zimbabweans main batsman came into timely form after failing in the first innings making a century before retiring to let the other batsmen have a go at the bowlers on a pitch, which was still playing true.UNI

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