Rare Picture of Cricket, 9 fielders in Slips

Bookmark Rare Picture of Cricket, 9 fielders in Slips

56585ff821efe0f7a2069540c7ed9d34Fair use is claimed as the 9 slip cordon field (max in cricket) is a very rare occurrence. For the last time this was happened in an ODI series between Australia and Zimbabwe – a classic case of ruthless extermination, if there was one. In the second match of the series at Harare on 23rd October, 1999, with Damien Fleming bowling to David Mutendra (No. 11 batsman), Steve Waugh decided to try his mental disintegration and packed the slip cordon with 9 fielders.

This was the first and to date only time that such a field setting has been employed in ODI cricket



Match Result

Zimbabwe 116 (all out; 37.3 overs; 151 mins)

Australia 117 (1 wicket; 28.3 overs; 112 mins)

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 129 balls remaining)

Player of the match : DW Fleming (Australia), Series : Australia led the 3-match series 2-0

Click here to view the Total scorecard


Such a tactic had been used earlier in a test match by Greg Chappell against New Zealand. At that time the bowler was Dennis Lillee and the batsman was not a tailender, but the top order batsman Glenn Turner.


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