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Top 5 Best Batting Performances of Grant Flower

Top 5 Best Batting Performances of Grant Flower

Grant Flower has played in 67 Test Matches and 221 ODIs for Zimbabwe. In total he has made over 10,000 international runs and 12 hundreds. Here we take a look at his top 5 best batting performances.

Grant Flower is one half of the most successful duo of brothers to ever play for Zimbabwe. He and Andy Flower are the best batters to ever play for Zimbabwe. He has served Zimbabwe cricket for a long time. He has played in 67 Test Matches for Zimbabwe. In those Matches he has scored 3457 runs at an average of 29.55. He has made 6 Test hundreds and a double hundred. He has also played in 221 ODIs for Zimbabwe and he has made 6571 runs at an average of 33.53. He has made 6 Hundreds In ODIs as well. In total he has made over 10,000 international runs and 12 hundreds.


Let’s look at the Top 5 Best Batting Performances of Grant Flower


1) 201* vs Pakistan (1995)


This was his first Hundred in the test career of Grant Flower and it was his highest score in interested cricket. It came against a very good Pakistan bowling attack and he was not out. He faced 523 balls meaning 87 overs and he only hit 11 fours and 1 six in this innings meaning 50 runs in boundaries. He had to run for 150 of his runs. This one innings by Grant Flower was enough to establish him as the next superstar In world cricket. He was like a rock and as a result Zimbabwe won this test match by an innings and 64 runs.


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2) 104 and 151 vs New Zealand (1997)


This was the match where he hit centuries in both innings of this test match and he was the standout performer in this drawn test match. In the first batting innings of Zimbabwe he made a brilliant 104 from 288 balls. He had a strike rate of 36.11 and he hit 10 fours in the first innings. This was just the start as in the second batting innings he stepped it up a notch. Zimbabwe made 311 in the second innings and Grant Flower made 252 of them. In this mammoth innings he smashed 12 fours and 3 sixes at a very good strike rate of 63. He only took 240 balls to make 151 thus showing that he can also play attacking cricket.


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3) 156* vs Pakistan (1998)


It looks like Grant Flower loved playing against Pakistan as this was his second score above 150 against them in his test career. This innings was special because he was once again not out against them. He played 329 balls in this incredible innings. He hit 13 fours and 2 sixes in this innings meaning 68 runs in boundaries. He had a strike rate of 47 in this Innings and he was opening the batting meaning wickets kept Falling around him but he was standing.


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4) 142* vs Bangladesh (2001)


This is his highest score in ODI Cricket. This innings came against Bangladesh and that is when Bangladesh were coming into cricket. He came to bat at the middle Order and he played a special innings. He only took 128 balls to hit 142* and in this innings he hit 10 fours and 2 sixes meaning 52 runs in boundaries. He liked running between the wickets for his runs. Due to this innings, Zimbabwe won this match easily by 96 runs. Grant Flower was showing that he is as good an ODI player as he is in Test Cricket.


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5) 140 vs Kenya (1999)


In 1999, Kenya was one of the best cricket teams in the world and therefore to smash such a brutal century against them deserves a mention in this list. In this ODI, Zimbabwe were batting first and Grant Flower opened the batting. He made 140 glorious runs in just 123 balls. He hit 12 fours and 6 sixes meaning 84 runs in boundaries. He has a strike rate of 112 in this innings and he absolutely destroyed the Kenya bowling attack. Grant Flower was gaining the respect of the cricket world day by day and due to this innings of his , Zimbabwe won this match by a whopping 202 runs.


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