Zimbabwe tour of New Zealand, 1st T20I: New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Auckland, Feb 11, 2012
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
11 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)
  Zimbabwe innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal BRM Taylor* b Bates 3 7 6 0 0 50.00
1.4 big wicket of Zimbabwe's best batsman, he shuffled across to work to leg and it clipped the leg bail, only the slip fielder seemed to be aware to the fact among the New Zealanders 5/1
View dismissal H Masakadza c Franklin b Williamson 53 40 36 3 3 147.22
10.2 comes down the track and goes for his fourth six but can't clear the fielder on the midwicket boundary 78/3
View dismissal F Mutizwa c Guptill b Mills 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
2.5 soft way to end your first international appearance on the tour, Forster goes for nought as he just pops a gentle catch to cover coming forward without proper intent 16/2
View dismissal T Taibu c Bracewell b NL McCullum 27 35 24 3 0 112.50
12.2 Taibu gave himself some room and mistimes the hoy over cover down to long-off 88/4
View dismissal MN Waller c Guptill b Mills 11 17 14 1 0 78.57
14.5 another slower ball wide of off, Waller waits and pulls but can't get any muscle behind it and Guptill runs in from long-on to take a neat, sliding catch 106/5
View dismissal E Chigumbura c Guptill b Bates 48 29 24 3 4 200.00
19.3 no third time lucky for Elton who falls short of fifty after a perky innings, he could not get this carve past long-off, he was on the back foot and it was slightly slower than the first two deliveries 156/7
View dismissal SW Masakadza b Hira 8 11 7 1 0 114.28
17.4 maiden international wicket for Hira as Shingi misses the slog to leg and watches the middle pole get knocked back 135/6
KO Meth not out 6 11 6 0 0 100.00
View dismissal P Utseya c Franklin b Bates 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
19.5 walks across and tries to paddle over his shoulder but can't get it over Franklin at fine leg 157/8
RW Price not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 1) 3
  Total (8 wickets; 20 overs; 82 mins) 159 (7.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets KD Mills 4 0 32 2 8.00
2.5 to Mutizwa, soft way to end your first international appearance on the tour, Forster goes for nought as he just pops a gentle catch to cover coming forward without proper intent 16/2
14.5 to Waller, another slower ball wide of off, Waller waits and pulls but can't get any muscle behind it and Guptill runs in from long-on to take a neat, sliding catch 106/5
View wickets MD Bates 4 0 31 3 7.75
1.4 to Taylor, big wicket of Zimbabwe's best batsman, he shuffled across to work to leg and it clipped the leg bail, only the slip fielder seemed to be aware to the fact among the New Zealanders 5/1
19.3 to Chigumbura, no third time lucky for Elton who falls short of fifty after a perky innings, he could not get this carve past long-off, he was on the back foot and it was slightly slower than the first two deliveries 156/7
19.5 to Utseya, walks across and tries to paddle over his shoulder but can't get it over Franklin at fine leg 157/8
  DAJ Bracewell 4 0 47 0 11.75 (1nb)
View wicket NL McCullum 2 0 11 1 5.50
12.2 to Taibu, Taibu gave himself some room and mistimes the hoy over cover down to long-off 88/4
View wicket RM Hira 4 0 22 1 5.50 (1w)
17.4 to SW Masakadza, maiden international wicket for Hira as Shingi misses the slog to leg and watches the middle pole get knocked back 135/6
  RJ Nicol 1 0 9 0 9.00
View wicket KS Williamson 1 0 6 1 6.00
10.2 to H Masakadza, comes down the track and goes for his fourth six but can't clear the fielder on the midwicket boundary 78/3
  New Zealand innings (target: 160 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RJ Nicol b Jarvis 12 6 8 2 0 150.00
1.3 best possible riposte from the bowler as Nicol charged down once more and missed the heave to leg to see the stumps cleaned out 14/1
MJ Guptill not out 91 74 54 5 6 168.51
View dismissal BB McCullum*† c Chigumbura b Jarvis 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
1.4 not a happy day for the skippers, came down and tried to loft a ball swinging well away from him over the bowler's head and toed it high to mid-off 15/2
View dismissal KS Williamson run out (SW Masakadza) 48 62 38 5 0 126.31
16.3 from SW Masakadza, he defends into the off side and sets off, Shingi picks up and hurls down the stumps at the bowler's end with Kane short by a few inches 152/3
C de Grandhomme not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (w 9) 9
  Total (3 wickets; 16.5 overs; 74 mins) 160 (9.50 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  KO Meth 4 0 34 0 8.50 (2w)
View wickets KM Jarvis 3 0 32 2 10.66 (4w)
1.3 to Nicol, best possible riposte from the bowler as Nicol charged down once more and missed the heave to leg to see the stumps cleaned out 14/1
1.4 to BB McCullum, not a happy day for the skippers, came down and tried to loft a ball swinging well away from him over the bowler's head and toed it high to mid-off 15/2
  SW Masakadza 2.5 0 26 0 9.17 (2w)
  RW Price 4 0 34 0 8.50
  P Utseya 2 0 18 0 9.00 (1w)
  E Chigumbura 1 0 16 0 16.00

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to bat
Series - New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
T20I debuts - MD Bates, C de Grandhomme and RM Hira (New Zealand); KO Meth (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match - MJ Guptill (New Zealand)
Umpires - GAV Baxter and BG Frost
TV umpire - CB Gaffaney
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - BF Bowden

Match Notes


    • 12th Men: TG Southee (NZ) and S Matsikenyeri (Zim)
    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Fielding Restriction Overs: Overs 0.1 - 6.0
    • 50 runs in 6.3 overs (40 balls), Extras 1
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (H Masakadza 30, T Taibu 19, Ex 1)
    • H Masakadza: 50 off 33 balls (3 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • 100 runs in 14.1 overs (86 balls), Extras 1
    • 150 runs in 19.1 overs (116 balls), Extras 3
    • New Zealand innings
    • Fielding Restriction Overs: Overs 0.1 - 6.0
    • 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (MJ Guptill 34, KS Williamson 13, Ex 3)
    • MJ Guptill: 50 off 27 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • 100 runs in 9.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 7
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 63 balls (MJ Guptill 62, KS Williamson 31, Ex 7)
    • 150 runs in 16.2 overs (98 balls), Extras 9
 
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