New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe, Only Test: Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Nov 1-5, 2011
1,2,3,4,5 November 2011 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill c Taibu b Masakadza 109 323 236 11 2 46.18
81.4 caught at midwicket, would you believe it! Masakadza pitched the ball in the middle of the pitch and it sat up for Guptill to smash anywhere. He went back and pulled it flat but hit it straight to Taibu in the circle. A fortunate wicket for Zimbabwe 247/3
View dismissal BB McCullum b Jarvis 14 44 27 2 0 51.85
10.4 Bowled him! McCullum has played on. The length was short and the line was outside off stump, McCullum wanted to pull it and in trying to drag the ball towards the leg side from wide outside off, he got a bottom edge on to his stumps. He has thrown away an opportunity to score big on a flat batting pitch 40/1
View dismissal KS Williamson run out (Price/†Chakabva) 49 101 92 6 0 53.26
37.3 from Price, that is a freakish run-out. Williamson had come out of his crease to push the ball back at Price who picked up with his left hand and threw the ball back at the batsman's end. Williamson tried to evade the ball at the same time as he took a stride back to make his crease. His stride wasn't long enough and his boot was on the line when Chakabva broke the stumps. What an odd dismissal. Williamson should have tried to slide his bat in instead of taking a long backward step. 115/2
View dismissal LRPL Taylor* c †Chakabva b Ncube 76 227 165 9 0 46.06
91.5 what a gift from Taylor. Ncube will take it. It is his maiden Test wicket, and he dives in celebration like a footballer would after scoring a goal. This is a wide half-volley, if he was playing snooker, he would need the "rest cue" to reach it. Taylor, though, goes after it, and the best he manages after reaching out is an edge 275/4
View dismissal BJ Watling c †Chakabva b Mpofu 39 136 96 5 0 40.62
112.6 Lovely delivery, lovely catch. This pitch, a sleeping beauty, stuns you once in a while. Short of a length, outside off, he is shaping to cut at it, but it jumps off and nips back in. The ball hits the bat rather than the bat hit ball. Then Chakabva, who has been wrong-foooted, changes direction and dives to his right to catch him 320/5
View dismissal DG Brownlie c Taylor b Price 63 154 133 7 0 47.36
131.4 Price has frustrated Brownlie into playing this slow-sweep. After three dots, Brownlie clears the front leg to try and hit a length ball over midwicket. He is not close enough to cover the turn, the ball turns sharply, takes a thick edge to Taylor at slip. Price is thrilled 401/6
View dismissal DL Vettori c Taylor b Mpofu 40 89 58 5 1 68.96
136.5 Vettori is gone. Zimbabwe have broken through both the men who were scoring quick. Another offcutter from Mpofu. length ball outside off, Vettori moves across, then looks to flick this to leg. The movement takes the leading edge, and is taken by Taylor at first slip 407/7
RA Young not out 9 53 35 1 0 25.71
View dismissal DAJ Bracewell b Mpofu 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
138.1 Lovely sight for a fast bowler. To break through a defensive shot and send a stump cartwheeling. And that's a duck on debut for Bracewell. He presses forward to defend this, the length ball pitches just outside off, nips back in, and through the gate. Mpofu and Price get into their third heel-to-heel celebration of the day 407/8
View dismissal JS Patel c Mawoyo b Mpofu 12 18 17 1 1 70.58
142.5 there it is. Get ready for Marto. Patel does the honourable thing by lobbing this slower ball to cover. Just couldn't check the shot well enough after being deceived by the change of pace. Price and Mpofu do The Dance again 425/9
View dismissal CS Martin b Price 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
143.3 Oh cruelty. Quicker, flatter, doesn't turn much, stays low, and squeezes under the bat of the great man. Martin tucks the bat under his arm and walks off. That's duck No. 30 426/10
Extras (b 7, lb 3, w 2, nb 3) 15
  Total (all out; 143.3 overs; 582 mins) 426 (2.96 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket KM Jarvis 28 6 98 1 3.50 130 14 0 (3nb, 1w)
10.4 to McCullum, Bowled him! McCullum has played on. The length was short and the line was outside off stump, McCullum wanted to pull it and in trying to drag the ball towards the leg side from wide outside off, he got a bottom edge on to his stumps. He has thrown away an opportunity to score big on a flat batting pitch 40/1
View wicket N Ncube 25 4 80 1 3.20 116 11 0
91.5 to Taylor, what a gift from Taylor. Ncube will take it. It is his maiden Test wicket, and he dives in celebration like a footballer would after scoring a goal. This is a wide half-volley, if he was playing snooker, he would need the "rest cue" to reach it. Taylor, though, goes after it, and the best he manages after reaching out is an edge 275/4
View wickets CB Mpofu 34 10 92 4 2.70 160 10 0 (1w)
112.6 to Watling, Lovely delivery, lovely catch. This pitch, a sleeping beauty, stuns you once in a while. Short of a length, outside off, he is shaping to cut at it, but it jumps off and nips back in. The ball hits the bat rather than the bat hit ball. Then Chakabva, who has been wrong-foooted, changes direction and dives to his right to catch him 320/5
136.5 to Vettori, Vettori is gone. Zimbabwe have broken through both the men who were scoring quick. Another offcutter from Mpofu. length ball outside off, Vettori moves across, then looks to flick this to leg. The movement takes the leading edge, and is taken by Taylor at first slip 407/7
138.1 to Bracewell, Lovely sight for a fast bowler. To break through a defensive shot and send a stump cartwheeling. And that's a duck on debut for Bracewell. He presses forward to defend this, the length ball pitches just outside off, nips back in, and through the gate. Mpofu and Price get into their third heel-to-heel celebration of the day 407/8
142.5 to Patel, there it is. Get ready for Marto. Patel does the honourable thing by lobbing this slower ball to cover. Just couldn't check the shot well enough after being deceived by the change of pace. Price and Mpofu do The Dance again 425/9
View wickets RW Price 42.3 7 118 2 2.77 192 10 4
131.4 to Brownlie, Price has frustrated Brownlie into playing this slow-sweep. After three dots, Brownlie clears the front leg to try and hit a length ball over midwicket. He is not close enough to cover the turn, the ball turns sharply, takes a thick edge to Taylor at slip. Price is thrilled 401/6
143.3 to Martin, Oh cruelty. Quicker, flatter, doesn't turn much, stays low, and squeezes under the bat of the great man. Martin tucks the bat under his arm and walks off. That's duck No. 30 426/10
View wicket H Masakadza 11 4 20 1 1.81 55 2 0
81.4 to Guptill, caught at midwicket, would you believe it! Masakadza pitched the ball in the middle of the pitch and it sat up for Guptill to smash anywhere. He went back and pulled it flat but hit it straight to Taibu in the circle. A fortunate wicket for Zimbabwe 247/3
  MN Waller 3 0 8 0 2.66 11 0 0
  Zimbabwe 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TMK Mawoyo c Watling b Vettori 5 52 43 0 0 11.62
12.5 this could be out on two counts. Another arm ball, short of a length, Tino goes back, the ball follows him, hits the back pad in front of middle, and then the bat, and is caught by short leg. Not sure whether he has been given out lbw or caught pad-bat, but that he was a goner there is no doubt 24/1
View dismissal V Sibanda c Taylor b Brownlie 93 237 193 11 1 48.18
61.6 Oh Vusi. He has thrown it away after batting so well. He was so close to a maiden Test century. This was short, this was wide, he could have hit it anywhere, but he did so to the only man in the vicinity, Taylor at gully. What's more? This is Brownlie's first wicket in all official cricket 159/3
View dismissal H Masakadza b Bracewell 22 99 85 1 0 25.88
41.6 whoa! Just as we thought he was letting him leave too many deliveries, Bracewell has made Hami look a bit silly. Looks like another innocuous delivery outside off, which Hami leaves alone. But by now he has become a bit nonchalant about the leaves and doesn't cover the stumps well. The ball jags back in to hit the top of off. Maiden Test wicket for Doug 83/2
View dismissal BRM Taylor* lbw b Vettori 50 113 75 3 2 66.66
72.4 Vettori has got his man on the sweep. Taylor was lucky to survive before lunch, but might be unlucky to be walking off now. This was a length ball, pitched in line with middle, and didn't holds its line. The angle could have taken it down, but Erasmus sends Taylor on his way 193/4
View dismissal T Taibu c Patel b Vettori 20 38 47 2 0 42.55
74.5 what a soft wicket. Zimbabwe have managed top somehow stumble. Having played four dots - just four dots - Taibu charges at Vettori, gets to the pitch of the ball, and chips it straight down mid-on's throat. He is left fuming midpitch after this poor shot. He knows this was easier than catching practice. Earlier too when Vettori bowled a tight over, Taobu played a cross-batted swipe. This time he couldn't survive his own impatience 198/5
MN Waller not out 72 191 133 9 1 54.13
View dismissal RW Chakabva run out (†Young/Bracewell) 37 136 115 3 0 32.17
110.3 from Vettori, too full, too straight, deflected behind square, but he has come back for what seems like a suicidal second. Yes, the replays confirm yet another soft dismissal. This went to the right of deep square, Chakabva came back for the second, Bracewell with his long limbs swooped on the ball and let go a flat throw in one motion. Caught well short 284/6
View dismissal RW Price lbw b Vettori 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
112.3 Price is a goner. No. 349 for Daniel Luca Vettori. Price caught back to a full and fast delivery. he makes it worse by shuffling across. Hit shin high. That's out any day of the week 286/7
View dismissal KM Jarvis c Taylor b Martin 6 20 20 1 0 30.00
117.5 No. 200 for Martin. he has finally done it. Good on ya, Chris. Short of a length, not too wide, but Jarvis has not moved his back foot at all, and cuts at it. Taylor accepts the sharp chance, and everybody shakes the Phantom's hand. An unassuming smile on the ghost's face. Bordering on the shy 299/8
View dismissal CB Mpofu c Williamson b Vettori 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
118.5 this is not smart batting from Waller at all. He exposed Mpofu for five balls, and Vettori got him off the fourth. Quick and straight, Mpofu pushes forward in hope, gets an inside edge onto the pad. Caught at short leg. No. 350 now for Vettori, and a five-for too 300/9
View dismissal N Ncube b Martin 3 12 10 0 0 30.00
121.5 Timber. The ghost gets to 201. Just the ball for a tailender. Length ball, swinging in, hits the pad in front of leg, and then hits the stumps, New Zealand have done well in this session, and go back with a 113-run lead 313/10
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 121.5 overs; 461 mins) 313 (2.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets CS Martin 25.5 6 74 2 2.86 121 9 0
117.5 to Jarvis, No. 200 for Martin. he has finally done it. Good on ya, Chris. Short of a length, not too wide, but Jarvis has not moved his back foot at all, and cuts at it. Taylor accepts the sharp chance, and everybody shakes the Phantom's hand. An unassuming smile on the ghost's face. Bordering on the shy 299/8
121.5 to Ncube, Timber. The ghost gets to 201. Just the ball for a tailender. Length ball, swinging in, hits the pad in front of leg, and then hits the stumps, New Zealand have done well in this session, and go back with a 113-run lead 313/10
View wicket DAJ Bracewell 23 12 51 1 2.21 120 8 0 (1nb, 1w)
41.6 to Masakadza, whoa! Just as we thought he was letting him leave too many deliveries, Bracewell has made Hami look a bit silly. Looks like another innocuous delivery outside off, which Hami leaves alone. But by now he has become a bit nonchalant about the leaves and doesn't cover the stumps well. The ball jags back in to hit the top of off. Maiden Test wicket for Doug 83/2
View wickets DL Vettori 43 13 70 5 1.62 219 6 0
12.5 to Mawoyo, this could be out on two counts. Another arm ball, short of a length, Tino goes back, the ball follows him, hits the back pad in front of middle, and then the bat, and is caught by short leg. Not sure whether he has been given out lbw or caught pad-bat, but that he was a goner there is no doubt 24/1
72.4 to Taylor, Vettori has got his man on the sweep. Taylor was lucky to survive before lunch, but might be unlucky to be walking off now. This was a length ball, pitched in line with middle, and didn't holds its line. The angle could have taken it down, but Erasmus sends Taylor on his way 193/4
74.5 to Taibu, what a soft wicket. Zimbabwe have managed top somehow stumble. Having played four dots - just four dots - Taibu charges at Vettori, gets to the pitch of the ball, and chips it straight down mid-on's throat. He is left fuming midpitch after this poor shot. He knows this was easier than catching practice. Earlier too when Vettori bowled a tight over, Taobu played a cross-batted swipe. This time he couldn't survive his own impatience 198/5
112.3 to Price, Price is a goner. No. 349 for Daniel Luca Vettori. Price caught back to a full and fast delivery. he makes it worse by shuffling across. Hit shin high. That's out any day of the week 286/7
118.5 to Mpofu, this is not smart batting from Waller at all. He exposed Mpofu for five balls, and Vettori got him off the fourth. Quick and straight, Mpofu pushes forward in hope, gets an inside edge onto the pad. Caught at short leg. No. 350 now for Vettori, and a five-for too 300/9
  JS Patel 23 1 91 0 3.95 95 6 4
View wicket DG Brownlie 4 0 13 1 3.25 13 0 0
61.6 to Sibanda, Oh Vusi. He has thrown it away after batting so well. He was so close to a maiden Test century. This was short, this was wide, he could have hit it anywhere, but he did so to the only man in the vicinity, Taylor at gully. What's more? This is Brownlie's first wicket in all official cricket 159/3
  KS Williamson 2 0 9 0 4.50 6 1 0
  MJ Guptill 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal BB McCullum lbw b Price 11 25 14 1 0 78.57
5.1 and he has struck first ball! Sharp as a razor. McCullum has been fighting his aggressive instincts to shut shop for the day. He sees Price and thrusts forward his pad in a premeditated defence. The ball doesn't turn, beats the inside edge, and hits him in front. The only question is the distance it has to travel because he has got a big stride in. Bruce Oxenford thinks long and hard before raising his finger 23/2
View dismissal MJ Guptill b Jarvis 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
0.5 that's one way of delaying declarations. Keep taking wickets, keep slowing them down. A replay that Guptill will hate to watch, though. This is full and straight, doesn't do anything upon pitching, but he goes for a whip across its line, doesn't make any connection, and his middle stump is flattened 5/1
View dismissal KS Williamson lbw b Jarvis 68 198 140 8 1 48.57
48.5 Jarvis gets another. This one jags back in, and stays low too. KW doesn't look happy, though, with the lbw verdict. This is a length ball, about two stumps outside off, comes back in sharply, beats the bat, stays low, hits him on the crease and in front of middle and leg. Given. Touch and go on whether it would have hit leg 155/4
View dismissal JS Patel b Jarvis 9 19 24 0 0 37.50
10.6 More timber. Patel hasn't exactly been trying to get in line with the deliveries. Pushes inside the line of a length ball from his guard, which seems like it is outside leg even, and the straight ball hits the top of off 36/3
View dismissal LRPL Taylor* lbw b Jarvis 76 193 130 4 2 58.46
56.5 Jarvis one short of a five-for now. Catches Taylor on the walk here. Length ball outside off, starts moving in in the air, but then moves in more. Taylor is looking for his bunt past mid-on for a single, but is beaten by the movement, and is hit in front of middle and off. Easy decision to make 179/6
View dismissal BJ Watling c Taylor b Price 3 26 22 0 0 13.63
53.4 Watling's unremarkable innings ends. After blocking for a while, he looks to turn this flighted delivery to leg. The ball is slower than he expects, turns away from outside leg, takes the leading edge, and lobs for a catch at slip 167/5
View dismissal DL Vettori c Ncube b Mpofu 31 76 42 3 0 73.80
68.4 Finally they hold on to a catch. Vettori looks for the slog, but Mpofu's slower one does him in, and Ncube back-pedals at mid-off to complete the catch 236/8
View dismissal DG Brownlie b Jarvis 9 17 13 0 1 69.23
60.5 there's the five-for for Jarvis. he has toiled long and hard on this flat wicket. And after 387 drops off his bowling, he does it all by himself, hitting the top of off. Short of a length, outside off, Brownlie looks to run this down. Upon pitching, though, the ball jags back in sharply, and goes through the bat-pad gap. he throws his arms up in the air, and celebrates the five-for. For some reason, every team-mate wants to ruffle his blonde hair 199/7
RA Young not out 35 45 37 5 1 94.59
DAJ Bracewell not out 1 10 4 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 3, lb 3, nb 3) 9
  Total (8 wickets dec; 71 overs; 313 mins) 252 (3.54 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets KM Jarvis 18 1 64 5 3.55 76 5 1 (3nb)
0.5 to Guptill, that's one way of delaying declarations. Keep taking wickets, keep slowing them down. A replay that Guptill will hate to watch, though. This is full and straight, doesn't do anything upon pitching, but he goes for a whip across its line, doesn't make any connection, and his middle stump is flattened 5/1
10.6 to Patel, More timber. Patel hasn't exactly been trying to get in line with the deliveries. Pushes inside the line of a length ball from his guard, which seems like it is outside leg even, and the straight ball hits the top of off 36/3
48.5 to Williamson, Jarvis gets another. This one jags back in, and stays low too. KW doesn't look happy, though, with the lbw verdict. This is a length ball, about two stumps outside off, comes back in sharply, beats the bat, stays low, hits him on the crease and in front of middle and leg. Given. Touch and go on whether it would have hit leg 155/4
56.5 to Taylor, Jarvis one short of a five-for now. Catches Taylor on the walk here. Length ball outside off, starts moving in in the air, but then moves in more. Taylor is looking for his bunt past mid-on for a single, but is beaten by the movement, and is hit in front of middle and off. Easy decision to make 179/6
60.5 to Brownlie, there's the five-for for Jarvis. he has toiled long and hard on this flat wicket. And after 387 drops off his bowling, he does it all by himself, hitting the top of off. Short of a length, outside off, Brownlie looks to run this down. Upon pitching, though, the ball jags back in sharply, and goes through the bat-pad gap. he throws his arms up in the air, and celebrates the five-for. For some reason, every team-mate wants to ruffle his blonde hair 199/7
  N Ncube 10 0 41 0 4.10 41 5 0
View wickets RW Price 29 5 87 2 3.00 132 7 3
5.1 to McCullum, and he has struck first ball! Sharp as a razor. McCullum has been fighting his aggressive instincts to shut shop for the day. He sees Price and thrusts forward his pad in a premeditated defence. The ball doesn't turn, beats the inside edge, and hits him in front. The only question is the distance it has to travel because he has got a big stride in. Bruce Oxenford thinks long and hard before raising his finger 23/2
53.4 to Watling, Watling's unremarkable innings ends. After blocking for a while, he looks to turn this flighted delivery to leg. The ball is slower than he expects, turns away from outside leg, takes the leading edge, and lobs for a catch at slip 167/5
View wicket CB Mpofu 14 1 54 1 3.85 54 4 1
68.4 to Vettori, Finally they hold on to a catch. Vettori looks for the slog, but Mpofu's slower one does him in, and Ncube back-pedals at mid-off to complete the catch 236/8
  Zimbabwe 2nd innings (target: 366 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TMK Mawoyo b Guptill 52 191 154 5 0 33.76
48.2 bowled. That's a big breakthrough from an unlikely source. That was an unfortunate dismissal. It was turning down leg but it's gone off the thigh pad, then hit the bat and somehow contrived to roll onto leg stump. Mawoyo was looking good and has been dismissed by a ball that appeared harmless 157/3
View dismissal V Sibanda lbw b Bracewell 13 37 27 2 0 48.14
8.2 Bracewell strikes with the second ball from his new end. Vusi moves too far across, making it look worse than it actually is. This pitches in line with off, angles in, hits him in front of leg, just outside the crease, and could have slipped down leg 25/1
View dismissal H Masakadza c Brownlie b Bracewell 19 58 47 2 0 40.42
23.4 What has Hami done? Dean Brownlie has pulled off a stunner at gully, but what was Masakadza doing here? Short ball, on off, he arches back to play this cut. This is pretty high to be riding, and fails to keep this down. And then Brownlie at gully dives full length to his right to pull this off 61/2
View dismissal BRM Taylor* c Watling b Martin 117 242 147 8 5 79.59
85.2 that's definitely taken. Good gracious, this couldn't be more ironic if it were scripted. BT has played almost the exact same shot that he was lucky to survive off earlier and it's gone to the same man BJ Watling in the same position at sweeper cover. This time he took the catch well above the ground. BT's thrown it away. There was no need to chase after that wide ball. He was looking to hit straight but it's got the outside half of the bat and looped up on the off side. 265/4
View dismissal T Taibu c Guptill b Vettori 63 189 163 6 1 38.65
94.3 and as I say that, the tactic yields a wicket. Taibu goes for the sweep after resisting it all day and top-edges it to short midwicket. That ball pitched at least a foot outside leg but Taibu wanted to sweep anywhere and went hard at it. Didn't seem to be any extra bounce but he didn't get to the pitch of it and it popped up to give Guptill an easy catch 287/5
View dismissal MN Waller lbw b Vettori 29 106 62 3 0 46.77
106.1 and that could be it! Vettori has trapped Waller in front. Angled in from outside off and just straightened. Waller had got a huge stride in and it hit him on middle. The ball wasn't turning much and it could have drifted down leg but the umpire has decided it's straightening enough. Big decision 329/9
View dismissal RW Chakabva c †Young b Bracewell 5 29 18 0 0 27.77
99.4 oh what's he done. It's short and wide and he's reached for it. Gets a thick outside edge and what a catch that is from Young. He's dived to his right and low to pull it off. That ball was asking to be hit but Chakabva has found a way to get out to it. 303/6
View dismissal N Ncube b Bracewell 14 19 13 0 1 107.69
103.5 it's straight and full and that's what you need to do to tailenders. Ncube doesn't move his feet at all and has compeletely missed it. That was angled in and aimed at middle, but it was the length that changed. Ncube had been plonking the back foot down against Bracewell and the lack of footwork did him. Completely missed an attempted prod 321/7
View dismissal RW Price c †Young b Bracewell 4 9 9 1 0 44.44
105.5 and he's edged that. Oh no, it's getting really serious for Zimbabwe now. That was angled in and just straightened a bit from outside off. Price didn't move his feet and just hung the bat out at it and got a thin edge 329/8
KM Jarvis not out 2 12 7 0 0 28.57
View dismissal CB Mpofu lbw b Vettori 0 7 6 0 0 0.00
108.1 it's all over!!! Vettori has trapped Mpofu in front. A full ball drifts in and Mpofu gets forward but it hits him in front of off and was going to hit the stumps 331/10
Extras (b 5, lb 4, nb 4) 13
  Total (all out; 108.1 overs; 453 mins) 331 (3.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket CS Martin 22 3 85 1 3.86 95 10 1
85.2 to Taylor, that's definitely taken. Good gracious, this couldn't be more ironic if it were scripted. BT has played almost the exact same shot that he was lucky to survive off earlier and it's gone to the same man BJ Watling in the same position at sweeper cover. This time he took the catch well above the ground. BT's thrown it away. There was no need to chase after that wide ball. He was looking to hit straight but it's got the outside half of the bat and looped up on the off side. 265/4
View wickets DAJ Bracewell 25 2 85 5 3.40 104 8 0 (4nb)
8.2 to Sibanda, Bracewell strikes with the second ball from his new end. Vusi moves too far across, making it look worse than it actually is. This pitches in line with off, angles in, hits him in front of leg, just outside the crease, and could have slipped down leg 25/1
23.4 to Masakadza, What has Hami done? Dean Brownlie has pulled off a stunner at gully, but what was Masakadza doing here? Short ball, on off, he arches back to play this cut. This is pretty high to be riding, and fails to keep this down. And then Brownlie at gully dives full length to his right to pull this off 61/2
99.4 to Chakabva, oh what's he done. It's short and wide and he's reached for it. Gets a thick outside edge and what a catch that is from Young. He's dived to his right and low to pull it off. That ball was asking to be hit but Chakabva has found a way to get out to it. 303/6
103.5 to Ncube, it's straight and full and that's what you need to do to tailenders. Ncube doesn't move his feet at all and has compeletely missed it. That was angled in and aimed at middle, but it was the length that changed. Ncube had been plonking the back foot down against Bracewell and the lack of footwork did him. Completely missed an attempted prod 321/7
105.5 to Price, and he's edged that. Oh no, it's getting really serious for Zimbabwe now. That was angled in and just straightened a bit from outside off. Price didn't move his feet and just hung the bat out at it and got a thin edge 329/8
View wickets DL Vettori 38.1 14 71 3 1.86 192 7 1
94.3 to Taibu, and as I say that, the tactic yields a wicket. Taibu goes for the sweep after resisting it all day and top-edges it to short midwicket. That ball pitched at least a foot outside leg but Taibu wanted to sweep anywhere and went hard at it. Didn't seem to be any extra bounce but he didn't get to the pitch of it and it popped up to give Guptill an easy catch 287/5
106.1 to Waller, and that could be it! Vettori has trapped Waller in front. Angled in from outside off and just straightened. Waller had got a huge stride in and it hit him on middle. The ball wasn't turning much and it could have drifted down leg but the umpire has decided it's straightening enough. Big decision 329/9
108.1 to Mpofu, it's all over!!! Vettori has trapped Mpofu in front. A full ball drifts in and Mpofu gets forward but it hits him in front of off and was going to hit the stumps 331/10
  JS Patel 13 1 51 0 3.92 54 1 4
View wicket MJ Guptill 9 0 28 1 3.11 37 1 1
48.2 to Mawoyo, bowled. That's a big breakthrough from an unlikely source. That was an unfortunate dismissal. It was turning down leg but it's gone off the thigh pad, then hit the bat and somehow contrived to roll onto leg stump. Mawoyo was looking good and has been dismissed by a ball that appeared harmless 157/3
  DG Brownlie 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - New Zealand won the one-off match
Test debuts - DAJ Bracewell and DG Brownlie (New Zealand); RW Chakabva, N Ncube and MN Waller (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match - DL Vettori (New Zealand)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire - TJ Matibiri
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - O Chirombe
Close of play
  • Tue, 1 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 275/3 (LRPL Taylor 76*, BJ Watling 16*, 90 ov)
  • Wed, 2 Nov - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 82/1 (V Sibanda 53*, H Masakadza 22*, 40 ov)
  • Thu, 3 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 28/2 (KS Williamson 13*, JS Patel 4*, 7 ov)
  • Fri, 4 Nov - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 61/2 (TMK Mawoyo 27*, 23.4 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Nov - day 5 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 331 (108.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 46/1 in 14.0 overs (MJ Guptill 23, KS Williamson 3)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 14.5 overs (90 balls), Extras 6
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 111 balls (MJ Guptill 18, KS Williamson 34, Ex 0)
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 98/1 in 31.0 overs (MJ Guptill 41, KS Williamson 37)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 31.1 overs (188 balls), Extras 6
    • MJ Guptill: 50 off 116 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 135/2 in 47.0 overs (MJ Guptill 54, LRPL Taylor 11)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 51.3 overs (310 balls), Extras 9
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 117 balls (MJ Guptill 22, LRPL Taylor 28, Ex 3)
    • Tea: New Zealand - 179/2 in 63.0 overs (MJ Guptill 74, LRPL Taylor 33)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 68.4 overs (413 balls), Extras 9
    • LRPL Taylor: 50 off 108 balls (7 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 209 balls (MJ Guptill 42, LRPL Taylor 55, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 226/2 in 78.0 overs (MJ Guptill 92, LRPL Taylor 61)
    • MJ Guptill: 100 off 229 balls (10 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 81.5 overs (492 balls), Extras 10
    • New Ball Taken: New Zealand 251/3 after 84.1 overs (LRPL Taylor 65, BJ Watling 4)
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 275/3 in 90.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 76, BJ Watling 16)
    • Wet Ground: New Zealand - 275/3 in 90.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 76, BJ Watling 16)
    • New Zealand: 300 runs in 100.4 overs (606 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 311/4 in 104.0 overs (BJ Watling 34, DG Brownlie 17)
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 327/5 in 117.0 overs (DG Brownlie 27, DL Vettori 0)
    • New Zealand: 350 runs in 121.1 overs (729 balls), Extras 14
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (DG Brownlie 26, DL Vettori 26, Ex 1)
    • DG Brownlie: 50 off 118 balls (6 x 4)
    • New Zealand: 400 runs in 130.4 overs (787 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 401/6 in 131.4 overs (DL Vettori 36)
    • Tea: New Zealand - 426/10 in 143.3 overs (RA Young 9)
    • Zimbabwe 1st innings
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 44/1 in 18.0 overs (V Sibanda 33, H Masakadza 5)
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 21.6 overs (132 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 145 balls (V Sibanda 28, H Masakadza 21, Ex 1)
    • V Sibanda: 50 off 118 balls (7 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Zimbabwe - 82/1 in 40.0 overs (V Sibanda 53, H Masakadza 22)
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 49.4 overs (298 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 115/2 in 54.0 overs (V Sibanda 75, BRM Taylor 10)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (V Sibanda 31, BRM Taylor 18, Ex 1)
    • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 59.2 overs (356 balls), Extras 3
    • BRM Taylor: 50 off 71 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Lunch: Zimbabwe - 193/3 in 72.0 overs (BRM Taylor 50, T Taibu 19)
    • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 75.1 overs (451 balls), Extras 4
    • New Ball Taken: Zimbabwe 207/5 after 80.1 overs (MN Waller 4, RW Chakabva 9)
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 226/5 in 88.0 overs (MN Waller 23, RW Chakabva 9)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 138 balls (MN Waller 27, RW Chakabva 23, Ex 0)
    • Zimbabwe: 250 runs in 98.6 overs (594 balls), Extras 4
    • Tea: Zimbabwe - 265/5 in 105.0 overs (MN Waller 42, RW Chakabva 29)
    • MN Waller: 50 off 105 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 299/8 in 117.5 overs (MN Waller 61)
    • Zimbabwe: 300 runs in 118.1 overs (710 balls), Extras 5
    • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 313/10 in 121.5 overs (MN Waller 72)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 28/2 in 7.0 overs (KS Williamson 13, JS Patel 4)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 14.0 overs (86 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 62/3 in 22.0 overs (KS Williamson 30, LRPL Taylor 9)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 116 balls (KS Williamson 25, LRPL Taylor 26, Ex 2)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 34.2 overs (208 balls), Extras 3
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 111/3 in 37.0 overs (KS Williamson 48, LRPL Taylor 40)
    • KS Williamson: 50 off 109 balls (6 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 192 balls (KS Williamson 49, LRPL Taylor 49, Ex 2)
    • LRPL Taylor: 50 off 93 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 47.2 overs (286 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 162/4 in 51.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 70, BJ Watling 0)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 60.6 overs (369 balls), Extras 4
    • Tea: New Zealand - 212/7 in 64.0 overs (DL Vettori 22, RA Young 10)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 70.4 overs (427 balls), Extras 9
    • Zimbabwe 2nd innings
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 41/1 in 12.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 14, H Masakadza 12)
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 16.5 overs (102 balls), Extras 2
    • End Of Day: Zimbabwe - 61/2 in 23.4 overs (TMK Mawoyo 27)
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 35.1 overs (212 balls), Extras 2
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (TMK Mawoyo 17, BRM Taylor 33, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 115/2 in 39.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 46, BRM Taylor 35)
    • BRM Taylor: 50 off 50 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • TMK Mawoyo: 50 off 148 balls (4 x 4)
    • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 47.5 overs (288 balls), Extras 6
    • Lunch: Zimbabwe - 169/3 in 56.0 overs (BRM Taylor 73, T Taibu 5)
    • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 67.1 overs (406 balls), Extras 9
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 138 balls (BRM Taylor 28, T Taibu 19, Ex 3)
    • BRM Taylor: 100 off 118 balls (8 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 216/3 in 72.0 overs (BRM Taylor 101, T Taibu 21)
    • Zimbabwe: 250 runs in 79.6 overs (483 balls), Extras 10
    • New Ball Taken: Zimbabwe 250/3 after 80.1 overs (BRM Taylor 113, T Taibu 43)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 197 balls (BRM Taylor 50, T Taibu 47, Ex 3)
    • T Taibu: 50 off 129 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: Zimbabwe - 265/3 in 85.0 overs (BRM Taylor 117, T Taibu 54)
    • Zimbabwe: 300 runs in 97.3 overs (589 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 301/5 in 98.0 overs (MN Waller 20, RW Chakabva 5)
 
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