Zimbabwe tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Dunedin, Feb 3, 2012
New Zealand won by 90 runs
3 February 2012 (50-over match)
33.2

H Masakadza to Ellis, 1 run, works to long-on for his first ODI run

33.6

H Masakadza to Ellis, 1 run, draws an edge from Ellis who looked to defend, goes through the vacant slip region down to third man

New Zealand 169/6   AM Ellis 2* (2b)
34.1

Chigumbura to Ellis, 1 run, outside off and chopped past the slips

34.3

Chigumbura to Ellis, 1 run, Ellis again gets an outside edge to a good ball on middle and off but he squeezes it to the right of the slips cordon

New Zealand 172/6   AM Ellis 4* (4b)
35.1

H Masakadza to Ellis, 1 wide, miles down leg and there is no need to play

35.1

H Masakadza to Ellis, 1 run, drops it at his feet and they rush through, hits the stumps at the striker's end but Nathan is in

35.3

H Masakadza to Ellis, 1 run, worked to long-on

35.6

H Masakadza to Ellis, no run, outside off, goes for the cut and misses

New Zealand 178/6   AM Ellis 6* (7b)
36.2

Chigumbura to Ellis, 1 run

New Zealand 180/6   AM Ellis 7* (8b)
37.1

Meth to Ellis, FOUR, starts with a short wide one outside off and Ellis cuts it away hard for his first ODI boundary

37.2

Meth to Ellis, 1 run, strays on the pads, worked to midwicket and they set off, fires the throw at the bowler's end and misses but Ellis was probably home anyway

37.5

Meth to Ellis, no run

37.6

Meth to Ellis, 1 run

New Zealand 195/6   AM Ellis 13* (12b 1x4)
38.1

Price to Ellis, no run

38.2

Price to Ellis, no run

38.3

Price to Ellis, no run

38.4

Price to Ellis, no run

38.5

Price to Ellis, 1 run, finally gets a single down to long-off

New Zealand 196/6   AM Ellis 14* (17b 1x4)
39.1

Meth to Ellis, 1 run, worked away into the covers

39.4

Meth to Ellis, FOUR, opens the face and guides it past Taibu down the third man fence, intelligently played

39.5

Meth to Ellis, no run

39.6

Meth to Ellis, 1 run

New Zealand 203/6   AM Ellis 20* (21b 2x4)
40.1

Price to Ellis, 1 run

40.3

Price to Ellis, 1 run, mistimes the drive past Price who dives and angrily slams his hand on the ground in frustration at being unable to prevent the single

40.6

Price to Ellis, no run, Price ends his spell with a dot and finishes with respectable figures

New Zealand 207/6   AM Ellis 22* (24b 2x4)
41.2

Chigumbura to Ellis, FOUR, cracks a cut past point and once it beat him, it was always four, so sweetly was it hit

41.3

Chigumbura to Ellis, 1 run

41.6

Chigumbura to Ellis, 1 run, dropped at the feet and both batsmen are in sync with each other as they race through

New Zealand 217/6   AM Ellis 28* (27b 3x4)
42.1

SW Masakadza to Ellis, 1 run

42.3

SW Masakadza to Ellis, FOUR, poor full toss on the pads which is slugged away through the cow corner region

42.4

SW Masakadza to Ellis, OUT, big wicket for Zimbabwe just as this pair were looking to make the jump from accumulation to acceleration, slower ball on off beat the attempted push and rattled the bails

AM Ellis b SW Masakadza 33 (40m 30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

New Zealand 223/7   AM Ellis 33 (30b 4x4)
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