Zimbabwe in New Zealand ODI Series - 1st ODI

New Zealand v Zimbabwe

New Zealand won by 90 runs

1.4

Jarvis to Guptill, no run, Guptill has seen two wickets fall before he faces his first ball, and it zips past him outside off as he nervously came forward to defend

1.5

Jarvis to Guptill, no run, again outside off and moving away, he thinks of playing it before withdrawing the bat

1.6

Jarvis to Guptill, no run, hops back into the crease to defend into the covers, superb start for Zimbabwe

New Zealand 5/2   MJ Guptill 0* (3b)

3.1

Jarvis to Guptill, 3 runs, Guptill gets a nice friendly ball on the pads and he works it into the deep at square leg, these two are lightning fast between the wickets and complete a third easily

New Zealand 14/2   MJ Guptill 3* (4b)

4.1

Meth to Guptill, 1 wide, this is very wide of off and Guptill lets it go, in fact it is called and Meth will have to re-bowl that one

4.1

Meth to Guptill, no run, Guptill nervously defends this from the crease, it drops at his feet but he looks very tentative at the moment

4.2

Meth to Guptill, FOUR, tentative indeed! Walks down the wicket and swings cleanly through the line over mid-on's head

4.3

Meth to Guptill, FOUR, well, I think Taibu has DROPPED that one, tough though, Guptill gets a healthy nick which clips Taibu's glove and pad before beating first slip to the fence, was a simple take had he been standing back

4.4

Meth to Guptill, no run, this one swings back in sharply and Guptill digs it out to short mid-on

4.5

Meth to Guptill, no run, this is very wide of off and he doesn't offer a stroke

4.6

Meth to Guptill, no run, driven firmly down the pitch, Meth sticks a hand out and stops it in his follow-through

New Zealand 27/2   MJ Guptill 11* (10b 2x4)

6.1

Meth to Guptill, no run, stays back in the crease and plays it down to mid-on

6.2

Meth to Guptill, no run, fuller on middle and leg and firmly driven to mid-on

6.3

Meth to Guptill, FOUR, too wide outside off and Guptill punishes him for erring in line, flays that through the covers with control

6.4

Meth to Guptill, 1 wide, swinging too far away outside off, Guptill doesn't need to play it and the extra run is forthcoming

6.4

Meth to Guptill, FOUR, beautifully played, on the pads and Guptill flicks it wristily to the square leg fence

6.5

Meth to Guptill, no run, better line and length, gets some bounce outside off and beats the nervous prod which was accompanied by no foot movement

6.6

Meth to Guptill, no run, this is a bit wider than the previous ball and he can safely let it go

New Zealand 36/2   MJ Guptill 19* (16b 4x4)

7.4

Jarvis to Guptill, no run, on the pads and worked straight to square leg

7.5

Jarvis to Guptill, 2 runs, goes back nicely and punches firmly through the covers

7.6

Jarvis to Guptill, FOUR, full on leg, Guptill uses the wrists to chip it over midwicket and times it so well it ends up going to the fence

New Zealand 43/2   MJ Guptill 25* (19b 5x4)

8.2

Meth to Guptill, no run, mistimes the drive down to a deepish mid-off

8.3

Meth to Guptill, no run, accurate on off, brings Guptill forward to defend into short cover's hands

8.4

Meth to Guptill, FOUR, bowls it hip height on middle and leg and he nicely whips it through the infield

8.5

Meth to Guptill, 1 run, firmly punches the drive into the ground, bounces up and short cover deflects it down to mid-off

New Zealand 49/2   MJ Guptill 30* (23b 6x4)

9.1

Jarvis to Guptill, no run, defends nicely into the off side

9.2

Jarvis to Guptill, no run, hops back and pushes into the covers

9.3

Jarvis to Guptill, 1 leg bye, on the pads, clips it as he looks to flick, they run through to bring up the team 50

New Zealand 50/2   MJ Guptill 30* (26b 6x4)

10.1

SW Masakadza to Guptill, 1 wide, starts with a horrendous wide very far down leg

10.1

SW Masakadza to Guptill, 1 run, goes back and taps a short ball outside off down behind backward point, brings up the 50 stand between this pair

10.3

SW Masakadza to Guptill, 1 run, tucks another easy single into the leg side

New Zealand 56/2   MJ Guptill 32* (28b 6x4)

11.1

Jarvis to Guptill, 1 run, seams in and cramps him for room, drops it at his feet, Kane calls him through for the single, Meth side-foots it onto the stumps but Kane is through

11.4

Jarvis to Guptill, 2 runs, drives firmly and straight through cover's hands, they take a couple to further punish the errant fieldsman

11.5

Jarvis to Guptill, no run, beaten all ends up there, it nipped back in from outside off and kept a touch low, zipped past Guptill who didn't move his feet

11.6

Jarvis to Guptill, 1 run, clipped away to deep midwicket

New Zealand 63/2   MJ Guptill 36* (32b 6x4)

12.1

SW Masakadza to Guptill, 2 runs, mistimes the attempted loft over the covers but the wind carries it over the head of the outstretched fielder

12.2

SW Masakadza to Guptill, 1 leg bye

New Zealand 66/2   MJ Guptill 38* (34b 6x4)

14.4

SW Masakadza to Guptill, 2 runs, gentle half-volley outside leg and he clips it away between the fielders in the deep

14.5

SW Masakadza to Guptill, 2 runs, poor lines here from the change bowlers, again works a ball outside leg into the deep and they stroll back for a couple

14.6

SW Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, Shingi not learning, again strays down leg and this time Guptill deliberately places it fine to give the boundary rider no chance

New Zealand 81/2   MJ Guptill 46* (37b 7x4)

16.1

SW Masakadza to Guptill, 1 run, firmly drives into the covers where a misfield allows the run

New Zealand 92/2   MJ Guptill 47* (38b 7x4)

17.1

Price to Guptill, no run, slightly short on middle, goes back and punches to Price

17.2

Price to Guptill, no run, good length making him go back to a reasonably full ball, defends down the pitch

17.3

Price to Guptill, no run, gets fully forward this time to defend

17.4

Price to Guptill, 2 runs, stays back and whips this through midwicket

17.5

Price to Guptill, no run, hangs back and defends into the off side

17.6

Price to Guptill, 1 run, strays onto the legs and he turns it through square to bring up a breezy half-century from 44 deliveries

New Zealand 95/3   MJ Guptill 50* (44b 7x4)

18.1

SW Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, smacks a short long hop on middle through midwicket, wrong length from Shingi there

18.2

SW Masakadza to Guptill, no run, can't beat the in-field on the off side with the drive

18.3

SW Masakadza to Guptill, no run, defended down into the off side via inside edge and boot

18.4

SW Masakadza to Guptill, 1 run, hangs back and drops it at his feet, Latham is alert to the quick run and rushes through, would have been tight had the throw hit

New Zealand 100/3   MJ Guptill 55* (48b 8x4)

19.1

Price to Guptill, no run

19.2

Price to Guptill, no run

19.3

Price to Guptill, no run

19.4

Price to Guptill, no run, goes back and tries to cut but is beaten by the bounce, not too far from off stump

19.5

Price to Guptill, no run, back onto his stumps and works to midwicket

19.6

Price to Guptill, no run, excellent maiden over from Price, cramps him for room on the back foot and he works it straight to mid-on

New Zealand 100/3   MJ Guptill 55* (54b 8x4)

21.1

Price to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on leg and he rocks back, pulls with power past square leg and out to the fence

21.2

Price to Guptill, 4 runs, gets down and sweeps very fine, they run four by the time it is hauled back in on the rope

21.3

Price to Guptill, 1 run, milks a middle and leg delivery away inside the circle

21.5

Price to Guptill, no run, fired in on leg, tries to sweep but hits him on the pad, no appeal from Price who is usually very willing to go up

21.6

Price to Guptill, no run, is forward nicely and defends this full ball on middle under the eyes

New Zealand 119/3   MJ Guptill 64* (59b 9x4)

22.2

Chigumbura to Guptill, 1 run, hangs back and cuts the wide ball outside off to deep point

22.6

Chigumbura to Guptill, 2 runs, outside off, doesn't time the push well, but cover puts in a poor effort and lets it through

New Zealand 124/3   MJ Guptill 67* (61b 9x4)

23.2

Price to Guptill, 1 run, works a full ball on leg down to long-on

23.4

Price to Guptill, 1 run, comes forward, defends with an open face, sets off for a single and gets it easily

New Zealand 128/3   MJ Guptill 69* (63b 9x4)

24.1

Chigumbura to Guptill, no run, stays back in the crease and defends into the off side

24.2

Chigumbura to Guptill, 1 run, hangs back and defends it at his feet, they jog through for a run with no dramas

24.4

Chigumbura to Guptill, OUT, cleaned him out! Chigumbura fired this in with a bit more shoulder behind it, it pitched on off and moved back in past the attempted drive while also keeping a bit low, clatters into the stumps and that's the big wicket

MJ Guptill b Chigumbura 70 (105m 66b 9x4 0x6) SR: 106.06

New Zealand 130/4   MJ Guptill 70 (66b 9x4)
Series Results
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New Zealand won by 202 runs
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New Zealand won by 90 runs
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Photos

Feb 3, 2012

New Zealand celebrate going 1-0 up in the series, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Dunedin, February 3, 2012

New Zealand celebrate going 1-0 up in the series

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Feb 3, 2012

Brendon McCullum fell for 3, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Dunedin, February 3, 2012

Brendon McCullum fell for 3

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