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)
1.3

Jarvis to Williamson, 1 run, starts with a nice back-cut down to third man to get off the mark

New Zealand 5/2   KS Williamson 1* (1b)
2.1

Meth to Williamson, no run, stands tall and defends down into the off side nicely

2.2

Meth to Williamson, 2 runs, strays onto the pads and clips it nicely through the gap between mid-on and midwicket

2.3

Meth to Williamson, no run, again into the pads but this time Williamson misses the flick to leg and it thuds into his front pad

2.4

Meth to Williamson, no run, digs out a full ball on off back to Meth in his follow-through

2.5

Meth to Williamson, FOUR, lovely timing there, no effort really, strays on the pads once more and Williamson bisects those fielders perfectly to send it racing to the midwicket boundary

2.6

Meth to Williamson, no run, lets this one very wide of off go through to Taibu

New Zealand 11/2   KS Williamson 7* (7b 1x4)
3.2

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, hops back and defends nicely down the wicket

3.3

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, comes forward and defends a good length ball on off into the covers

3.4

Jarvis to Williamson, FOUR, short ball on the hips and Kane ably(!) helps it on its way to the fine leg boundary

3.5

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, defends securely into the leg side

3.6

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, full outside off and Williamson lets it go nicely

New Zealand 18/2   KS Williamson 11* (12b 2x4)
5.1

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, outside off and Kane leaves it

5.2

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, again outside off and Kane is not tempted, game of patience this between bowler and batsman

5.3

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, brings this onto off stump and he defends solidly down the pitch

5.4

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, lovely ball, cuts him in half, he went back to play a straighter ball on a slightly short length through midwicket, instead it nipped back past the lame poke

5.5

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, defends this with more assurance down the wicket

5.6

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, lets it go outside off, the bowlers getting good bounce and carry here

New Zealand 27/2   KS Williamson 11* (18b 2x4)
7.1

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, full on middle and leg and he pushes it down to mid-on

7.2

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, lets this accurate delivery just outside off go through to Taibu

7.3

Jarvis to Williamson, 1 run, hops back and nicely tucks it into the open space available on the leg side

New Zealand 37/2   KS Williamson 12* (21b 2x4)
8.1

Meth to Williamson, 1 run, worked nicely down the wicket

8.6

Meth to Williamson, no run, comes forward and defends nicely into the covers

New Zealand 49/2   KS Williamson 13* (23b 2x4)
9.4

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, a peach of a delivery as Geoffrey Boycott would say, nips away at the last moment from off stump after making him come forward and play

9.5

Jarvis to Williamson, 2 runs, gets a thick inside edge through square leg, was trying to play that ball on middle back straight

9.6

Jarvis to Williamson, no run, full on the pads and he misses out, hits the half-volley straight to square leg

New Zealand 52/2   KS Williamson 15* (26b 2x4)
10.2

SW Masakadza to Williamson, 1 run, on the hips and worked into the deep

10.4

SW Masakadza to Williamson, no run, goes back and defends down the wicket

10.5

SW Masakadza to Williamson, no run, goes back and plays it to leg

10.6

SW Masakadza to Williamson, no run, tries to froce off the back foot but can't get much power behind it and finds cover

New Zealand 56/2   KS Williamson 16* (30b 2x4)
11.2

Jarvis to Williamson, 2 runs, punched back past the bowler, they come back for two despite almost colliding with each other, Guptill drops his bat but it proves to be no hindrance

11.3

Jarvis to Williamson, 1 run, inside edges into the pad, rolls away to off and again they scamper through

New Zealand 60/2   KS Williamson 19* (32b 2x4)
12.3

SW Masakadza to Williamson, no run, plays and misses outside off, lazy footwork there as the hands push at it

12.4

SW Masakadza to Williamson, no run, hops back and awkwardly defends off the splice of the bat into the covers

12.5

SW Masakadza to Williamson, no run, leans back and nicely forces the short ball outside off away, but cannot beat point

12.6

SW Masakadza to Williamson, 1 run, stays back and whips it into the deep at backward square

New Zealand 67/2   KS Williamson 20* (36b 2x4)
13.1

Chigumbura to Williamson, no run, starts with a ball down leg and there is anoise as Williamson tries to pull on the way through to the keeper, they think of reviewing but decide against it, might have clipped the glove but also maybe the top of the back pad

13.2

Chigumbura to Williamson, no run, defends down to leg

13.3

Chigumbura to Williamson, 2 runs, authoritative pull from Williamson, slaps the short ball powerfully through midwicket, good dive on the boundary

13.4

Chigumbura to Williamson, no run, works a full ball to mid-on

13.5

Chigumbura to Williamson, 2 runs, moves outside off and wristily works it past the diving close-in fielder

13.6

Chigumbura to Williamson, 1 run, confidently walks down the wicket outside off, defends into the covers and the young whippersnapper steals another single

New Zealand 72/2   KS Williamson 25* (42b 2x4)
14.1

SW Masakadza to Williamson, no run, again nips in and cuts him in half, bounces over middle, another noise as it goes through, but no big appeal from Zimbabwe

14.2

SW Masakadza to Williamson, no run, works it to the close-in fielder on the leg side

14.3

SW Masakadza to Williamson, 1 run

New Zealand 73/2   KS Williamson 26* (45b 2x4)
15.1

Price to Williamson, 2 runs, starts with a full ball on leg and works it away into the leg side

15.2

Price to Williamson, no run, full and angling into leg, hangs back and defends

15.3

Price to Williamson, no run, uses his feet to come down but is deceived by Price who pulls the length back, forced to defend

15.4

Price to Williamson, no run, goes back and wristily whips off middle stump to midwicket

15.5

Price to Williamson, FOUR, Williamson gets the upper hand in this intriguing battle with Price, moved across the stumps, down on one knee and slog-sweeps over backward square

15.6

Price to Williamson, FOUR, doesn't move across as much but still sweeps hard, beats the diving square leg and picks up consecutive boundaries

New Zealand 91/2   KS Williamson 36* (51b 4x4)
16.2

SW Masakadza to Williamson, no run, stays in the crease to defend firmly

16.3

SW Masakadza to Williamson, OUT, and against the run of play Zimbabwe strike! The drinks break works a treat for the visitors, Williamson walked down and across, tried to work to leg, got a leading edge and Shinig dived forward nicely as it was dying on him to snaffle it

KS Williamson c & b SW Masakadza 35 (67m 53b 4x4 0x6) SR: 66.03

New Zealand 92/3   KS Williamson 36 (53b 4x4)
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