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)
16.4

SW Masakadza to Latham, no run, starts with a leave outside off, Latham is a leftie

16.5

SW Masakadza to Latham, no run, on leg and tucked to midwicket

16.6

SW Masakadza to Latham, no run, firmly punches to point to end an excellent over for the tourists

New Zealand 92/3   TWM Latham 0* (3b)
18.5

SW Masakadza to Latham, no run, mistimes the drive off the inner half of the bat to midwicket

18.6

SW Masakadza to Latham, no run, on off and makes him play, just nips away a hint and defeats the attempted block

New Zealand 100/3   TWM Latham 0* (5b)
20.1

SW Masakadza to Latham, no run, still not off the mark as he defends

20.2

SW Masakadza to Latham, no run, goes for the expansive drive outside off and it beats the outside edge, too far away for him to reach there

20.3

SW Masakadza to Latham, FOUR, that is the right line and length for the drive, gets forward nicely and eases it through the covers nicely to score his maiden international runs, his father Rod smiles like a Cheshire cat on the embankment

20.4

SW Masakadza to Latham, 1 wide, almost Harmison-esque there as a terrible ball is very very wide outside off

20.4

SW Masakadza to Latham, FOUR, two boundaries for the debutant, short outside off, latches onto it quickly and cuts it past point

20.5

SW Masakadza to Latham, no run, swings away a touch outside off but Latham had already made his mind up to leave there

20.6

SW Masakadza to Latham, no run, solidly defends into the off side, that over will have eased Latham's nerves a fair bit

New Zealand 109/3   TWM Latham 8* (11b 2x4)
21.4

Price to Latham, 1 run, on leg and tucked away square

New Zealand 119/3   TWM Latham 9* (12b 2x4)
22.1

Chigumbura to Latham, 1 run, starts with a gentle delivery on the legs and he tucks it to deep backward square

22.3

Chigumbura to Latham, no run, stays back and defends a ball on off into the covers

22.4

Chigumbura to Latham, no run, again hangs back and defends into the covers

22.5

Chigumbura to Latham, 1 run, outside off, opens the face and runs it through backward point

New Zealand 122/3   TWM Latham 11* (16b 2x4)
23.1

Price to Latham, 1 run, sweeps in muscular fashion off the pads to deep square leg

23.3

Price to Latham, 1 run, Price being milked here, works it fine down leg

23.5

Price to Latham, no run, comes down the wicket but withholds any aggression and defends as he wasn't fully to the pitch

23.6

Price to Latham, no run, on the back foot, cannot beat mid-off with the punch

New Zealand 128/3   TWM Latham 13* (20b 2x4)
24.3

Chigumbura to Latham, 1 run, strays down leg again and helped on its way, the rotation of the strike has been excellent from these two

New Zealand 130/3   TWM Latham 14* (21b 2x4)
25.1

Price to Latham, FOUR, sweeps strongly and the man in the deep runs around from cow corner but can't prevent it beating him

25.2

Price to Latham, 1 run, works this fuller ball down to long-on

25.6

Price to Latham, 1 run, pitches on middle and turns back in sharply, gets the bat in front of pad and angles the defensive stroke fine

New Zealand 137/4   TWM Latham 20* (24b 3x4)
26.1

Chigumbura to Latham, no run, punched down the pitch but not past the fielders

26.2

Chigumbura to Latham, no run, on middle and wristily works to midwicket, an element of risk in that shot

26.3

Chigumbura to Latham, 1 run, chops this ball outside off past the diving Chakabva at point

New Zealand 138/4   TWM Latham 21* (27b 3x4)
27.1

Price to Latham, 1 run, goes back and chops down on it through point

27.3

Price to Latham, no run, uses his feet and attractively drives to mid-on

27.4

Price to Latham, 1 run, hangs back and clips through the vacant areas on the leg side

27.6

Price to Latham, 1 run, down on one knee and sweeps to deep backward square

New Zealand 143/4   TWM Latham 24* (31b 3x4)
28.1

Chigumbura to Latham, 1 leg bye, well almost a run-out there, was on leg and hit the thigh pad, lots of hesitation and Latham would have been out by a country mile at the non-striker's end had the fielder hit

28.6

Chigumbura to Latham, OUT, Elton gets his second wicket with a full ball outside off, lures Latham into the drive and he gets a healthy edge which carries low to Taibu's left

TWM Latham c †Taibu b Chigumbura 24 (43m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

New Zealand 147/5   TWM Latham 24 (32b 3x4)
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