Zimbabwe in New Zealand ODI Series - 1st ODI

New Zealand v Zimbabwe

New Zealand won by 90 runs

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

10.2

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

10.3

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

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   SW Masakadza 1-0-4-0

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

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   SW Masakadza 2-0-7-0

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

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   SW Masakadza 3-0-16-0

16.1

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

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

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   SW Masakadza 4-0-17-1

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

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   SW Masakadza 5-0-22-1

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   SW Masakadza 6-0-31-1

42.1

SW Masakadza to Ellis, 1 run

42.2

SW Masakadza to NL McCullum, 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

42.5

SW Masakadza to Bracewell, no run, full on middle and off and he is static in the crease to defend

42.6

SW Masakadza to Bracewell, no run, wide of off and the attempted swish makes no contact with the ball

New Zealand 223/7   SW Masakadza 7-0-37-2

44.1

SW Masakadza to Bracewell, 1 run

44.2

SW Masakadza to NL McCullum, 2 leg byes, goes for a big heave and hits the pad above the stumps, ricochets down to third man

44.3

SW Masakadza to NL McCullum, OUT, another big hooey at a full ball on the stumps and he's not so lucky this time, the ball crashes into the base of the stumps and New Zealand are in danger of being bowled out with overs to spare

NL McCullum b SW Masakadza 30 (65m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

44.4

SW Masakadza to Mills, no run, tries to play a good length ball away but makes no contact

44.5

SW Masakadza to Mills, no run, full and a touch wide outside off, drawn into the drive and is unable to lay bat on it

44.6

SW Masakadza to Mills, no run, again wide of off, bit shorter and Mills flashes a cut at it but again can't connect

New Zealand 230/8   SW Masakadza 8-0-38-3

46.1

SW Masakadza to Mills, no run

46.2

SW Masakadza to Mills, no run

46.3

SW Masakadza to Mills, no run

46.4

SW Masakadza to Mills, FOUR

46.5

SW Masakadza to Mills, 1 run

46.6

SW Masakadza to Bracewell, no run

New Zealand 239/8   SW Masakadza 9-0-43-3

48.1

SW Masakadza to Bracewell, 1 run

48.2

SW Masakadza to Southee, 2 runs

48.3

SW Masakadza to Southee, 1 wide

48.3

SW Masakadza to Southee, OUT, goes for a big heave, misses, thuds into the pad on middle and given immediately, New Zealand bowled out

TG Southee lbw b SW Masakadza 3 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

New Zealand 248/10   SW Masakadza 9.3-0-47-4
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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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