Zimbabwe in New Zealand ODI Series - 1st ODI

New Zealand v Zimbabwe

New Zealand won by 90 runs

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

New Zealand 11/2   KS Williamson 7* (6b 1x4)   KO Meth 1.5-0-10-1

3.4

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

New Zealand 18/2   KS Williamson 11* (10b 2x4)   KM Jarvis 1.4-0-8-1

4.2

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

New Zealand 23/2   MJ Guptill 7* (6b 1x4)   KO Meth 2.2-0-15-1

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

New Zealand 27/2   MJ Guptill 11* (7b 2x4)   KO Meth 2.3-0-19-1

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

New Zealand 31/2   MJ Guptill 15* (13b 3x4)   KO Meth 3.3-0-23-1

6.4

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

New Zealand 36/2   MJ Guptill 19* (14b 4x4)   KO Meth 3.4-0-28-1

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)   KM Jarvis 4-1-15-1

8.4

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

New Zealand 48/2   MJ Guptill 29* (22b 6x4)   KO Meth 4.4-0-33-1

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)   SW Masakadza 3-0-16-0

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

New Zealand 87/2   KS Williamson 32* (50b 3x4)   RW Price 0.5-0-6-0

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)   RW Price 1-0-10-0

18.1

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

New Zealand 99/3   MJ Guptill 54* (45b 8x4)   SW Masakadza 4.1-0-21-1

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

New Zealand 104/3   TWM Latham 4* (8b 1x4)   SW Masakadza 5.3-0-26-1

20.4

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

New Zealand 109/3   TWM Latham 8* (9b 2x4)   SW Masakadza 5.4-0-31-1

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

New Zealand 113/3   MJ Guptill 59* (55b 9x4)   RW Price 3.1-1-17-0

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

New Zealand 134/4   TWM Latham 18* (22b 3x4)   RW Price 5.1-1-31-0

30.5

Chigumbura to NL McCullum, FOUR, the length is dragged back and it stis up enough on off stump for Nathan to swivel and pull with some power behind it to the midwicket fence

New Zealand 155/5   NL McCullum 5* (8b 1x4)   E Chigumbura 5.5-0-21-2

31.3

Jarvis to Brownlie, FOUR, too short this time, outside off and Brownlie seizes onto the opportunity for easy runs, pummels that into the midwicket advertising hoardings

New Zealand 159/5   DG Brownlie 13* (20b 1x4)   KM Jarvis 6.3-1-28-1

31.4

Jarvis to Brownlie, FOUR, more runs for the second of today's debutants, again wide of off but this time he smacks the cut past point

New Zealand 163/5   DG Brownlie 17* (21b 2x4)   KM Jarvis 6.4-1-32-1

36.4

Chigumbura to NL McCullum, FOUR, charges down the wicket like a bull watching a red rag and heaves it over midwicket

New Zealand 184/6   NL McCullum 15* (24b 2x4)   E Chigumbura 8.4-0-32-2

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

New Zealand 192/6   AM Ellis 11* (9b 1x4)   KO Meth 5.1-0-38-1

39.4

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

New Zealand 202/6   AM Ellis 19* (19b 2x4)   KO Meth 6.4-0-47-1

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

New Zealand 212/6   AM Ellis 26* (25b 3x4)   E Chigumbura 9.2-0-41-2

42.3

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

New Zealand 223/6   AM Ellis 33* (29b 4x4)   SW Masakadza 6.3-0-37-1

46.4

SW Masakadza to Mills, FOUR

New Zealand 238/8   KD Mills 5* (9b 1x4)   SW Masakadza 8.4-0-42-3
Series Results
New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Napier - Feb 9, 2012
New Zealand won by 202 runs
New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Whangarei - Feb 6, 2012
New Zealand won by 141 runs
New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Dunedin - Feb 3, 2012
New Zealand won by 90 runs
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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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