Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    87
    208
    149
    11
    1
    58.38
    48.3 gone. Plumb in front. Tiripano has the wicket. Full delivery on off but the ball darts back in sharply to beat Guptill's forward prod on the inside edge. Struck Guptill in front of off and middle, no doubt about that one. Always looked the most likely way to get Guptill. Planted his front foot forward and a bit of movement did for Guptill 169/1
    136
    359
    269
    11
    0
    50.55
    89.5 big appeal, has it carried? The Zimbabwe players are celebrating. Tossed up outside off, has Latham bunted it straight back to Williams? Is it a bump ball. Straight off the full face of the bat, on the full and Latham will have to go. Bounced just before Latham connected with his drive, and given. Latham has chipped his wicket away off the penultimate (now last) delivery of the day. 329/2
    98.1 Williamson falls. Full and wide outside off, the ball is moving away slightly. Williamson has a flirt at it and gets a thick outside edge and picks out the one man behind the wicket on the off side. Straight to gully who takes a good, low catch. Throws his head back in disgust does KW 369/3
    not out
    124
    240
    173
    10
    0
    71.67
    104.5 gone. Yup, looked good. Nicholls misses a sweep and Cremer strikes. Flatter trajectory from Cremer on off, the ball doesn't spin a lot but spins enough to beat Nicholls' sweep. Struck him right in front and the umpire has no hesitation. Easy call. Nicholls throws away another opportunity 389/4
    not out
    83
    161
    142
    10
    0
    58.45
    Extras
    24 (b 12, lb 3, nb 8, w 1)
    TOTAL
    582/4d (150 Overs, RR: 3.88, 599 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-169 (MJ Guptill, 48.3 ov), 2-329 (TWM Latham, 89.5 ov), 3-369 (KS Williamson, 98.1 ov), 4-389 (HM Nicholls, 104.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DT Tiripano25410214.0805
    MT Chinouya2266412.9000
    CJ Chibhabha1224503.7501
    AG Cremer36214714.0801
    J Nyumbu34310703.1400
    SC Williams1306214.7600
    Sikandar Raza401704.2500
    PS Masvaure402305.7511
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    26
    152
    109
    5
    0
    23.85
    35.6 bowled im. Finally, NZ have struck. Southee reaps reward for some toil and hardwork. Full, on a fifth-stump line, moves away late. Mawoyo plants his front foot forward belatedly and decides to tentatively withdraw his stroke as late as possible. Sigh, he does so too late and the ball clatters into the stumps via the inside edge of the bat. NZ strike after plenty of patience this morning. 65/1
    56.2 superb catch. Superb bowling. Great stuff from NZ. Slowed up beautifully just outside off, but not too full. Chamu is not to the pitch but goes through with his drive. Chamu drives with hard hands towards short cover but not to him. Williamson dives to his left like a horizontal breaching shark and pouches it, both feet off the ground. His landing is good too and is ecstatic with the end. Nice effort from Chamu though, has thrown it away just before lunch. Hard hands all day, this time pays the price 107/3
    45.3 edged and gone. Was always going to happen the way these two were playing. Full and wide outside off, the ball moves away late, like it has been doing for the last 10 overs. Raza drives lazily, sloppily, feet away from the bat. The ball moves away late to take the outside edge. He drove so hard that the ball carries to KW's head at gully and he takes it in front of his face, hands reverse-cupped. 83/2
    146
    404
    272
    18
    1
    53.67
    143.4 taken. That will be the innings. The googly is well delivered, flight on middle. Ervine comes down and looks to flick over long-on but the ball skews off the outside half. Goes straight up and taken by long-off. End of a spectacular innings from Ervine 362/10
    62.3 bowled. Poor batting from Masvaure, throws his head back but should have been more aware. Zimbabwe lose their fourth. Soft, soft dismissal. Quite a flat delivery outside off, turns back in. Masvaure goes back in his crease to defend and does so. But does so with excessively soft hands. That ball spins back and hits the leg stump. Was always going to move backwards if you play a spinning ball with soft hands. Realised the backspin too late did Prince 115/4
    74.1 given by umpire Reiffel. A very very flat, full delivery on middle and leg. Williams brings out the reverse sweep, but the ball is way too full to be playing that stroke. The ball sneaks under the bat and strikes Williams plumb in front. Struck the glove after hitting the pad. Easy call and Williams falls after looking so comfortable. Poor shot selection, premeditation does for Williams 147/5
    114.6 what a tame end. Moor cannot believe that. Just cannot. A short nothing delivery. Long hop outside off, Moor picks the length early and pulls. Times it so badly that it goes straight to Guptill at midwicket, who takes it and looks skyward in relief. Well played though, 71 on debut against a quality attack is something he will never forget 295/6
    126.6 that looked plumb. Superb bowling and Boult strikes. Excessively full on middle, the ball swings back late and Cremer plays all around his front pad. Had been plugging away all morning and now has the wicket to show for it. Late swing again. Pitched in line - check. Hit in front - check. Umpire's decision - check. Easy decision. Missed his flick there did Cremer 319/7
    134.5 given again. Tiripano is lbw. The only decision is whether that pitched in line.Nope, that did not. Pitched just outside leg. Tiripano cannot believe the decision by umpire Reiffel but has to trudge off. That was rather full, but pitched just outside leg. Certainly struck Tiripano in front and would have hit the stumps. Tiripano misses his nudge and falls over on the stroke, but is unlucky. 327/8
    141.6 oh my, oh my. Of the many deliveries to get a wicket. Another awful long-hop outside off. So slow, sits up for Nyumbu to hit anywhere he likes. Tries to drag it from well outside off after rocking back deep in his crease, but ends up top-edging his tentative pull. Straight to Santner at midwicket 352/9
    not out
    0
    8
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    19 (b 12, lb 6, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    362 all out (143.4 Overs, RR: 2.51, 603 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-65 (TMK Mawoyo, 35.6 ov), 2-83 (Sikandar Raza, 45.3 ov), 3-107 (CJ Chibhabha, 56.2 ov), 4-115 (PS Masvaure, 62.3 ov), 5-147 (SC Williams, 74.1 ov), 6-295 (PJ Moor, 114.6 ov), 7-319 (AG Cremer, 126.6 ov), 8-327 (DT Tiripano, 134.5 ov), 9-352 (J Nyumbu, 141.6 ov), 10-362 (CR Ervine, 143.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee28147312.6000
    TA Boult27134511.6600
    MJ Santner35810523.0000
    N Wagner3186121.9601
    IS Sodhi21.496042.7600
    MJ Guptill11000.0000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    35
    106
    92
    5
    0
    38.04
    24.6 superb bowling and Boult strikes. Sensational stuff. A full length on off, the ball shapes back in late, vert late. Enough to beat the inside edge of Mawoyo and hit both pads, front first, the back later. Plumb as it gets. Not much Mawoyo could do, he tried to get forward and cover the line but that was a jaffa 58/2
    16.5 taken this time. Wagner's persistence pays off. Guptill takes the catch at third slip. Lovely bowling. Good length on off, the ball moves away late again and Chibhabha pokes at that. To be fair, he had to play that. A thick outside edge is nicely taken by Guptill in front of his chest 45/1
    25.2 another one. NZ strike again. Southee strikes. Another superb delivery. Full length outside off, comes back prodigiously and strikes Raza in front of leg. Raza beaten by some late inward shape. Was that sliding down leg? No says umpire Reiffel. That will be stumps too. 58/3
    47.4 given! Tiripano is distraught. Maybe he ought to be. Looked like sliding down leg, but umpire Reiffel gives him. A flat delivery on leg, Tiripano plays back but the ball skids on with the arm and strikes him in front of leg, but with no turn on that, was it even clipping leg stump? Doubt it, Tiripano unlucky again. Two in two. 97/4
    55.3 ooh, given again by umpire Reiffel. Another shocking call. Take nothing away from the delivery, an absolutely superb length - full but not overpitched, not short enough for Ervine to go back. Ervine lunges forward, plays and misses. A big appeal and given! Maybe the bat clipped pad. But definitely no bat. And Zimbabwe lose two wickets to two bad calls in that session 112/5
    68.2 given. One more. How though? Flat delivery on leg, Masvaure gets forward and looks to defend. The ball beats the inside edge and hits Masvaure in front of leg. But was that sliding down leg? Yes, it was. But he has been given out caught. The ball lobbed up off the pad and taken by Taylor at slip. Another bad decision, the ball did not hit the inside edge. Zimbabwe unravelling quickly. Umpire Gough this time 132/9
    61.1 got him. Horrible shot from Williams. Guptill scything through Zimbabwe. Lots of flight outside off from Guptill, an overpitched half-volley. Williams drills his drive, which was fine, but failed to keep it down. A short cover - KW - takes the catch by his face. Stuck in his hands but can';t tempt fate by just smashing drives in the air with fielders in place. The plan has worked 130/6
    62.3 that looked out. A flat delivery on off, skids on with the arm and strikes Moor in front of off. Moor played for some spin, but there was none there. The ball went on with the arm and beat the inside edge. Umpire Gough raises the finger. Zimbabwe sink quickly 131/7
    67.5 tossed up outside off, Cremer comes forward and smashes one into his pad. Umpire Reiffel has another shocker. Guptill doesn't care, he celebrates in joy. Right in front but there was a lot of bat on that. Plenty of flight outside off from around the wicket and Cremer plays with bat close to pay. Only call was if there was pad first, certainly did not look like it 132/8
    not out
    0
    3
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    68.4 no doubt about that one. Zimbabwe bowled out for 132. NZ win by 254 runs and wrap up the series 2-0. Another googly outside off, Chinouya gets forward and pops a catch to short cover. Hard hands, but he is No. 11 for a reason. Zimbabwe players shake hands with the New Zealand players, but can hold their heads high after a strong reply after the first Test 132/10
    Extras
    3 (b 1, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    132 all out (68.4 Overs, RR: 1.92, 274 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-45 (CJ Chibhabha, 16.5 ov), 2-58 (TMK Mawoyo, 24.6 ov), 3-58 (Sikandar Raza, 25.2 ov), 4-97 (DT Tiripano, 47.4 ov), 5-112 (CR Ervine, 55.3 ov), 6-130 (SC Williams, 61.1 ov), 7-131 (PJ Moor, 62.3 ov), 8-132 (AG Cremer, 67.5 ov), 9-132 (PS Masvaure, 68.2 ov), 10-132 (MT Chinouya, 68.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee1473512.5000
    TA Boult1242612.1600
    N Wagner1252311.9100
    MJ Santner1241511.2500
    IS Sodhi11.451931.6200
    MJ Guptill741131.5700

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

6,7,8,9,10 August 2016 (5-day match)

Test debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 6 Aug - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 329/2 (KS Williamson 95*, 89.5 ov)
  • Sun, 7 Aug - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 55/0 (TMK Mawoyo 20*, CJ Chibhabha 31*, 30 ov)
  • Mon, 8 Aug - day 3 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 305/6 (CR Ervine 115*, AG Cremer 2*, 120 ov)
  • Tue, 9 Aug - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 58/3 (DT Tiripano 0*, 25.2 ov)
  • Wed, 10 Aug - day 5 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 132 (68.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Unstoppable Taylor

285.5

Ross Taylor's Test average versus Zimbabwe. His scores against them are: 76, 76, 122*, 173*, 124*.

Complete set of 100s

13

Batsmen who have scored Test hundreds against each of the nine oppositions. Williamson is the latest to join this group

Quick Williamson

91

Innings in which Williamson completed the set of hundreds v all opposition, the quickest so far. He is also the youngest to complete the set