Player of the Match
Player of the Match
104dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

Worker debut fifty sets up crushing NZ win

George Worker made a half-century on international debut to set up a crushing win for New Zealand over Zimbabwe in the only T20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GH Worker
62(38) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 5 8 20 8 3 13
CR Ervine
42(46) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 6 5 11 4 0 15

Best performances - Bowlers

SC Williams
O4
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AF Milne
O4
M0
R10
W2
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.20, Interval 14.20-14.40, Second Session 14.40-16.00

Match days

9 August 2015 (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 118/8 (81 runs required, RR: 5.90)

  • Chris Mpofu6 (3b)
  • Prosper Utseya2 (2b)
  • Grant Elliott1-0-7-1
  • Mitchell McClenaghan4-0-33-2

4.30pm That's it from all of us. Hope you've enjoyed our coverage of this tour. Keep coming back for all the matches we bring you, and keep sending in your comments. Until next time, ta ta!

Bharath Seervi: "All six bowlers who bowled for NZ took at least a wicket. In the Khulna T20I in 2006, all seven Zimbabwean bowlers took at least took one wicket vs Bangladesh."

Craig Ervine is the Man of the Series (they've included the ODIs too). "The first [hundred] is very special. Nice to put my head to the board, hoping to get another soon. We were outplayed today. Chasing 200 was always going to be difficult, and losing wickets early didn't help our cause. We need to improve in all areas."

George Worker is Man of the Match on his debut. "Nice and pleasing, good to put a good performance together. Started off a bit shaky, kept my head for a little bit, nice to contribute. All the boys made it really easy for me to fit in, I was relaxed out there. It's a pleasure to be here, and it's been a great tour of Zimbabwe, thoroughly enjoyed our time here."

Kane Williamson: "The way the boys batted today was outstanding, special mention to George Worker on his debut. Overall the bowling performance was our best of the series. Early wickets, Adam Milne back, that's good to see. We've progressed nicely, Zimbabwe have played good cricket, and it's been a competitive series. Always nice to contribute, we always preach to the guys to commit to a role in the team, and that's what I try to do."

Elton Chigumbura: "It wasn't a good day, especially with the bat. The way we lost wickets, that's where we lost it. It was a good wicket to bat on, but we didn't back it up with the bat. We need to polish up what went wrong in the next five weeks, and hopefully we'll do better against Pakistan."

4.15pm Massive win, this. The pitch looked flat when New Zealand were batting, but all their bowlers found something from it. The medium-pacers varied their pace well, the spinners - particularly Sodhi - actually spun the ball hard, and Milne and McClenaghan bowled fast and hit the pitch hard. Zimbabwe never, at any point, looked like mounting a challenge.

19.6
6
Elliott to Mpofu, SIX runs, short ball to finish, gets up to waist height, and Mpofu opens up at the hips and pulls it over the backward square leg boundary
19.5
0
Elliott to Mpofu, no run, slower ball wide of off stump, Mpofu swings and misses
19.4
4b
Elliott to Mpofu, 4 byes, slower ball, full outside off, and Mpofu pokes at it, playing down the wrong line entirely. Ball beats his outside edge, beats the keeper, and runs away for four byes
19.3
W
Elliott to Ervine, OUT, another slower ball, straighter this time, and it takes out off stump as Ervine slogs all around it

CR Ervine b Elliott 42 (78m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 91.30

19.2
0
Elliott to Ervine, no run, looks to make swinging room and launch one down the ground, can't connect with the slower ball outside off

around the wicket to Ervine

19.1
1
Elliott to Utseya, 1 run, slower ball on off stump, pulled towards long-on

Zimbabwe need 92 from the last over. Grant Ellott comes on to bowl it.

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12H MasakadzaCJ Chibhabha
2nd0CR ErvineCJ Chibhabha
3rd13CR ErvineSikandar Raza
4th9E ChigumburaCR Ervine
5th30CR ErvineSC Williams
6th25CR ErvineRW Chakabva
7th12CR ErvineAG Cremer
8th7P UtseyaCR Ervine
9th10P UtseyaCB Mpofu