Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.5 beauty, and that is gone. Goes wide of the crease, angles it in on a fourth-stump line, and gets it to straighten just a touch. Guptill presses forward and pokes at it, away from his body, and Masakadza accepts the simple, waist-high chance at slip gleefully 20/1
    8.5 Chibhabha strikes, the short ball does it. Latham went for the pull from outside off, but the lack of pace defeated him, and he ended up bottom-edging it into his stumps 39/2
    36.3 and he's bowled! It was a length ball, angling in from outside off. Unwisely, he tried to dab that down to third man, playing with half a bat, and ended up chopping it onto his stumps. WAIT. HANG ON. Is that a no-ball? It's very close, but there's a tiny sliver of Panyangara's heel behind the line, and Williamson has to trudge back to the dressing room 176/3
    not out
    112
    122
    168
    6
    3
    91.80
    45.6 slower ball outside off, and for the third time the ball is slapped towards sweeper cover. This time it was hit closer to the fielder, Williams, and they take his arm on again, go for a second, and that was most unwise. The diving Elliott was a fair way from the crease when Chakabva picked up the throw and disturbed the bails 255/4
    not out
    14
    9
    23
    1
    0
    155.55
    Extras
    12 (lb 4, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    303/4 (50 Overs, RR: 6.06)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (MJ Guptill, 3.5 ov), 2-39 (TWM Latham, 8.5 ov), 3-176 (KS Williamson, 36.3 ov), 4-255 (GD Elliott, 45.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CB Mpofu1008408.402910240
    T Panyangara1005025.00345011
    CJ Chibhabha723214.57221110
    P Utseya704306.14182210
    AG Cremer1004804.80243000
    SC Williams402706.7593000
    Sikandar Raza201507.5032000
  • BATSMEN
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    34.6 gone this time! what an important wicket. Nathan McCullum strikes again. Tosses it up outside off and it drifts on with the arm and a thin outside edge is taken. Good catch by Ronchi too. What a massive strike just before drinks too. 194/2
    14.5 gone this time! Huge wicket. Lots of spin from outside off, and spins back in. Chamu gets on the front foot and tries to hit it through cover, doesn't account for the volume of spin and it beats his inside edge and sneaks through to knock back the stumps. Good stand but good timely wicket for NZ too. 74/1
    not out
    130
    108
    150
    11
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    120.37
    44.6 gone this time. Tries to clear long-on again but gets nowhere near the boundary. Guptill runs in and takes a good, low catch. He got too close to the ball and couldn't get enough elevation, in fact hardly any at all. 260/3
    not out
    7
    9
    27
    0
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    77.77
    Extras
    15 (lb 1, nb 1, w 13)
    TOTAL
    304/3 (49 Overs, RR: 6.2)
    Fall of wickets: 1-74 (CJ Chibhabha, 14.5 ov), 2-194 (H Masakadza, 34.6 ov), 3-260 (E Chigumbura, 44.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MJ Henry905806.44297130
    MJ McClenaghan904705.22274031
    JDS Neesham704406.28213120
    NL McCullum906236.88257110
    IS Sodhi1016506.50255200
    GD Elliott301705.66101100
    KS Williamson201005.0030000

Match Notes

Once Before

1

Number of times Zimbabwe have scored 300+ in a successful ODI chase - against New Zealand at Bulawayo, 2011

Ton Drought

3

Number of ODI hundreds for Hamilton Masakadza, the fewest amongst the 5 Zimbabwe batsmen who have scored 4000 runs

Everyone scoring big

50

Number of 300+ scores in 2015, already the second-most in any calendar year after 2007, when there were 51 such scores

Only one behind

15

Centuries by Ross Taylor in ODIs - the second most by a NZ batsman after Nathan Astle's 16 hundreds.

Best NZ pair

10

No. of century stands between Williamson and Taylor in just 38 inns - the most by a NZ pair in ODIs. Astle and Fleming had 9 in 118 inns.

Partnership stat

5

No. of century stands in ODIs between Williamson and Taylor this year - equal the most by any non-opening pair in a year. Dilshan and Sanga too put up 5 in 2015.

Nervous Nineties

5

No. times Williamson has got out in the nineties in his last 22 ODIs innings. He has three scores of 97.