Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Post-match presentation:

Brendan Taylor is reasonably happy with the bowling, felt there were a few too many boundary balls but overall was quite pleased with his attack. He praises Shingi Masakadza for his efforts today, says he offers the side a lot. Says the team need to go back to the drawing board regarding their batting.

Brendon McCullum: Thinks 248 was a decent score considering the relative lack of momentum throughout the innings. Happy with the fielders' catching and the bowling attack's efforts. Says he wants his side to be ruthless, regardless of what the playing XI looks like. Says Rob Nicol should be pleased with how he bowled at the end into the wind. Wishes there was a little less grass on the pitch, but acknowledges the part the weather played during the week.

Martin Guptill is Man of the Match: Happy with his score but wants to keep scoring runs consistently and wanted a hundred today. Hopes for good batting conditions up north in Whangarei for the 2nd ODI.

That wraps up our live coverage of today's game, hope you enjoyed it and thanks for all the mails. Andrew Fernando's final match report will be up soon. Until the 2nd ODI in Whangarei on Monday, this is Avi Singh signing off on behalf of Andrew, Dan Brettig and Siddarth Ravindran on the editorial desk, and Venkat Raghav in the scoring department. Enjoy your weekend, and see you in three days' time!!

41.1
W
Nicol to Jarvis, OUT, Jarvis comes down and has a massive heave-ho at Nicol, gets nowhere near it and tries to slide the foot back over the line but Baz is quick as a flash to knock the bails off, New Zealand wrap up a comprehensive 90-run win

KM Jarvis st †BB McCullum b Nicol 2 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

END OF OVER:
41 | 1 Run | ZIM: 158/9 (91 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.85, RRR: 10.11)

  • RW Price26 (35b)
  • KM Jarvis2 (4b)
  • TG Southee8-0-27-0
  • RJ Nicol4-0-19-3
40.6
0
Southee to Price, no run, backs away and slaps it into the covers but can't beat the inner ring
40.5
0
Southee to Price, no run, too good there, rolls the fingers on it and that zips back in between bat and pad but also goes over the top of the stumps
40.4
0
Southee to Price, no run, bangs in a bouncer on leg, Price gets underneath it, seemed a bit high but not called
40.3
0
Southee to Price, no run, almost a caught and bowled chance there, completely mistimed the drive and it ended up getting to Southee on the bounce
40.2
0
Southee to Price, no run, Price goes for a big swing outside off but fails to get the feet moving
40.1
1
Southee to Jarvis, 1 run, unconvincingly pushes it through to third man

END OF OVER:
40 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 157/9 (92 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.92, RRR: 9.20)

  • RW Price26 (30b)
  • KM Jarvis1 (3b)
  • RJ Nicol4-0-19-3
  • NL McCullum5-0-19-0
39.6
0
Nicol to Price, no run, comes down and tries to swing to leg but misses and is struck on the thigh pad
39.5
1
Nicol to Jarvis, 1 run, draws him into a push outside off, gets an edge through the vacant slips area
39.4
0
Nicol to Jarvis, no run, again comes forward and defends down the pitch, Baz has put a fielder in at silly point
39.3
0
Nicol to Jarvis, no run, comes forward and defends
39.2
W
Nicol to Meth, OUT, three wickets for Nicol, Meth went down on bent knee for the sweep on middle and off, missed and was struck dead in front, going on to hit middle and leg halfway up

KO Meth lbw b Nicol 10 (47m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

39.1
1
Nicol to Price, 1 run, works it long-on off the back foot

END OF OVER:
39 | 9 Runs | ZIM: 155/8 (94 runs required from 66 balls, RR: 3.97, RRR: 8.54)

  • KO Meth10 (25b)
  • RW Price25 (28b)
  • NL McCullum5-0-19-0
  • AM Ellis8-1-34-1
38.6
0
NL McCullum to Meth, no run, Meth shows some adventurous intent and comes down the track but McCUllum spots him coming and shortens the length, Meth adjusts his movement and defends
38.5
1
NL McCullum to Price, 1 run, works this full ball on middle through square leg
38.4
0
NL McCullum to Price, no run, comes forward and defends solidly on off
38.3
4
NL McCullum to Price, FOUR runs, rubbish full toss outside off and Price again reverse-sweeps to the backward point fence on the bounce
38.2
0
NL McCullum to Price, no run, fired in on leg, hits him on the pad
38.1
4
NL McCullum to Price, FOUR runs, Price finally connects with one of those reverse sweeps, outside off and he gets it away to the point boundary

END OF OVER:
38 | (maiden) | ZIM: 146/8 (103 runs required from 72 balls, RR: 3.84, RRR: 8.58)

  • KO Meth10 (24b)
  • RW Price16 (23b)
  • AM Ellis8-1-34-1
  • NL McCullum4-0-10-0
37.6
0
Ellis to Meth, no run, a maiden over in the Batting Powerplay, Meth again takes the opportunity to practice his defensive technique
37.5
0
Ellis to Meth, no run, goes back once more and defends, Zimbabwe finally showing some Test match application, unfortunately though they're doing so in an ODI when they're requiring more than 8 per over
37.4
0
Ellis to Meth, no run, goes back and plays it down to leg
37.3
0
Ellis to Meth, no run, 126kph on leg, taken on the pad as he looks to work it round the corner
37.2
0
Ellis to Meth, no run, hops back and plays it down to mid-on
37.1
0
Ellis to Meth, no run, goes back and punches to Ellis in his follow-through

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3H MasakadzaS Matsikenyeri
2nd7H MasakadzaRW Chakabva
3rd5BRM TaylorRW Chakabva
4th52T TaibuBRM Taylor
5th30BRM TaylorMN Waller
6th13E ChigumburaMN Waller
7th9E ChigumburaKO Meth
8th3KO MethSW Masakadza
9th34RW PriceKO Meth
10th2RW PriceKM Jarvis