Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    run out (Ellis)
    7
    20
    19
    1
    0
    36.84
    1 for the second time today a wicket falls in the opening over of the innings, this angled in to leg and he tried to whip it away but it moved away a touch and struck him on middle and leg, given out, thinks of a review but is told to forget it 3/1
    6.1 Napier's ghosts loom portentiously over this match as Zimbabwe lose their third wicket inside the opening 10 overs, good length on off, moves away a touch, healthy edge provides some slip catching practice 15/3
    25.3 Nicol has the last laugh though! Bishen Bedi used to clap whenever batsmen hit him for a boundary, knowing that he would get them when they tried to do it again. Here he skies this to long-off, where Ellis tumbles but takes it cleanly 97/5
    19.5 Taibu perishes looking to up the tempo, gave himself some room and tried to smash it over the covers, the length wasn't quite full enough and he skied it to the edge of the circle, where Kane takes a comfortable catch 67/4
    28 Zimbabwe slide further, this one was turning in from off to middle, hit on the pad, initially not given but New Zealand use a review and it is shown to be hitting the top of middle 110/6
    29.4 again times the drive well but this time he has hit it straight back to Bracewell, who holds it nicely 119/7
    10
    47
    26
    1
    0
    38.46
    39.2 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 156/9
    30.5 outside off on a good length, bit of bounce and away movement, Shinig tries to defend but gets a thick edge to provide Nicol with another easy catch 122/8
    not out
    26
    41
    35
    5
    0
    74.28
    41.1 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 158/10
    Extras
    3 (w 3)
    TOTAL
    158 all out (41.1 Overs, RR: 3.83)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (S Matsikenyeri, 0.6 ov), 2-10 (H Masakadza, 5.2 ov), 3-15 (RW Chakabva, 6.1 ov), 4-67 (T Taibu, 19.5 ov), 5-97 (BRM Taylor, 25.3 ov), 6-110 (MN Waller, 27.6 ov), 7-119 (E Chigumbura, 29.4 ov), 8-122 (SW Masakadza, 30.5 ov), 9-156 (KO Meth, 39.2 ov), 10-158 (KM Jarvis, 41.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KD Mills8.022633.2500
    DAJ Bracewell8.013314.1210
    TG Southee8.002703.3710
    AM Ellis8.013414.2500
    RJ Nicol4.101944.5610
    NL McCullum5.001903.8000

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