Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BRM Taylor
107(105) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 4 5 0 5 5 2 2
MJ Guptill
105(121) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 3 2 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

KO Meth
O10.0
M1
R52
W2
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AJ McKay
O10.0
M0
R53
W4
Eco5.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

It would have been interesting if any of Waller, Chigumbura or Masakadza held on to the chances offered to them by McCullum. It was not to be as the partnership between Guptill and McCullum sealed the match for New Zealand. Though Zimbabwe tried to force their way in at the end, the spinners let them down by bowling short and wide

Taylor would be a disappointed man as his centuries in consecutive matches did not see him on the winning side. He has a lot to figure out before the third ODI

Guptill is the Man of the match for his century

Please join us for the final ODI on Tuesday. Till then it's a good night from all of us here

48.2
4
Mpofu to Oram, FOUR runs, match and series for New Zealand as Oram turns it to fine-leg for a boundary

Oram comes in

48.1
W
Mpofu to Franklin, OUT, short outside the off stump. Franklin chases it in an attempt to cut it and gets an under edge back to the keeper

END OF OVER:
48 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 257/5

  • JEC Franklin1 (1b)
  • KS Williamson14 (18b)
  • KO Meth10-1-52-2
  • CB Mpofu7-0-45-0
47.6
1
Meth to Franklin, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Franklin cuts it and a misfield by Sibanda at point allows him a single

Franklin the new batsman

47.5
1
Meth to Williamson, 1 run, drives it to long-on for a single
47.4
2
Meth to Williamson, 2 runs, turns it behind square for a couple
47.3
W
Meth to Williamson, OUT, how unfortunate can a batsman get? It is one thing to be dismissed if the ball hits some part of the bowler and hits the stumps. It is quite another thing if the ball ricochets of your pad to the bowler and he whips the bails off. Expect to read about this dismissal in any kind of 'weird dismissal's list'. Unlucky Watling

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BRM Taylor
107(105) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 4 5 0 5 5 2 2
MJ Guptill
105(121) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 3 2 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

KO Meth
O10.0
M1
R52
W2
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AJ McKay
O10.0
M0
R53
W4
Eco5.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF