Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BRM Taylor
50(46) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 0 2 4 0 3 1
BB McCullum
81(46) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 4 5 0 5 13 1 15

Best performances - Bowlers

KM Jarvis
O3.0
M0
R32
W0
Eco10.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KD Mills
O4.0
M0
R15
W2
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That is all from us, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with our scorer Venkat Raghav. Join us for the 2nd T20I on Monday at 2 pm local time. Here is Sid Talya's match report for you to read. Cheers

Brendan Taylor wasn't at the presentation, hope he has not done too much harm after he banged his head in to the turf while attempting that catch.

Brendon McCullum, the Man of the Match. Brendon: "Most of the credit to the bowlers, they made it easy to come out and bat that way. I like to bat that way, we have got many players of different skillsets and power, this is my job, it is not going to work every time though."

Ross Taylor: "We came here to win, and the way we started with the ball was pleasing, but we know Zimbabwe will come hard at us. When you have been out of cricket for so long, the way we backed up the bowlers in the field was excellent. Brendon and Martin were outstanding with the bat."

Smashing win for New Zealand then, was too easy in the end. Zimbabwe lost it when they just could not get going with the bat, too many wickets falling throughout the innings. And then Brendon McCullum just blew them away

Phil: "Fortunately for Zimbabwe, Chris Martin wasn't needed today..." Aye, His Phantomness is safely tucked away for the crunch situations

Guptill: "We haven't played for six months now, good to get a win. Brendon is a freak, he does it so well. Wicket was a little bit slow."

13.3
6
Price to McCullum, SIX runs, Baz ends in typical fashion, doesn't matter that Price fires it in flat and quick, Baz is already way down the track and has enough momentum to lift the ball high over wide long on to end the game
13.2
1
Price to Guptill, 1 run, backs away even further outside leg, Price drops it a touch short as he angles it in, he drags the pull through midwicket
13.1
0
Price to Guptill, no run, stands a foot outside leg, Price follows him and he pushes it back to the bowler

Ben: "Batting down to #11 wasn't really needed for NZ today."

END OF OVER:
13 | 10 Runs | NZ: 120/0

  • BB McCullum75 (45b)
  • MJ Guptill39 (34b)
  • H Masakadza1-0-10-0
  • CJ Chibhabha1-0-20-0
12.6
2
Masakadza to McCullum, 2 runs, squeezes the drive wide of long off for a couple more
12.5
0
Masakadza to McCullum, no run, slapped to extra cover off the back foot

andrew: "New Zealand are not 'rusty' at all. They are teaching poor Zim (my team) yet another T20 lesson. I wish we could compete more regularly."

12.4
1
Masakadza to Guptill, 1 run, pushes forward with a straight bat, single to long off

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BRM Taylor
50(46) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 0 2 4 0 3 1
BB McCullum
81(46) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 4 5 0 5 13 1 15

Best performances - Bowlers

KM Jarvis
O3.0
M0
R32
W0
Eco10.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KD Mills
O4.0
M0
R15
W2
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF