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Best performances - Batsmen

BRM Taylor
128(120) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 63 runs
  • 3x4 - 3x6
2 18 30 5 19 19 19 16
RJ Nicol
108(131) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 74 runs
  • 10x4 - 0x6
4 27 9 0 11 8 30 19

Best performances - Bowlers

DAJ Bracewell
O10
M2
R55
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
JEC Franklin
O7
M0
R37
W2
Eco5.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

20 October 2011 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Siddhartha Talya

New Zealand continue to dominate this tour, three comprehensive wins in a row. Nicol's the man of the hour. Taylor scored a fighting century but this is an excellent pitch for batting, so those early wickets really hurt. His achievement, however, was overshadowed by that opening century stand between Nicol and Guptill, and Nicol's own century. Join us in a bit for the presentation.

Brendan Taylor: "It was a disappointing day. To rebuild from where we were was quite tough but 230 was never going to be enough. We need a decent start and our bowlers need to put them under pressure, 300 is a total we need to look at. We need to pick our game up again. Nice to spend some time at the crease. We can learn a lot from New Zealand. We are a better side than this."

Ross Taylor: "We were pretty confident chasing 230. Brendan was outstanding. Rob Nicol was promoted to open and getting a hundred was fantastic on debut. We pride ourselves on our fielding and that's an area we need to work on."

Rob Nicol is Man of the Match: "Pretty proud and it was an awesome day. It was a nice wicket. Guptill's a great batter and I enjoyed batting with him." Nicol was looking a little tired there.

That's all we have for today. Do join us the next time. Here's Nitin Sundar's report for the game.

43.3
1
Sibanda to Nicol, 1 run, A fitting end to the game from Nicol, rocks back and smacks that through the covers to finish it off, what a day for him
43.2
0
Sibanda to Nicol, no run, slapped but straight to extra cover
43.1
0
Sibanda to Nicol, no run, short outside off, cut away to point

Here's the list for 100s on debut in ODI cricket. Sibanda runs in

END OF OVER:
43 | 3 Runs | NZ: 231/1 (1 run required from 42 balls, RR: 5.37, RRR: 0.14)

  • BB McCullum39 (35b)
  • RJ Nicol107 (128b)
  • H Masakadza3-0-13-1
  • P Utseya9-0-41-0
42.6
0
Masakadza to BB McCullum, no run, fires it on leg stump, tried to work it away, struck high on the pads, no run on offer
42.5
0
Masakadza to BB McCullum, no run, there is a short mid-on in place and he gently pushes it to him
42.4
0
Masakadza to BB McCullum, no run, short legcutter on middle, it's jabbed to midwicket

Nicol is the seventh batsman to score a century on debut in ODI cricket