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    48.2 bowled. That's a big breakthrough from an unlikely source. That was an unfortunate dismissal. It was turning down leg but it's gone off the thigh pad, then hit the bat and somehow contrived to roll onto leg stump. Mawoyo was looking good and has been dismissed by a ball that appeared harmless 157/3
    8.2 Bracewell strikes with the second ball from his new end. Vusi moves too far across, making it look worse than it actually is. This pitches in line with off, angles in, hits him in front of leg, just outside the crease, and could have slipped down leg 25/1
    23.4 What has Hami done? Dean Brownlie has pulled off a stunner at gully, but what was Masakadza doing here? Short ball, on off, he arches back to play this cut. This is pretty high to be riding, and fails to keep this down. And then Brownlie at gully dives full length to his right to pull this off 61/2
    85.2 that's definitely taken. Good gracious, this couldn't be more ironic if it were scripted. BT has played almost the exact same shot that he was lucky to survive off earlier and it's gone to the same man BJ Watling in the same position at sweeper cover. This time he took the catch well above the ground. BT's thrown it away. There was no need to chase after that wide ball. He was looking to hit straight but it's got the outside half of the bat and looped up on the off side. 265/4
    94.3 and as I say that, the tactic yields a wicket. Taibu goes for the sweep after resisting it all day and top-edges it to short midwicket. That ball pitched at least a foot outside leg but Taibu wanted to sweep anywhere and went hard at it. Didn't seem to be any extra bounce but he didn't get to the pitch of it and it popped up to give Guptill an easy catch 287/5
    106.1 and that could be it! Vettori has trapped Waller in front. Angled in from outside off and just straightened. Waller had got a huge stride in and it hit him on middle. The ball wasn't turning much and it could have drifted down leg but the umpire has decided it's straightening enough. Big decision 329/9
    99.4 oh what's he done. It's short and wide and he's reached for it. Gets a thick outside edge and what a catch that is from Young. He's dived to his right and low to pull it off. That ball was asking to be hit but Chakabva has found a way to get out to it. 303/6
    103.5 it's straight and full and that's what you need to do to tailenders. Ncube doesn't move his feet at all and has compeletely missed it. That was angled in and aimed at middle, but it was the length that changed. Ncube had been plonking the back foot down against Bracewell and the lack of footwork did him. Completely missed an attempted prod 321/7
    105.5 and he's edged that. Oh no, it's getting really serious for Zimbabwe now. That was angled in and just straightened a bit from outside off. Price didn't move his feet and just hung the bat out at it and got a thin edge 329/8
    not out
    108.1 it's all over!!! Vettori has trapped Mpofu in front. A full ball drifts in and Mpofu gets forward but it hits him in front of off and was going to hit the stumps 331/10
    13 (b 5, lb 4, nb 4)
    331 all out (108.1 Overs, RR: 3.06, 453 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (V Sibanda, 8.2 ov), 2-61 (H Masakadza, 23.4 ov), 3-157 (TMK Mawoyo, 48.2 ov), 4-265 (BRM Taylor, 85.2 ov), 5-287 (T Taibu, 94.3 ov), 6-303 (RW Chakabva, 99.4 ov), 7-321 (N Ncube, 103.5 ov), 8-329 (RW Price, 105.5 ov), 9-329 (MN Waller, 106.1 ov), 10-331 (CB Mpofu, 108.1 ov)
    CS Martin22.038513.8600
    DAJ Bracewell25.028553.4004
    DL Vettori38.1147131.8600
    JS Patel13.015103.9200
    MJ Guptill9.002813.1100
    DG Brownlie1.00202.0000

Close of Play

  • Tue, 1 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 275/3 (LRPL Taylor 76*, BJ Watling 16*, 90 ov)
  • Wed, 2 Nov - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 82/1 (V Sibanda 53*, H Masakadza 22*, 40 ov)
  • Thu, 3 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 28/2 (KS Williamson 13*, JS Patel 4*, 7 ov)
  • Fri, 4 Nov - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 61/2 (TMK Mawoyo 27*, 23.4 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Nov - day 5 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 331 (108.1 ov) - end of match

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