Third One-Day International

Zimbabwe v New Zealand

At Harare, October 5. New Zealand won by 83 runs. Toss: New Zealand.

A rearranged batting line-up did the trick for New Zealand. Cairns, promoted to open, and Astle set off at a run a ball, a momentum maintained by Fleming and McMillan, who belted five sixes in an exhilarating 66. The Flower brothers and Guy Whittall tried to match a run-rate of nearly six an over, but wickets fell regularly. New Zealand's last day of the tour was their best.

Man of the Match: C. L. Cairns. Man of the Series: C. Z. Harris.

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