New Zealand in Zimbabwe T20I Series - 1st T20I

Zimbabwe v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)

4.2

Mills to Mutizwa, 1 run, almost another one as Mills lets rip with the short ball that gets up at Mutizwa's throat, he goes for a weak pull, which ends up saving him as the ball falls in front of Bracewell running in from long leg

4.4

Mills to Mutizwa, no run, inside edge almost drops on the stumps, stays in the crease to one that comes in with the angle, he tries to play it with an angled blade and almost chops it on

4.5

Mills to Mutizwa, no run, troubles him again with a back of a length ball that comes in, he tries to dab it to third man from too close to the body, beaten

4.6

Mills to Mutizwa, 1 run, quietly dropped in front of mid on for a quick single

Zimbabwe 25/2   F Mutizwa 2* (4b)

5.1

Oram to Mutizwa, 3 runs, almost a run out, shortish one pulled through midwicket, they took on the throw from the deep for the third, no way non-striker would have made it in time, but Oram was not around at the crease to take the throw as it came in

5.3

Oram to Mutizwa, no run, length ball pushed in the air towards cover

5.4

Oram to Mutizwa, no run, now it is Mutizwa's turn to be beaten by a short and wide one outside off as he misses with an attempted dab

5.5

Oram to Mutizwa, FOUR, poor delivery and Mutizwa capitalises, short down the leg side and he swivels to help it wide of short fine leg

5.6

Oram to Mutizwa, 1 run, takes a single now to keep strike, not a particularly good over from Oram

Zimbabwe 34/2   F Mutizwa 10* (9b 1x4)

6.1

Woodcock to Mutizwa, 1 run, on the pads, pushed in the air in front of square leg

6.4

Woodcock to Mutizwa, 1 run, nudged off the front foot towards midwicket

6.6

Woodcock to Mutizwa, 1 run, pushed to mid on for one

Zimbabwe 39/2   F Mutizwa 13* (12b 1x4)

7.1

Oram to Mutizwa, 1 run, comes slowly off the deck but some width outside off, he slices it to third man

7.6

Oram to Mutizwa, 1 run, Oram is dealing in slower ones here, this one is of the short kind and it rises loopily at the batsman who does not get any sort of timing on the attempted pull, falls near square leg

Zimbabwe 44/2   F Mutizwa 15* (14b 1x4)

8.1

Woodcock to Mutizwa, 1 run, steps down the track but can only push in the air past extra cover as Woodcock pushes it through

8.4

Woodcock to Mutizwa, OUT, gone leg before, Zimbabwe are stuttering, got a long way across but it missed one that straightened from wide of the crease to catch him in front, even as the appeal was on, Taylor took off for a run, Brendon got to the ball and threw it towards the bowler, even as Woodcock was getting rid of the bails, the umpire finally gave Mutizwa out

F Mutizwa lbw b Woodcock 16 (16m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Zimbabwe 50/3   F Mutizwa 16 (16b 1x4)
Series Results
Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare - Oct 17, 2011
New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)
Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare - Oct 15, 2011
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
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Photos

Oct 15, 2011

Brendon McCullum celebrates his half-century, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 international, Harare

Brendon McCullum celebrates his half-century

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Oct 15, 2011

Brendan Taylor made a fluent half-century, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 international, Harare

Brendan Taylor made a fluent half-century

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