New Zealand in Zimbabwe T20I Series - 1st T20I

Zimbabwe v New Zealand

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

1.1

Bracewell to Masakadza, 1 run, bit of away shape and he floats his first ball full and on middle and leg from wide of the crease, played out to midwicket

1.2

Bracewell to Chibhabha, no run, goes full again, on the stumps, there is some straightening again on the ball, pushed away to mid on

1.3

Bracewell to Chibhabha, 1 run, inside edge as he looks to drive again without moving the feet much, inside edge rolls behind square leg, Bracewell keeping it full again

1.4

Bracewell to Masakadza, SIX, for the first time he pitches on a length and Masakadza plonks front foot out and smashes him over mid off

1.5

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, tries to go hard at a length ball outside off but mistimes it to point

1.6

Bracewell to Masakadza, 1 run, does not quite get hold of a pitched up ball, still managed to get enough power on it but the bowler got down in time to take pace off it

Zimbabwe 10/0   DAJ Bracewell 1-0-9-0

3.1

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, hurled on a length close to off and holding its line, Taylor dead-bats it quietly

3.2

Bracewell to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor clears mid off, not by much, but he will get the boundary, it was moving away from him, but there was width and he stepped forward and went through with the swing, got enough on it

3.3

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, tries to belt another one through the off side, but this time the ball rolls along the ground to mid off

3.4

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, this one did not hold its line, it went straight on to the pads with the angle, Taylor managed to adjust, crouch and dab it towards midwicket

3.5

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, oh well, he has put in a lot of shoulder on this one, short ball takes off at the batsman who gets down on the knee and takes head out of the way

3.6

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, ends the over with another bouncer, but this one is outside off and he easily lets it go, Mills lures him in to the shot with one that is pitched up and moves away, Chibhabha throws the bat at it and Baz fumbles with the thick edge a couple of times before tumbling on the ground, ball in gloves

Zimbabwe 22/1   DAJ Bracewell 2-0-13-0

16.1

Bracewell to Taylor, (no ball) 1 run, drives a full delivery floated up wide outside off to sweeper cover, another no-ball from NZ

16.1

Bracewell to Chigumbura, 2 runs, opens up, goes deep in the crease and swings a full delivery through midwicket, the man in the deep gets to it

16.2

Bracewell to Chigumbura, 2 runs, clipped through midwicket, Williamson fumbles as he runs across from long on and Taylor comes back for two

16.3

Bracewell to Chigumbura, 2 runs, Elton has arrived and started finding the gaps right away, this time he drives a full one well wide of sweeper cover who has to put in a slide to stop it

16.4

Bracewell to Chigumbura, no run, well done, bends the knees and easily gets out of the line of a short ball slanted in

16.5

Bracewell to Chigumbura, no run, another short one, Elton was late in getting out of the way, got the bat down and let it sail past in the end

16.6

Bracewell to Chigumbura, no run, gets away with one that had some width on it, Elton cranks up but finds extra cover with the drive

Zimbabwe 107/5   DAJ Bracewell 3-0-21-0

18.1

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, gets it very full outside off and Taylor does not get much bat on it as he swings down to long on

18.2

Bracewell to Chigumbura, no run, lines up the midwicket boundary with a big heave but Bracewell bowls it pretty wide outside off and Elton cannot get bat to it

18.3

Bracewell to Chigumbura, no run, this is a tight over so far, gets it right in the blockhole a foot outside off, and elton can only dig it out

18.4

Bracewell to Chigumbura, FOUR, Bracewell does not get it full enough by some inches, the line is just outside off and Elton instantly tees off over the bowler

18.5

Bracewell to Chigumbura, no run, Bracewell bowls another well-directed short ball that comes in to Elton who cannot find any connection with a belatedly-attempted pull

18.6

Bracewell to Chigumbura, OUT, Elton has lifted this one high and straight to Ross Taylor at extra cover, it was a low full toss but he got too much underneath it and scooped it up in the air as he tried to go down the ground

E Chigumbura c Taylor b Bracewell 14 (16m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

Zimbabwe 119/6   DAJ Bracewell 4-0-26-1
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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