New Zealand in Zimbabwe T20I Series - 1st T20I

Zimbabwe v New Zealand

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

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

5.2

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, steered to third man for one

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   JDP Oram 1-0-9-0

7.1

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

7.2

Oram to Taylor, no run, shuffles across and gets outside the crease but is tucked up for room with one that is angled in, can only block

7.3

Oram to Taylor, no run, slows it down considerably and it hardly gets up as Taylor lines up the pull, rolls under his swing

7.4

Oram to Taylor, 2 runs, fetches the pull from a long way outside off now, but mistimes it and the man at deep midwicket gets to it

7.5

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, he is shuffling and standing almost outside off eyeing midwicket but Oram follow him there and he dinks it close to the stumps for one

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   JDP Oram 2-0-14-0

17.1

Oram to Taylor, 2 runs, walks across and scoops a slow back of a length ball wide of long leg for two

17.2

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, short from Oram but hardly gets up off the deck and Taylor cannot find placement on the pull, hits it straight to deep midwicket

17.3

Oram to Chigumbura, 2 runs, another slower one dug in outside off, Elton waits for a long time for it to arrive and slaps it, but point takes pace off it with a dive

17.4

Oram to Chigumbura, no run, he was setting himself up for the big shot but Oram hurried him into a defensive push with a quicker one angled in on the stumps

17.5

Oram to Chigumbura, 1 run, full delivery but he can only push it down to long on

17.6

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, again Oram does not give even an inch worth of width, tucked in front of square leg

Zimbabwe 114/5   JDP Oram 3-0-21-0

19.1

Oram to Chakabva, no run, swing and a miss to a wide one outside off

19.2

Oram to Chakabva, no run, backs away and has a slog but it rolls off the underedge to Oram who sends the batsman scurrying back with a throw, that misses in the end

19.3

Oram to Chakabva, OUT, Chakabva walks, he has bent the knee and had one last go at Oram, only finding an underedge on this length ball on its way to Brendon

RW Chakabva c †BB McCullum b Oram 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.4

Oram to Utseya, 1 run, Oram is all over Zimbabwe, he bowls a slow short one outside off that is dropped softly for a single, runs towards the ball, turns around and fires in the throw, hitting the non-striker's end, the batsman was in by that time

19.5

Oram to Taylor, 1 wide, he has banged in the short ball halfway up the track and it has climbed too high and sailed over the batsman

19.5

Oram to Taylor, 2 runs, fifty for Taylor with a couple on the off side, a fumble allows the second, he is the reason they have managed to get past 100 with his team-mates holing out all around the field

19.6

Oram to Taylor, OUT, Oram finally has his run-out, Taylor threw his bat at a low full toss, but Oram's big frame got down and stopped the ball, he recovered well to lob the ball on to the non-striker's stumps, catching Utseya well out of his ground

P Utseya run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Zimbabwe 123/8   JDP Oram 4-0-25-1
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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