New Zealand in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 1st ODI

Zimbabwe v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)

Almost set for the start. Mills will kick things off. Two slips in place.

Jacob Oram is ill and will miss the game. Zimbabwe have Vusi Sibanda and Tatenda Taibu returning. Taibu was injured prior to the Twenty20 games, Sibanda had a family bereavement. The XIs will be updated in a bit. Meanwhile, you can read the preview for this game. Doug Bracewell makes his ODI debut.

Toss: Zimbabwe are won the toss and are batting.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the first ODI between Zimbabwe and New Zealand. Zimbabwe were hammered in both the Twenty20s and need a major turnaround. The track in Harare's a good one for batting, as the Twenty20s showed

0.1

Mills to Sibanda, no run, some movement for Mills, short of a good length outside off, moves away, leaves it be

0.2

Mills to Sibanda, no run, goodish length this time, a hint of movement away after landing in that channel outside off, left alone

0.3

Mills to Sibanda, no run, pitching it a fraction outside off, steps out and gets to the pitch and defends it into the off side

0.4

Mills to Sibanda, no run, beaten this time, short of a good length outside off, pokes at it and is beaten

0.5

Mills to Sibanda, no run, in that corridor again, pitching on that driving length, some shape away, leaves it be this time

0.6

Mills to Sibanda, 1 run, bowling from wide of the crease, angling in towards middle and leg, turns it behind square for a single

End of over 1 (1 run) Zimbabwe 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
V Sibanda    1* (6b)      KD Mills    1-0-1-0
CJ Chibhabha    0* (0b)     

Bracewell to bowl from the other end

1.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, bowling from slightly wide of the crease, angling in towards middle and leg, gets on the back foot, squares him up a bit, made contact with the thigh, would have probably gone over

1.2

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, fires it on middle, gets on the back foot, is nicely behind it, defends it to mid-on

1.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, lands on a good length, drives it firmly but Nathan McCullum at extra cover dives to his right and prevents a few runs

1.4

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, bowled it full on the off, defended solidly towards extra cover

1.5

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended into the leg side off the back foot

Two slips and a gully

1.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, FOUR, nicely timed, pitched it up on middle but he met it with a full face, driving it uppishly but firmly past mid-on

End of over 2 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 5/0 (RR: 2.50)
V Sibanda    5* (12b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    1-0-4-0
CJ Chibhabha    0* (0b)      KD Mills    1-0-1-0

2.1

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, good, sharp bouncer, dropped it short on the off and the batsman was wise to duck under it

2.2

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, back of a length outside off, moving away, sways out of the way does Chibhabha

2.3

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, short of a good length, moving away again, watches it through to the keeper

2.4

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, similar length and line, shortish outside off and he leaves it alone, watchful first couple of overs

2.5

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, slightly wide of the crease and again in that corridor outside off, shoulders arms to that one

2.6

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, lovely line, driving length outside off but backed up with movement, left alone once more

End of over 3 (maiden) Zimbabwe 5/0 (RR: 1.66)
CJ Chibhabha    0* (6b)      KD Mills    2-1-1-0
V Sibanda    5* (12b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    1-0-4-0

3.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, OUT, Sibanda poked at that one, short of a good length and this nipped away just a hint, Sibanda had been kept quiet outside off and he couldn't resist stabbing at that one, nicked it faintly to the keeper, that's his first ODI wicket

V Sibanda c †BB McCullum b Bracewell 5 (13m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

Hamilton Masakadza's the new man

3.2

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, short of a good length outside off, knocked into the off side

3.3

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, yorker length outside off stump this time, dug out in front of square

3.4

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, pitched it up outside off, pushed towards mid-off, thinks of a single but Nathan McCullum doesn't allow them one

3.5

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, trying to tease him in that channel outside off, shoulders arms to that one

3.6

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, shortish on the off, rocks back and punches it towards cover, good, tight start by New Zealand

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 5/1 (RR: 1.25)
H Masakadza    0* (5b)      DAJ Bracewell    2-1-4-1
CJ Chibhabha    0* (6b)      KD Mills    2-1-1-0

It's the 100th ODI to be played at the Harare Sports Club, the TV commentators inform us

4.1

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, full outside off, gets to the pitch and defends it solidly towards cover

4.2

Mills to Chibhabha, 2 runs, short of a good length on the off, rocks back and guides it behind point for a couple of runs, third man takes a while to run in

4.3

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line this time and he leaves it be

4.4

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, angling in towards middle and off, covers it well and pushes it back to Mills

4.5

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, superbly bowled, angling in towards off and middle and nipped away lethally, got him on the back foot and he was caught in two minds, got squared up completely and was beaten

4.6

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, missed run-out, Guptill misses a chance, punched off the back foot towards him at cover, Chibhabha wants the single and is sent back, he slips as he turns around but Guptill doesn't hit the target, would have been out by a mile

End of over 5 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 7/1 (RR: 1.40)
CJ Chibhabha    2* (12b)      KD Mills    3-1-3-0
H Masakadza    0* (5b)      DAJ Bracewell    2-1-4-1

5.1

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, angling in towards middle, pushed from the crease towards mid-on

5.2

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, gets outside the line to play that into the leg side, is struck high on the pads as he tries to turn the face

5.3

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushes it back to the bowler

5.4

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, dropped it short on middle and it hurried onto him, tried to whip it off the back foot but it ended up striking him on the thigh

5.5

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, banged it short on middle and Maskadza, who had thought of the pull, wisely withdrew the shot and let it go

5.6

Bracewell to Masakadza, OUT, cleaned him up, the middle stump is out of the ground, drew him forward with a good length delivery this time, Masakadza was half forward as he tried to drive it through the covers, got an inside edge that knocked out middle. New Zealand continue to be impressive

H Masakadza b Bracewell 0 (12m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 7/2 (RR: 1.16)
     DAJ Bracewell    3-2-4-2
CJ Chibhabha    2* (12b)      KD Mills    3-1-3-0

Brendan Taylor walks in

6.1

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, Mills continues to test the batsmen outside off, has been very consistent in his line today, left alone by Chibhabha

6.2

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, short of a good length outside off again, doesn't want to chase it does Chibhabha, leaves it be

6.3

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, angling in towards middle, gets on the back foot to defend it towards mid-on

6.4

Mills to Chibhabha, FOUR, pitched up and he goes after it, drives it soundly between cover and point, Guptill gives chase but can't quite drag it back despite a full-length dive

6.5

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, a little more width on this one but again, it's moving further, leaves it alone this time

6.6

Mills to Chibhabha, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended off the back foot towards cover

End of over 7 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 11/2 (RR: 1.57)
CJ Chibhabha    6* (18b 1x4)      KD Mills    4-1-7-0
BRM Taylor    0* (0b)      DAJ Bracewell    3-2-4-2

7.1

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, angling in towards middle, gets on the back foot and turns it behind square for a single

7.2

Bracewell to Chibhabha, no run, shortish on the off, pushes him back and he meets him solidly, knocking it down towards cover

7.3

Bracewell to Chibhabha, OUT, gone, Bracewell's had an excellent debut so far, teasing the batsman outside off again, moves away just a hint and it's sufficient to fetch him a wicket, it's Chibhabha's turn to play at it this time and he feathers it to Brendon McCullum

CJ Chibhabha c †BB McCullum b Bracewell 6 (33m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Taibu and Taylor have a big rebuilding task at hand now

7.4

Bracewell to Taibu, 1 run, bowled full on middle, Taibu plays it from the crease and turns it away past mid-on for a single

7.5

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves it alone, this one holds its line

7.6

Bracewell to Taylor, 3 runs, found the gap, short outside off, punched between cover and point into the deep for three runs

End of over 8 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 16/3 (RR: 2.00)
BRM Taylor    4* (3b)      DAJ Bracewell    4-2-9-3
T Taibu    1* (1b)      KD Mills    4-1-7-0

8.1

Mills to Taylor, no run, back of a length on middle, rocks back and defends it to the bowler

8.2

Mills to Taylor, no run, banged it short on middle, not called a wide, was a tough too high it seemed, ducked under it

8.3

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, full on the off, gets forward and defends it towards cover, pinches a quick single

8.4

Mills to Taibu, no run, in that channel outside off and still getting movement, shoulders arms to the keeper

8.5

Mills to Taibu, no run, fullish outside off but Taibu isn't risking driving, leaves it alone

8.6

Mills to Taibu, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves it alone to the keeper

End of over 9 (1 run) Zimbabwe 17/3 (RR: 1.88)
T Taibu    1* (4b)      KD Mills    5-1-8-0
BRM Taylor    5* (6b)      DAJ Bracewell    4-2-9-3

9.1

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, shortish on middle, rocks on the back foot and plays it towards mid-on

9.2

Bracewell to Taibu, no run, goodish length on the off, gets to the pitch and defends it down the pitch

9.3

Bracewell to Taibu, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven on the up this time towards extra cover, Nathan McCullum fumbles and concedes a single, a rare lapse in the field

9.4

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, fires it full on the off stump, defended it back to the bowler

9.5

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, tried to be a little smart there did Taylor, pretended to duck but tried to upper cut it at the same time, missed

9.6

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, short of a good length on middle, rocks back and taps it to the bowler

End of over 10 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 19/3 (RR: 1.90)
BRM Taylor    6* (10b)      DAJ Bracewell    5-2-11-3
T Taibu    2* (6b)      KD Mills    5-1-8-0

Franklin to bowl, one slip in place

10.1

Franklin to Taibu, no run, good length outside off, closer to the stumps, Taibu lets it be

10.2

Franklin to Taibu, no run, a touch fuller on the off, gets forward and plays it back to the bowler

10.3

Franklin to Taibu, no run, a touch short again on middle and off, gets across and tries to play it down straight, struck on the thigh

10.4

Franklin to Taibu, 2 runs, slower one this time, a touch too straight, turned away past square leg for a couple of runs

10.5

Franklin to Taibu, no run, played it slightly away from his body, pushed it towards point

10.6

Franklin to Taibu, OUT, Kane Williamson, superbly done, pitched up and he drove it uppishly towards extra cover, Williamson didn't have a lot of reaction time there but he timed his jump perfectly and palmed it with one hand before clasping it with both on the second attempt

T Taibu c Williamson b Franklin 4 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 11 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 21/4 (RR: 1.90)
     JEC Franklin    1-0-2-1
BRM Taylor    6* (10b)      DAJ Bracewell    5-2-11-3

Andy McKay, the left-arm seamer, runs in now

11.1

McKay to Taylor, FOUR, starts off with plenty of width, short as well and it's punished past point for a boundary

11.2

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, short and wide, goes for the cut again, gets a thick outside edge to third man for a single

11.3

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, back of a length on the off, taps it down towards point from the crease

Mutizwa's facing

11.4

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, full outside off, in the slot but Mutizwa opts to leave it alone

11.5

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, in that channel outside off this time, much better from McKay, left alone once more

11.6

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, shortish on leg stump, tries to turn it square but ends up being struck on his thigh

End of over 12 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 26/4 (RR: 2.16)
F Mutizwa    0* (4b)      AJ McKay    1-0-5-0
BRM Taylor    11* (12b 1x4)      JEC Franklin    1-0-2-1

12.1

Franklin to Taylor, no run, pitched outside leg and nipped in to catch him on the pads as he shuffled across to turn it square

12.2

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, bowled it full on the off, pushed down the pitch past mid-off, just the single though

12.3

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, short and wide, there for the taking and he goes after it, tried to slash it hard over point but missed

One slip

12.4

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, goodish length on middle and off this time, gets a stride out and defends it to mid-off

12.5

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, short of a good length on middle, nips away again and this time he's beaten as he tried to open the face

12.6

Franklin to Mutizwa, 2 runs, shortish, mistimed an attempt at a pull, got it wide of square leg into the deep for a couple of runs

End of over 13 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 29/4 (RR: 2.23)
F Mutizwa    2* (8b)      JEC Franklin    2-0-5-1
BRM Taylor    12* (14b 1x4)      AJ McKay    1-0-5-0

13.1

McKay to Taylor, no run, dropped it short outside off, cut away straight to point

13.2

McKay to Taylor, no run, fired on middle, gets on the back foot and taps it in front of midwicket

13.3

McKay to Taylor, FOUR, drops it short outside off, plenty of width from McKay, Taylor reaches for it and finds the gap, placing it past cover

13.4

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, straying on leg stump this time, turned past square leg for a single

13.5

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, bowled it short outside off, too short and it was there to cut, Mutizwa reached for it but missed

13.6

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, full outside off, digs it out towards cover

End of over 14 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 34/4 (RR: 2.42)
F Mutizwa    2* (10b)      AJ McKay    2-0-10-0
BRM Taylor    17* (18b 2x4)      JEC Franklin    2-0-5-1

14.1

Franklin to Taylor, no run, angling it wide of Taylor, on a good length, he leaves it alone

14.2

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, pushed off the back foot into the off side

14.3

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run

14.4

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, short of a good length outside off, borders on being a wide but he doesn't call it, left alone

14.5

Franklin to Mutizwa, 2 runs, pitched it up outside off, driven firmly through the covers into the deep for a couple of runs

14.6

Franklin to Mutizwa, 1 wide, banged it short on middle, well over the batsman's head, called a wide this time

14.6

Franklin to Mutizwa, 1 run, plays with bat close to pad, only half-forward, gets an inside edge onto his pads and it rolls into the leg side

End of over 15 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 39/4 (RR: 2.60)
F Mutizwa    5* (14b)      JEC Franklin    3-0-10-1
BRM Taylor    18* (20b 2x4)      AJ McKay    2-0-10-0

New Zealand have taken the bowling Powerplay now, one slip

15.1

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, round the wicket this time, pitched it on a good length, pushed on the up towards cover

15.2

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, in that channel outside off and Mutizwa is content to let it go

15.3

McKay to Mutizwa, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, runs it down towards third man for a single

15.4

McKay to Taylor, no run, they're not chasing these tempting deliveries outside off, left alone to the keeper

15.5

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, reaches forward and pushes that between extra cover and mid-off for a single

15.6

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves it alone and it goes through to the keeper

End of over 16 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 41/4 (RR: 2.56)
F Mutizwa    6* (18b)      AJ McKay    3-0-12-0
BRM Taylor    19* (22b 2x4)      JEC Franklin    3-0-10-1

16.1

Franklin to Taylor, no run, short of a good length on the off, Taylor gets on the back foot and taps it to extra cover

16.2

Franklin to Taylor, no run, gets across this time and treats it identically, straight to extra cover

16.3

Franklin to Taylor, no run, the ball's still moving a bit, Franklin gets it to nip away, Taylor's not going after those

16.4

Franklin to Taylor, no run, bowled it on a good length on the off, stretches forward and defends it to mid-off

16.5

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, slower one bowled full, pushed it wide of mid-off for a single

16.6

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run

End of over 17 (1 run) Zimbabwe 42/4 (RR: 2.47)
F Mutizwa    6* (19b)      JEC Franklin    4-0-11-1
BRM Taylor    20* (27b 2x4)      AJ McKay    3-0-12-0

McKay continues.

17.1

McKay to Taylor, no run, short ball angling in from outside off, calmly blocked.

One widish slip still in attendance.

17.2

McKay to Taylor, no run, near yorker outside off, Taylor digs it out into the covers.

17.3

McKay to Taylor, no run, over-pitched and there for the drive, but Taylor's in such a defensive mindset, understandably, that he laces it straight to cover.

17.4

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, slanted generously down the leg side, Taylor helps it along to fine leg for one.

17.5

McKay to Mutizwa, FOUR, where did that come from? Mutizwa breaks the shackles with the most sumptuous of pulls. He stands tall, swivels and thumps a McKay bumper high over midwicket.

17.6

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, slower ball pushed wide of off stump, Mutizwa lets it go.

End of over 18 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 47/4 (RR: 2.61)
F Mutizwa    10* (21b 1x4)      AJ McKay    4-0-17-0
BRM Taylor    21* (31b 2x4)      JEC Franklin    4-0-11-1

18.1

Franklin to Taylor, no run, Franklin angles one across Taylor who defends to the off side.

18.2

Franklin to Taylor, no run, over-pitched outside off, Taylor pushes it straight to mid-off.

18.3

Franklin to Taylor, FOUR, lucky. Taylor is cut in half by a polite indipper from Franklin, and ends up inside edging an attempted dab to the off side, just past the stumps and through to fine leg for four.

18.4

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, better from Taylor, covers the gap as he leans into a push-drive and takes a single to mid-off.

18.5

Franklin to Mutizwa, 2 runs, slower ball pitched up outside off, pushed gingerly into the covers.

18.6

Franklin to Mutizwa, 1 leg bye, another slower ball nips in, Mutizwa is early on the airy pull and it goes to the off side off the pad.

End of over 19 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 55/4 (RR: 2.89)
F Mutizwa    12* (23b 1x4)      JEC Franklin    5-0-18-1
BRM Taylor    26* (35b 3x4)      AJ McKay    4-0-17-0

Rob Nicol comes on to bowl some offspinners

19.1

Nicol to Mutizwa, no run, turns in from outside off, gets forward and pushe sit towards cover

19.2

Nicol to Mutizwa, no run, gets forward and plays it back to the bowler

19.3

Nicol to Mutizwa, 1 run

19.4

Nicol to Taylor, 2 runs, turned away off the front foot wide of square leg for a brace

19.5

Nicol to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven down towards long-on for a single

19.6

Nicol to Mutizwa, no run, flighted on the off, gets to the pitch and pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 20 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 59/4 (RR: 2.95)
F Mutizwa    13* (27b 1x4)      RJ Nicol    1-0-4-0
BRM Taylor    29* (37b 3x4)      JEC Franklin    5-0-18-1

Nathan McCullum to bowl now, he was impressive in the T20s

20.1

NL McCullum to Taylor, no run, flat outside off, shortish, punched back to the bowler

20.2

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up on the off, works it wide of midwicket for a single

20.3

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, tossed up on middle, driven down to long-on for one more

20.4

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, bowling round the wicket, turned it wide of square leg for a single

20.5

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, fires it quick on middle from round the wicket, gets on the back foot and plays it back to the bowler

20.6

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, played down the ground towards long-on, keeps strike

End of over 21 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 63/4 (RR: 3.00)
F Mutizwa    15* (30b 1x4)      NL McCullum    1-0-4-0
BRM Taylor    31* (40b 3x4)      RJ Nicol    1-0-4-0

21.1

Nicol to Mutizwa, 1 run, shortish outside off, rocks back and cuts it wide of point for a single in the deep

21.2

Nicol to Taylor, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards deep cover for a single

21.3

Nicol to Mutizwa, no run, stretches forward and pushes it towards cover

21.4

Nicol to Mutizwa, 1 run, flighted on middle, long-on into the action again

21.5

Nicol to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor times that very well, bowled flat but he came down the track and just punched it through the line uppishly past mid-off

21.6

Nicol to Taylor, no run, turned it towards short fine leg, was straying down leg but couldn't beat the fielder inside the circle

End of over 22 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 70/4 (RR: 3.18)
BRM Taylor    36* (43b 4x4)      RJ Nicol    2-0-11-0
F Mutizwa    17* (33b 1x4)      NL McCullum    1-0-4-0

22.1

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, tossed up on the off, crunched to extra cover

22.2

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, eased it through to deep cover to raise the 50-stand, the innings in a rebuilding phase here

22.3

NL McCullum to Taylor, no run, shortish on the off, waits for it to turn in and punches it back to the bowler

22.4

NL McCullum to Taylor, no run, full on middle, pushed back to the bowler

22.5

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and sweeps it hard to square leg where the fielder fumbles and allows a single

22.6

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, takes it from a length and drives it to long-on to keep strike

End of over 23 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 73/4 (RR: 3.17)
F Mutizwa    19* (36b 1x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-7-0
BRM Taylor    37* (46b 4x4)      RJ Nicol    2-0-11-0

23.1

Nicol to Mutizwa, 1 run, round the wicket, bowled a little short outside off, knocks it wide of point for a single

23.2

Nicol to Taylor, 1 run, punched to long-on off the back foot for a single

23.3

Nicol to Mutizwa, no run, gets forward and strikes it straight to midwicket

23.4

Nicol to Mutizwa, 1 run, pushed through the line towards long-on for one more

23.5

Nicol to Taylor, 1 run, fires it short on middle, tickled wide of square leg for a single

23.6

Nicol to Mutizwa, 1 run, short of a good length, turns in, waits for it and punches it to long-on

End of over 24 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 78/4 (RR: 3.25)
F Mutizwa    22* (40b 1x4)      RJ Nicol    3-0-16-0
BRM Taylor    39* (48b 4x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-7-0

24.1

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, flighted outside off, drilled but there is a deep cover in place, Kane Williamson cuts it off

24.2

NL McCullum to Taylor, 2 runs, quicker through the air but full, Taylor chips it over the bowler's head, long-on cuts it off but they've managed to take a couple

24.3

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, he's timing them well, driven firmly to long-off for a single

24.4

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, worked away off the back foot but straight to midwicket

24.5

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, gets front and across and turns it to square leg

24.6

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, pushed through the line to long-off for a single, a decent recovery from this pair

End of over 25 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 83/4 (RR: 3.32)
F Mutizwa    24* (44b 1x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-12-0
BRM Taylor    42* (50b 4x4)      RJ Nicol    3-0-16-0

25.1

Nicol to Mutizwa, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets back and whips it past midwicket for a single

25.2

Nicol to Taylor, no run, floated up on the off, played it back to the bowler

25.3

Nicol to Taylor, no run, gets front and across and turns it away to midwicket

25.4

Nicol to Taylor, no run, quicker this time, and straight, turned to midwicket once more

25.5

Nicol to Taylor, no run, that's three consecutive deliveries that it's gone to the same fielder

25.6

Nicol to Taylor, 2 runs, plays it more square this time, past square leg, for a comfortable single

End of over 26 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 86/4 (RR: 3.30)
BRM Taylor    44* (55b 4x4)      RJ Nicol    4-0-19-0
F Mutizwa    25* (45b 1x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-12-0

26.1

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 2 runs, smartly done, round the wicket and he angles it towards leg stump, Mutizwa paddles it past short fine into the deep for a couple of runs

26.2

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, flighted on the off, driven straight back to the bowler

26.3

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, turns in from outside off, looks to stab it to cover, gets a thick inside edge to midwicket

26.4

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 2 runs, goes for the paddle sweep again, plenty of vacant spaces and it allows them to come back for the second

26.5

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, chipped it wide of midwicket for a single

26.6

NL McCullum to Taylor, no run, flat outside off, gets forward and pushes it to extra cover

End of over 27 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 91/4 (RR: 3.37)
BRM Taylor    44* (56b 4x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-17-0
F Mutizwa    30* (50b 1x4)      RJ Nicol    4-0-19-0

27.1

Nicol to Mutizwa, no run, fired in on middle and leg, he can't get it away.

27.2

Nicol to Mutizwa, no run, this one slips down the leg side and Baz gets excited after collecting it.

27.3

Nicol to Mutizwa, 1 run, Mutizwa works a single into the leg side, played easily with the turn.

27.4

Nicol to Taylor, 1 run, full ball outside off, pushed into the covers.

27.5

Nicol to Mutizwa, no run, Mutizwa leans out and defends a flighted delivery into the covers.

27.6

Nicol to Mutizwa, 2 runs, loopy ball outside off, Mutizwa is drawn into a loose drive and edges it through the vacant slips for a couple.

End of over 28 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 95/4 (RR: 3.39)
F Mutizwa    33* (55b 1x4)      RJ Nicol    5-0-23-0
BRM Taylor    45* (57b 4x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-17-0

28.1

NL McCullum to Taylor, no run, Nathan curls this in outside off, Taylor nudges to the leg side.

28.2

NL McCullum to Taylor, no run, Taylor jumps out and taps towards mid-on with the spin.

28.3

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, close. Full and flat, lands outside off and heads on towards the stumps. Taylor misses the sweep and is struck in front. No referrals in this series ...

28.4

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, this one slips on the batsman and pops up on the leg side, but safely away from Nathan on his follow through.

28.5

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, Mutizwa hangs back and pushes a full ball into the off side.

28.6

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, worked with the turn to midwicket, but not for runs.

End of over 29 (1 run) Zimbabwe 96/4 (RR: 3.31)
F Mutizwa    33* (58b 1x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-18-0
BRM Taylor    46* (60b 4x4)      RJ Nicol    5-0-23-0

A decent recovery this. Kyle Mills into the attack now.

29.1

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Taylor opens the face to guide it to third man.,

29.2

Mills to Mutizwa, no run, swing and a miss. He has a reputation for pulling well, but misses this one as it bursts through at pace. It was shot, so the shot was on.

29.3

Mills to Mutizwa, no run, shaped onto the pads, worked to the leg side.

29.4

Mills to Mutizwa, 1 run, length ball, Mutizwa plays a laboured haul-drive to mid-on. Needless throw hits the stumps and gives them the single.

"Taylor has become our very own shakib al hasan, saving us all the time!! If only he was bowler too," says Zaj.

29.5

Mills to Taylor, no run, short of a length outside off, dabbed into the covers and Taylor wants one. Mutizwa doesn't.

29.6

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, angled in gently towards the pads, dabbed away square for a single.

End of over 30 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 99/4 (RR: 3.30)
BRM Taylor    48* (63b 4x4)      KD Mills    6-1-11-0
F Mutizwa    34* (61b 1x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-18-0

30.1

NL McCullum to Taylor, no run, speared in full, pushed to the leg side.

30.2

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, Nathan clangs a return catch. It was tossed up outside off, and Taylor was drawn early into the drive. Nathan reacted well as it popped up to his left, but couldn't hold on.

30.3

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, Mutizwa gets a full ball on the stumps, played to the leg side.

30.4

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, stays back and forces a length ball into the off side.

30.5

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, gets the single now, driven through mid-on for a single

30.6

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, Fifty for Taylor, and how well he has played here. Dabs a full ball on the pads square for a single.

End of over 31 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 102/4 (RR: 3.29)
BRM Taylor    50* (66b 4x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-21-0
F Mutizwa    35* (64b 1x4)      KD Mills    6-1-11-0

31.1

Mills to Taylor, no run, full ball from Mills outside off, Taylor guides it square with an angled face.

31.2

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, full again, Taylor drives fluently through extra cover for one more.

31.3

Mills to Mutizwa, 1 run, slow short ball, Mutizwa handles it well as he rolls the wrists over the pull shot, but the running is sluggish.

31.4

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, this one ducks in, Taylor drops it to mid-on for one more.

31.5

Mills to Mutizwa, 1 run, fullish ball tails into Mutizwa, who drags it away through midwicket for one.

31.6

Mills to Taylor, no run, Mills angles another one in, Taylor defends from the crease

End of over 32 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 106/4 (RR: 3.31)
BRM Taylor    52* (70b 4x4)      KD Mills    7-1-15-0
F Mutizwa    37* (66b 1x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-21-0

32.1

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, chipped in front of midwicket

32.2

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, gets front and across and plays it to midwicket again

32.3

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, appeal for lbw, turning in from outside off, get tries to turn the face on it, gets struck on the pads but outside the line

32.4

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run

32.5

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, steps out of the crease and works it away to deep midwicket for a single

32.6

NL McCullum to Taylor, SIX, dropped and six, Taylor went on the attack there, picked it up from a length and struck it flat towards long-off where Andy McKay was in place but couldn't hold on as he tried to take it over his head, ended up palming it over the ropes

End of over 33 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 113/4 (RR: 3.42)
BRM Taylor    58* (71b 4x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    7-0-28-0
F Mutizwa    38* (71b 1x4)      KD Mills    7-1-15-0

Can he make up for that lapse? McKay's been brought on to bowl. Has a slip in place

33.1

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, short outside off, reaches to play a cut, misses

33.2

McKay to Mutizwa, 1 run, bowled it full on middle, flicked away wristily towards deep midwicket for a single

They're changing balls. One may have gone out of shape.

33.3

McKay to Taylor, no run, in the channel outside off stump, holds its line and he lets it through to the keeper

33.4

McKay to Taylor, no run, run-out attempt, shortish on middle, Taylor tries to work it away is struck on the rib, Mutizwa is halfway down the pitch as Taylor doesn't respond to the single, McKay picks up and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end but Mutizwa's managed to make it back in time

33.5

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, shortish on middle, turned into the leg side off the back foot for a single

McKay comes round the wicket

33.6

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, bowled it full on the off stump, pushes it towards mid-off

End of over 34 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 115/4 (RR: 3.38)
F Mutizwa    39* (74b 1x4)      AJ McKay    5-0-19-0
BRM Taylor    59* (74b 4x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    7-0-28-0

34.1

NL McCullum to Taylor, SIX, That's disappeared, flighted, tempting delivery, Taylor came down the track, got to the pitch and smashed it over long-on

34.2

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, bowled it on middle, tickled past square leg for a single

34.3

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, played down towards long-on for a single

34.4

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, driven down towards long-on for a single

34.5

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, low full toss on the off, long-on is a preferred place for scoring for this pair

34.6

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, pushed off the back foot towards wide long-on for one more to keep strike

End of over 35 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 126/4 (RR: 3.60)
BRM Taylor    68* (78b 4x4 2x6)      NL McCullum    8-0-39-0
F Mutizwa    41* (76b 1x4)      AJ McKay    5-0-19-0

Zimbabwe are taking the batting Powerplay. Bracewell's back into the attack

35.1

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets back and knocks it into the off side

35.2

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, not giving much away at all, Taylor shuffles across but has to check his shot at the end, played back to the bowler

35.3

Bracewell to Taylor, 2 runs, slower one bowled short on the off, turned away past short fine leg for a couple of runs

35.4

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, good length on the off, defended into the off side

35.5

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 leg bye, slower one bowled slightly short on leg stump, tries to tickle it wide of short fine, gets a leg-bye

35.6

Bracewell to Mutizwa, 1 run, a bit of reverse on that one, aiming for the blockhole, dug out wide of square leg for a single

End of over 36 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 130/4 (RR: 3.61)
F Mutizwa    42* (77b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    6-2-14-3
BRM Taylor    70* (83b 4x4 2x6)      NL McCullum    8-0-39-0

36.1

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, angling in from round the wicket, defended in the direction of mid-off

36.2

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets across and taps it towards midwicket

36.3

McKay to Mutizwa, FOUR, slower one and he picked it, landed on a length and he dispatched it handsomely over mid-on for a boundary

36.4

McKay to Mutizwa, 1 run, drops it past extra cover in the direction of mid-off for a single

36.5

McKay to Taylor, no run, low full toss on the off stump, pushes it straight to extra cover

36.6

McKay to Taylor, no run, almost in the blockhole, Taylor had made room to force it through the off side but missed, couldn't connect

End of over 37 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 135/4 (RR: 3.64)
BRM Taylor    70* (85b 4x4 2x6)      AJ McKay    6-0-24-0
F Mutizwa    47* (81b 2x4)      DAJ Bracewell    6-2-14-3

37.1

Bracewell to Mutizwa, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turned towards deep square leg for a single

37.2

Bracewell to Taylor, FOUR, low full toss outside leg stump, this with the short fine leg inside the circle, Taylor helps it on its way for four

37.3

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, makes room and the bowler chases him, turned past midwicket for a single

37.4

Bracewell to Mutizwa, 1 run, dragged it short on the off and was promptly pulled to deep midwicket, but just the single

37.5

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, tumbled as he delivered that ball did Bracewell, no damage done though, just defended to extra cover

37.6

Bracewell to Taylor, FOUR, he's batted beautifully, seized an opportunity again as Bracewell ended up bowling too straight, shuffled across and glanced it elegantly to the fine-leg boundary

End of over 38 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 146/4 (RR: 3.84)
BRM Taylor    79* (89b 6x4 2x6)      DAJ Bracewell    7-2-25-3
F Mutizwa    49* (83b 2x4)      AJ McKay    6-0-24-0

38.1

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended off the back foot to cover

38.2

McKay to Mutizwa, 1 run, pitched up on middle, turned wide of mid-on to complete the single and raise his half-century, this has been an excellent stand and Mutizwa has played a measured, yet crucial innings

38.3

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, fends that short ball wide of short fine for a single

38.4

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, good length on middle, defends it solidly back towards the bowler

38.5

McKay to Mutizwa, 2 runs, banged it short, was the slower boucer, jabbed it behind short fine for a couple more

38.6

McKay to Mutizwa, 3 runs, picked the gap, was given a bit of width, opened the face at the right time to steer it past point into the deep for three runs

End of over 39 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 153/4 (RR: 3.92)
F Mutizwa    55* (88b 2x4)      AJ McKay    7-0-31-0
BRM Taylor    80* (90b 6x4 2x6)      DAJ Bracewell    7-2-25-3

39.1

Bracewell to Mutizwa, no run, pitched up on the off, drilled towards mid-on

39.2

Bracewell to Mutizwa, 1 run, pushed through point for a single

39.3

Bracewell to Taylor, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle, turned behind square, enough tme available to come back for the second

39.4

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, there is a fine leg in place now, flicked uppishly towards him but just for a single

39.5

Bracewell to Mutizwa, no run, appeal for a catch, was pitched up and he tried to drive it back, got an inside edge and lobbed up off his shoe back to the bowler, it probably hit the ground before hitting the shoe

39.6

Bracewell to Mutizwa, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it hard back to Bracewell, it ricochets off him in the direction of long-on

End of over 40 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 158/4 (RR: 3.95)
F Mutizwa    57* (92b 2x4)      DAJ Bracewell    8-2-30-3
BRM Taylor    83* (92b 6x4 2x6)      AJ McKay    7-0-31-0

Nathan McCullum back on

40.1

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on

40.2

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run

40.3

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, 1 run, smacked wide of long-on but again, just the single

40.4

NL McCullum to Taylor, 1 run, swung away towards deep midwicket for one more

40.5

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, SIX, that's powerfully struck, took it from outside off and hammered it with the turn over deep midwicket, clean strike, Zimbabwe have fought back superbly here

40.6

NL McCullum to Mutizwa, no run, comes down the track to get to the pitch, pushed it to midwicket

End of over 41 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 168/4 (RR: 4.09)
F Mutizwa    65* (96b 2x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    9-0-49-0
BRM Taylor    85* (94b 6x4 2x6)      DAJ Bracewell    8-2-30-3

Franklin to bowl now

41.1

Franklin to Taylor, FOUR, starts off his new spell with a long hop, dragged it really short and Taylor got into position early to pull it past square leg to collect four more

41.2

Franklin to Taylor, no run, defended calmly in the director of cover

dead ball, Franklin was trying for the slower one but it slipped out of his hand

41.3

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, short ball outside off, cracked towards deep point for a single

41.4

Franklin to Mutizwa, FOUR, The pressure's back on New Zealand now, excellent improvisation, shortish on middle, he moves across and scoops it past fine leg

41.5

Franklin to Mutizwa, OUT, chased a really wide one and got a nick, pitched well outside off and would have probably bordered on being a wide had he left it alone but he went after it and edged one to the keeper

F Mutizwa c †BB McCullum b Franklin 69 (116m 98b 3x4 1x6) SR: 70.40

Nevertheless, a very important contribution from Mutizwa. It helped rescue Zimbabwe from a seemingly hopeless position at one stage

Elton Chigumbura can hit it a long way, he's in

41.6

Franklin to Chigumbura, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended in front of cover

End of over 42 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 177/5 (RR: 4.21)
E Chigumbura    0* (1b)      JEC Franklin    6-0-27-2
BRM Taylor    90* (97b 7x4 2x6)      NL McCullum    9-0-49-0

42.1

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, shortish outside off, it's guided down to third man for a single

42.2

McKay to Chigumbura, no run, bowled it short on the off, rocks back and taps it in the direction of extra cover

42.3

McKay to Chigumbura, no run, banged it short outside off and he let it through to the keeper

42.4

McKay to Chigumbura, no run, well bowled again, quick and short outside off, Chigumbura sways out of the way

42.5

McKay to Chigumbura, 1 run, good length on the off, pushed towards cover from the crease

42.6

McKay to Taylor, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, dropped it towards point

End of over 43 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 179/5 (RR: 4.16)
BRM Taylor    91* (99b 7x4 2x6)      AJ McKay    8-0-33-0
E Chigumbura    1* (5b)      JEC Franklin    6-0-27-2

43.1

Franklin to Chigumbura, FOUR, superbly struck, right in the slot and there was enough width to free his arms, smashed it over mid-off, clean and flat

43.2

Franklin to Chigumbura, 2 runs, that fielder has been pushed back now, struck along the ground wide of him for a couple more

43.3

Franklin to Chigumbura, no run, pushed off the front foot towards extra cover

43.4

Franklin to Chigumbura, 1 run, slower one, tries to clear the long-off boundary but doesn't quite get hold, lands in front of long-off

43.5

Franklin to Taylor, 2 runs, fetched it from the off stump, paddling it behind short fine for a couple more runs

43.6

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, around a good length, gets forward and plays it towards midwicket, just the single

End of over 44 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 189/5 (RR: 4.29)
BRM Taylor    94* (101b 7x4 2x6)      JEC Franklin    7-0-37-2
E Chigumbura    8* (9b 1x4)      AJ McKay    8-0-33-0

44.1

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, round the wicket, bowls a slower one full on middle, tickled down to fine leg for a single

44.2

McKay to Chigumbura, no run, yorker and he couldn't do much about that, tried to open the face on that one but missed it altogether, played a little inside the line as well

44.3

McKay to Chigumbura, no run, aiming at middle and off, and aiming for the yorker, pushed towards extra cover

44.4

McKay to Chigumbura, 1 run, played wide of point and the fielder there can't quite cover it, concedes a single after overrunning it, Ryder it was

44.5

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, chipped wide of midwicket to rotate the strike

44.6

McKay to Chigumbura, OUT, edged and gone! Short of a good length, he tried to guide that past the keeper and towards third man, ended up guiding it straight to McCullum

E Chigumbura c †BB McCullum b McKay 9 (13m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

End of over 45 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 192/6 (RR: 4.26)
     AJ McKay    9-0-36-1
BRM Taylor    96* (103b 7x4 2x6)      JEC Franklin    7-0-37-2

Prosper Utseya's the new man in. Taylor needs a boundary to get to his ton. Mills is back

45.1

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, run down to third man for a single

45.2

Mills to Utseya, 1 run, a bit of width and he chops it down to third man for a single

45.3

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, worked away from the off towards deep square leg for a single

45.4

Mills to Utseya, no run, beaten, Mills is still getting a bit of nip, short of a good length and it squares up Utseya as he thinks of playing at it

Taylor's moved in at gully

45.5

Mills to Utseya, no run, guided wide of Taylor and he flinhs himself to his left to stop that one, prevents at least a couple of runs

45.6

Mills to Utseya, no run, knocks it down off the back foot to Taylor yet again

End of over 46 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 195/6 (RR: 4.23)
P Utseya    1* (4b)      KD Mills    8-1-18-0
BRM Taylor    98* (105b 7x4 2x6)      AJ McKay    9-0-36-1

46.1

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, appeal for lbw, angling in towards off and middle and Taylor is struck on the pads as he moves across to defend, was struck outside the line

46.2

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, getting some reverse is Bracewell, full on the off, pushed down to long-on for a single

46.3

Bracewell to Utseya, no run, tries to cut a good length ball does Utseya and he makes no contact

46.4

Bracewell to Utseya, 1 run, short of a good length, defended wide of extra cover to steal a quick single

46.5

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, knocks it behind point, calls for a single does Taylor but doesn't get the desired response from the non-striker

He's on 99

46.6

Bracewell to Taylor, 2 runs, Well played Brendan Taylor, shuffles across and tickles that past square leg to raise his century, he's led by example, that's his 5th ODI ton

End of over 47 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 199/6 (RR: 4.23)
BRM Taylor    101* (109b 7x4 2x6)      DAJ Bracewell    9-2-34-3
P Utseya    2* (6b)      KD Mills    8-1-18-0

47.1

Mills to Utseya, 1 run, slaps that short delivery just wide of mid-on, a fumble allows them a single, 200 up

47.2

Mills to Taylor, 2 runs, finds the gap, short and wide and he slashes it past point, McKay runs across from third man and dives to his right to haul it in, an excellent effort

47.3

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, drags it from the off towards Ross Taylor at midwicket, the New Zealand captain scores a direct-hit but his counterpart has made it back, only just

47.4

Mills to Utseya, 1 run, short of a good length, dabbed down to third man for a single

47.5

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, short outside off, slapped towards deep cover for a single

47.6

Mills to Utseya, no run, dropped it short outside off, made room and failed to reach it, this has been a tidy spell from Mills

End of over 48 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 205/6 (RR: 4.27)
P Utseya    4* (9b)      KD Mills    9-1-24-0
BRM Taylor    105* (112b 7x4 2x6)      DAJ Bracewell    9-2-34-3

48.1

Bracewell to Taylor, SIX, Taylor's not going to let those go, a juicy full toss on middle, he duly swings it hard and flat over the deep square leg boundary

48.2

Bracewell to Taylor, 2 runs, bowls it full outside off, steers it wide of deep point for a couple of runs

48.3

Bracewell to Taylor, SIX, a slower length ball and he picks it beautifully, gets across and lofts it clean between long-on and deep midwicket, clears the ropes

48.4

Bracewell to Taylor, SIX, six more, Taylor's gone wild, that was a slog but an effective one, Bracewell dropped it slightly short and it was enough for Taylor to shovel it over deep square leg once again, three this over

48.5

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, ooh, Taylor thought that'll be given a wide but it wasn't and it was well inside that line, in the channel outside off and he let it go

48.6

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, bowled it short outside off, got across and slapped it towards midwicket, stole a quick single to keep strike for the final over

End of over 49 (21 runs) Zimbabwe 226/6 (RR: 4.61)
BRM Taylor    126* (118b 7x4 5x6)      DAJ Bracewell    10-2-55-3
P Utseya    4* (9b)      KD Mills    9-1-24-0

Non-strikers should know they can be Mankaded, Mills stopped as he was about to deliver and Utseya had backed up a bit, but he got back in time

49.1

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, low full toss, pushed wide of extra cover, just the single

49.2

Mills to Utseya, no run, banged it short on the off, goes for the pull, misses

49.3

Mills to Utseya, 1 run, short outside off, run down to third man to give Taylor the strike

49.4

Mills to Taylor, 1 run, slower one bowled short, turned his wrists and played it down to fine leg

49.5

Mills to Utseya, no run, slower one bowled really short outside off, tried to upper cut it but couldn't make contact, Mills continues to be impressive

49.6

Mills to Utseya, 2 runs, pitched it up and he drilled it down the ground towards long-on for a couple

The end of an excellent spell from Mills but also a fighting batting effort for Zimbabwe after they had lost four for too few. Taylor and Mutizwa forged a recovery stand; Taylor was the aggressor, his partner working the strike around, and they've got their team to a competitive 231. New Zealand will back themselves to chase it, their openers are in form, but let's see how the chase transpires. Join us then.

End of over 50 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 231/6
P Utseya    7* (13b)      KD Mills    10-1-29-0
BRM Taylor    128* (120b 7x4 5x6)      DAJ Bracewell    10-2-55-3
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Rob Nicol brings up a century on debut, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Harare, October 20, 2011

Rob Nicol brings up a century on debut

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Rob Nicol glances a boundary fine

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