New Zealand in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Zimbabwe v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Hello all. Welcome to Harare. New Zealand have won the toss and chosen to field. Zimbabwe have made two changes - Keegan Meth, he of the chequered dental history, is back in the side, as is Malcolm Waller. Chamu Chibhabha and Kyle Jarvis miss out.

New Zealand have made several changes: Jacob Oram is back, and Jesse Ryder is out of the side. BJ Watling and the debutant Graeme Aldridge come in for Nathan McCullum and Kyle Mills, in no particular order.

Pitch: The wicket is hard and a good surface, green tinge in some areas.

0.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-off.

0.2

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

0.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, back of a length way outside the off stump, pitches and moves away.

0.4

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, gets behind it and defends behind point.

0.5

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, stays in the crease and plays towards gully.

0.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, plays forward and guides it towards gullly.

End of over 1 (maiden) Zimbabwe 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
V Sibanda    0* (6b)      DAJ Bracewell    1-1-0-0
H Masakadza    0* (0b)     

1.1

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, pushes to mid-on.

1.2

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

1.3

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, outside off stump and swinging away, left alone.

1.4

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, a bouncer over the head of the batsman.

1.5

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, swings away outside the off stump, left alone.

A watchful start from Zimbabwe, still no runs on the board.

1.6

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, full and straight and hits Masakadza on the pads right in front, a loud shout, that was close, not given. Was looking to work it through the onside.

End of over 2 (maiden) Zimbabwe 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
H Masakadza    0* (6b)      GW Aldridge    1-1-0-0
V Sibanda    0* (6b)      DAJ Bracewell    1-1-0-0

2.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, FOUR, looking to work it through the onside, gets a leading edge over the slips to the third man fence, was in an awkward position when he played it.

2.2

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, played to the onside.

2.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, good ball from back of a length, hits him in the mid-riff.

2.4

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

2.5

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, way outside the off stump and left alone.

2.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, another leave outside the off stump.

End of over 3 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 4/0 (RR: 1.33)
V Sibanda    4* (12b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    2-1-4-0
H Masakadza    0* (6b)      GW Aldridge    1-1-0-0

3.1

Aldridge to Masakadza, 1 run, full length delivery and looking to drive through the off side, gets an inside edge to square leg.

3.2

Aldridge to Sibanda, no run, comes forward and defends square of the wicket on the off side.

3.3

Aldridge to Sibanda, 3 runs, driven in the air through point to the deep.

3.4

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, defends to point.

3.5

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, outside the off stump, left alone.

3.6

Aldridge to Masakadza, 1 wide, short down the leg side.

3.6

Aldridge to Masakadza, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, cut in the air to the cover fence.

End of over 4 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 13/0 (RR: 3.25)
H Masakadza    5* (10b 1x4)      GW Aldridge    2-1-9-0
V Sibanda    7* (14b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    2-1-4-0

4.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, length delivery and strikes the pad in line, another decision not given.

4.2

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, lets it go through to the keeper.

4.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, plays forward towards backward point.

4.4

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, good length delivery angled in, left alone.

4.5

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

4.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, FOUR, full delivery driven through backward point to the fence for a boundary.

End of over 5 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 17/0 (RR: 3.40)
V Sibanda    11* (20b 2x4)      DAJ Bracewell    3-1-8-0
H Masakadza    5* (10b 1x4)      GW Aldridge    2-1-9-0

5.1

Aldridge to Masakadza, FOUR, full on the legs and clipped to the midwicket fence.

5.2

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

5.3

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, extra bounce from a good length, left alone.

5.4

Aldridge to Masakadza, 1 run, driven wide of mid-off for a single.

5.5

Aldridge to Sibanda, no run, good length delivery coming in, left alone.

5.6

Aldridge to Sibanda, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 6 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 22/0 (RR: 3.66)
V Sibanda    11* (22b 2x4)      GW Aldridge    3-1-14-0
H Masakadza    10* (14b 2x4)      DAJ Bracewell    3-1-8-0

6.1

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, plays behind point.

6.2

Bracewell to Masakadza, 3 runs, full delivery driven through covers to the deep.

6.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

6.4

Bracewell to Sibanda, 1 run, short of a length delivery pulled to the onside.

6.5

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, driven back down the track.

6.6

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 7 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 26/0 (RR: 3.71)
H Masakadza    13* (18b 2x4)      DAJ Bracewell    4-1-12-0
V Sibanda    12* (24b 2x4)      GW Aldridge    3-1-14-0

7.1

Aldridge to Sibanda, no run, yorker length delivery dug out to the off side.

7.2

Aldridge to Sibanda, 1 run, turned away to long leg for a single.

7.3

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, beats the outside edge of the bat and through to the keeper.

7.4

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

7.5

Aldridge to Masakadza, FOUR, full delivery driven through mid-on to the fence.

7.6

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, left alone through to the keeper.

End of over 8 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 31/0 (RR: 3.87)
H Masakadza    17* (22b 3x4)      GW Aldridge    4-1-19-0
V Sibanda    13* (26b 2x4)      DAJ Bracewell    4-1-12-0

8.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, 1 run, full delivery pushed to mid-on.

8.2

Bracewell to Masakadza, 1 run, pushed through the off side for a single.

8.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, cuts in and off the pad to the off side.

8.4

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, extra bounce and hits the glove, drops to the onside.

8.5

Bracewell to Sibanda, FOUR, short ball and pulled away behind square leg to the fence.

8.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, cut away towards third slip.

End of over 9 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 37/0 (RR: 4.11)
V Sibanda    18* (31b 3x4)      DAJ Bracewell    5-1-18-0
H Masakadza    18* (23b 3x4)      GW Aldridge    4-1-19-0

9.1

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, driven firmly back to the bowler and he does well, sicks his left hand.

9.2

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, looking to whip it away, off the pad to the off side.

9.3

Aldridge to Masakadza, 1 run, plays forward and gets an inside edge to the off side.

9.4

Aldridge to Sibanda, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

9.5

Aldridge to Sibanda, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

9.6

Aldridge to Sibanda, no run, comes forward way outside the off stump and plays, strikes the pad.

End of over 10 (1 run) Zimbabwe 38/0 (RR: 3.80)
V Sibanda    18* (34b 3x4)      GW Aldridge    5-1-20-0
H Masakadza    19* (26b 3x4)      DAJ Bracewell    5-1-18-0

10.1

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, slashes and gets beaten.

10.2

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, driven to extra cover.

10.3

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, cut away behind point.

10.4

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, backs away and pushes to mid-on.

10.5

Bracewell to Masakadza, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket.

10.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, 1 run, once again pulled to the onside.

End of over 11 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 40/0 (RR: 3.63)
V Sibanda    19* (35b 3x4)      DAJ Bracewell    6-1-20-0
H Masakadza    20* (31b 3x4)      GW Aldridge    5-1-20-0

11.1

Aldridge to Sibanda, 1 wide

11.1

Aldridge to Sibanda, no run

11.2

Aldridge to Sibanda, OUT, way outside the off stump and Sibanda drives in the air to mid-off, Oram takes the catch.

V Sibanda c Oram b Aldridge 19 (47m 37b 3x4 0x6) SR: 51.35

11.3

Aldridge to Taylor, no run

11.4

Aldridge to Taylor, no run, defended down the track.

11.5

Aldridge to Taylor, 1 leg bye, off the pad behind square leg.

11.6

Aldridge to Masakadza, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

End of over 12 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 42/1 (RR: 3.50)
H Masakadza    20* (32b 3x4)      GW Aldridge    6-1-21-1
BRM Taylor    0* (3b)      DAJ Bracewell    6-1-20-0

Bowling change, McKay into the attack. Slip and gully in place.

12.1

McKay to Taylor, 2 runs, cut away to deep backward point.

12.2

McKay to Taylor, no run, way outside the off stump and left alone.

12.3

McKay to Taylor, no run, defended to the off side.

12.4

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, cut away down to third man.

12.5

McKay to Masakadza, no run, full delivery way outside the off stump, left alone.

12.6

McKay to Masakadza, no run, full on the legs, clipped to square leg.

End of over 13 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 45/1 (RR: 3.46)
H Masakadza    20* (34b 3x4)      AJ McKay    1-0-3-0
BRM Taylor    3* (7b)      GW Aldridge    6-1-21-1

Oram into the attack.

13.1

Oram to Taylor, no run, defended down the track.

13.2

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, thickish edge to square leg.

13.3

Oram to Masakadza, no run, comes out of the crease and looks to go big, but then changes his mind and defends.

13.4

Oram to Masakadza, no run, makes room this time and looks to go big through the off side, gets beaten.

13.5

Oram to Masakadza, no run

13.6

Oram to Masakadza, no run

End of over 14 (1 run) Zimbabwe 46/1 (RR: 3.28)
H Masakadza    20* (38b 3x4)      JDP Oram    1-0-1-0
BRM Taylor    4* (9b)      AJ McKay    1-0-3-0

14.1

McKay to Taylor, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

14.2

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, pushes it wide of mid-on for a single.

14.3

McKay to Masakadza, no run

14.4

McKay to Masakadza, OUT, short ball and Maskadza pulls straight down to Williamson at deep backward square leg.

H Masakadza c Williamson b McKay 20 (63m 40b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

14.5

McKay to Taibu, no run, plays to the off side.

14.6

McKay to Taibu, no run, way outside the off stump, left alone.

End of over 15 (1 run) Zimbabwe 47/2 (RR: 3.13)
T Taibu    0* (2b)      AJ McKay    2-0-4-1
BRM Taylor    5* (11b)      JDP Oram    1-0-1-0

Bowling powerplay

15.1

Oram to Taylor, no run, lets it go outside the off stump.

15.2

Oram to Taylor, 1 wide, once again lets it go outside the off stump.

15.2

Oram to Taylor, no run, defends to the onside.

15.3

Oram to Taylor, no run, another leave outside the off stump.

15.4

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, pushes wide of mid-on for a single.

15.5

Oram to Taibu, no run, off the pad to the onside.

15.6

Oram to Taibu, no run, comes forward and blocks to the onside.

End of over 16 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 49/2 (RR: 3.06)
T Taibu    0* (4b)      JDP Oram    2-0-3-0
BRM Taylor    6* (15b)      AJ McKay    2-0-4-1

16.1

McKay to Taylor, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

16.2

McKay to Taylor, no run, skews off the outside edge to gully.

16.3

McKay to Taylor, no run, off the pad to the onside.

16.4

McKay to Taylor, 1 wide, way down the leg side, an appeal for nothing.

16.4

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, in the block-hole and dug out to midwicket.

16.5

McKay to Taibu, 2 runs, plays it down to fine leg.

16.6

McKay to Taibu, OUT, good length delivery pitches and comes back in and takes the off stump for a toss as Taibu played down the wrong line.

T Taibu b McKay 2 (13m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 17 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 53/3 (RR: 3.11)
     AJ McKay    3-0-8-2
BRM Taylor    7* (19b)      JDP Oram    2-0-3-0

17.1

Oram to Taylor, no run

17.2

Oram to Taylor, FOUR, way outside the off stump and very full, reaches it and drives to the cover fence.

17.3

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, played through square leg.

17.4

Oram to Mutizwa, no run, back of a length and coming in,

17.5

Oram to Mutizwa, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

17.6

Oram to Mutizwa, 1 leg bye, off the pad to the onside.

End of over 18 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 59/3 (RR: 3.27)
F Mutizwa    0* (3b)      JDP Oram    3-0-8-0
BRM Taylor    12* (22b 1x4)      AJ McKay    3-0-8-2

18.1

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, back of a length and angled across, shoulders arms.

18.2

McKay to Mutizwa, 3 runs, played past the two close in fielders on the onside to the deep.

18.3

McKay to Taylor, FOUR, full toss on the legs and flicked away to the backward square leg fence.

18.4

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, nudges it down to long leg for a single.

18.5

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, short of a length and coming in, the batsman shoulders arms.

18.6

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, digs it out to mid-on.

End of over 19 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 67/3 (RR: 3.52)
F Mutizwa    3* (7b)      AJ McKay    4-0-16-2
BRM Taylor    17* (24b 2x4)      JDP Oram    3-0-8-0

19.1

Oram to Taylor, no run, defends down the track.

19.2

Oram to Taylor, no run, way outside the off stump and left alone.

19.3

Oram to Taylor, no run, turned to the onside to midwicket.

19.4

Oram to Taylor, no run, length delivery defended to the off side.

19.5

Oram to Taylor, no run, slower delivery and keeps a touch low, defended.

19.6

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, works it forward of square one the onside and picks up a single.

End of over 20 (1 run) Zimbabwe 68/3 (RR: 3.40)
BRM Taylor    18* (30b 2x4)      JDP Oram    4-0-9-0
F Mutizwa    3* (7b)      AJ McKay    4-0-16-2

20.1

McKay to Taylor, no run, good length delivery defended down the track.

20.2

McKay to Taylor, no run, pitches short of a length and coming in, played with the angled to square leg.

20.3

McKay to Taylor, FOUR, full and in the slot, driven nicely past the mid-off fielder to the fence.

20.4

McKay to Taylor, no run, defends down the track.

20.5

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, plays to extra cover and takes a single.

20.6

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, yorker length delivery squeezed out down to mid-on.

End of over 21 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 73/3 (RR: 3.47)
F Mutizwa    3* (8b)      AJ McKay    5-0-21-2
BRM Taylor    23* (35b 3x4)      JDP Oram    4-0-9-0

Franklin into the attack

21.1

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, nurdles it down behind square leg.

21.2

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, pushes to mid-off.

21.3

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

21.4

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, stays back and defends to the off side.

21.5

Franklin to Mutizwa, 1 run, flicked in the air down to long leg.

21.6

Franklin to Taylor, no run, short ball and looking to pull, gets some part of body or glove and falls down on the ground, just misses the stumps.

End of over 22 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 75/3 (RR: 3.40)
BRM Taylor    24* (37b 3x4)      JEC Franklin    1-0-2-0
F Mutizwa    4* (12b)      AJ McKay    5-0-21-2

22.1

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, goes for the pull and gets an under edge and McCullum could not get his gloves under it and the catch is spilled.

22.2

McKay to Mutizwa, no run, left alone through to the keeper.

22.3

McKay to Mutizwa, 1 run, nips back in and gets an inside edge through square leg.

22.4

McKay to Taylor, FOUR, full toss and driven nicely through mid-off to the fence.

22.5

McKay to Taylor, no run, way outside the off stump, left alone.

22.6

McKay to Taylor, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-on.

End of over 23 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 80/3 (RR: 3.47)
BRM Taylor    28* (40b 4x4)      AJ McKay    6-0-26-2
F Mutizwa    5* (15b)      JEC Franklin    1-0-2-0

23.1

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, defended down the track.

23.2

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, defended once again down the track.

23.3

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, full toss and driven into the ground to mid-off.

23.4

Franklin to Mutizwa, no run, lets it go outside the off stump.

23.5

Franklin to Mutizwa, 1 run, slower delivery and the batsman pulls it down to long leg for a single.

23.6

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, slower delivery, glides it down to third man.

End of over 24 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 82/3 (RR: 3.41)
BRM Taylor    29* (41b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    2-0-4-0
F Mutizwa    6* (20b)      AJ McKay    6-0-26-2

24.1

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, full on the leg and flicked in the air down to fine leg on the bounce.

24.2

Oram to Mutizwa, OUT, once again he flicks it in the air down to fine leg and this time Franklin runs in and takes a good low catch.

F Mutizwa c Franklin b Oram 6 (29m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

24.3

Oram to Waller, no run, deadly bouncer and Waller takes evasive action, just gets out of the line of the delivery.

24.4

Oram to Waller, no run, another short delivery and Waller defends it down to the off side.

24.5

Oram to Waller, no run, defended to the off side.

24.6

Oram to Waller, no run, up on his toes and defends to point.

End of over 25 (1 run) Zimbabwe 83/4 (RR: 3.32)
MN Waller    0* (4b)      JDP Oram    5-0-10-1
BRM Taylor    30* (42b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    2-0-4-0

25.1

Franklin to Taylor, no run, on the middle stump line. Taylor shuffles across and defends it back onto the pitch

25.2

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, on the leg stump. Taylor glances it to fine-leg for a single

25.3

Franklin to Waller, no run, short and wide outside the off stump. Waller being new to the crease is unable to judge the bounce and cuts it to the point fielder

25.4

Franklin to Waller, no run, outside the off stump. Waller looks to drive off the backfoot and is beaten

25.5

Franklin to Waller, no run, good length ball on the off stump. Waller comes forward and defends

25.6

Franklin to Waller, 1 run, short of a good length ball. Waller is again beaten by the bounce as he looks to cut it away. He does not get enough wood on it. Williamson dives to his left and spills, what is a tough chance at point

End of over 26 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 85/4 (RR: 3.26)
MN Waller    1* (8b)      JEC Franklin    3-0-6-0
BRM Taylor    31* (44b 4x4)      JDP Oram    5-0-10-1

26.1

Oram to Waller, no run, comes forward and pushes to mid-on for a single

26.2

Oram to Waller, 2 wides, wide down the leg side. McCullum has to dive to his left to prevent four more wides

26.2

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Taylor runs the bat over the ball and slices it to short third-man for a single

26.3

Oram to Waller, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Waller is in position to play the pull shot before the ball is bowled. He pulls it to deep midwicket

26.4

Oram to Taylor, 2 wides, another wide down the leg side and they even run across

26.4

Oram to Waller, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Waller keeps the bat close to the body and defends it with soft hands

26.5

Oram to Waller, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Waller has nothing to do with those deliveries

26.6

Oram to Waller, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Waller comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

End of over 27 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 91/4 (RR: 3.37)
MN Waller    2* (13b)      JDP Oram    6-0-16-1
BRM Taylor    32* (45b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    3-0-6-0

27.1

Franklin to Taylor, SIX, first sign of aggressive intent by Taylor. Franklin pitches it up, enough for Taylor to free his arms and loft the ball over long-on for a six

27.2

Franklin to Taylor, no run

27.3

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Taylor turns it to fine-leg for a single

27.4

Franklin to Waller, no run

27.5

Franklin to Waller, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Waller slices it over point. Oram pulls off a diving stop to save two runs for his team. Hundred comes up for Zimbabwe

27.6

Franklin to Waller, no run, leg cutter on the middle stump. Waller presents a dead bat

End of over 28 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 100/4 (RR: 3.57)
MN Waller    4* (16b)      JEC Franklin    4-0-15-0
BRM Taylor    39* (48b 4x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    6-0-16-1

28.1

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, on the leg stump. Taylor turns it to fine-leg for a single

Luke says "we are truly back to the zim bad ol days. set a 'fighting' (ie not all out) score of between 180 and 200 and then have it chased down before the 45th over. PAH, I'm off to do something more constructive [though sadly - and rather pointlessly i fear - i'll still have cricinfo open on my phone"

28.2

Oram to Waller, 1 run, runs it down to third man for a single

28.3

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, outside the off stump. Taylor looks to steer it to third-man. Can't find the gap though but Nicol misfields and gifts a single

28.4

Oram to Waller, no run, comes forward and defends it to cover

28.5

Oram to Waller, FOUR, now you can't get more luckier than this. Short ball on the off stump. Waller looks to pull it and gets a top edge that sails over the keeper's head for a boundary

28.6

Oram to Waller, 1 leg bye, off the pads to fine-leg for a leg-bye

End of over 29 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 108/4 (RR: 3.72)
MN Waller    9* (20b 1x4)      JDP Oram    7-0-23-1
BRM Taylor    41* (50b 4x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    4-0-15-0

Nicol the off spinner into the attack. He has a false start to begin with

29.1

Nicol to Waller, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Waller comes forward and cover drives it to sweeper boundary. Top Shot

29.2

Nicol to Waller, no run, this time Nicol pulls the length back as Waller has to defend it to the leg side

29.3

Nicol to Waller, FOUR, fuller on the off and middle. Waller see's the fine-leg fielder in and sweeps over him for another boundary in the over

29.4

Nicol to Waller, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on for a single

29.5

Nicol to Taylor, FOUR, is this the weak link in the Kiwi attack that Zimbabwe are searching for? Taylor comes down the track and lofts it to long-off for the third boundary of the over

29.6

Nicol to Taylor, FOUR, make it 17 off the over as Nicol goes round the wicket and bowls a fuller ball on the middle stump. Taylor sweeps it to deep square leg for his second boundary in the over

End of over 30 (17 runs) Zimbabwe 125/4 (RR: 4.16)
BRM Taylor    49* (52b 6x4 1x6)      RJ Nicol    1-0-17-0
MN Waller    18* (24b 3x4)      JDP Oram    7-0-23-1

Bracewell is back into the attack

30.1

Bracewell to Waller, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

30.2

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Taylor comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

30.3

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Taylor comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

30.4

Bracewell to Taylor, 2 runs, fuller ball on the middle stump. Taylor comes forward and punches it down the ground for a couple. In the process he gets to his fifty and soaks in the warm applause of the crowd

30.5

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, pushes it to point and sets off for a quick single

30.6

Bracewell to Waller, FOUR, the Bracewell from the slog overs of the previous game is back! He presents Waller with width outside the off stump. Waller cuts it in the air to the point boundary

End of over 31 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 133/4 (RR: 4.29)
MN Waller    23* (26b 4x4)      DAJ Bracewell    7-1-28-0
BRM Taylor    52* (56b 6x4 1x6)      RJ Nicol    1-0-17-0

31.1

Nicol to Taylor, no run, defends it to the off side

31.2

Nicol to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Taylor comes forward and pushes it to long-on for a single

31.3

Nicol to Waller, 1 run, punches it to cover off the backfoot for a single

31.4

Nicol to Taylor, 1 run, turns the face of the bat at the last moment as he gets a single to midwicket

31.5

Nicol to Waller, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

31.5

Nicol to Waller, 1 run, pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

31.6

Nicol to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Taylor leans forward and turns it to deep square-leg for a single

Andrew says"I agree wholeheartedly with Luke! I have come to realise that watching Zim play is a slow form of torture these days. The funny thing is that when I turn off the TV in disgust then check on cricinfo, they start playing better"

End of over 32 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 139/4 (RR: 4.34)
BRM Taylor    55* (60b 6x4 1x6)      RJ Nicol    2-0-23-0
MN Waller    25* (28b 4x4)      DAJ Bracewell    7-1-28-0

32.1

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Taylor goes for the ugly swipe across to the leg side and gets an outside edge that falls short of the third-man fielder

32.2

Bracewell to Waller, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

32.2

Bracewell to Waller, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Waller has nothing to do with it as he shoulders arms

32.3

Bracewell to Waller, FOUR, low full-toss on the middle and leg. Waller flicks it stylishly to vacant deep square-leg region for a boundary

32.4

Bracewell to Waller, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Waller

32.5

Bracewell to Waller, 1 run, cuts it to deep point for a single

32.6

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Taylor rocks back in an attempt to pull and at the last moment decides to defend it

And Drinks on the field now

End of over 33 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 146/4 (RR: 4.42)
BRM Taylor    56* (62b 6x4 1x6)      DAJ Bracewell    8-1-35-0
MN Waller    30* (32b 5x4)      RJ Nicol    2-0-23-0

Williamson comes on to have a bowl now

33.1

Williamson to Waller, 1 wide, he begins with a wide down the leg side

33.1

Williamson to Waller, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Waller turns it to midwicket for a single

33.2

Williamson to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump again as Taylor pushes it down the ground for a single

33.3

Williamson to Waller, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Waller slices it to sweeper cover

33.4

Williamson to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Taylor drives it to long-off for a single

33.5

Williamson to Waller, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump. Waller turns it to square-leg for a single

33.6

Williamson to Taylor, 1 run, pushes it down the ground to long-on for a single

End of over 34 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 153/4 (RR: 4.50)
BRM Taylor    59* (65b 6x4 1x6)      KS Williamson    1-0-7-0
MN Waller    33* (35b 5x4)      DAJ Bracewell    8-1-35-0

McKay comes back into the attack

34.1

McKay to Taylor, no run, outside the off stump. Taylor lets it go as he thinks that the umpire will call it a wide. Oxenford doesn't and Taylor gives him the 'look'

34.2

McKay to Taylor, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

34.3

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Taylor flicks but can't keep it down. In the end, he is lucky that it doesn't carry to the fine-leg fielder. He takes a single

34.4

McKay to Waller, 2 runs, short ball aimed at the ribs. Waller keeps the bat close to his body and upper cuts it. He doesn't time it well as it just falls short of the fielder, Franklin at third-man. The bounce beats Franklin as it results in a misfield. Waller gets a couple

34.5

McKay to Waller, no run, effort ball outside the off stump. Waller lets it pass to the keeper

34.6

McKay to Waller, FOUR, poor line and length as he overpitches it on the leg stump. Waller leans forward and glances it past short fine-leg for a boundary

End of over 35 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 160/4 (RR: 4.57)
MN Waller    39* (38b 6x4)      AJ McKay    7-0-33-2
BRM Taylor    60* (68b 6x4 1x6)      KS Williamson    1-0-7-0

Franklin comes back into the attack as it is the batting powerplay

35.1

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, pushes it to the midwicket for a single

35.2

Franklin to Waller, no run, defends it to the off side

35.3

Franklin to Waller, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Waller stands tall and turns it to square-leg for a single

35.4

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Taylor stays back in the crease as he pushes it to mid-off and sets off for a quick single

35.5

Franklin to Waller, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Waller chips it wide of the long-on fielder for a couple

35.6

Franklin to Waller, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Waller looks to run it down to third-man. The late swing beats the outside edge

End of over 36 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 165/4 (RR: 4.58)
MN Waller    42* (42b 6x4)      JEC Franklin    5-0-20-0
BRM Taylor    62* (70b 6x4 1x6)      AJ McKay    7-0-33-2

36.1

McKay to Taylor, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Taylor shuffles across and whips it to deep square-leg for a couple

36.2

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Taylor runs it down to third-man for a single

Oscar suggests the way to go. He says "I don't think Zim is as bad as it appears, but we can't have one man always fighting. Lets get real openers in batsman. Masakadza and taibu its been a while since they produced something. If the first five guys can all get decent figures we can go all the way"

36.3

McKay to Waller, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

36.3

McKay to Waller, OUT, good length ball on the middle stump. Though he has the runs next to his name, Waller has struggled to pick the length today. This time too, he errs in picking the length and is early into the ugly hoick to midwicket. The ball hits the timber and Waller has to walk back

MN Waller b McKay 42 (53m 43b 6x4 0x6) SR: 97.67

36.4

McKay to Chigumbura, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on to get off the mark

36.5

McKay to Taylor, no run, wide outside the off stump and not given by the umpire again

36.6

McKay to Taylor, FOUR, width outside the off stump and Taylor latches on. He moves back and across as he lofts it over the infield to the extra-cover boundary

End of over 37 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 174/5 (RR: 4.70)
BRM Taylor    69* (74b 7x4 1x6)      AJ McKay    8-0-42-3
E Chigumbura    1* (1b)      JEC Franklin    5-0-20-0

37.1

Franklin to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and defends

David is a fan of the Zimbabwean captain "I disagree. Just because Zim have performed against the lower nations there is an expectation they will perform equally as well against the better nations. For me, they improve every game and inn Brendan Taylor, they have a world class performed who will lead them back, eventually, to the good times. p.s. I'd love to see an English county sign Taylor"

37.2

Franklin to Chigumbura, 1 run, pushes it to the off side for a single

37.3

Franklin to Taylor, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg. Taylor sees it early and guides it to the fine-leg boundary

37.4

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on for a single

37.5

Franklin to Chigumbura, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps and bowls one on the leg stump. Chigumbura turns it to fine-leg for a single

Free Hit coming up

37.5

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Taylor clears the front foot and slogs it into the hands of Nicol at deep midwicket. HE can't dismissed as it is a free-hit. He gets a single for himself

37.6

Franklin to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

End of over 38 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 183/5 (RR: 4.81)
E Chigumbura    3* (5b)      JEC Franklin    6-0-29-0
BRM Taylor    75* (77b 8x4 1x6)      AJ McKay    8-0-42-3

Aldridge comes back into the attack

38.1

Aldridge to Taylor, 1 wide, and begins the spell with a wide down the leg side

38.1

Aldridge to Taylor, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Taylor comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

38.2

Aldridge to Taylor, FOUR, similar kind of a delivery as the previous one. Taylor though has aggressive intent as he walks across and whips it to deep midwicket for a boundary

38.3

Aldridge to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Taylor forces it to mid-on for a single

38.4

Aldridge to Chigumbura, 1 run, good length ball on the off and middle. Chigumbura looks to defend it and gets an inside edge to square-leg for a single

38.5

Aldridge to Taylor, 1 run, slower ball on the off stump. Taylor comes forward and pushes it to mid-on with soft hands for a single

38.6

Aldridge to Chigumbura, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Chigumbura is shuffling across as the ball is being bowled. He picks the length at the last moment as he weaves out of the way

Priyashrav says "Its amazing how Zimbabwe upped the tempo in both matches after losing 4 wickets with slow starts! If only they'd allow Zimbabwe to start their innings with the inspiration of the scorecard reading 4 wicket down and 15 overs passed, Zimbabwean team will be really formidable"

End of over 39 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 191/5 (RR: 4.89)
E Chigumbura    4* (7b)      GW Aldridge    7-1-29-1
BRM Taylor    81* (81b 9x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    6-0-29-0

39.1

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor comes forward and drops the ball at his feet with soft hands. He sets off for a quick single

39.2

Oram to Chigumbura, 1 run, steers it to short third-man for a single

39.3

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Taylor moves across and runs it to third-man for a single

39.4

Oram to Chigumbura, no run, short ball on the off and middle. Chigumbura drops the wrists down. The ball makes its way to the keeper. It looked like it was close to the gloves

39.5

Oram to Chigumbura, no run, short ball on the middle and leg. There is nothing that Chigumbura can do than to weave out of harms way

39.6

Oram to Chigumbura, 1 run, steers it to short third-man for a single

End of over 40 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 195/5 (RR: 4.87)
E Chigumbura    6* (11b)      JDP Oram    8-0-27-1
BRM Taylor    83* (83b 9x4 1x6)      GW Aldridge    7-1-29-1

40.1

Aldridge to Chigumbura, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Chigumbura comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

40.2

Aldridge to Chigumbura, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Chigumbura moves across and glances it fine for a boundary. Aldridge under pressure now

Dean says "NZ really have a hole in the spinning department in ODIs without Vettori. Nathan McCullum has potential as a bits-n-pieces all-rounder and Luke Woodcock is rubbish. If Nicol is getting hammered by the Zimbabweans, NZ might have to consider an all-medium pace middle overs attack. Bowlers like Oram, Styris and Franklin are everywhere in NZ so there really is no need for a specialist ODI spinner if there isn't one good enough"

40.3

Aldridge to Chigumbura, no run

40.4

Aldridge to Chigumbura, no run, beats him with late swing

40.5

Aldridge to Chigumbura, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Chigumbura defends it back onto the pitch

40.6

Aldridge to Chigumbura, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Chigumbura runs it down to third-man for a single

End of over 41 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 200/5 (RR: 4.87)
E Chigumbura    11* (17b 1x4)      GW Aldridge    8-1-34-1
BRM Taylor    83* (83b 9x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    8-0-27-1

41.1

Franklin to Chigumbura, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Chigumbura looks to defend it on the off side and gets an inside edge back to the bowler

41.2

Franklin to Chigumbura, 1 run, runs it down to third-man for a single

41.3

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Taylor's wrists must be sore with all the steering and turning today as he steers one more to short third-man for a single

41.4

Franklin to Chigumbura, no run, comes down the track and drives it to cover

41.5

Franklin to Chigumbura, 1 run, this time he comes down the track and drives it past cover for a single

41.6

Franklin to Taylor, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Taylor comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 42 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 203/5 (RR: 4.83)
BRM Taylor    84* (85b 9x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    7-0-32-0
E Chigumbura    13* (21b 1x4)      GW Aldridge    8-1-34-1

McKay comes back into the attack

42.1

McKay to Chigumbura, no run, defends it to the off side

42.2

McKay to Chigumbura, 1 run, short ball on the middle stump. Chigumbura looks to defend it and gets an inside edge. He is looking back to see if it hits the stumps and is slow in responding to Taylor's call. They get a single as McCullum can't pick the ball on the run

42.3

McKay to Taylor, FOUR, width outside the off stump. Invitation for Taylor to free his arms. He does that and lofts it over extra-cover for a boundary

42.4

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, pushes it to mid-off for a single

42.5

McKay to Chigumbura, no run, Chigumbura is beaten by a short-ball

42.6

McKay to Chigumbura, OUT, McKay deceives Chigumbura with a fuller ball! Chigumbura is expecting a short delivery as he is waiting on the backfoot. McKay slips in a fuller ball outside the off stump. Chigumbura looks to drive though he is in no position to drive. He gets an inside edge onto the middle and leg stump

E Chigumbura b McKay 14 (27m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.00

End of over 43 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 209/6 (RR: 4.86)
     AJ McKay    9-0-48-4
BRM Taylor    89* (87b 10x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    7-0-32-0

Bracewell is back into the attack

43.1

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on for a single

Meth to face now

43.2

Bracewell to Meth, no run, deceives him with a slower ball

43.3

Bracewell to Meth, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Meth defends it to the off side

43.4

Bracewell to Meth, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Meth looks to pull it away and is beaten

43.5

Bracewell to Meth, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. MEth comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

43.6

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Taylor comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

End of over 44 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 211/6 (RR: 4.79)
BRM Taylor    90* (89b 10x4 1x6)      DAJ Bracewell    9-1-37-0
KO Meth    1* (4b)      AJ McKay    9-0-48-4

44.1

McKay to Meth, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Meth looks to cut it away and is beaten by the away movement

44.2

McKay to Meth, 1 run, good length ball on the middle stump. Meth pushes it to the leg side for a single

44.3

McKay to Taylor, 1 run, width outside the off stump again as Taylor slices it over cover for a single

44.4

McKay to Meth, 1 run, opens the face of the bat as he drives it to sweeper cover for a single

44.5

McKay to Taylor, 2 runs, full-toss outside the off stump. And a slower one too. The pace doesn't matter to Taylor as he comes down the track and pushes it to long-on for a couple

44.6

McKay to Taylor, no run, temporary lapse of concentration for Taylor as he chases a ball outside the off stump. It just about misses the outside edge

End of over 45 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 216/6 (RR: 4.80)
BRM Taylor    93* (92b 10x4 1x6)      AJ McKay    10-0-53-4
KO Meth    3* (7b)      DAJ Bracewell    9-1-37-0

45.1

Bracewell to Meth, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Meth flicks it over fine-leg for a boundary

45.2

Bracewell to Meth, 1 run

45.3

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Taylor comes forward and pushes it to cover

45.4

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Taylor looks to put it away on the leg side. He gets a leading edge and Taylor is unaware of the ball's whereabouts. Meth calls him for a single. Williamson's throw is too quick for Bracewell as he has to take a few steps backwards to gather it. In the meanwhile Taylor makes it to the crease

45.5

Bracewell to Meth, FOUR, flicks it to deep midwicket for a boundary

45.6

Bracewell to Meth, 1 run

End of over 46 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 227/6 (RR: 4.93)
KO Meth    13* (11b 2x4)      DAJ Bracewell    10-1-48-0
BRM Taylor    94* (94b 10x4 1x6)      AJ McKay    10-0-53-4

46.1

Aldridge to Meth, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

46.2

Aldridge to Taylor, no run, outside the off stump. Taylor looks to steer it but can't find the gap

46.3

Aldridge to Taylor, 1 run, this time he does as he steers it to deep point for a single

46.4

Aldridge to Meth, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

46.5

Aldridge to Meth, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Meth comes forward and drives it wide of the mid-off fielder. A late dive saves three runs for the team

46.6

Aldridge to Taylor, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Taylor plays it with soft hands to short third-man and runs across for a quick single

End of over 47 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 231/6 (RR: 4.91)
BRM Taylor    96* (97b 10x4 1x6)      GW Aldridge    9-1-38-1
KO Meth    15* (14b 2x4)      DAJ Bracewell    10-1-48-0

Oram back into the attack

47.1

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Taylor runs it down to third-man for a single

47.2

Oram to Meth, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Meth makes room and smashes it over mid-off for a boundary

47.3

Oram to Meth, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-off for a quick single

47.4

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Taylor steers it to third-man for a single

47.5

Oram to Meth, OUT, short ball on the middle and off. Meth pulls it right into the hands of deep midwicket fielder. Nothing much that he could have done really as Taylor with a hundred looming, isn't going for the strokes. It was all left to Meth and the pressure gets to him

KO Meth c Nicol b Oram 20 (17m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 117.64

47.6

Oram to Taylor, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Taylor comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

End of over 48 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 238/7 (RR: 4.95)
BRM Taylor    98* (100b 10x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    9-0-34-2
P Utseya    0* (0b)      GW Aldridge    9-1-38-1

48.1

Aldridge to Utseya, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Utseya looks to run it down to third-man and the late swing beats him

48.2

Aldridge to Utseya, SIX, fuller ball outside the off stump. Utseya goes across the line and swings it over wide long-on for a huge six

48.3

Aldridge to Utseya, no run, short outside the off stump. Utseya plays it to point

48.4

Aldridge to Utseya, 1 run, Utseya is on the off stump as he pushes it to cover for a single

48.5

Aldridge to Taylor, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Taylor looks to cut it but doesn't get the meatier part of his bat on it as the ball trickles to the point fielder

48.6

Aldridge to Taylor, no run, Taylor lets a simple short ball go waste. He looks to cut and is beaten

End of over 49 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 245/7 (RR: 5.00)
BRM Taylor    98* (102b 10x4 1x6)      GW Aldridge    10-1-45-1
P Utseya    7* (4b 1x6)      JDP Oram    9-0-34-2

49.1

Oram to Utseya, OUT, good length ball outside the off stump. Utseya moves across to play it on the leg side and gets an outside edge back to the keeper

P Utseya c †McCullum b Oram 7 (5m 5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

49.2

Oram to Price, 1 run, pushes it to cover and sets off for a quick single

49.3

Oram to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor becomes the first Zimbabwean to get back to back hundreds. He paddles a fuller ball on the off stump to fine-leg for a boundary

49.4

Oram to Taylor, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Taylor feasts on the width as he lofts it over mid-off for a superb boundary

49.5

Oram to Taylor, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Taylor does play the pull shot with some force but can't beat the fielder at deep midwicket

49.6

Oram to Price, FOUR, Price does as he crunches it past deep midwicket for a boundary. That's a good over to finish the innings

Once again it is Taylor who anchors the innings and leads Zimbabwe to a challenging total of 259. It is all left to the bowlers now as they would have to get a few early wickets. They have struggled to do that all through the series. Will it be any different this time around? Join us to find out in 35 minutes from now

End of over 50 (14 runs) Zimbabwe 259/8
RW Price    5* (2b 1x4)      JDP Oram    10-0-48-3
BRM Taylor    107* (105b 12x4 1x6)      GW Aldridge    10-1-45-1
Series Results
Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo - Oct 25, 2011
Zimbabwe won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare - Oct 22, 2011
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare - Oct 20, 2011
New Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
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Oct 22, 2011

Malcolm Waller winds up for a big hit, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Harare, October 22, 2011

Malcolm Waller winds up for a big hit

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Oct 22, 2011

Malcolm Waller celebrates a wicket with his team-mates, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Harare, October 22, 2011

Malcolm Waller celebrates a wicket with his team-mates

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