New Zealand in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Zimbabwe v New Zealand

Zimbabwe won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)

1.1

Ncube to BB McCullum, no run, short of a length, quick, into the ribs, beats him for the pace. That's a good start

1.2

Ncube to BB McCullum, no run, stays short of a length, pushed to cover

1.3

Ncube to BB McCullum, no run, good pace, outside off, left alone, the keeper collects in front of his chest

1.4

Ncube to BB McCullum, 1 run, another chance for a run-out. Sibanda makes a diving save at point, there is confusion between the batsmen, but Sibanda loses the ball just as he is about to throw

New Zealand 3/1   BB McCullum 1* (4b)

2.1

Meth to BB McCullum, FOUR, McCullum goes aerial, and hits it well over mid-off. Just the pace to hit, just the length to get under. Clean connection made

2.2

Meth to BB McCullum, no run, driven along the ground this time, to mid-on

2.3

Meth to BB McCullum, 1 run, full outside off, takes the thick edge with some swing, to the right of third man, who is fine enough to keep them down to one

New Zealand 12/1   BB McCullum 6* (7b 1x4)

3.4

Ncube to BB McCullum, 1 run, shaping up to pull, the ball doesn't come on, ends up hitting a two-handed forehand wide of mid-off

New Zealand 19/1   BB McCullum 7* (8b 1x4)

4.1

Meth to BB McCullum, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot

4.2

Meth to BB McCullum, no run, how has that missed everything? Swings and dips at him, ends up being a yorker, just outside off. McCullum is over-balanced too, but it sneaks through the keeper's pads too. A really tough stumping missed

4.3

Meth to BB McCullum, 2 runs, clipped off the pads for a couple

4.4

Meth to BB McCullum, no run, leading edge this time, McCullum turns the bat face early, the ball holds its line a touch, but it doesn't carry to point

4.5

Meth to BB McCullum, no run, driven well, but straight to mid-off

4.6

Meth to BB McCullum, no run, driven handsomely again, but finds mid-on

New Zealand 21/1   BB McCullum 9* (14b 1x4)

5.4

Ncube to BB McCullum, FOUR, McCullum is not erring on the side of caution. Not just as yet. This is short and wide, doesn't quite come on, but he cuts it in front of square. Over the infield

5.5

Ncube to BB McCullum, FOUR, a more orthodox cut shot, but just as brutal. This time he waits for it and cuts it over point

5.6

Ncube to BB McCullum, no run, length ball outside off, pushes forward to defend this back to the bowler

New Zealand 33/2   BB McCullum 17* (17b 3x4)

6.5

Meth to BB McCullum, 1 run, fuller, close to off, pushes forward and pushes the ball to long-off for one

New Zealand 39/2   BB McCullum 18* (18b 3x4)

7.1

Ncube to BB McCullum, OUT, that's a ripper, lovely bowling from the debutant. Short of a length outside off, kicks off and holds its line. McCullum is drawn into pushng at it, and is done in by the straightening of the ball. Huge appeal right away, McCullum doesn't walk, but the umpire sends him on his way. A thin edge it seems like

BB McCullum c †Mutizwa b Ncube 18 (31m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 94.73

New Zealand 41/3   BB McCullum 18 (19b 3x4)
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