New Zealand in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Zimbabwe v New Zealand

Zimbabwe won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)

6.1

Meth to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor hits a four first ball. This is a wide half-volley and takes some reaching, but reach out he does, and place it between cover and cover-point

6.2

Meth to Taylor, no run, this is closer to off, and is respectfully played back

6.3

Meth to Taylor, no run, defended off the front foot again

6.4

Meth to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length, around off, swinging away, gets Taylor to push at it away from the body, takes the edge, but it is short and wide of slip

6.6

Meth to Taylor, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads

New Zealand 41/2   LRPL Taylor 7* (5b 1x4)

8.4

Meth to Taylor, FOUR, easy delivery, a half-volley on the pads, Taylor capitalises with a flick past midwicket

8.5

Meth to Taylor, no run, length ball, on off, right forward to defend

8.6

Meth to Taylor, no run, length ball, outside off, holding its line, hits the outside half of the bat, goes along the ground to point

New Zealand 47/3   LRPL Taylor 11* (8b 2x4)

10.1

Price to Taylor, no run, wide of the crease, holds its line against the angle, defended respectfully by Taylor

10.2

Price to Taylor, no run, slower through the air, draws him forward, played watchfully again

10.3

Price to Taylor, no run, another forward defensive

10.4

Price to Taylor, 1 run, this one holds into the surface a bit, and turns too. But because it starts from leg, and a touch short, it is easy to work it away for a single

10.6

Price to Taylor, 1 run, nicely flighted, middle and off, driven to long-off for one

New Zealand 58/3   LRPL Taylor 13* (13b 2x4)

11.1

Ncube to Taylor, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

11.2

Ncube to Taylor, no run, this one doesn't bounce much outside off, shoulders arms to it

11.3

Ncube to Taylor, no run, length ball, angling in towards off, defended off the front foot

11.4

Ncube to Taylor, no run, angling too far down leg, but he fails to make contact and is hit on the pad

11.5

Ncube to Taylor, no run, leans into this drive outside off, but can't beat cover

11.6

Ncube to Taylor, no run, short of a length, wide outside off, Taylor decides against cutting, hoping it will be called a wide. The border-line decision goes with the bowler this time. Good to see

New Zealand 58/3   LRPL Taylor 13* (19b 2x4)

12.4

Price to Taylor, no run, punches this outside off, can't beat extra cover

12.5

Price to Taylor, 1 leg bye, angling into the pads, misses with the flick, but takes a leg-bye

New Zealand 60/3   LRPL Taylor 13* (21b 2x4)

13.1

Chigumbura to Taylor, 1 run, the loosener is short and wide, but he has got protection at sweeper-cover

New Zealand 61/3   LRPL Taylor 14* (22b 2x4)

14.2

Price to Taylor, no run, angled into the pads, defended to midwicket

14.3

Price to Taylor, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler

14.4

Price to Taylor, no run, short of a length, pushed to midwicket

14.5

Price to Taylor, no run, presses forward to try and work this to leg, but can't beat midwicket

14.6

Price to Taylor, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long-off for one

New Zealand 69/3   LRPL Taylor 15* (27b 2x4)

15.1

Chigumbura to Taylor, 1 run, length ball, on middle and leg, pushed past the bowler for one to mid-on

New Zealand 70/3   LRPL Taylor 16* (28b 2x4)

16.2

Price to Taylor, 1 run, flicked away square on the leg side

16.5

Price to Taylor, FOUR, there comes the Taylor slog-sweep. It was always a matter of when and not if. Goes square of deep midwicket with this one

16.6

Price to Taylor, 1 run, pushed straight to midwicket, wants a quick single, a direct-hit there would have run Ryder out

New Zealand 79/3   LRPL Taylor 22* (31b 3x4)

17.1

Chigumbura to Taylor, 1 run, pushed to deep cover off the front foot

17.6

Chigumbura to Taylor, 1 run, goodish length on middle, turned wide of square leg for a single to keep strike

New Zealand 84/3   LRPL Taylor 24* (33b 3x4)

18.1

Price to Taylor, no run, shortish just outside off, cut away straight to point

18.2

Price to Taylor, no run, tossed up on middle, pushes it gently back to the bowler

18.3

Price to Taylor, 1 run, closes the face on that one and rolls it wide of mid-on, quicker through the air from Price

18.6

Price to Taylor, no run, fullish on the off, pushed straight to extra cover

New Zealand 92/3   LRPL Taylor 25* (37b 3x4)

20.1

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, flighted on middle, lands full and Taylor pushes it back to the bowler

20.2

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, shortish outside off, much flatter through the air, tries to cut past point, misses

20.3

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, pushes it down the ground towards long-on for a single

20.4

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run

20.5

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, slightly short on leg stump, turns towards middle, defended back to the bowler

20.6

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, good start to his international career, begins with a maiden, played back down the pitch

New Zealand 100/3   LRPL Taylor 25* (43b 3x4)

21.2

Waller to Taylor, no run, flighted on the off stump, gets across and drives it back to the bowler

21.3

Waller to Taylor, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and sweeps it down to deep square leg

21.5

Waller to Taylor, no run, patted back gently towards the bowler

21.6

Waller to Taylor, 1 run, steps outside off, waits for it to turn in and sweeps it down to long leg for a single to keep strike

New Zealand 104/3   LRPL Taylor 27* (47b 3x4)

22.1

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, runs it down with an open face

22.3

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, legbreak, middle and leg, driven to long-on for one

New Zealand 107/3   LRPL Taylor 29* (49b 3x4)

23.1

Waller to Taylor, 1 run, wide of the crease, tossed up, driven to long-on for one

23.3

Waller to Taylor, no run, defended to leg

23.4

Waller to Taylor, no run, Ryder has backed up too far and Taylor has hit this straight to straight midwicket. Despite the dive, Ryder was gone had Sibanda hit direct

23.5

Waller to Taylor, no run, defended to extra cover

23.6

Waller to Taylor, no run, looks to turn this to leg, can't beat straight midwicket

New Zealand 109/3   LRPL Taylor 30* (54b 3x4)

24.2

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length, turning away from around off, punched to long-on for one

24.4

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, worked away off the pads for a single

24.6

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, length ball outside off, turns away slightly, left alone

New Zealand 114/3   LRPL Taylor 32* (57b 3x4)

25.6

Waller to Taylor, no run, offbreak into the pads, can't beat midwicket

New Zealand 119/3   LRPL Taylor 32* (58b 3x4)

26.6

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, flat, pitches outside leg, turns towards leg, defended

New Zealand 120/3   LRPL Taylor 32* (59b 3x4)

27.2

Waller to Taylor, 1 run, Ryder charges out too, Waller pulls the length back, Taylor has to recover and push it to sweeper-cover

New Zealand 122/3   LRPL Taylor 33* (60b 3x4)

28.2

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, another drive to long-off

28.5

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off, this was pushed through

28.6

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, short, late-cut away, but Price makes a diving save at short third man to keep them down to one

New Zealand 129/4   LRPL Taylor 35* (63b 3x4)

29.1

Waller to Taylor, 1 run, looks to late-cut this, but can't get it fine

29.5

Waller to Taylor, no run, full, on the pads, can't beat the straight midwicket

29.6

Waller to Taylor, no run, looks to tip and run, but Taibu is quick and denies them the single

New Zealand 131/4   LRPL Taylor 36* (66b 3x4)

30.2

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, driven down the ground, but can't get it past the outstretched left hand of the bowler

30.3

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, a wide half-volley, he drives with an open face, but is beaten

30.4

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, too straight, but it doesn't turn and beats the inside edge of Taylor's bat

30.5

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, another diving save off his own bowling, to his left, denies him the single

30.6

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, full and straight, played back to him

New Zealand 132/4   LRPL Taylor 36* (71b 3x4)

31.2

Waller to Taylor, 1 run, shimmies down the track, gets too close to the pitch of the ball, hits along the ground to long-on

31.6

Waller to Taylor, 1 run, driven to long-on

New Zealand 144/4   LRPL Taylor 38* (73b 3x4)

32.1

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, punched down to long-on

32.3

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, too full this time, a single to long-off accrues now

32.6

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, full, driven square with an open face

New Zealand 153/4   LRPL Taylor 41* (76b 3x4)

33.1

Price to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched down to long-on for one

33.3

Price to Taylor, 2 wides, fired down the leg side, and they take a single off the ricochet off Taibu's gloves too

33.6

Price to Taylor, no run, that's a wide down the leg side. Oh wait, it hasn't been called. Taylor is surprised, and so am I. The umpire reckons it hit the pad on the way. I didn't see any such event

New Zealand 158/4   LRPL Taylor 42* (78b 3x4)

34.2

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, opens the face on this to take a single to point

34.6

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, full on off, and he dives to his left to save another single

New Zealand 161/4   LRPL Taylor 43* (80b 3x4)

35.5

Price to Taylor, 2 runs, Taylor tries the big sweep first ball, Price fires it in full and straight, Taylor gets a huge top edge on the low full toss, but it clears Masakadza who is running back from square leg

35.6

Price to Taylor, FOUR, hits this sweep all right, along the ground, past square leg. Taylor is warming up. Taylor raises his bat because the scoreboard at the ground shows he is 50. He is not

New Zealand 168/4   LRPL Taylor 49* (82b 4x4)

36.2

Meth to Taylor, 1 run, takes a single to midwicket to bring up his fifty, but he think he is 51 and doesn't raise the bat

36.4

Meth to Taylor, no run, Taylor stands his ground and strikes across the line of this, but can't beat midwicket

36.5

Meth to Taylor, 1 run, full on the pads, driven to long-on for one

New Zealand 173/4   LRPL Taylor 51* (85b 4x4)

37.1

Price to Taylor, no run, fired into the pads pushed to midwicket

37.2

Price to Taylor, 1 run, hit into the leg side, but he has both deep square and deep midwicket for Taylor

37.4

Price to Taylor, no run, Taylor looks to make room, but Price fires this in again, cramping him up. Hit back to the bowler

37.5

Price to Taylor, 2 runs, gets inside the line of this one, hitting it between deep square and deep midwicket

37.6

Price to Taylor, 1 wide, this one is angled too far down and is called a wide

37.6

Price to Taylor, 1 run, pushed to mid-on to keep strike

New Zealand 181/4   LRPL Taylor 55* (90b 4x4)

38.1

Meth to Taylor, SIX, Taylor slogs, and you can;t afford to bowl length when he is doing that. Lofts this over midwicket. His hockey hands into the act

38.2

Meth to Taylor, 1 run, full now, doesn't let him get under it, just the single to long-on

38.4

Meth to Taylor, 1 run, full, straight, hit to long-on for one

New Zealand 190/4   LRPL Taylor 63* (93b 4x4 1x6)

39.1

Price to Taylor, 2 runs, goes inside-out, mis-hits it, but manages to clear mid-off

39.2

Price to Taylor, FOUR, makes room first, then goes inside the line of a fast leg-side full toss, hits the sweep in the air, Masakadza runs to his right from deep square, makes a full-length dive, gets one hand to it, but can't hold on

39.3

Price to Taylor, 1 run, cuts this from well outside leg, can't beat point

New Zealand 201/4   LRPL Taylor 70* (96b 5x4 1x6)

40.1

Chigumbura to Taylor, 1 run, walks across the stumps, swipes this to deep square for one

40.3

Chigumbura to Taylor, 1 run, shuffles across again but misses out on a full toss, will take the leg-bye

40.5

Chigumbura to Taylor, 1 run, full on off, a near yorker, hit to his left for one, Chigumbura makes a dive, but he doesn't collect the ball on the dive, merely stops it. They run through

New Zealand 215/4   LRPL Taylor 73* (99b 5x4 1x6)

41.1

Price to Taylor, no run, cramps him up with one quick delivery

41.2

Price to Taylor, no run, chips down the track, Price slows it down, he ends up pushing to midwicket

41.3

Price to Taylor, 1 run, tries the big sweep, gets a bottom edge for one

41.6

Price to Taylor, 1 run, into the pads, worked away for a single

New Zealand 220/4   LRPL Taylor 75* (103b 5x4 1x6)

42.1

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, flat on, off, turning slightly away, pushed to cover

42.2

Mushangwe to Taylor, no run, Taylor tries the big slow sweep, inside-edges onto his pad

42.3

Mushangwe to Taylor, SIX, the hockey hands again, moves across, gets low, slog-sweeps this length ball over the shorter boundary, which is deep midwicket when bowling from this end

42.4

Mushangwe to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor is waiting for the lenght correction. He just sits back to use the pace on this shortish delivery, placing it between point and short third

42.5

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, slog sweep this time, but this is along the ground, and gets him just the single

New Zealand 231/4   LRPL Taylor 86* (108b 6x4 2x6)

43.4

Ncube to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length, worked away off the hip for one

New Zealand 245/4   LRPL Taylor 87* (109b 6x4 2x6)

44.2

Meth to Taylor, FOUR, full toss on the pads, with fine leg in the circle, Taylor accepts the freebie

44.3

Meth to Taylor, 1 run, walks down the track to take this on the full, but gets an inside edge on it. Will be just the single

44.6

Meth to Taylor, 2 runs, full outside off, driven to the right of deep point for a couple

New Zealand 259/4   LRPL Taylor 94* (112b 7x4 2x6)

45.3

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, cut away to backward point for one

45.5

Mushangwe to Taylor, FOUR, poor fielding at short third man. Late-cuts this, to the right of short third man, and Ncube comes down on this like an old lady, letting it through

45.6

Mushangwe to Taylor, 1 run, cut away to reach his hundred. Removes the helmet, and holds his arms aloft. The NZ gallery acknowledges the effort

New Zealand 271/4   LRPL Taylor 100* (115b 8x4 2x6)

46.1

Meth to Taylor, 1 run, driven to extra cover for a single, B Taylor misfields

46.4

Meth to Taylor, 2 runs, full on off, near yorker, driven to the left of sweeper-cover for two

46.5

Meth to Taylor, 1 run, a near-yorker on the pads, will be just a single

New Zealand 280/4   LRPL Taylor 104* (118b 8x4 2x6)

47.2

Ncube to Taylor, 2 runs, low full toss, hit to deep midwicket in the longer part of the ground, Taylor wants the second, and is in danger of being run-out. Waller's throw is flat and full, and not too wide, but Taylor makes in the extra time it takes to collect and whip the bails off. The referral to third umpire earns him a break

47.3

Ncube to Taylor, 1 leg bye, good yorker, follows him, cramps him up, just the leg-bye

47.5

Ncube to Taylor, 1 leg bye, another good yorker, follows him to cramp him up, concedes just the leg-bye

New Zealand 287/4   LRPL Taylor 106* (121b 8x4 2x6)

48.3

Meth to Taylor, SIX, Meth has got it all wrong under pressure. Trying the yorker, bowls a juicy fill toss, and Hockey Hands sends it way over deep midwicket

48.4

Meth to Taylor, 1 run, this is better, a near yorker outside off, driven to sweeper-cover for one

New Zealand 307/4   LRPL Taylor 113* (123b 8x4 3x6)

49.2

Ncube to Taylor, 2 runs, yorker, digs it out, wide of deep midwicket, comes back for two

49.3

Ncube to Taylor, FOUR, short of a length, Taylor stands there and pulls it between deep midwicket and long-on. KW running out of balls to try to get a hundred

49.4

Ncube to Taylor, OUT, Taylor is bowled, which also means KW won't get a hundred. Back to Taylor, though. It's a lenght ball, the kind he sometimes hits for sixes blindfolded. But he misses this, and the middle stump goes for a walk

LRPL Taylor b Ncube 119 (177m 126b 9x4 3x6) SR: 94.44

New Zealand 319/5   LRPL Taylor 119 (126b 9x4 3x6)
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