New Zealand in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Zimbabwe v New Zealand

Zimbabwe won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)

27.5

Waller to Williamson, no run, length ball outside off, turning in, can't beat midwicket

27.6

Waller to Williamson, 1 run, punched away square on the leg side for one

New Zealand 125/4   KS Williamson 1* (2b)

28.1

Mushangwe to Williamson, 1 run, flighted on off, driven to long-off for one

28.3

Mushangwe to Williamson, no run, this is slower through the air, turns a bit too, pushed to extra cover

28.4

Mushangwe to Williamson, 1 run, pitches middle and leg, turning away, punched down to long-off for one

New Zealand 128/4   KS Williamson 3* (5b)

29.2

Waller to Williamson, no run, full outside off, driven to extra cover

29.3

Waller to Williamson, no run, looks for a single in the leg side, can't beat square leg

29.4

Waller to Williamson, 1 run, long hop, pulled away to deep midwicket for one

New Zealand 131/4   KS Williamson 4* (8b)

30.1

Mushangwe to Williamson, 1 run, full outside off, can't beat cover with the attempt at drive

New Zealand 132/4   KS Williamson 5* (9b)

31.1

Waller to Williamson, 1 run, short of a length, turning in, pushed to midwicket

31.3

Waller to Williamson, FOUR, nicely executed late-cut, it is short and wide, Williamson makes room and hits it past point

31.4

Waller to Williamson, FOUR, this over is taking all the pressure off. Another long hop, and he has pulled it away between deep square and deep midwicket

31.5

Waller to Williamson, 1 run, flighted on off, worked past midwicket for one

New Zealand 143/4   KS Williamson 15* (13b 2x4)

32.2

Mushangwe to Williamson, 1 run, too straight again, concedes a single to long-on

32.4

Mushangwe to Williamson, 2 runs, wide full toss, could have been called, but he pushes at it with an open face, wide of deep point

32.5

Mushangwe to Williamson, 3 runs, pushed to midwicket for a single, but Sibanda throws wide to allow more

New Zealand 152/4   KS Williamson 21* (16b 2x4)

33.2

Price to Williamson, 1 run, punched down to long-off for one

33.3

Price to Williamson, no run, arm ball, punched to leg, but can't beat the straight midwicket

33.4

Price to Williamson, no run, slows it down, flights it generously, defended to extra cover

33.5

Price to Williamson, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one now

New Zealand 158/4   KS Williamson 23* (20b 2x4)

34.1

Mushangwe to Williamson, 1 run, driven to sweeper-cover for one

34.3

Mushangwe to Williamson, no run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

34.4

Mushangwe to Williamson, no run, overpitched, opens the face on this, but Taylor is quick at cover to cut the single

34.5

Mushangwe to Williamson, 1 run, slow through the air, gets turn on it, takes the edge, but wide of the keeper

New Zealand 161/4   KS Williamson 25* (24b 2x4)

35.1

Price to Williamson, no run, fired in outside off, beats the cut

35.2

Price to Williamson, no run, arm ball, length ball, angling in, pushed back to Price

35.3

Price to Williamson, no run, cramps him up again, hit to straight midwicket

35.4

Price to Williamson, 1 run, makes room this time to punch it square from in front of the stumps

New Zealand 162/4   KS Williamson 26* (28b 2x4)

36.1

Meth to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson seems to have moved too far across but gets bat on it, past square leg

36.3

Meth to Williamson, 1 wide, KW moves across again, Meth tries to go behind him, but ends up bowling a wide

36.3

Meth to Williamson, 1 run, moves across again, flicks a low full toss, but Taibu makes a full-length diving save at short fine leg

36.6

Meth to Williamson, 2 runs, lucky runs here, KW tries to slog one form outside off, gets a thick inside edge between the keeper and short fine, but Taibu saves two runs with his electric chase. I can't think of too many other fielders who would have fielded this

New Zealand 175/4   KS Williamson 30* (31b 2x4)

37.3

Price to Williamson, 1 leg bye, full, into the pads, concedes just a leg-bye

New Zealand 177/4   KS Williamson 30* (32b 2x4)

38.3

Meth to Williamson, 1 run, appeal for lbw as he moves across and is hit on the pad. It has hit him in line, it is pretty full, but the umpire signals no leg-bye. I don't see any inside edge, though, the bat seems to have hit the ground, though

38.5

Meth to Williamson, FOUR, for a change tries to go over cover. Makes room this time, gets a length ball, drives at it, gets a thick edge, which flies between point and short third man

38.6

Meth to Williamson, no run, tries the square-drive, but can't get it past point

New Zealand 194/4   KS Williamson 35* (35b 3x4)

39.4

Price to Williamson, 2 runs, makes room again, cuts from in front of off, beats point, gets a couple

39.5

Price to Williamson, FOUR, moves across the line to shovel this low full toss to the left of Waller at deep midwicket. He gets a hand to it, but can't stop four

39.6

Price to Williamson, 2 runs, pulled away wide of deep square for a couple

New Zealand 209/4   KS Williamson 43* (38b 4x4)

40.2

Chigumbura to Williamson, 1 run, another single to deep square leg

40.4

Chigumbura to Williamson, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, trying to go behind the batsman who is forever moving across

40.4

Chigumbura to Williamson, 1 run, low full toss, lofts it towards deep midwicket, but it bounces short

40.6

Chigumbura to Williamson, 2 runs, back away this time, Elton follows him with a low full toss, hit wide of deep square

New Zealand 217/4   KS Williamson 47* (41b 4x4)

41.4

Price to Williamson, no run, fired in on middle and off, hit back to the bowler

41.5

Price to Williamson, 1 run, leaves the crease to chip this down the ground for one

New Zealand 219/4   KS Williamson 48* (43b 4x4)

42.6

Mushangwe to Williamson, 1 run, looks to go over cover, but it is too full, he can't get under it, and ends up pushing it back

New Zealand 232/4   KS Williamson 49* (44b 4x4)

43.1

Ncube to Williamson, 5 wides, this had a touch of Murphy to it. All that could go wrong did. A wide down the leg side hits the foot holes and explodes over the keeper's head

43.1

Ncube to Williamson, FOUR, that's fifty for KW, with a pull past deep square leg. He has been smooth during the innings, making sure NZ didn't stall after Ryder's wicket

43.2

Ncube to Williamson, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side, that's 10 runs off 1 ball on his return spell

43.2

Ncube to Williamson, no run, short of a length, on off, no room, hit back to the bowler

43.3

Ncube to Williamson, 1 wide, moves across the line to try and scoop, he tries to go behind with him, but ends up with another wide

43.3

Ncube to Williamson, 1 run, makes room to punch this, and B Taylor's misfield at extra cover allows them the single

43.5

Ncube to Williamson, FOUR, short, middle and leg, he moves away and pulls past midwicket, all along the ground. Powerful hit

43.6

Ncube to Williamson, 1 run, full, on the pads, worked away for a single

New Zealand 250/4   KS Williamson 59* (49b 6x4)

44.1

Meth to Williamson, 1 run, length ball, middle and leg, he has moved across to sweep it to short fine leg

44.4

Meth to Williamson, no run, well bowled, yorks KW who is charging at him. A well-earned dot

44.5

Meth to Williamson, 1 run, another yorker, digs it out for a single

New Zealand 257/4   KS Williamson 61* (52b 6x4)

45.1

Mushangwe to Williamson, FOUR, slightly short, slightly wide, he rocks back and cuts it in front of square. Powerfully done

45.2

Mushangwe to Williamson, 1 run, dropped off his own bowling, tries to hit down the ground, doesn't get the elevation, but he can't hold onto a high chance to his left

45.4

Mushangwe to Williamson, 1 run, punched square for another single

New Zealand 266/4   KS Williamson 67* (55b 7x4)

46.2

Meth to Williamson, FOUR, length ball, gets down on a knee, and slogs this between long-on and deep midwicket - 150 for the partnership

46.3

Meth to Williamson, 1 run, gets a low full toss, but mis-hits it to deep midwicket. Falls in front of the man

46.6

Meth to Williamson, 1 run, full, outside off, driven to long-off for one

New Zealand 281/4   KS Williamson 73* (58b 8x4)

47.1

Ncube to Williamson, 1 run, yorker on off, squeezed out for a single

47.4

Ncube to Williamson, 1 run, wide yorker, can't do much more than it except the single to extra cover

47.6

Ncube to Williamson, (no ball) FOUR, A superb over ends in a poor ball. A rib-high full toss that is not only scooped fine for four but is also called a no-ball for height

47.6

Ncube to Williamson, 1 run, yorks him outside leg, dug out for a single to long-on

New Zealand 293/4   KS Williamson 80* (62b 9x4)

48.1

Meth to Williamson, SIX, length ball, don't do that at the death. KW goes down on a nee, and slog-sweeps him as he would a spinner

48.2

Meth to Williamson, 1 run, this is in the block hole, and goes just for a single

48.5

Meth to Williamson, FOUR, length outside off, slog-swept between deep midwicket and long-on, all along the ground

48.6

Meth to Williamson, 1 run, length again, but this time KW finds long-on. That, though, keeps him on strike, eight short of a hundred now

New Zealand 312/4   KS Williamson 92* (66b 10x4 1x6)

49.1

Ncube to Williamson, 1 run, low full toss, no room, driven straight to extra cover

49.6

Ncube to Williamson, (no ball) FOUR, KW gets a second bite of the cherry. He gets a no-ball last ball. It's a high full toss, and the top edge goes over short third man for four. Ncube is taken off after a second beamer, and KW gets another shot at the hundred. Funny little game, is this

49.6

Chigumbura to Williamson, 3 runs, puts in the dive to complete a superb hundred. This is a short ball, but doesn't quite come on, and he ends up punching it over mid-off. Taibu gives it the chase, but the batsmen run hard and come back for three. Taibu's throw is by the stumps, but KW puts a big dive in in the home stretch. The whole dressing room is on its feet. And James writes in, "So Kane is Abel to get a 100 despite being n'squared up by a n'ball from N'Cube? Very c'nfusing!"

New Zealand 328/5   KS Williamson 100* (69b 11x4 1x6)
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