New Zealand in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Zimbabwe v New Zealand

Zimbabwe won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)

0.1

Meth to Nicol, no run, starts with a length ball on off, slight shape away, pushed away to cover

0.2

Meth to Nicol, 1 wide, big wide down the leg side

0.2

Meth to Nicol, OUT, Diamond duck for Watling. Nicol has sold him down the river. Pushes to short midwicket, takes three-four solid strides down the wicket, and then says no. Watling has nowhere to go but to hope that Waller misses. Waller hits the stumps direct

BJ Watling run out 0 (3m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

0.3

Meth to Nicol, 1 wide, wide outside off now, swinging too far away

0.3

Meth to Nicol, no run, half-volley outside off, driven down to mid-off

0.4

Meth to Nicol, no run, defended with an open face

0.5

Meth to Nicol, no run, length ball outside off, pushes forward and defends to cover

0.6

Meth to Nicol, no run, slowish delivery, length, on off, defended off the front foot

New Zealand 2/1   KO Meth 1-0-2-0

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

2.4

Meth to Nicol, no run, tries the inswinger this time, full it is, and is pushed to cover

2.5

Meth to Nicol, FOUR, eased away for four. A wide swinging half-volley, Nicol presses half-forward and caressed between mid-off and extra cover. Not only does he look like Guptill, he also drives like him

2.6

Meth to Nicol, 1 run, gets a thick edge to third man on this drive

New Zealand 17/1   KO Meth 2-0-12-0

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   KO Meth 3-0-14-0

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

6.5

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

6.6

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

New Zealand 41/2   KO Meth 4-0-22-0

8.1

Meth to Ryder, no run, Ryder presses forward and drives with an open face, gets close to the line this time, but can't beat point

8.2

Meth to Ryder, no run, inswinger now, starts outside leg, ends up middle and off, defended watchfully

8.3

Meth to Ryder, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked away to deep midwicket for one

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   KO Meth 5-0-27-0

36.1

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

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

36.3

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

36.4

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

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   KO Meth 6-0-34-0

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

38.3

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

38.4

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

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   KO Meth 7-0-47-0

44.1

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

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

44.4

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

44.6

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

New Zealand 259/4   KO Meth 8-0-56-0

46.1

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

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

46.4

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

46.6

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

New Zealand 281/4   KO Meth 9-0-66-0

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

48.3

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

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   KO Meth 10-0-85-0
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