New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI: Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Oct 25, 2011
Zimbabwe won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
25 October 2011 (50-over match)

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: -

New Zealand 1/1   RJ Nicol 0* (2b)   KO Meth 0.2-0-1-0

Ncube to Nicol, OUT, lovely catch by Sibanda to give Ncube a maiden ODI wicket. Not that this is what you can call a fielder's wicket alone. Ncube stays short of a length even as Nicol charges at him, the bounce and the line cramp him up, and he ends up slicing it square on the off side. Sibanda runs back from point - turns around and runs - and takes it over his shoulder

RJ Nicol c Sibanda b Ncube 14 (26m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

New Zealand 25/2   BB McCullum 9* (14b 1x4)   N Ncube 2.3-0-11-1

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   LRPL Taylor 7* (5b 1x4)   N Ncube 3.1-0-19-2

Waller to Ryder, OUT, Leading edge. This seems to be angling into the pads, I don't see much turn, but Ryder has closed the face a touch early, and lobs back an easy return catch. Ryder is slow as Inzi on his walk back

JD Ryder c & b Waller 53 (76m 68b 5x4 1x6) SR: 77.94

New Zealand 124/4   LRPL Taylor 33* (60b 3x4)   MN Waller 3.4-0-15-1

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   KS Williamson 93* (67b 10x4 1x6)   N Ncube 8.4-1-63-3





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