New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe, Only Test: Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Nov 1-5, 2011
1,2,3,4,5 November 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
1.1

Ncube to McCullum, no run, good length outside off, McCullum lets it go. Not much pace in this pitch, and the bounce isn't too high either

1.2

Ncube to McCullum, no run, good length pitching outside off stump and angling into McCullum, who moves back and blocks, skiddy delivery

1.3

Ncube to McCullum, 2 runs, a touch short outside off, McCullum moves back and cuts the ball hard through cover point, he hasn't timed it well though

1.4

Ncube to McCullum, no run, that kept low and bounced a second time before reaching the keeper after McCullum let it go outside off

1.5

Ncube to McCullum, 1 bye, too wide outside off and once again the keeper fumbles as the ball bounces before him, awkward take. The carry is rather poor

1.6

Ncube to Guptill, 2 runs, full ball outside off stump, in the slot for the cover drive and Guptill eases on to the front foot to play it through the infield

New Zealand 5/0   N Ncube 1-0-4-0
3.1

Ncube to Guptill, no run, short and wide outside off, Guptil tries to cut but misses the ball, I think he played that shot too soon. The bounce and pace is slow

3.2

Ncube to Guptill, no run, half-volley outside off stump and Guptill drives to the fielder at cover

3.3

Ncube to Guptill, no run, good length angling into the right-hander, Guptill defends on the front foot

3.4

Ncube to Guptill, no run, short of a length just outside off, Guptill punches off the back foot to Sibanda at point

3.5

Ncube to Guptill, no run, Guptill decides to let the ball go after it pitched outside off and cut back into him, close to off stump that was

3.6

Ncube to Guptill, 1 run, fuller and straighter delivery, Guptill drives off his pads towards midwicket

New Zealand 8/0   N Ncube 2-0-5-0
5.1

Ncube to McCullum, FOUR, too short and McCullum rocks back and pulls over the infield at midwicket, can't bowl that length on this pitch

5.2

Ncube to McCullum, 1 run, played off the back foot at point

5.3

Ncube to Guptill, no run, defended on the back foot towards the on side

5.4

Ncube to Guptill, no run, good length and straight, Guptill gets behind the line and defends

5.5

Ncube to Guptill, 4 byes, Ncube pitches the ball on a good length outside off and seams the ball in towards the right-hander, Guptill strides forward and shoulders arms, letting the ball pass close to off stump, it swings towards leg side after passing the batsman and beats the keeper too

5.6

Ncube to Guptill, no run, left alone outside off stump

New Zealand 30/0   N Ncube 3-0-10-0
7.1

Ncube to Guptill, no run, full delivery with some swing into the right-hander, Guptill moves forward and drives on the off side

7.2

Ncube to Guptill, 1 run, Ncube strays on to the pads and Guptill taps the ball towards midwicket

7.3

Ncube to McCullum, no run, McCullum is trying to blast the ball through extra cover but mis-times it on the leg side, was a full delivery outside off stump

7.4

Ncube to McCullum, FOUR, this time he succeeds! There's width outside off stump for McCullum to free his arms and swing hard and he launches the ball over extra cover

7.5

Ncube to McCullum, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

7.6

Ncube to McCullum, no run

New Zealand 37/0   N Ncube 4-0-15-0
9.1

Ncube to Guptill, no run, good length delivery on of and middle, played on the leg side

9.2

Ncube to Guptill, no run, Guptill strides forward and shoulders arms to a good length ball outside off stump

9.3

Ncube to Guptill, no run, a bit too wide outside off stump for Guptill to want to play at it

9.4

Ncube to Guptill, no run, tight line and length around off stump, defended on the back foot

9.5

Ncube to Guptill, no run, short of a length with width outside off, Guptill stands on the back foot and hits to cover

9.6

Ncube to Guptill, 2 runs, fuller length outside off, Guptil plays an elegant cover drive and a fumble in the infield allows runs

New Zealand 40/0   N Ncube 5-0-17-0
11.1

Ncube to Guptill, no run, tight line and length outside off, Guptill defends on the front foot

11.2

Ncube to Guptill, no run, Guptill tries to punch through the off side but Ncube nips the ball back off the seam and goes between the bat and body, Chakabva fumbles the take

11.3

Ncube to Guptill, no run, played from the crease to midwicket

11.4

Ncube to Guptill, 1 run, Guptill moves forward to defend but gets an inside edge behind square on the leg side

11.5

Ncube to Williamson, 1 run, played into the gap at cover for a quick single

11.6

Ncube to Guptill, no run, good length and line, angling into off stump, defended on the back foot

New Zealand 42/1   N Ncube 6-0-19-0
13.1

Ncube to Williamson, no run, tight line and length just outside off, the batsman stays in his crease and defends

13.2

Ncube to Williamson, no run, left alone outside off stump

13.3

Ncube to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson pushes the ball towards cover and runs. Mpofu lumbers in from cover, picks up and hits the stumps at the batsman's end, but Guptill is too quick. Or Mpofu was too slow

13.4

Ncube to Guptill, 2 runs, played off the back foot through square leg

13.5

Ncube to Guptill, no run, left alone outside the off stump

13.6

Ncube to Guptill, no run, short of a length outside off, punched off the back foot to point

New Zealand 46/1   N Ncube 7-0-22-0
31.1

Ncube to Guptill, 3 runs, short and wide outside off, a long-hop after lunch, Guptill slaps the ball through cover point

31.2

Ncube to Williamson, no run, Ncube angles the ball back into Williamson from over the wicket, Williamson plays from the crease and gets an inside edge on to the pad

31.3

Ncube to Williamson, FOUR, short and wide outside off once again, Williamson punches the ball through the gap at backward point

31.4

Ncube to Williamson, no run, full ball outside off, Williamson strides forward and drives to cover

31.5

Ncube to Williamson, 1 run, fullish length around off, Williamson pushes off the front foot to point

31.6

Ncube to Guptill, no run, played off the front foot on the off side

New Zealand 106/1   N Ncube 8-0-30-0
33.1

Ncube to Williamson, no run, good length around off stump, played from the crease to the fielder at short cover

33.2

Ncube to Williamson, no run, good length but too wide outside off, Williamson lets it pass

33.3

Ncube to Williamson, no run, defended from the crease towards the bowler

33.4

Ncube to Williamson, no run, defended on the leg side

33.5

Ncube to Williamson, no run, good length outside off, the batsman lets it go

33.6

Ncube to Williamson, no run, good length and the line is on off stump, Williamson gets behind the ball and blocks

New Zealand 109/1   N Ncube 9-1-30-0
40.1

Ncube to Guptill, no run, good length around off, driven off the front foot to mid-off

40.2

Ncube to Guptill, FOUR, a touch too short and Guptill brings up fifty by pulling the ball with power through midwicket, he continues to plunder on this tour

40.3

Ncube to Guptill, no run, good length outside off, Guptill strides forward and defends on the off side

40.4

Ncube to Guptill, no run, Guptill gets hit on the pad by one that keeps a bit low as he moves across and tries to flick, Ncube roars an appeal but that was missing leg, close call

40.5

Ncube to Guptill, no run, fuller ball on off stump, driven to cover

40.6

Ncube to Guptill, no run, defended on the off side

New Zealand 122/2   N Ncube 10-1-34-0
42.1

Ncube to Taylor, no run, good length and straight, punched from the crease past the bowler but the fielder from mid-on cuts off the shot

42.2

Ncube to Taylor, no run, driven from the crease towards mid-off

42.3

Ncube to Taylor, FOUR, that's a poor ball, full down leg side, Taylor only needed to get a little bit of bat on that to send it past the keeper, and he did

42.4

Ncube to Taylor, no run

42.5

Ncube to Taylor, no run

42.6

Ncube to Taylor, no run, short of a length outside off, Taylor lets it go

New Zealand 127/2   N Ncube 11-1-38-0
44.1

Ncube to Taylor, no run, Taylor stays in his crease and defends a good length ball on the leg side

44.2

Ncube to Taylor, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

44.3

Ncube to Taylor, no run, played towards mid-off on the front foot

44.4

Ncube to Taylor, no run, short of a length and straight, the batsman gets behind the line and defends

44.5

Ncube to Taylor, no run, full ball angling into off and middle, played to the fielder at silly mid-on

44.6

Ncube to Taylor, no run, driven of the front foot towards mid-off

New Zealand 129/2   N Ncube 12-2-38-0
46.1

Ncube to Taylor, no run, good length and straight, played back to the bowler

46.2

Ncube to Taylor, no run, huge appeal for lbw as Ncube slants the ball back into the right-hander and hits the pad after Taylor tries to play across the line and misses. The ball hits high on the pad and maybe missing leg as well

46.3

Ncube to Taylor, no run, defended on the front foot on the on side

46.4

Ncube to Taylor, no run, defended from the crease towards midwicket

46.5

Ncube to Taylor, no run, defended to the fielder at silly mid on

46.6

Ncube to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor sees some width outside off and goes hard at the full ball, driving it in the air and wide of the fielder at gully, more of a thick outside edge than off the middle of the bat

New Zealand 135/2   N Ncube 13-2-42-0
72.1

Ncube to Guptill, no run, played off the back foot on the leg side

72.2

Ncube to Guptill, FOUR, width offered outside off and Guptill plays the square drive to the boundary to bring up the 100 partnership

72.3

Ncube to Guptill, no run, defended off the back foot towards the off side

72.4

Ncube to Guptill, no run, Guptill punches off the back foot towards short cover

72.5

Ncube to Guptill, no run, good length around off stump, Guptill moves forward to block

72.6

Ncube to Guptill, no run, driven off the back foot towards teh fielder at mid-off

New Zealand 216/2   N Ncube 14-2-46-0
74.1

Ncube to Taylor, no run, full and straight, Taylor moves forward and drives to mid-on

74.2

Ncube to Taylor, 1 run, that's shorter and Taylor swivels to pull through square leg

74.3

Ncube to Guptill, 2 runs, driven off the front foot through backward point, third man runs to his right to field

74.4

Ncube to Guptill, no run, played off the back foot to midwicket

74.5

Ncube to Guptill, no run, Guptill plays a firm cover drive off the front foot but can't beat the infield

74.6

Ncube to Guptill, no run, defended on the back foot

New Zealand 222/2   N Ncube 15-2-49-0
76.1

Ncube to Taylor, no run, good length angling into the right-hander, played on the leg side

76.2

Ncube to Taylor, no run, defended on the front foot

76.3

Ncube to Taylor, 1 run, slightly wide outside off stump, Taylor cuts to third man

76.4

Ncube to Guptill, no run, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

76.5

Ncube to Guptill, no run, full with width outside off, Guptill cover drives but straight to the fielder

76.6

Ncube to Guptill, no run, fuller length just outside off, defended on the back foot towards the off side

New Zealand 224/2   N Ncube 16-2-50-0
91.1

Ncube to Taylor, no run, some swing away, but it starts too wide outside off

91.2

Ncube to Taylor, no run, short of a length, on off, holds its line, Taylor is squared up in defence

91.3

Ncube to Taylor, no run, left alone well outside off

91.4

Ncube to Taylor, no run, length ball outside off, defended with an open face

91.5

Ncube to Taylor, OUT, what a gift from Taylor. Ncube will take it. It is his maiden Test wicket, and he dives in celebration like a footballer would after scoring a goal. This is a wide half-volley, if he was playing snooker, he would need the "rest cue" to reach it. Taylor, though, goes after it, and the best he manages after reaching out is an edge

LRPL Taylor c †Chakabva b Ncube 76 (227m 165b 9x4 0x6) SR: 46.06

91.6

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, wide outside off, more restraint from the batsman now

New Zealand 275/4   N Ncube 17-3-50-1
93.1

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

93.2

Ncube to Watling, no run, length ball, angling in towards off, defended solidly

93.3

Ncube to Watling, no run, defended off the front foot, towards cover

93.4

Ncube to Watling, no run, wide again, doesn't play at it

93.5

Ncube to Watling, 2 runs, nicely driven through the covers. This is a half-volley, not too wide, he leans into it and places it wide of cover

93.6

Ncube to Watling, 1 run, picked away off the hip for a single

New Zealand 279/4   N Ncube 18-3-53-1
95.1

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, defended to cover, well forward to do so

95.2

Ncube to Brownlie, 3 runs, Brownlie is on the board in Test cricket. Short of a length, outside off, he moves across, close to the line, and then punches this past cover

95.3

Ncube to Watling, no run, fuller, outside off, gets a stride in to defend

95.4

Ncube to Watling, no run, wide length ball, shoulders arms to it

95.5

Ncube to Watling, no run, length ball, on the pads, pushed to square leg

95.6

Ncube to Watling, no run, gets a big stride in to defend a lenght ball outside off

New Zealand 287/4   N Ncube 19-3-56-1
97.1

Ncube to Brownlie, 2 runs, wide half-volley, handsomely driven wide of cover, the outfield is a bit heavy

97.2

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, short and wide, but he can't beat backward point with the cut

97.3

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, short of a length, on off, punched back to the bowler

97.4

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, short of a length, on off and middle, punched down to mid-on

97.5

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, punched away, but can't beat a diving cover

97.6

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, length ball outside off, driven solidly, straight to cover

New Zealand 292/4   N Ncube 20-3-58-1
99.1

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, short of a length, just outside off, punched to mid-off

99.2

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, short and wide, doesn't time the cut well, straight to point

99.3

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, short of a length, into the pads, can't beat square leg

99.4

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, punched down the ground this time, straight to mid-on

99.5

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, this is pitched up wider outside off, he plays a strange little dab to a fullish delivery. Gets a bottom edge but it is too wide to successfully play it on

99.6

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, cut away, straight to cover

New Zealand 294/4   N Ncube 21-4-58-1
101.1

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, nips back in off a length outside off, defended solidly off the back foot

101.2

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched off the back foot

101.3

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, more inward movement from a length, Brownlie is watchful and right behind it

101.4

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, short and wide, cut away, but straight to point

101.5

Ncube to Brownlie, FOUR, too short again, into the body, rib-high, pulled away square, in the air but to the left of long leg

101.6

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, short of a length, straightens outside off, defended back

New Zealand 308/4   N Ncube 22-4-62-1
118.1

Ncube to Vettori, no run, length ball on off, defended off the front foot

118.2

Ncube to Vettori, FOUR, wide half-volley, he has already got a wicket with it, but this time Vettori reaches it well and drives it square for four

118.3

Ncube to Vettori, 1 run, just short of a length, pulled wide of midwicket for one

118.4

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, looks to cut this, but doesn't quite get the length. Ends up dabbing it to gully

118.5

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, length ball, middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

118.6

Ncube to Brownlie, 2 runs, steered away past gully

New Zealand 339/5   N Ncube 23-4-69-1
120.1

Ncube to Vettori, 1 run, short of a length, angling across, placed wide of cover for one

120.2

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, this one skids from a length, hurries him into a defensive off the back foot

120.3

Ncube to Brownlie, 2 runs, short of a length, pulled away, wide of deep square, comes back for two

120.4

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, defended off the front foot, to cover

120.5

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, short of a length, accurate, stays back to defend

120.6

Ncube to Brownlie, no run, punched to mid-off, off the back foot

New Zealand 349/5   N Ncube 24-4-72-1
122.1

Ncube to Vettori, no run, short, outside off, Vettori pulls, back to the bowler, on a bounce

122.2

Ncube to Vettori, FOUR, this pull is bang on. He rocks back early to create length on this short-of-a-length delivery, and pulls it past midwicket

122.3

Ncube to Vettori, no run, fuller, outside off, left alone

122.4

Ncube to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide, Vettori reaches out and cuts this away, deliberately over point

122.5

Ncube to Vettori, no run, short of a length, middle and off, flicked back to the bowler

122.6

Ncube to Vettori, no run, lenght ball outside off, allows it through to the keeper

New Zealand 364/5   N Ncube 25-4-80-1
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