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And welcome back

Moving reactions coming in after the dismissal of Martin. All have been touched. Emotion pouring in. Steve says, 'True to his name, The Phantom does it again, what a legend, take a bow (not so) young man. His commitment to bowling is unrivaled, just wants to get to bowling, no need to fuss with batting (that's only for mortals) ."

Richard: "I know it's a bit early, but... Ball of the century???"

"Bracewell gets a duck. Never know, he could be the heir to the Phantom, seeing as he is only 21" You couldn't wait Mike, couldn't you?

Anyway here is Marto again, with the ball. Three slips and a gully in place

0.1

Martin to Mawoyo, 3 runs, starts with an inswinger, tailing in towards off, push-driven nicely between the bowler and mid-off

0.2

Martin to Sibanda, FOUR, anther inswinger, too full again, and this off-drive is even better. Goes between Marin and mid-off again, but timed better than the one played by Mawoyo

0.3

Martin to Sibanda, no run, oh Vusi the obsessive-compulsive puller. This is only just short of a length and he wants to pull it. Bottom-edges it back to the bowler

0.4

Martin to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, wide outside off, left alone

0.5

Martin to Sibanda, no run, back to bowling inswingers, this is short of a driving length, hence defended to mid-off

"Batting is for peasants. Chris Martin is a higher being...a luminous being, as a wise large-eared muppet once said while sitting in a swamp. Some might argue he was referring to a certain Skywalker, but we know the truth." Sabah is truly enlightened

0.6

Martin to Sibanda, no run, defended off the front foot, towards cover

End of over 1 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 7/0
V Sibanda    4* (5b 1x4)      CS Martin    1-0-7-0
TMK Mawoyo    3* (1b)     

Doug Bracewell to bowl now. Both the opening bowlers scored ducks. three slips and a gully

1.1

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, a hint of outswing on this lenght ball, defended to off

1.2

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the back foot

"Max is just cruel. Think of the pressure. The eyes of a nation upon him. Getting his next run must be like getting the 100th 100 is for Sachin (although I think we have already established that Martin is the better batsman)." James don't aim for cheap publicity for Sachin by slipping in his name in all Martin comments

1.3

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, holds its line outside off, left alone by Mawoyo who covers the line of off before shouldering arms

1.4

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, outswinger, just outside off, pushed to cover

1.5

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length, outside off, gets extra bounce, but fails to make Mawoyo play

"Mawoyo has faced a different opponent in each of his first 3 tests (as has Jarvis). This run will presumably end in NZ in Jan-12, but I wonder what the record is?" Guy Riddell, that's an interesting one

1.6

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length, swinging away a touch, defended off the back foot

End of over 2 (maiden) Zimbabwe 7/0
TMK Mawoyo    3* (7b)      DAJ Bracewell    1-1-0-0
V Sibanda    4* (5b 1x4)      CS Martin    1-0-7-0

2.1

Martin to Sibanda, no run, bouncer from martin, over the off line, Sibanda ducks under it

2.2

Martin to Sibanda, no run, length ball, inswinger, Sibanda covers the movement well, and defends to mid-on

2.3

Martin to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, outside off, moves forward, defends with an open face, towards gully

2.4

Martin to Sibanda, no run, leaves this length ball alone well outside off

2.5

Martin to Sibanda, no run, shoulders arms to this lenght ball outside off. It moves in slightly but not enough to bother Sibanda

2.6

Martin to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, holds its line outside off, left alone again

End of over 3 (maiden) Zimbabwe 7/0
V Sibanda    4* (11b 1x4)      CS Martin    2-1-7-0
TMK Mawoyo    3* (7b)      DAJ Bracewell    1-1-0-0

3.1

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, plays a solid frontfoot-defensive back to the bowler

3.2

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, short and wide, cut away, but not wide of point

Vivek Bhandari: "@Guy Riddell: If I'm not wrong the record is held by Robin Peterson (South African spinner). When he played 5 Tests, all were played against different countries and now he's played 6. Not sure whether the sixth one is against a distinct team but nevertheless FIVE should be the record."

3.3

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, extra bounce from just short of a length, but well outside off, so left alone

3.4

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, bouncer, over the middle-stump line, easy to duck under because of the friendly pace of the pitch

3.5

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, straightens outside off, left alone

No runs for the last 21 balls

3.6

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended to mid-on

End of over 4 (maiden) Zimbabwe 7/0
TMK Mawoyo    3* (13b)      DAJ Bracewell    2-2-0-0
V Sibanda    4* (11b 1x4)      CS Martin    2-1-7-0

4.1

Martin to Sibanda, 1 run, shout for lbw as Sibanda defends with bat and pad close together but is hit on the pad first. The inswing has beaten the bat, but he has got his front foot outside the line of off. He has called it a run anyway

4.2

Martin to Mawoyo, 2 runs, more swing for Martin but too straight this time, and is worked wide of square leg

4.3

Martin to Mawoyo, no run, length ball outside off, defended solidly

4.4

Martin to Mawoyo, no run, bouncer, but well outside off. Left alone

4.5

Martin to Mawoyo, no run, this is how he gets Martin outside edges. After inswingers, he bowls this straighter delivery outside off. Mawoyo wants to cover the non-existent swing, and is beaten

4.6

Martin to Mawoyo, no run, this one swings in, and he has to quickly get his pad out of the way, and bring the bat down

End of over 5 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 10/0
TMK Mawoyo    5* (18b)      CS Martin    3-1-10-0
V Sibanda    5* (12b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    2-2-0-0

5.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, goes well down the leg side, but Sibanda fails to make contact

Vettori shows the ball to the umpire. Doesn't seem happy with the shape. Has been told to get on with it. For a moment there I forgot Dan is no longer the captain

5.2

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, full outside off, driven with an open face, to cover

5.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, 1 leg bye, misses out on another delivery down the leg side, takes the leg-bye though

5.4

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, left alone outside off even though the ball moves back in. Not close enough to bother him

5.5

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, wide outside off, no movement, no need to play at it

5.6

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length, around off, hits the inside half of the defensive bat

End of over 6 (1 run, maiden) Zimbabwe 11/0
TMK Mawoyo    5* (21b)      DAJ Bracewell    3-3-0-0
V Sibanda    5* (15b 1x4)      CS Martin    3-1-10-0

6.1

Martin to Sibanda, no run, left alone outside off

6.1

Martin to Sibanda, no run, sharp single, risky single. Pushes to mid-off and charges off. Makes it in time, and anyway Patel misses

6.2

Martin to Sibanda, no run, length ball outside off, swinging in, defended with an open face

6.3

Martin to Sibanda, no run, left alone outside off as this one holds its line

6.4

Martin to Sibanda, no run, length ball, just outside off, shoulders arms to it

6.5

Martin to Sibanda, no run, oh so close. Left alone again, but this ball moves in dangerously, but bounces over the stumps

6.6

Martin to Sibanda, no run, tries the variation straight ball, and ends up bowling too wide. Left alone

End of over 7 (maiden) Zimbabwe 11/0
V Sibanda    5* (21b 1x4)      CS Martin    4-2-10-0
TMK Mawoyo    5* (21b)      DAJ Bracewell    3-3-0-0

7.1

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, bump ball or taken at half-volley?. The latter, This is very full, just outside off, Tino closes the face, gets the leading edge but it falls in front of B McCullum at second slip

7.2

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, full outside off again, defended with a straighter bat this time

7.3

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length, moves forward to defend again

7.4

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, defended off the front foot again

7.5

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, huge lbw shout. Tino has planted his front foot too far across the stumps. Bracewell bowls on middle and off, and gets some movement in. That looks pretty adjacent to me

7.6

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, length ball wide outside off, left alone

End of over 8 (maiden) Zimbabwe 11/0
TMK Mawoyo    5* (27b)      DAJ Bracewell    4-4-0-0
V Sibanda    5* (21b 1x4)      CS Martin    4-2-10-0

8.1

Martin to Sibanda, FOUR, The Sibanda pull. He gets out to it often, but when he pulls it off, boy do they look good? Majestically pulled away over midwicket this time. The key here being, the ball was short enough to do so

8.2

Martin to Sibanda, no run, yorker outside off, digs it out

8.3

Martin to Sibanda, no run, holds its line outside off, left alone

8.4

Martin to Sibanda, 2 runs, slight swing in, Vusi pushes at it with an open face, places it wide of cover

8.5

Martin to Sibanda, no run, good bouncer, over the off stump, Sibanda ducks and stays out of the line too

"So, what it the record number of consecutive maidens to start a career? Bracewell is going for it, whatever it is." Damn Ben, he has bowled four of them

8.6

Martin to Sibanda, no run, left alone outside off, but the highlight of this ball is that it keeps low and bounces well short of the keeper

End of over 9 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 17/0
V Sibanda    11* (27b 2x4)      CS Martin    5-2-16-0
TMK Mawoyo    5* (27b)      DAJ Bracewell    4-4-0-0

9.1

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, length ball, moving in towards off and middle, defended to leg

9.2

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, driven nicely, but can't beat mid-off

9.3

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

9.4

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the front foot

9.5

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, length ball on off, pushes forward and defends to cover

9.6

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, that's five straight maidens for Douggie B on debut. Short outside off, left alone

End of over 10 (maiden) Zimbabwe 17/0
TMK Mawoyo    5* (33b)      DAJ Bracewell    5-5-0-0
V Sibanda    11* (27b 2x4)      CS Martin    5-2-16-0

Dan Vettori to bowl now

10.1

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, starts with a flat delivery, around off, defended off the back foot

One slip and one short leg

10.2

Vettori to Sibanda, 2 runs, plays the cute little paddle from outside off, gets a couple to the left of fine leg

10.3

Vettori to Sibanda, 2 runs, too straight, worked away off the pads, past short leg, to the left of fine leg this time

10.4

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, flighted on off, defended with a dead bat

10.5

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, around off, punched to mid-off

10.6

Vettori to Sibanda, 2 runs, lovely punch shot, wide of mid-off, comes back for two

End of over 11 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 23/0
V Sibanda    17* (33b 2x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-6-0
TMK Mawoyo    5* (33b)      DAJ Bracewell    5-5-0-0

11.1

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, outswinger, starts well outside off, mis-hit towards mid-off

11.2

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, length ball, middle and off, defended back to the bowler

11.3

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended to leg

11.4

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, length ball, on off, pushed to mid-on, off the inside half of the bat

11.5

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, length ball, on off, defended off the front foot

11.6

Bracewell to Mawoyo, no run, nice short ball, starts outside off, moves in, but Tino moves out of the line. So first Bracewell overs in Test cricket are all maidens

End of over 12 (maiden) Zimbabwe 23/0
TMK Mawoyo    5* (39b)      DAJ Bracewell    6-6-0-0
V Sibanda    17* (33b 2x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-6-0

12.1

Vettori to Sibanda, 1 run, sharp single, risky single. Pushes to mid-off and charges off. Makes it in time, and anyway Patel misses

12.2

Vettori to Mawoyo, no run, big lbw shout, pitches leg, straightens, hits him on the front foot. The stride seems to have saved him here

12.3

Vettori to Mawoyo, no run, the arm ball, another lbw shout, but this time he has pushed his front foot outside the line of off

12.4

Vettori to Mawoyo, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

12.5

Vettori to Mawoyo, OUT, this could be out on two counts. Another arm ball, short of a length, Tino goes back, the ball follows him, hits the back pad in front of middle, and then the bat, and is caught by short leg. Not sure whether he has been given out lbw or caught pad-bat, but that he was a goner there is no doubt

TMK Mawoyo c Watling b Vettori 5 (52m 43b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.62

Hamilton Masakadza to face now

12.6

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, flighted outside off, left alone as it straightens

End of over 13 (1 run) Zimbabwe 24/1
H Masakadza    0* (1b)      DL Vettori    2-0-7-1
V Sibanda    18* (34b 2x4)      DAJ Bracewell    6-6-0-0

13.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, Bracewell stays accurate. Length ball on middle and off, pushed to mid-on

13.2

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, holds its line outside off, shoulders arms to it

13.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, around off, defended off the front foot

13.4

Bracewell to Sibanda, FOUR, Stop the press. Bracewell has scored off in Test cricket. Off the 40th ball he has bowled. Just a touch too short, and it gets up only waist high. Vusi needs no second invitations. He pulls this fine for a four

13.5

Bracewell to Sibanda, FOUR, You wait for a bus for hours, then two of them come. This is sreaky, though. This short of a length delivery gets a touch big on Vusi, who is not quite sure whether to play or leave. Ends up fending at it, but the edge files between the third slip and gully

13.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, stays away from this short delivery outside off

End of over 14 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 32/1
V Sibanda    26* (40b 4x4)      DAJ Bracewell    7-6-8-0
H Masakadza    0* (1b)      DL Vettori    2-0-7-1

14.1

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

14.2

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, punched off the back foot, to cover

14.3

Vettori to Masakadza, 1 run, short and wide, cut away in front of point for a single

14.4

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, slower through the air, defended off the front foot

14.5

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, arm ball, has them all excited, but Sibanda defends well to mid-off

14.6

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, follows it up with a slower flighted delivery, left alone outside off

End of over 15 (1 run) Zimbabwe 33/1
V Sibanda    26* (43b 4x4)      DL Vettori    3-0-8-1
H Masakadza    1* (4b)      DAJ Bracewell    7-6-8-0

Vettori fielding at the boundary. Now I am convinced he is no longer the captain. Meanwhile Marto comes back to replace Bracewell

15.1

Martin to Masakadza, no run, length ball on off, defended to cover

15.2

Martin to Masakadza, no run, length ball outside off, defended to cover

15.3

Martin to Masakadza, no run, this one swings in, towards middle and leg, Masakadza brings the bat down in time

15.4

Martin to Masakadza, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

15.5

Martin to Masakadza, 3 runs, too straight, too full, driven between mid-on and midwicket for three

15.6

Martin to Sibanda, 1 run, full, on off, driven powerfully, straight to mid-off, but a bad bounces means they take a single off a fumble

End of over 16 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 37/1
V Sibanda    27* (44b 4x4)      CS Martin    6-2-20-0
H Masakadza    4* (9b)      DL Vettori    3-0-8-1

16.1

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, gets turn here. Flighted outside off, Vusi tries to defend off the front foot, the ball turns ever so slightly to beat the edge

16.2

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, the straighter one now, he reads it and defends off the front foot

16.3

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, leaves the crease, Vettori bowls flat, he has to lunge to defend it

16.4

Vettori to Sibanda, 1 run, plays the paddle sweep from outside off, square, practically over short leg

16.5

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, full, flat, straight, defended back to him

16.6

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, length ball on off, defended to cover

End of over 17 (1 run) Zimbabwe 38/1
H Masakadza    4* (11b)      DL Vettori    4-0-9-1
V Sibanda    28* (48b 4x4)      CS Martin    6-2-20-0

17.1

Martin to Sibanda, FOUR, Shot. Length ball, wide, Sibanda moves forward and drives it wide of cover. All along the ground. High elbow for the pose

17.2

Martin to Sibanda, no run, even wider this time, but Sibanda doesn't go after it

17.3

Martin to Sibanda, no run, bouncer this time, and Sibanda almost walks into a compulsive pull well outside off. he realises this is too far outside of to play the pull, and aborts half way

17.4

Martin to Sibanda, 1 run, this is closer to off, so Sibanda knows he can play the pull. Plays it crisply, along the ground, gets a single to deep square

17.5

Martin to Masakadza, 1 run, fuller, inswinger again, around off, pushed wide of cover for one

17.6

Martin to Sibanda, no run, wide outside off, happy to leave it alone and go for a drink

End of over 18 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 44/1
V Sibanda    33* (53b 5x4)      CS Martin    7-2-26-0
H Masakadza    5* (12b)      DL Vettori    4-0-9-1

18.1

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, flighted around off and middle, defended to silly point

18.2

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, short of a length, around off, punched to cover

"Is Bracewell's 6 consecutive maidens the most by a bowler with the new ball at the start of a Test innings?" Dave Simpson, if it is not, let us add that these were the six overs of the man's Test career

18.3

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

18.4

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, drives softly to mid-on this time

18.5

Vettori to Masakadza, 1 run, full and quick, a touch too straight, worked past short leg for one

18.6

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, flights this one outside off, Sibanda pushes at it tentatively, it takes the edge that bounces well short of slip

End of over 19 (1 run) Zimbabwe 45/1
V Sibanda    33* (54b 5x4)      DL Vettori    5-0-10-1
H Masakadza    6* (17b)      CS Martin    7-2-26-0

19.1

Martin to Masakadza, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to cover

"This is so bad...only 2 fours after 6 consecutive maidens...and you find yourself off the attack...Not Good, I TELL YOU..." Vivek Bhandari, these captains, they want it all

19.2

Martin to Masakadza, no run, left alone outside off, this one moves in from outside off, but not enough to worry the batsman

19.3

Martin to Masakadza, no run, overpitched outside off, driven to mid-off

19.4

Martin to Masakadza, no run, inswinger again, shaping in towards top of off, defended off the front foot

19.5

Martin to Masakadza, no run, this one moves in after pitching, but starts wide enough for him to leave. Then again this ends up not too far from the top of off

19.6

Martin to Masakadza, no run, this one holds its line outside off, and Masakadza doesn't play at it

End of over 20 (maiden) Zimbabwe 45/1
H Masakadza    6* (23b)      CS Martin    8-3-26-0
V Sibanda    33* (54b 5x4)      DL Vettori    5-0-10-1

20.1

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, flighted around off, defended off the front foot

20.2

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, this one seemed an interesting variation, off the very front of the hand. Didn't do much, though, as he defended it off the front foot

20.3

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, full, around off, defended to cover

20.4

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, slower through the air, higher trajectory, defended back to him

20.5

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, presses forward to kill the turn, but there is no turn. Hits the inside half of the bat

20.6

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, flighted around off, defended to cover

End of over 21 (maiden) Zimbabwe 45/1
V Sibanda    33* (60b 5x4)      DL Vettori    6-1-10-1
H Masakadza    6* (23b)      CS Martin    8-3-26-0

Spin at both ends. A heavily bearded J Patel to bowl now. A slip and a short leg in place

21.1

Patel to Masakadza, 1 run, and he has begun with a long-on in place. Hami feels comfortable in driving him down the ground for a single

21.2

Patel to Sibanda, 1 run, The free single remains on offer and Vusi too drives to long-on

21.3

Patel to Masakadza, no run, flighted outside off, defended with an open face, to cover

21.4

Patel to Masakadza, 1 run, full on off, and driven for another single to long-on

Goes round the wicket

21.5

Patel to Sibanda, no run, flat around off, stays back to defend

21.6

Patel to Sibanda, 2 runs, tossed up around off, doesn't turn back in, takes a thick edge past slip

End of over 22 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 50/1
V Sibanda    36* (63b 5x4)      JS Patel    1-0-5-0
H Masakadza    8* (26b)      DL Vettori    6-1-10-1

22.1

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, Leaves the crease, completely beaten in flight, as Vettori fires this in flat. Hit on the pad, but he is too far down the crease to be appealing

22.2

Vettori to Masakadza, 3 runs, swept away fine, it's the paddle, for a moment Vettori is excited but realises he has got bat on it

22.3

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, comes down the track to pad this one away

22.4

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, this one goes with the arm and the angle, hits him no the pad, but is going down the leg side

22.5

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, accurate again, just around off, defended off the front foot

22.6

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, changes the line slightly, starts middle and leg, gets it to straighten, defended off the front foot

End of over 23 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 53/1
V Sibanda    36* (67b 5x4)      DL Vettori    7-1-13-1
H Masakadza    11* (28b)      JS Patel    1-0-5-0

23.1

Patel to Masakadza, no run, short from round the stumps, punched away to the straight extra cover

23.2

Patel to Masakadza, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

23.3

Patel to Masakadza, 1 run, full on the pads, driven to long-on for one

23.4

Patel to Sibanda, 1 run, another single to long-on

23.5

Patel to Masakadza, no run, the straighter one, flighted on middle and off, goes with the arm, hits the outside half of the bat

23.6

Patel to Masakadza, no run, flighted on off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 24 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 55/1
H Masakadza    12* (33b)      JS Patel    2-0-7-0
V Sibanda    37* (68b 5x4)      DL Vettori    7-1-13-1

24.1

Vettori to Sibanda, 1 run, paddled away fine, gets a single. They have used this shot effectively to get off the strike

24.2

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, tossed up around off, defended back to the bowler

24.3

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, appeal for lbw, but Hami has got glove on this sweep, even though on first viewing it looked he might have been hit on the pad

24.4

Vettori to Masakadza, FOUR, nice shot. Shimmies down the track, and flicks this wristily, wide of mid-on. Top-class placement and timing

24.5

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, smothers the turn on this flighted delivery by moving forward

24.6

Vettori to Masakadza, 1 run, length ball, middle and leg, pushed wide of mid-on for one

End of over 25 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 61/1
H Masakadza    17* (38b 1x4)      DL Vettori    8-1-19-1
V Sibanda    38* (69b 5x4)      JS Patel    2-0-7-0

25.1

Patel to Masakadza, no run, flighted around off, defended off the front foot

25.2

Patel to Masakadza, no run, full outside off, driven to mid-off

25.3

Patel to Masakadza, no run, offbreak, starts from outside off, holds its line, against the angle from round the stumps, defended to leg

25.4

Patel to Masakadza, no run, flatter, short of a length, pushed back to Patel

25.5

Patel to Masakadza, no run, defended off the front foot, to cover

25.6

Patel to Masakadza, no run, tossed up around middle and leg, defended to midwicket

End of over 26 (maiden) Zimbabwe 61/1
H Masakadza    17* (44b 1x4)      JS Patel    3-1-7-0
V Sibanda    38* (69b 5x4)      DL Vettori    8-1-19-1

26.1

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, shimmies down the track to kick away a straight delivery

26.2

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, tossed up outside off, much slower, left alone

26.3

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, overpitched on leg, driven to mid-on

26.4

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, no turn, beats his attempt to flick it to leg. Heading down leg

26.5

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, this one turns after pitching middle and leg, defended from the crease

26.6

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, quicker one, middle and leg, stays back to push it to midwicket

End of over 27 (maiden) Zimbabwe 61/1
V Sibanda    38* (75b 5x4)      DL Vettori    9-2-19-1
H Masakadza    17* (44b 1x4)      JS Patel    3-1-7-0

27.1

Patel to Masakadza, no run, flat, middle and leg, pushed to short leg

A silly mid-on comes in too

27.2

Patel to Masakadza, 1 run, full outside off, paddled away with any fuss

27.3

Patel to Sibanda, no run, tossed up outside off, defended off the front foot

27.4

Patel to Sibanda, 1 run, flicked away to long-on for another single. No pressure from Patel's end because of the single available there

27.5

Patel to Masakadza, no run, and just as I said it, here's a bat-pad. Hami thrusts his pad forward to defend, the ball turns touch, hits the inside edge onto the pads, but it lobs too straight of short leg

27.6

Patel to Masakadza, no run, thrusts the pad again, but defends this okay through the vacant silly point region

End of over 28 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 63/1
H Masakadza    18* (48b 1x4)      JS Patel    4-1-9-0
V Sibanda    39* (77b 5x4)      DL Vettori    9-2-19-1

Vettori goes over the wicket

28.1

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, flighted well outside leg, kicked away

28.2

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, wants to sweep this, beaten, but it has pitched well outside leg, so no question of a leg-before

28.3

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, full, just outside leg, defended to midwicket

28.4

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, this is too far wide outside leg to be padding up to. Lets Young pad up to it

28.5

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, full, on leg, defended back to the bowler

Thankfully Vettori's over-the-wicket experiment is short-lived. Here he is, round the stumps

28.6

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to cover

End of over 29 (maiden) Zimbabwe 63/1
V Sibanda    39* (83b 5x4)      DL Vettori    10-3-19-1
H Masakadza    18* (48b 1x4)      JS Patel    4-1-9-0

29.1

Patel to Masakadza, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

29.2

Patel to Masakadza, 1 run, again the lap sweep from outside off to get away from the strike

"Can't watch on TV , so I can't see Patel's beard . On a scale of 1 to 10 with Gooch at 1 and Grace at 10 , what would he be ?" Sunil, Gooch wasn't 1. One in just a stubble, say Kohli. Patel must be 4.5 right now

29.3

Patel to Sibanda, no run, tossed up around off, defended back to Patel

29.4

Patel to Sibanda, no run, another forward stretch to smother any turn there might be

29.5

Patel to Sibanda, no run, pushed across outside off, kicked away by Vusi

29.6

Patel to Sibanda, no run, tossed up wider, wants to drive at it, gets a thick edge onto his toe. It's all safe, though, in that the ball doesn't pop up

End of over 30 (1 run) Zimbabwe 64/1
V Sibanda    39* (87b 5x4)      JS Patel    5-1-10-0
H Masakadza    19* (50b 1x4)      DL Vettori    10-3-19-1

Back over the wicket

30.1

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, well outside leg, no turn, no need to play at it

30.2

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, full on the pads, driven to mid-on

30.3

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, tossed up outside leg, lets it hit his pads

30.4

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, this is fired across the stumps, too far wide of off to be playing at it

30.5

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, tossed up outside leg, defended this time

"Amla off the charts or maybe 9.9" Stephen, is that because of the absence of the 'tache?

30.6

Vettori to Masakadza, no run, driven to mid-on

End of over 31 (maiden) Zimbabwe 64/1
H Masakadza    19* (56b 1x4)      DL Vettori    11-4-19-1
V Sibanda    39* (87b 5x4)      JS Patel    5-1-10-0

Doug Bracewell comes back. Two slips and a gully

31.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, length ball on off, defended off the front foot

"Thanks . My mistake in taking Gooch's name . He had a variable beard - Amazon earlier and Sahara now . Kohli seems a stabler option ." As they say, Sunil consistency is all that matters. I think Kohli dresses it up everyday to maintain the appropriate length of beard

31.2

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, punched away to mid-off

31.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, angling in from wide of the crease this time, and punched away to mid-on

31.4

Bracewell to Sibanda, FOUR, Sibanda keeps pulling at the fag end of the day too. He knows there is a deep square leg in place, but goes wide of the man places two-thirds of the way to the fence. Goes to the left of him, towards deep midwicket

31.5

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, shoulders arms to one outside off, only to see it jag back sharply and miss the off stump not by much

31.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, bouncer, but this time Sibanda resists the temptation. I think he has told himself, no pulling from outside off

End of over 32 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 68/1
V Sibanda    43* (93b 6x4)      DAJ Bracewell    8-6-12-0
H Masakadza    19* (56b 1x4)      DL Vettori    11-4-19-1

32.1

Patel to Masakadza, no run, flighted outside off, driven to extra cover

32.2

Patel to Masakadza, no run, comes down the track, defends to the silly mid-on, who stands right next to the umpire

32.3

Patel to Masakadza, no run, defended off the front foot, back to the bowler

"Makes up for the lack of hair on top too." Stephen, that's the cool thing about Amla's beard. Looks a real badass, but then he is a real soft-spoken gentleman

32.4

Patel to Masakadza, 1 run, paddles this away for another single

32.5

Patel to Sibanda, no run, flatter, on off, punched back to him

32.6

Patel to Sibanda, no run, floated outside off, going with the arm and the angle, left alone

End of over 33 (1 run) Zimbabwe 69/1
V Sibanda    43* (95b 6x4)      JS Patel    6-1-11-0
H Masakadza    20* (60b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    8-6-12-0

33.1

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, full, on off, blocked off the front foot

33.2

Bracewell to Masakadza, 1 leg bye, short of a length, into the pads, misses on the flick, gets a leg-bye

33.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, length ball, on off, defended off the back foot

33.4

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, bouncer, around off, sways out of its line

33.5

Bracewell to Sibanda, 1 run, Late drama. This bouncer is straighter, Sibanda can't help but go for it. It bounces just short of that man two-thirds of the way to the fence. And then Sibanda goes for a stroll for a single, and Patel's throw hits the stumps direct. Turns out he has made it by one frame

33.6

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

End of over 34 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 71/1
H Masakadza    20* (63b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    9-6-13-0
V Sibanda    44* (98b 6x4)      JS Patel    6-1-11-0

34.1

Patel to Sibanda, no run, flighted outside off, holds its line, defended back to him

34.2

Patel to Sibanda, 1 run, another single to long-on off Patel's bowling

34.3

Patel to Masakadza, no run, flighted outside off, smothers the turn, plays it under his nose

"@ Siddharth Monga, the word Monga in Bengali means a famine!" Eusha, I ate all their food on my two trips there

34.4

Patel to Masakadza, no run, defended back to the bowler again

34.5

Patel to Masakadza, 1 run, worked off the pads for a single

"We seem to have managed to have a discussion on beards without mentioning Saeed Anwar, which must be wrong. I am here to right that wrong." We stand corrected, James. Seven points to him, and eight to Mushy; 7.5 for Yousuf. G Swann legendary said in one of his video diaries that "Mr Mushy's beard is sponsored by Adidas" Those black and white stripes, you know

34.6

Patel to Sibanda, no run, length ball, on the pads, turned away to square leg

End of over 35 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 73/1
V Sibanda    45* (101b 6x4)      JS Patel    7-1-13-0
H Masakadza    21* (66b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    9-6-13-0

Last over of the day

35.1

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, full on the pads, misses out, but there is no lbw shout because it is slipping down

Hang on, do I see R Taylor cover his face to yawn at first slip?

35.2

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, defended off the front foot, to cover

35.3

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched away to cover

35.4

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, bouncer, slipping down the leg side, ducks under it

35.5

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, holds its line outside off, defended off the front foot. Hits the high third of the bat

35.6

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, left alone outside off to end a long day's proceedings

End of over 36 (maiden) Zimbabwe 73/1
H Masakadza    21* (72b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    10-7-13-0
V Sibanda    45* (101b 6x4)      JS Patel    7-1-13-0

Oops. They are playing on. Not sure why. We are 35 minutes past scheduled close, and the required overs have been bowled

36.1

Patel to Sibanda, no run, flighted on the pads, defended to short leg

36.2

Patel to Sibanda, no run, pushed to that silly mid-on now

36.3

Patel to Sibanda, no run, floater outside off, goes back and across to defend it

36.4

Patel to Sibanda, no run, moves back and across again, but this is on the stumps, and he has to act fast to get the bat down in time

36.5

Patel to Sibanda, no run, outside off now, can easily get and across to this one

36.6

Patel to Sibanda, 1 run, full outside off, driven to long-on for another single to take the partnership to 50

End of over 37 (1 run) Zimbabwe 74/1
V Sibanda    46* (107b 6x4)      JS Patel    8-1-14-0
H Masakadza    21* (72b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    10-7-13-0

"Have the umpires maybe fallen asleep and miscounted?" James, I think they will make up for the 45 minutes lost to rain by going 45 minutes overtime. Can somebody pay me overtime please? Vettori comes back

37.1

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, Much ado about nothing. Fired down the leg side, collected well by Young and they all go up. Clearly off the pad

37.2

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended back to Vettori

37.3

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended to cover

37.4

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, middle and off again, straightens, pushed back to the bowler

37.5

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, similar length, similar trajectory, similar dead bat

37.6

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, length ball outside off, defended to cover

End of over 38 (maiden) Zimbabwe 74/1
V Sibanda    46* (113b 6x4)      DL Vettori    12-5-19-1
H Masakadza    21* (72b 1x4)      JS Patel    8-1-14-0

More catching men now as Patel moves over the stumps

38.1

Patel to Masakadza, no run, defended back to the bowler

38.2

Patel to Masakadza, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked between the short legs for a single

38.3

Patel to Sibanda, no run, defends off the front foot, hit on the inside half of the bat

38.4

Patel to Sibanda, no run, goes back and plays the instinctive close-faced shot to the turning ball. Hit uppishly between the two short legs

38.5

Patel to Sibanda, no run, this one stays low as he defends off the back foot. Much excitement around the bat. Much too late and too little in the day? I am surprised he had been bowling round the stumps until now

38.6

Patel to Sibanda, 3 runs, slightly too full now, and flicked away into the safe areas past the catching men on the leg side

End of over 39 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 78/1
V Sibanda    49* (117b 6x4)      JS Patel    9-1-18-0
H Masakadza    22* (74b 1x4)      DL Vettori    12-5-19-1

Surely this has to be the last over of the day?

39.1

Vettori to Sibanda, FOUR, fired into the pads, and Sibanda punches this square, past the square leg. Brings up a neat fifty with a neat shot. The balcony gives him a standing ovation

39.2

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, length ball on off, defended off the back foot

39.3

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, slower through the air, but he stays back to defend this back to Vettori

39.4

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, tossed up on and around off, defended off the front foot

39.5

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, full on off, defended to cover

"I'd like to thank the umpires for going over time, because unlike yourself, I will get paid overtime!" That's Josh from Sky

39.6

Vettori to Sibanda, no run, flighted outside off, a full stretch forward to defend it and end the day's play

So finally a long day comes to an end. A day Zimbabwe will feel satisfied with. They never let New Zealand accelerate, and they did that through regular wickets. And then their batsmen saw off 40 overs for the loss of just one wicket. Mind you, NZ have the runs on the board, and Zimbabwe can't afford to be complacent, come day three. Do join us for that, and thanks for tuning in today. Cheers

End of over 40 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 82/1
V Sibanda    53* (123b 7x4)      DL Vettori    13-5-23-1
H Masakadza    22* (74b 1x4)      JS Patel    9-1-18-0

All right we are ready for the start of day three. Martin to bowl to Masakadza

9.30am Welcome to day three of the only Test between New Zealand and Zimbabwe. I like how a one-off Test is termed the "only" Test. Zimbabwe will want to bat at least for one full day, which I must say is not beyond them. Can New Zealand bowlers create more excitement than they managed yesterday? Action resumes in about half an hour

40.1

Martin to Masakadza, no run, starts with an inswinger outside off, Masakadza presses forward, covers the movement, and defends

40.2

Martin to Masakadza, no run, this one doesn't move in much, and Masakadza watches it through to the keeper

40.3

Martin to Masakadza, no run, length ball, well outside off, no movement, left alone

"Really hope Vusi checks his pull shot and scores a huge total. The stage is set for him to take the next step." Steven, to be fair to him, though, he plays the shot really well. It's just his over enthusiasm that he needs to watch. It's the ones he winds up hitting in front of square that get him in trouble, and that should suggest he tries to manufacture the pulling length once too often

40.4

Martin to Masakadza, no run, wide outside off again, no need to play at it

40.5

Martin to Masakadza, no run, fuller, closer to off, pushed back to the bowler

40.6

Martin to Masakadza, no run, short of a length, too wide to be playing at it

Another day starts with a maiden

End of over 41 (maiden) Zimbabwe 82/1
H Masakadza    22* (80b 1x4)      CS Martin    9-4-26-0
V Sibanda    53* (123b 7x4)      DL Vettori    13-5-23-1

D Bracewell to bowl from the City End. Two slips and a gully in place

41.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, 1 run, length ball, angling into the pads, helped away for a single past square leg

41.2

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, short of a length, middle and off, pushed to mid-on

"Martin needs 1 more wicket to be the 4th New Zealander to reach 200 wickets! Has everyone forgotten or what?!?!?!?!?!?" Matt, the only person who seems to have forgotten that is Tom himself. He hasn't looked like getting to No. 200 at all

41.3

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, length ball, wide outside off, left alone

41.4

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, closer to the stumps now, but not close enough to make Hami play

41.5

Bracewell to Masakadza, no run, another leave outside off, just not getting close enough to make him defend

41.6

Bracewell to Masakadza, OUT, whoa! Just as we thought he was letting him leave too many deliveries, Bracewell has made Hami look a bit silly. Looks like another innocuous delivery outside off, which Hami leaves alone. But by now he has become a bit nonchalant about the leaves and doesn't cover the stumps well. The ball jags back in to hit the top of off. Maiden Test wicket for Doug

H Masakadza b Bracewell 22 (99m 85b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.88

End of over 42 (1 run) Zimbabwe 83/2
     DAJ Bracewell    11-7-14-1
V Sibanda    54* (124b 7x4)      CS Martin    9-4-26-0

Brendan Taylor is the new batsman, but Vusi is on strike at the moment

42.1

Martin to Sibanda, no run, wide outside off, on a length, Vusi lets it be. He covers the off stump before doing so

By the way, like his new-ball partner Martin, Bracewell now has more wickets than Test runs

42.2

Martin to Sibanda, no run, left alone outside off again

42.3

Martin to Sibanda, no run, inswinger now, makes him play, which Vusi does with a straight dead-bat

42.4

Martin to Sibanda, no run, another inswinger, Vusi pushes forward and across with bat and pad close together. Is hit outside the line even if you discard the possibility of an edge

42.5

Martin to Sibanda, no run, another inswinger, this time Vusi drives. Doesn't time it well, and Martin does the fielding in the follow-through

42.6

Martin to Sibanda, 1 run, this inswinger is too straight, and is worked away for a single

End of over 43 (1 run) Zimbabwe 84/2
V Sibanda    55* (130b 7x4)      CS Martin    10-4-27-0
BRM Taylor    0* (0b)      DAJ Bracewell    11-7-14-1

"I saw Chris Martin last year at uni. It was really random, one minute I was doing an assignment and the next minute, there is Chris Martin walking into the computer room. I think he is doing psychology. Should be working on his batting more. He's getting too good." David Shipton omits to tell you how he fainted at the sight of a cricketing god in his university and asked him for an autograph after he recovered

43.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, drives at this length ball, can't beat cover

43.2

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, length ball outside off, Sibanda leaves it alone

43.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, pushes forward and across to defend this length ball outside off

43.4

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, wide half-volley, doesn't go after it

"Is Marto wearing his legendary headband today? Not that he has a heck of a lot of hair to keep out of his eyes... It is a little known fact that Dennis Lillee time travelled and went into the future and saw Tom wearing a headband and thought he would claim this fantastic idea of using a headband and claim it for himself and so elevate himself above Martin in the all time fast bowling greats. Only just, mind you..." Rithwik, there you have nailed it. Tom is not getting wickets because he is not wearing his head band. Oh what a sight it is

43.5

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, wide outside off, left alone again

43.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, pushes this length ball to cover

End of over 44 (maiden) Zimbabwe 84/2
V Sibanda    55* (136b 7x4)      DAJ Bracewell    12-8-14-1
BRM Taylor    0* (0b)      CS Martin    10-4-27-0

Taylor finally gets the strike

44.1

Martin to Taylor, no run, length ball outside off, slight shape in, defended to cover

44.2

Martin to Taylor, no run, full, off and middle, shaping in, defended back to him

44.3

Martin to Taylor, no run, the inside edge saves Taylor. He is not quite close to the line of this inswinger, and then tries to turn it to leg. The ball nearly beats the inside edge. Would have been dead plumb

44.4

Martin to Taylor, no run, bouncer, outside off, Taylor sways out of the line

44.5

Martin to Taylor, no run, length ball, swinging in, towards top of off, defended off the back foot

44.6

Martin to Taylor, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended to cover

End of over 45 (maiden) Zimbabwe 84/2
BRM Taylor    0* (6b)      CS Martin    11-5-27-0
V Sibanda    55* (136b 7x4)      DAJ Bracewell    12-8-14-1

45.1

Bracewell to Sibanda, FOUR, First aggressive shot of the day. A half-volley, not too wide, Sibanda presses forward and drives it between extra cover and mid-off. All along the ground

45.2

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, the short one now, over middle and leg, pretty swift given the pace of this wicket. Sibanda is hurried into ducking under it

45.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, 1 wide, another bouncer. This is shorter, loopier, slower, and easier to duck under

45.3

Bracewell to Sibanda, 3 runs, another good-looking cover-drive. This is wider than the previous one he drove, so he doesn't quite get that same perfect timing. Still manages to place it between cover and extra cover

45.4

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, full, into the pads, closes the face on it, gets off the mark

"I'm tipping Brendon to get a century today, mainly cos Ross didn't get one yesterday. You can't have a game in this series without a Taylor century." Tim, your theory is correct, but the deduction isn't. There are two more innings left in the match

45.5

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, presses forward to defend this back to the bowler

45.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

End of over 46 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 93/2
V Sibanda    62* (141b 8x4)      DAJ Bracewell    13-8-23-1
BRM Taylor    1* (7b)      CS Martin    11-5-27-0

46.1

Martin to Taylor, 3 runs, short and wide, cut away confidently, Patel gives it chase, and puts in a desperate dive in the end to save the boundary

46.2

Martin to Sibanda, no run, short and wide again, but too wide for Sibanda to be playing at

46.3

Martin to Sibanda, no run, better delivery, fuller, closer to off, Sibanda has that inswing in the back of his mind, and tries to cover the line. The ball straightens, though, and beats the outside edge

46.4

Martin to Sibanda, no run, beaten outside off again, he palys at this fearing the inswing, but the ball holds its line

46.5

Martin to Sibanda, no run, a touch too full, and can be left alone this time

46.6

Martin to Sibanda, no run, bouncer outside off, sways out of its way

End of over 47 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 96/2
V Sibanda    62* (146b 8x4)      CS Martin    12-5-30-0
BRM Taylor    4* (8b)      DAJ Bracewell    13-8-23-1

47.1

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, length ball, outside off, straightening a touch, Taylor defends away from the body. His bat makes a sound that you usually get from bats that snap upon contact. He is not asking for a change of bat, so that might be just me

47.2

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off, this is too wide to draw a defensive shot out of him

47.3

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, again I thought his bat snapped as he got an inside edge onto the pad. The sound off Taylor's bat just seems off

47.4

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

"After some extensive research, I have discovered that Tom is the only bowler with at least 199 wickets to have never got a caught and bowled. Just another extraordinarily unique feature of the man we call Tom" Matt, obviously the batsmen are too scared to hit the ball back at him

47.5

Bracewell to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor in a tangle here. The low bounce on this bouncer means this is headed straight at his throat even as he ducks. Taylor fends with the bat even as he is going down. Manages to keep it down somehow

47.6

Bracewell to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, just outside off, punched back to the bowler

End of over 48 (1 run) Zimbabwe 97/2
V Sibanda    62* (147b 8x4)      DAJ Bracewell    14-8-24-1
BRM Taylor    5* (13b)      CS Martin    12-5-30-0

48.1

Martin to Taylor, 1 run, inswinger, but a touch too straight, and picked away for an easy single

"Interesting that Brendan Taylors middle name is Ross" In that case, Clark, you've got to admit that he is the likelier man to score a century

48.2

Martin to Sibanda, no run, Nearly No. 200 for Martin. A length ball swings big time from outside off, hits him in front of off and middle, and Martin thinks he has his man. Only to be turned down by Erasmus who thinks this is swinging too much

48.3

Martin to Sibanda, no run, pushes front and across to counter that movement, and defends solidly to cover

48.4

Martin to Sibanda, no run, this inswinger turns out to be a half-volley, driven to short cover

48.5

Martin to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended with an angled bat, playing it down towards gully

48.6

Martin to Sibanda, no run, length ball, wide outside off, left alone

End of over 49 (1 run) Zimbabwe 98/2
V Sibanda    62* (152b 8x4)      CS Martin    13-5-31-0
BRM Taylor    6* (14b)      DAJ Bracewell    14-8-24-1

"The Taylor which scores a century will sure be the one on the losing side." Yes Mehran, we shouldn't disregard trends

49.1

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, through the bat-pad gap. Except that gap is well outside off. Taylor pushes forward to defend this well outside off, the ball seams in, and beats the inside edge

49.2

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, a wide outswinger, left alone

49.3

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, short of a length, outside off, defends it solidly

"Just quickly wondering why there is no referral system going? and also wondering if you have any idea what speed Bracewell is bowling at" Hayden Thorne, I don't think they have the technology required for the referral system. No HawkEye or HotSpot. We don't have a speed gun, but I would say Bracewell's average speed would be around 135ks

49.4

Bracewell to Taylor, FOUR, short, sits up, waist-high, pulled away emphatically. Along the ground and dead square

49.5

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, fuller, wide outside off, lets Young make another collection

49.6

Bracewell to Taylor, no run, goes for the upper-cut to this bouncer. Early into the shot, lucky to not make any contact at all

End of over 50 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 102/2
BRM Taylor    10* (20b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    15-8-28-1
V Sibanda    62* (152b 8x4)      CS Martin    13-5-31-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo - Nov 1-5, 2011
New Zealand won by 34 runs
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Nov 5, 2011

New Zealand celebrate their victory, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only Test, Bulawayo, 5th day, November 5, 2011

New Zealand celebrate their victory

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Nov 5, 2011

Malcolm Waller gets on his toes to keep one down, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only Test, Bulawayo, 5th day, November 5, 2011

Malcolm Waller gets on his toes to keep one down

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