Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 118/8 (81 runs required, RR: 5.90)

  • Chris Mpofu6 (3b)
  • Prosper Utseya2 (2b)
  • Grant Elliott1-0-7-1
  • Mitchell McClenaghan4-0-33-2

4.30pm That's it from all of us. Hope you've enjoyed our coverage of this tour. Keep coming back for all the matches we bring you, and keep sending in your comments. Until next time, ta ta!

Bharath Seervi: "All six bowlers who bowled for NZ took at least a wicket. In the Khulna T20I in 2006, all seven Zimbabwean bowlers took at least took one wicket vs Bangladesh."

Craig Ervine is the Man of the Series (they've included the ODIs too). "The first [hundred] is very special. Nice to put my head to the board, hoping to get another soon. We were outplayed today. Chasing 200 was always going to be difficult, and losing wickets early didn't help our cause. We need to improve in all areas."

George Worker is Man of the Match on his debut. "Nice and pleasing, good to put a good performance together. Started off a bit shaky, kept my head for a little bit, nice to contribute. All the boys made it really easy for me to fit in, I was relaxed out there. It's a pleasure to be here, and it's been a great tour of Zimbabwe, thoroughly enjoyed our time here."

Kane Williamson: "The way the boys batted today was outstanding, special mention to George Worker on his debut. Overall the bowling performance was our best of the series. Early wickets, Adam Milne back, that's good to see. We've progressed nicely, Zimbabwe have played good cricket, and it's been a competitive series. Always nice to contribute, we always preach to the guys to commit to a role in the team, and that's what I try to do."

Elton Chigumbura: "It wasn't a good day, especially with the bat. The way we lost wickets, that's where we lost it. It was a good wicket to bat on, but we didn't back it up with the bat. We need to polish up what went wrong in the next five weeks, and hopefully we'll do better against Pakistan."

4.15pm Massive win, this. The pitch looked flat when New Zealand were batting, but all their bowlers found something from it. The medium-pacers varied their pace well, the spinners - particularly Sodhi - actually spun the ball hard, and Milne and McClenaghan bowled fast and hit the pitch hard. Zimbabwe never, at any point, looked like mounting a challenge.

Elliott to Mpofu, SIX runs, short ball to finish, gets up to waist height, and Mpofu opens up at the hips and pulls it over the backward square leg boundary
Elliott to Mpofu, no run, slower ball wide of off stump, Mpofu swings and misses
Elliott to Mpofu, 4 byes, slower ball, full outside off, and Mpofu pokes at it, playing down the wrong line entirely. Ball beats his outside edge, beats the keeper, and runs away for four byes
Elliott to Ervine, OUT, another slower ball, straighter this time, and it takes out off stump as Ervine slogs all around it

CR Ervine b Elliott 42 (78m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 91.30

Elliott to Ervine, no run, looks to make swinging room and launch one down the ground, can't connect with the slower ball outside off

around the wicket to Ervine

Elliott to Utseya, 1 run, slower ball on off stump, pulled towards long-on

Zimbabwe need 92 from the last over. Grant Ellott comes on to bowl it.

19 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 107/7 (92 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.63, RRR: 92.00)

  • Craig Ervine42 (44b)
  • Prosper Utseya1 (1b)
  • Mitchell McClenaghan4-0-33-2
  • James Neesham3-0-21-1
McClenaghan to Ervine, FOUR runs, short, follows the batsman as he moves away from leg stump, and Ervine swivels to smack a pull over the backward square leg boundary
McClenaghan to Ervine, no run, slower bouncer outside off, Ervine can't put bat to ball as he swivels into a pull
McClenaghan to Utseya, 1 run, back of a length outside off, jabbed away towards backward point

Prosper Utseya is the man at No. 9.

McClenaghan to Ervine, 1 run, short on off stump, pulled away to deep square leg
McClenaghan to Ervine, no run, tests Ervine with the bouncer, and he ducks low under it
McClenaghan to Cremer, OUT, banged in short, goes for the pull from over his right shoulder, and spooned it in the air to the right of midwicket, and that;s a super catch from Neesham, diving to his right and catching it low with one hand

AG Cremer c Munro b McClenaghan 5 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

18 | 12 Runs | ZIM: 101/6 (98 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.61, RRR: 49.00)

  • Craig Ervine37 (40b)
  • Graeme Cremer5 (6b)
  • James Neesham3-0-21-1
  • Adam Milne4-0-10-2
Neesham to Ervine, 2 runs, in the blockhole on middle and off, makes a bit of room and slices it in the air, wide of the diving cover fielder
Neesham to Cremer, 1 run, slower ball on the pads, tucked away to deep square leg
Neesham to Cremer, 2 runs, another yorker, on middle stump, clipped down the ground to long-on
Neesham to Cremer, 2 runs, yorker on off and middle, clipped away into the vacant midwicket region
Neesham to Ervine, 1 run, full on middle and leg, jabbed firmly in the air, one bounce to long-on
Neesham to Ervine, FOUR runs, full and wide and Ervine lofts it in the air, over the covers, and McCullum sprints to his right from long-off, gets a hand to it on the dive, but can only deflect it into the rope

The required rate is 36.66. A six a ball won't do it.

17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 89/6 (110 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.23, RRR: 36.66)

  • Graeme Cremer0 (3b)
  • Craig Ervine30 (37b)
  • Adam Milne4-0-10-2
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-15-1
Milne to Cremer, no run, short again, angling sharply into the batsman and beating his inside edge as he jabs at the ball, feet well inside the line
Milne to Cremer, no run, short, doesn't climb as much as Cremer expected, scooted under his attempted pull
Milne to Cremer, no run, fast and full on off stump, blocked back to the bowler
Milne to Chakabva, OUT, short, angling into the body, and Chakabva tries the same shot again, leaning away to dab/ramp it towards third man. Was too cramped for room to do that, and he ended up popping it in the air, off the glove, behind the wicket, and Ronchi swooped forward to take the low catch

RW Chakabva c †Ronchi b Milne 13 (20m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

Milne to Chakabva, 2 runs, back of a length, angling into off stump, and that's nicely done by Chakabva, who lets it come on, leans away from the line, and dabs it fine to the left of third man, who has to put in the dive to stop it at the boundary. McClenaghan, the fielder. Looks like he pushed it away with his left hand before his body dragged over the line. Hard to tell from the camera angles provided
Milne to Ervine, 1 run, sees him coming and bowls it short, pulls it down to long-on

Safan: "If Zimbabwe play out all 20 overs, they are likely to make 109. #Prediction"

16 | 2 Runs | ZIM: 86/5 (113 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.37, RRR: 28.25)

  • Regis Chakabva11 (15b)
  • Craig Ervine29 (36b)
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-15-1
  • Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-27-1
Sodhi to Chakabva, no run, goes for another sweep from outside off, and this time it turns and bounces to beat his outside edge

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st12H MasakadzaCJ Chibhabha
2nd0CR ErvineCJ Chibhabha
3rd13CR ErvineSikandar Raza
4th9E ChigumburaCR Ervine
5th30CR ErvineSC Williams
6th25CR ErvineRW Chakabva
7th12CR ErvineAG Cremer
8th7P UtseyaCR Ervine
9th10P UtseyaCB Mpofu