Guptill, Latham tons lead New Zealand to big win
Centuries from Martin Guptill and Tom Latham led New Zealand to a 10-wicket romp as they chased down 236 without loss to level the ODI series 1-1
4.15pm So that brings to an end a good win for NZ. There is all to play for in the series decider on Friday, so join us then. Until then, ciao.
4.05pm So, a thoroughly convincing win for NZ, they take it with 10 wickets left. Cannot get any more convincing that that. A massive partnership from Guptill and Latham. I cannot recollect too many chances being given to Zimbabwe, great shot selection. The second consecutive game being decided via a wide in this series. Zimbabwe's bowling lacked penetration even with plenty of turn in the wicket. They did not create any half-chances even, never mind chances.
Chigumbura: "We are disappointed. We lost too many wickets up front, Williams and Raza brought it back for us. But 236 wasn't good enough. I thought it was a good wicket to bat on. If we get the chance, we need to make sure we are ruthless."
Williamson: Much-improved effort. The tone was set early on with the ball, the fielding effort was much better and we pride ourselves on that, which wasn't there last game. We need to play our best cricket again on Friday. You want to improve all the time, which is great for learning too.
Martin Guptill and Tom Latham will share the Man of the Match
Guptill: "It is tough early on actually, but when you brush that off, it is easier to bat on. Happy for Latham."
Latham: "Happy to get the monkey off the back. Struggled a bit at the start but when we got through that, we knocked it off in 10-run blocks."
David: "Kiwis on track to break the record: Highest run chase without losing a wicket. Previous bests: Sri Lanka 230 (ODI 3145) Pakistan 226 (ODI 3190) and West Indies 221 (ODI 717). An achievement worthy of recognition" Indeed..
sathish2888: "This is a perfect response from World Cup Finalists.."
Williams to bowl from around the wicket