Result
2nd ODI, Harare, Aug 4 2015, New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
235/9
(42.2/50 ov, target 236)
236/0
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
1:18
3y
• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

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

Match centre 
Scorer: Thilak Ram
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe235/9(50 overs)
New Zealand236/0(42.2 overs)

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..

42.3
5w
Williams to Latham, 5 wides
flat and quick down leg, Latham tries to sweep but no one can get to that. It beats the keeper as well and runs away to the boundary for five extras which is good enough for NZ to level the series.
42.2
2
Williams to Latham, 2 runs
short on middle and leg, Latham pulls off the front foot towards square leg
42.1
Williams to Latham, no run
flat, quick and wide. Latham is beaten on the cut
end of over 4210 runs
NZ: 229/0CRR: 5.45 • RRR: 0.87 • Need 7 from 48b
Martin Guptill116 (138)
Tom Latham108 (114)
Graeme Cremer10-0-60-0
Sean Williams5-0-29-0
41.6
2
Cremer to Guptill, 2 runs
tossed up again on middle, Guptill drives with soft hands towards long-off, halfway through the first run they realise there is an east two on offer and they make it easily too.
41.5
1
Cremer to Latham, 1 run
opens the face of the bat to deflect the full delivery wide off point
41.4
Cremer to Latham, no run
slow turn once more, drifts on his pads and Latham turns it to short fine leg

sathish2888: "This is a perfect response from World Cup Finalists.."

41.3
1
Cremer to Guptill, 1 run
slow turn once more, Guptill jumps back and turns it to midwicket against the spin
41.2
Cremer to Guptill, no run
follows it with a bit of caution, defends the fuller delivery off the front foot
41.1
6
Cremer to Guptill, SIX runs
huge six! Absolutely massive. A slow, flighted googly and Guptill picks it. That is all he needed, put one foot forward and slogs it over long-on for a humongous six
end of over 412 runs
NZ: 219/0CRR: 5.34 • RRR: 1.88 • Need 17 from 54b
Martin Guptill107 (134)
Tom Latham107 (112)
Sean Williams5-0-29-0
Graeme Cremer9-0-50-0
40.6
1
Williams to Guptill, 1 run
this time he gets the gap, a bit wider, Guptill rocks back and cuts it to the sweeper cover
40.5
Williams to Guptill, no run
slightly wider outside off and Guptill stays back and cuts to point
40.4
Williams to Guptill, no run
slower on middle, pushed back to the bowler
40.3
Williams to Guptill, no run
skids on with the arm from a fuller length, Guptill gets back and punches back to the bowler
40.2
Williams to Guptill, no run
fuller and flatter, Guptill blocks on the front foot
40.1
1
Williams to Latham, 1 run
a bit short first up on middle and leg, pulled well off the front foot to square leg

Williams to bowl from around the wicket

end of over 407 runs
NZ: 217/0CRR: 5.42 • RRR: 1.90 • Need 19 from 60b
Martin Guptill106 (129)
Tom Latham106 (111)
Graeme Cremer9-0-50-0
Prosper Utseya10-0-46-0
39.6
Cremer to Guptill, no run
well bowled, he is still tossing it up to his credit, but it is too short and Guptill can get back and cut to point
39.5
1
Cremer to Latham, 1 run
a bit short and Latham rocks back again, punched down to long-on
39.4
4
Cremer to Latham, FOUR runs
connects with the sweep this time, good connection too, it is too slow to cause much trouble. Latham gets down on a knee and lofts the sweep over fine leg
Best performances - batsmen
MJ Guptill
116 runs (138)
11 fours
1 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
2681224141139
TWM Latham
110 runs (116)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
flick
24 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
6211232920613
Best performances - bowlers
IS Sodhi
O
10
M
0
R
38
W
3
Eco
3.80
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
GD Elliott
O
6
M
0
R
27
W
2
Eco
4.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Player Of The Match
Martin Guptill
Tom Latham
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3674
Season2015
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days4 August 2015 (50-over match)
Umpires
Richard Illingworth
Jeremiah Matibiri
TV Umpire
Langton Rusere
Reserve Umpire
Owen Chirombe
Match Referee
David Boon