Result
3rd ODI, New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa at Harare, Aug 7 2015
273/6
(47.4/50 ov, target 274)
235
New Zealand won by 38 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
New Zealand273/6(50 overs)
Zimbabwe235(47.4 overs)
end of over 483 runs • 2 wicket
ZIM: 235/10CRR: 4.93 • RRR: 16.71 • Need 39 from 14b
John Nyumbu1 (1)
Mitchell McClenaghan8.4-0-36-3
Ben Wheeler9-1-34-0

Time for the presentation:

Chigumbura: NZ played well, especially upfront but out batting let us down, it was a reasonable target. We laid the foundation and some players managed to get runs but it's something to learn from. Pakistan are coming in six weeks so we need to make sure we pull things up from where we need to learn.

Williamson: The wicket was tough and they bowled very well but the way boys stuck it in and put on that score was competitive. We knew that if we could get one we could put them under pressure. It was a fantastic and well-fought series.

Man of the Match and Series also Williamson: Tough series and adapt to conditions, most pleasing thing for me was learning from each game. We've got a strong squad and we came here looking to be as competitive as we could be in the busy schedule. These are stepping stones for us, there's still the T20 left so we are looking forward to that.

Samrat Ahuja: "Dear Whatmore and Selectors, please find a better death bowler and a good wicket keeping batsman!

That's all we have from the ODI series, in which New Zealand fought back after being down 1-0 to take the series. Do join us again on Sunday for the lone T20 before NZ head to South Africa for more matches. Until then, it's goodbye and good luck from Vishal Dikshit, ciao!

4.38pm It was a great opportunity for Zimbabwe to take the series, esp after winning the first match of the series. They were also in very good position to chase down 274 today. Masakadza anchored their innings early on, but Chibhabha was having troubles rotating the strike. If one factor had to be picked for their loss, it would be the hosts throwing their wickets away right from the beginning

47.4
w
McClenaghan to Madziva, OUT
that's it, last wicket falls and NZ take the series! Madziva was not in great position to pull that short ball and got a leading edge high on the leg side. Neesham at fine leg got under it nicely to take it in the deep
N Madziva c Neesham b McClenaghan 2 (18m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
47.3
2
McClenaghan to Madziva, 2 runs
low full toss on the stumps and it's driven into the covers, in the air, in the gap and they manage to come back for the second
47.2
1
McClenaghan to Nyumbu, 1 run
full on the stumps again, pushed down the ground to long-on for one

Last wicket for NZ to take the series

47.1
w
McClenaghan to Panyangara, OUT
it's full, it's straight and the middle stump is uprooted! Panyangara went too far and across to glance the ball to leg but missed it completely and the ball took out only one stump
T Panyangara b McClenaghan 7 (6m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

MClenaghan has two left. Here he is

Samrat Ahuja: "Zimbabwe will be pondering Where did they lose it today." Gave away wickets on their own?

end of over 478 runs
ZIM: 232/8CRR: 4.93 • RRR: 14.00 • Need 42 from 18b
Tinashe Panyangara7 (6)
Neville Madziva0 (1)
Ben Wheeler9-1-34-0
James Neesham3-1-16-1
46.6
1
Wheeler to Panyangara, 1 run
almost in the block hole outside off, driven into the covers for one now
46.5
Wheeler to Panyangara, no run
another full toss outside off, it's steered straight to point
46.4
Wheeler to Panyangara, no run
full toss just outside off, pushed into the covers and the fielder dives to save a run, or a few
46.4
1w
Wheeler to Panyangara, 1 wide
this one moves away from the batsman as he chases while coming down the ground, called a wide
46.3
Wheeler to Panyangara, no run
another bottom edge from well outside off goes to the keeper
46.2
6
Wheeler to Panyangara, SIX runs
it's still alive, is it? Short ball closer to the batsman is dispatched to the midwicket boundary with a powerful hit for six
46.1
Wheeler to Panyangara, no run
chases the short of length ball outside off and gets a bottom edge

Two wickets to go, 50 needed in the chase and Panyangara comes out

end of over 4611 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 224/8CRR: 4.86 • RRR: 12.50 • Need 50 from 24b
Neville Madziva0 (1)
James Neesham3-1-16-1
Ben Wheeler8-1-26-0

That pretty much seals the chase now

45.6
w
Neesham to Williams, OUT
another one held in the deep, big wicket of Williams this time! He slogged that length delivery on the leg side, it wasn't quite that full and Guptill came in a few yards to catch that comfortably. Williams looks at the toe end of his bat while walking back
SC Williams c Guptill b Neesham 63 (85m 62b 5x4 1x6) SR: 101.61
45.5
4
Neesham to Williams, FOUR runs
he gets it in that region but with a thick edge off a big drive and the ball flies over short third man for four!
45.4
Neesham to Williams, no run
tries to reverse swat the ball from outside off behind square but misses

Williams needs a change of bat

45.3
Neesham to Williams, no run
dropped by Neesham as Williams smashed it back to him, was around waist height but didn't stick in Neesham's hands
45.2
2
Neesham to Williams, 2 runs
it's gone only to cover and they take two! Full toss outside off was smashed to cover, the collection was not clean along with the drive and they took two
45.1
4
Neesham to Williams, FOUR runs
what an elegant straight drive! It was pitched up, Williams made some room and lofted it straight down the ground to just beat long-on
45.1
1w
Neesham to Williams, 1 wide
starts off with a wide well outside off

61 from 30, only three wickets to go. Neesham has appeared from somewhere

Best performances - batsmen
KS Williamson
90 runs (109)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
flick
32 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
0492157746
SC Williams
63 runs (62)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
on drive
16 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
0475141689
Best performances - bowlers
MJ McClenaghan
O
8.4
M
0
R
36
W
3
Eco
4.15
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
AG Cremer
O
10
M
0
R
44
W
3
Eco
4.40
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe , elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Player Of The Match
Kane Williamson
Player Of The Series
Kane Williamson
Series resultNew Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3675
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 days7 August 2015 (50-over match)
Umpires
Richard Illingworth
Jeremiah Matibiri
TV Umpire
Russell Tiffin
Reserve Umpire
Iknow Chabi
Match Referee
David Boon