Result
Only T20I, Harare, Aug 9 2015, New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
198/5
(20 ov, target 199)
118/8
New Zealand won by 80 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
1:50
1y
• The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Worker debut fifty sets up crushing NZ win

George Worker made a half-century on international debut to set up a crushing win for New Zealand over Zimbabwe in the only T20

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Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
New Zealand198/5(20 overs)
Zimbabwe118/8(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 118/8CRR: 5.9 
Chris Mpofu6 (3)
Prosper Utseya2 (2)
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.

19.6
6
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
19.5
Elliott to Mpofu, no run
slower ball wide of off stump, Mpofu swings and misses
19.4
4b
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
19.3
w
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
19.2
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

19.1
1
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.

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 107/7CRR: 5.63 • RRR: 92.00
Craig Ervine42 (44)
Prosper Utseya1 (1)
Mitchell McClenaghan4-0-33-2
James Neesham3-0-21-1
18.6
4
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
18.5
McClenaghan to Ervine, no run
slower bouncer outside off, Ervine can't put bat to ball as he swivels into a pull
18.4
1
McClenaghan to Utseya, 1 run
back of a length outside off, jabbed away towards backward point

Prosper Utseya is the man at No. 9.

18.3
1
McClenaghan to Ervine, 1 run
short on off stump, pulled away to deep square leg
18.2
McClenaghan to Ervine, no run
tests Ervine with the bouncer, and he ducks low under it
18.1
w
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
end of over 1812 runs
ZIM: 101/6CRR: 5.61 • RRR: 49.00
Craig Ervine37 (40)
Graeme Cremer5 (6)
James Neesham3-0-21-1
Adam Milne4-0-10-2
17.6
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
17.5
1
Neesham to Cremer, 1 run
slower ball on the pads, tucked away to deep square leg
17.4
2
Neesham to Cremer, 2 runs
another yorker, on middle stump, clipped down the ground to long-on
17.3
2
Neesham to Cremer, 2 runs
yorker on off and middle, clipped away into the vacant midwicket region
17.2
1
Neesham to Ervine, 1 run
full on middle and leg, jabbed firmly in the air, one bounce to long-on
17.1
4
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.

Best performances - batsmen
GH Worker
62 runs (38)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
cover drive
12 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
5058208313
CR Ervine
42 runs (46)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
1065114015
Best performances - bowlers
SC Williams
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
3
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
AF Milne
O
4
M
0
R
10
W
2
Eco
2.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe , elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Player Of The Match
George Worker
Player Of The Series
Craig Ervine
Series resultNew Zealand won the one-off match
Match numberT20I no. 450
Season2015
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.20, Interval 14.20-14.40, Second Session 14.40-16.00
Match days9 August 2015 (20-over match)
T20I debut
George Worker
Umpires
Russell Tiffin
Langton Rusere
TV Umpire
Jeremiah Matibiri
Reserve Umpire
Sifelani Rwaziyeni
Match Referee
David Boon