3.2 excellent short delivery from Mitchell McClenaghan. Banged in on leg stump and directed to perfection. Right at the badge too, Masakadza awkwardly defends off the front foot with his right foot in the air and it kisses his glove and lobs neatly to second slip. Great start for NZ. 3/1
    17.4 legspinner's dream ball, absolutely terrific, tosses it up on middle and induces Chibhabha to come out of his crease as he tries to work it through the leg side, it spins away from him exaggeratively and beats the outside edge. Chibhabha is well outside his crease and Ronchi doesn't have much to do but does it well. Awesome delivery 68/5
    10.5 gone this time, big wicket for NZ. Elliott was bringing it in to the left-hander with the angle from the around wicket, a touch fuller this time and beats Ervine's defensive prod. The ball creeps between bat and pad and knocks back off stump. Great stuff from Elliott, stuck with that angle with some good lines. 42/2
    13.2 big appeal and given! Bowls it fuller on middle and leg, and not much spin this time. Skids on to Chakabva who tries to work it into the leg side against the turn. He is beaten and strikes him on middle and leg too. Looked a good decision from the umpire. Sodhi gets his first ODI wicket. 49/3
    14.5 gone again, the away movement gets him. Elliott was not providing him with too much room, this one isn't too much different. Chigumbura prods on the front foot with no feet movement and it takes a thin outside edge, which hits Ronchi's gloves but bobbles up for Taylor to take. Good stuff from Elliott and New Zealand. 54/4
    31.2 what's happened there?! Outstanding fielding from Martin Guptill. Raza had gone on the back foot to push a ball towards mid-on, and Williams set off for a run from the non-striker's end. Guptill came sprinting in from midwicket to dive full length and cut off the shot. Seeing that, Raza sent Williams back ... Guptill was still flat on the ground on his stomach when he back-handed the ball along the ground and hit the stumps direct to run Williams out by miles 128/6
    not out
    35.3 got 'em. Another legspinners beauty. Tosses it up beautifully outside the off stump, Cremer attempts an expansive drive and flays his hands at it, instead he gets a thick outside edge that flies to second slip who takes a sharp catch. Good captaincy from Williamson. 137/7
    36.5 another wicket. Poor shot from Utseya. Short and wide outside the off stump, turning in. Utseya rocks back and tries to cut the ball turning in, he can only get a thin outside edge which is extremely well taken by Ronchi 146/8
    49.6 another full delivery, and drilled down to long-off. They sprint back for two but the throw is good back to the keeper and he is well short. 235/9
    10 (lb 1, nb 1, w 8)
    235/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.7)
    Did not bat: CB Mpofu
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Hamilton Masakadza, 3.2 ov), 2-42 (Craig Ervine, 10.5 ov), 3-49 (Regis Chakabva, 13.2 ov), 4-54 (Elton Chigumbura, 14.5 ov), 5-68 (Chamu Chibhabha, 17.4 ov), 6-128 (Sean Williams, 31.2 ov), 7-137 (Graeme Cremer, 35.3 ov), 8-146 (Prosper Utseya, 36.5 ov), 9-235 (Tinashe Panyangara, 49.6 ov)
    MJ Henry824505.62265130
    NL McCullum1003813.80341120
    MJ McClenaghan1015515.50326031
    GD Elliott602724.50192000
    IS Sodhi1003833.80354000
    KS Williamson603105.16200200

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Match number


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 days

4 August 2015 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Openers coming good


Number of 100+ opening stands for NZ in 2015. They only had 1 such stand in the 33 months before that

ZIM look to repeat history


Number of times that ZIM have successfully defended a total of 250 or less against NZ - at Christchurch, 1998

Tinashe comes good


Runs scored by Tinashe Panyangara today. He had scored exactly 33 runs in his last 8 ODI innings combined.

All or nothing


Number of times that Masakadza has made a duck right after posting a 50+ score. The three 50+ scores are 84, 74 & 84

Always competing


Number of times in 9 series that Zimbabwe have won at least one match in a bilateral ODI series against New Zealand