Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    22 Zimbabwe break through, it was flat outside off and turned in nicely, he tried to get outside the line of off and paddle it to leg but was struck in line with off, given out and he doesn't review 153/1
    22 well well, two wickets in two balls as Price coming left arm over the wicket slides it down leg, as the umpire calls wide Guptill completely overbalances and he never looks like getting back in as Taibu takes the bails off 154/2
    29.5 short ball on middle and leg, Oram was backing away and tried to upper-cut it over the keeper but ended up chopping it onto the stumps, they check for a back-foot no-ball but Jarvis is fine 192/3
    50 anti-climactic end to the innings as McCullum skies the slog high in the air to Mawoyo who can hold his head up high with his effort in the field today, New Zealand end up on one better than what they made in Whangarei 373/8
    42.3 trapped plumb in front, it was a full toss on middle and off, struck him low down as he tried to paddle, would have taken out the base of middle 276/4
    45.2 Zimbabwe finally hold a catch as Nathan slams a full ball outside off straight to cover where Matsikenyeri holds on for dear life, Nathan's brief innings is over but he certainly made an impact 320/5
    47.3 Ellis is run out trying to get his skipper a hundred, Baz had driven to long-off and Ellis selflessly rushed back to the danger end but was caught short by a direct hit, one of Zimbabwe's few good pieces of fielding today 344/6
    49 Vitori gets a wicket for his troubles as Braceweel skews the slog inside out to cover, where the captain takes the catch and show the rest of his team how it's done 364/7
    not out
    11 (b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 8)
    373/8 (50 Overs, RR: 7.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-153 (Rob Nicol, 21.6 ov), 2-154 (Martin Guptill, 21.6 ov), 3-192 (Jacob Oram, 29.5 ov), 4-276 (Kane Williamson, 42.3 ov), 5-320 (Nathan McCullum, 45.2 ov), 6-344 (Andrew Ellis, 47.3 ov), 7-364 (Doug Bracewell, 48.6 ov), 8-373 (Brendon McCullum, 49.6 ov)
    BV Vitori90105111.6640
    KM Jarvis905826.4401
    E Chigumbura1009219.2030
    RW Price1005925.9010
    P Utseya1014714.7000
    MN Waller201005.0000
    5.1 crazy running, it nipped into the pad and dropped right at the stumps, they decide late to go for it, Latham races in from midwicket and hits the stumps direct from a foot away with Mawoyo well out even after the dive 14/1
    7 nips this back in from outside off past the tentative defensive stroke, given out after a long appeal, they think of reviewing but decide against it, replays show they should have as it struck him outside the line of off 14/2
    26.5 skied high towards long-on after he came down the pitch and de Grandhomme runs around to take the catch 115/5
    20.2 comes down the track and skies the heave all the way out to third man where de Grandhomme takes the catch to give his Auckland team-mate Bates his first ODI wicket 81/3
    23.2 nicely timed drive through the covers ends in disaster for the visitors as Waller wants the third and Taylor sends him back after he is more than halfway down, Waller doesn't bother to get back and is run out by half the pitch 101/4
    43.4 tries to loft inside out but slices a full ball straight to Southee at deep cover, on as a sub 171/9
    35.1 first ODI wicket for Nethula and well-deserved, he had Elton in a real tangle, Elton goes for the sweep to a full ball on middle and misses, is struck dead in front 137/6
    39.1 tossed up outside off and Prosper goes after it, gets a thick edge and Kane juggles at slip but holds on to give Nethula his second wicket 147/7
    42.5 full on middle and leg, plays a reverse pull, or more accurately a switch hit, but skies it straight to the cover sweeper, who gets under it and nervously juggles it before holding on 168/8
    44 New Zealand have wrapped up a comprehensive 3-0 clean sweep of the series as Vitori skies a sweep high up without any distance, Baz settles under it to give his brother a second wicket 171/10
    not out
    3 (w 3)
    171 all out (44 Overs, RR: 3.88)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Tino Mawoyo, 5.1 ov), 2-14 (Stuart Matsikenyeri, 6.6 ov), 3-81 (Tatenda Taibu, 20.2 ov), 4-101 (Malcolm Waller, 23.2 ov), 5-115 (Brendan Taylor, 26.5 ov), 6-137 (Elton Chigumbura, 35.1 ov), 7-147 (Prosper Utseya, 39.1 ov), 8-168 (Ray Price, 42.5 ov), 9-171 (Regis Chakabva, 43.4 ov), 10-171 (Brian Vitori, 43.6 ov)
    DAJ Bracewell812613.2500
    MD Bates812413.0000
    JDP Oram401704.2520
    TS Nethula1014124.1000
    AM Ellis812903.6210
    NL McCullum302127.0000
    KS Williamson301324.3300

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

9 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

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Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

14S MatsikenyeriTMK Mawoyo
0S MatsikenyeriBRM Taylor
67T TaibuBRM Taylor
20BRM TaylorMN Waller
14BRM TaylorRW Chakabva
22E ChigumburaRW Chakabva
10P UtseyaRW Chakabva
21RW PriceRW Chakabva
3BV VitoriRW Chakabva
0BV VitoriKM Jarvis