Close of Play

  • Sat, 21 Jan - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 39/0 (TMK Mawoyo 23*, H Masakadza 15*, 14 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Jan - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 328/9 (RW Chakabva 87*, RW Price 19*, 104 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Jan - day 3 - New Zealand XI 2nd innings 274/5 (62 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • New Zealand XI top order clicks in draw

    While the three-day tour match in Gisborne ended in an expected draw, the New Zealand XI top order that had failed in the first innings came good this time round, scoring freely against the Zimbabweans

  • Middle order helps Zimbabweans take lead

    The Zimbabwe batsmen gave a good account of themselves on the second day at Harry Barker Reserve, taking a 56-run lead

  • Watling fights after visitors' seamers strike

    BJ Watling's focus in the tour game may be to prove that he is good enough with the gloves to be New Zealand's full-time Test wicketkeeper, but a stodgy 84 would not have hurt his confidence

NZ XI 3rd innings Partnerships

1st79CFK van WykMG Bracewell
2nd22CFK van WykKS Williamson
3rd95LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th9DL VettoriLRPL Taylor
5th42DL VettoriBJ Watling
6th27DL VettoriSR Wells