That is all from us, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with our scorer Venkat Raghav. Join us for the 2nd T20I on Monday at 2 pm local time. Here is Sid Talya's match report for you to read. Cheers
Brendan Taylor wasn't at the presentation, hope he has not done too much harm after he banged his head in to the turf while attempting that catch.
Brendon McCullum, the Man of the Match. Brendon: "Most of the credit to the bowlers, they made it easy to come out and bat that way. I like to bat that way, we have got many players of different skillsets and power, this is my job, it is not going to work every time though."
Ross Taylor: "We came here to win, and the way we started with the ball was pleasing, but we know Zimbabwe will come hard at us. When you have been out of cricket for so long, the way we backed up the bowlers in the field was excellent. Brendon and Martin were outstanding with the bat."
Smashing win for New Zealand then, was too easy in the end. Zimbabwe lost it when they just could not get going with the bat, too many wickets falling throughout the innings. And then Brendon McCullum just blew them away
Phil: "Fortunately for Zimbabwe, Chris Martin wasn't needed today..." Aye, His Phantomness is safely tucked away for the crunch situations
Guptill: "We haven't played for six months now, good to get a win. Brendon is a freak, he does it so well. Wicket was a little bit slow."
Ben: "Batting down to #11 wasn't really needed for NZ today."
andrew: "New Zealand are not 'rusty' at all. They are teaching poor Zim (my team) yet another T20 lesson. I wish we could compete more regularly."
Masakadza in to the firing line
Chibhabha comes on