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9th Match, Group B, Providence, May 4 2010, ICC World Twenty20
(8.1/8.1 ov, target 30)36/1
New Zealand won by 7 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
Nathan McCullum
New Zealand
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• The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

New Zealand in Super Eights after easy rain-hit win

Zimbabwe subsided to one of the lowest Twenty20 totals against New Zealand to become the first team to bow out of the competition

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Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe84/10(15.1 overs)
New Zealand36/1(8.1 overs)

Utseya: "It is disappointing. We had a good start but we didn't play well in the middle. Inexperience ... If you see in both the warm-up games we didn't have a good start. The guys in the middle were not used to a good start! There is potential no doubt. But some guys have to mature as cricketers."

Vettori: "We fought back well in the middle stages. Nathan and Scott Styris. We knew it would be a difficult track to bat with Zimbabwe having so many spinners and we did well to come back in the middle overs. We have played the same team in both games. "

Man of the Match is Nathan McCullum: "Another spinner-friendly surface. Its going to be different wickets further up in the country. hopefully we can continue to do well."

That's it from us. See you for the next game.

12.48 pm Er ... the game is over! New Zealand have won. They have just called it off. Perhaps the outfield was still wet and they wanted to get it ready for the next game. No official explanation yet. The players were waiting near the boundary line, seemingly waiting to get on to the field to play. After a while they got the word from the officials and shook hands with each other and have walked off.

12.40 pm New Target: Now we hear that it's a 10-over game. And the target is 40 runs. So, 4 runs from 11 deliveries.

Macker: "i'm almost surprised the duckworth lewis calculations didn't throw up a score of 150 to win for NZ from 11 overs, such is the farce of this rain

affected situation. lets hope that some form of duckworth lewis method isn't used in the footie world cup. would hate to think of brazil going out on less shots on target in the first 10 mins v lichtenstein III XI."

12.25 pm: The game wil resume at 12.40 pm and it will be reduced to11 overs. Target is 45 from 11 overs. So another nine needed.

12:15 pm As quickly as it comes it goes...the rain has now stopped and the groundstaff are out there. The Par score is 29 and New Zealand are ahead.

11.50 am: Gnasher's view from the ground doesn't sound promising...it's still raining heavily so it seems unlikely we will get more play in this match but stay tuned for updates.

And Gopal pings us with this stat: "McCullum apart from scoring 1000 runs in T20I also became the first batsman to hit 100 fours."

11.23 am: Rain stops play. Aargh! The covers come on. New Zealand ahead on the D/L method.

8.1
1
Lamb to McCullum, 1 run

presses back to swat it towards deep midwicket

Prasanna Jayakumar: "Brendon mccullum becomes first man to score 1000 T20I runs. You missed it in the commentary." ah!

end of over 83 runs
NZ: 35/1CRR: 4.37 • RRR: 4.17 • Need 50 from 72b
Martin Guptill6 (12)
Brendon McCullum21 (25)
Ray Price4-0-14-0
Prosper Utseya4-1-21-1
7.6
Price to Guptill, no run

on the middle and leg, defended to the on side

7.5
Price to Guptill, no run

stays back to defend to short midwicket

7.5
1w
Price to Guptill, 1 wide

Another wide down the leg side. It moved just past the pad

7.4
1
Price to McCullum, 1 run

stays back to tap it to right of midwicket for a single

7.3
Price to McCullum, no run

plays the reverse sweep to point region

7.2
Price to McCullum, no run

leans forward to defend to the off side

7.1
Price to McCullum, no run

stays well back to turn to backward square-leg

The umbrellas are out.

7.1
1w
Price to McCullum, 1 wide

down the leg side .. another wide

end of over 76 runs
NZ: 32/1CRR: 4.57 • RRR: 4.08 • Need 53 from 78b
Brendon McCullum20 (21)
Martin Guptill6 (10)
Prosper Utseya4-1-21-1
Ray Price3-0-11-0
6.6
1
Utseya to McCullum, 1 run

flighted across full, on driven to long-on

6.5
1
Utseya to Guptill, 1 run

leans forward to push to mid-off

6.4
1
Utseya to McCullum, 1 run

spins in to the middle stump, dabbed to backward point

6.3
1
Utseya to Guptill, 1 run

spins in from outside off, punched to long-on

6.2
1
Utseya to McCullum, 1 run

moves outside leg stump and cuts to deep point

6.1
1
Utseya to Guptill, 1 run

spins in to the middle stump line, turned past square-leg

end of over 67 runs
NZ: 26/1CRR: 4.33 • RRR: 4.21 • Need 59 from 84b
Brendon McCullum17 (18)
Martin Guptill3 (7)
Ray Price3-0-11-0
Prosper Utseya3-1-15-1
5.6
Price to McCullum, no run

leans forward to defend to the on side

5.5
Price to McCullum, no run

gets forward to nudge it towards square-leg

5.4
Price to McCullum, no run

leans forward to defend to cover

5.3
1
Price to Guptill, 1 run

goes right back inside the crease and dabs it to midwicket

5.2
3
Price to McCullum, 3 runs

retreats well inside the crease to cut it to deep cover region

Best performances - batsmen
Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum
22 runs (26)
2 fours
0 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
10 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
031140211
Tatenda Taibu
T Taibu
21 runs (14)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control60%
Productive shot
leg glance
8 runs
1 four
0 sixes
31464012
Best performances - bowlers
Scott Styris portrait
SB Styris
O
2
M
0
R
5
W
3
ECO
2.5
Richard Collinge portrait
NL McCullum
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
4
Match details
Providence Stadium, Guyana
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20Zimbabwe tour of West Indies
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Nathan McCullum
Nathan McCullum
Match numberT20 No. 159
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-10.50, Interval 10.50-11.10, Second Session 11.10-12.30
Match days4 May 2010 - day match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Andy Blignaut
Andy Blignaut
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
Australia Image
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
England Image
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
Australia Image
Alan Hurst
PointsNew Zealand 2, Zimbabwe 0