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2nd T20I, Harare, October 17, 2011, New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe
(18/18 ov) 187/3
(16.5/18 ov, T:189) 154

New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
67 (46)
Full commentary

Another comfortable win for New Zealand. They've taken the T20 series 2-0. The win was set up by that explosive opening stand between McCullum and Guptill, and although Zimbabwe fought well in the chase, it proved too daunting. Three wickets for Bracewell and three as well for Nathan McCullum. We'll get you the presentation in the bit.

Ross Taylor: "Zimbabwe came at us hard and I'm sure the ODI series will be a great series. Chibhabha and Chigumbura put us under pressure. Still a long way to go on this tour."

Martin Guptill is Man of the Match: "Feeling very good at the moment. The way Brendon is playing, it takes the pressure off me. We're in good stead going into the one-day series."

That's all we have for today, folks. Do tune in for our ODi coverage. The first game is in Harare on October 20. See you then. Don't forget to read Firdose Moonda's bulletin for this game before you sign off...

Doug Bracewell to Mpofu, OUT

four wickets in four balls, it's all over, good length ball and he tries to go over the top on the leg side, gets a leading edge towards third man and Aldridge there makes no mistake

Chris Mpofu c Aldridge b Bracewell 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Doug Bracewell to Jarvis, OUT

gone! It's a team hat-trick for New Zealand, short of a good length on the off, makes room does Jarvis and feathers it to the keeper, three wickets in three balls

Kyle Jarvis c †BB McCullum b Bracewell 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Doug Bracewell to Price, OUT

shortish on middle, pulled to midwicket, both want the single but Utseya backs out at the last moment and runs back, Price has run halfway down the pitch by then, it's an easy run-out at the striker's end

Ray Price run out (†BB McCullum/Oram) 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Ray Price is hte new man

Doug Bracewell to Utseya, 2 runs, OUT

good length on middle, pulls it hard over square leg but can't find the ropes, there's confusion in the middle and it's a good throw from Oram in the deep, McCullum collects well and takes down the stumps to find Mutizwa well short, run-out

Forster Mutizwa run out (Oram/†BB McCullum) 22 (37m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 129.41
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, 1 run

low full toss, whipped away to deep square leg for a single

end of over 1611 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 151/6CRR: 9.43 RRR: 9.25
Forster Mutizwa21 (16)
Prosper Utseya0 (1)
Jacob Oram 3-0-27-1
Graeme Aldridge 4-0-45-1
Oram to Mutizwa, 1 run

short on middle, pulled to deep midwicket, just the single

Oram to Utseya, 1 leg bye

goes for the paddle, tries to scoop him over short fine, is struck on the pads

Oram to Waller, OUT

Waller has to go, full toss outside off, smashed but straight to Ross Taylor at extra cover

Malcolm Waller c Taylor b Oram 12 (8m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200
Oram to Waller, FOUR runs

Zimbabwe are putting up a fight, slower one bowled short outside off, cut away over point for a boundary

Oram to Mutizwa, 1 leg bye

slower one bowled short outside leg stump, goes for the pull, clips his thighs and McCullum does well to get some body behind that, just the single in the end

Oram to Mutizwa, FOUR runs

full toss from Oram, whipped away hard past square leg for a boundary, tough chance for Bracewell there and he didn't get his body behind it

end of over 1514 runs
ZIM: 140/5CRR: 9.33 RRR: 9.60
Malcolm Waller8 (4)
Forster Mutizwa16 (13)
Graeme Aldridge 4-0-45-1
Nathan McCullum 3-0-23-3
Aldridge to Waller, 2 runs

aiming for the blockhole, pushed wide of long-on and completes the second in time

Aldridge to Waller, FOUR runs

found the gap, slower one bowled full outside off, made a bit of room and crashed it through extra cover for a boundary

Aldridge to Mutizwa, 1 run

yorker length, dug out into the leg side towards long-on for a single

Aldridge to Mutizwa, FOUR runs

sweetly struck, full toss and it's struck meatily over midwicket to beat Nathan McCullum at long-on

Aldridge to Mutizwa, 2 runs

dropped by Bracewell, was the slower one, tried to swing it over midwicket, got a leading edge and Bracewell at short third tried to take it running back but couldn't hold on

Aldridge to Waller, 1 run

shortish outside off, cut down to third man for a single

end of over 1415 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 126/5CRR: 9.00 RRR: 10.33
Malcolm Waller1 (1)
Forster Mutizwa9 (10)
Nathan McCullum 3-0-23-3
Graeme Aldridge 3-0-31-1
McCullum to Waller, 1 run

slightly short outside off, pushed past point for a single

Waller's the new man

A spirited knock by Chibhabha but looks like it's going to be in vain

McCullum to Chibhabha, OUT

stumped, that one was fired in outside off and it didn't turn, Chibhabha hopped out of the track to play it into the off side, he expected it to turn but it didn't, missed and Brendon McCullum did the rest

Chamu Chibhabha st †BB McCullum b NL McCullum 65 (56m 39b 4x4 5x6) SR: 166.66
McCullum to Chibhabha, SIX runs

slower through the air this time, lands full outside off and he drags it handsomely over the wide long-on boundary

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