1st ODI, Dunedin, Feb 3 2012, Zimbabwe tour of New Zealand
(41.1/50 ov, target 249)158
New Zealand won by 90 runs
player of the match
Martin Guptill
New Zealand
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• The Report by Andrew Fernando

New-look New Zealand ease to win

Brendan Taylor's 58 was the only resistance the New Zealand bowlers faced, as they bowled Zimbabwe out cheaply to secure a 90-run win

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Scorer: Avi Singh
Commentator: Avi Singh
Scorecard summary
New Zealand248/10(48.3 overs)
Zimbabwe158/10(41.1 overs)
Ray Price*26 (35)
Rob Nicol4/19(4.1)
Kyle Mills3/26(8)

Post-match presentation:

Brendan Taylor is reasonably happy with the bowling, felt there were a few too many boundary balls but overall was quite pleased with his attack. He praises Shingi Masakadza for his efforts today, says he offers the side a lot. Says the team need to go back to the drawing board regarding their batting.

Brendon McCullum: Thinks 248 was a decent score considering the relative lack of momentum throughout the innings. Happy with the fielders' catching and the bowling attack's efforts. Says he wants his side to be ruthless, regardless of what the playing XI looks like. Says Rob Nicol should be pleased with how he bowled at the end into the wind. Wishes there was a little less grass on the pitch, but acknowledges the part the weather played during the week.

Martin Guptill is Man of the Match: Happy with his score but wants to keep scoring runs consistently and wanted a hundred today. Hopes for good batting conditions up north in Whangarei for the 2nd ODI.

That wraps up our live coverage of today's game, hope you enjoyed it and thanks for all the mails. Andrew Fernando's final match report will be up soon. Until the 2nd ODI in Whangarei on Monday, this is Avi Singh signing off on behalf of Andrew, Dan Brettig and Siddarth Ravindran on the editorial desk, and Venkat Raghav in the scoring department. Enjoy your weekend, and see you in three days' time!!

Nicol to Jarvis, OUT
Kyle Jarvis st †BB McCullum b Nicol 2 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40
end of over 411 run
ZIM: 158/9CRR: 3.85 RRR: 10.11 • Need 91 from 54b
Ray Price26 (35)
Kyle Jarvis2 (4)
Tim Southee8-0-27-0
Rob Nicol4-0-19-3
Southee to Price, no run
Southee to Price, no run
Southee to Price, no run
Southee to Price, no run
Southee to Price, no run
Southee to Jarvis, 1 run
end of over 402 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 157/9CRR: 3.92 RRR: 9.20 • Need 92 from 60b
Ray Price26 (30)
Kyle Jarvis1 (3)
Rob Nicol4-0-19-3
Nathan McCullum5-0-19-0
Nicol to Price, no run
Nicol to Jarvis, 1 run
Nicol to Jarvis, no run
Nicol to Jarvis, no run
Nicol to Meth, OUT
Keegan Meth lbw b Nicol 10 (47m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46
Nicol to Price, 1 run
end of over 399 runs
ZIM: 155/8CRR: 3.97 RRR: 8.55 • Need 94 from 11 overs
Keegan Meth10 (25)
Ray Price25 (28)
Nathan McCullum5-0-19-0
Andrew Ellis8-1-34-1
McCullum to Meth, no run
McCullum to Price, 1 run
McCullum to Price, no run
McCullum to Price, FOUR runs
McCullum to Price, no run
McCullum to Price, FOUR runs
end of over 38Maiden
ZIM: 146/8CRR: 3.84 RRR: 8.58 • Need 103 from 12 overs
Keegan Meth10 (24)
Ray Price16 (23)
Andrew Ellis8-1-34-1
Nathan McCullum4-0-10-0
Ellis to Meth, no run
Match details
University Oval, Dunedin
TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3230
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30, Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days3 February 2012 - day(50-over match)
ODI debut
Andrew Ellis
Andrew Ellis
Dean Brownlie
Dean Brownlie
Tom Latham
Tom Latham
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Chris Gaffaney
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Enamul Haque
TV Umpire
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Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
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Gary Baxter
Match Referee
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David Boon