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Only Test: New Zealand vs Zimbabwe at Napier | Match Report
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Matches - Reports Friday, 10 February 2012 18:54
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Day 1: As expected, Kiwis got off to a great start as McCullum and Guptill put together a century stand in face of bowling that barely caused any concerns. Guptill was first to go for 51 and Williamson followed for 4 after a disastrous run out. Taylor and McCullum put on a fifty stand before Baz, who looked set for a century, was trapped by Jarvis for 83. When Brownlie fell right away, at 196/4 Zimbabwe were hoping to restrict them to under 300 runs. But Taylor and Vettori put another fifty stand before dangerous looking Vettori was stumped on 34. Taylor went on to score a century in company of Watling as NZ ended day 1 at 331/5.

Day 2: Zimbabweans expected another long day in the field but that didn’t happen as weather curtailed the day to just 15.2 overs. But that was enough for Taylor to get injured and retire hurt. Watling and Bracewell were at the crease when the play was called off with NZ at 392/5.

Day 3: Bracewell was out early but Watling and Southee punished the bowling as the run rate shot up. Southee fell for a feisty 44 but Watling went on to score his century as NZ declared on 495/7. Zimbabwe’s task was cut out and their first target had to go past the follow on mark. But the Kiwi bowlers had them down to 3/8 and then to 6/24 as none of their batsmen crossed in to double digits. Waller’s knock of 23 saw them crawl across the fifty mark as they were bowled out for 51. Batting second time in matter of hours, things didn’t seem any different at 37/6 as Martin and Bracewell tore through their line up. However Chakabva and Cremer took them to the 100 run mark before Williamson had Cremer caught for 26. Chakabva and Masakadza delayed the inevitable a little as Chakabva scored a fifty but Zimbabwe were eventually bowled out for 143 to lose by an innings and 301 runs.

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