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New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe 2015
Only T20I, Zimbabwe vs New Zealand at Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe (09 Aug 2015)
New Zealand

198/5 (20) RR:9.9

New Zealand won by 80 runs

MOM: George Worker
Zimbabwe

118/8 (20) RR:5.9

Welcome back, the home team have a big task on hand..Adam Milne will open the attack with one slip in place

On the back of George Worker's quick-fire knock, the tourists reached a massive total. Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill gave New Zealand a rousing start. However, Craig Ervine took a fine catch in the deep off Muzarabani's bowling to dismiss Williamson. Guptill then was sent back to the pavilion by Sean Williams. It was Worker, who showed good improvisation to play eye-catching shots. In particular, he took a heavy toll off Chibhabha's bowling in the 8th over by tonking him for a four and a six. He also composed a 50 on his T20I debut. Once he perished, Luke Ronchi and Colin Munro shone brightly. Williams snared three wickets for the home team.

Williams: 'It's a good total and it should be a good chase. Hopefully, the batters can do well on this pitch. Anything can happen up front. Masakadza and Chibhabha will be the key when we come out to bat. If they can get us off to a good start, we can probably chase it down. It looks quite flat out there. It is a bumpy outfield but the fielding has been really good.'

Over: 20 4 6 4 1 0 1 NZ 198/5
Munro 23(11) Nathan McCullum 18(7) Mpofu 3-0-24-0

19.6 - Mpofu to Munro, 1 run, slower short ball from Mpofu, Munro changes his stance and wanted to reverse slap it, gets a top-edge that goes over the keeper, who runs back to his right, puts in the dive but can only get a hand to it, he can't hold on and the batsmen take a single

19.5 - Mpofu to Munro, no run, good slower ball from Mpofu, Munro gave himself room and wanted to go inside-out on the off-side, he can only manage to block it back to the bowler in the end

19.4 - Mpofu to Nathan McCullum, 1 run, in the blockhole this time, McCullum jams it out behind square on the leg-side and gets to the other end

19.3 - Mpofu to Nathan McCullum, FOUR, short and slightly wide outside off, McCullum throws his bat at it as he looks to cut, he gets it over backward point and with no third man around, the ball runs away to the fence

The ball has gone out of the ground and the fourth umpire walks out with the box of balls

19.2 - Mpofu to Nathan McCullum, SIX, low full toss on the stumps and McCullum dispatches it over the fence with utter disdain. He smashes it over the long-on fence for another half-dozen

19.1 - Mpofu to Nathan McCullum, FOUR, slower ball on the stumps, McCullum looks to heave it away through the on-side, gets an inside edge and the ball rolls away fine to the right of short fine leg, who gives chase but to no avail

Chris Mpofu [2.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Over: 19 1 2 1 1 4 4 NZ 182/5
Munro 22(9) Nathan McCullum 3(3) Muzarabani 3-0-34-1

18.6 - Muzarabani to Munro, FOUR, back-to-back fours for Munro! Low full toss outside off, Munro lofts it through the line yet again, one bounce and over the rope. He's playing a good cameo here

18.5 - Muzarabani to Munro, FOUR, half-volley just outside off, Munro stays back, gets under the ball and lofts it straight down the ground for a boundary

18.4 - Muzarabani to Nathan McCullum, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps, McCullum was looking to drill it through the on-side, but the ball skews off the outside half of the bat and rolls away to long-off

18.3 - Muzarabani to Munro, 1 run, slower ball from Muzarabani, Munro looks to slog it across the line, drags it to long-on off the inside half of the bat

18.2 - Muzarabani to Munro, 2 runs, bit fuller and on the stumps, Munro slogs across the line and drags it through square leg, Ervine from deep backward square leg runs to his right and fumbles, allowing the batsmen to come back for the second

18.1 - Muzarabani to Nathan McCullum, 1 run, low full toss on middle stump line, McCullum drives it to the left of long-off, the batsmen think about the second but don't go through with it

Taurai Muzarabani [2.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack

Over: 18 0 W 1 1 4 6 NZ 169/5
Munro 11(5) Nathan McCullum 1(1) Sean Williams 4-0-28-3

17.6 - Sean Williams to Munro, SIX, even better from Munro!. This time he clears his front leg and heaves it across the line, deposits it over the deep mid-wicket fence

17.5 - Sean Williams to Munro, FOUR, tossed up on middle stump line, Munro goes down on one knee and plays the slog sweep, he timed it well and the ball just bounces in front of the ad-cushions at the deep mid-wicket fence. The third umpire takes a look and gives it as a boundary

17.4 - Sean Williams to Nathan McCullum, 1 run, comes forward and across, pushes this slowish delivery to the right of the bowler and sets off, the fielder moves across, turns back quickly and fires a throw at the non-striker's end, McCullum was well in though

17.3 - Sean Williams to Munro, 1 run, changes his stance immediately and goes for the reverse sweep, drags it through the cover region and gets off strike with a single

Nathan McCullum, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.2 - Sean Williams to Ronchi, out Caught by C Ervine!! Williams takes his third wicket of the day. It was pushed through on the stumps, Ronchi kneels down and goes for the slog sweep, Ervine from deep backward square leg runs forward, the ball was dying down in front of him, he puts in the dive and takes it inches above the ground. A good catch from him to end Ronchi's cameo. Ronchi c C Ervine b Sean Williams 29(19) [4s-2 6s-1]

Sean Williams to Ronchi, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

17.1 - Sean Williams to Ronchi, no run, tossed up well outside off, Ronchi looks to drive but jams it hard on the pitch, the ball rolls away in front of the bowler

The physio is out there tending to Ronchi, who seemed to be having some trouble with his neck.

Over: 17 4 6 2 2 0 1 NZ 157/4
Ronchi 29(17) Munro 0(2) S Raza 3-0-32-0

16.6 - S Raza to Ronchi, 1 run, touch fuller from Raza and Ronchi swipes across the line, sends it towards the mid-wicket region and he will keep the strike

16.5 - S Raza to Ronchi, no run, kneels down and goes for a mighty slog sweep off this flatter delivery, he misses and wears it on the back leg, the umpire though turns the lbw appeal down, may have pitched outside leg

16.4 - S Raza to Ronchi, 2 runs, steps out and lofts this full toss straight down the ground, another couple of runs for Ronchi

16.3 - S Raza to Ronchi, 2 runs, slaps this one through extra cover and comes back for the second with ease

16.2 - S Raza to Ronchi, SIX, Ronchi's been put down and it goes for a six as well. This was tossed up by Raza, Ronchi kneels down and slog sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket, the fielder got both hands to it, but the ball bursts through his hands and goes over the rope. The fielder should have done better there

16.1 - S Raza to Ronchi, FOUR, backs away and heaves this flatter delivery from Raza, gets it in the gap over mid-wicket, the fielder in the deep runs to his left but the ball evades him

Over: 16 2 1 2 W 0 0 NZ 142/4
Munro 0(2) Ronchi 14(11) Sean Williams 3-0-16-2

15.6 - Sean Williams to Munro, no run, allows the quicker ball to come to him and whips it straight to mid-wicket

15.5 - Sean Williams to Munro, no run, tossed up on off, Munro drives it back to the bowler

Colin Munro, left handed bat, comes to the crease

15.4 - Sean Williams to George Worker, out Bowled!! New Zealand lose their fourth wicket. Worker departs after an enthralling knock. This was darted on middle and leg, Worker gives the charge and wanted to go big, he fails to lay bat on it and the ball crashes into the stumps. He almost yorked himself on this occasion. George Worker b Sean Williams 62(38) [4s-3 6s-4]

Sean Williams to George Worker, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

15.3 - Sean Williams to George Worker, 2 runs, Worker steps out and takes this flighted delivery on the full, he clips it backward of square leg off his pads and comes back for the second

15.2 - Sean Williams to Ronchi, 1 run, drills the flatter delivery to the left of the bowler for a single

15.1 - Sean Williams to Ronchi, 2 runs, dropped! It was a very difficult chance though. This was short and outside off, Ronchi goes across and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket, it was in the air for a long time and was dying down towards Raza, who was running forward. He gets both hands to it, but can't hold on. The batsmen take a couple in the meantime

Sean Williams [2.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack

Over: 15 1 7 0 1 1 1 NZ 137/3
Ronchi 11(9) George Worker 60(36) S Raza 2-0-17-0

14.6 - S Raza to Ronchi, 1 run, bit too full on the stumps, Ronchi whips it through mid-wicket for a single

14.5 - S Raza to George Worker, 1 run, flatter on off and middle, Ronchi hangs back and wrists it to long-on

14.4 - S Raza to Ronchi, 1 run, floated up on middle and leg, Ronchi kneels down and sweeps it behind square on the leg-side, gets to the other end with a single

14.3 - S Raza to Ronchi, no run, flatter on the stumps, Ronchi punches it back to the bowler

14.2 - S Raza to George Worker, 7 runs, Worker gives the charge to this fullish delivery outside off, gets it over extra cover, the fielder from sweeper runs to his left and stops the ball, fires the throw at the striker's end as the batsmen come back for the third, the throw wasn't accurate and Chakabva had to collect it in the middle of the pitch, he tries to throw the stumps down at the striker's end, he misses and there was no one backing up, it runs away to the fence for four extra runs. Had there been a direct-hit, Ronchi would have been out

14.1 - S Raza to Ronchi, 1 run, flatter on the stumps, Ronchi half pulls/sweeps it backward of square leg for a single

Sikandar Raza [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Over: 14 1 1 6 1 4 1 NZ 126/3
Ronchi 8(5) George Worker 52(34) Cremer 3-0-28-1

13.6 - Cremer to Ronchi, 1 run, drifting on the pads, a bit flatter from Cremer, Ronchi tucks it away to deep mid-wicket

13.5 - Cremer to Ronchi, FOUR, Ronchi joins the party now. Pushed through outside off, Ronchi kneels down and slog sweeps it towards the cow corner fence, the ball bounces right in front of the ad-cushions

13.4 - Cremer to George Worker, 1 run, kneels down and sweeps this flighted delivery towards short fine leg for a single

13.3 - Cremer to George Worker, SIX, lovely use of the feet! Maiden fifty on debut for Worker. It was tossed up on the stumps, Worker steps out and lofts it straight down the ground, clears the rope easily as well

13.2 - Cremer to Ronchi, 1 run, short and slightly wide outside off, Ronchi hangs on the back foot and cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

13.1 - Cremer to George Worker, 1 run, comes down the track and wasn't upto the pitch of the ball, adjusts and defends it into the off-side with soft hands, calls for a quick single and gets it easily

Over: 13 4 6 1 1 2 1 NZ 112/3
George Worker 44(31) Ronchi 2(2) Utseya 2-0-30-0

12.6 - Utseya to George Worker, 1 run, gives the charge and knocks this one down to extra cover, calls for a quick single and a fumble from the fielder allows him to get to the other end easily

12.5 - Utseya to George Worker, 2 runs, comes forward and drives it past the non-striker, the fielder from long-on runs to his right and puts in the dive, saves two runs for his team with that effort

12.4 - Utseya to Ronchi, 1 run, drifting in on middle stump line, Ronchi bunts it down to long-on and gets to the other end

12.3 - Utseya to George Worker, 1 run, fullish outside off, Worker drives it to long-off for a single

12.2 - Utseya to George Worker, SIX, Utseya is not learning his lessons. Now, he overcompensates and bowls a rank long hop, Worker had all the time in the world to rock back and he pulls it magnificently over the deep mid-wicket fence

12.1 - Utseya to George Worker, FOUR, darted around off, Worker gives the charge and takes it on the full, drills it through the cover region for a boundary

Prosper Utseya [1.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

Over: 12 0 W Wd 1 1 0 1 NZ 97/3
George Worker 30(26) Ronchi 1(1) Cremer 2-0-14-1

11.6 - Cremer to George Worker, 1 run, floated up outside off, Worker drives it to long-off and he will keep the strike

11.5 - Cremer to George Worker, no run, slower through the air and around off, Worker opens the face of the bat and was looking to run it fine behind square on the off-side, but he can't beat the man at backward point

11.4 - Cremer to Ronchi, 1 run, drives this full delivery to long-off and gets off strike

11.3 - Cremer to George Worker, 1 run, floated up outside off, Worker drives it to long-off for a single

11.3 - Cremer to George Worker, wide, turning down the leg-side, Elliott fails to glance it fine and the umpire calls it a wide

Luke Ronchi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

11.2 - Cremer to Elliott, out Caught by H Masakadza!! Elliott departs trying to go big. It was floated up on leg stump line, may have been the googly from Cremer. Elliott clears his front leg and swings hard at it, he got the elevation but not the desired distance. Masakadza from long-on runs to his right and takes a simple catch. Elliott c H Masakadza b Cremer 8(9)

Cremer to Elliott, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

11.1 - Cremer to Elliott, no run, flatter and turning away on middle stump line, Elliott gets behind the line and blocks it back to the bowler

Over: 11 1 2 0 1 1 1 NZ 93/2
Elliott 8(7) George Worker 28(23) S Raza 1-0-6-0

10.6 - S Raza to Elliott, 1 run, very full outside off, Elliott jams out the drive to the right of short third man and gets to the other end, he will keep the strike

10.5 - S Raza to George Worker, 1 run, Worker comes down the track and Raza shortens his length and bowls it slightly wide outside off, Worker wasn't upto the pitch of the ball, adjusts well and cuts it square of the wicket for a single

10.4 - S Raza to Elliott, 1 run, drives this tossed up delivery through the cover region, he was looking for the second there but it's not available

10.3 - S Raza to Elliott, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, Elliott pushes it to the right of the bowler, who dives across and saves a run for his team

10.2 - S Raza to Elliott, 2 runs, catch was the shout from the bowler but it was in the gap. Tossed up outside off, Elliott drives it in the air square of the wicket, comes back for the second with ease

10.1 - S Raza to George Worker, 1 run, quicker on the stumps, Worker stays back and wrists it down to long-on for a single

Sikandar Raza, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Over: 10 2 1 0 6 0 1 NZ 87/2
George Worker 26(21) Elliott 4(3) Cremer 1-0-10-0

9.6 - Cremer to George Worker, 1 run, kneels down this time around and sweeps this flighted delivery behind square on the leg-side, retains strike with a single

9.5 - Cremer to George Worker, no run, flatter and quicker on the stumps, Worker makes room and punches it straight to extra cover

9.4 - Cremer to George Worker, SIX, Worker comes down the wicket and gets to the pitch of this tossed up delivery just outside off, he swings hard and sends it soaring over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum

9.3 - Cremer to George Worker, no run, flatter and on top of off, Worker goes deep in the crease and punches it to extra cover

9.2 - Cremer to Elliott, 1 run, floated up around the leg stump line, Elliott advances and drives it to long-on for a single

9.1 - Cremer to Elliott, 2 runs, flatter and turning away outside off, Elliott knocks it to the left of sweeper, good running ensures that he comes back for the second even though the throw came in at his end

Graeme Cremer, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Over: 9 1 0 1 W 1 1 NZ 77/2
Elliott 1(1) George Worker 19(17) Sean Williams 2-0-11-1

8.6 - Sean Williams to Elliott, 1 run, gives the charge and drives this tossed up delivery down to long-off, gets off the mark with a single

8.5 - Sean Williams to George Worker, 1 run, slowish from Williams, Worker comes across and flicks it in the air to the left of a diving mid-wicket, the batsmen take a single as the ball rolls away towards the fielder in the deep

Grant Elliott, right handed bat, comes to the crease

8.4 - Sean Williams to Guptill, out Caught by S Raza!! Guptill will be very disappointed with himself that he hit the freebie straight to the fielder. Full toss outside off, Guptill comes dancing down the track and lofts it through the line, didn't get hold of it and ends up offering a simple catch to Raza at long-off, who moves to his left and takes it. Guptill c S Raza b Sean Williams 33(24) [4s-5]

Sean Williams to Guptill, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

8.3 - Sean Williams to George Worker, 1 run, comes across and whips this fullish delivery behind square on the leg-side for a single

8.2 - Sean Williams to George Worker, no run, comes down the track and looks to slog it away, drags it onto the pad off the inside half of the bat and the ball rolls away to his left

8.1 - Sean Williams to Guptill, 1 run, flatter on the stumps, Worker goes deep in the crease and punches it through the vacant mid-on region, Williams chases the ball down

Over: 8 4 1 0 6 2 4 NZ 73/1
George Worker 17(14) Guptill 32(22) Chibhabha 2-0-18-0

7.6 - Chibhabha to George Worker, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Worker hangs on the back foot and plays it late, guides it to the right of backward point, the fielder at third man runs to his left but the ball wins the race

7.5 - Chibhabha to George Worker, 2 runs, full and on the stumps, Worker comes across and flicks it in the air towards the deep mid-wicket region, comes back for the second with ease

7.4 - Chibhabha to George Worker, SIX, tonked! This was angling away outside off, Worker clears his front leg and heaves it over deep backward square leg, the connection was sweet and it clears th rope easily

7.3 - Chibhabha to George Worker, no run, pitched up on middle and off stump line, Worker drives it back to the bowler, who bends down and stops it in his followthrough

7.2 - Chibhabha to Guptill, 1 run, on a good length and outside off, Guptill bunts it down to long-off and gets to the other end

7.1 - Chibhabha to Guptill, FOUR, muscled! That's a great strike from Guptill. Short and outside off, Guptill hangs back and pulls it over mid-wicket, races away to the fence in a hurry

Over: 7 1 0 4 1 1 0 NZ 56/1
George Worker 5(10) Guptill 27(20) Sean Williams 1-0-7-0

6.6 - Sean Williams to George Worker, no run, drifting on middle and leg, Worker kneels down and drags the sweep straight to short fine leg

6.5 - Sean Williams to Guptill, 1 run, gives this one more air outside off, Guptill drives it to long-off and gets off strike

6.4 - Sean Williams to George Worker, 1 run, tucks this one away through backward square leg for a single

6.3 - Sean Williams to George Worker, FOUR, finally Worker gets off the mark with a boundary. He gives the charge this time around and glances this flighted delivery on the pads to the left of short fine leg, the fielder gives chase but the ball beats him to the fence

6.2 - Sean Williams to George Worker, no run, pushed through quicker on the stumps, Worker fails to work it away and wears it on the pad. There ws an appeal for lbw, but it pitched outside leg

6.1 - Sean Williams to Guptill, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Guptill drives it to deep extra cover for a single

Sean Williams, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Over: 6 4L 1 0 0 0 0 NZ 49/1
George Worker 0(6) Guptill 25(18) Chibhabha 1-0-1-0

5.6 - Chibhabha to George Worker, no run, once again Chibhabha bowls it short, Worker looks to pull and misses yet again, wears it on the body

5.5 - Chibhabha to George Worker, no run, did he get an edge there? Looks like he did get a bottom edge on this occasion. It was banged in short and outside off, Worker looks to pull and the ball takes the bottom edge on its way to the keeper, who fails to hold on

5.4 - Chibhabha to George Worker, no run, drives this fuller length delivery straight to the man at mid-off, decides against taking the single

5.3 - Chibhabha to George Worker, no run, on a length just outside off, Worker blocks it back to the bowler

5.2 - Chibhabha to Guptill, 1 run, pushes this fullish delivery in front of extra cover and sets off, the fielder comes forward, picks it quickly and fires the throw at the non-striker's end, a direct-hit would have been interesting, he missed and the batsman gets in

5.1 - Chibhabha to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, poor ball to start off with, down the leg-side, Guptill fails to glance it fine, the ball catches the thigh pad and runs away fine for four leg byes

The keeper is standing up to the stumps for Chibhabha

Chamu Chibhabha, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 5 4 2 0 0 1 0 NZ 44/1
George Worker 0(2) Guptill 24(16) Mpofu 2-0-8-0

4.6 - Mpofu to George Worker, no run, banged in short and around the leg stump line, Worker looks to pull it away but mistimes it completely to short fine leg, he is yet to get off the mark in international cricket

4.5 - Mpofu to Guptill, 1 run, Guptil gently taps this slower length ball in front of mid-off and sets off, reaches the other end comfortably in the end

4.4 - Mpofu to Guptill, no run, shortish and jags back in from outside off, Guptill was lining up for the pull, but fails to make any sort of connection. The ball just about goes over the top of off stump and through to the keeper

4.3 - Mpofu to Guptill, no run, another slower full ball on the pads, Guptill clips it straight to the man at mid-wicket

4.2 - Mpofu to Guptill, 2 runs, slower ball angling in on off and middle, Guptill works it through square leg off the inside half of the bat, good running ensures that the batsmen come back for the second

4.1 - Mpofu to Guptill, FOUR, short and down the leg-side, Guptill had all the time in the world to swivel and pull it, he helps it past short fine leg and the ball hits the fence in no time

Over: 4 W 4 0 4 3 0 NZ 37/1
George Worker 0(1) Guptill 17(11) Muzarabani 2-0-21-1

3.6 - Muzarabani to George Worker, no run, angling away outside off, left alone

3.5 - Muzarabani to Guptill, 3 runs, pitched up outside off, Guptill drives it to the left of extra cover, who gets a hand on it as he puts in the dive, the batsmen though take three before the ball is hunted down

3.4 - Muzarabani to Guptill, FOUR, slower back of a length delivery just outside off, there was a little width on offer and Guptill latches onto it in a flash. He cuts it to the right of backward point, no need to run for those

3.3 - Muzarabani to Guptill, no run, slightly back of a length and just outside off, Guptill hangs back and punches it to backward point

3.2 - Muzarabani to Guptill, FOUR, lovely shot from Guptill! Half-volley just outside off, Guptill puts a good stride forward and drives it to the left of mid-off, races away to the fence in a jiffy

George Worker, left handed bat, comes to the crease

3.1 - Muzarabani to Williamson, out Caught by C Ervine!! That is a brilliant catch from Ervine to send the Kiwi skipper back. This was banged in short and at the batsman, Williamson pulls and doesn't bother to keep it down, Ervine from deep square leg runs to his right, dives full length and takes a great catch with both hands. Williamson c C Ervine b Muzarabani 20(12) [4s-4]

Muzarabani to Williamson, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Over: 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 NZ 26/0
Guptill 6(7) Williamson 20(11) Mpofu 1-0-1-0

2.6 - Mpofu to Guptill, no run, on the pads this time, Guptill works it away to mid-wicket

2.5 - Mpofu to Guptill, no run, another slower short ball from Mpofu, Guptill was looking to slog it out of the park, but fails to make contact with the ball

2.4 - Mpofu to Guptill, no run, bumper around off, Guptill drops his wrists and lets it go, he was looking to play the pull at first but decides against it

2.3 - Mpofu to Williamson, 1 run, mistimes the cut off this shortish delivery towards extra cover, who dives across but can't prevent the single

2.2 - Mpofu to Williamson, no run, short of length delivery around off, Williamson hops in the crease and blocks it back to the bowler

2.1 - Mpofu to Williamson, no run, back of a length delivery angling in on the pads, Williamson looks to tuck it away into the on-side, closes the bat face a little too early and gets a leading edge that drops to the left of the bowler

Chris Mpofu, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 2 0 4 1 4 0 1 NZ 25/0
Williamson 19(8) Guptill 6(4) Muzarabani 1-0-10-0

1.6 - Muzarabani to Williamson, 1 run, direct-hit from the fielder and Williamson should have been gone! This was a slower ball on the stumps, Williamson knocks it in front of mid-on and sets off, the fielder runs forward, picks the ball and underarms it at the non-striker's end, Williamson was just inches short of the crease, but for some reason, umpire Rusere didn't send it upstairs. Not a great bit of decision-making from him

1.5 - Muzarabani to Williamson, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, Williamson defends it to point

1.4 - Muzarabani to Williamson, FOUR, another lovely shot from Williamson. This was short and slightly wide outside off, Williamson gets on top of the bounce and cuts it in the gap between cover-point and backward point, who dives across and fails to stop the ball, the ball beats the fielder's chase to the fence

1.3 - Muzarabani to Guptill, 1 run, drags his length back this time around, Guptill opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man

1.2 - Muzarabani to Guptill, FOUR, brilliant hit! On a length and in the slot just outside off, Guptill gives himself slight room and lofts it over the bowler, another boundary for the Black Caps

A slip in place for Muzarabani

1.1 - Muzarabani to Guptill, no run, on a good length and outside off, Guptill leans forward and drives it straight to the man at short cover

Taurai Muzarabani, comes into the attack

Over: 1 1 0 2 4 4 4 NZ 15/0
Williamson 14(5) Guptill 1(1) Utseya 1-0-15-0

0.6 - Utseya to Williamson, FOUR, and again! Williamson gets New Zealand off to a great start in the first over. 15 runs came off it. Once again Utseya darts it in the channel outside off, Williamson just lofts it inside-out over extra cover, one bounce and over the rope

0.5 - Utseya to Williamson, FOUR, bit fuller this time, but Williamson is upto the task as he bags another boundary. It was like an action replay of the last ball as Williamson loft-drives it over extra cover for another boundary

0.4 - Utseya to Williamson, FOUR, first boundary for the Kiwi skipper, quicker outside off, Williamson lifts it over extra cover and it runs away to the fence in no time

0.3 - Utseya to Williamson, 2 runs, Utseya drags his length back once again and bowls it outside off, Williamson rocks back and punches it to the right of extra cover, who makes a half-stop after putting in the dive, the batsmen take two in the meantime

0.2 - Utseya to Williamson, no run, quicker just outside off, Williamson pushes it to the left of the bowler, who dives across and stops the ball

0.1 - Utseya to Guptill, 1 run, flatter delivery form Utseya, Guptill hangs back and punches it down to long-on for a single

Guptill and Williamson are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Utseya will open the attack

So that ends New Zealand's tour of Zimbabwe. They travel to South Africa now to play 2 T20Is and 3 ODIs, while Zimbabwe have a break before their next assignment. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Looking forward to your company on another day. Goodbye!

Ervine: "Obviously the first one is pretty special (talking about his hundred in the first ODI). We were outplayed today though. The wickets have been a little bit slow, but we didn't play well today at all. We have a lot of work to do before Pakistan arrive. In this series we did well in the bowling and not in the batting. We weren't able to put in a complete performance."

Craig Ervine has been named as the Zimbabwean player of the series (ODIs and the only T20I)

Worker: "Pleasing start for me and I am pretty happy that we won. I started off in a shaky manner, but then I was able to play my shots, nice to contribute to the win. I was pretty relaxed as the boys made it really easy for me to fit in. It's a pleasure to be here, we enjoyed our time here."

George Worker is the Man of the Match

Williamson: "It was a good surface and the boys played well, special mention to George Worker. He played very well in his first game and the bowlers too did their part. It's nice to contribute to the team, overall it's been a good series for us and we are looking forward to the South Africa tour."

Chigumbura: "I wasn't a good day for us, lost too many wickets at the start and that's why we lost it. It was a good wicket to bat on. Pakistan are coming, we'll work on a few areas and hopefully we'll do well against them."

Tour summary: If we look back at the entire tour, Zimbabwe made a promising start to the ODI series by winning the first game, with Ervine anchoring the chase. However, they went on to lose the next two matches and with that the series. It was followed by a listless show in the T20I. Kane Williamson was in sublime form for the visitors in the ODI series. But he would be disappointed with the fact that he was out in the 90s twice. Martin Guptill too amassed a ton. For Zimbabwe, Hamilton Masakadza and Ervine were in good touch. Nathan McCullum and Ish Sodhi picked up five wickets each in the ODIs.

Match summary: A fine all-round show by the tourists helped them to thrash Zimbabwe in the only T20I. If George Worker essayed an enterprising knock, then the bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals to restrict the hosts to a meagre total. Adam Milne and Mitchell McClenaghan bowled with a good burst of pace to trouble the opposition ranks and made key breakthroughs. James Neesham, Ish Sodhi and Nathan McCullum were also among the wickets. Zimbabwe never seemed to be in the game after losing early wickets. Only Craig Ervine played a handy knock. New Zealand were also very good in the field. Earlier, Worker on his T20I debut, explored every nook and corner of the ground to smash a fifty. Luke Ronchi and Colin Munro notched up quick-fire cameos in the end overs.

Over: 20 1 0 W 4B 0 6 ZIM 118/8
Mpofu 6(3) Utseya 2(2) Elliott 1-0-7-1

19.6 - Elliott to Mpofu, SIX, Mpofu finishes off in style, but New Zealand win by 80 runs. Mpofu picks the slower ball early, waits for it and as it arrived, pulled it hard over deep backward square leg for a maximum

19.5 - Elliott to Mpofu, no run, Elliott rolls his fingers across while delivering this length ball, Mpofu slashes and misses

19.4 - Elliott to Mpofu, byes, FOUR, oh how did that miss the off stump? Very full slower delivery, Mpofu was beaten by the lack of pace as he looked to defend, it went so close to the off stump and Ronchi fumbled behind the stumps

Chris Mpofu, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.3 - Elliott to C Ervine, out Bowled!! Ervine doesn't pick the slower delivery again, goes early into the slog, misses and the off pole goes for a walk. Ervine quietly walks off the field. Elliott is delighted to have a wicket against his name. C Ervine b Elliott 42(46) [4s-4]

Elliott to C Ervine, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

19.2 - Elliott to C Ervine, no run, the change of pace again from Elliott, Ervine swings early and gets beaten

19.1 - Elliott to Utseya, 1 run, slower delivery on the leg stump, Utseya works it away to long-on

Grant Elliott, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 19 W 0 1 1 0 4 ZIM 107/7
C Ervine 42(44) Utseya 1(1) McClenaghan 4-0-33-2

18.6 - McClenaghan to C Ervine, FOUR, McClenaghan can't resist from banging it short, Ervine gets inside the line and pulls it fine to the long leg boundary

18.5 - McClenaghan to C Ervine, no run, shortish slower delivery outside off stump, Ervine goes for the pull but gets beaten

18.4 - McClenaghan to Utseya, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Utseya dabs it to backward point

18.3 - McClenaghan to C Ervine, 1 run, another short delivery, Ervine pulls it to deep square leg

18.2 - McClenaghan to C Ervine, no run, short delivery on the stumps, Ervine ducks under it

Prosper Utseya, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.1 - McClenaghan to Cremer, out Caught by Neesham!! Now this is a stunning catch from Neesham. Short delivery on the stumps, Cremer goes for the pull, gets a top edge, mid-wicket runs to his right, dives full length and grabs it inches from the ground with one hand. Looks like Neesham has injured himself while taking the catch and he's going off the field. Cremer c Neesham b McClenaghan 5(7)

McClenaghan to Cremer, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Mitchell McClenaghan [3.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack

Over: 18 4 1 2 2 1 2 ZIM 101/6
C Ervine 37(40) Cremer 5(6) Neesham 3-0-21-1

17.6 - Neesham to C Ervine, 2 runs, in the airrrr and just past the diving extra-cover. Full and outside off stump, Ervine slices the drive, the fielder moves to his right and dives full length but the ball evades him. 100 up for the hosts

17.5 - Neesham to Cremer, 1 run, tucks it away to square leg and gets a run

17.4 - Neesham to Cremer, 2 runs, very full and on the leg stump, Cremer drills it to long-on

17.3 - Neesham to Cremer, 2 runs, fast yorker on the stumps, Cremer digs it out to mid-wicket and quickly returns for the second as well

17.2 - Neesham to C Ervine, 1 run, full and on the off stump, Ervine drills it hard to long-on

17.1 - Neesham to C Ervine, FOUR, full and outside off stump, Ervine drives it over cover, McCullum runs to his right from long-off, dives and flicks the ball back but it rolls back and hits the boundary rope

James Neesham [2.0-0-9-1] is back into the attack

Over: 17 1 2 W 0 0 0 ZIM 89/6
Cremer 0(3) C Ervine 30(37) Milne 4-0-10-2

16.6 - Milne to Cremer, no run, beaten for pace. Short of a length delivery angling in, Cremer is beaten on the inside-edge and it goes just over the off stump

16.5 - Milne to Cremer, no run, shortish and just outside off stump, Cremer goes for the pull and misses

16.4 - Milne to Cremer, no run, fullish and on the off stump, driven back to the bowler

Graeme Cremer, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.3 - Milne to Chakabva, out Caught by Ronchi!! Oh that's a nasty bumper from Milne. Fast and on the stumps, in fact the side angle shows that it kept a bit low, Chakabva spotted that late, he tried to duck under it but couldn't keep his bat down, eventually he tried to ramp it, but it went off the face and went up in the air, Ronchi runs to his right, dives and takes a good low catch. Chakabva c Ronchi b Milne 13(17) [4s-1]

Milne to Chakabva, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

16.2 - Milne to Chakabva, 2 runs, stylish looking late dab from Chakabva as he bends his knees and plays this short of length delivery very late, third man runs to his left and does well to flick it back just in time. He was very close to the rope. Well, was he in contact with the rope when he was flicking the ball back? They are checking. Replays aren't conclusive and the benefit of the doubt goes to the fielder

16.1 - Milne to C Ervine, 1 run, Ervine jumps out of his crease and flat-bats the pull to long-on

Adam Milne [3.0-0-7-1] is back into the attack

Over: 16 1 0 1L 0 0 0 ZIM 86/5
Chakabva 11(15) C Ervine 29(36) Ish Sodhi 4-0-15-1

15.6 - Ish Sodhi to Chakabva, no run, another sweep attempted by Chakabva but the ball bounces extra this time and beats the bat

15.5 - Ish Sodhi to Chakabva, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Chakabva goes for the sweep, gets an inside edge onto pad

15.4 - Ish Sodhi to Chakabva, no run, spinning away outside off stump, Chakabva drives it to backward point

15.3 - Ish Sodhi to C Ervine, leg byes, 1 run, oh Ervine is lucky that he got his pad in the way, otherwise he would have been stumped by a mile. Full toss down the leg-side, Ervine advances and swipes across the line, fails to get bat on ball and it rolls off the pad past the keeper

15.2 - Ish Sodhi to C Ervine, no run, on the stumps, Ervine pulls it to mid-wicket

15.1 - Ish Sodhi to Chakabva, 1 run, short and spinning away outside off stump, Chakabva pulls it to long-on

Ish Sodhi [3.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack

Zimbabwe need 115 runs off 30 balls. Mathematically possible, but practically speaking, this is out of their reach.

Over: 15 1 4 1 0 4 1 ZIM 84/5
Chakabva 10(11) C Ervine 29(34) McClenaghan 3-0-27-1

14.6 - McClenaghan to Chakabva, 1 run, full and on the leg stump, Chakabva pushes it to mid-on

14.5 - McClenaghan to Chakabva, FOUR, slower ball banged short and wide outside off stump, Chakabva extends his arms and cuts it fiercely to the deep extra-cover fence

14.4 - McClenaghan to Chakabva, no run, width on offer outside off stump, Chakabva reaches out and cuts it to backward point

14.3 - McClenaghan to C Ervine, 1 run, short delivery on the off stump, Ervine pulls it to deep square leg

14.2 - McClenaghan to C Ervine, FOUR, full and outside off stump, Ervine backs away and drives it hard through cover, the fielder in the deep had no chance as it rocketed from the middle of the bat

14.1 - McClenaghan to Chakabva, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Chakabva dabs it down to deep backward point

Mitchell McClenaghan [2.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack

Over: 14 0 0 Wd 1 1 Wd 1 0 ZIM 73/5
C Ervine 24(32) Chakabva 4(7) Neesham 2-0-9-1

13.6 - Neesham to C Ervine, no run, the change of pace once again from Neesham, Ervine looks to defend but gets beaten

13.5 - Neesham to Chakabva, 1 run, slower delivery outside off stump, Chakabva dabs it to short third man

13.5 - Neesham to Chakabva, wide, full and down the leg-side once again

13.4 - Neesham to C Ervine, 1 run, slower ball again, Ervine defends it softly towards cover-point and sets off

13.3 - Neesham to Chakabva, 1 run, another slower delivery from Neesham, Chakabva waits and punches it uppishly to long-on

13.3 - Neesham to Chakabva, wide, slower delivery down the leg-side, Chakabva tries to tickle it fine but fails to make contact

13.2 - Neesham to Chakabva, no run, Neesham bangs it short, Chakabva advances but is forced to sway out because of the length from the bowler

13.1 - Neesham to Chakabva, no run, slower delivery on the stumps, Chakabva defends

James Neesham [1.0-0-4-1] is back into the attack

Over: 13 0 1 1 1 1 0 ZIM 68/5
C Ervine 23(30) Chakabva 2(3) Nathan McCullum 4-0-25-1

12.6 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, no run, very full on the off stump, Ervine plays the reverse-sweep but picks out backward point

12.5 - Nathan McCullum to Chakabva, 1 run, the length is short from McCullum, Chakabva pulls it to deep mid-wicket

12.4 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, 1 run, very full and fired in, Ervine works it to deep square leg

12.3 - Nathan McCullum to Chakabva, 1 run, allows the ball to spin back in and drives it down to long-on

12.2 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, 1 run, cuts it square of the wicket on the off-side with the spin

12.1 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Ervine covers the line and plays well

Over: 12 1 0 1 4 W 0 ZIM 64/5
Chakabva 0(1) C Ervine 21(26) Ish Sodhi 3-0-14-1

11.6 - Ish Sodhi to Chakabva, no run, spinning away outside off stump, Chakabva defends off the back foot

Regis Chakabva, right handed bat, comes to the crease

11.5 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, out Caught&Bowled!! Oh that is a brilliant catch. Ish Sodhi dropped a sitter in his previous over, but he's taken an excellent catch and made it look so simple as well. Williams jumps out of the crease to go big, takes the flighted delivery on the full, drives it hard but doesn't keep it down, Sodhi just casually puts his right hand out and it sticks. He throws the ball up in delight, Zimbabwe have lost half their side now. Sean Williams c and b Ish Sodhi 16(15) [4s-1]

Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, THATS OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

11.4 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, FOUR, Williams races down the track and takes the flighted delivery on the full, lofts it straight back over the bowler's head and long-on had no chance

11.3 - Ish Sodhi to C Ervine, 1 run, gets down on one knee and sweeps it to backward square leg

11.2 - Ish Sodhi to C Ervine, no run, steps out but Sodhi drags his length back and forces Ervine to take the defensive line, the ball hits the pad

11.1 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, 1 run, short delivery on the stumps, Williams pulls it to deep mid-wicket

Over: 11 1 1 0 0 4 2 ZIM 58/4
C Ervine 20(24) Sean Williams 11(12) Nathan McCullum 3-0-21-1

10.6 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, 2 runs, that's way outside off stump, Ervine reaches out and cuts, sends it to sweeper cover

10.5 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, FOUR, shortish from McCullum, Ervine pulls it to the left of long-on, the fielder gives chase but loses the battle

10.4 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, no run, spinning away outside off stump, Ervine chops the cut to point off the toe-end of the bat as it keeps low

10.3 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, no run, Ervine misses the flick and gets hit on the pad, but the slider was probably going down the leg-side

10.2 - Nathan McCullum to Sean Williams, 1 run, fullish from Nathan McCullum, Williams drives it down to long-on

10.1 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, 1 run, flatter delivery on the stumps, Ervine flicks it to mid-wicket

Over: 10 2 0 0 1 1 0 ZIM 50/4
Sean Williams 10(11) C Ervine 13(19) Ish Sodhi 2-0-8-0

9.6 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, no run, tossed up from Sodhi, Williams fails to defend off the front foot and gets hit on the thigh pad, the ball pitched outside leg though

9.5 - Ish Sodhi to C Ervine, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Ervine flicks it with the spin to mid-wicket

The physio attends to Sodhi, the repair is done and Sodhi is fine to carry on.

9.4 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, 1 run, dropped and Ish Sodhi is bleeding. Hopefully he's not split the webbing. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Williams drives it back to the bowler, it was a relatively easy catch but Sodhi couldn't hold on and it went to long-off

9.3 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, no run, full and on the stumps, Williams flicks it to mid-wicket

9.2 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, no run, flighted delivery wide outside off stump, Williams misses the sweep

9.1 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, 2 runs, oh Sodhi went to his left in his followthrough, Williams lofted this down the ground and it went over the umpire's head

Over: 9 1 1 1 2 1 2 ZIM 46/4
C Ervine 12(18) Sean Williams 7(6) Nathan McCullum 2-0-13-1

8.6 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, 2 runs, spinning away outside off stump, Ervine cuts it to sweeper cover, who fumbles and allows the second run

8.5 - Nathan McCullum to Sean Williams, 1 run, flighted delivery this time, Williams advances and drives it to long-off

8.4 - Nathan McCullum to Sean Williams, 2 runs, once again McCullum drops it short, Williams plays a flat-batted pull to long-on

8.3 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, 1 run, pushed through from McCullum, Ervine slaps it to cover

8.2 - Nathan McCullum to Sean Williams, 1 run, short enough for Williams to rock back and cut to backward point

8.1 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, 1 run, flatter delivery on the leg stump, Ervine works it to mid-wicket

Over: 8 1 0 0 1 0 2 ZIM 38/4
Sean Williams 3(3) C Ervine 8(15) Ish Sodhi 1-0-4-0

7.6 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, 2 runs, shortish from Sodhi, Williams pulls it to deep mid-wicket

7.5 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, no run, spins back sharply and hits Williams on the pad as he opts to stay back and play but luckily for him the ball spun too much and was going down the leg-side

7.4 - Ish Sodhi to C Ervine, 1 run, flighted delivery on the leg stump, Ervine flicks it to backward square leg

7.3 - Ish Sodhi to C Ervine, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Ervine sweeps it to backward square leg

7.2 - Ish Sodhi to C Ervine, no run, leans forward and defends

7.1 - Ish Sodhi to Sean Williams, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Williams drives it to long-on

Ish Sodhi, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Sean Williams, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 7 1 1L 1 1 1 Wd W ZIM 34/4
Chigumbura 2(4) C Ervine 7(12) Nathan McCullum 1-0-5-1

6.6 - Nathan McCullum to Chigumbura, out Caught by Munro!! The struggle continues for Chigu. He's not had a significant score since his hundred against India in the first ODI of the recently concluded series. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Chigumbura goes for the loft this time, but doesn't get hold of it, looks like the ball took the bottom of the bat and long-on didn't have to move an inch to take the catch. Zimbabwe have been reduced to 34/4. Chigumbura c Munro b Nathan McCullum 2(4)

Nathan McCullum to Chigumbura, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

6.6 - Nathan McCullum to Chigumbura, wide, down the leg-side, Chigumbura tries to help it on its way but misses

6.5 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, 1 run, shortish from Nathan McCullum, Ervine cuts it to cover

6.4 - Nathan McCullum to Chigumbura, 1 run, advances and drives the flighted delivery to long-off

6.3 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, 1 run, shortish from McCullum, Ervine flat-bats the pull to long-on

6.2 - Nathan McCullum to Chigumbura, leg byes, 1 run, Chigumbura steps out this time, McCullum drags his length back and hits him on the thigh pad

6.1 - Nathan McCullum to C Ervine, 1 run, flighted delivery from McCullum, Ervine advances and defends, the inside edge rolls to mid-wicket

Nathan McCullum, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Over: 6 1 0 Wd 4 W Wd 1 1 ZIM 28/3
C Ervine 4(9) Chigumbura 1(1) McClenaghan 2-0-16-1

5.6 - McClenaghan to C Ervine, 1 run, short and wide again, Ervine cuts it to the right of a diving backward point, retains the strike with that run

5.5 - McClenaghan to Chigumbura, 1 run, short delivery on the stumps, Chigumbura jumps high and drops it in front of short cover and calls for a quick single. The fielder runs in and looks to make a direct hit at the striker's end. Had it hit the stumps Ervine was gone

5.5 - McClenaghan to Chigumbura, wide, very full and wide, Chigumbura needed a fishing rod to fetch that

Elton Chigumbura, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.4 - McClenaghan to S Raza, out Caught by Ronchi!! Zimbabwe are in deep trouble now, Raza gone too. Again it's the slower ball that does the trick, slower length delivery in the area outside off, Raza went back and looked to guide it towards third man, ball catches the outside edge and settles nicely into the hands of Ronchi. S Raza c Ronchi b McClenaghan 8(10) [4s-2]

McClenaghan to S Raza, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

5.3 - McClenaghan to S Raza, FOUR, healthy outside edge from Raza and it runs away for four, back of a length delivery wide of off, Raza drives off the front foot and ekes out an outside edge which flies wide of a diving short third man. Lucky runs these for Zimbabwe

5.3 - McClenaghan to S Raza, wide, sliding down leg, Raza jumps inside the crease and looks to tickle it fine, misses and Ronchi collects it to his left

5.2 - McClenaghan to S Raza, no run, hits it on a back of a length and keeps it on middle and leg, Raza goes back and defends it back to the bowler

5.1 - McClenaghan to C Ervine, 1 run, full and just a shade outside off, Ervine drives it past the non-striker and scampers across for an easy single

Mitchell McClenaghan [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

Over: 5 2 0 0 1L 0 0 ZIM 19/2
S Raza 4(7) C Ervine 2(7) Milne 3-0-7-1

4.6 - Milne to S Raza, no run, lifter again on the stumps, Raza sees it early and ducks under it

4.5 - Milne to S Raza, no run, Milne drags his length back and keeps it just outside off, Raza punched it off the back foot towards cover

4.4 - Milne to C Ervine, leg byes, 1 run, digs it in short again, this one was aimed at the batsman, Ervine looks to duck very early, turns his head away and it hits him on the helmet, ball dribbles away behind square on the leg-side, the duo sneak in a leg bye

4.3 - Milne to C Ervine, no run, full delivery angling away from the left hander, Ervine drives hard and ekes a thick outside edge, ball dies well in front of the keeper

4.2 - Milne to C Ervine, no run, back of a length delivery in the channel outside off, Ervine stays still and punches it in front of cover-point

4.1 - Milne to C Ervine, 2 runs, back of a length delivery wide of off, Ervine camps back and cuts it to the right of backward point, Sodhi runs across and cuts it off in the deep

Over: 4 W 0 0 0 4 0 ZIM 16/2
S Raza 4(5) C Ervine 0(3) Neesham 1-0-4-1

3.6 - Neesham to S Raza, no run, full pitched delivery outside off, Raza drives it firmly, short cover dives to his left and stops a certain boundary

3.5 - Neesham to S Raza, FOUR, brilliantly done by Raza. He rocked on the back foot and smashed this length delivery high and over mid-on, middled it and got the deserved result

3.4 - Neesham to S Raza, no run, Neesham is bowling well here. Keeps it in the corridor of uncertainty again, Raza looks to force it through the off-side, makes contact with thin air

3.3 - Neesham to S Raza, no run, length delivery wide of off, Raza punches it in front of cover-point

3.2 - Neesham to S Raza, no run, full and outside off, driven to cover

Sikandar Raza, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.1 - Neesham to Chibhabha, out Bowled!! Castled!! Both the openers are back in the hut now, Chibhabha was looking to send it out of the ground. This was a slower length delivery on the stumps, Chibhabha stays rooted to the crease and slogs across the line, doesn't make any contact and the ball hits the top of leg-stump. Chibhabha b Neesham 6(6) [4s-1]

Neesham to Chibhabha, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

James Neesham, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 3 0 4 W 0 0 0 ZIM 12/1
C Ervine 0(3) Chibhabha 6(5) Milne 2-0-5-1

2.6 - Milne to C Ervine, no run, lifter on middle and leg, Ervine stays away from the line and ducks under it

2.5 - Milne to C Ervine, no run, fullish and outside off, driven straight to cover

2.4 - Milne to C Ervine, no run, dropped first ball, Ervine must consider himself lucky. Milne fired it in the corridor of uncertainty, Ervine goes for a push off the front foot. Thick outside edge flies to the left of the keeper who dives and grasses it, first slip tried to take the rebound but the ball was dying in front of him

Craig Ervine, left handed bat, comes to the crease

2.3 - Milne to H Masakadza, out Caught by Ronchi!! Masakadza walks back with a grim look on his face. This was nicely set up by Milne, he was testing Masakadza with short deliveries and finally gets him. Dug in short and outside off, Masakadza makes room and goes for an uppish cut, gets an outside-edge which was easily held by Ronchi. H Masakadza c Ronchi b Milne 6(10) [4s-1]

Milne to H Masakadza, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

2.2 - Milne to H Masakadza, FOUR, full and in the slot, Masakadza takes full advantage of it, stays rooted to the crease and smashes it straight down the ground, no need to run for those

2.1 - Milne to H Masakadza, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Masakadza misses out on the pull and wears it high on the pad

Over: 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 ZIM 8/0
Chibhabha 6(5) H Masakadza 2(7) McClenaghan 1-0-7-0

1.6 - McClenaghan to Chibhabha, FOUR, first sign of aggression from Zimbabwe, Chibhabha advances and converts this into a length delivery, lofts it over mid-off, Williamson gave a valiant chase and tried to pull the ball back just inside the rope, ball beats him and races away. Brilliant effort from the New Zealand skipper

1.5 - McClenaghan to Chibhabha, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Chibhabha punches and picks out the fielder at point

1.4 - McClenaghan to Chibhabha, 2 runs, short and on the stumps, Chibhabha rocks back and pulls it uppishly over mid-wicket, comes back for an easy couple

1.3 - McClenaghan to Chibhabha, no run, hits it on a back of a length and keeps it on middle and leg, Chibhabha goes on the back foot and knocks it to mid-on

1.2 - McClenaghan to H Masakadza, 1 run, full and on leg stump line, Masakadza clears his front leg and whips it through mid-wicket

1.1 - McClenaghan to H Masakadza, no run, dug in short on the stumps, Masakadza checks his shot at the last instant, ball lobs in the air and lands well in front of the bowler

Mitchell McClenaghan, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 ZIM 1/0
Chibhabha 0(1) H Masakadza 1(5) Milne 1-0-1-0

0.6 - Milne to Chibhabha, no run, short and wide from Milne, Chibhabha goes for a cut with laden feet, beaten on the outside edge

0.5 - Milne to H Masakadza, 1 run, fraction fuller and wide of off, Masakadza dabs with an angled bat towards third man, gets off the mark with a single

0.4 - Milne to H Masakadza, no run, outswinger outside off, Masakadza plays inside the line and lets it go

0.3 - Milne to H Masakadza, no run, well-directed bouncer on the stumps, Masakadza spots it early and hides under it easily

0.2 - Milne to H Masakadza, no run, fullish and in the corrdor outside off, Masakadza drives it straight to mid-off

0.1 - Milne to H Masakadza, no run, hint of swing straightaway, pitched on a good length and in the corridor of uncertainty, Masakadza hangs his bat outside off, beats the outside edge by some distance

H Masakadza and Chibhabha are at the crease. H Masakadza is on strike. Milne will open the attack