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McLean Park, Napier on 26 January 2012 (Time: 00:00 GMT | 05:30 IST)

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  • Result: New Zealand won by an innings and 301 runs
New Zealand 495/7 (123.4 overs) New Zealand won by an innings and 301 runs
Zimbabwe 51/10 (28.5 overs) Zimbabwe in New Zealand 2012
Zimbabwe 143/10 (48.3 overs)
  McLean Park, Napier
Zimbabwe 2nd innings (48.3 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Tino Mawoyo  c M Guptill b C Martin 2 3 0 0 66.67  
  Hamilton Masakadza  c B McCullum b C Martin 0 4 0 0 0.00  
  Forster Mutizwa  c B Watling b D Bracewell 18 50 2 0 36  
  Brendan Taylor (c) c B Watling b C Martin 2 6 0 0 33.33  
  Tatenda Taibu (wk) c K Williamson b D Bracewell 4 12 1 0 33.33  
  Malcolm Waller  lbw D Bracewell 0 2 0 0 0.00  
  Regis Chakabva  c D Brownlie b C Martin 63 119 6 0 52.94  
  Graeme Cremer  c D Bracewell b K Williamson 26 60 3 0 43.33  
  Shingirai Masakadza  c B Watling b C Martin 21 34 3 0 61.76  
  Kyle Jarvis  not out 0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Brian Vitori  c B Watling b C Martin 0 1 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 7, w 0, nb 0,p 0) 7  
      143   (2.96 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 48.3 overs; 143)            
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Tino Mawoyo, 0.3overs) , 2-3 (Hamilton Masakadza, 2.3overs) , 3-5 (Brendan Taylor, 4.3overs) , 4-12 (Tatenda Taibu, 9.1overs) , 5-12 (Malcolm Waller, 9.2overs) , 6-37 (Forster Mutizwa, 13.6overs) , 7-100 (Graeme Cremer, 34.4overs) , 8-134 (Shingirai Masakadza, 46.6overs) , 9-143 (Regis Chakabva, 48.2overs) , 10-143 (Brian Vitori, 48.3overs)
Zimbabwe 1st innings (28.5 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Tino Mawoyo  b C Martin 2 7 0 0 28.57  
  Hamilton Masakadza  c D Brownlie b T Boult 0 16 0 0 0.00  
  Forster Mutizwa  b C Martin 6 11 1 0 54.55  
  Brendan Taylor (c) c M Guptill b D Bracewell 9 18 1 0 50  
  Tatenda Taibu (wk) c D Brownlie b T Boult 2 19 0 0 10.53  
  Malcolm Waller  c D Brownlie b T Southee 23 42 3 0 54.76  
  Regis Chakabva  lbw D Bracewell 3 20 0 0 15  
  Graeme Cremer  lbw D Vettori 3 23 0 0 13.04  
  Shingirai Masakadza  not out 3 10 0 0 30  
  Kyle Jarvis  runout (D Bracewell) 0 4 0 0 0.00  
  Brian Vitori  c D Brownlie b T Southee 0 3 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 0,p 0) 0  
      51   (1.79 runs per over)
  Total (10 wickets; 28.5 overs; 51)            
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Tino Mawoyo, 2.1overs) , 2-8 (Forster Mutizwa, 4.4overs) , 3-8 (Hamilton Masakadza, 5.6overs) , 4-19 (Brendan Taylor, 11.3overs) , 5-19 (Tatenda Taibu, 12.2overs) , 6-24 (Regis Chakabva, 17.4overs) , 7-46 (Graeme Cremer, 25.3overs) , 8-50 (Malcolm Waller, 26.3overs) , 9-50 (Kyle Jarvis, 28.1overs) , 10-51 (Brian Vitori, 28.5overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Daniel Vettori 4.0 3 2 0.50 1 0 0
  Tim Southee 3.5 0 8 2.29 2 0 0
  Chris Martin 6.0 2 5 0.83 2 0 0
  Trent Boult 9.0 3 24 2.67 2 0 0
  Doug Bracewell 6.0 2 12 2.00 2 0 0
New Zealand 1st innings (123.4 Overs) R B 4s 6s SR  
  Brendon McCullum  lbw K Jarvis 83 158 8 2 52.53  
  Martin Guptill  c T Taibu b S Masakadza 51 109 7 0 46.79  
  Kane Williamson  runout (T Taibu) 4 8 0 0 50  
  Ross Taylor (c) retired hurt 122 201 13 2 60.7  
  Dean Brownlie  c T Taibu b H Masakadza 0 7 0 0 0.00  
  Daniel Vettori  St T Taibu bG Cremer 38 46 7 0 82.61  
  BJ Watling (wk) not out 102 149 12 0 68.46  
  Doug Bracewell  b B Vitori 11 17 2 0 64.71  
  Tim Southee  c Malcolm Waller b G Cremer 44 39 6 1 112.82  
  Trent Boult  not out 5 19 0 0 26.32  
  Chris Martin  0 0 0 0 0.00  
  Extras (b 0, lb 12, w 0, nb 2,p 0) 14  
      495   (4.01 runs per over)
  Total (7 wickets; 123.4 overs; 495)            
Fall of wickets: 1-124 (Martin Guptill, 34.4overs) , 2-131 (Kane Williamson, 38.1overs) , 3-195 (Brendon McCullum, 57.1overs) , 4-196 (Dean Brownlie, 58.6overs) , 5-278 (Daniel Vettori, 75.5overs) , 6-392 (Doug Bracewell, 105.5overs) , 7-466 (Tim Southee, 116.6overs)
Bowling 0 M R Econ W nb wd
  Shingirai Masakadza 23.0 2 102 4.43 1 3 2
  Graeme Cremer 22.0 2 112 5.09 2 0 0
  Kyle Jarvis 32.4 7 120 3.70 1 0 0
  Brian Vitori 25.0 3 94 3.76 1 8 0
  Hamilton Masakadza 21.0 6 45 2.14 1 0 0
Match notes  
  Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to Fielding
  Series: Zimbabwe in New Zealand 2012
  Umpires: Enamul Haque,Ban, Rod Tucker,Aus
  Third Umpire: Nigel Llong,Eng
  Match Referee: David Boon,Aus
New Zealand 495/7 (123.4 overs) New Zealand RR: 4.01
Zimbabwe 51/10 (28.5 overs) Zimbabwe RR: 1.79
Zimbabwe 143/10 (48.3 overs)
 
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Highlights
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, out Bowled!! Vitori finally gets a wicket. Full ball from Vitori and it shapes back in on the stumps, Bracewell does not move his feet as he swipes across the line, he swings and misses as the ball crashes into the stumps. Doug Bracewell b B Vitori 11(17) [4s-2]
Shingirai to Watling, no ball, oh dear, not good stuff from Shingirai, length ball angling in on the middle and leg stump, Watling plays all around that shot and he gets hit on the pads, Shingirai appeals and after thinking for a long time, the umpire gives it out, Watling called for a review but Shingirai has overstepped by a long way, that ball would have clipped leg stump but it does not matter because of the no-ball
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, superb shot from Watling, Shingirai provides him width outside off, Watling crashes it past backwar point and the ball scoots away to the third man fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, lovely shot from Southee, full ball and in the slot on middle, Southee watches it and presents the full face of the bat, creams it to the long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Southee, fuller length ball outside off, Southee gets underneath the delivery and hammers it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the ropes at long on
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Jarvis is not amused, shortish ball and wide outside off, Southee throws his bat at it and he slashes it uppishly to third man for the third boundary in the over
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, sublime shot from Watling, tossed up delivery just outside off, Watling dances down the track and makes room, laces it past the small gap at extra cover and the ball purrs away to the fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Southee is really taking on Jarvis here, length delivery outside off, Southee stands on the crease and swings through the line, thrashes it to the wide long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, super batting this from Southee, short ball from Jarvis again and Southee anticipates it well, gets on top of the bounce and hooks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Cremer to Southee, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Southee hoicks it to the deep backward square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Cremer to Southee, SIX, that is massive from Southee, Cremer gives this some air on the middle and leg stump and Southee latches onto it, launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket
Cremer to Southee, out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! This time Southee departs. He tried one shot too many here. Tossed up delivery from Cremer again on the middle and leg stump, Southee again whacks it to deep mid wicket, but he fails to generate the power required, holes out to Waller at deep mid wicket, ends a good knock from Southee. Southee c Malcolm Waller b Cremer 44(39) [4s-6 6s-1]
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling is continuing to make merry here, Jarvis drags this short and on the stumps, Watling goes back and gets on top of the bounce, crunches the pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, inside edged but safe, back of a length delivery around that off stump corridor, it darts back in late as Watling pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and just goes past leg stump, rolls to the fine leg fence
Cremer to Boult, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Boult drives it to the left of the bowler, Cremer moves to his left but he cannot latch onto it, rolls to mid off, Cremer has spilled a catch
Jarvis to Watling, 1 run, catch dropped by Hamilton at gully, oh dear, Zimbabwe's woes in the field continues, back of a length delivery and it straightens just outside off, Watling looks to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to gully, Hamilton moves to his left but he spills the chance, he was too slow in reacting there
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling comes closer to his century, Jarvis again drags this short outside off, Watling latches onto it and creams the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Jarvis to Watling, 2 runs, Watling jumps up in joy as he reaches his maiden Test Century, full ball outside off, Watling square drives it to deep point, he takes the first run hard and goes for the second run, the fielder throws it to Taibu who breaks the stumps, Watling had to put in the full length dive and that saves him, Watling raises his arms in triumph, great knock this
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, out Bowled!! Vitori finally gets a wicket. Full ball from Vitori and it shapes back in on the stumps, Bracewell does not move his feet as he swipes across the line, he swings and misses as the ball crashes into the stumps. Doug Bracewell b B Vitori 11(17) [4s-2]
Shingirai to Watling, no ball, oh dear, not good stuff from Shingirai, length ball angling in on the middle and leg stump, Watling plays all around that shot and he gets hit on the pads, Shingirai appeals and after thinking for a long time, the umpire gives it out, Watling called for a review but Shingirai has overstepped by a long way, that ball would have clipped leg stump but it does not matter because of the no-ball
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, superb shot from Watling, Shingirai provides him width outside off, Watling crashes it past backwar point and the ball scoots away to the third man fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, lovely shot from Southee, full ball and in the slot on middle, Southee watches it and presents the full face of the bat, creams it to the long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Southee, fuller length ball outside off, Southee gets underneath the delivery and hammers it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the ropes at long on
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Jarvis is not amused, shortish ball and wide outside off, Southee throws his bat at it and he slashes it uppishly to third man for the third boundary in the over
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, sublime shot from Watling, tossed up delivery just outside off, Watling dances down the track and makes room, laces it past the small gap at extra cover and the ball purrs away to the fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Southee is really taking on Jarvis here, length delivery outside off, Southee stands on the crease and swings through the line, thrashes it to the wide long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, super batting this from Southee, short ball from Jarvis again and Southee anticipates it well, gets on top of the bounce and hooks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Cremer to Southee, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Southee hoicks it to the deep backward square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Cremer to Southee, SIX, that is massive from Southee, Cremer gives this some air on the middle and leg stump and Southee latches onto it, launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket
Cremer to Southee, out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! This time Southee departs. He tried one shot too many here. Tossed up delivery from Cremer again on the middle and leg stump, Southee again whacks it to deep mid wicket, but he fails to generate the power required, holes out to Waller at deep mid wicket, ends a good knock from Southee. Southee c Malcolm Waller b Cremer 44(39) [4s-6 6s-1]
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling is continuing to make merry here, Jarvis drags this short and on the stumps, Watling goes back and gets on top of the bounce, crunches the pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, inside edged but safe, back of a length delivery around that off stump corridor, it darts back in late as Watling pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and just goes past leg stump, rolls to the fine leg fence
Cremer to Boult, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Boult drives it to the left of the bowler, Cremer moves to his left but he cannot latch onto it, rolls to mid off, Cremer has spilled a catch
Jarvis to Watling, 1 run, catch dropped by Hamilton at gully, oh dear, Zimbabwe's woes in the field continues, back of a length delivery and it straightens just outside off, Watling looks to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to gully, Hamilton moves to his left but he spills the chance, he was too slow in reacting there
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling comes closer to his century, Jarvis again drags this short outside off, Watling latches onto it and creams the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Jarvis to Watling, 2 runs, Watling jumps up in joy as he reaches his maiden Test Century, full ball outside off, Watling square drives it to deep point, he takes the first run hard and goes for the second run, the fielder throws it to Taibu who breaks the stumps, Watling had to put in the full length dive and that saves him, Watling raises his arms in triumph, great knock this
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, out Bowled!! Vitori finally gets a wicket. Full ball from Vitori and it shapes back in on the stumps, Bracewell does not move his feet as he swipes across the line, he swings and misses as the ball crashes into the stumps. Doug Bracewell b B Vitori 11(17) [4s-2]
Shingirai to Watling, no ball, oh dear, not good stuff from Shingirai, length ball angling in on the middle and leg stump, Watling plays all around that shot and he gets hit on the pads, Shingirai appeals and after thinking for a long time, the umpire gives it out, Watling called for a review but Shingirai has overstepped by a long way, that ball would have clipped leg stump but it does not matter because of the no-ball
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, superb shot from Watling, Shingirai provides him width outside off, Watling crashes it past backwar point and the ball scoots away to the third man fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, lovely shot from Southee, full ball and in the slot on middle, Southee watches it and presents the full face of the bat, creams it to the long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Southee, fuller length ball outside off, Southee gets underneath the delivery and hammers it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the ropes at long on
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Jarvis is not amused, shortish ball and wide outside off, Southee throws his bat at it and he slashes it uppishly to third man for the third boundary in the over
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, sublime shot from Watling, tossed up delivery just outside off, Watling dances down the track and makes room, laces it past the small gap at extra cover and the ball purrs away to the fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Southee is really taking on Jarvis here, length delivery outside off, Southee stands on the crease and swings through the line, thrashes it to the wide long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, super batting this from Southee, short ball from Jarvis again and Southee anticipates it well, gets on top of the bounce and hooks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Cremer to Southee, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Southee hoicks it to the deep backward square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Cremer to Southee, SIX, that is massive from Southee, Cremer gives this some air on the middle and leg stump and Southee latches onto it, launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket
Cremer to Southee, out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! This time Southee departs. He tried one shot too many here. Tossed up delivery from Cremer again on the middle and leg stump, Southee again whacks it to deep mid wicket, but he fails to generate the power required, holes out to Waller at deep mid wicket, ends a good knock from Southee. Southee c Malcolm Waller b Cremer 44(39) [4s-6 6s-1]
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling is continuing to make merry here, Jarvis drags this short and on the stumps, Watling goes back and gets on top of the bounce, crunches the pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, inside edged but safe, back of a length delivery around that off stump corridor, it darts back in late as Watling pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and just goes past leg stump, rolls to the fine leg fence
Cremer to Boult, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Boult drives it to the left of the bowler, Cremer moves to his left but he cannot latch onto it, rolls to mid off, Cremer has spilled a catch
Jarvis to Watling, 1 run, catch dropped by Hamilton at gully, oh dear, Zimbabwe's woes in the field continues, back of a length delivery and it straightens just outside off, Watling looks to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to gully, Hamilton moves to his left but he spills the chance, he was too slow in reacting there
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling comes closer to his century, Jarvis again drags this short outside off, Watling latches onto it and creams the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Jarvis to Watling, 2 runs, Watling jumps up in joy as he reaches his maiden Test Century, full ball outside off, Watling square drives it to deep point, he takes the first run hard and goes for the second run, the fielder throws it to Taibu who breaks the stumps, Watling had to put in the full length dive and that saves him, Watling raises his arms in triumph, great knock this
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, out Bowled!! Vitori finally gets a wicket. Full ball from Vitori and it shapes back in on the stumps, Bracewell does not move his feet as he swipes across the line, he swings and misses as the ball crashes into the stumps. Doug Bracewell b B Vitori 11(17) [4s-2]
Shingirai to Watling, no ball, oh dear, not good stuff from Shingirai, length ball angling in on the middle and leg stump, Watling plays all around that shot and he gets hit on the pads, Shingirai appeals and after thinking for a long time, the umpire gives it out, Watling called for a review but Shingirai has overstepped by a long way, that ball would have clipped leg stump but it does not matter because of the no-ball
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, superb shot from Watling, Shingirai provides him width outside off, Watling crashes it past backwar point and the ball scoots away to the third man fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, lovely shot from Southee, full ball and in the slot on middle, Southee watches it and presents the full face of the bat, creams it to the long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Southee, fuller length ball outside off, Southee gets underneath the delivery and hammers it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the ropes at long on
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Jarvis is not amused, shortish ball and wide outside off, Southee throws his bat at it and he slashes it uppishly to third man for the third boundary in the over
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, sublime shot from Watling, tossed up delivery just outside off, Watling dances down the track and makes room, laces it past the small gap at extra cover and the ball purrs away to the fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Southee is really taking on Jarvis here, length delivery outside off, Southee stands on the crease and swings through the line, thrashes it to the wide long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, super batting this from Southee, short ball from Jarvis again and Southee anticipates it well, gets on top of the bounce and hooks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Cremer to Southee, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Southee hoicks it to the deep backward square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Cremer to Southee, SIX, that is massive from Southee, Cremer gives this some air on the middle and leg stump and Southee latches onto it, launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket
Cremer to Southee, out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! This time Southee departs. He tried one shot too many here. Tossed up delivery from Cremer again on the middle and leg stump, Southee again whacks it to deep mid wicket, but he fails to generate the power required, holes out to Waller at deep mid wicket, ends a good knock from Southee. Southee c Malcolm Waller b Cremer 44(39) [4s-6 6s-1]
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling is continuing to make merry here, Jarvis drags this short and on the stumps, Watling goes back and gets on top of the bounce, crunches the pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, inside edged but safe, back of a length delivery around that off stump corridor, it darts back in late as Watling pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and just goes past leg stump, rolls to the fine leg fence
Cremer to Boult, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Boult drives it to the left of the bowler, Cremer moves to his left but he cannot latch onto it, rolls to mid off, Cremer has spilled a catch
Jarvis to Watling, 1 run, catch dropped by Hamilton at gully, oh dear, Zimbabwe's woes in the field continues, back of a length delivery and it straightens just outside off, Watling looks to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to gully, Hamilton moves to his left but he spills the chance, he was too slow in reacting there
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling comes closer to his century, Jarvis again drags this short outside off, Watling latches onto it and creams the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Jarvis to Watling, 2 runs, Watling jumps up in joy as he reaches his maiden Test Century, full ball outside off, Watling square drives it to deep point, he takes the first run hard and goes for the second run, the fielder throws it to Taibu who breaks the stumps, Watling had to put in the full length dive and that saves him, Watling raises his arms in triumph, great knock this
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, out Bowled!! Vitori finally gets a wicket. Full ball from Vitori and it shapes back in on the stumps, Bracewell does not move his feet as he swipes across the line, he swings and misses as the ball crashes into the stumps. Doug Bracewell b B Vitori 11(17) [4s-2]
Shingirai to Watling, no ball, oh dear, not good stuff from Shingirai, length ball angling in on the middle and leg stump, Watling plays all around that shot and he gets hit on the pads, Shingirai appeals and after thinking for a long time, the umpire gives it out, Watling called for a review but Shingirai has overstepped by a long way, that ball would have clipped leg stump but it does not matter because of the no-ball
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, superb shot from Watling, Shingirai provides him width outside off, Watling crashes it past backwar point and the ball scoots away to the third man fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, lovely shot from Southee, full ball and in the slot on middle, Southee watches it and presents the full face of the bat, creams it to the long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Southee, fuller length ball outside off, Southee gets underneath the delivery and hammers it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the ropes at long on
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Jarvis is not amused, shortish ball and wide outside off, Southee throws his bat at it and he slashes it uppishly to third man for the third boundary in the over
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, sublime shot from Watling, tossed up delivery just outside off, Watling dances down the track and makes room, laces it past the small gap at extra cover and the ball purrs away to the fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Southee is really taking on Jarvis here, length delivery outside off, Southee stands on the crease and swings through the line, thrashes it to the wide long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, super batting this from Southee, short ball from Jarvis again and Southee anticipates it well, gets on top of the bounce and hooks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Cremer to Southee, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Southee hoicks it to the deep backward square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Cremer to Southee, SIX, that is massive from Southee, Cremer gives this some air on the middle and leg stump and Southee latches onto it, launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket
Cremer to Southee, out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! This time Southee departs. He tried one shot too many here. Tossed up delivery from Cremer again on the middle and leg stump, Southee again whacks it to deep mid wicket, but he fails to generate the power required, holes out to Waller at deep mid wicket, ends a good knock from Southee. Southee c Malcolm Waller b Cremer 44(39) [4s-6 6s-1]
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling is continuing to make merry here, Jarvis drags this short and on the stumps, Watling goes back and gets on top of the bounce, crunches the pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, inside edged but safe, back of a length delivery around that off stump corridor, it darts back in late as Watling pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and just goes past leg stump, rolls to the fine leg fence
Cremer to Boult, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Boult drives it to the left of the bowler, Cremer moves to his left but he cannot latch onto it, rolls to mid off, Cremer has spilled a catch
Jarvis to Watling, 1 run, catch dropped by Hamilton at gully, oh dear, Zimbabwe's woes in the field continues, back of a length delivery and it straightens just outside off, Watling looks to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to gully, Hamilton moves to his left but he spills the chance, he was too slow in reacting there
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling comes closer to his century, Jarvis again drags this short outside off, Watling latches onto it and creams the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Jarvis to Watling, 2 runs, Watling jumps up in joy as he reaches his maiden Test Century, full ball outside off, Watling square drives it to deep point, he takes the first run hard and goes for the second run, the fielder throws it to Taibu who breaks the stumps, Watling had to put in the full length dive and that saves him, Watling raises his arms in triumph, great knock this
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, out Bowled!! Vitori finally gets a wicket. Full ball from Vitori and it shapes back in on the stumps, Bracewell does not move his feet as he swipes across the line, he swings and misses as the ball crashes into the stumps. Doug Bracewell b B Vitori 11(17) [4s-2]
Shingirai to Watling, no ball, oh dear, not good stuff from Shingirai, length ball angling in on the middle and leg stump, Watling plays all around that shot and he gets hit on the pads, Shingirai appeals and after thinking for a long time, the umpire gives it out, Watling called for a review but Shingirai has overstepped by a long way, that ball would have clipped leg stump but it does not matter because of the no-ball
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, superb shot from Watling, Shingirai provides him width outside off, Watling crashes it past backwar point and the ball scoots away to the third man fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, lovely shot from Southee, full ball and in the slot on middle, Southee watches it and presents the full face of the bat, creams it to the long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Southee, fuller length ball outside off, Southee gets underneath the delivery and hammers it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the ropes at long on
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Jarvis is not amused, shortish ball and wide outside off, Southee throws his bat at it and he slashes it uppishly to third man for the third boundary in the over
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, sublime shot from Watling, tossed up delivery just outside off, Watling dances down the track and makes room, laces it past the small gap at extra cover and the ball purrs away to the fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Southee is really taking on Jarvis here, length delivery outside off, Southee stands on the crease and swings through the line, thrashes it to the wide long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, super batting this from Southee, short ball from Jarvis again and Southee anticipates it well, gets on top of the bounce and hooks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Cremer to Southee, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Southee hoicks it to the deep backward square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Cremer to Southee, SIX, that is massive from Southee, Cremer gives this some air on the middle and leg stump and Southee latches onto it, launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket
Cremer to Southee, out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! This time Southee departs. He tried one shot too many here. Tossed up delivery from Cremer again on the middle and leg stump, Southee again whacks it to deep mid wicket, but he fails to generate the power required, holes out to Waller at deep mid wicket, ends a good knock from Southee. Southee c Malcolm Waller b Cremer 44(39) [4s-6 6s-1]
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling is continuing to make merry here, Jarvis drags this short and on the stumps, Watling goes back and gets on top of the bounce, crunches the pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, inside edged but safe, back of a length delivery around that off stump corridor, it darts back in late as Watling pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and just goes past leg stump, rolls to the fine leg fence
Cremer to Boult, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Boult drives it to the left of the bowler, Cremer moves to his left but he cannot latch onto it, rolls to mid off, Cremer has spilled a catch
Jarvis to Watling, 1 run, catch dropped by Hamilton at gully, oh dear, Zimbabwe's woes in the field continues, back of a length delivery and it straightens just outside off, Watling looks to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to gully, Hamilton moves to his left but he spills the chance, he was too slow in reacting there
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling comes closer to his century, Jarvis again drags this short outside off, Watling latches onto it and creams the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Jarvis to Watling, 2 runs, Watling jumps up in joy as he reaches his maiden Test Century, full ball outside off, Watling square drives it to deep point, he takes the first run hard and goes for the second run, the fielder throws it to Taibu who breaks the stumps, Watling had to put in the full length dive and that saves him, Watling raises his arms in triumph, great knock this
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, out Bowled!! Vitori finally gets a wicket. Full ball from Vitori and it shapes back in on the stumps, Bracewell does not move his feet as he swipes across the line, he swings and misses as the ball crashes into the stumps. Doug Bracewell b B Vitori 11(17) [4s-2]
Shingirai to Watling, no ball, oh dear, not good stuff from Shingirai, length ball angling in on the middle and leg stump, Watling plays all around that shot and he gets hit on the pads, Shingirai appeals and after thinking for a long time, the umpire gives it out, Watling called for a review but Shingirai has overstepped by a long way, that ball would have clipped leg stump but it does not matter because of the no-ball
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, superb shot from Watling, Shingirai provides him width outside off, Watling crashes it past backwar point and the ball scoots away to the third man fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, lovely shot from Southee, full ball and in the slot on middle, Southee watches it and presents the full face of the bat, creams it to the long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Southee, fuller length ball outside off, Southee gets underneath the delivery and hammers it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the ropes at long on
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Jarvis is not amused, shortish ball and wide outside off, Southee throws his bat at it and he slashes it uppishly to third man for the third boundary in the over
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, sublime shot from Watling, tossed up delivery just outside off, Watling dances down the track and makes room, laces it past the small gap at extra cover and the ball purrs away to the fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Southee is really taking on Jarvis here, length delivery outside off, Southee stands on the crease and swings through the line, thrashes it to the wide long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, super batting this from Southee, short ball from Jarvis again and Southee anticipates it well, gets on top of the bounce and hooks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Cremer to Southee, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Southee hoicks it to the deep backward square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Cremer to Southee, SIX, that is massive from Southee, Cremer gives this some air on the middle and leg stump and Southee latches onto it, launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket
Cremer to Southee, out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! This time Southee departs. He tried one shot too many here. Tossed up delivery from Cremer again on the middle and leg stump, Southee again whacks it to deep mid wicket, but he fails to generate the power required, holes out to Waller at deep mid wicket, ends a good knock from Southee. Southee c Malcolm Waller b Cremer 44(39) [4s-6 6s-1]
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling is continuing to make merry here, Jarvis drags this short and on the stumps, Watling goes back and gets on top of the bounce, crunches the pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, inside edged but safe, back of a length delivery around that off stump corridor, it darts back in late as Watling pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and just goes past leg stump, rolls to the fine leg fence
Cremer to Boult, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Boult drives it to the left of the bowler, Cremer moves to his left but he cannot latch onto it, rolls to mid off, Cremer has spilled a catch
Jarvis to Watling, 1 run, catch dropped by Hamilton at gully, oh dear, Zimbabwe's woes in the field continues, back of a length delivery and it straightens just outside off, Watling looks to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to gully, Hamilton moves to his left but he spills the chance, he was too slow in reacting there
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling comes closer to his century, Jarvis again drags this short outside off, Watling latches onto it and creams the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Jarvis to Watling, 2 runs, Watling jumps up in joy as he reaches his maiden Test Century, full ball outside off, Watling square drives it to deep point, he takes the first run hard and goes for the second run, the fielder throws it to Taibu who breaks the stumps, Watling had to put in the full length dive and that saves him, Watling raises his arms in triumph, great knock this
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, out Bowled!! Vitori finally gets a wicket. Full ball from Vitori and it shapes back in on the stumps, Bracewell does not move his feet as he swipes across the line, he swings and misses as the ball crashes into the stumps. Doug Bracewell b B Vitori 11(17) [4s-2]
Shingirai to Watling, no ball, oh dear, not good stuff from Shingirai, length ball angling in on the middle and leg stump, Watling plays all around that shot and he gets hit on the pads, Shingirai appeals and after thinking for a long time, the umpire gives it out, Watling called for a review but Shingirai has overstepped by a long way, that ball would have clipped leg stump but it does not matter because of the no-ball
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, superb shot from Watling, Shingirai provides him width outside off, Watling crashes it past backwar point and the ball scoots away to the third man fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, lovely shot from Southee, full ball and in the slot on middle, Southee watches it and presents the full face of the bat, creams it to the long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Southee, fuller length ball outside off, Southee gets underneath the delivery and hammers it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the ropes at long on
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Jarvis is not amused, shortish ball and wide outside off, Southee throws his bat at it and he slashes it uppishly to third man for the third boundary in the over
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, sublime shot from Watling, tossed up delivery just outside off, Watling dances down the track and makes room, laces it past the small gap at extra cover and the ball purrs away to the fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Southee is really taking on Jarvis here, length delivery outside off, Southee stands on the crease and swings through the line, thrashes it to the wide long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, super batting this from Southee, short ball from Jarvis again and Southee anticipates it well, gets on top of the bounce and hooks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Cremer to Southee, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Southee hoicks it to the deep backward square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Cremer to Southee, SIX, that is massive from Southee, Cremer gives this some air on the middle and leg stump and Southee latches onto it, launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket
Cremer to Southee, out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! This time Southee departs. He tried one shot too many here. Tossed up delivery from Cremer again on the middle and leg stump, Southee again whacks it to deep mid wicket, but he fails to generate the power required, holes out to Waller at deep mid wicket, ends a good knock from Southee. Southee c Malcolm Waller b Cremer 44(39) [4s-6 6s-1]
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling is continuing to make merry here, Jarvis drags this short and on the stumps, Watling goes back and gets on top of the bounce, crunches the pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, inside edged but safe, back of a length delivery around that off stump corridor, it darts back in late as Watling pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and just goes past leg stump, rolls to the fine leg fence
Cremer to Boult, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Boult drives it to the left of the bowler, Cremer moves to his left but he cannot latch onto it, rolls to mid off, Cremer has spilled a catch
Jarvis to Watling, 1 run, catch dropped by Hamilton at gully, oh dear, Zimbabwe's woes in the field continues, back of a length delivery and it straightens just outside off, Watling looks to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to gully, Hamilton moves to his left but he spills the chance, he was too slow in reacting there
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling comes closer to his century, Jarvis again drags this short outside off, Watling latches onto it and creams the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Jarvis to Watling, 2 runs, Watling jumps up in joy as he reaches his maiden Test Century, full ball outside off, Watling square drives it to deep point, he takes the first run hard and goes for the second run, the fielder throws it to Taibu who breaks the stumps, Watling had to put in the full length dive and that saves him, Watling raises his arms in triumph, great knock this
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, out Bowled!! Vitori finally gets a wicket. Full ball from Vitori and it shapes back in on the stumps, Bracewell does not move his feet as he swipes across the line, he swings and misses as the ball crashes into the stumps. Doug Bracewell b B Vitori 11(17) [4s-2]
Shingirai to Watling, no ball, oh dear, not good stuff from Shingirai, length ball angling in on the middle and leg stump, Watling plays all around that shot and he gets hit on the pads, Shingirai appeals and after thinking for a long time, the umpire gives it out, Watling called for a review but Shingirai has overstepped by a long way, that ball would have clipped leg stump but it does not matter because of the no-ball
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, superb shot from Watling, Shingirai provides him width outside off, Watling crashes it past backwar point and the ball scoots away to the third man fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, lovely shot from Southee, full ball and in the slot on middle, Southee watches it and presents the full face of the bat, creams it to the long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Southee, fuller length ball outside off, Southee gets underneath the delivery and hammers it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the ropes at long on
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Jarvis is not amused, shortish ball and wide outside off, Southee throws his bat at it and he slashes it uppishly to third man for the third boundary in the over
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, sublime shot from Watling, tossed up delivery just outside off, Watling dances down the track and makes room, laces it past the small gap at extra cover and the ball purrs away to the fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Southee is really taking on Jarvis here, length delivery outside off, Southee stands on the crease and swings through the line, thrashes it to the wide long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, super batting this from Southee, short ball from Jarvis again and Southee anticipates it well, gets on top of the bounce and hooks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Cremer to Southee, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Southee hoicks it to the deep backward square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Cremer to Southee, SIX, that is massive from Southee, Cremer gives this some air on the middle and leg stump and Southee latches onto it, launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket
Cremer to Southee, out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! This time Southee departs. He tried one shot too many here. Tossed up delivery from Cremer again on the middle and leg stump, Southee again whacks it to deep mid wicket, but he fails to generate the power required, holes out to Waller at deep mid wicket, ends a good knock from Southee. Southee c Malcolm Waller b Cremer 44(39) [4s-6 6s-1]
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling is continuing to make merry here, Jarvis drags this short and on the stumps, Watling goes back and gets on top of the bounce, crunches the pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, inside edged but safe, back of a length delivery around that off stump corridor, it darts back in late as Watling pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and just goes past leg stump, rolls to the fine leg fence
Cremer to Boult, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Boult drives it to the left of the bowler, Cremer moves to his left but he cannot latch onto it, rolls to mid off, Cremer has spilled a catch
Jarvis to Watling, 1 run, catch dropped by Hamilton at gully, oh dear, Zimbabwe's woes in the field continues, back of a length delivery and it straightens just outside off, Watling looks to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to gully, Hamilton moves to his left but he spills the chance, he was too slow in reacting there
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling comes closer to his century, Jarvis again drags this short outside off, Watling latches onto it and creams the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Jarvis to Watling, 2 runs, Watling jumps up in joy as he reaches his maiden Test Century, full ball outside off, Watling square drives it to deep point, he takes the first run hard and goes for the second run, the fielder throws it to Taibu who breaks the stumps, Watling had to put in the full length dive and that saves him, Watling raises his arms in triumph, great knock this
Jarvis to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball shaping down the leg side, Guptill looks to flick and gets hit on the thigh guard that goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence for leg byes
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off, Brendon lashes the drive on the up to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jarvis floats this one on the pads, Brendon whips it to the fine leg fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and shaping away outside off, Brendon creams it inside out to the deep extra cover
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, darts back in as Brendon walks down the pitch, gets hit on the front pad, Jarvis appeals for an LBW but the umpire is not interested, they opt for the review and replays show that the ball was going over the stumps
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Guptill gets forward and creams the off drive to the long off fence
B Vitori to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the stumps, Guptill rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
B Vitori to Guptill, leg byes, FOUR, full ball that swings away down the leg side, Guptill misses the leg flick and the ball brushes the pad, goes past Taibu and to the fine leg fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball on the pads, clipped to the deep mid wicket fence
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and wide ball outside off, Brendon cracks the square cut to the deep point fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, full ball that pitches on the off stump, Guptill bends the back leg and laces the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg stump, Guptill thumps the pull to deep mid wicket
Masakadza to Guptill, FOUR, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill thumps the cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short ball outside off, Brendon short arm swats it to deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, awesome way to get to his 20th Test Fifty, Shingirai floats it too full outside off, Brendon comes on the frontfoot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary, awesome start to the summer for Baz
Shingirai to Brendon McCullum, SIX, that is a gift from Shingirai, Brendon gets underneath it and launches it over long on, the umpire had a look at it and replays show that the ball just went over the ropes
Shingirai to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill brings up his his 7th Test Fifty, full pitched ball outside off, Guptill stays on the front foot and creams the drive past cover point, the ball scoots away to the sweeper cover fence
Shingirai to Guptill, out Caught by Taibu!! First Test wicket for Shingirai. He bowls this delivery on a short of length and it kicks up from the deck, Guptill is surprised by the extra bounce and he is caught on the crease, he pokes at it and Taibu jumps to his right to take it, the third umpire had checked for a no-ball but Shingirai had his foot back on the crease. Guptill c Taibu b Shingirai 51(109) [4s-7]
Cremer to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out!! Big mistake from Williamson. Flighted delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to cover and he goes for the single, Brendon is ball watching and he does not respond quickly, he sends him back as Masakadza fires the return to Taibu, he fluffs the chance but he still has ample time to take the bails off, KW is well short, waste of a wicket for NZ. Williamson run out (Taibu) 4(8)
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh dear, Cremer dishes out a low full toss on the pads, Brendon takes it on the full and whips it to the deep mid wicket fence
B Vitori to Brendon McCullum, SIX, brutal stuff from Brendon, Vitori drags this short outside off, Brendon gets on top of the bounce and hammers the pull over deep mid wicket
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short of length ball and wide outside off, Taylor cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Cremer misses his line there, too full just outside off, Brendon bends down and slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket, he really smacked that hard
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nicely done by Rossco, Cremer drags this short and it spins away outside off, Taylor rocks back and hacks the square cut to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, and another one, Cremer bowls this delivery quicker but it is again short and wide outside off, Taylor carves it to the deep backward point fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, flighted delivery but he overcooks the length, dishes out a low full toss outside off, Taylor latches on it and wallops it to the deep extra cover fence
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, easy picking this for Taylor, short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor pounces on that and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Jarvis strikes immediately after tea, length delivery angling back in sharply, Brendon McCullum plays across the line and is struck quite high on the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, Baz thinks of reviewing it and has a chat with Ross Taylor, but he reckons it was pretty straight and Baz walks back to the pavillion, a fine innings comes to an end. Brendon McCullum lbw b Jarvis 83(158) [4s-8 6s-2]
Jarvis to Brownlie, no run, catch dropped, Taylor has fluffled a simple chance at second slip, lands it on a length just outside off and it moves away slightly, Brownlie plays at it away from his body and the outside edge carried at a comfortable height to Taylor, but he puts it down and it deflected off his hands towards Taibu and he also couldn't get to it quickly
Masakadza to Brownlie, out Caught by Taibu!! Another one, Zim claw back into the game, he was not looking comfortable at the crease and it has resulted in his dismissal, the military medium pace of Masakadza has done the trick, pitched just outside off stump, Brownlie flays at it without much footwork and gets a thin edge back to the keeper. Brownlie c Taibu b Masakadza 0(7)
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish delivery wide outside off, enough width on offer, Ross Taylor flashes hard at it and it flies through the slip cordon to third man, 200 up for the Kiwis
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Vettori gets across to the off side and clips it effortlessly off his legs to deep square leg, he's underway with a boundary
Jarvis to Vettori, FOUR, fullish delivery and in the slot, Vettori gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past the diving fielder to long off fence
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, juicy half-volley on middle, Ross Taylor clips it off his legs to deep mid wicket, he brings up his fifty with that shot, he's looked solid so far
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Vettori was playing away from his body, but he manages to guide it past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man
B Vitori to Vettori, FOUR, short long hop on the stumps, no pace whatsoever, Vettori rocks back and hammers a pull shot to deep mid wicket, it raced away to the fence
Shingirai to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, full and sliding into the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on the clip shot and it rolls away off his pads to fine leg
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he continues to score quickly, widish half-volley on offer, Vettori leans onto it and creams it to deep extra cover
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, he's on a roll here, length delivery outside off, Vettori gets right behind the line and punches it past the bowler and the non striker to long off fence
Shingirai to Vettori, FOUR, serves him a short long hop on the stumps, Vettori rocks back and pulls it to deep mid wicket fence, this partnership has already crossed 50 in a quick time
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and slashes it hard past the fielder to deep backward point, they are leaking too many boundaries at the moment
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor gets down and plays it favourite slog sweep into the stands over deep mid wicket for a massive hit
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ross Taylor kneels down again and hoicks it to deep mid wicket, one bounce and into the fence
Cremer to Ross Taylor, SIX, he's on a rampage here, drags it short on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and mows it across the line over deep mid wicket, he sailed into the stands comfortably
Cremer to Ross Taylor, FOUR, another short long hop on the stumps, Ross Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep mid wicket
Cremer to Vettori, out Stumped!! He's worked him over, the wrong'un from Cremer, Vettori was down the track and was completely foxed the delivery, he missed it and Taibu behind the stumps was quick enough to whip the bails, much needed breakthrough for Zimbabwe. Vettori st Taibu b Cremer 38(46) [4s-7]
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, drops it slightly short outside off, Ross Taylor latches onto it quickly and cuts it to deep backward point, the deep fielder got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Watling presents full face of the bat, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight down the ground, the fielder chased it well, but his hand was touching the rope when he was trying to pull it back in
Masakadza to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Fetch that! Short and too wide outside off, Ross Taylor stands tall and slaps it off the back foot to sweeper cover, it scooted away to the fence
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, he starts off from where he had left, rubbish ball on the pads, Ross Taylor misses out on it, but the ball brushes the pads and races away to fine leg
B Vitori to Ross Taylor, FOUR, There it is, he gets to his 6th Test ton in style, pure timing once again, overpitched and in the slot, Ross Taylor gets forward and punches it down to long on
Jarvis to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Pure timing! Lands it on a length just outside off, Ross Taylor gets right behind the line of the ball and punches it off the back foot to long off
B Vitori to Watling, FOUR, Vitori's woes continues, he overpitches just outside off, Watling leans forward and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling has started off in positive fashion today, Jarvis pitches this delivery up just outside off, Watling caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, more runs for Watling and NZ are blazing along here, full ball but he spears it on leg stump, Watling clips it to the long leg boundary, he just helped it along the way
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, no run, catch dropped at cover, fuller length ball outside off, Bracewell toe-ends the drive to cover where the fielder fluffs a simple chance, rare sight to Zimbabwe fielders drop a catch, it was at a good height but he could not grab it properly
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, easily done by Watling, Hamilton bowls a full ball but on the pads, Watling flicks it to the deep square leg boundary, he just used the wrists perfectly there
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, this is wonderful batting from Watling, overpitched delivery just outside off from Shingirai, Watling leans on the front foot and laces the extra cover drive to the boundary
Shingirai to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, expensive over this from Shingirai, he slides this one on the middle and leg stump, Bracewell gets forward and flicks it past the gap at mid wicket for a boundary
Masakadza to Watling, FOUR, streaky way to get to his 2nd Test Fifty, excellent innings this, full ball outside off, Watling goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that goes past the gap at first slip and the keeper, rolls to the third man boundary, well played Watling
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, FOUR, edged but safe, full ball outside off, Bracewell pushes at it and the ball squirts off the outside edge past gully, the fielder moves to his left and tries to pull it back inside the ropes, but it rolls over to the third man fence
B Vitori to Doug Bracewell, out Bowled!! Vitori finally gets a wicket. Full ball from Vitori and it shapes back in on the stumps, Bracewell does not move his feet as he swipes across the line, he swings and misses as the ball crashes into the stumps. Doug Bracewell b B Vitori 11(17) [4s-2]
Shingirai to Watling, no ball, oh dear, not good stuff from Shingirai, length ball angling in on the middle and leg stump, Watling plays all around that shot and he gets hit on the pads, Shingirai appeals and after thinking for a long time, the umpire gives it out, Watling called for a review but Shingirai has overstepped by a long way, that ball would have clipped leg stump but it does not matter because of the no-ball
Shingirai to Watling, FOUR, superb shot from Watling, Shingirai provides him width outside off, Watling crashes it past backwar point and the ball scoots away to the third man fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, lovely shot from Southee, full ball and in the slot on middle, Southee watches it and presents the full face of the bat, creams it to the long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, and again, this is even better from Southee, fuller length ball outside off, Southee gets underneath the delivery and hammers it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the ropes at long on
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Jarvis is not amused, shortish ball and wide outside off, Southee throws his bat at it and he slashes it uppishly to third man for the third boundary in the over
Cremer to Watling, FOUR, sublime shot from Watling, tossed up delivery just outside off, Watling dances down the track and makes room, laces it past the small gap at extra cover and the ball purrs away to the fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, Southee is really taking on Jarvis here, length delivery outside off, Southee stands on the crease and swings through the line, thrashes it to the wide long on fence
Jarvis to Southee, FOUR, super batting this from Southee, short ball from Jarvis again and Southee anticipates it well, gets on top of the bounce and hooks it to the deep mid wicket fence
Cremer to Southee, FOUR, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg stump, Southee hoicks it to the deep backward square leg fence, one bounce over the ropes
Cremer to Southee, SIX, that is massive from Southee, Cremer gives this some air on the middle and leg stump and Southee latches onto it, launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket
Cremer to Southee, out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! This time Southee departs. He tried one shot too many here. Tossed up delivery from Cremer again on the middle and leg stump, Southee again whacks it to deep mid wicket, but he fails to generate the power required, holes out to Waller at deep mid wicket, ends a good knock from Southee. Southee c Malcolm Waller b Cremer 44(39) [4s-6 6s-1]
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling is continuing to make merry here, Jarvis drags this short and on the stumps, Watling goes back and gets on top of the bounce, crunches the pull shot to the deep backward square leg fence
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, inside edged but safe, back of a length delivery around that off stump corridor, it darts back in late as Watling pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge and just goes past leg stump, rolls to the fine leg fence
Cremer to Boult, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Boult drives it to the left of the bowler, Cremer moves to his left but he cannot latch onto it, rolls to mid off, Cremer has spilled a catch
Jarvis to Watling, 1 run, catch dropped by Hamilton at gully, oh dear, Zimbabwe's woes in the field continues, back of a length delivery and it straightens just outside off, Watling looks to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to gully, Hamilton moves to his left but he spills the chance, he was too slow in reacting there
Jarvis to Watling, FOUR, Watling comes closer to his century, Jarvis again drags this short outside off, Watling latches onto it and creams the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence
Jarvis to Watling, 2 runs, Watling jumps up in joy as he reaches his maiden Test Century, full ball outside off, Watling square drives it to deep point, he takes the first run hard and goes for the second run, the fielder throws it to Taibu who breaks the stumps, Watling had to put in the full length dive and that saves him, Watling raises his arms in triumph, great knock this
Highlights
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Bowled!! The Phantom strikes early. Full ball and it cuts back in off the deck, Mawoyo looks to defend but the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Martin is delighted and Zimbabwe have suffered an early jolt. Mawoyo b Chris Martin 2(7)
Boult to Mutizwa, FOUR, very nicely done by Mutizwa, Boult lands this slightly short and on leg stump, Mutizwa clips it to deep square leg, the timing is spot on and it rolls to the ropes
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, out Bowled!! Martin is on a roll here and Zimbabwe are in big trouble. Full ball and it nips back in, Mutizwa does not get forward confidently as he looks to push it to mid on, the ball sneaks past the gap and crashes into middle and off stump, super bowling this from the Phantom. Mutizwa b Chris Martin 6(11) [4s-1]
Boult to Masakadza, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe are reeling here. Hamilton's painful stay has ended. Full ball angled across and it darts away slightly, gets some extra bounce as Hamilton pushes at it, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up at third slip. Masakadza c Brownlie b Boult 0(16)
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, that will give Taylor some confidence, short and wide delivery from Bracewell outside off, Brendan stands on the crease and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Guptill!! Bracewell has his man in the end. Similar to the previous delivery but this one results in a wicket. Short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor does not move his feet as he looks to square cut it through point, he swishes and gets a thick edge that is snapped up by Guptill at second slip. Brendan Taylor c Guptill b Doug Bracewell 9(18) [4s-1]
Boult to Taibu, out Caught by Brownlie!! NZ are running through Zimbabwe here. Full ball in the channel just outside off, Taibu goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that is snapped up by Brownlie at third slip, this is disaster for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Brownlie b Boult 2(19)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, no run, short of length ball angled across outside off, Waller is rooted to the crease as he looks to square cut it over point, he slashes but the ball goes to the keeper, NZ appeal and the umpire says not out, NZ immediately opt for the review and replays show a mark on hot spot, but the umpire takes a lot of time and in the end, the original decision stays, NZ cannot believe it
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, out Lbw!! Poor judgement from Chakabva. Bracewell lands this delivery on a fuller length and it darts back in sharply, Chakabva does not offer a shot and it hits the back pad, NZ appeal and the umpire gives it out, Chakabva tries in vain to review it, but replays show that the ball was hitting middle stump. Chakabva lbw b Doug Bracewell 3(20)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, much needed boundary for Waller and Zimbabwe, Boult drags this short and wide outside off, Waller stays back on the crease and cracks it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, and again, this is good stuff from Waller, another short and wide delivery outside off, Waller frees his arms and slashes it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, this is great stuff from Waller, Boult overpitches this delivery just outside off, Waller gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Vettori to Cremer, out Lbw!! Cremer lbw b Vettori 3(23)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Bowled!! The Phantom strikes early. Full ball and it cuts back in off the deck, Mawoyo looks to defend but the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Martin is delighted and Zimbabwe have suffered an early jolt. Mawoyo b Chris Martin 2(7)
Boult to Mutizwa, FOUR, very nicely done by Mutizwa, Boult lands this slightly short and on leg stump, Mutizwa clips it to deep square leg, the timing is spot on and it rolls to the ropes
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, out Bowled!! Martin is on a roll here and Zimbabwe are in big trouble. Full ball and it nips back in, Mutizwa does not get forward confidently as he looks to push it to mid on, the ball sneaks past the gap and crashes into middle and off stump, super bowling this from the Phantom. Mutizwa b Chris Martin 6(11) [4s-1]
Boult to Masakadza, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe are reeling here. Hamilton's painful stay has ended. Full ball angled across and it darts away slightly, gets some extra bounce as Hamilton pushes at it, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up at third slip. Masakadza c Brownlie b Boult 0(16)
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, that will give Taylor some confidence, short and wide delivery from Bracewell outside off, Brendan stands on the crease and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Guptill!! Bracewell has his man in the end. Similar to the previous delivery but this one results in a wicket. Short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor does not move his feet as he looks to square cut it through point, he swishes and gets a thick edge that is snapped up by Guptill at second slip. Brendan Taylor c Guptill b Doug Bracewell 9(18) [4s-1]
Boult to Taibu, out Caught by Brownlie!! NZ are running through Zimbabwe here. Full ball in the channel just outside off, Taibu goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that is snapped up by Brownlie at third slip, this is disaster for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Brownlie b Boult 2(19)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, no run, short of length ball angled across outside off, Waller is rooted to the crease as he looks to square cut it over point, he slashes but the ball goes to the keeper, NZ appeal and the umpire says not out, NZ immediately opt for the review and replays show a mark on hot spot, but the umpire takes a lot of time and in the end, the original decision stays, NZ cannot believe it
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, out Lbw!! Poor judgement from Chakabva. Bracewell lands this delivery on a fuller length and it darts back in sharply, Chakabva does not offer a shot and it hits the back pad, NZ appeal and the umpire gives it out, Chakabva tries in vain to review it, but replays show that the ball was hitting middle stump. Chakabva lbw b Doug Bracewell 3(20)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, much needed boundary for Waller and Zimbabwe, Boult drags this short and wide outside off, Waller stays back on the crease and cracks it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, and again, this is good stuff from Waller, another short and wide delivery outside off, Waller frees his arms and slashes it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, this is great stuff from Waller, Boult overpitches this delivery just outside off, Waller gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Vettori to Cremer, out Lbw!! That is a waste of a review and Zimbabwe sink further. Vettori pushes this quicker delivery through, Cremer is caught back on the crease and plays down the wrong line, gets hit on the pads and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out as Cremer opts for the review, replays show that the ball was hitting the stumps comfortably. Cremer lbw b Vettori 3(23)
Southee to Malcolm Waller, out Caught by Brownlie!! Waller's resistance ends here. Short of a good length ball from Southee and it holds its line outside off, Waller pokes at it and the thick outside edge goes to third slip, Brownlie moves to his left and takes the catch. Malcolm Waller c Brownlie b Southee 23(42) [4s-3]
Southee to Jarvis, no run, short of length ball outside off, Jarvis looks to force it through the off side and the ball just goes past the edge
Southee to Jarvis, out Jarvis Run Out!! Southee angles this one on the pads, he thinks about a single but he hesitates, Bracewell runs in and throws it to Southee, Jarvis puts in the dive but he is well short of the crease as Southee breaks the stumps. Jarvis run out (Doug Bracewell) 0(4)
Southee to B Vitori, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe have been bowled out for their lowest Test score here. Full ball angled across outside off, Vitori goes for the drive and the edge is gobbled up by Brownlie at third slip, New Zealand have just owned Zimbabwe here. B Vitori c Brownlie b Southee 0(3)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Caught by Guptill!! Folks, this is not the first innings that I am typing here. This is the start of the second innings and it is similar to the start of Zimbabwe's first innings. Full ball from the Phantom and it bends back in outside off, Mawoyo gets forward and stabs at it, the thick outside edge flies to Guptill at second slip who gobbles it up, is the Test match headed for a finish today? Mawoyo c Guptill b Chris Martin 2(3)
Chris Martin to Masakadza, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! Hamilton bags a pair in this Test. Martin keeps this delivery on a good length and it moves away slightly outside off, Hamilton pokes at it uncertainly, the thick edge goes to first slip where Brendon McCullum dives to his right and takes it. Masakadza c Brendon McCullum b Chris Martin 0(4)
Chris Martin to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Watling!! The Phantom picks up yet another wicket. Good length ball outside off and moving in a touch, Taylor uncertainly pokes at it and the edge flies to Watling who takes the catch, Zimbabwe are in real strife here. Brendan Taylor c Watling b Chris Martin 2(6)
Chris Martin to Taibu, FOUR, nice way to get off the mark, full ball from Martin but he angles this one in on the pads, Taibu whips it to the deep backward square leg boundary
Chris Martin to Taibu, no run, good length ball that cuts back in sharply on the off stump, Taibu misjudges the swing and offers no shot, he gets forward and the ball thuds into the front pad, NZ appeal for an LBW but the umpire says not out, NZ opt for the review but replays show that the ball just clipped off stump, too much doubt on that and Taibu survives
Doug Bracewell to Taibu, out Caught by Williamson!! What a start after the Tea break. Bracewell lands this short and it rears up on Taibu, he looks to fend it to the leg side, closes the bat face and gets a leading top edge to gully where Williamson takes it, the carnage continues for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Williamson b Doug Bracewell 4(12) [4s-1]
Doug Bracewell to Malcolm Waller, out Lbw!! Oh my, this is really disastrous. It reminds me off the mayhem that took place in Cape Town in 2011. Full ball angling in on middle and it darts back in, Waller is caught on the crease as he plays all around that shot, gets hit on the shins and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out and Waller makes the walk back. Malcolm Waller lbw b Doug Bracewell 0(1)
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, FOUR, again Bracewell overpitches outside off, Mutizwa leans on the front foot and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, FOUR, Mutizwa is going after Martin, shortish ball outside off, Mutizwa swivels and latches onto that length, clubs the pull to the deep mid wicket fence
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, out Caught by Watling!! Mutizwa's resistance has ended here. Full ball around the off stump, moves away a touch as Mutizwa pokes at it, the thick edge is snapped up by Watling and Zimbabwe look like being bowled out for under 50 this time. Mutizwa c Watling b Doug Bracewell 18(50) [4s-2]
Southee to Cremer, FOUR, loose start for Southee, overpitched and on the pads, Cremer uses the wrists nicely and flicks it to the deep square leg fence
Boult to Cremer, no run, catch dropped by Brownlie, oh dear, that is a very disappointing effort from Brownlie, full ball outside off, goes on with the angle as Cremer goes for the drive, gets an outside edge but Brownlie at third slip makes a hash off it
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, poor line from Boult, full ball but he slides onto the pads, Chakabva flicks it to fine leg and it goes away to the fence
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, Boult comes round the wicket and bowls a full ball on the pads, Chakabva whips it to the deep mid wicket fence, he just helped it along the way
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, tossed up delivery and given a lot more air outside off, Cremer charges down the track and hammers it over wide long on, couple of bounces and into the ropes
Vettori to Chakabva, no run, catch dropped by Watling? I dont think so. This one skids through from a good length outside off, Chakabva goes on the backfoot and goes for the cut, gets an under-edge that just goes past the off stump
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, this partnership is really boosting Zimbabwe's moral here, flighted delivery but overpitched just outside off, Cremer gets underneath the delivery and smokes it over mid on, one bounce over the ropes
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, loose start for Guptill, tossed up delivery outside off, Chakabva rocks back and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, Chakabva is cashing in here, a low full toss on the pads from Guptill, he gets forward and whips it to deep mid wicket
Williamson to Cremer, out Caught by Doug Bracewell!! Cremer has done a Sehwag here. The part-timer has broken this stand. Great captaincy from Brendon McCullum. Williamson bowls a juicy full toss on the middle and leg stump, Cremer lines it up as he looks to thrash it over mid on, he miscues it completely and holes out to Bracewell at mid on, ends a gritty stand for Zimbabwe. Cremer c Doug Bracewell b Williamson 26(60) [4s-3]
Williamson to Shingirai, FOUR, Shingirai is going to have some fun here, flighted delivery but too full on middle, Shingirai smokes it over the bowler's head and it purrs away to the boundary straight down the ground
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Chakabva whips it past the fielder at mid wicket who dives over, takes a couple and he gets to his maiden Test fifty, superb effort from Regis
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, flatter ball but slightly short outside off, Shingirai rocks back and flays it to the sweeper cover fence
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, again Vettori bowls this short but on the middle and leg stump, Shingirai rocks back and crunches the pull shot to deep mid wicket
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, FOUR, great innovation shown by Chakabva, back of a length delivery outside off, Chakabva frees his arms and plays the upper-cut over the slips, goes to the third man fence
Chris Martin to Shingirai, out Caught by Watling!! Oh dear, what a tragic way to end a gritty knock. Full ball just outside off and it nips in, Shingirai pokes at it and the thin outside edge is taken by the keeper, the umpire immediately gives it out, Shingirai opted for the review but the decision stays. Shingirai c Watling b Chris Martin 21(34) [4s-3]
Boult to Chakabva, byes, FOUR, full ball but he slides down the leg side, Chakabva lets it go and Watling dives to his left but cannot get there, rolls to fine leg for four byes
Chris Martin to Chakabva, FOUR, elegantly done by Chakabva, full ball on the pads, Chakabva flicks it to deep mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the fence
Chris Martin to Chakabva, out Caught by Brownlie!! That is an excellent catch to end a superb knock from Chakabva. Another five wicket haul for the Phantom. Shortish ball outside off, Chakabva slashes hard at it and it flies over third slip, Brownlie leaps high to his right and plucks it with one hand, super effort from the Phantom as he takes his 10th five wicket haul in Tests. Chakabva c Brownlie b Chris Martin 63(119) [4s-6]
Chris Martin to B Vitori, out Caught by Watling!! The Test is over. History has been created here in Napier. Full ball angled across just outside off, Vitori again pushes at it and Watling takes another catch as he dives to his left, this is an emphatic win for New Zealand and Zimbabwe will be gutted. B Vitori c Watling b Chris Martin 0(1)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Bowled!! The Phantom strikes early. Full ball and it cuts back in off the deck, Mawoyo looks to defend but the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Martin is delighted and Zimbabwe have suffered an early jolt. Mawoyo b Chris Martin 2(7)
Boult to Mutizwa, FOUR, very nicely done by Mutizwa, Boult lands this slightly short and on leg stump, Mutizwa clips it to deep square leg, the timing is spot on and it rolls to the ropes
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, out Bowled!! Martin is on a roll here and Zimbabwe are in big trouble. Full ball and it nips back in, Mutizwa does not get forward confidently as he looks to push it to mid on, the ball sneaks past the gap and crashes into middle and off stump, super bowling this from the Phantom. Mutizwa b Chris Martin 6(11) [4s-1]
Boult to Masakadza, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe are reeling here. Hamilton's painful stay has ended. Full ball angled across and it darts away slightly, gets some extra bounce as Hamilton pushes at it, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up at third slip. Masakadza c Brownlie b Boult 0(16)
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, that will give Taylor some confidence, short and wide delivery from Bracewell outside off, Brendan stands on the crease and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Guptill!! Bracewell has his man in the end. Similar to the previous delivery but this one results in a wicket. Short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor does not move his feet as he looks to square cut it through point, he swishes and gets a thick edge that is snapped up by Guptill at second slip. Brendan Taylor c Guptill b Doug Bracewell 9(18) [4s-1]
Boult to Taibu, out Caught by Brownlie!! NZ are running through Zimbabwe here. Full ball in the channel just outside off, Taibu goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that is snapped up by Brownlie at third slip, this is disaster for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Brownlie b Boult 2(19)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, no run, short of length ball angled across outside off, Waller is rooted to the crease as he looks to square cut it over point, he slashes but the ball goes to the keeper, NZ appeal and the umpire says not out, NZ immediately opt for the review and replays show a mark on hot spot, but the umpire takes a lot of time and in the end, the original decision stays, NZ cannot believe it
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, out Lbw!! Poor judgement from Chakabva. Bracewell lands this delivery on a fuller length and it darts back in sharply, Chakabva does not offer a shot and it hits the back pad, NZ appeal and the umpire gives it out, Chakabva tries in vain to review it, but replays show that the ball was hitting middle stump. Chakabva lbw b Doug Bracewell 3(20)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, much needed boundary for Waller and Zimbabwe, Boult drags this short and wide outside off, Waller stays back on the crease and cracks it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, and again, this is good stuff from Waller, another short and wide delivery outside off, Waller frees his arms and slashes it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, this is great stuff from Waller, Boult overpitches this delivery just outside off, Waller gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Vettori to Cremer, out Lbw!! That is a waste of a review and Zimbabwe sink further. Vettori pushes this quicker delivery through, Cremer is caught back on the crease and plays down the wrong line, gets hit on the pads and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out as Cremer opts for the review, replays show that the ball was hitting the stumps comfortably. Cremer lbw b Vettori 3(23)
Southee to Malcolm Waller, out Caught by Brownlie!! Waller's resistance ends here. Short of a good length ball from Southee and it holds its line outside off, Waller pokes at it and the thick outside edge goes to third slip, Brownlie moves to his left and takes the catch. Malcolm Waller c Brownlie b Southee 23(42) [4s-3]
Southee to Jarvis, no run, short of length ball outside off, Jarvis looks to force it through the off side and the ball just goes past the edge
Southee to Jarvis, out Jarvis Run Out!! Southee angles this one on the pads, he thinks about a single but he hesitates, Bracewell runs in and throws it to Southee, Jarvis puts in the dive but he is well short of the crease as Southee breaks the stumps. Jarvis run out (Doug Bracewell) 0(4)
Southee to B Vitori, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe have been bowled out for their lowest Test score here. Full ball angled across outside off, Vitori goes for the drive and the edge is gobbled up by Brownlie at third slip, New Zealand have just owned Zimbabwe here. B Vitori c Brownlie b Southee 0(3)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Caught by Guptill!! Folks, this is not the first innings that I am typing here. This is the start of the second innings and it is similar to the start of Zimbabwe's first innings. Full ball from the Phantom and it bends back in outside off, Mawoyo gets forward and stabs at it, the thick outside edge flies to Guptill at second slip who gobbles it up, is the Test match headed for a finish today? Mawoyo c Guptill b Chris Martin 2(3)
Chris Martin to Masakadza, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! Hamilton bags a pair in this Test. Martin keeps this delivery on a good length and it moves away slightly outside off, Hamilton pokes at it uncertainly, the thick edge goes to first slip where Brendon McCullum dives to his right and takes it. Masakadza c Brendon McCullum b Chris Martin 0(4)
Chris Martin to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Watling!! The Phantom picks up yet another wicket. Good length ball outside off and moving in a touch, Taylor uncertainly pokes at it and the edge flies to Watling who takes the catch, Zimbabwe are in real strife here. Brendan Taylor c Watling b Chris Martin 2(6)
Chris Martin to Taibu, FOUR, nice way to get off the mark, full ball from Martin but he angles this one in on the pads, Taibu whips it to the deep backward square leg boundary
Chris Martin to Taibu, no run, good length ball that cuts back in sharply on the off stump, Taibu misjudges the swing and offers no shot, he gets forward and the ball thuds into the front pad, NZ appeal for an LBW but the umpire says not out, NZ opt for the review but replays show that the ball just clipped off stump, too much doubt on that and Taibu survives
Doug Bracewell to Taibu, out Caught by Williamson!! What a start after the Tea break. Bracewell lands this short and it rears up on Taibu, he looks to fend it to the leg side, closes the bat face and gets a leading top edge to gully where Williamson takes it, the carnage continues for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Williamson b Doug Bracewell 4(12) [4s-1]
Doug Bracewell to Malcolm Waller, out Lbw!! Oh my, this is really disastrous. It reminds me off the mayhem that took place in Cape Town in 2011. Full ball angling in on middle and it darts back in, Waller is caught on the crease as he plays all around that shot, gets hit on the shins and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out and Waller makes the walk back. Malcolm Waller lbw b Doug Bracewell 0(1)
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, FOUR, again Bracewell overpitches outside off, Mutizwa leans on the front foot and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, FOUR, Mutizwa is going after Martin, shortish ball outside off, Mutizwa swivels and latches onto that length, clubs the pull to the deep mid wicket fence
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, out Caught by Watling!! Mutizwa's resistance has ended here. Full ball around the off stump, moves away a touch as Mutizwa pokes at it, the thick edge is snapped up by Watling and Zimbabwe look like being bowled out for under 50 this time. Mutizwa c Watling b Doug Bracewell 18(50) [4s-2]
Southee to Cremer, FOUR, loose start for Southee, overpitched and on the pads, Cremer uses the wrists nicely and flicks it to the deep square leg fence
Boult to Cremer, no run, catch dropped by Brownlie, oh dear, that is a very disappointing effort from Brownlie, full ball outside off, goes on with the angle as Cremer goes for the drive, gets an outside edge but Brownlie at third slip makes a hash off it
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, poor line from Boult, full ball but he slides onto the pads, Chakabva flicks it to fine leg and it goes away to the fence
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, Boult comes round the wicket and bowls a full ball on the pads, Chakabva whips it to the deep mid wicket fence, he just helped it along the way
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, tossed up delivery and given a lot more air outside off, Cremer charges down the track and hammers it over wide long on, couple of bounces and into the ropes
Vettori to Chakabva, no run, catch dropped by Watling? I dont think so. This one skids through from a good length outside off, Chakabva goes on the backfoot and goes for the cut, gets an under-edge that just goes past the off stump
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, this partnership is really boosting Zimbabwe's moral here, flighted delivery but overpitched just outside off, Cremer gets underneath the delivery and smokes it over mid on, one bounce over the ropes
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, loose start for Guptill, tossed up delivery outside off, Chakabva rocks back and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, Chakabva is cashing in here, a low full toss on the pads from Guptill, he gets forward and whips it to deep mid wicket
Williamson to Cremer, out Caught by Doug Bracewell!! Cremer has done a Sehwag here. The part-timer has broken this stand. Great captaincy from Brendon McCullum. Williamson bowls a juicy full toss on the middle and leg stump, Cremer lines it up as he looks to thrash it over mid on, he miscues it completely and holes out to Bracewell at mid on, ends a gritty stand for Zimbabwe. Cremer c Doug Bracewell b Williamson 26(60) [4s-3]
Williamson to Shingirai, FOUR, Shingirai is going to have some fun here, flighted delivery but too full on middle, Shingirai smokes it over the bowler's head and it purrs away to the boundary straight down the ground
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Chakabva whips it past the fielder at mid wicket who dives over, takes a couple and he gets to his maiden Test fifty, superb effort from Regis
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, flatter ball but slightly short outside off, Shingirai rocks back and flays it to the sweeper cover fence
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, again Vettori bowls this short but on the middle and leg stump, Shingirai rocks back and crunches the pull shot to deep mid wicket
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, FOUR, great innovation shown by Chakabva, back of a length delivery outside off, Chakabva frees his arms and plays the upper-cut over the slips, goes to the third man fence
Chris Martin to Shingirai, out Caught by Watling!! Oh dear, what a tragic way to end a gritty knock. Full ball just outside off and it nips in, Shingirai pokes at it and the thin outside edge is taken by the keeper, the umpire immediately gives it out, Shingirai opted for the review but the decision stays. Shingirai c Watling b Chris Martin 21(34) [4s-3]
Boult to Chakabva, byes, FOUR, full ball but he slides down the leg side, Chakabva lets it go and Watling dives to his left but cannot get there, rolls to fine leg for four byes
Chris Martin to Chakabva, FOUR, elegantly done by Chakabva, full ball on the pads, Chakabva flicks it to deep mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the fence
Chris Martin to Chakabva, out Caught by Brownlie!! That is an excellent catch to end a superb knock from Chakabva. Another five wicket haul for the Phantom. Shortish ball outside off, Chakabva slashes hard at it and it flies over third slip, Brownlie leaps high to his right and plucks it with one hand, super effort from the Phantom as he takes his 10th five wicket haul in Tests. Chakabva c Brownlie b Chris Martin 63(119) [4s-6]
Chris Martin to B Vitori, out Caught by Watling!! The Test is over. History has been created here in Napier. Full ball angled across just outside off, Vitori again pushes at it and Watling takes another catch as he dives to his left, this is an emphatic win for New Zealand and Zimbabwe will be gutted. B Vitori c Watling b Chris Martin 0(1)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Bowled!! The Phantom strikes early. Full ball and it cuts back in off the deck, Mawoyo looks to defend but the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Martin is delighted and Zimbabwe have suffered an early jolt. Mawoyo b Chris Martin 2(7)
Boult to Mutizwa, FOUR, very nicely done by Mutizwa, Boult lands this slightly short and on leg stump, Mutizwa clips it to deep square leg, the timing is spot on and it rolls to the ropes
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, out Bowled!! Martin is on a roll here and Zimbabwe are in big trouble. Full ball and it nips back in, Mutizwa does not get forward confidently as he looks to push it to mid on, the ball sneaks past the gap and crashes into middle and off stump, super bowling this from the Phantom. Mutizwa b Chris Martin 6(11) [4s-1]
Boult to Masakadza, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe are reeling here. Hamilton's painful stay has ended. Full ball angled across and it darts away slightly, gets some extra bounce as Hamilton pushes at it, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up at third slip. Masakadza c Brownlie b Boult 0(16)
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, that will give Taylor some confidence, short and wide delivery from Bracewell outside off, Brendan stands on the crease and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Guptill!! Bracewell has his man in the end. Similar to the previous delivery but this one results in a wicket. Short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor does not move his feet as he looks to square cut it through point, he swishes and gets a thick edge that is snapped up by Guptill at second slip. Brendan Taylor c Guptill b Doug Bracewell 9(18) [4s-1]
Boult to Taibu, out Caught by Brownlie!! NZ are running through Zimbabwe here. Full ball in the channel just outside off, Taibu goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that is snapped up by Brownlie at third slip, this is disaster for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Brownlie b Boult 2(19)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, no run, short of length ball angled across outside off, Waller is rooted to the crease as he looks to square cut it over point, he slashes but the ball goes to the keeper, NZ appeal and the umpire says not out, NZ immediately opt for the review and replays show a mark on hot spot, but the umpire takes a lot of time and in the end, the original decision stays, NZ cannot believe it
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, out Lbw!! Poor judgement from Chakabva. Bracewell lands this delivery on a fuller length and it darts back in sharply, Chakabva does not offer a shot and it hits the back pad, NZ appeal and the umpire gives it out, Chakabva tries in vain to review it, but replays show that the ball was hitting middle stump. Chakabva lbw b Doug Bracewell 3(20)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, much needed boundary for Waller and Zimbabwe, Boult drags this short and wide outside off, Waller stays back on the crease and cracks it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, and again, this is good stuff from Waller, another short and wide delivery outside off, Waller frees his arms and slashes it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, this is great stuff from Waller, Boult overpitches this delivery just outside off, Waller gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Vettori to Cremer, out Lbw!! That is a waste of a review and Zimbabwe sink further. Vettori pushes this quicker delivery through, Cremer is caught back on the crease and plays down the wrong line, gets hit on the pads and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out as Cremer opts for the review, replays show that the ball was hitting the stumps comfortably. Cremer lbw b Vettori 3(23)
Southee to Malcolm Waller, out Caught by Brownlie!! Waller's resistance ends here. Short of a good length ball from Southee and it holds its line outside off, Waller pokes at it and the thick outside edge goes to third slip, Brownlie moves to his left and takes the catch. Malcolm Waller c Brownlie b Southee 23(42) [4s-3]
Southee to Jarvis, no run, short of length ball outside off, Jarvis looks to force it through the off side and the ball just goes past the edge
Southee to Jarvis, out Jarvis Run Out!! Southee angles this one on the pads, he thinks about a single but he hesitates, Bracewell runs in and throws it to Southee, Jarvis puts in the dive but he is well short of the crease as Southee breaks the stumps. Jarvis run out (Doug Bracewell) 0(4)
Southee to B Vitori, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe have been bowled out for their lowest Test score here. Full ball angled across outside off, Vitori goes for the drive and the edge is gobbled up by Brownlie at third slip, New Zealand have just owned Zimbabwe here. B Vitori c Brownlie b Southee 0(3)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Caught by Guptill!! Folks, this is not the first innings that I am typing here. This is the start of the second innings and it is similar to the start of Zimbabwe's first innings. Full ball from the Phantom and it bends back in outside off, Mawoyo gets forward and stabs at it, the thick outside edge flies to Guptill at second slip who gobbles it up, is the Test match headed for a finish today? Mawoyo c Guptill b Chris Martin 2(3)
Chris Martin to Masakadza, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! Hamilton bags a pair in this Test. Martin keeps this delivery on a good length and it moves away slightly outside off, Hamilton pokes at it uncertainly, the thick edge goes to first slip where Brendon McCullum dives to his right and takes it. Masakadza c Brendon McCullum b Chris Martin 0(4)
Chris Martin to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Watling!! The Phantom picks up yet another wicket. Good length ball outside off and moving in a touch, Taylor uncertainly pokes at it and the edge flies to Watling who takes the catch, Zimbabwe are in real strife here. Brendan Taylor c Watling b Chris Martin 2(6)
Chris Martin to Taibu, FOUR, nice way to get off the mark, full ball from Martin but he angles this one in on the pads, Taibu whips it to the deep backward square leg boundary
Chris Martin to Taibu, no run, good length ball that cuts back in sharply on the off stump, Taibu misjudges the swing and offers no shot, he gets forward and the ball thuds into the front pad, NZ appeal for an LBW but the umpire says not out, NZ opt for the review but replays show that the ball just clipped off stump, too much doubt on that and Taibu survives
Doug Bracewell to Taibu, out Caught by Williamson!! What a start after the Tea break. Bracewell lands this short and it rears up on Taibu, he looks to fend it to the leg side, closes the bat face and gets a leading top edge to gully where Williamson takes it, the carnage continues for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Williamson b Doug Bracewell 4(12) [4s-1]
Doug Bracewell to Malcolm Waller, out Lbw!! Oh my, this is really disastrous. It reminds me off the mayhem that took place in Cape Town in 2011. Full ball angling in on middle and it darts back in, Waller is caught on the crease as he plays all around that shot, gets hit on the shins and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out and Waller makes the walk back. Malcolm Waller lbw b Doug Bracewell 0(1)
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, FOUR, again Bracewell overpitches outside off, Mutizwa leans on the front foot and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, FOUR, Mutizwa is going after Martin, shortish ball outside off, Mutizwa swivels and latches onto that length, clubs the pull to the deep mid wicket fence
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, out Caught by Watling!! Mutizwa's resistance has ended here. Full ball around the off stump, moves away a touch as Mutizwa pokes at it, the thick edge is snapped up by Watling and Zimbabwe look like being bowled out for under 50 this time. Mutizwa c Watling b Doug Bracewell 18(50) [4s-2]
Southee to Cremer, FOUR, loose start for Southee, overpitched and on the pads, Cremer uses the wrists nicely and flicks it to the deep square leg fence
Boult to Cremer, no run, catch dropped by Brownlie, oh dear, that is a very disappointing effort from Brownlie, full ball outside off, goes on with the angle as Cremer goes for the drive, gets an outside edge but Brownlie at third slip makes a hash off it
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, poor line from Boult, full ball but he slides onto the pads, Chakabva flicks it to fine leg and it goes away to the fence
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, Boult comes round the wicket and bowls a full ball on the pads, Chakabva whips it to the deep mid wicket fence, he just helped it along the way
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, tossed up delivery and given a lot more air outside off, Cremer charges down the track and hammers it over wide long on, couple of bounces and into the ropes
Vettori to Chakabva, no run, catch dropped by Watling? I dont think so. This one skids through from a good length outside off, Chakabva goes on the backfoot and goes for the cut, gets an under-edge that just goes past the off stump
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, this partnership is really boosting Zimbabwe's moral here, flighted delivery but overpitched just outside off, Cremer gets underneath the delivery and smokes it over mid on, one bounce over the ropes
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, loose start for Guptill, tossed up delivery outside off, Chakabva rocks back and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, Chakabva is cashing in here, a low full toss on the pads from Guptill, he gets forward and whips it to deep mid wicket
Williamson to Cremer, out Caught by Doug Bracewell!! Cremer has done a Sehwag here. The part-timer has broken this stand. Great captaincy from Brendon McCullum. Williamson bowls a juicy full toss on the middle and leg stump, Cremer lines it up as he looks to thrash it over mid on, he miscues it completely and holes out to Bracewell at mid on, ends a gritty stand for Zimbabwe. Cremer c Doug Bracewell b Williamson 26(60) [4s-3]
Williamson to Shingirai, FOUR, Shingirai is going to have some fun here, flighted delivery but too full on middle, Shingirai smokes it over the bowler's head and it purrs away to the boundary straight down the ground
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Chakabva whips it past the fielder at mid wicket who dives over, takes a couple and he gets to his maiden Test fifty, superb effort from Regis
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, flatter ball but slightly short outside off, Shingirai rocks back and flays it to the sweeper cover fence
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, again Vettori bowls this short but on the middle and leg stump, Shingirai rocks back and crunches the pull shot to deep mid wicket
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, FOUR, great innovation shown by Chakabva, back of a length delivery outside off, Chakabva frees his arms and plays the upper-cut over the slips, goes to the third man fence
Chris Martin to Shingirai, out Caught by Watling!! Oh dear, what a tragic way to end a gritty knock. Full ball just outside off and it nips in, Shingirai pokes at it and the thin outside edge is taken by the keeper, the umpire immediately gives it out, Shingirai opted for the review but the decision stays. Shingirai c Watling b Chris Martin 21(34) [4s-3]
Boult to Chakabva, byes, FOUR, full ball but he slides down the leg side, Chakabva lets it go and Watling dives to his left but cannot get there, rolls to fine leg for four byes
Chris Martin to Chakabva, FOUR, elegantly done by Chakabva, full ball on the pads, Chakabva flicks it to deep mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the fence
Chris Martin to Chakabva, out Caught by Brownlie!! That is an excellent catch to end a superb knock from Chakabva. Another five wicket haul for the Phantom. Shortish ball outside off, Chakabva slashes hard at it and it flies over third slip, Brownlie leaps high to his right and plucks it with one hand, super effort from the Phantom as he takes his 10th five wicket haul in Tests. Chakabva c Brownlie b Chris Martin 63(119) [4s-6]
Chris Martin to B Vitori, out Caught by Watling!! The Test is over. History has been created here in Napier. Full ball angled across just outside off, Vitori again pushes at it and Watling takes another catch as he dives to his left, this is an emphatic win for New Zealand and Zimbabwe will be gutted. B Vitori c Watling b Chris Martin 0(1)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Bowled!! The Phantom strikes early. Full ball and it cuts back in off the deck, Mawoyo looks to defend but the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Martin is delighted and Zimbabwe have suffered an early jolt. Mawoyo b Chris Martin 2(7)
Boult to Mutizwa, FOUR, very nicely done by Mutizwa, Boult lands this slightly short and on leg stump, Mutizwa clips it to deep square leg, the timing is spot on and it rolls to the ropes
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, out Bowled!! Martin is on a roll here and Zimbabwe are in big trouble. Full ball and it nips back in, Mutizwa does not get forward confidently as he looks to push it to mid on, the ball sneaks past the gap and crashes into middle and off stump, super bowling this from the Phantom. Mutizwa b Chris Martin 6(11) [4s-1]
Boult to Masakadza, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe are reeling here. Hamilton's painful stay has ended. Full ball angled across and it darts away slightly, gets some extra bounce as Hamilton pushes at it, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up at third slip. Masakadza c Brownlie b Boult 0(16)
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, that will give Taylor some confidence, short and wide delivery from Bracewell outside off, Brendan stands on the crease and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Guptill!! Bracewell has his man in the end. Similar to the previous delivery but this one results in a wicket. Short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor does not move his feet as he looks to square cut it through point, he swishes and gets a thick edge that is snapped up by Guptill at second slip. Brendan Taylor c Guptill b Doug Bracewell 9(18) [4s-1]
Boult to Taibu, out Caught by Brownlie!! NZ are running through Zimbabwe here. Full ball in the channel just outside off, Taibu goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that is snapped up by Brownlie at third slip, this is disaster for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Brownlie b Boult 2(19)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, no run, short of length ball angled across outside off, Waller is rooted to the crease as he looks to square cut it over point, he slashes but the ball goes to the keeper, NZ appeal and the umpire says not out, NZ immediately opt for the review and replays show a mark on hot spot, but the umpire takes a lot of time and in the end, the original decision stays, NZ cannot believe it
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, out Lbw!! Poor judgement from Chakabva. Bracewell lands this delivery on a fuller length and it darts back in sharply, Chakabva does not offer a shot and it hits the back pad, NZ appeal and the umpire gives it out, Chakabva tries in vain to review it, but replays show that the ball was hitting middle stump. Chakabva lbw b Doug Bracewell 3(20)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, much needed boundary for Waller and Zimbabwe, Boult drags this short and wide outside off, Waller stays back on the crease and cracks it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, and again, this is good stuff from Waller, another short and wide delivery outside off, Waller frees his arms and slashes it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, this is great stuff from Waller, Boult overpitches this delivery just outside off, Waller gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Vettori to Cremer, out Lbw!! That is a waste of a review and Zimbabwe sink further. Vettori pushes this quicker delivery through, Cremer is caught back on the crease and plays down the wrong line, gets hit on the pads and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out as Cremer opts for the review, replays show that the ball was hitting the stumps comfortably. Cremer lbw b Vettori 3(23)
Southee to Malcolm Waller, out Caught by Brownlie!! Waller's resistance ends here. Short of a good length ball from Southee and it holds its line outside off, Waller pokes at it and the thick outside edge goes to third slip, Brownlie moves to his left and takes the catch. Malcolm Waller c Brownlie b Southee 23(42) [4s-3]
Southee to Jarvis, no run, short of length ball outside off, Jarvis looks to force it through the off side and the ball just goes past the edge
Southee to Jarvis, out Jarvis Run Out!! Southee angles this one on the pads, he thinks about a single but he hesitates, Bracewell runs in and throws it to Southee, Jarvis puts in the dive but he is well short of the crease as Southee breaks the stumps. Jarvis run out (Doug Bracewell) 0(4)
Southee to B Vitori, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe have been bowled out for their lowest Test score here. Full ball angled across outside off, Vitori goes for the drive and the edge is gobbled up by Brownlie at third slip, New Zealand have just owned Zimbabwe here. B Vitori c Brownlie b Southee 0(3)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Caught by Guptill!! Folks, this is not the first innings that I am typing here. This is the start of the second innings and it is similar to the start of Zimbabwe's first innings. Full ball from the Phantom and it bends back in outside off, Mawoyo gets forward and stabs at it, the thick outside edge flies to Guptill at second slip who gobbles it up, is the Test match headed for a finish today? Mawoyo c Guptill b Chris Martin 2(3)
Chris Martin to Masakadza, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! Hamilton bags a pair in this Test. Martin keeps this delivery on a good length and it moves away slightly outside off, Hamilton pokes at it uncertainly, the thick edge goes to first slip where Brendon McCullum dives to his right and takes it. Masakadza c Brendon McCullum b Chris Martin 0(4)
Chris Martin to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Watling!! The Phantom picks up yet another wicket. Good length ball outside off and moving in a touch, Taylor uncertainly pokes at it and the edge flies to Watling who takes the catch, Zimbabwe are in real strife here. Brendan Taylor c Watling b Chris Martin 2(6)
Chris Martin to Taibu, FOUR, nice way to get off the mark, full ball from Martin but he angles this one in on the pads, Taibu whips it to the deep backward square leg boundary
Chris Martin to Taibu, no run, good length ball that cuts back in sharply on the off stump, Taibu misjudges the swing and offers no shot, he gets forward and the ball thuds into the front pad, NZ appeal for an LBW but the umpire says not out, NZ opt for the review but replays show that the ball just clipped off stump, too much doubt on that and Taibu survives
Doug Bracewell to Taibu, out Caught by Williamson!! What a start after the Tea break. Bracewell lands this short and it rears up on Taibu, he looks to fend it to the leg side, closes the bat face and gets a leading top edge to gully where Williamson takes it, the carnage continues for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Williamson b Doug Bracewell 4(12) [4s-1]
Doug Bracewell to Malcolm Waller, out Lbw!! Oh my, this is really disastrous. It reminds me off the mayhem that took place in Cape Town in 2011. Full ball angling in on middle and it darts back in, Waller is caught on the crease as he plays all around that shot, gets hit on the shins and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out and Waller makes the walk back. Malcolm Waller lbw b Doug Bracewell 0(1)
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, FOUR, again Bracewell overpitches outside off, Mutizwa leans on the front foot and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, FOUR, Mutizwa is going after Martin, shortish ball outside off, Mutizwa swivels and latches onto that length, clubs the pull to the deep mid wicket fence
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, out Caught by Watling!! Mutizwa's resistance has ended here. Full ball around the off stump, moves away a touch as Mutizwa pokes at it, the thick edge is snapped up by Watling and Zimbabwe look like being bowled out for under 50 this time. Mutizwa c Watling b Doug Bracewell 18(50) [4s-2]
Southee to Cremer, FOUR, loose start for Southee, overpitched and on the pads, Cremer uses the wrists nicely and flicks it to the deep square leg fence
Boult to Cremer, no run, catch dropped by Brownlie, oh dear, that is a very disappointing effort from Brownlie, full ball outside off, goes on with the angle as Cremer goes for the drive, gets an outside edge but Brownlie at third slip makes a hash off it
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, poor line from Boult, full ball but he slides onto the pads, Chakabva flicks it to fine leg and it goes away to the fence
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, Boult comes round the wicket and bowls a full ball on the pads, Chakabva whips it to the deep mid wicket fence, he just helped it along the way
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, tossed up delivery and given a lot more air outside off, Cremer charges down the track and hammers it over wide long on, couple of bounces and into the ropes
Vettori to Chakabva, no run, catch dropped by Watling? I dont think so. This one skids through from a good length outside off, Chakabva goes on the backfoot and goes for the cut, gets an under-edge that just goes past the off stump
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, this partnership is really boosting Zimbabwe's moral here, flighted delivery but overpitched just outside off, Cremer gets underneath the delivery and smokes it over mid on, one bounce over the ropes
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, loose start for Guptill, tossed up delivery outside off, Chakabva rocks back and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, Chakabva is cashing in here, a low full toss on the pads from Guptill, he gets forward and whips it to deep mid wicket
Williamson to Cremer, out Caught by Doug Bracewell!! Cremer has done a Sehwag here. The part-timer has broken this stand. Great captaincy from Brendon McCullum. Williamson bowls a juicy full toss on the middle and leg stump, Cremer lines it up as he looks to thrash it over mid on, he miscues it completely and holes out to Bracewell at mid on, ends a gritty stand for Zimbabwe. Cremer c Doug Bracewell b Williamson 26(60) [4s-3]
Williamson to Shingirai, FOUR, Shingirai is going to have some fun here, flighted delivery but too full on middle, Shingirai smokes it over the bowler's head and it purrs away to the boundary straight down the ground
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Chakabva whips it past the fielder at mid wicket who dives over, takes a couple and he gets to his maiden Test fifty, superb effort from Regis
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, flatter ball but slightly short outside off, Shingirai rocks back and flays it to the sweeper cover fence
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, again Vettori bowls this short but on the middle and leg stump, Shingirai rocks back and crunches the pull shot to deep mid wicket
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, FOUR, great innovation shown by Chakabva, back of a length delivery outside off, Chakabva frees his arms and plays the upper-cut over the slips, goes to the third man fence
Chris Martin to Shingirai, out Caught by Watling!! Oh dear, what a tragic way to end a gritty knock. Full ball just outside off and it nips in, Shingirai pokes at it and the thin outside edge is taken by the keeper, the umpire immediately gives it out, Shingirai opted for the review but the decision stays. Shingirai c Watling b Chris Martin 21(34) [4s-3]
Boult to Chakabva, byes, FOUR, full ball but he slides down the leg side, Chakabva lets it go and Watling dives to his left but cannot get there, rolls to fine leg for four byes
Chris Martin to Chakabva, FOUR, elegantly done by Chakabva, full ball on the pads, Chakabva flicks it to deep mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the fence
Chris Martin to Chakabva, out Caught by Brownlie!! That is an excellent catch to end a superb knock from Chakabva. Another five wicket haul for the Phantom. Shortish ball outside off, Chakabva slashes hard at it and it flies over third slip, Brownlie leaps high to his right and plucks it with one hand, super effort from the Phantom as he takes his 10th five wicket haul in Tests. Chakabva c Brownlie b Chris Martin 63(119) [4s-6]
Chris Martin to B Vitori, out Caught by Watling!! The Test is over. History has been created here in Napier. Full ball angled across just outside off, Vitori again pushes at it and Watling takes another catch as he dives to his left, this is an emphatic win for New Zealand and Zimbabwe will be gutted. B Vitori c Watling b Chris Martin 0(1)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Bowled!! The Phantom strikes early. Full ball and it cuts back in off the deck, Mawoyo looks to defend but the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Martin is delighted and Zimbabwe have suffered an early jolt. Mawoyo b Chris Martin 2(7)
Boult to Mutizwa, FOUR, very nicely done by Mutizwa, Boult lands this slightly short and on leg stump, Mutizwa clips it to deep square leg, the timing is spot on and it rolls to the ropes
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, out Bowled!! Martin is on a roll here and Zimbabwe are in big trouble. Full ball and it nips back in, Mutizwa does not get forward confidently as he looks to push it to mid on, the ball sneaks past the gap and crashes into middle and off stump, super bowling this from the Phantom. Mutizwa b Chris Martin 6(11) [4s-1]
Boult to Masakadza, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe are reeling here. Hamilton's painful stay has ended. Full ball angled across and it darts away slightly, gets some extra bounce as Hamilton pushes at it, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up at third slip. Masakadza c Brownlie b Boult 0(16)
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, that will give Taylor some confidence, short and wide delivery from Bracewell outside off, Brendan stands on the crease and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Guptill!! Bracewell has his man in the end. Similar to the previous delivery but this one results in a wicket. Short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor does not move his feet as he looks to square cut it through point, he swishes and gets a thick edge that is snapped up by Guptill at second slip. Brendan Taylor c Guptill b Doug Bracewell 9(18) [4s-1]
Boult to Taibu, out Caught by Brownlie!! NZ are running through Zimbabwe here. Full ball in the channel just outside off, Taibu goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that is snapped up by Brownlie at third slip, this is disaster for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Brownlie b Boult 2(19)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, no run, short of length ball angled across outside off, Waller is rooted to the crease as he looks to square cut it over point, he slashes but the ball goes to the keeper, NZ appeal and the umpire says not out, NZ immediately opt for the review and replays show a mark on hot spot, but the umpire takes a lot of time and in the end, the original decision stays, NZ cannot believe it
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, out Lbw!! Poor judgement from Chakabva. Bracewell lands this delivery on a fuller length and it darts back in sharply, Chakabva does not offer a shot and it hits the back pad, NZ appeal and the umpire gives it out, Chakabva tries in vain to review it, but replays show that the ball was hitting middle stump. Chakabva lbw b Doug Bracewell 3(20)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, much needed boundary for Waller and Zimbabwe, Boult drags this short and wide outside off, Waller stays back on the crease and cracks it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, and again, this is good stuff from Waller, another short and wide delivery outside off, Waller frees his arms and slashes it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, this is great stuff from Waller, Boult overpitches this delivery just outside off, Waller gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Vettori to Cremer, out Lbw!! That is a waste of a review and Zimbabwe sink further. Vettori pushes this quicker delivery through, Cremer is caught back on the crease and plays down the wrong line, gets hit on the pads and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out as Cremer opts for the review, replays show that the ball was hitting the stumps comfortably. Cremer lbw b Vettori 3(23)
Southee to Malcolm Waller, out Caught by Brownlie!! Waller's resistance ends here. Short of a good length ball from Southee and it holds its line outside off, Waller pokes at it and the thick outside edge goes to third slip, Brownlie moves to his left and takes the catch. Malcolm Waller c Brownlie b Southee 23(42) [4s-3]
Southee to Jarvis, no run, short of length ball outside off, Jarvis looks to force it through the off side and the ball just goes past the edge
Southee to Jarvis, out Jarvis Run Out!! Southee angles this one on the pads, he thinks about a single but he hesitates, Bracewell runs in and throws it to Southee, Jarvis puts in the dive but he is well short of the crease as Southee breaks the stumps. Jarvis run out (Doug Bracewell) 0(4)
Southee to B Vitori, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe have been bowled out for their lowest Test score here. Full ball angled across outside off, Vitori goes for the drive and the edge is gobbled up by Brownlie at third slip, New Zealand have just owned Zimbabwe here. B Vitori c Brownlie b Southee 0(3)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Caught by Guptill!! Folks, this is not the first innings that I am typing here. This is the start of the second innings and it is similar to the start of Zimbabwe's first innings. Full ball from the Phantom and it bends back in outside off, Mawoyo gets forward and stabs at it, the thick outside edge flies to Guptill at second slip who gobbles it up, is the Test match headed for a finish today? Mawoyo c Guptill b Chris Martin 2(3)
Chris Martin to Masakadza, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! Hamilton bags a pair in this Test. Martin keeps this delivery on a good length and it moves away slightly outside off, Hamilton pokes at it uncertainly, the thick edge goes to first slip where Brendon McCullum dives to his right and takes it. Masakadza c Brendon McCullum b Chris Martin 0(4)
Chris Martin to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Watling!! The Phantom picks up yet another wicket. Good length ball outside off and moving in a touch, Taylor uncertainly pokes at it and the edge flies to Watling who takes the catch, Zimbabwe are in real strife here. Brendan Taylor c Watling b Chris Martin 2(6)
Chris Martin to Taibu, FOUR, nice way to get off the mark, full ball from Martin but he angles this one in on the pads, Taibu whips it to the deep backward square leg boundary
Chris Martin to Taibu, no run, good length ball that cuts back in sharply on the off stump, Taibu misjudges the swing and offers no shot, he gets forward and the ball thuds into the front pad, NZ appeal for an LBW but the umpire says not out, NZ opt for the review but replays show that the ball just clipped off stump, too much doubt on that and Taibu survives
Doug Bracewell to Taibu, out Caught by Williamson!! What a start after the Tea break. Bracewell lands this short and it rears up on Taibu, he looks to fend it to the leg side, closes the bat face and gets a leading top edge to gully where Williamson takes it, the carnage continues for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Williamson b Doug Bracewell 4(12) [4s-1]
Doug Bracewell to Malcolm Waller, out Lbw!! Oh my, this is really disastrous. It reminds me off the mayhem that took place in Cape Town in 2011. Full ball angling in on middle and it darts back in, Waller is caught on the crease as he plays all around that shot, gets hit on the shins and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out and Waller makes the walk back. Malcolm Waller lbw b Doug Bracewell 0(1)
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, FOUR, again Bracewell overpitches outside off, Mutizwa leans on the front foot and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, FOUR, Mutizwa is going after Martin, shortish ball outside off, Mutizwa swivels and latches onto that length, clubs the pull to the deep mid wicket fence
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, out Caught by Watling!! Mutizwa's resistance has ended here. Full ball around the off stump, moves away a touch as Mutizwa pokes at it, the thick edge is snapped up by Watling and Zimbabwe look like being bowled out for under 50 this time. Mutizwa c Watling b Doug Bracewell 18(50) [4s-2]
Southee to Cremer, FOUR, loose start for Southee, overpitched and on the pads, Cremer uses the wrists nicely and flicks it to the deep square leg fence
Boult to Cremer, no run, catch dropped by Brownlie, oh dear, that is a very disappointing effort from Brownlie, full ball outside off, goes on with the angle as Cremer goes for the drive, gets an outside edge but Brownlie at third slip makes a hash off it
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, poor line from Boult, full ball but he slides onto the pads, Chakabva flicks it to fine leg and it goes away to the fence
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, Boult comes round the wicket and bowls a full ball on the pads, Chakabva whips it to the deep mid wicket fence, he just helped it along the way
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, tossed up delivery and given a lot more air outside off, Cremer charges down the track and hammers it over wide long on, couple of bounces and into the ropes
Vettori to Chakabva, no run, catch dropped by Watling? I dont think so. This one skids through from a good length outside off, Chakabva goes on the backfoot and goes for the cut, gets an under-edge that just goes past the off stump
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, this partnership is really boosting Zimbabwe's moral here, flighted delivery but overpitched just outside off, Cremer gets underneath the delivery and smokes it over mid on, one bounce over the ropes
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, loose start for Guptill, tossed up delivery outside off, Chakabva rocks back and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, Chakabva is cashing in here, a low full toss on the pads from Guptill, he gets forward and whips it to deep mid wicket
Williamson to Cremer, out Caught by Doug Bracewell!! Cremer has done a Sehwag here. The part-timer has broken this stand. Great captaincy from Brendon McCullum. Williamson bowls a juicy full toss on the middle and leg stump, Cremer lines it up as he looks to thrash it over mid on, he miscues it completely and holes out to Bracewell at mid on, ends a gritty stand for Zimbabwe. Cremer c Doug Bracewell b Williamson 26(60) [4s-3]
Williamson to Shingirai, FOUR, Shingirai is going to have some fun here, flighted delivery but too full on middle, Shingirai smokes it over the bowler's head and it purrs away to the boundary straight down the ground
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Chakabva whips it past the fielder at mid wicket who dives over, takes a couple and he gets to his maiden Test fifty, superb effort from Regis
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, flatter ball but slightly short outside off, Shingirai rocks back and flays it to the sweeper cover fence
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, again Vettori bowls this short but on the middle and leg stump, Shingirai rocks back and crunches the pull shot to deep mid wicket
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, FOUR, great innovation shown by Chakabva, back of a length delivery outside off, Chakabva frees his arms and plays the upper-cut over the slips, goes to the third man fence
Chris Martin to Shingirai, out Caught by Watling!! Oh dear, what a tragic way to end a gritty knock. Full ball just outside off and it nips in, Shingirai pokes at it and the thin outside edge is taken by the keeper, the umpire immediately gives it out, Shingirai opted for the review but the decision stays. Shingirai c Watling b Chris Martin 21(34) [4s-3]
Boult to Chakabva, byes, FOUR, full ball but he slides down the leg side, Chakabva lets it go and Watling dives to his left but cannot get there, rolls to fine leg for four byes
Chris Martin to Chakabva, FOUR, elegantly done by Chakabva, full ball on the pads, Chakabva flicks it to deep mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the fence
Chris Martin to Chakabva, out Caught by Brownlie!! That is an excellent catch to end a superb knock from Chakabva. Another five wicket haul for the Phantom. Shortish ball outside off, Chakabva slashes hard at it and it flies over third slip, Brownlie leaps high to his right and plucks it with one hand, super effort from the Phantom as he takes his 10th five wicket haul in Tests. Chakabva c Brownlie b Chris Martin 63(119) [4s-6]
Chris Martin to B Vitori, out Caught by Watling!! The Test is over. History has been created here in Napier. Full ball angled across just outside off, Vitori again pushes at it and Watling takes another catch as he dives to his left, this is an emphatic win for New Zealand and Zimbabwe will be gutted. B Vitori c Watling b Chris Martin 0(1)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Bowled!! The Phantom strikes early. Full ball and it cuts back in off the deck, Mawoyo looks to defend but the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Martin is delighted and Zimbabwe have suffered an early jolt. Mawoyo b Chris Martin 2(7)
Boult to Mutizwa, FOUR, very nicely done by Mutizwa, Boult lands this slightly short and on leg stump, Mutizwa clips it to deep square leg, the timing is spot on and it rolls to the ropes
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, out Bowled!! Martin is on a roll here and Zimbabwe are in big trouble. Full ball and it nips back in, Mutizwa does not get forward confidently as he looks to push it to mid on, the ball sneaks past the gap and crashes into middle and off stump, super bowling this from the Phantom. Mutizwa b Chris Martin 6(11) [4s-1]
Boult to Masakadza, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe are reeling here. Hamilton's painful stay has ended. Full ball angled across and it darts away slightly, gets some extra bounce as Hamilton pushes at it, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up at third slip. Masakadza c Brownlie b Boult 0(16)
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, that will give Taylor some confidence, short and wide delivery from Bracewell outside off, Brendan stands on the crease and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Guptill!! Bracewell has his man in the end. Similar to the previous delivery but this one results in a wicket. Short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor does not move his feet as he looks to square cut it through point, he swishes and gets a thick edge that is snapped up by Guptill at second slip. Brendan Taylor c Guptill b Doug Bracewell 9(18) [4s-1]
Boult to Taibu, out Caught by Brownlie!! NZ are running through Zimbabwe here. Full ball in the channel just outside off, Taibu goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that is snapped up by Brownlie at third slip, this is disaster for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Brownlie b Boult 2(19)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, no run, short of length ball angled across outside off, Waller is rooted to the crease as he looks to square cut it over point, he slashes but the ball goes to the keeper, NZ appeal and the umpire says not out, NZ immediately opt for the review and replays show a mark on hot spot, but the umpire takes a lot of time and in the end, the original decision stays, NZ cannot believe it
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, out Lbw!! Poor judgement from Chakabva. Bracewell lands this delivery on a fuller length and it darts back in sharply, Chakabva does not offer a shot and it hits the back pad, NZ appeal and the umpire gives it out, Chakabva tries in vain to review it, but replays show that the ball was hitting middle stump. Chakabva lbw b Doug Bracewell 3(20)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, much needed boundary for Waller and Zimbabwe, Boult drags this short and wide outside off, Waller stays back on the crease and cracks it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, and again, this is good stuff from Waller, another short and wide delivery outside off, Waller frees his arms and slashes it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, this is great stuff from Waller, Boult overpitches this delivery just outside off, Waller gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Vettori to Cremer, out Lbw!! That is a waste of a review and Zimbabwe sink further. Vettori pushes this quicker delivery through, Cremer is caught back on the crease and plays down the wrong line, gets hit on the pads and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out as Cremer opts for the review, replays show that the ball was hitting the stumps comfortably. Cremer lbw b Vettori 3(23)
Southee to Malcolm Waller, out Caught by Brownlie!! Waller's resistance ends here. Short of a good length ball from Southee and it holds its line outside off, Waller pokes at it and the thick outside edge goes to third slip, Brownlie moves to his left and takes the catch. Malcolm Waller c Brownlie b Southee 23(42) [4s-3]
Southee to Jarvis, no run, short of length ball outside off, Jarvis looks to force it through the off side and the ball just goes past the edge
Southee to Jarvis, out Jarvis Run Out!! Southee angles this one on the pads, he thinks about a single but he hesitates, Bracewell runs in and throws it to Southee, Jarvis puts in the dive but he is well short of the crease as Southee breaks the stumps. Jarvis run out (Doug Bracewell) 0(4)
Southee to B Vitori, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe have been bowled out for their lowest Test score here. Full ball angled across outside off, Vitori goes for the drive and the edge is gobbled up by Brownlie at third slip, New Zealand have just owned Zimbabwe here. B Vitori c Brownlie b Southee 0(3)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Caught by Guptill!! Folks, this is not the first innings that I am typing here. This is the start of the second innings and it is similar to the start of Zimbabwe's first innings. Full ball from the Phantom and it bends back in outside off, Mawoyo gets forward and stabs at it, the thick outside edge flies to Guptill at second slip who gobbles it up, is the Test match headed for a finish today? Mawoyo c Guptill b Chris Martin 2(3)
Chris Martin to Masakadza, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! Hamilton bags a pair in this Test. Martin keeps this delivery on a good length and it moves away slightly outside off, Hamilton pokes at it uncertainly, the thick edge goes to first slip where Brendon McCullum dives to his right and takes it. Masakadza c Brendon McCullum b Chris Martin 0(4)
Chris Martin to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Watling!! The Phantom picks up yet another wicket. Good length ball outside off and moving in a touch, Taylor uncertainly pokes at it and the edge flies to Watling who takes the catch, Zimbabwe are in real strife here. Brendan Taylor c Watling b Chris Martin 2(6)
Chris Martin to Taibu, FOUR, nice way to get off the mark, full ball from Martin but he angles this one in on the pads, Taibu whips it to the deep backward square leg boundary
Chris Martin to Taibu, no run, good length ball that cuts back in sharply on the off stump, Taibu misjudges the swing and offers no shot, he gets forward and the ball thuds into the front pad, NZ appeal for an LBW but the umpire says not out, NZ opt for the review but replays show that the ball just clipped off stump, too much doubt on that and Taibu survives
Doug Bracewell to Taibu, out Caught by Williamson!! What a start after the Tea break. Bracewell lands this short and it rears up on Taibu, he looks to fend it to the leg side, closes the bat face and gets a leading top edge to gully where Williamson takes it, the carnage continues for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Williamson b Doug Bracewell 4(12) [4s-1]
Doug Bracewell to Malcolm Waller, out Lbw!! Oh my, this is really disastrous. It reminds me off the mayhem that took place in Cape Town in 2011. Full ball angling in on middle and it darts back in, Waller is caught on the crease as he plays all around that shot, gets hit on the shins and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out and Waller makes the walk back. Malcolm Waller lbw b Doug Bracewell 0(1)
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, FOUR, again Bracewell overpitches outside off, Mutizwa leans on the front foot and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, FOUR, Mutizwa is going after Martin, shortish ball outside off, Mutizwa swivels and latches onto that length, clubs the pull to the deep mid wicket fence
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, out Caught by Watling!! Mutizwa's resistance has ended here. Full ball around the off stump, moves away a touch as Mutizwa pokes at it, the thick edge is snapped up by Watling and Zimbabwe look like being bowled out for under 50 this time. Mutizwa c Watling b Doug Bracewell 18(50) [4s-2]
Southee to Cremer, FOUR, loose start for Southee, overpitched and on the pads, Cremer uses the wrists nicely and flicks it to the deep square leg fence
Boult to Cremer, no run, catch dropped by Brownlie, oh dear, that is a very disappointing effort from Brownlie, full ball outside off, goes on with the angle as Cremer goes for the drive, gets an outside edge but Brownlie at third slip makes a hash off it
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, poor line from Boult, full ball but he slides onto the pads, Chakabva flicks it to fine leg and it goes away to the fence
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, Boult comes round the wicket and bowls a full ball on the pads, Chakabva whips it to the deep mid wicket fence, he just helped it along the way
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, tossed up delivery and given a lot more air outside off, Cremer charges down the track and hammers it over wide long on, couple of bounces and into the ropes
Vettori to Chakabva, no run, catch dropped by Watling? I dont think so. This one skids through from a good length outside off, Chakabva goes on the backfoot and goes for the cut, gets an under-edge that just goes past the off stump
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, this partnership is really boosting Zimbabwe's moral here, flighted delivery but overpitched just outside off, Cremer gets underneath the delivery and smokes it over mid on, one bounce over the ropes
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, loose start for Guptill, tossed up delivery outside off, Chakabva rocks back and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, Chakabva is cashing in here, a low full toss on the pads from Guptill, he gets forward and whips it to deep mid wicket
Williamson to Cremer, out Caught by Doug Bracewell!! Cremer has done a Sehwag here. The part-timer has broken this stand. Great captaincy from Brendon McCullum. Williamson bowls a juicy full toss on the middle and leg stump, Cremer lines it up as he looks to thrash it over mid on, he miscues it completely and holes out to Bracewell at mid on, ends a gritty stand for Zimbabwe. Cremer c Doug Bracewell b Williamson 26(60) [4s-3]
Williamson to Shingirai, FOUR, Shingirai is going to have some fun here, flighted delivery but too full on middle, Shingirai smokes it over the bowler's head and it purrs away to the boundary straight down the ground
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Chakabva whips it past the fielder at mid wicket who dives over, takes a couple and he gets to his maiden Test fifty, superb effort from Regis
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, flatter ball but slightly short outside off, Shingirai rocks back and flays it to the sweeper cover fence
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, again Vettori bowls this short but on the middle and leg stump, Shingirai rocks back and crunches the pull shot to deep mid wicket
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, FOUR, great innovation shown by Chakabva, back of a length delivery outside off, Chakabva frees his arms and plays the upper-cut over the slips, goes to the third man fence
Chris Martin to Shingirai, out Caught by Watling!! Oh dear, what a tragic way to end a gritty knock. Full ball just outside off and it nips in, Shingirai pokes at it and the thin outside edge is taken by the keeper, the umpire immediately gives it out, Shingirai opted for the review but the decision stays. Shingirai c Watling b Chris Martin 21(34) [4s-3]
Boult to Chakabva, byes, FOUR, full ball but he slides down the leg side, Chakabva lets it go and Watling dives to his left but cannot get there, rolls to fine leg for four byes
Chris Martin to Chakabva, FOUR, elegantly done by Chakabva, full ball on the pads, Chakabva flicks it to deep mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the fence
Chris Martin to Chakabva, out Caught by Brownlie!! That is an excellent catch to end a superb knock from Chakabva. Another five wicket haul for the Phantom. Shortish ball outside off, Chakabva slashes hard at it and it flies over third slip, Brownlie leaps high to his right and plucks it with one hand, super effort from the Phantom as he takes his 10th five wicket haul in Tests. Chakabva c Brownlie b Chris Martin 63(119) [4s-6]
Chris Martin to B Vitori, out Caught by Watling!! The Test is over. History has been created here in Napier. Full ball angled across just outside off, Vitori again pushes at it and Watling takes another catch as he dives to his left, this is an emphatic win for New Zealand and Zimbabwe will be gutted. B Vitori c Watling b Chris Martin 0(1)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Bowled!! The Phantom strikes early. Full ball and it cuts back in off the deck, Mawoyo looks to defend but the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Martin is delighted and Zimbabwe have suffered an early jolt. Mawoyo b Chris Martin 2(7)
Boult to Mutizwa, FOUR, very nicely done by Mutizwa, Boult lands this slightly short and on leg stump, Mutizwa clips it to deep square leg, the timing is spot on and it rolls to the ropes
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, out Bowled!! Martin is on a roll here and Zimbabwe are in big trouble. Full ball and it nips back in, Mutizwa does not get forward confidently as he looks to push it to mid on, the ball sneaks past the gap and crashes into middle and off stump, super bowling this from the Phantom. Mutizwa b Chris Martin 6(11) [4s-1]
Boult to Masakadza, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe are reeling here. Hamilton's painful stay has ended. Full ball angled across and it darts away slightly, gets some extra bounce as Hamilton pushes at it, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up at third slip. Masakadza c Brownlie b Boult 0(16)
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, that will give Taylor some confidence, short and wide delivery from Bracewell outside off, Brendan stands on the crease and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Guptill!! Bracewell has his man in the end. Similar to the previous delivery but this one results in a wicket. Short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor does not move his feet as he looks to square cut it through point, he swishes and gets a thick edge that is snapped up by Guptill at second slip. Brendan Taylor c Guptill b Doug Bracewell 9(18) [4s-1]
Boult to Taibu, out Caught by Brownlie!! NZ are running through Zimbabwe here. Full ball in the channel just outside off, Taibu goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that is snapped up by Brownlie at third slip, this is disaster for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Brownlie b Boult 2(19)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, no run, short of length ball angled across outside off, Waller is rooted to the crease as he looks to square cut it over point, he slashes but the ball goes to the keeper, NZ appeal and the umpire says not out, NZ immediately opt for the review and replays show a mark on hot spot, but the umpire takes a lot of time and in the end, the original decision stays, NZ cannot believe it
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, out Lbw!! Poor judgement from Chakabva. Bracewell lands this delivery on a fuller length and it darts back in sharply, Chakabva does not offer a shot and it hits the back pad, NZ appeal and the umpire gives it out, Chakabva tries in vain to review it, but replays show that the ball was hitting middle stump. Chakabva lbw b Doug Bracewell 3(20)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, much needed boundary for Waller and Zimbabwe, Boult drags this short and wide outside off, Waller stays back on the crease and cracks it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, and again, this is good stuff from Waller, another short and wide delivery outside off, Waller frees his arms and slashes it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, this is great stuff from Waller, Boult overpitches this delivery just outside off, Waller gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Vettori to Cremer, out Lbw!! That is a waste of a review and Zimbabwe sink further. Vettori pushes this quicker delivery through, Cremer is caught back on the crease and plays down the wrong line, gets hit on the pads and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out as Cremer opts for the review, replays show that the ball was hitting the stumps comfortably. Cremer lbw b Vettori 3(23)
Southee to Malcolm Waller, out Caught by Brownlie!! Waller's resistance ends here. Short of a good length ball from Southee and it holds its line outside off, Waller pokes at it and the thick outside edge goes to third slip, Brownlie moves to his left and takes the catch. Malcolm Waller c Brownlie b Southee 23(42) [4s-3]
Southee to Jarvis, no run, short of length ball outside off, Jarvis looks to force it through the off side and the ball just goes past the edge
Southee to Jarvis, out Jarvis Run Out!! Southee angles this one on the pads, he thinks about a single but he hesitates, Bracewell runs in and throws it to Southee, Jarvis puts in the dive but he is well short of the crease as Southee breaks the stumps. Jarvis run out (Doug Bracewell) 0(4)
Southee to B Vitori, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe have been bowled out for their lowest Test score here. Full ball angled across outside off, Vitori goes for the drive and the edge is gobbled up by Brownlie at third slip, New Zealand have just owned Zimbabwe here. B Vitori c Brownlie b Southee 0(3)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Caught by Guptill!! Folks, this is not the first innings that I am typing here. This is the start of the second innings and it is similar to the start of Zimbabwe's first innings. Full ball from the Phantom and it bends back in outside off, Mawoyo gets forward and stabs at it, the thick outside edge flies to Guptill at second slip who gobbles it up, is the Test match headed for a finish today? Mawoyo c Guptill b Chris Martin 2(3)
Chris Martin to Masakadza, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! Hamilton bags a pair in this Test. Martin keeps this delivery on a good length and it moves away slightly outside off, Hamilton pokes at it uncertainly, the thick edge goes to first slip where Brendon McCullum dives to his right and takes it. Masakadza c Brendon McCullum b Chris Martin 0(4)
Chris Martin to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Watling!! The Phantom picks up yet another wicket. Good length ball outside off and moving in a touch, Taylor uncertainly pokes at it and the edge flies to Watling who takes the catch, Zimbabwe are in real strife here. Brendan Taylor c Watling b Chris Martin 2(6)
Chris Martin to Taibu, FOUR, nice way to get off the mark, full ball from Martin but he angles this one in on the pads, Taibu whips it to the deep backward square leg boundary
Chris Martin to Taibu, no run, good length ball that cuts back in sharply on the off stump, Taibu misjudges the swing and offers no shot, he gets forward and the ball thuds into the front pad, NZ appeal for an LBW but the umpire says not out, NZ opt for the review but replays show that the ball just clipped off stump, too much doubt on that and Taibu survives
Doug Bracewell to Taibu, out Caught by Williamson!! What a start after the Tea break. Bracewell lands this short and it rears up on Taibu, he looks to fend it to the leg side, closes the bat face and gets a leading top edge to gully where Williamson takes it, the carnage continues for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Williamson b Doug Bracewell 4(12) [4s-1]
Doug Bracewell to Malcolm Waller, out Lbw!! Oh my, this is really disastrous. It reminds me off the mayhem that took place in Cape Town in 2011. Full ball angling in on middle and it darts back in, Waller is caught on the crease as he plays all around that shot, gets hit on the shins and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out and Waller makes the walk back. Malcolm Waller lbw b Doug Bracewell 0(1)
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, FOUR, again Bracewell overpitches outside off, Mutizwa leans on the front foot and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, FOUR, Mutizwa is going after Martin, shortish ball outside off, Mutizwa swivels and latches onto that length, clubs the pull to the deep mid wicket fence
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, out Caught by Watling!! Mutizwa's resistance has ended here. Full ball around the off stump, moves away a touch as Mutizwa pokes at it, the thick edge is snapped up by Watling and Zimbabwe look like being bowled out for under 50 this time. Mutizwa c Watling b Doug Bracewell 18(50) [4s-2]
Southee to Cremer, FOUR, loose start for Southee, overpitched and on the pads, Cremer uses the wrists nicely and flicks it to the deep square leg fence
Boult to Cremer, no run, catch dropped by Brownlie, oh dear, that is a very disappointing effort from Brownlie, full ball outside off, goes on with the angle as Cremer goes for the drive, gets an outside edge but Brownlie at third slip makes a hash off it
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, poor line from Boult, full ball but he slides onto the pads, Chakabva flicks it to fine leg and it goes away to the fence
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, Boult comes round the wicket and bowls a full ball on the pads, Chakabva whips it to the deep mid wicket fence, he just helped it along the way
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, tossed up delivery and given a lot more air outside off, Cremer charges down the track and hammers it over wide long on, couple of bounces and into the ropes
Vettori to Chakabva, no run, catch dropped by Watling? I dont think so. This one skids through from a good length outside off, Chakabva goes on the backfoot and goes for the cut, gets an under-edge that just goes past the off stump
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, this partnership is really boosting Zimbabwe's moral here, flighted delivery but overpitched just outside off, Cremer gets underneath the delivery and smokes it over mid on, one bounce over the ropes
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, loose start for Guptill, tossed up delivery outside off, Chakabva rocks back and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, Chakabva is cashing in here, a low full toss on the pads from Guptill, he gets forward and whips it to deep mid wicket
Williamson to Cremer, out Caught by Doug Bracewell!! Cremer has done a Sehwag here. The part-timer has broken this stand. Great captaincy from Brendon McCullum. Williamson bowls a juicy full toss on the middle and leg stump, Cremer lines it up as he looks to thrash it over mid on, he miscues it completely and holes out to Bracewell at mid on, ends a gritty stand for Zimbabwe. Cremer c Doug Bracewell b Williamson 26(60) [4s-3]
Williamson to Shingirai, FOUR, Shingirai is going to have some fun here, flighted delivery but too full on middle, Shingirai smokes it over the bowler's head and it purrs away to the boundary straight down the ground
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Chakabva whips it past the fielder at mid wicket who dives over, takes a couple and he gets to his maiden Test fifty, superb effort from Regis
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, flatter ball but slightly short outside off, Shingirai rocks back and flays it to the sweeper cover fence
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, again Vettori bowls this short but on the middle and leg stump, Shingirai rocks back and crunches the pull shot to deep mid wicket
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, FOUR, great innovation shown by Chakabva, back of a length delivery outside off, Chakabva frees his arms and plays the upper-cut over the slips, goes to the third man fence
Chris Martin to Shingirai, out Caught by Watling!! Oh dear, what a tragic way to end a gritty knock. Full ball just outside off and it nips in, Shingirai pokes at it and the thin outside edge is taken by the keeper, the umpire immediately gives it out, Shingirai opted for the review but the decision stays. Shingirai c Watling b Chris Martin 21(34) [4s-3]
Boult to Chakabva, byes, FOUR, full ball but he slides down the leg side, Chakabva lets it go and Watling dives to his left but cannot get there, rolls to fine leg for four byes
Chris Martin to Chakabva, FOUR, elegantly done by Chakabva, full ball on the pads, Chakabva flicks it to deep mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the fence
Chris Martin to Chakabva, out Caught by Brownlie!! That is an excellent catch to end a superb knock from Chakabva. Another five wicket haul for the Phantom. Shortish ball outside off, Chakabva slashes hard at it and it flies over third slip, Brownlie leaps high to his right and plucks it with one hand, super effort from the Phantom as he takes his 10th five wicket haul in Tests. Chakabva c Brownlie b Chris Martin 63(119) [4s-6]
Chris Martin to B Vitori, out Caught by Watling!! The Test is over. History has been created here in Napier. Full ball angled across just outside off, Vitori again pushes at it and Watling takes another catch as he dives to his left, this is an emphatic win for New Zealand and Zimbabwe will be gutted. B Vitori c Watling b Chris Martin 0(1)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Bowled!! The Phantom strikes early. Full ball and it cuts back in off the deck, Mawoyo looks to defend but the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Martin is delighted and Zimbabwe have suffered an early jolt. Mawoyo b Chris Martin 2(7)
Boult to Mutizwa, FOUR, very nicely done by Mutizwa, Boult lands this slightly short and on leg stump, Mutizwa clips it to deep square leg, the timing is spot on and it rolls to the ropes
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, out Bowled!! Martin is on a roll here and Zimbabwe are in big trouble. Full ball and it nips back in, Mutizwa does not get forward confidently as he looks to push it to mid on, the ball sneaks past the gap and crashes into middle and off stump, super bowling this from the Phantom. Mutizwa b Chris Martin 6(11) [4s-1]
Boult to Masakadza, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe are reeling here. Hamilton's painful stay has ended. Full ball angled across and it darts away slightly, gets some extra bounce as Hamilton pushes at it, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up at third slip. Masakadza c Brownlie b Boult 0(16)
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, that will give Taylor some confidence, short and wide delivery from Bracewell outside off, Brendan stands on the crease and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Guptill!! Bracewell has his man in the end. Similar to the previous delivery but this one results in a wicket. Short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor does not move his feet as he looks to square cut it through point, he swishes and gets a thick edge that is snapped up by Guptill at second slip. Brendan Taylor c Guptill b Doug Bracewell 9(18) [4s-1]
Boult to Taibu, out Caught by Brownlie!! NZ are running through Zimbabwe here. Full ball in the channel just outside off, Taibu goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that is snapped up by Brownlie at third slip, this is disaster for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Brownlie b Boult 2(19)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, no run, short of length ball angled across outside off, Waller is rooted to the crease as he looks to square cut it over point, he slashes but the ball goes to the keeper, NZ appeal and the umpire says not out, NZ immediately opt for the review and replays show a mark on hot spot, but the umpire takes a lot of time and in the end, the original decision stays, NZ cannot believe it
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, out Lbw!! Poor judgement from Chakabva. Bracewell lands this delivery on a fuller length and it darts back in sharply, Chakabva does not offer a shot and it hits the back pad, NZ appeal and the umpire gives it out, Chakabva tries in vain to review it, but replays show that the ball was hitting middle stump. Chakabva lbw b Doug Bracewell 3(20)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, much needed boundary for Waller and Zimbabwe, Boult drags this short and wide outside off, Waller stays back on the crease and cracks it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, and again, this is good stuff from Waller, another short and wide delivery outside off, Waller frees his arms and slashes it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, this is great stuff from Waller, Boult overpitches this delivery just outside off, Waller gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Vettori to Cremer, out Lbw!! That is a waste of a review and Zimbabwe sink further. Vettori pushes this quicker delivery through, Cremer is caught back on the crease and plays down the wrong line, gets hit on the pads and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out as Cremer opts for the review, replays show that the ball was hitting the stumps comfortably. Cremer lbw b Vettori 3(23)
Southee to Malcolm Waller, out Caught by Brownlie!! Waller's resistance ends here. Short of a good length ball from Southee and it holds its line outside off, Waller pokes at it and the thick outside edge goes to third slip, Brownlie moves to his left and takes the catch. Malcolm Waller c Brownlie b Southee 23(42) [4s-3]
Southee to Jarvis, no run, short of length ball outside off, Jarvis looks to force it through the off side and the ball just goes past the edge
Southee to Jarvis, out Jarvis Run Out!! Southee angles this one on the pads, he thinks about a single but he hesitates, Bracewell runs in and throws it to Southee, Jarvis puts in the dive but he is well short of the crease as Southee breaks the stumps. Jarvis run out (Doug Bracewell) 0(4)
Southee to B Vitori, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe have been bowled out for their lowest Test score here. Full ball angled across outside off, Vitori goes for the drive and the edge is gobbled up by Brownlie at third slip, New Zealand have just owned Zimbabwe here. B Vitori c Brownlie b Southee 0(3)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Caught by Guptill!! Folks, this is not the first innings that I am typing here. This is the start of the second innings and it is similar to the start of Zimbabwe's first innings. Full ball from the Phantom and it bends back in outside off, Mawoyo gets forward and stabs at it, the thick outside edge flies to Guptill at second slip who gobbles it up, is the Test match headed for a finish today? Mawoyo c Guptill b Chris Martin 2(3)
Chris Martin to Masakadza, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! Hamilton bags a pair in this Test. Martin keeps this delivery on a good length and it moves away slightly outside off, Hamilton pokes at it uncertainly, the thick edge goes to first slip where Brendon McCullum dives to his right and takes it. Masakadza c Brendon McCullum b Chris Martin 0(4)
Chris Martin to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Watling!! The Phantom picks up yet another wicket. Good length ball outside off and moving in a touch, Taylor uncertainly pokes at it and the edge flies to Watling who takes the catch, Zimbabwe are in real strife here. Brendan Taylor c Watling b Chris Martin 2(6)
Chris Martin to Taibu, FOUR, nice way to get off the mark, full ball from Martin but he angles this one in on the pads, Taibu whips it to the deep backward square leg boundary
Chris Martin to Taibu, no run, good length ball that cuts back in sharply on the off stump, Taibu misjudges the swing and offers no shot, he gets forward and the ball thuds into the front pad, NZ appeal for an LBW but the umpire says not out, NZ opt for the review but replays show that the ball just clipped off stump, too much doubt on that and Taibu survives
Doug Bracewell to Taibu, out Caught by Williamson!! What a start after the Tea break. Bracewell lands this short and it rears up on Taibu, he looks to fend it to the leg side, closes the bat face and gets a leading top edge to gully where Williamson takes it, the carnage continues for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Williamson b Doug Bracewell 4(12) [4s-1]
Doug Bracewell to Malcolm Waller, out Lbw!! Oh my, this is really disastrous. It reminds me off the mayhem that took place in Cape Town in 2011. Full ball angling in on middle and it darts back in, Waller is caught on the crease as he plays all around that shot, gets hit on the shins and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out and Waller makes the walk back. Malcolm Waller lbw b Doug Bracewell 0(1)
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, FOUR, again Bracewell overpitches outside off, Mutizwa leans on the front foot and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, FOUR, Mutizwa is going after Martin, shortish ball outside off, Mutizwa swivels and latches onto that length, clubs the pull to the deep mid wicket fence
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, out Caught by Watling!! Mutizwa's resistance has ended here. Full ball around the off stump, moves away a touch as Mutizwa pokes at it, the thick edge is snapped up by Watling and Zimbabwe look like being bowled out for under 50 this time. Mutizwa c Watling b Doug Bracewell 18(50) [4s-2]
Southee to Cremer, FOUR, loose start for Southee, overpitched and on the pads, Cremer uses the wrists nicely and flicks it to the deep square leg fence
Boult to Cremer, no run, catch dropped by Brownlie, oh dear, that is a very disappointing effort from Brownlie, full ball outside off, goes on with the angle as Cremer goes for the drive, gets an outside edge but Brownlie at third slip makes a hash off it
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, poor line from Boult, full ball but he slides onto the pads, Chakabva flicks it to fine leg and it goes away to the fence
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, Boult comes round the wicket and bowls a full ball on the pads, Chakabva whips it to the deep mid wicket fence, he just helped it along the way
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, tossed up delivery and given a lot more air outside off, Cremer charges down the track and hammers it over wide long on, couple of bounces and into the ropes
Vettori to Chakabva, no run, catch dropped by Watling? I dont think so. This one skids through from a good length outside off, Chakabva goes on the backfoot and goes for the cut, gets an under-edge that just goes past the off stump
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, this partnership is really boosting Zimbabwe's moral here, flighted delivery but overpitched just outside off, Cremer gets underneath the delivery and smokes it over mid on, one bounce over the ropes
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, loose start for Guptill, tossed up delivery outside off, Chakabva rocks back and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, Chakabva is cashing in here, a low full toss on the pads from Guptill, he gets forward and whips it to deep mid wicket
Williamson to Cremer, out Caught by Doug Bracewell!! Cremer has done a Sehwag here. The part-timer has broken this stand. Great captaincy from Brendon McCullum. Williamson bowls a juicy full toss on the middle and leg stump, Cremer lines it up as he looks to thrash it over mid on, he miscues it completely and holes out to Bracewell at mid on, ends a gritty stand for Zimbabwe. Cremer c Doug Bracewell b Williamson 26(60) [4s-3]
Williamson to Shingirai, FOUR, Shingirai is going to have some fun here, flighted delivery but too full on middle, Shingirai smokes it over the bowler's head and it purrs away to the boundary straight down the ground
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Chakabva whips it past the fielder at mid wicket who dives over, takes a couple and he gets to his maiden Test fifty, superb effort from Regis
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, flatter ball but slightly short outside off, Shingirai rocks back and flays it to the sweeper cover fence
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, again Vettori bowls this short but on the middle and leg stump, Shingirai rocks back and crunches the pull shot to deep mid wicket
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, FOUR, great innovation shown by Chakabva, back of a length delivery outside off, Chakabva frees his arms and plays the upper-cut over the slips, goes to the third man fence
Chris Martin to Shingirai, out Caught by Watling!! Oh dear, what a tragic way to end a gritty knock. Full ball just outside off and it nips in, Shingirai pokes at it and the thin outside edge is taken by the keeper, the umpire immediately gives it out, Shingirai opted for the review but the decision stays. Shingirai c Watling b Chris Martin 21(34) [4s-3]
Boult to Chakabva, byes, FOUR, full ball but he slides down the leg side, Chakabva lets it go and Watling dives to his left but cannot get there, rolls to fine leg for four byes
Chris Martin to Chakabva, FOUR, elegantly done by Chakabva, full ball on the pads, Chakabva flicks it to deep mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the fence
Chris Martin to Chakabva, out Caught by Brownlie!! That is an excellent catch to end a superb knock from Chakabva. Another five wicket haul for the Phantom. Shortish ball outside off, Chakabva slashes hard at it and it flies over third slip, Brownlie leaps high to his right and plucks it with one hand, super effort from the Phantom as he takes his 10th five wicket haul in Tests. Chakabva c Brownlie b Chris Martin 63(119) [4s-6]
Chris Martin to B Vitori, out Caught by Watling!! The Test is over. History has been created here in Napier. Full ball angled across just outside off, Vitori again pushes at it and Watling takes another catch as he dives to his left, this is an emphatic win for New Zealand and Zimbabwe will be gutted. B Vitori c Watling b Chris Martin 0(1)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Bowled!! The Phantom strikes early. Full ball and it cuts back in off the deck, Mawoyo looks to defend but the ball sneaks past the gap between bat and pad, the ball hits the top of middle stump, Martin is delighted and Zimbabwe have suffered an early jolt. Mawoyo b Chris Martin 2(7)
Boult to Mutizwa, FOUR, very nicely done by Mutizwa, Boult lands this slightly short and on leg stump, Mutizwa clips it to deep square leg, the timing is spot on and it rolls to the ropes
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, out Bowled!! Martin is on a roll here and Zimbabwe are in big trouble. Full ball and it nips back in, Mutizwa does not get forward confidently as he looks to push it to mid on, the ball sneaks past the gap and crashes into middle and off stump, super bowling this from the Phantom. Mutizwa b Chris Martin 6(11) [4s-1]
Boult to Masakadza, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe are reeling here. Hamilton's painful stay has ended. Full ball angled across and it darts away slightly, gets some extra bounce as Hamilton pushes at it, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up at third slip. Masakadza c Brownlie b Boult 0(16)
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, that will give Taylor some confidence, short and wide delivery from Bracewell outside off, Brendan stands on the crease and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence
Doug Bracewell to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Guptill!! Bracewell has his man in the end. Similar to the previous delivery but this one results in a wicket. Short and wide delivery outside off, Taylor does not move his feet as he looks to square cut it through point, he swishes and gets a thick edge that is snapped up by Guptill at second slip. Brendan Taylor c Guptill b Doug Bracewell 9(18) [4s-1]
Boult to Taibu, out Caught by Brownlie!! NZ are running through Zimbabwe here. Full ball in the channel just outside off, Taibu goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that is snapped up by Brownlie at third slip, this is disaster for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Brownlie b Boult 2(19)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, no run, short of length ball angled across outside off, Waller is rooted to the crease as he looks to square cut it over point, he slashes but the ball goes to the keeper, NZ appeal and the umpire says not out, NZ immediately opt for the review and replays show a mark on hot spot, but the umpire takes a lot of time and in the end, the original decision stays, NZ cannot believe it
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, out Lbw!! Poor judgement from Chakabva. Bracewell lands this delivery on a fuller length and it darts back in sharply, Chakabva does not offer a shot and it hits the back pad, NZ appeal and the umpire gives it out, Chakabva tries in vain to review it, but replays show that the ball was hitting middle stump. Chakabva lbw b Doug Bracewell 3(20)
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, much needed boundary for Waller and Zimbabwe, Boult drags this short and wide outside off, Waller stays back on the crease and cracks it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, and again, this is good stuff from Waller, another short and wide delivery outside off, Waller frees his arms and slashes it to the deep backward point fence
Boult to Malcolm Waller, FOUR, this is great stuff from Waller, Boult overpitches this delivery just outside off, Waller gets forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Vettori to Cremer, out Lbw!! That is a waste of a review and Zimbabwe sink further. Vettori pushes this quicker delivery through, Cremer is caught back on the crease and plays down the wrong line, gets hit on the pads and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out as Cremer opts for the review, replays show that the ball was hitting the stumps comfortably. Cremer lbw b Vettori 3(23)
Southee to Malcolm Waller, out Caught by Brownlie!! Waller's resistance ends here. Short of a good length ball from Southee and it holds its line outside off, Waller pokes at it and the thick outside edge goes to third slip, Brownlie moves to his left and takes the catch. Malcolm Waller c Brownlie b Southee 23(42) [4s-3]
Southee to Jarvis, no run, short of length ball outside off, Jarvis looks to force it through the off side and the ball just goes past the edge
Southee to Jarvis, out Jarvis Run Out!! Southee angles this one on the pads, he thinks about a single but he hesitates, Bracewell runs in and throws it to Southee, Jarvis puts in the dive but he is well short of the crease as Southee breaks the stumps. Jarvis run out (Doug Bracewell) 0(4)
Southee to B Vitori, out Caught by Brownlie!! Zimbabwe have been bowled out for their lowest Test score here. Full ball angled across outside off, Vitori goes for the drive and the edge is gobbled up by Brownlie at third slip, New Zealand have just owned Zimbabwe here. B Vitori c Brownlie b Southee 0(3)
Chris Martin to Mawoyo, out Caught by Guptill!! Folks, this is not the first innings that I am typing here. This is the start of the second innings and it is similar to the start of Zimbabwe's first innings. Full ball from the Phantom and it bends back in outside off, Mawoyo gets forward and stabs at it, the thick outside edge flies to Guptill at second slip who gobbles it up, is the Test match headed for a finish today? Mawoyo c Guptill b Chris Martin 2(3)
Chris Martin to Masakadza, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! Hamilton bags a pair in this Test. Martin keeps this delivery on a good length and it moves away slightly outside off, Hamilton pokes at it uncertainly, the thick edge goes to first slip where Brendon McCullum dives to his right and takes it. Masakadza c Brendon McCullum b Chris Martin 0(4)
Chris Martin to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Watling!! The Phantom picks up yet another wicket. Good length ball outside off and moving in a touch, Taylor uncertainly pokes at it and the edge flies to Watling who takes the catch, Zimbabwe are in real strife here. Brendan Taylor c Watling b Chris Martin 2(6)
Chris Martin to Taibu, FOUR, nice way to get off the mark, full ball from Martin but he angles this one in on the pads, Taibu whips it to the deep backward square leg boundary
Chris Martin to Taibu, no run, good length ball that cuts back in sharply on the off stump, Taibu misjudges the swing and offers no shot, he gets forward and the ball thuds into the front pad, NZ appeal for an LBW but the umpire says not out, NZ opt for the review but replays show that the ball just clipped off stump, too much doubt on that and Taibu survives
Doug Bracewell to Taibu, out Caught by Williamson!! What a start after the Tea break. Bracewell lands this short and it rears up on Taibu, he looks to fend it to the leg side, closes the bat face and gets a leading top edge to gully where Williamson takes it, the carnage continues for Zimbabwe. Taibu c Williamson b Doug Bracewell 4(12) [4s-1]
Doug Bracewell to Malcolm Waller, out Lbw!! Oh my, this is really disastrous. It reminds me off the mayhem that took place in Cape Town in 2011. Full ball angling in on middle and it darts back in, Waller is caught on the crease as he plays all around that shot, gets hit on the shins and NZ appeal, the umpire gives it out and Waller makes the walk back. Malcolm Waller lbw b Doug Bracewell 0(1)
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, FOUR, again Bracewell overpitches outside off, Mutizwa leans on the front foot and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence
Chris Martin to Mutizwa, FOUR, Mutizwa is going after Martin, shortish ball outside off, Mutizwa swivels and latches onto that length, clubs the pull to the deep mid wicket fence
Doug Bracewell to Mutizwa, out Caught by Watling!! Mutizwa's resistance has ended here. Full ball around the off stump, moves away a touch as Mutizwa pokes at it, the thick edge is snapped up by Watling and Zimbabwe look like being bowled out for under 50 this time. Mutizwa c Watling b Doug Bracewell 18(50) [4s-2]
Southee to Cremer, FOUR, loose start for Southee, overpitched and on the pads, Cremer uses the wrists nicely and flicks it to the deep square leg fence
Boult to Cremer, no run, catch dropped by Brownlie, oh dear, that is a very disappointing effort from Brownlie, full ball outside off, goes on with the angle as Cremer goes for the drive, gets an outside edge but Brownlie at third slip makes a hash off it
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, poor line from Boult, full ball but he slides onto the pads, Chakabva flicks it to fine leg and it goes away to the fence
Boult to Chakabva, FOUR, Boult comes round the wicket and bowls a full ball on the pads, Chakabva whips it to the deep mid wicket fence, he just helped it along the way
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, tossed up delivery and given a lot more air outside off, Cremer charges down the track and hammers it over wide long on, couple of bounces and into the ropes
Vettori to Chakabva, no run, catch dropped by Watling? I dont think so. This one skids through from a good length outside off, Chakabva goes on the backfoot and goes for the cut, gets an under-edge that just goes past the off stump
Vettori to Cremer, FOUR, this partnership is really boosting Zimbabwe's moral here, flighted delivery but overpitched just outside off, Cremer gets underneath the delivery and smokes it over mid on, one bounce over the ropes
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, loose start for Guptill, tossed up delivery outside off, Chakabva rocks back and laces the drive to the sweeper cover fence
Guptill to Chakabva, FOUR, Chakabva is cashing in here, a low full toss on the pads from Guptill, he gets forward and whips it to deep mid wicket
Williamson to Cremer, out Caught by Doug Bracewell!! Cremer has done a Sehwag here. The part-timer has broken this stand. Great captaincy from Brendon McCullum. Williamson bowls a juicy full toss on the middle and leg stump, Cremer lines it up as he looks to thrash it over mid on, he miscues it completely and holes out to Bracewell at mid on, ends a gritty stand for Zimbabwe. Cremer c Doug Bracewell b Williamson 26(60) [4s-3]
Williamson to Shingirai, FOUR, Shingirai is going to have some fun here, flighted delivery but too full on middle, Shingirai smokes it over the bowler's head and it purrs away to the boundary straight down the ground
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Chakabva whips it past the fielder at mid wicket who dives over, takes a couple and he gets to his maiden Test fifty, superb effort from Regis
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, flatter ball but slightly short outside off, Shingirai rocks back and flays it to the sweeper cover fence
Vettori to Shingirai, FOUR, again Vettori bowls this short but on the middle and leg stump, Shingirai rocks back and crunches the pull shot to deep mid wicket
Doug Bracewell to Chakabva, FOUR, great innovation shown by Chakabva, back of a length delivery outside off, Chakabva frees his arms and plays the upper-cut over the slips, goes to the third man fence
Chris Martin to Shingirai, out Caught by Watling!! Oh dear, what a tragic way to end a gritty knock. Full ball just outside off and it nips in, Shingirai pokes at it and the thin outside edge is taken by the keeper, the umpire immediately gives it out, Shingirai opted for the review but the decision stays. Shingirai c Watling b Chris Martin 21(34) [4s-3]
Boult to Chakabva, byes, FOUR, full ball but he slides down the leg side, Chakabva lets it go and Watling dives to his left but cannot get there, rolls to fine leg for four byes
Chris Martin to Chakabva, FOUR, elegantly done by Chakabva, full ball on the pads, Chakabva flicks it to deep mid wicket and the ball purrs away to the fence
Chris Martin to Chakabva, out Caught by Brownlie!! That is an excellent catch to end a superb knock from Chakabva. Another five wicket haul for the Phantom. Shortish ball outside off, Chakabva slashes hard at it and it flies over third slip, Brownlie leaps high to his right and plucks it with one hand, super effort from the Phantom as he takes his 10th five wicket haul in Tests. Chakabva c Brownlie b Chris Martin 63(119) [4s-6]
Chris Martin to B Vitori, out Caught by Watling!! The Test is over. History has been created here in Napier. Full ball angled across just outside off, Vitori again pushes at it and Watling takes another catch as he dives to his left, this is an emphatic win for New Zealand and Zimbabwe will be gutted. B Vitori c Watling b Chris Martin 0(1)


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