New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI
New Zealand bounces back in New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI in first ODI Zimbabwe chase 300+ target and shocked the world as ranked 11 team in ICC ranking can tackle any situation in cricket but in 2nd ODI game were totally change by New Zealand openers.
Zimbabwe fall to the lowest of 68 for 5 before Sikandar Raza’s did his 3rd ODI century ensured they are ready to play out 50 over’s and reached total of 235. It seems to be fighting total at that end, but it establish completely insufficient, as New Zealand’s openers chase that target by themselves, against a modest show of aggression on a pitch that seemed to have lost all the help it had provided the bowlers in the morning. Tom Latham made his 1st ODI century, Martin Guptill his 8th, and New Zealand coasted home with 46 balls to spare to level the series 1-1.
Openers start innings slowly New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI in 2nd innings, because they know that target is no far away from there and they have all wickets in hand. On the new ball Christopher Mpofu beat outside edge early and struck him on back thigh, this was the only problem for New Zealand with new ball. Spin bowling applied in the 8th over start by Sean Williams that release any impression of pressure there may have been, as Guptill stopped two wide long hops to the cover point boundary in his 1st over.
Cremer as leg break bowler long-ago Guptill’s outside edge with his second ball, but the openers afford him to play carefully, got singles and wait for bad ball for them. From 11th to 20th over they made 43 runs without any tension with only a couple of boundaries. New Zealand picked up speed in 21st to 30th over’s, in which they got 7 fours and Guptill complete his 4000 runs in ODI, Latham hit a glorious six.
When they reached 40 over mark both batsmen’s cross three figure innings and at that place New Zealand were need only 19 runs in 10 over’s to win. Guptill hit skywalk hit to the Cremer and New Zealand got victory in next over as like in first ODI where Zimbabwe wins comes up with courtesy of Nathan McCullum wide and now it was Willam’s turn give that favor.
New Zealand only needed 43 overs to chase that 235 in New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI, they chase target quickly, and do not bother Raza Hasan’s unbeaten 100.Raza comes in game in difficult situation for Zimbabwe and rescue them with 60 runs partnership with Williams in 6th wicket and 89 runs partnership with Tinashe Panyangara for the 9th Wicket.
Raza got two chances from New Zealand fielders, who drop him on 16 runs by Latham stands on deep square leg. The ball just touches the fingertips as he leaped backwards at full stretch it would have been a far simpler chance had he stood back on the rope. Raza was on 67 – and Zimbabwe 182 for 8, when alternate Ben Wheeler dived forward at cover and dropped him off Kane Williamson.
At the time of toss in New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI, Williamson shared he had found it difficult to predict how pitches at the Harare Sports Club would behave. Accordingly, he shuffled his bowlers around early on, trying to work out how much help each would get. It was quickly apparent there would be something in it for everyone.
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Zimbabwe’s innings in New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI look alike it would be finish at any moment, Sodhi & McCullum struck in consecutive over’s to leave them eight down in the 37th over. But Raza was the only man who counter punched, lofting McCullum for a straight six, paddling Sodhi to the fine-leg boundary, and lifting McClenaghan inside out over mid off. Panyangara kept things simple at his end, taking no risks and giving Raza the strike when he could, and slowly grew in confidence, enough to smack Henry straight back over his head when he bowled a slower one right in his slot.
By the time he was run out in New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI while trying to sneak a second run off the last ball of the innings, Panyangara had made 33. It was as much as he had scored in his last eight ODI innings put together.