New Zealand win the third odi against Zimbabwe by 38 runs. After losing the first ODI New Zealand won the other two and win the three match ODI series 2-1.
After winning the toss the Zimbabwe Skipper put New Zealand to bat first, Batting first New zealand post a respectable total of 27 runs 273/6 in there given 50 overs, Openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham build an Opening partnership of 44 runs before Tom Latham was out caught by Creamer of John Nyumbu’s ball.
New Zealand Skipper Kane Williamson was the hieghet run getter for the New Zealand side as he scored 90 runs off 109 balls, He was out caught by C Ervine of John Nyumbu’s ball. His innings of 90 runs include 8 fours and a massive six.
Martin Guptill was the second hieghest run getter with 42 runs of 50 balls, his innings include 6 fours and was dismissed by creamer. Grant Elliot, James Neesham, Nathan Mccullum too got starts but was not able to get them converted into big scores.
Batting Second Zimbabwe managed just 235 runs on the loss of 10 wickets and lost the match by 38 runs. Sean Williams was the hieghest run getter from the Zimbabwe side as he got 63 runs but was not able to led his side to a win .
Mitchell Mcclenaghan got three wickets and Ish Sodhi got 2 wickets, while Nathan Mccullum, James Neesham and Kane williamson got a wicket each
Williamson: ‘The wicket was tough, they put us in and to get that total on the board was a good effort. Zimbabwe began well with the bat. We were under pressure a bit, but the boys responded well and it feels good to win the series. It was a tough series for us. The thing that pleased me was the way we learnt from our mistakes. The conditions in South Africa might assist the pacers and we are looking forward to that series.’
Chigumbura: ‘I thought the guys played well up front, but obviously we didn’t bat well as the innings progressed. It was a chasable score and we need to learn from our mistakes. Pakistan are coming in a few weeks time, we need to work on a few areas and come ready for the next ODI.’
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