New Zealand Beat Zimbabwe By 7 Wickets in T20 Match

New Zealand Won the T20 by 7AUCKLAND: Martin Guptill’s continued domination of the Zimbabwe bowling steered New Zealand to a seven-wicket win with 19 balls to spare in the opening Twenty 20 match at Eden Park Saturday.
Guptill’s imperious 91 not out off 54 deliveries was the backbone of New Zealand’s 160 for three, and along with Kane Williamson (48), they overtook Zimbabwe’s 159 for eight in the 17th over.
However Guptill and Kane Williamson combined for a 137-run partnership that steered New Zealand home with 19 balls to spare.

New Zealand vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20 – Scorecard

Zimbabwe 159/8 (20/20)

New Zealand 160/3 (16.5/20)

Result New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

Man of the match Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Zimbabwe (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
BRM Taylor* b Bates 3 7 6 0 0 50.00
H Masakadza c Franklin b Williamson 53 40 36 3 3 147.22
F Mutizwa c Guptill b Mills 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
T Taibu† c Bracewell b NL McCullum 27 35 24 3 0 112.50
MN Waller c Guptill b Mills 11 17 14 1 0 78.57
E Chigumbura c Guptill b Bates 48 29 24 3 4 200.00
SW Masakadza b Hira 8 11 7 1 0 114.28
KO Meth not out 6 11 6 0 0 100.00
P Utseya c Franklin b Bates 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
RW Price not out 0 1 0 0 0
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 1) 3
Total (8 wickets; 20 overs; 82 mins) 159 (7.95 runs per over)
Did not bat KM Jarvis
Fall of wickets 1-5 (Taylor, 1.4 ov), 2-16 (Mutizwa, 2.5 ov), 3-78 (H Masakadza, 10.2 ov), 4-88 (Taibu, 12.2 ov), 5-106 (Waller, 14.5 ov), 6-135 (SW Masakadza, 17.4 ov), 7-156 (Chigumbura, 19.3 ov), 8-157 (Utseya, 19.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
KD Mills 4 0 32 2 8.00
MD Bates 4 0 31 3 7.75
DAJ Bracewell 4 0 47 0 11.75 (1nb)
NL McCullum 2 0 11 1 5.50
RM Hira 4 0 22 1 5.50 (1w)
RJ Nicol 1 0 9 0 9.00
KS Williamson 1 0 6 1 6.00
New Zealand (target: 160 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RJ Nicol b Jarvis 12 6 8 2 0 150.00
MJ Guptill not out 91 74 54 5 6 168.51
BB McCullum*† c Chigumbura b Jarvis 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
KS Williamson run out (SW Masakadza) 48 62 38 5 0 126.31
C de Grandhomme not out 0 2 0 0 0
Extras (w 9) 9
Total (3 wickets; 16.5 overs; 74 mins) 160 (9.50 runs per over)
Did not bat JEC Franklin, NL McCullum, DAJ Bracewell, KD Mills, RM Hira, MD Bates
Fall of wickets 1-14 (Nicol, 1.3 ov), 2-15 (BB McCullum, 1.4 ov), 3-152 (Williamson, 16.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
KO Meth 4 0 34 0 8.50 (2w)
KM Jarvis 3 0 32 2 10.66 (4w)
SW Masakadza 2.5 0 26 0 9.17 (2w)
RW Price 4 0 34 0 8.50
P Utseya 2 0 18 0 9.00 (1w)
E Chigumbura 1 0 16 0 16.00

Toss Zimbabwe, who chose to bat

Umpires GAV Baxter and BG Frost

TV umpire CB Gaffaney

Match referee DC Boon (Australia)

Reserve umpire BF Bowden

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