Thursday 9 February 2012 

McCullum Leads New Zealand Rout Of Zimbabwe

McCullum Leads New Zealand Rout Of Zimbabwe
McCullum Leads New Zealand Rout Of Zimbabwe
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New Zealand 373-8 (McCullum 119) beat
Zimbabwe 171 (Taylor 65) by 202 runs
Third One-Day International, Napier

New Zealand rounded off their three-match One-Day International series against Zimbabwe by winning the final match by 202 runs in Napier to seal a 3-0 series victory.

Captain Brendon McCullum hammered 119 in 88 balls as the Black Caps scored 373 for eight and Zimbabwe were bowled out for a disappointing 171 in reply.

McCullum blasted seven fours and five sixes after openers Rob Nicol (61) and Martin Guptill (85) had earlier weighed in with half-centuries.

Tarun Nethula, Nathan McCullum and Kane Williamson then all took two wickets to hand Zimbabwe another crushing defeat.

Only Brendan Taylor, who made 65 in 62 balls, provided any sort of resistance.

The result followed wins for New Zealand by 90 and 141 runs in Dunedin and Whangerai respectively.

The two sides now meet in two Twenty20 Internationals in Auckland and Hamilton on 11th and 14th February.

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