Ola! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second One-Day International (ODI) between Zimbabwe and New Zealand at Harare. After losing the opening game, Black Caps will aim to win this one in order to stay alive in the series. This is Sakshi Gupta and I will bring you live updates of the match as they happen. After winning the first ODI off the three-match series, New Zealand will certainly be under immense pressure to win this one. While, it was an all-round show by the hosts, the defeat revealed the lack of quality in the bowling attack of the Black Caps without their regular pacers, Tim Southee and Trent Boult. Despite putting up a 300+ first innings score, thanks to Ross Taylor’s ton and Kane Wiliiamson’s 97, New Zealand bowlers disappointed by leaking runs in the death overs. Catch live cricket scores and updates of Zimbabwe vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI at Harare here

READ: Martin Guptil, Tom Latham’s record partnership steers New Zealand to 10-wicket victory in 2nd ODI vs Zimbabwe at Harare

Live Cricket Score New Zealand 236/0 | 42.2 overs | Target 236: BATTING Martin Guptil 116 (138), Tom Latham 110 (116): That’s it!!!! New Zealand win convincingly by 10-wickets as the openers played a magical innings. Zimbabwe bowlers had a tough time in getting rid of them as they totally faialed to fire, following the convincing victory in the first ODI. The series is now levelled 1-1.

Live Cricket Score New Zealand 219/0 | 41 overs | Target 236: BATTING Martin Guptil 107 (134), Tom Latham 107 (112): Tom Latham too brings up his century and the batsmen ahve begun to play their shots randomly as they hardly have anything to lose from here. Just 17 more to reach home.

Live Cricket Score New Zealand 188/0 | 35 overs | Target 236: BATTING Martin Guptil 100(117), Tom Latham 88(96): It is an eight ODI ton for Martin Guptill. On the other hand the other opener Tom Latham scores his new career best ODI score, 87 (93) with his previous best score being 86 taht he had hit against Sri Lanka.

Live Cricket Score New Zealand 198/0 | 36 overs | Target 236: BATTING Martin Guptil 100(117), Tom Latham 95(99): With ten wickets in hand, the required run rate is under four now for the Kiwis. The home side looks mserable with having tried everything to break this partnership. While Martin Guptil is closing to a century, Tom Latham is doing an excellent supporting role.

 

 

Live Cricket Score New Zealand 123/0 | 24 overs | Target 236: BATTING Martin Guptil 59(76), Tom Latham 61(68): Martin Guptil reaches the milestone of 4000 ODI runs with a single. A second ODI half-century for Tom Latham as well, every thing  going accordingly for the Kiwis who now need 113 runs to win with all the ten wickets in hand.

Live Cricket Score New Zealand 984/0 | 21 overs | Target 236: BATTING Martin Guptil 52(70), Tom Latham 43(55): A 26th ODI half century for Martin Guptil and a sixth one against this opponent. The opener along with teammate Tom Latham have been showing excellent skills, temperament and patience while closing the BlackCaps to a victory in their must-win match. Also, the former is just nine runs away from becoming 10th New Zealander to make 4000 ODI runs.

Live Cricket Score New Zealand 69/0 | 15 overs | Target 236: BATTING Martin Guptil 38(52), Tom Latham 30(38): New Zealand need anothe 167 runs with ten wickets remaining to win the second ODI at Harare. The home team’s captain is falling short of ideas in order to break this partnership. After 11 overs, he had brought a bowling change by introducing Prosper Utseya, hwoever the latter also failed to get a wicket.

Live Cricket Score New Zealand 46/0 | 10 overs | Target 236: BATTING Martin Guptil 27(32), Tom Latham 19(28): A boundary to end the 10th over, Guptil and Tom Latham have well settled now, frustrating Elton Chigumbura’s men. The try for Tom Latham’s run out on the last delivery of the prvious over was the only good change Zimbabwe have had in the last five overs.

 

Live Cricket Score New Zealand 17/0 | 5 overs | Target 236: BATTING Martin Guptil 11(18), Tom Latham 6(12): The BlackCaps openers aren’t looking to go for the big shots at the moment, some sensible choice of cricketing shots being seen. One boundary each for both of batsmen, the home side has kept them well in control. 

Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 226/8 | 49 overs: BATTING Sikandar Raza 100(95):  And Sikandar Raza completes a brilliant century, in the most nail-biting manner possible! Takes a single by patting the ball towards the mid-wicket, bringing up his third ODI century. Tinashe Panyangara is run-out off the last ball, which brings the solid 89-run partnership to an end. Raza’s brilliance has helped Zimbabwe stay alive in the game, and it is now upto the bowlers to continue the magic.

Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 226/8 | 49 overs: BATTING Sikandar Raza 95(91), Tinashe Panyangara 30(36): And Raza
on the brink of a ton, thanks to two consecutive sixes in the 49th over, which fetched 17 runs for the hosts!

Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 209/8 | 48 overs: BATTING Sikandar Raza 79(86), Tinashe Panyangara 29(35): 10 runs came off the 48th over, as the hosts are accelerating towards the end of their innings. Only two overs remain in the innings, and Raza is 21 runs away from his century.

Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 196/8 | 46 overs: BATTING Sikandar Raza 69(78), Tinashe Panyangara 27(31): Fifty partnership completed between Raza and Panyangara, with the latter hitting four boundaries to move to the 20s. The hosts are now a hit away from the 200-run mark, and batting 50 overs out will be mentally boost the ahead of the New Zealand innings.

Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 170/8 | 42 overs: BATTING Sikandar Raza 63(71), Tinashe Panyangara 8(14): Raza has moved to the 60s now as the Zimbabweans will now target batting 50 overs out and crossing the 200-run mark. The New Zealand pacers are beginning to get their levels of aggression up in the meantime, with a short-pitched McClenaghan delivery hitting Raza on the upper arm.

Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 146/8 | 37 overs: BATTING Sikandar Raza 48(54): Zimbabwe are on the verge of being dismissed, with the hosts losing their eighth wicket now. Utseya gives himself too much room while attempting a square cut, but edges the ball to Ronchi instead. OUT! Prosper Utseya c Luke Ronchi b Nathan McCullum 0(6)

Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 137/7 | 35.3 overs: BATTING Sikandar Raza 41(52): Ish Sodhi claims his first three ODI wickets in the very same match. Another excellent leg spin delivery from Sodhi outside the off stump that is edged by Graeme Cremer into the hands of the second slip, Nathan McCullum. OUT! Graeme Cremer 5(19) c Nathan McCullum b Ish Sodhi

 

Live Cricket Score Zimbawbe 129/6 | 31.2 overs: BATTING Sikandar Raza 35(40): Terrific piece of fielding from Martin Guptil and some bad luck for Sean Williams. Guptil dives at mid on, gathers the ball and direct hit gets a 6th wicket for Black Caps. OUT! run out Sean Williams 26(45)

Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 125/5 | 30 overs: BATTING Sean Williams 25(43) Sikandar Raza 35(40): 50-run partnership is up between these two for the sixth wicket. Kane Williamson brings himself into the attack, trying hard to bring a breakthrough.

Live Cricket Score Zimbawbe 103/5 | 25 overs: BATTING Sean Williams 15(25) Sikandar Raza 22(25): 100 runs up for the home side. Both the batsmen are playing sensible cricket, keeping n control and not taking on the bowlers unnecessarily.

Live Cricket Score Zimbawbe 68/5 | 17.4 overs: BATTING Sean Williams 5(9): A second ODI wicket for Ish Sodhi. Excellent delivery from the leg spinner, forces Chibhabha to come out of the crease trying to play it towards teh leg side but misses it. Since he is well outside, Ronchi doesn’t have to do much.  OUT! Chamu Chibhabha 42(44) st Luke Ronchi b Ish Sodhi

Live Cricket Score Zimbawbe 54/4 | 14.5 overs: BATTING Chamu Chibhabha 33(36): A good low catch in the first slip by Ross Taylor gives second for Grant Elliot his second wicket and New Zeland’s their 4th for the day. Skipper Chigumbura fails again, a thin outside edge that touches wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi’s glooves and eventually land safely in Taylor’s hands. Chigumbura  managed a poor  seven-ball five which included a boundary. OUT! Elton Chigumbura 5(7) c Ross Taylor b Grant Elliot

Live Cricket Score Zimbawbe 49/3 | 13.2 overs: BATTING Chamu Chibhabha 33(34): Regis Chakabva becomes New Zealander Ish Sodhi’s first One Day Inetrnational wicket. It was a good decision from the umpire,  Chakabva  tries to play it on the leg side but gets trapped in the middle. OUT! Regis Chakabva 2(6) LBW Ish Sodhi

Live Cricket Score Zimbawbe 42/2 | 10.5 overs: BATTING Chamu Chibhabha 28(25): A slow delivery around the wicket from Grant Elliot, previous game’s match winner, Craig Ervine loses his off-stump.  This is a big wicket for the BlackCaps, especially after Ervine single-handedly had taken away the opening match from New Zealand. Regis Chakabva is the new bat in for the home side. OUT! Craig Ervine 12(27) b Grant Elliot
Live Cricket Score Zimbawbe 29/1 | 8 overs: BATTING Chamu Chibhabha 23(23) Craig Ervine 5(12): Athough McClenaghan bowled a good eighth over, Chibhabha manages yet another boundary towards the covers from a half volley bowled to him. Kane Willimason now hands the ball to Grant Elliott. Can he bring a breakthrough here?

Live Cricket Score Zimbawbe 19/1 | 6 overs: BATTING Chamu Chibhabha 15(13) Craig Ervine 4(9): Ervine gets off the mark with a four towards the covers off McClenaghann’s too full and wide, third ball of the sixth over.

Live Cricket Score Zimbawbe 15/1 | 5 overs: BATTING Chamu Chibhabha 15(13) Craig Ervine 0(4): First boundary for Zimbawbe comes only after four overs. It is Chibhabha, who takes over Matt Henry, who went wicketless in the previous match. Three FOURS off the 5th over.

Live Cricket Score Zimbawbe 3/1 | 3.2 overs: BATTING Chamu Chibhabha 3(7): McClenaghan draws first blood. Masakadza  goes for a duck after facing 13 deliveries. OUT! Masakadza 0(13) c Latham b McClenaghan 

TOSS UPDATE: Zimbabwe have won the toss and elected to bat first

Teams:

Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (c), Regis Chakabva, Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Prosper Utseya, Graeme Cremer, Chris Mpofu, Tinashe Panyangara

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi (wk), Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Ben Wheeler

Squads:

Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (c), Regis Chakabva, Chamu Chibhabha, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi (wk), Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Ben Wheeler, George Worker, Mitchell Santner

Martin Guptil, Tom Latham’s record partnership steers New Zealand to 10-wicket victory in 2nd ODI vs Zimbabwe at Harare

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