Williamson, Taylor propel New Zealand to 328 against Zimbabwe

Ross Taylor in action during the third ODI Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Bulawayo: Oct 25, 2011

Middle-order batsman Kane Williamson and skipper Ross Taylor hit centuries to propel New Zealand to 328 for five against Zimbabwe in their third and final One-Day International match at Bulawayo.

New Zealand, who were reduced to 141 for four by the hosts, fought back with a 195-run stand between Williamson and Taylor for the fifth wicket.

Taylor played his natural attacking game hitting nine boundaries and three sixes for his 119 off 126 balls.

Williamson, on the other hand, too showed aggressive intent and clobbered 11 boundaries and a six for his 69-ball 100.

Njabulo Ncube was the most succefull bowler for Zimbabwe, taking three wickets for 69 runs in his 8.5 overs.

New Zealand lead the three-match ODI series 2-0.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 328 for 5 in 50 overs (Ross Taylor 119, Kane Williamson 100, Jesse Ryder 53; Njabulo Ncube 3 for 57) vs Zimbabwe.

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