Live Updates

  • 4:44 PM IST

    NZ lift the trophy and it’s a goodbye from us here! Hope you enjoyed, we certainly did! Have a nice day!

  • 4:43 PM IST

    Kane Williamson: Loved the hospitality in Zimbabwe.

  • 4:43 PM IST

    Kane Williamson: Records not on my personal agenda

  • 4:36 PM IST

    Man of the Series: Neil Wagner (11 wickets in the series)

  • 4:35 PM IST

    Man of the Match: Kane Williamson

  • 4:34 PM IST

    It’s all smiles for the Black Caps as they romp to a 2-0 series win over the hosts! But the hosts apart from the second session here, did put in a better performance as compared to the first Test. Craig Ervine’s hundred will live long in the memory. And Zimbabwe have surely gained a lot from this series more importantly.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    Oh boy! New Zealand’ spinners have wrapped this up quickly after Lunch! Who thought Guptill will end with figures of 3-11.

  • 4:26 PM IST
    OUT! Michael Chinouya c Williamson b Ish Sodhi 0(2)

    OUT! Prince Masvaure c Ross Taylor b Ish Sodhi 11(61)

  • 4:20 PM IST

    OUT! Graeme Cremer lbw b Guptill 1 (17)

  • 4:03 PM IST

    OUT! Peter Moor lbw b Sodhi 1 (6)

  • 3:59 PM IST

    OUT! Sean Williams c Williamson b Guptill 11 (17)

  • 3:55 PM IST

    Live: Zimbabwe 130/5 vs New Zealand, Batting: Prince Masvaure 11, Sean Williams 5: The spinners have continued after the Lunch interval. Sodhi in particular has found massive turn. A few LBW shouts have gone in Zimbabwe’s favour. Watling has been creating a lot of noise behind the stumps.

  • 3:06 PM IST

    It’s Lunch time at Bulwayo and the Black Caps are just 5 wickets away from victory. Tiripano and Ervine started off well but NZ bounced back with two wickets. Although, Ervine was disappointed as he had not nicked it. His wicket was a huge blow for Zimbabwe’s hopes of saving this Test. Stay tuned for more action in the second session.

  • 3:04 PM IST

    OUT! Craig Ervine c Watling b Guptill 27 (81)

  • 2:52 PM IST

    Live: Zimbabwe 104/4 vs New Zealand, Batting: Prince Masvaure 1, Craig Ervine 22: The spinners have been on top. Ish Sodhi and Santner have ben accurate, looked dangerous. Tiripano was struck in front and had to depart. A massive run-out chance was missed by New Zealand as well. It’s going to be tough now for Zimbabwe.

  • 2:37 PM IST

    OUT! Donald Tiripano lbw b Santner 22 (75)

  • 2:22 PM IST

    Live: Zimbabwe 91/3 vs New Zealand, Batting: Donald Tiripano 18, Craig Ervine 15: Spin has been brought on, with Mitchell Santner into the attack. Meanwhile, Tiripano’s drives off the pacers, through the covers have been a delight to watch. Ervine has also found rhythm, has struck three boundaries.

  • 1:54 PM IST

    Live: Zimbabwe 77/3 vs New Zealand, Batting: Donald Tiripano 9, Craig Ervine 10: Both the batsmen have defended well, left balls well too. Wagner has looked a bit threatening but there have been no wickets lost and that is something Zimbabwe will feel good about. These two should try and stay the crease for the first session at least. Tim Southee comes into the attack.

  • 1:35 PM IST

    Live: Zimbabwe 75/3 vs New Zealand, Batting: Donald Tiripano 9, Craig Ervine 8: Well there have been a few boundaries in the last few overs. Ervine got off to start with one. Tiripano has looke comfortable, played one beauty through the covers, for four. Wagner into the attack now.

  • 1:08 PM IST

    Live: Zimbabwe 58/3 vs New Zealand, Batting: Donald Tiripano 0, Craig Ervine 0: And we’re off at Bulawayo. Will be a tough fight this. Southee bowled finished the first over. Boult bowled the second one. There was a LBW call from him in the over agianst Tiripano, but it was turned down by the umpire.

Greetings everyone! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live match updates for the Final Day of what has been an exciting contest between Zimbabwe and New Zealand. Day Four ended in rather poor fashion for the hosts as they were 58-3 at Stumps. A decent 45-0 start, from the openers turned into a bit of a disaster as Neil Wagner got rid of Chamu Chibhabha. The last three balls of the day, New Zealand struck twice, Tino Mawoyo and Sikander Raza losing their wickets meant New Zealand had made their job easier for Day Five. With 329 more runs to get, can the hosts battle it out for an inspiring draw or will the visitors romp them to make it 2-0. Stay tuned to find out. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Zimbabwe vs New Zealand 2016, 2nd Test at Bulawayo

After declaring at 166-2, New Zealand had posted a target of 387 runs for Zimbabwe. Kane Williamson went on to notch up another milestone as his unbeaten 68 made him just the fourth player to score fifty or more in his first three Test innings as captain. Ross Taylor also continued his magnificent form with the bat, scoring 67 with four boundaries and three sixes in his knock.

Chibhabha and Mawoyo started well in the chase but were both back in the pavilion as proceedings on Day Four came to an end. Zimbabwe’s batting coach Lance Klusener is optimistic about his side keeping the visitors at bay on the final day. “We are pretty confident that we can bat for the day,” Klusener had said. Although, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult was positive about his team’s chances of getting past Zimbabwe’s batting line-up as well. He said, “We know it is a very slow and unresponsive pitch, so it will be nice to come back here and only have to grab seven more wickets. There are a couple of deliveries going over the top and a few staying quite low. Hopefully it deteriorates a little more on day five.”

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD & BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY: Zimbabwe vs New Zealand 2016, 2nd Test at Bulawayo