Guptill smashes Kiwis to easy win in First T20I at Auckland

Tags: New Zealand v Zimbabwe 1st T20I at Auckland - Feb 11, 2012, Zimbabwe tour of New Zealand - 2012, Martin James Guptill, Hamilton Masakadza, Michael David Bates

Published on: Feb 11, 2012

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Match Report of New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I at Auckland

New Zealand kept their winning streak against Zimbabwe intact. In the first T20I today at the Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand eased to a 7-wicket win with 19 balls to spare.

Batting first after winning the toss, Zimbabwe through a couple of good knocks from opener Hamilton Masakadza (53 from 36 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes) and Elton Chigumbura (48 from 24 balls with 3 fours and 4 sixes) posted a respectable 159 for 8 in 20 overs. Making his T20I Debut today, left-arm pacer Michael Bates took 3 for 31 in his 4 overs.

Martin GuptillThe Kiwis then eased to their victory with a 137-run stand for the 3rd wicket between opener Martin Guptill (91* from 54 balls with 5 fours and 6 sixes) and Kane Williamson (48 from 38 balls with 5 fours). Guptill got the Man of the Match for his 91 not out. The two teams meet again on the 14th for the second and final T20I at Hamilton.

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