Rob Nicol plunders 146 as Kiwis hammer Zimbabwe in Second ODI

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Published on: Feb 06, 2012

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Match Report of New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI at Cobham Oval, Whangarei, The National Bank Series 2012

Scorecard of New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI at Whagarei, Feb 6, 2012

Hosts New Zealand have hammered minnows Zimbabwe by a massive margin of 141 runs in the Second ODI at the Cobham Oval in Whangarei. The Kiwis with this have sealed the 3-ODI Series 2-0. The star of the match was 28-year-old Rob Nicol, who opened the batting to smash a career best of 146 from 134 balls with 10 fours and 6 sixes.

The Black Caps asked to bat first after losing the toss got a solid start of 131 from centurion Rob Nicol and Martin Guptill, who scored 77 from 80 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes. There were two more significant contributions apart from the openers with no.3 Jacob Oram whacking 59 from 28 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes and Tom Latham chipping in with a cameo of 48 from 28 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Rob NicolNew Zealand then restricted Zimbabwe to 231 for 8 in 50 overs to win the series with one more match to go. A couple of players got going for Zimbabwe in Wicket Keeper Tatenda Taibu (50 from 76 balls with 1 four) and Elton Chigumbura, who scored 63 from 69 balls with 7 fours and a six coming in at no. 7. Oram followed up his quick-fire half century with mean bowling figures of 3 for 29 in 10 overs. Rob Nicol got the Man of the Match award. The Black Caps today gave ODI Debut to 28-year-old leg spinner of India origin - Tarun Nethula who had a bad first game going for 55 in his 10 wicketless overs.

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