27 Oct 2011

Zimbabwe shock Black Caps in final ODI

8:00 am on 27 October 2011

Zimbabwe have shocked the Black Caps with a memorable victory in the third and final one day cricket international in Bulawayo.

With the last pair at the crease, the home side achieved a demanding target of 329 in the final over, sparking wild celebrations among the small crowd.

Highlights of New Zealand's batting effort were 119 from captain Ross Taylor and an unbeaten 100 of 94 balls by Kane Williamson in their 328 for five.

The home heros were captain Brendan Taylor with 75, and later in the innings Malcolm Waller, who kept his head as wickets fell around him and hit the winning run off the second-to-last ball to end the match on 99.

The New Zealand captain Ross Taylor, normally outstanding in the field, put down two catches in the final over.

New Zealand won the series 2-1.