3 Feb 2012

Easy win in the end for Black Caps over Zimbabwe

6:43 pm on 3 February 2012

The New Zealand cricketers have convincingly beaten Zimbabwe by 90 runs in the opening one day international in Dunedin.

Zimbabwe bowled the Black Caps out for 248 with eight balls remaining, but the tourists were themselves bowled out for 158 at the start of the 42nd over.

Martin Guptill top scored with 70 and was named man of the match.

Senior bowler Kyle Mills took three wickets, and part-timer Rob Nicol took four for 19 after failing with the bat, the opener out for a duck in the first over.