New Zealand vs Zimbabwe 18th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - New Zealand vs Zimbabwe 18th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs Zimbabwe 18th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 - ICC Cricket World Cup tournament of the Group A 18th ODI match played between Zimbabwe and New Zealand at Motera, Ahmedabad in 04th March 2011.

Unbeaten half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum after a bowlers attack helped to New Zealand comfortable ten-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the World Cup Group A match.

* This was New Zealand's sixth ten-wicket victory in ODIs, and their second in World Cups. Their first one was against Kenya in their opening game of this tournament.

* It's Zimbabwe's second ten-wicket defeat in World Cups - their first one was in 1983 against West Indies.

* 166 : Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum set up the fourth-highest opening partnership for New Zealand in ODIs, and their highest in World Cups. It's only their fourth century stand for the first wicket in World Cups.

* Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum have an average of 51.38 per completed partnership for the opening wicket in ODIs. Among pairs who've scored more than 500 runs for New Zealand, only two have a higher average.

* Before this knock, Brendon McCullum had gone 12 innings without getting a half-century, averaging 17.54 during that period.

* In 46 ODIs against the top nine teams since the beginning of 2008, Zimbabwe have been five down for less than 50 nine times, and lost half their side for less than 100 on 22 occasions.

Zimbabwe scored modest total of 162 for all-out in 46.2 overs with top scorer by Brendan Taylor struck 44 off 57-balls including four boundaries, Prosper Utseya scored 36 off consuming 65-balls included 3-fours, Graeme Cremer scored 22 and Greg Lamb 18.

New Zealand best bowler by Tim Southee picked up 3-wickets, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills each took two-wickets and one for Scott Styris.

New Zealand chased 166-0 in 33.3 overs with top scorer by Martin Guptill 86 notout and Brendon McCullum cracked a unbeaten 76 off 95-balls including six-fours and two-sixes.

Martin Guptill named Player of the match for his match-winning unbeaten 86-runs knocked off facing 108-balls including 7-fours and 2-sixes.