In a thrilling ODI game, Zimbabwe created havoc as they defeated the Kiwis in style. New Zealand, batting first got to a respectable total of 303 in the allocated 50 overs. For the visitors, it was Ross Taylor who performed brilliantly, as he made a ton. Kane Williamson too assisted well as he was dismissed for 97.
However, the hero of the day was none other than Craig Ervine. Ervine played a knock of high caliber as he ensured that the hosts scaled down the target. Zimbabwe truly is a side, which is on the rise.
Below, are some of the tweets after the first ODI between Zimbabwe and New Zealand –
1st ODI, NZ_303/4 Ov_50 ZIM_304/4 OV_49 C Ervine_130 zim win by 6 wickets #ZIMvsNZ
— Akbar Ali (@Akbaramazai) August 2, 2015
Craig Ervine 130*(108) probably played the innings of his life. And bossed all the Kiwi bowlers. Well bated fella. #ZIMvsNZ
— ABHISHEK BISWAS (@IM_AB7) August 2, 2015
— Amey Joshi (@AmeyYummar) August 2, 2015
haha idk i love this smile on Chigumbura’s face! #zimvsnz
— mári-Juan-a (@Raaderer8) August 2, 2015
WHOA!!!! WE BEAT NEW ZEALAND BY 7 WICKETS!! AND I WAS THERE!!! AWSOME!!! #ZIMvsNZ
— Sean (@Sean_Zim) August 2, 2015
Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets Zimbabwe have recorded their first win against New Zealand in ODIs since 2011, also their 9th overall. #ZIMvsNZ
— Kasun Niranjan © (@kasunniranjan) August 2, 2015
— Ramiz Raja (@RamizRaja42) August 2, 2015