Test Match Warm-Up Drawn

Chris Martin and Daniel Vettori took three wickets apiece to lead the New Zealanders to a sizeable first-innings lead in the drawn tour match against Zimbabwe A in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe A were dismissed for 241, 103 runs behind New Zealanders' first-innings score of 344 for 8.

Martin struck an early blow for his team, bowling Hamilton Masakadza in the ninth over with Zimbabwe A on 17 for 1. Graeme Aldridge got the other opener, Tino Mawoyo, in the next over before another run had been scored. There was some resistance from the middle order, though, as Regis Chakabva made 40 and Malcolm Waller 66.

Once Waller was dismissed, however, with Zimbabwe A 183 for 6, the tail folded quickly. Vettori finished with 3 for 35, while Martin took 3 for 31. Aldridge chipped in with 2 for 40 as well.

The New Zealanders sent Vettori to open with BJ Watling, to give him some batting practice ahead of the Test. Vettori scored 32 off 37 balls as New Zealanders made 49 for 0 before the game ended. Full scorecard below the cut.
New Zealanders 344/8 (90 overs; Williamson 86*, Utseya 3/75) & 49/0 (12 overs; Vettori 32*, Watling 16*), Zimbabwe A 241 (70.5 overs; Waller 66, Martin 3/31). Match drawn.
[Match report via ZC]

New Zealanders 1st innings (90 overs maximum) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
BB McCullum 	c Chakabva b Chinouya 	        63 	111 	66 	11 	0 	95.45
MJ Guptill 	c †Mutizwa b SW Masakadza 	12 	47 	29 	2 	0 	41.37
KS Williamson 	not out 	                86 	188 	142 	13 	2 	60.56
LRPL Taylor* 	retired hurt 	                51 	116 	83 	8 	1 	61.44
JD Ryder 	c Chari b Utseya 	        26 	31 	23 	4 	0 	113.04
DG Brownlie 	c Utseya b Meth 	        36 	54 	58 	6 	0 	62.06
DL Vettori 	c †Mutizwa b Utseya 	        19 	26 	37 	3 	0 	51.35
RA Young† 	c †Mutizwa b Utseya 	        4 	35 	29 	0 	0 	13.79
DAJ Bracewell 	c H Masakadza b Mushangwe 	18 	28 	29 	3 	0 	62.06
AJ McKay 	c †Mutizwa b Mushangwe 	        1 	8 	6 	0 	0 	16.66
JS Patel 	not out 	                19 	72 	39 	3 	0 	48.71
	Extras 	(b 3, lb 1, w 4, nb 1) 	        9 					
	Total 	(8 wickets; 90 overs; 361 mins) 344 	(3.82 runs per over)

Did not bat: CS Martin, BJ Watling, GW Aldridge

Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Guptill, 9.4 ov), 2-104 (McCullum, 23.2 ov), 
2-?* (Williamson, retired not out), 3-215 (Ryder, 46.6 ov), 4-270 (Vettori, 53.6 ov), 
4-270* (Taylor, retired not out), 5-276 (Brownlie, 63.4 ov), 6-298 (Bracewell, 66.3 ov), 
7-298 (Young, 71.4 ov), 8-298 (McKay, 75.1 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
EC Rainsford 	10 	2 	24 	0 	2.40 	(1nb, 1w) 	
SW Masakadza 	12 	3 	70 	1 	5.83 	(1w) 	
KO Meth 	11 	3 	42 	1 	3.81 		
MT Chinouya 	11 	1 	53 	1 	4.81 	(2w) 	
P Utseya 	24 	4 	75 	3 	3.12 		
N Mushangwe 	22 	6 	76 	2 	3.45 		


Zimbabwe A 1st innings (90 overs maximum) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
H Masakadza 	b Martin 	                8 	36 	23 	2 	0 	34.78
TMK Mawoyo* 	c Guptill b Aldridge 	        9 	42 	28 	1 	0 	32.14
F Mutizwa† 	c Watling b Vettori 	        12 	47 	30 	2 	0 	40.00
RW Chakabva 	c Aldridge b Martin 	        40 	100 	88 	6 	0 	45.45
MN Waller 	c Patel b Brownlie 	        66 	141 	104 	12 	1 	63.46
E Chigumbura 	c Guptill b Bracewell 	        0 	15 	9 	0 	0 	0.00
P Utseya 	c Brownlie b Aldridge 	        34 	90 	64 	3 	2 	53.12
KO Meth 	lbw b Vettori 	                26 	23 	25 	4 	1 	104.00
SW Masakadza 	not out 	                15 	37 	27 	1 	1 	55.55
EC Rainsford 	c Taylor b Vettori 	        5 	18 	16 	1 	0 	31.25
N Mushangwe 	lbw b Martin 	                8 	14 	11 	2 	0 	72.72
	Extras 	(b 7, lb 4, w 7) 	        18 					
	Total 	(all out; 70.5 overs; 290 mins) 241 	(3.40 runs per over)

Did not bat: MT Chinouya, GAT Mamhiyo, B Chari

Fall of wickets: 1-17 (H Masakadza, 8.1 ov), 2-17 (Mawoyo, 9.2 ov), 3-42 (Mutizwa, 18.4 ov), 
4-109 (Chakabva, 34.5 ov), 5-113 (Chigumbura, 38.2 ov), 6-183 (Waller, 55.1 ov), 
7-213 (Meth, 61.3 ov), 8-213 (Utseya, 62.2 ov), 9-226 (Rainsford, 67.4 ov), 
10-241 (Mushangwe, 70.5 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
CS Martin 	12.5 	5 	31 	3 	2.41 		
DAJ Bracewell 	10 	4 	35 	1 	3.50 		
GW Aldridge 	12 	2 	40 	2 	3.33 	(1w) 	
JD Ryder 	0.3 	0 	5 	0 	10.00 	(1w) 	
DL Vettori 	18.3 	8 	35 	3 	1.89 		
DG Brownlie 	5 	0 	32 	1 	6.40 	(1w) 	
JS Patel 	10 	0 	39 	0 	3.90 		
MJ Guptill 	2 	0 	13 	0 	6.50 		


New Zealanders 2nd innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
BJ Watling 	not out 	                16 	53 	35 	3 	0 	45.71
DL Vettori 	not out 	                32 	53 	37 	7 	0 	86.48
	Extras 	(w 1) 	                        1 					
	Total 	(0 wickets; 12 overs; 53 mins) 	49 	(4.08 runs per over)

Did not bat: DG Brownlie, RA Young†, JD Ryder, KS Williamson, BB McCullum, LRPL Taylor*, DAJ Bracewell, AJ McKay, JS Patel, MJ Guptill, CS Martin, GW Aldridge

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
EC Rainsford 	3 	0 	14 	0 	4.66 	(1w) 	
SW Masakadza 	3 	2 	5 	0 	1.66 		
MT Chinouya 	3 	1 	14 	0 	4.66 		
E Chigumbura 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0.00 		
KO Meth 	2 	0 	16 	0 	8.00 		


Match details
Players per side: 14 (11 batting, 11 fielding)
Toss: New Zealanders, who chose to bat