Zimbabwe Slump to Record Loss

Zimbabwe recorded their largest-ever defeat in Tests against New Zealand at the weekend, losing by an innings and 301 runs on day three - after most of day two had been lost to rain. An innefectual bowling display allowed New Zealand to reach 495/7 before declaring early on day three; the hosts then went on to humiliate Zimbabwe by bowling them out twice in the remainder of the day, first for 51 in the first innings - a new Test low for Zimbabwe, "beating" the 54 they recorded against South Africa in their last away Test - and then for 143 in the second innings, where at least Regis Chakabva (63) discovered some fight to get the score into double-figures. Chris Martin led the bowling figures for New Zealand, taking a combined 8/31 in the match. A beaten and bruised Zimbabwe now move on to the ODI series, which starts at Dunedin on Friday. Full scorecard - which doesn't make for pretty reading - is below the cut.
New Zealand 495/7 decl (123.4 overs; Taylor 122, Watling 102*, Cremer 2/112), Zimbabwe 51 (28.5 overs; Waller 23, Martin 2/5) & 143 (f/o; 48.3 overs; Chakabva 63, Martin 6/26). New Zealand win by an innings and 301 runs.

New Zealand 1st innings 	
                                                        R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
BB McCullum 	lbw b Jarvis 	                        83 	250 	158 	8 	2 	52.53
MJ Guptill 	c †Taibu b SW Masakadza 	        51 	154 	109 	7 	0 	46.78
KS Williamson 	run out (SW Masakadza/†Taibu/Mutizwa) 	4 	18 	8 	0 	0 	50.00
LRPL Taylor* 	retired hurt 	                        122 	260 	201 	13 	2 	60.69
DG Brownlie 	c †Taibu b H Masakadza 	                0 	7 	7 	0 	0 	0.00
DL Vettori 	st †Taibu b Cremer 	                38 	70 	46 	7 	0 	82.60
BJ Watling† 	not out 	                        102 	208 	149 	12 	0 	68.45
DAJ Bracewell 	b Vitori 	                        11 	27 	17 	2 	0 	64.70
TG Southee 	c Waller b Cremer 	                44 	48 	39 	6 	1 	112.82
TA Boult 	not out 	                        5 	26 	19 	0 	0 	26.31
	Extras 	(b 1, lb 21, w 2, nb 11) 	        35 					
	Total 	(7 wickets dec; 123.4 overs; 535 mins) 	495 	(4.00 runs per over)

Did not bat: CS Martin

Fall of wickets: 1-124 (Guptill, 34.4 ov), 2-131 (Williamson, 38.1 ov), 3-195 (McCullum, 57.1 ov), 
4-196 (Brownlie, 58.6 ov), 5-278 (Vettori, 75.5 ov), 5-365* (Taylor, retired not out), 
6-392 (Bracewell, 105.5 ov), 7-466 (Southee, 116.6 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
KM Jarvis 	32.4 	7 	120 	1 	3.67 		
BV Vitori 	25 	3 	94 	1 	3.76 	(8nb) 	
SW Masakadza 	23 	2 	102 	1 	4.43 	(3nb, 2w) 	
H Masakadza 	21 	6 	45 	1 	2.14 		
AG Cremer 	22 	2 	112 	2 	5.09 		


Zimbabwe 1st innings 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
TMK Mawoyo 	b Martin 	                2 	8 	7 	0 	0 	28.57
H Masakadza 	c Brownlie b Boult 	        0 	26 	16 	0 	0 	0.00
F Mutizwa 	b Martin 	                6 	11 	11 	1 	0 	54.54
BRM Taylor* 	c Guptill b Bracewell 	        9 	30 	18 	1 	0 	50.00
T Taibu† 	c Brownlie b Boult 	        2 	28 	19 	0 	0 	10.52
MN Waller 	c Brownlie b Southee 	        23 	67 	42 	3 	0 	54.76
RW Chakabva 	lbw b Bracewell 	        3 	24 	20 	0 	0 	15.00
AG Cremer 	lbw b Vettori 	                3 	34 	23 	0 	0 	13.04
SW Masakadza 	not out 	                3 	21 	10 	0 	0 	30.00
KM Jarvis 	run out (Bracewell/Southee) 	0 	12 	4 	0 	0 	0.00
BV Vitori 	c Brownlie b Southee 	        0 	4 	3 	0 	0 	0.00
	Extras 		                        0 					
	Total 	(all out; 28.5 overs; 135 mins) 51 	(1.76 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Mawoyo, 2.1 ov), 2-8 (Mutizwa, 4.4 ov), 3-8 (H Masakadza, 5.6 ov), 
4-19 (Taylor, 11.3 ov), 5-19 (Taibu, 12.2 ov), 6-24 (Chakabva, 17.4 ov), 7-46 (Cremer, 25.3 ov), 
8-50 (Waller, 26.3 ov), 9-50 (Jarvis, 28.1 ov), 10-51 (Vitori, 28.5 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
CS Martin 	6 	2 	5 	2 	0.83 		
TA Boult 	9 	3 	24 	2 	2.66 		
DAJ Bracewell 	6 	2 	12 	2 	2.00 		
DL Vettori 	4 	3 	2 	1 	0.50 		
TG Southee 	3.5 	0 	8 	2 	2.08 		


Zimbabwe 2nd innings (following on) 	
                                                R 	M 	B 	4s 	6s 	SR
TMK Mawoyo 	c Guptill b Martin 	        2 	2 	3 	0 	0 	66.66
H Masakadza 	c McCullum b Martin 	        0 	11 	4 	0 	0 	0.00
F Mutizwa 	c †Watling b Bracewell 	        18 	61 	50 	2 	0 	36.00
BRM Taylor* 	c †Watling b Martin 	        2 	9 	6 	0 	0 	33.33
T Taibu† 	c Williamson b Bracewell 	4 	19 	12 	1 	0 	33.33
MN Waller 	lbw b Bracewell 	        0 	2 	2 	0 	0 	0.00
RW Chakabva 	c Brownlie b Martin 	        63 	161 	119 	6 	0 	52.94
AG Cremer 	c Bracewell b Williamson 	26 	82 	60 	3 	0 	43.33
SW Masakadza 	c †Watling b Martin 	        21 	52 	34 	3 	0 	61.76
KM Jarvis 	not out 	                0 	7 	0 	0 	0 	-
BV Vitori 	c †Watling b Martin 	        0 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0.00
	Extras 	(b 4, lb 3) 	                7 					
	Total 	(all out; 48.3 overs; 208 mins) 143 	(2.94 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Mawoyo, 0.3 ov), 2-3 (H Masakadza, 2.3 ov), 3-5 (Taylor, 4.3 ov), 
4-12 (Taibu, 9.1 ov), 5-12 (Waller, 9.3 ov), 6-37 (Mutizwa, 13.6 ov), 7-100 (Cremer, 34.4 ov), 
8-134 (SW Masakadza, 46.6 ov), 9-143 (Chakabva, 48.2 ov), 10-143 (Vitori, 48.3 ov)

Bowling 	O 	M 	R 	W 	Econ 		
CS Martin 	8.3 	3 	26 	6 	3.05 		
TG Southee 	8 	2 	20 	0 	2.50 		
DAJ Bracewell 	10 	4 	26 	3 	2.60 		
DL Vettori 	10 	1 	25 	0 	2.50 		
TA Boult 	9 	4 	15 	0 	1.66 		
MJ Guptill 	1 	0 	12 	0 	12.00 		
KS Williamson 	2 	0 	12 	1 	6.00 		

Match details
Toss: Zimbabwe, who chose to field
Series: New Zealand won the one-off match
Test debuts: SW Masakadza and F Mutizwa (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match: CS Martin (New Zealand)