Zimbabwe set a decent target batting first and got off to a flyer, taking early wickets in India's innings, but were unable to capitalise on their start, with India eventually picking up the victory with 11 balls to spare.
Another day, another ODI, with the expectation that New Zealand would once again knock Zimbabwe to the four corners of the field in their second Videocon Cup meeting in Harare. As with India earlier in the week, though, the Black Caps weren't able to fully exploit the Zimbabwean bowling and were only able to post a modest total of 238.
At lunchtime it looked so promising - good fielding and bowling by Zimbabwe had held India back to 226, a target which should have been chasable, but once again Zim were unable to finish the job. This match report is not for the easily upset...
This would have been a great game to watch if you're a New Zealand fan, but for a Zimbabwe fan it was something more akin to self-torture. Batting first, New Zealand scored a massive 397/5 from 44 overs, leaving Zimbabwe with an essentially impossible task during their innings. Read on for more details...
An opening partnership of 108 by Stephen Fleming and Lou Vincent guided New Zealand to an easy eight-wicket win with almost 25 overs to spare in a warm-up match at Bulawayo.
New Zealand 196 for 2, Zimbabwe Board XI 193 for 8
No result due to rain, so the series finishes tied 1-1.
Heath Streak and Tatenda Taibu featured - with only 3 overs bowled by the African XI before rain intervened, Streak didn't get a bowl, but did catch Shahid Afridi off the bowling of Sean Pollock.
Batting, Taibu scored 10 off 32 balls (caught Sehwag off the bowling of Abdul Razzaq), while Streak scored 14 off 35 (out LBW off the bowling of Shahid Afridi). Only Sean Pollock scored higher for the African XI, with 44 not out - a low-scoring game all round.
African XI - 106 all out (32.5 overs), Asian XI - 8 for 2 wickets (3 overs)
Match abandoned due to rain.
Heath Streak was the only Zimbabwean player involved in this match, taking 2 for 64 off 9 overs (2 no balls), while scoring 28 runs off 32 balls with the bat (caught by Jayawardene off Khan's bowling).
Series is levelled at 1-1, with the decider to be played on 21st August.