New Zealand cricket team in Zimbabwe in 2015

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New Zealand cricket team in Zimbabwe in 2015
  Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Flag of New Zealand.svg
  Zimbabwe New Zealand
Dates 2 August 2015 – 9 August 2015
Captains Elton Chigumbura Kane Williamson
One Day International series
Results New Zealand won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Craig Ervine (174) Kane Williamson (187)
Most wickets Graeme Cremer (3) Nathan McCullum (5)
Player of the series Kane Williamson (NZ)
Twenty20 International series
Results New Zealand won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs Craig Ervine (42) George Worker (62)
Most wickets Sean Williams (3) Adam Milne (2)
Mitchell McClenaghan (2)
Player of the series Craig Ervine (Zim)

The New Zealand cricket team toured Zimbabwe between 2 and 9 August 2015.[1] The tour consisted of three One Day International (ODI) matches and one Twenty20 International (T20I).[1] For the first ODI, New Zealand played under the name of Aotearoa. This is the Māori name for New Zealand and coincides with Māori Language Week.[2]

In June Brendon McCullum was confirmed as the captain for New Zealand on this tour.[3] However in July, it was announced that McCullum had been rested for this tour and the tour to South Africa, being replaced by Kane Williamson.[4] New Zealand won the ODI series 2–1 and the T20I series 1–0.

Squads[edit]

ODIs T20Is
 Zimbabwe[5]  New Zealand[4]  Zimbabwe[6]  New Zealand[4]

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner was ruled out of the tour after fracturing his thumb. He was replaced by George Worker.[7] Ross Taylor was injured in training the day before the 3rd ODI and was ruled out of the rest of the tour.[8]

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

2 August 2015
Scorecard
New Zealand 
303/4 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
304/3 (49.0 overs)
Ross Taylor 112* (122)
Tinashe Panyangara 2/50 (10 overs)
Craig Ervine 130* (108)
Nathan McCullum 3/62 (9 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Russell Tiffin (Zim)
Player of the match: Craig Ervine (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.
  • Ish Sodhi (NZ) made his ODI debut.

2nd ODI[edit]

4 August 2015
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
235/9 (50.0 ov)
v
 New Zealand
236/0 (42.2 overs)
Sikandar Raza 100* (95)
Ish Sodhi 3/38 (10 overs)
Martin Guptill 116* (138)
New Zealand won by 10 wickets
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Jeremiah Matibiri (Zim)
Player of the match: Martin Guptill (NZ) and Tom Latham (NZ)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd ODI[edit]

7 August 2015
Scorecard
New Zealand 
273/6 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
235 (47.4 overs)
Kane Williamson 90 (109)
Graeme Cremer 3/44 (10 overs)
Sean Williams 63 (62)
Mitchell McClenaghan 3/36 (8.4 overs)
New Zealand won by 38 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Jeremiah Matibiri (Zim)
Player of the match: Kane Williamson (NZ)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.

T20I series[edit]

Only T20I[edit]

9 August 2015
Scorecard
New Zealand 
198/5 (20 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
118/8 (20 overs)
George Worker 62 (38)
Sean Williams 3/28 (4 overs)
Craig Ervine 42 (46)
Adam Milne 2/10 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 80 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Langton Rusere (Zim) and Russell Tiffin (Zim)
Player of the match: George Worker (NZ)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.
  • George Worker (NZ) made his T20I debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zimbabwe confirm tours from India and New Zealand". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  2. ^ "New Zealand to play as Aotearoa". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "McCullum to skip upcoming tours in Africa". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "McCullum, Southee rested for Africa tour". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Zimbabwe recall Nyumbu for first two NZ ODIs". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Zimbabwe Twenty-20 Squad / Players". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Santner out of Africa tour with fractured thumb". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Taylor out of Africa tour with groin injury". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 7 August 2015.

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