Harare: Rob Nicol hit a century on his one-day international debut as New Zealand romped to a nine-wicket win Thursday in the first match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.
Nicol, 28, made 108 not out as New Zealand chased down a modest target of 232, winning with 39 balls to spare.
Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor admitted it was a disappointing outcome after he made an unbeaten 128 to enable his side to post 231-6 after suffering a disastrous start in which the home side crashed to 21 for four off 11 overs after winning the toss.
Taylor and Forster Mutizwa (69) put on 156 for the fifth wicket.To rebuild from where we were this morning was quite tough, said the Zimbabwe captain. ...more
06:03 PM, Mar 11, 2008