New Zealand win by 34 runs, win series with ...

New Zealand win by 34 runs, win series with 2-0 lead

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Published on: Oct 17, 2011

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Openers Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum both struck half-centuries on Monday as New Zealand reached 187-3 in the second Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club.

New Zealand opening batsmen Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill continued their assault on the Zimbabwe bowlers to set up a comfortable win in the second and final Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club on Monday.

McCullum (64) and Guptill (67) put on 120 for the first wicket as the tourists piled up 187 for three after being sent in to bat in a match reduced by rain to 18 overs a side.

Zimbabwe made a spirited reply but were all out for 154 with seven balls remaining to give New Zealand a 34-run win according to the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Openers Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum both struck half-centuries on Monday as New Zealand reached 187-3 in the second Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club.

The game was reduced to 18 overs per side after rain stopped play three overs into the New Zealand innings.

Guptill and McCullum punished the Zimbabwe bowlers before they both fell to pace bowler Kyle Jarvis.

Guptill faced 46 balls, hitting seven boundaries and two sixes while McCullum smashed two fours and six sixes, having faced 37 balls.

Jesse Ryder was undefeated on 30 runs.

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