Zimbabwe 304 for 3 (Ervine 130*, Masakadza 84) beat New Zealand 303 for 4 (Taylor 112*, Williamson 97, Panyangara 2-50) by seven wickets
ZIMBABWE beat New Zealand by seven wickets in Harare to claim their first one-day international win over a Test-playing team in almost a year.
The hosts chased down New Zealand’s 303 for four with an over to spare, on the back of a rapid maiden ODI century from lefthander Craig Ervine.
The victory also marked only the second time that Zimbabwe have chased down more than 300 to win an ODI – with the first coming on the occasion of their last victory against New Zealand in Bulawayo in 2011.
Ervine unbeaten 130 off 108 balls anchored Zimbabwe’s second highest victory chase – the highest being their 329 for nine at Bulawayo, also against New Zealand four years ago.
Experienced … Hamilton Masakadza helped give Zimbabwe a strong base