Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Twenty20 World Cup: New Zealand enters Super Eight

New Zealand entered the Super 8 stage in T20 World Cup with a victory over Zimbabwe in a rain-hit match tonight. Sri Lanka too reached the Super 8 from Group B.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first. Zimbabwe bowled out for 84 in 15.1 overs. Tatenda Taibu was the top scorer with 21, while Hamilton Masakadza made 20.

For New Zealand, Nathan McCullum and Scott Styris took 3 wickets each, while Daniel Vettori took 2 wickets. Chasing a victory target of 85, New Zealand were 36/1 in 8.1 overs, when rain stopped play.

The match could not be resumed and New Zealand were declared winner by 7 runs as per the D/L method. Nathan McCullum was adjudged "Man of the Match".

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