New Zealand crush Zimbabwe by ten wickets

HARARE: Openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham both struck centuries as New Zealand crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the second one-day international on Tuesday to set up a series decider.


Chasing 236 to level the three-match series in the wake of Sikandar Raza Butt`s unbeaten 100 for Zimbabwe who reached 235 for nine, Guptill finished unbeaten on 116 while Latham was 110 not out as New Zealand achieved the target with almost eight overs to spare.

The pair set a new record for the highest chase in an ODI without losing a wicket, bettering the 231 that Sri Lanka chased in a 10-wicket win over England in the 2011 World Cup quarter-final.

The series decider will take place at the Harare Sports Club on Friday.