Usually, when a player pitches in with a match-winning performance, he gets plenty of praise. New Zealand opener Martin Guptill deserves the same for he batted beautifully against Sri Lanka at Dunedin to set up the easy victory for the Kiwis.
Karunaratne and Chandimal led the Sri Lankan fight back as the visitors still trail the hosts by 234 runs after day two in Dunedin. In contrast with day one where the runs were scored at a brisk rate by New Zealand and wickets also fallen
Going by form and strength, New Zealand were expected to get past the Zimbabweans, even though the latter were always going to be competitive. But, the underrated hosts shocked the World Cup runners up with a scintillating batting display in the first one-dayer to go 1-0 up.
New Zealand completed a comfortable victory by 10 wickets in second ODI at Harare Sports Club, Harare to square the series 1-1. Sikandar Raza’s ton led hosts to set a fighting target of 236 after early collapse but visitors never looked