New Zealand 230-8 dec Zimbabwe 82-5
New Zealand took a firm grip on the first Test in Hamilton yesterday, reducing Zimbabwe to 82 for 5 when stumps were pulled early on the third day.
The hosts declared their first innings just before lunch at 230 for 8 and their pace bowler Chris Cairns then had Zimbabwe reeling when bad light, followed by rain, ended play seven minutes into the third session of this weather-affected match.
New Zealand took control after the lunch break with Cairns taking 3 for 23 in a fierce spell of hostile fast bowling.
(Third day; Zimbabwe won toss)
NEW ZEALAND -- First Innings
(Overnight: 154 for 4)
N J Astle lbw Streak 18
C L Cairns c A Flower b Streak 7
*L K Germon c Carlisle b Olonga 24
D N Patel c Olonga b P Strang 31
G R Loveridge retired hurt 4
R J Kennedy not out 2
G I Allott not out 0
Extras (lb11 b4 w1 nb21) 37
Total (for 8 dec, 80 overs) 230
Fall: 1-0 2-67 3-115 4-143 5-160 6-164 7-216 8-226.
Bowling: Streak 25-7-52-4; B Strang 24-11-51-0; Brandes 15-3-46-1; Olonga 14-2-65-1; P Strang 2-1-1-1
ZIMBABWE - First Innings
G S Flower b Cairns 5
S V Carlisle c Germon b Cairns 4
A D R Campbell c Astle b Allott 5
D L Houghton lbw Cairns 31
*A Flower c Spearman b Kennedy 6
G J Whittall not out 9
H H Streak not out 15
Extras (lb1 nb5 w1) 7
Total (for 5, 30.4 overs) 82
Fall: 1-8 2-13 3-21 4-41 5-56.
To bat: P A Strang, B Strang, E Brandes, H R Olonga.
Bowling (to date): Cairns 12.4-4-23-3; Allott 9-2-29-1; Kennedy 7-2-18- 1; Twose 2-0-11-0.