2nd T20: New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets in historic chase

Hamilton: New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in the second Twenty20 cricket international on Tuesday, completing the largest successful run chase in its history with two balls to spare to take the series 2-0.

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Captain Brendan Taylor, with an unbeaten 75, led Zimbabwe to 200-2 batting first - its highest score in a Twenty20 - and New Zealand rode highs and lows before sneaking to victory from the fourth ball of the final over.

The win left New Zealand unbeaten in all forms of the game in the series against Zimbabwe. It won the one-off test by an innings and 301 runs, swept the three one-day internationals and took the opening Twenty20 by seven wickets.

New Zealand now faces South Africa in three Tests, three one-day and three Twenty20 internationals.

Bureau Report