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Pacer Neil Wagner bags six wickets as New Zealand restrict Zimbabwe to 164 on Day 1

New Zealand closed the day on 32 without loss, with Tom Latham on 16 and Martin Guptill on 14.

Pacer Neil Wagner bags six wickets as New Zealand restrict Zimbabwe to 164 on Day 1

Bulawayo Province: Left-arm seamer Neil Wagner`s raw pace and aggression proved too much for an out-of-touch Zimbabwean batting lineup as New Zealand stamped their authority on the first Test on the opening day at Queens Sports Club on Thursday.

On a surface offering little to the bowlers, Wagner bent his back and used the short ball to good effect to take career-best figures of 6 for 41, bowling Zimbabwe out for just 164 after they had won the toss and elected to bat first.

Zimbabwe had not played a Test since November 2014, and the hiatus showed in their inability to occupy the crease on a pitch that held no demons.

New Zealand closed the day on 32 without loss, with Tom Latham on 16 and Martin Guptill on 14.

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