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2nd Test: New Zealand thrash Zimbabwe by 254 runs

August 10, 2016 17:39 IST

IMAGE: New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner celebrates a wicket against Zimbabwe. Photograph: ICC.

Part-time spinners Ish Sodhi and Martin Guptill bagged three wickets each as Zimbabwe folded on the final day of the second test to hand New Zealand a comprehensive 254-run victory on Wednesday.

New Zealand won the two-match series 2-0 after bowling Zimbabwe out for 132 in their second innings, though the home side were also hampered by poor umpiring decisions.

IMAGE: New Zealand players appeal for a wicket. Photograph: ICC.

Sodhi took 3-19 and Guptill career-best figures of 3-11 as they tore through the Zimbabwe batting line-up after lunch having set the home side an imposing victory target of 387.

New Zealand now head to South Africa for another two-test series starting in Durban on Aug. 19.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 582/4d & 166/2d

vs Zimbabwe 362 & 132

New Zealand won by 254 runs

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