Black Caps crush Zimbabwe for series win

Legspinner Ish Sodhi finished with seven wickets in the match as New Zealand wrapped up a 254-run victory over Zimbabwe in the second Test on Wednesday to sweep the series 2-0.

Trent Boult got rid of Zimbabwe opener Tino Mawayo on the fourth day.   -  AFP

Legspinner Ish Sodhi finished with seven wickets in the match as New Zealand wrapped up a 254-run victory over Zimbabwe in the second Test on Wednesday to sweep the series 2-0.

Although Zimbabwe showed some fight early on day five when nightwatchman Donald Tiripano and first-innings centurion Craig Ervine stood firm for the better part of 90 minutes, once they had fallen to some contentious umpiring decisions the hosts folded quickly.

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Sodhi claimed three of the last four wickets to go down as Zimbabwe was bowled out for 132 in its second innings, to finish with match figures of 7 for 79.

Part-time spinner Martin Guptill also claimed three wickets in the second innings, taking 3 for 11 in seven overs.

New Zealand will now move on to South Africa, where it will face the Proteas in two Tests starting on August 19.



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