Caps Bowl Mammoth Victory

The Black Caps bowled out Zimbabwe for 51 and 143 at Napier’s McLean Park to win the one-off Test by an innings and 301 runs — New Zealand’s biggest-ever victory margin. Pacers Chris Martin and Doug Bracewell shared 13 wickets, with Martin, 37, taking Man of the Match for his match figures of 8-31 which helped New Zealand dismiss Zimbabwe twice in just 2-1/2 sessions. Martin took a career-best 6/26 and Bracewell claimed 3/26 to complete the mismatch and deliver New Zealand the eighth-largest win by an innings in Test history.


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Brilliant New Zealand Show England the Way

Brilliant New Zealand Show England the Way

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