3 Feb 2012

NZ takes one-dayer

10:19 pm on 3 February 2012

The New Zealand cricketers have convincingly beaten Zimbabwe by 90 runs in the opening one day international in Dunedin.

Zimbabwe bowled the Black Caps out for 248 with eight balls remaining, but the tourists were themselves bowled out for 158 at the start of the 42nd over.

Martin Guptil top-scored with 70 and was named man of the match.

Senior bowler Kyle Mills took 3 wickets, and part-timer Rob Nicol took 4 for 19.