5 Mar 2011

Vettori pleased after demolition of Zimbabwe

2:08 pm on 5 March 2011

The New Zealand cricket team dominated Zimbabwe from ball one in Ahmedabad to romp to their second 10-wicket win in the World Cup and get their spluttering campaign back on track.

Paceman Tim Southee led a disciplined bowling attack as the Black Caps skittled Zimbabwe for 162 runs after the Africans chose to bat first in the Group A match at the Sardar Patel Stadium.

Openers Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum then smashed their way to victory in in less than 34 overs, scoring 86 and 76 not out respectively.

Captain Daniel Vettori was thrilled at his side's convincing performance with the bat and ball after being put to the sword by Australia.

The Black Caps' next match is against Pakistan on Tuesday night before their final group games against Canada and World Cup co-hosts Sri Lanka.