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Nike hypervenom phinish nike mercurial victory 6 turf the brothers McCullum ensured that New Zealand sealed their twomatch Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe with a convincing win in the second game. Brendon scored 64 off 37 balls and Nathan took three key wickets with his offspin to wreck Zimbabwe’s hope of evening the series. The hosts were more competitive than they had been in the previous game; after an ordinary performance in the field they batted bravely, but the target was too tall for them.
Chris Mpofu started well, with five, precise, backofalength deliveries but indiscipline crept in when his sixth delivery was a legside nike mercurial victory 6 turf wide that ended up costing five runs. Kyle Jarvis also had an impressive initial burst with his first ball resulting in a confident appeal for lbw against McCullum. The ball looked destined for middle and leg stump but the umpire did not think so. McCullum was on two at the time and went on to capitalise on his good fortune. The floodgates opened when he clipped Jarvis over midwicket for six in the same over.
Another six, off an Mpofu slower ball took New Zealand to 28 without loss when rain interrupted play after three overs. The 20minute break shaved four overs off the game, reducing it to 18 overs a side. It should also have given Zimbabwe’s bowlers enough time to rethink their strategies, but it served only to motivate McCullum and Guptill, who returned to the crease breathing fire.
Instead of allowing the innings to unravel, Chamu Chibhabha and Elton Chigumbura took the fight to New Zealand. Chibhabha, a man known for his ability to hit the ball a long way in domestic cricket, tucked into debutant Graeme Aldridge, who bowled too full at first and too short later. Chigumbura dealt with changes in length and speed in the same fashion, by taking dispatching the deliveries over the boundary and Chibhabha did nike hypervenom phinish well to attack the spinners. Their thirdwicket partnership of 57 threatened nike mercurial victory 6 turf to give Zimbabwe an unlikely chance at victory but nike mercurial victory 6 turf Nathan McCullum put an end to any thoughts of a win.
Ya am also pondering why they have been been missing from the after match presentations since the first T20 against Pakistan. In the long term I think its gonna be at least four or five years before we see consistent strong performances as this current crop of players still needs to form a solid core of players who have done the rounds and are a little more calmer under pressure.
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