brandon taylor zim vs nz.jpgNew Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 34 runs on Saturday despite a century by Brendan Taylor on a thrilling final day of the one-off test.

Taylor took Zimbabwe to 265-3 at the tea break, needing 101 runs to pull off an unlikely victory at Queens Sports Club, but he fell to the second ball of the final session.

The hosts still pressed for victory though and collapsed to 331 all out with less than six overs of the match remaining.
Doug Bracewell finished with figures of 5-85. Captain Daniel Vettori took the final wicket to end with 3-71.