Malcolm Waller looks back at historic run-chase

Zimbabwe’s Malcolm Waller looks back at Tuesday’s ODI in Bulawayo where his side successfully chased down more than 300 for the first time in a one-day international for a record-breaking one-wicket win over New Zealand in a last-over finish at Queens Sports Club on Tuesday.

Waller’s match-winning innings of 99 came off just 74 balls. He hit 10 fours and a six in a stunning fightback to give the Zimbabweans their first win of the tour.

“I just tried to relax and stay calm as much as possible. I knew if you got carried away and not watch the ball, it will not happen. So, I just put all the focus on watching the ball and just decided to play as it came” said Waller.

“We were really chasing what was a very big total. We got a pretty good start when Brendan (Taylor) set a very good platform and got us going in the right direction. And then Elton (Chigumbura) hit it so well which made it pretty easy for us to stay calm.”

Zimbabwe made the highest second innings total ever in a one-dayer at the Bulawayo ground to overhaul New Zealand’s imposing 328-5 with a ball to spare, avoiding a series whitewash.

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