Action Replay ICC Cricket World Cup - South Africa 2003

3rd Super Six Match: New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 8 Mar 2003
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Tatenda Taibu, though, was not going to allow himself to be demoralised by the loss of his idol. Playing with great maturity, the young man in the company of his captain Heath Streak set about rebuilding the Zimbabwean innings. Initially, it was hard grind as just 45 runs came in 16 overs. But when Stephen Fleming brought in Astle to bowl the 41st over, Taibu hit the first ball over backward square leg for a six to signal the opening of the sluice-gates. By the time he was dismissed in the 43rd over, the Zimbabwean wicketkeeper had notched up his maiden half-century in 26 ODIs, making 53 off 79 balls (one six and three fours).

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