The Kiwis first bundled out Elton Chigumbura and Co. for a paltry 162 in 46. 2 overs on a good batting strip. It was a disciplined bowling effort by the Kiwis as Tim Southee (3/29), Kyle Mills (2/29) and skipper Daniel Vettori (2/25) shared the spoils.
New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum didn't have any difficulty in chasing down the target as they accomplished the job in only 33.3 overs.
Guptill struck seven fours and two sixes in his unbeaten knock of 86 off 108 deliveries while McCullum slammed two sixes and six fours as he stayed undefeated on 76 from 95 balls.
Image: New Zealand Martin Guptill, left, and Brendon McCullum interact during their partnership in the Group A match between New Zealand and Zimbabwe in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, March 4, 2011.Text: PTI