Worker half century helps New Zealand to 198
Allrounder George Worker hit an aggressive half-century on his New Zealand debut as the tourists equalled the highest Twenty20 international total in Zimbabwe during on Sunday’s one-off match at Harare Sports Club.
Worker smashed four sixes and three fours as he scored 62 from just 38 balls, helping New Zealand post 198 for five after they lost the toss and were asked to bat first by Zimbabwe. The total matched Pakistan’s 198 for four at the same ground in September <g data-gr-id="9">2011,</g> while Worker’s score was the eighth highest by a player on T20 international debut and the third highest by a New Zealander. The 25-year-old topped the run-scoring charts in last season’s Ford Trophy, but was a late addition to the New Zealand squad for their tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa after Mitchell Santner was ruled out by a thumb injury.