New Zealand crushed Zimbabwe by 202 runs in the final one-day international in Napier yesterday to complete a 3-0 series whitewash over the out-classed tourists.

Zimbabwe failed to fire as New Zealand, inspired by a century from skipper Brendon McCullum, plundered 373-8 in their 50 overs and then routed the Africans for 171 with six overs to spare. Captain Brendan Taylor, whose brisk 65 off 62 balls was the high point of the Zimbabwe innings