For the second successive match, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor hit an unbeaten century and finished on the losing side as New Zealand won the second one-day international by four wickets at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
Taylor made 107 not out off 105 balls with 12 fours and a six to enable Zimbabwe to reach 259 for eight.
But in-form Martin Guptill hit a century of his own to secure victory for New Zealand. Guptill, who made a hundred on debut against the West Indies in Auckland in January 2009, notched his second century in his 54th match. Brendon McCullum made 87 off 99 but was dropped four times.