Daniel Vettori's 20th five-wicket haul in Test cricket put New Zealand in firm control of their one-off Test match against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club yesterday.

Daniel Vettori

Vettori recorded figures of 5 for 70 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 313, before New Zealand closed day three on 28 for two, giving them an overall lead of 141.

The hosts began the day on 82 for one and put on a couple of solid partnerships, but ultimately fell short of the big total they required as their weak tail folded and Malcolm Waller was left stranded on 72 not out.