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Sean Williams scored a maiden test century in vain as New Zealand clinched a comprehensive innings and 117-run victory over hosts Zimbabwe on day four of the first test on Sunday.

Williams, who was battling flu, scored the quickest test ton by a Zimbabwe an off 106 balls before becoming the ninth man out for 119 having smashed 21 fours.

Zimbabwe were dismissed shortly before tea in their second innings for 295, with seamer Trent Boult the pick of the visiting bowlers as he picked up 4-52 on a flat batting track.

The second and final test starts on Saturday at the same venue.

Thu, 28 Jul – day 1 – New Zealand 1st innings 32/0 (MJ Guptill 14*, TWM Latham 16*, 10 ov)
Fri, 29 Jul – day 2 – New Zealand 1st innings 315/4 (LRPL Taylor 38*, IS Sodhi 5*, 100 ov)
Sat, 30 Jul – day 3 – Zimbabwe 2nd innings 121/5 (CR Ervine 49*, AG Cremer 14*, 21 ov)
Sun, 31 Jul – day 4 – Zimbabwe 2nd innings 295 (79 ov) – end of match

Toss – Zimbabwe
Series – New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts – CJ Chibhabha, MT Chinouya and PS Masvaure (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match – LRPL Taylor (New Zealand)
Umpires – MA Gough (England) and PR Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire – L Rusere
Match referee – DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire – RB Tiffin