New Zealand's Blackcaps ran roughshod over a hapless Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, bowling the hosts out for 164 on day one of the first Test.
Former New Zealand allrounder, Chris Cairns, was awarded up to $20,000 in damages from the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) after the club posted a video, the title of which suggested Cairns was guilty of match-fixing.
Zimbabwe have yet to record a victory over New Zealand at Test level and with the home side hit hard by injuries to their frontline bowlers that trend looks set to continue in Bulawayo.
With the weather set to play along and allow a full five days potentially, this also means the already sluggish track will dry out even further and crack up a bit.
New Zealand batsman Tom Latham is wary of the Bulawayo pitch for the Tests against Zimbabwe, and has warned his fellow batsmen that patience will be key on the sluggish deck.