At the Harare Sports Club, Nidamanuru's counterattacking first ODI century—which included nine fours and three sixes—helped the Netherlands rally from 6-110 to defeat Zimbabwe's 249 all out with one ball remaining. On Tuesday, the Netherlands won by three wickets after scoring 7-255 in total. Despite Nidamanuru's outstanding performance, his side still required 19 runs from the final two overs. The Netherlands grabbed 15 off the 49th over thanks to sixs from Nidamanuru and a four from the last man, Paul van Meekeren.
The Netherlands only needed one run off two after Brad Evans only allowed three runs to be scored off the first four balls in the last over. Van Meekeren, under pressure, hit a six off the last ball of the contest to win the Netherlands a 1-0 series lead.