Highlights Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 5 at Bulawayo: Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva persistence help hosts draw

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FirstCricket Staff, Nov,02 2017

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Day 4 Report: Centuries from Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich at the tail end of Windies' first innings took it to 448 all out on Day 4 of the second test against Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

By stumps, Zimbabwe held a narrow lead but only had six second-innings wickets in hand at 140-4 and faced a challenge to keep West Indies at bay.

Graeme Cremer and Jason Holder, captain of Zimbabwe and West Indies respectively. AFP

Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer and Windies captain Jason Holder. AFP

The lead was just 18 runs for the home team, which is 1-0 down in the series and needs to push for victory to get anything from the two-test contest.

The Windies first innings was saved by captain Holder, who made 110 batting at No. 9, and No. 8 Dowrich, who made 103 for his first test century.

Their eighth-wicket stand was ultimately worth 212, taking Windies out of trouble at 230-7 to a position of control at 442-8 when the partnership was finally broken by Zimbabwe seamer Tendai Chisoro (3-113).

Windies was finally all out for a 122-run first-innings lead.

While Holder and Dowrich put Windies in control with that double-century stand, quick bowler Kemar Roach pressed home the advantage with two wickets in the first six overs of Zimbabwe's second innings.

Roach (2-14) removed both openers and fellow quick Shannon Gabriel pitched in with the wicket of Brendan Taylor as Zimbabwe slipped to 46-4.

Sikandar Raza led the recovery with an unbeaten 58, with PJ Moor alongside him on 39 not out.

They pushed Zimbabwe into a narrow lead at stumps, but have plenty more work to do on the final day.

With inputs from AP

Published Date: Nov 02, 2017 | Updated Date: Nov 02, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 3607 120
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114