Zim keep their wickets but face uphill battle

New Zealand

Zimbabwe reached stumps on day two of the second Test in Bulawayo still 527 runs behind New Zealand, but had done well not to lose any wickets for their 55 runs.

Zimbabawe had faced an agonisingly slow 30 overs for those runs, after the Black Caps had declared on 582 for four earlier in the day.

New Zealand began the day already well ahead, with Tom Latham scoring a ton on day one and Kane Williamson still unbeaten on 95 overnight. He soon made sure of his century, but was out for 113.

Ross Taylor was the third batsman to score a century in the innings, recording 124 not out after starting the day on zero and facing his first delivery. He hit 10 fours in his knock.

BJ Watling was the other Kiwi to cash in, as he made 83 not out before the declaration arrived. Only Henry Nicholls, who made 15, failed to score at least 80.

As such, Zimbabwe had to bat out the session without losing too many wickets, and they made sure of their defense to lose none. Tino Mawoyo was on 20 off 91 balls at stumps, while Chamu Chibhabha was on 31 off 89.