Raza-Moor of the same needed by Zimbabwe on day 5

At 46-4 there were questions about whether this second test between Zimbabwe and Windies would make it to the fifth day at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

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Indeed 5-1, 8-2, 23-3 and then the aforementioned fall of the fourth wicket still a long way from the first innings 122 deficit indeed Zimbabwe looked like they would fold easily, deephroating the shotgun in the form of the Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel.

But it was the resolute fight from Sikandar Raza(57) and Peter Moor(39) that a record fifth wicket untroubled partnership of 94 that led Zimbabwe to 140/4 and a lead of 18.

For Raza he made history by becoming the first Zimbabwean to score two half centuries and take five-for in a test match. He ended on 5-99.

Earlier Windies captian Jason Holder made 110 with his partner Shane Dorwich (106) pushed the Windies on early morning before Tendai Chisoro, luckless on day three removed the final trio of wickets

On a pitch that seems to be doing less the match is finely poised with both sides in with a shout of producing a result here. The Windies will fancy themselves with the second new ball which has been nipping back in and the Zimbabwean batsmen seemingly less than keen to put willow to ball when the quicks were on.

For Zimbabwe they will need to dig in pushing this partneship as close to lunch if not beyond as they can, with the same spirit they showed especially after tea on day four.

Play resumes at 9.30am for the final day’s play.

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