NZ tighten the noose

 Resuming from their overnight score of 28/2, the Kiwis rode on half-centuries from Kane Williamson (68) and big-hitting Ross Taylor to declare their second innings at 252 for eight in 71 overs. Doug Bracewell dismissed Vusi Sibanda and Hamilton Masakadza to leave the hosts struggling at 61 for two, needing another 305 runs for an improbable victory on the final day.

score board

New Zealand (I Innings): 426.
Zimbabwe (I Innings): 313.
New Zealand (II Innings, O/n: 28/2 in 7 overs):
B McCullum lbw Price    11
Guptill b Jarvis    0
Williamson lbw Jarvis    68
Patel b Jarvis    9
Taylor lbw Jarvis    76
Watling c Taylor b Price    3
Vettori c Ncube b Mpofu    31
Brownlie b Jarvis    9
Young (not out)    35
Bracewell (not out)    1
Extras (B-3, lb-3, nb-3)    9
Total (for 8 wkts decl, 71 overs)    252
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-23, 3-36, 4-155, 5-167, 6-179, 7-199, 8-236.
Bowling: Jarvis 18-1-64-5, Ncube 10-0-41-0, Price 29-5-87-2, Mpofu 14-1-54-1.
Zimbabwe (II Innings):
Mawoyo (batting)    27
Sibanda lbw Bracewell    13
M’kadza c Brownlie b Bracewell    19
Extras (lb-1, nb-1)    2
Total (for 2 wkts, 23.4 overs)    61
Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-61.
Bowling: Martin 6-0-26-0, Bracewell 5.4-0-17-2, Vettori 7-4-5-0, Patel 4-1-11-0, Guptill 1-0-1-0.

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