ZIM🆚NZ: Hosts Struggling👎 to Stay Alive😟

By Shadowfax🐎

New Zealand have firmly seized the advantage💪 and are on the cusp of victory✌ against Zimbabwe in the first Test at Bulawayo after day 3⃣. Kiwis resumed the day at 315/4 and soon lost the wicket🙆 of nightwatchman Ish Sodhi who perished to part-time spinner Sikander Raza. But Zimbabwe had misery😟 to endure when BJ Watling joined Ross Taylor. Both of them went on to build a 253-run partnership😲 which saw both batsmen get to their tons💯. Taylor remained unbeaten on 173 while Watling scored 107 before Williamson declared the innings with a lead of 412 runs👍.

Zimbabwean top order was straight away blown💥 away by Southee and Boult. Southee had Masakadza edge to slip in the very first over before a trademark inswinger👌 from Boult castled Chari. He then went on to dismiss Chibhabha and Masvaure to leave the hosts tottering at 17/4😞. Craig Ervine (49*) and Raza (37) steadied the ship⚓ a bit before the latter was sent back by Wagner. At stumps, Zimbabwe are 121/5 and staring down the barrell😏.

📜Scorecard: *32

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