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Moor, Raza lead Zimbabwe fightback on day four

Shannon Gabriel (left) celebrating the wicket of Brendan Taylor
Shannon Gabriel (left) celebrating the wicket of Brendan Taylor
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Zimbabwe 326 & 140-4 (Raza 58no) v
West Indies 448 (Holder 110)
Second Test, Bulawayo, day four

Sikandar Raza and Peter Moor played decisive knocks to help Zimbabwe recover from 46 for four to help them reach 140 runs without further loss of wickets as the home side have a slender 18 run lead over West Indies at stumps on day four of the second Test in Bulawayo.

Hamilton Masakadza (5) started the Zimbabwe second innings with a boundary off the first ball to reduce their trail to 124 runs but Kemar Roach (2-14) struck in quick succession to remove both Masakadza and Solomon Mire (0).

Shannon Gabriel (1-16) joined the wicket-taking act as he accounted for Brendan Taylor (0) and after a 57-ball resistance, Sean Ervine (22) was castled by Devendra Bishoo (1-38) as the home side were reduced to 46 for four.

Moor (39 not out) and Raza (58 not out) added 20 more runs in the second session to ensure Zimbabwe reached 66 for four at tea.

The boundaries came much more freely in the final session and Raza became the first Zimbabwe player to achieve fifties in both the innings as they soon erased the deficit. At stumps on day four, Zimbabwe reached 140 for four, taking their lead to 18 runs.

Earlier it was centuries from Shane Dowrich (103) and Jason Holder (110) that helped West Indies post 448 in their first innings before Tendai Chisoro (3-113) picked the final three wickets.

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