Bulawayo: Nov 6, 2011
New Zealand lead Zimbabwe by 325 runs with three wickets in hand at tea on the fourth day on Friday of their one-off Test at Queens Sports Club.
New Zealand was reduced to 212/7 in its second innings after pace bowler Kyle Jarvis, playing only his third Test, generated good pace and swing on a rather flat wicket to claim 5/64.
Continuing from 28/2 overnight, Kane Williamson (68) and captain Ross Taylor (76) strung a solid 119 for the fourth wicket to put the Black Caps in control until both fell lbw to Jarvis.
Jarvis, who removed Martin Guptill, the opener and first-innings century-maker, for a duck in the last session of day three, also dismissed Jeetan Patel (9) and Dean Brownlie (9) before lunch on Friday.
Jarvis was ably supported by experienced spinner Ray Price, who removed BJ Watling for 3 for his second wicket of the innings. (AFP)
Brief Scores: New Zealand 426 (Martin Guptill 109, Ross Taylor 76, Dean Brownlie 63; Chris Mpofu 4 for 92) and 212 for 7 (Ross Taylor 76, Kane Williamson 68, Daniel Vettori 22*; Kyle Jarvis 5 for 64, Ray Price 2 for 73) lead Zimbabwe 313 all out (Vusimuzi Sibanda 93, Malcilm Waller 72*, Brendan Taylor 50; Daniel Vettori 5 for 70) by 325 runs.