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  • 8:15 PM IST

    Live
    Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at
    Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 315/4 in 100 overs, Batting: Ross Taylor38 * (77) & Ish Sodhi 8* (15):
    And that’s stumps for the day. NZ have a healthy lead of 153 runs with 6 wickets still remaining for them. ZIM picked up just 4 wickets in the entire day and have a mountain to climb tomorrow if they want to draw the match.

  • 7:55 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 299/4 in 94.4 overs, Batting: Ross Taylor 28* (63) & Ish Sodhi 0* (0): Zimbabwe have picked up a few wickets but thanks to their dismal outing with the bat in the first innings, they have already conceded a lead of 137 runs for New Zealand with Ross Taylor still at the crease.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    OUT! Kane Williamson c Hamilton Masakadza b Graeme Cremer 91(179)

  • 7:08 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New
    Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 236/2
    in 78 overs, Batting: Kane Williamson 81(157), Ross Taylor 8(22):
    Zimbabwe have the option of taking a new ball now. It looks very difficult for Zimbabwe now to get a breakthrough here. Cremer must look out for positive changes and field set. Fielding has not been very impressive today. It is drinks.

  • 7:02 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New
    Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 236/2
    in 78 overs, Batting: Kane Williamson 81(157), Ross Taylor 8(22):
    New Zealand look to build a huge total from
    here. Williamson aiming his century now and look quite set. It is not going to
    be easy for the hosts bowlers to get him out. Taylor will take his time. What
    can be helpful for Zimbabwe is another wicket or two here.

  • 6:31 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 236/2 in 73 overs: Kane Williamson 75 (145): Hamilton Masakadza gets his first. Latham goes for 105. Edges a slower delivery to the wicketkeeper. Soft dismissal!

    OUT! Tom Latham c Chari b Hamilton Masakadza 105 (209)

  • 6:15 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 214/1 in 67 overs: Tom Latham 104 (204) & Kane Williamson 71 (137): Hundred for tom Latham, his fourth in this format! Though it came against the Zimbabwe bowler, who are thin as well as experience, it still counts… He needs to keep going and eye even bigger score.

  • 6:00 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at
    Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 214/1 in 67 overs: Tom Latham 98 (196) & Kane Williamson 61 (126):
    Tea time, it is! Tom Latham is 2 runs short of his 4th Test hundred. He has been immaculate so far and has hit 11 stunning boundaries. Captain Kane Williamson, on the other hand, looks set for a big one as well. We are in for a run fest, aren’t we?

  • 4:57 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at
    Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 187/1 in 56.2 overs: Tom Latham 85* (161) & Kane Williamson 51* (97):
    No damage yet for the visitors as they continue to build on a big lead for their side in the first innings. Williamson has reached yet another fifty while Lotham is looking solid at the other end too. Will he get to his hundred?

  • 4:42 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at
    Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 167/1 in 51 overs: Tom Latham 78* (152) & Kane Williamson 43* (75):
    Both the players are looking set for a big score with no problems facing the clueless bowling of Zimbabwe. NZ have a lead of 5 runs.

  • 3:55 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at
    Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 123/1 in 40 overs: Tom Latham 53* (114) & Kane Williamson 20* (46):
    Lotham has got to a fifty while Williamson looking as good as he usually does. They are wiling to play the waiting game for the time being. Zimbabwe need to be aggressive in their approach to stop the Kiwis.

  • 3:38 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at
    Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 102/1 in 36 overs: Tom Latham 47* (106) & Kane Williamson 7* (29):
    At lunch on Day 2, Zimbabwe are struggling in the test. With only one wicket down so far, tough times ahead of the home team. They still have a 62 runs lead in the game and will like to get some important breakthroughs before New Zealand gets close to their score. Till now, their bowlers have not bowled wicket taking deliveries and the field setting is also debatable.

  • 2:31 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at
    Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 84/1 in 30 overs: Tom Latham 36* (85) & Kane Williamson 1* (13):
    Finally Zimbabwe pick up a wicket. Guptill gone after a well made 40. Williamson comes in as Lotham playing a patient innings from the other end.

  • 2:16 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at
    Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 79/0 in 25 overs: Martin Guptill 40* (83)
    & Tom Latham 33* (72):
    No success for the home team till now. Graeme Cremer has been introduced from one end along with Chibabha. The problem with Zimbabwe has been that they are not bowling wicket-taking lines. Plus the field setting is also defensive. On the other hand, both the openers from NZ are well set now.

  • 1:44 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at
    Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 65/0 in 20 overs: Martin Guptill 29* (64)
    & Tom Latham 30* (61):
    Zimbabwe bowlers leaking a boundary almost every over. The pressure is not being appiled by their skipper as the field is pretty much open and both the openers playing the ball at its merit.

  • 1:22 PM IST

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    Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at
    Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 47/0 in 15 overs: Martin Guptill 20* (44)
    & Tom Latham 23* (50)
    – New Zealand openers playing well. They are pouncing on the bad balls and defensing the good ones, so far. A beautiful shot by Lotham off Chinouya off the 15th over. NZ trail by 117 runs.

  • 1:05 PM IST

    Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand (NZ) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM), 1st Test at Bulawayo, Day 2: New Zealand 36/0 in 11 overs: Martin Guptill 18* (32) & Tom Latham 16* (36)– Chinouya has started the proceedings of the day from the home side. Guptill played the over nicely and picked up four runs for his side. ZIM need wickets and that too quickly this morning.

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Zimbabwe have a mountain to climb if they want to comeback in this match © Getty Images

Greetings everyone! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket coverage of the first Test match between New Zealand and Zimbabwe. Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo is hosting this encounter which might hold different importance for both the teams. Finally ready to host a nation for Test match cricket, Zimbabwe have had their own issues heading into the two-match series. They haven’t really had preparations to the extent they would have liked. Add to that their injury concerns and it almost gets worse for them. Day One of the first Test showed the weaknesses of the home team as they were bundled out for 164 runs on the board. In reply New Zealand have already made 32 for 0 and will be making to make further amends in today’s play. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Zimbabwe  vs  New Zealand ,Live Score, 1st Test match at Bulawayo

Neil Wagner along with Time Southee and Micheal Santer wrecked havoc of an inexperienced batting line-up of Zimbabwe and dismissed their side on the first day only. New Zealand openers, Martin Guptill and Tom Lotham, are not out at the crease and will like to make the most of it as they have been given a good platform by their bowlers and they have all the time in the world to play a big innings.

Zimbabwe XI: Chamu Chibhabha, Brian Chari, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Prince Masvaure, Regis Chakabva(wk), Graeme Cremer(c), Donald Tiripano, Michael Chinouya
New Zealand XI: Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, BJ Watling, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult