Sikandar Raza remains unbeaten on 85    AFP (File Photo)
Sikandar Raza remains unbeaten on 85 AFP (File Photo)

Sikandar Raza continued his superb performance with bat and ball as his unbeaten 85 kept Zimbabwe afloat in the second Test against West Indies on Thursday. Raza had already scored 80 in the first innings and taken 5 for 99 with his off breaks, and his second contribution with the bat allowed Zimbabwe to go to lunch on Day Five on 199 for 6, leading by 77 runs. West Indies struck twice on the final morning as they looked to wrap up the Zimbabwean innings and secure a 2-0 victory in the two-match series at Queens Sports Club.

The hosts added just 4 runs to their overnight total of 140 for 4 before Peter Moor was caught at gully for 42 off the bowling of Shannon Gabriel, while Malcolm Waller scored just 15 before he edged a delivery from leg spinner Devendra Bishoo to slip. But Raza was unmoved, using a review to overturn an incorrect lbw call after he had been given out on 72. Wicketkeeper-batsman Regis Chakabva held up the other end, making an unbeaten 11.

Brief scores:

Zimbabwe 326 & 199 for 6 (Peter Moor 42, Sikandar Raza 85*; Shannon Gabriel 2 for 28, Kemar Roach 2 for 31) lead West Indies 448 (Kieron Powell 90, Shane Dorwich 103, Jason Holder 110; Sikandar Raza 5 for 99) by 77 runs.