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  • 8:10 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, Zimbabwe 55/0 | Overs 30 | NZ 582/4 | BATTING: Tino Mawoyo 20, Chamu Chibhabha 31: STUMPS! Zimbabwe are ticking along well and the opening wicket stand has crossed 50. New Zealand have tried all their options and are yet to get a breakthrough. They will want to get some early wickets on Day 3.

  • 7:25 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, Zimbabwe 27/0 | Overs 21 | BATTING: Tino Mawoyo 7, Chamu Chibhabha 20: Zimbabwe are continuing their slow approach, but have successfully seen off the new ball. Maybe now they will start playing some shots. Chibhabha has moved into the 20s and will look to consolidate on this start.

  • 6:53 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, Zimbabwe 12/0 | Overs 12 | BATTING: Tino Mawoyo 1, Chamu Chibhabha 11: There were a couple of well directed bouncers from Tim Southee, but both the openers have survived. With Santner into the attack now, New Zealand could well be looking for early wickets.

  • 6:18 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, Zimbabwe 0/0 | Overs 4 | BATTING: Tino Mawoyo 0, Chamu Chibhabha 0: Zimbabwe have started cautiously. Tim Southee and Trent Boult have bowled FOUR maidens to start with. But they haven’t been worrying ones. Not much swing.

  • 5:53 PM IST

    New Zealand have declared at 582-4!

  • 5:46 PM IST

    As players head for Tea on Day 2, we have again seen a dominant session of play from New Zealand. Taylor and Watling have found no difficulty at all. As Watling heads towards back-to-back centuries, the declaration might not be far away. Another toiling day it has been, for Zimbabwe’s bowlers. Phew! Hope their misery ends soon. Stay tuned for the final session.

  • 5:31 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 567/4 | Overs 147.3 | BATTING: Ross Taylor 114, BJ Watling 82: The declaration might be round the corner. Perhaps, Williamson is waiting for Watling to reach his hundred. It’s a mountain of a score already for Zimbabwe. No pressure on the New Zealand batsmen whatsoever.

  • 5:08 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 540/4 | Overs 141 | BATTING: Ross Taylor 100, BJ Watling 70: Loud appeal from Sean Williams as well as the ‘keeper but umpire not interested and Watling will be there at the crease. Meanwhile, Taylor completes his century off 142 deliveries, acknowledges crowd and teammates.

  • 4:40 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 515/4 | Overs 136 | BATTING: Ross Taylor 84, BJ Watling 61: Watling has gone on to make his 12th Test half-century and his second in as many innings. Zimbabwe bowlers have toiled hard till now as Taylor and Watling has milked them for easy runs. Taylor is eyeing his 15th Test ton. Both players have so added 126 runs for the fifth wicket.

  • 4:26 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 489/4 | Overs 130 | BATTING: Ross Taylor 73, BJ Watling 46: So, New Zealand continue building up the total to a huge target. Williamson is probably looking to take the score beyond 500, making things harder for Zimbabwe. Watling looks strong to get his fifty, Taylor aims at another hundred.

  • 3:52 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 451/4| Overs 122 | BATTING: Ross Taylor 54, BJ Watling 29 : Welcome back after lunch, both Taylor and Watling will look to get as many runs as possible. Taylor will surely be eyeing another Test century in his kitty. Watling will want to second his score from the first innings.

  • 3:04 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 436/4| Overs 117 | BATTING: Ross Taylor 50, BJ Watling 18 : LUNCH! Both Taylor and Watling have played well, until lunch. Taylor has gone on to secure his 25th half-century in Tests. In this innings Taylor has also managed to go past Martin Crowe’s tally of 5,444 Test runs for New Zealand.

  • 2:38 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 410/4| Overs 110 | BATTING: Ross Taylor 38, BJ Watling 7 : This has been a quite spell for New Zealand. Zimbabwe with the new-ball have been good and have bowled at perfect line and length. It is important for Taylor to anchor the innings and near New Zealand to a score of 500+. The pitch this morning has offered nothing to the batsmen and been on the slower side.

  • 2:22 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 389/4| Overs 105 | BATTING: Ross Taylor 24, BJ Watling 0 : Greame Cremer into the attack for Zimbabwe, Cremer has toiled hard so far. Excellent boundary by Nicholls, wide and dispatched to the extra-cover fence. OUT!!! Cremer gets his man. Nicholls looking to to sweep the ball miss it completely.Ball struck him straight on the pads between the off and middle stump. BJ Watling comes into the middle.

  • 2:03 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 381/3| Overs 102 | BATTING: Ross Taylor 22, Henry Nicholls 10 : This has been a good first hour of play for both the teams. Zimbabwe have managed to get the crucial wicket of Kane Williamson. Taylor, who scored a century in the first Test, will be eager to replicate his performance. Nicholls, who has so far had a tough outing will be eyeing a good score to cement his place in the team.

  • 1:38 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 369/3| Overs 98.1 | BATTING: Ross Taylor 20, Henry Nicholls : The new-ball has provided Zimbabwe a crucial breakthrough.OUT!! Williamson departs for 113. Wide and Williamson tried to cut, gets the only fielder standing near gully. First wicket to Chinouya. Taylor has steadily moved on to 20’s and looking good to get another Test half-century. Williamson on the other hand had looked good before his dismissal.

  • 1:26 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 355/2 | Overs 95| BATTING: Kane Williamson 104 , Ross Taylor 15 : Both Williamson and Taylor have looked solid and calm this morning. Zimbabwe have looked nice with the new-ball. The pitch has hardly offered anything to the batsmen. NZ will look to get as many runs on the board till lunch.

  • 1:05 PM IST

    Live cricket scores and updates, New Zealand 342/2 | Overs 92| BATTING: Kane Williamson 102 (136), Ross Taylor 6 (5): FOUR! and this brings up Williamson’s 14th Test century. With this he also becomes the 13th and youngest player to score Test tons against all Test playing nations. Williamson is on the brink of yet another ton. Taylor too has gotten off the mark with a boundary. NZ in commanding position, Zimbabwe need to get a couple of early wickets today.

Greetings everyone! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live match coverage of Day Two of the second Test between New Zealand (NZ) and Zimbabwe (ZIM). The Black Caps showed their batting supremacy on Day One at Bulawayo as they ended with the score reading 329/2 at Stumps. Martin Guptill and Tom Latham took them off to a magnificent start. They put on a 169-run partnership until Guptill was trapped in front by Donald Tiripano. One wicket didn’t let to another as Kane Williamson came out, played some positive cricket and put on another stand with Latham, who was the star of the day, scoring yet another hundred. Zimbabwe, will have to come out with better plans on Day Two. Stay tuned as we bring you all the live updates. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Zimbabwe vs New Zealand 2016, 2nd Test at Bulawayo

Latham, in what was an almost no-error innings, enjoyed batting at the wicket which looks like a belter. Runs were not difficult to come as Zimbabwe’s seam bowlers, Tiripano, Chinouya struggled with line and length. They offfered the batsmen too much width at times and Tiripano even struggled with no-balls early on in the Test. Latham found built two solid partnerships with Guptill and them Williamson before getting caught and bowled of what became the last ball of the day. He went for a well-made 136.

Zimbabwe will have to do their homework, and reassess their plans as they head into the second day’s play. The spinners Graeme Cremer and John Nyumbu did pose a threat before the final session but didn’t have a wicket to show for it. They bowled a number of full tosses in the third session of play and that meant easy runs for the New Zealand batsmen who were settled at the crease. Williamson was unbeated on 95 at stumps and is set for a hundred.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Zimbabwe vs New Zealand 2016, 2nd Test at Bulawayo