Campbell's knock helps Zimbabwe post 350

Published: Friday, August 4, 2000, 16:30 [IST]
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Bulawayo: New Zealand in reply to Zimbabwe's first innings total of 350 were 62 for two at the draw of stumps on day two of the first Test match on Wednesday at Queen's Sports Club.New Zealand's opener debutant Richardson got out in a rather streaky fashion when he dispatched a short ball only to be caught at point. His departure at 15 got in Sinclair who then put on 37 runs for the second wicket before he was adjudged lbw to Paul Strang when he failed to read a googly and ended up shouldering arms. Earlier Horne had a lucky escape when he was caught hooking, off a no ball. Zimbabwe's first innings total of 350 on the second day, off 175.2 overs, was overall a laborious effort, with occasional bright intervals.

Streak looked most uncomfortable facing the spin of Vettori and Wiseman. Zimbabwe's approach for much of the time had been too defensive. After lunch, Campbell got stuck in the eighties and yet again fell short of a Test century. He was out lbw for 88. He trod down a very dejected man. New Zealand then had the frustration of a dogged last-wicket stand between Nkala (30 not out) and Mutendera (10), which included a six over long-off by the latter off Vettori before he had his leg stump removed by Cairns to eventually finish of the home team for 350.

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