Gisborne: Regis Chakabve made an unbeaten 87 as Zimbabwe built a 56-run first innings lead on the second day of its three-day tour match against a New Zealand XI on Sunday.
Chakabve's innings and half centuries to Tatenda Taibu (66) and Malcolm Waller (58) guided Zimbabwe to 328 for nine at stumps in reply to the New Zealand XI's 272 for 7 declared.
Chakabve, batting No. 6, had faced 183 balls by the close of play and had hit 12 fours and two sixes in a commanding innings.
He shared partnerships of 119 for the fourth wicket with Taibu, reviving the Zimbabwe innings after it had slumped to 55 for 3, 46 for the ninth wicket with Shingirai Masakadza and had put on 72 for the 10th wicket with Raymond Price by stumps.