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Latham builds Black Caps lead

Sky Sports Sky Sports 29/07/2016

Getty © Provided by BSkyB Getty Tom Latham hit a fourth Test hundred for New Zealand as they built a 151-run lead over Zimbabwe on day two of the first Test in Bulawayo.

After skittling the hosts out for 164 on the first day, New Zealand - resuming on 32-0 - built a commanding first-innings lead, closing on 315-4.

Latham (105) and Martin Guptill (40) advanced the Black Caps score to 79 before the first wicket fell, Guptill caught on the drive at gully off Chamu Chibhabha (1-22).

Latham and Kane Williamson (91) then shared in a 156-run stand for the second wicket, spanning most of the morning and all of the afternoon session.

Latham was on 98 at the tea interval, but swiftly brought up his century, off 200 balls, after the restart, although fell soon after, nicking Hamilton Masakadza (1-25) through to the wicketkeeper.

Williamson would be denied a 14th Test ton to add to his tally as he edged leg-spinner Graeme Cremer (1-113) to slip nine short of a century.

It was just rewards for Cremer after he'd seemingly dismissed the batsman in the same fashion when on 72, only for the catch to controversially be deemed not to have carried.

Zimbabwe added the further strike of Henry Nicholls before the close, caught behind off Donald Tiripano (1-51), but Ross Taylor (38no) remains at the crease for the visitors, who already have a sizeable first-innings lead.

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