Zimbabwe XI v Australia A: Australia A’s tour to Zimbabwe - Phillip Hughes scores ton as Australia A take lead - Day 2 Recap

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Zimbabwe XI v Australia A: Australia A’s tour to - Phillip Hughes scores ton as Australia A take lead - Day 2 Recap
Zimbabwe XI 1st innings - 230 all out v Australia A 1st innings - 294 for 4, Australia lead by 64 runs by Day 2 end, played a superb knock of 125 against Zimbabwe XI, on the second day of the four-day tour match, played at the Country Club Harare, on July 16, 2011.
Australia closed the day on 294 for 4, taking a lead of 64 runs, where the star of the show was Hughes, who brought up a well deserved century, stroking 15 boundaries.
Earlier, Zimbabwe could only add 24 runs to their overnight, Day 1 score, as Australia bowlers took full use of the second new ball to dismiss the last 4 wickets in less than an hour.
When Day 2 started, Zimbabwean in form all-rounder,, resumed their innings on 0 and 1 respectively.
However, the day started terribly for the Zimbabwean batters, when Aussie pace-man,, who was wicket less on the first day, took 3 of the last four wickets.
He first removed Chigumbura, who failed to open his account, trapping him leg before wicket.  The next to go was Tendai Chatara, who too went for a duck as Siddle bowled with pace and purpose.
The next wicket fell to fellow pacer, for 4.
Siddle then grabbed his third, dismissing the no. 11, This left Wallace stranded on 14, with the Zimbabwean team all-out for 230.
As Aussie openers and Phil Hughes came to bat, they attacked the Zimbabwean bowlers from the word go, with Warner especially taking charge to Chatara.
He was well supported by Hughes, as both put on a gutsy looking 84, for the first wicket.
However, Warner, just minutes before the lunch break, fell to Vitore, after substitute fielder Mutizwa took his catch. He fell just two runs of the 50 mark.
Resuming after lunch, Hughes, who now was partnered by, built on the innings and reached a well made half century.
The Zimbabweans, through Chatara, found a life line when he dismissed Khawaja, who was on 26, with the help of five boundaries.
This brought the in-form runs on the other end.
Shorty after surpassing the host’s first innings total, Ferguson fell as cleaned him up. This brought the Kangaroos’ captain, Paine in the middle, as he celebrated Hughes’ 100.
Hughes added another 25 before falling to Chigumbura, to extend his side’s lead to 54.
At the end of play, it was Paine and, who occupied the crease with 19 and 10 not out respectively.



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