Zimbabwe's Ervine puts up resistance against New Zealand

Tim Southee (centre) and teammates celebrate a wicket against ZimbabweCraig Ervine closed in on a dogged half-century on Monday as Zimbabwe did their best to hold off New Zealand’s bowlers on the third day of the second Test. Ervine went to tea on 48 and had debutant Peter Moor for company, as Zimbabwe reached 185 for five after 87 overs at the crease. New Zealand knew that they faced a long battle to take 20 Zimbabwean wickets when they declared on 582 for four at tea on day two, with the Queens Sports Club pitch offering no assistance to the bowlers.

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