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Twitter Reactions: Windies try to gain control after centuries from Holder and Dowrich

Twitter lauded Holder for a responsible innings with the bat, while Brendan Taylor was trolled for his constant failures.

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Jason Holder. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Resuming from their overnight score of 374/7, the West Indian batsmen continued to extend their lead. Both Shane Dowrich and skipper Jason Holder went on to register centuries. Holder became the first ever Windies batsman to score a hundred batting at No.9. However, they were dismissed in quick succession as the visitors were all out for a total of 448.

The Caribbeans managed to gain a crucial lead of 122 runs. Sikandar Raza was amongst the pick of the bowlers as he got his first fifer. Tendai Chisoro who went wicketless yesterday accounted for all the three wickets that fell today. Skipper Graeme Cremer and Chris Mpofu managed to get a wicket each.

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The Zimbabwean batting line-up had a tough task on their hands. However, the openers Solomon Mire and centurion in the first innings, Hamilton Masakadza was dismissed cheaply leaving the hosts reeling at 8/2. Brendan Taylor failed to make it count again while Craig Ervine was bowled as Zimbabwe were reduced to 46/4.

Just when it seemed that an innings defeat was possible, Sikandar Raza and Peter Moor helped rescue their team out of the woods with an unbeaten partnership of 94 runs for the fifth wicket. While Raza went on to score a half century, Peter Moor was not out on 39.

Zimbabwe were 140/4 at stumps on Day 4 as they lead by 18 runs. Kemar Roach was stupendous and his impressive bowling figures of 2/14 from 12 overs was a sublime proof of that. Shannon Gabriel and Devendra Bishoo also managed to get a wicket each.

The match seemed evenly poised with Zimbabwe still in a position to draw. As for the Windies is concerned, they would be looking to get rid of Raza as soon as possible and restrict their lead. Twitter lauded Holder for a responsible innings with the bat, while Brendan Taylor was trolled for his constant failures.

The most notable tweets that surfaced during Day 4 of the second Test:

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