Zimbabwe XI v Australia A, Tour match, 2nd day July 12, 2011

Chigumbura leads spirited response in draw

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia A 427 for 4 dec (Ferguson 156*, Warner 152) drew with Zimbabwe 306 for 9 (Chigumbura 95, Mutizwa 67, Beer 6-109)

Zimbabwe XI batted out the second day against Australia A as their game ended in a draw. Elton Chigumbura, the former Zimbabwe captain, led the response to an imposing 427 for 4 declared, top-scoring with 95. After being reduced to 54 for 3 at one stage, the Zimbabwe XI middle order put up a fight.

Regis Chakabva supported Chigumbura in a stand of 80 for the fourth wicket, Malcolm Waller made a quick 25 and Forster Mutizwa contributed 67 in a partnership of 81 with Chigumbura. Mutizwa's innings was an attacking one, coming off 70 balls with five fours and two sixes. Michael Beer, the left-arm spinner, was the star for Australia A, taking 6 for 109 but Zimbabwe XI put up a spirited performance in reaching 306 for 9 at the close.