Zimbabwe A v Ireland, Harare, 3rd day October 19, 2015

Chakabva, Waller tons build Zimbabwe A big lead

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe A 392 and 320 for 6 (Waller 118, Chakabva 101) lead Ireland 353 (Poynter 125, Garwe 4-61) by 359 runs

File photo: Malcolm Waller hit 10 fours and three sixes during his 118 © Associated Press

Regis Chakabva and Malcolm Waller both scored hundreds and shared a 199-run partnership, as Zimbabwe A built a huge lead going into the final day against Ireland at the Harare Sports Club.

Ireland, who began the day at 292 for 6, could add only 61 runs to that score. John Mooney, the No.8 batsman, chipped in with a valuable 30, but received little by way of support from the other tailenders, as Ireland fell 40 runs short of taking the lead. Fast bowler Trevor Garwe was the pick of Zimbabwe A's bowlers, collecting 4 for 61.

Zimbabwe A's openers Hamilton Masakadza and Peter Moor began the second innings brightly, adding 40 inside seven overs, but a mini-collpase led to the hosts losing three wickets for just 34 runs. Chakabva and Waller, however, led a counterattack, batting together for 45 overs, and guided Zimbabwe A towards the 300-run mark. Chakabva hit eight fours and six for his 101, while Waller's 118 featured 10 fours and three sixes. Both batsmen fell towards the end of the day, but Zimbabwe A still ended strongly at 320 for 6, with a lead of 359 runs.