Highlights, Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 1st Test at Bulawayo, Day 3: Windies lead by 429 at stumps

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FirstCricket Staff, Oct, 23 2017

West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 117 runs

219/10
Overs
82.5
R/R
2.65
Fours
23
Sixes
1
Extras
3
159/10
Overs
61.3
R/R
2.59
Fours
13
Sixes
3
Extras
2
373/10
Overs
126.0
R/R
2.96
Fours
30
Sixes
5
Extras
5
316/10
Overs
90.4
R/R
3.5
Fours
40
Sixes
2
Extras
8

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Report, Day 2: Windies turned the first Test around and led by 148 runs after five wickets from legspinner Devendra Bishoo helped bowl Zimbabwe out for 159 on Day 2 on Sunday.

Graeme Cremer and Jason Holder, captain of Zimbabwe and West Indies respectively. AFP

Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer and Windies captain Jason Holder. AFP

Windies struggled to 219 all out in its first innings but Bishoo made use of the spin-friendly pitch at Queens Sports Club to claim a fourth five-wicket haul and put the tourists in a position of strength.

The West Indians had reached 88-1 in their second innings by stumps, building a significant lead in the first of two Tests in Bulawayo.

Of the 21 wickets to fall in the first two days, 14 of them have gone to spin bowling. That's a surprising return on a surface that's just two days old, but Bishoo didn't mind as he collected 5-79.

Opener Hamilton Masakadza top-scored with 42 for Zimbabwe and Craig Ervine made 39. But Bishoo removed both of them, and the rest of Zimbabwe's batsmen couldn't muster much between them.

Kraigg Brathwaite was 38 not out and Kyle Hope 32 not out in Windies' second innings, with Kieran Powell the only wicket to fall — also to the spin of Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer.

Windies lost their most recent series 2-1 in England but showed promise on that tour and is favored to beat a Zimbabwe team that hasn't won a Test since 2013.

Despite that poor run, Zimbabwe had high hopes ahead of this series after the return of Brendan Taylor, their best batsman, and Kyle Jarvis, arguably their best quick bowler. They gave up internationals for three and four years, respectively, to play in English county cricket.

Taylor, in his first Test innings since November 2014, was out for 1 caught by Jermaine Blackwood at slip trying to play a reverse sweep off Bishoo.

With inputs from AP

Published Date: Oct 23, 2017 | Updated Date: Oct 23, 2017




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2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 Australia 3294 97
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2 India 6546 119
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
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3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119