Zimbabwe vs West Indies: Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams bowl out visitors for 219 to hand Day 1 honours to hosts

Zimbabwe's spinners sparked a Windies collapse on Day one of the first Test, with the tourists 219 all out in their first innings after being 174-3 on Saturday.

AP, Oct, 21 2017

Bulawayo: Zimbabwe's spinners sparked a Windies collapse on Day one of the first Test, with the tourists 219 all out in their first innings after being 174-3 on Saturday.

Zimbabwe took the Day 1 honours after Graeme Cremer and Sean Williams combined to skittle Windies out for 219. Image courtesy: Twitter @ZimCricketv

Zimbabwe took the Day 1 honours after Graeme Cremer and Sean Williams combined to skittle Windies out for 219. Image courtesy: Twitter @ZimCricketv

Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer took 4-64 and fellow slow bowler Sean Williams 3-20 as Windies lost their last seven wickets for 45 runs after deciding to bat first at Queens Sports Club.

Shai Hope was 90 not out and denied a century when he ran out of partners. Opener Kieran Powell made 56.

Zimbabwe were 19-0 at stumps, with Solomon Mire hitting two fours and a six and racing to 17 off 18 balls on his debut.

The visitors looked solid with Hope part of partnerships of 75 with Powell and 64 with Roston Chase (31).

But Cremer and Williams found turn and bounce on the pitch in Bulawayo to give Zimbabwe an early advantage in the first of two Tests.

Published Date: Oct 21, 2017 | Updated Date: Oct 21, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6379 120
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119