Highlights Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 4 at Bulawayo: Hosts lead by 18 runs

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FirstCricket Staff, Nov,01 2017

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Report, Day 3: An unbroken partnership of 144 down the order between Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder gave West Indies a 48-run lead over Zimbabwe at stumps on day three of the second test on Tuesday.

West Indies still had three wickets in hand at 374-7 in its first innings, with Dowrich and captain Holder both hitting unbeaten half-centuries in their eighth-wicket stand.

They took West Indies past Zimbabwe's 326 all out, with the chance of building a significant lead on day four.

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

Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer and Windies captain Jason Holder. AFP

Dowrich was 75 not out and Holder 71 not out to rescue the West Indies innings after they came together on 230-7. At that point, it appeared the tourists, who are 1-0 up in the two-match series, would have a first-innings deficit to claw back.

Their mid-innings struggles were down to a five-wicket haul from part-time Zimbabwe spinner Sikandar Raza, who cut through the West Indian middle order for his 5-82, his first five-for in tests.

Dowrich and Holder provided late impetus, though, with Dowrich hitting nine fours in a career-best test score for him. Holder struck six fours and a six and the West Indians were in position to increase their 48-run advantage.

A lead of 100-plus would go a long way to securing the series for West Indies, which took advantage of an escape for Holder when he was on 11. He appeared to be out lbw to Raza but Zimbabwe wasn't able to send the umpire's not out decision to DRS because it had used up its reviews.

With inputs from AP

Published Date: Nov 01, 2017 | Updated Date: Nov 01, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4058 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6680 119
3 New Zealand 6646 117
4 England 6550 115
5 Australia 6143 112
6 Pakistan 4875 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 2262 126
2 Pakistan 2843 124
3 India 3385 121
4 England 2029 119
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112