Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 1st Test at Bulawayo, Day 2 highlights

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FirstCricket Staff, October 21, 2017

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Day 1 Report: Zimbabwe's spinners sparked a West Indies collapse on day one of the first test, with the tourists sliding from 174-3 to 219 all out in their first innings on Saturday.

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

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

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

Zimbabwe took all of the last seven wickets in the final session as legspinner Cremer and offspinner Williams found turn and bounce on the pitch in Bulawayo to give Zimbabwe an early advantage in the first of two tests.

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

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

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

Chase's dismissal just after tea to Sikandar Raza, another spin bowler, set off the West Indies collapse. Shane Dowrich and captain Jason Holder fell to Williams and the last three West Indians were out for ducks.

Hope continued to show the form that made him West Indies' standout player in the recent series loss in England, hitting seven fours and a six and showing composure on the spinning pitch. His teammates let him down, though, and he finished 10 short of a third century in his last five innings.

Zimbabwe last won a test in 2013 but has been boosted for this series by the return of batsman Brendan Taylor and fast bowler Kyle Jarvis, who are resuming their test careers after giving up internationals to play in English county cricket.

Jarvis took 1-40 in his first test for four years.

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: Oct 22, 2017





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114