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Mar 22, 2013 at 03:35am IST

As it happened: West Indies v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 2

Live updates from day two of the second Test between West Indies and Zimbabwe at Windsor Park, Dominica.

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As it happened: West Indies v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 2

Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 28th century as West Indies look in a commanding position on Day 2.

End of Day 2: 381 for 8 The second day completely belonged to West Indies batsmen with Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul scoring centuries, and Denesh Ramdin scoring a valuable 86 runs. Zimbabwe picked up four wickets in quick succession at the end of the day, and would have to fight back on Day 3. West Indies are now leading by 206 runs with two wickets in hand.

End of over 113: 370 for 8 Prosper Utseya picked up two wickets in two balls in the 113th over to bring Zimbabwe back into the game. Chanderpaul after hitting a brilliant century was trying to scoop it over the covers, but gave straight into the hands of Roach. On the next ball Kemar Roach was bowled by Utseya. West Indies have now lost four wickets in quick succession.

End of over 106: 355 for 5 Gareme Cremer picked up the wicket of Denesh Ramdin, who was looking good to complete his century, in the 86th over. The ball pitched in the line of leg stump, spun a little bit, and hit him on the pads. That one looked plumb, and umpire had no hesitation to give him out. Next batsmen to join Chanderpaul is Darren Sammy.

End of over 101: 343 for 4 After losing Samuels on the first ball of the day, and later losing the wicket of Gayle after completing his century, Chanderpaul and ramdin have now taken West Indies into a commanding position. Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed another brilliant century in the 101st over as Denesh Ramdin reached into his 80's. This was a patient innings from Chanderpaul and he took 246 balls to complete his century.

End of over 90: 295 for 4 Its tea now, and West Indies are now in full control as Denesh Ramdin completed his half century and Chanderpaul reached 80. West Indies scored 94 runs in that session without losing a wicket. Both the players played cautiously as their lead is now 120 with six wickets still in hand.

End of over 80: 263 for 4 Chanderpaul and Ramdin continued to play without taking much risk as West Indies increased their lead to 88 runs. Chanderpaul was batting at 64 runs with eight boundaries, and was well supported by Ramdin, who was batting at 42 runs with three boundaries and a six.

End of over 70: 244 for 4 Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored another half-century as West Indies increased their lead to 69 runs. This partnership between Chanderpaul and Ramdin has now taken West Indies to a very comfortable position.

At Lunch: 201 for 4

Though West Indies lost both the batsmen from tommorow, the first session belonged to Chris Gayle. After losing Samuels on the first ball of Day 2, Gayle hit bowlers allover the park and reached his century in style by hitting Utseya for two big sixes; later Utseya got his wicket when Jarvis took a brilliant running catch. West Indies have a lead of 26 runs as Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin head off the field.

End of over 57: 193 for 4

West Indies lost the wicket of Chris Gayle in 49th over when Gayle wanted to hit Utseya down the ground against the turn, but was caught by Kyle Jarvis, who made a long run from long-off to take a stunning catch. Denesh Ramdin has come in to join Shivnarine Chanderpaul. West Indies now have 18 runs lead with six wickets still in hand.

End of over 47: 180 for 3 After making a cautious start on Day 2, Chris Gayle is now hitting allover the park. Gayle hit two huge sixes off Utseya's two consecutive deliveries to reach 99. On the next ball he takes a single to reach to his century. West Indies are now in full control of this game with runs lead over Zimbabwe, and seven wickets still in hand.

End of over 45: 165 for 3 After losing the wicket of Marlon Samuels on the first ball of Day 1, Shivnarine Chanderpaul nad Chris Gayle made sure that West Indies didn't lose anymore wickets. Gayle hit Makadza over midwicket boundary for six runs to reach 87. Chanderpaul is batting on 24 and has not taken any risks so far.

End of over 35: 137 for 3 Chris Gayle continued to score freely with Shivnarine Chanderpaul after the fall of Marlon Samuel's wicket. Chris Gayle was batting at 77 runs with 12 boundaries and one six. Pacers Chatara and Jarvis have started the proceedings for Zimbabwe on Day 2.

End of over 28: 118 for 3 What a brilliant start this has been for Zimbabwe on Day 2; Tendai Chatara picks up the valuable wicket of Marlon Samuels on the first ball of the day. Excellent yorker by Chatara, and Samuels was too late to bring his bat down. He was dismissed at 26, and now Chanderpaul has come in to join Chris Gayle.

1st day summary: After Kyle Jarvis picked up two early wickets to get Zimbabwe back into the game, Gayle and Samuels made sure that West Indies didn't lose anymore wicket at the end of day one. Gayle, who was looking a bit scratchy at the start, played some impressive strokes, and was very well supported by Marlon Samuels. Chris Gayle reached his fifty in the 23rd over in style by hitting Utseya for a six and a four. West Indies are still very much on top of this game after dismissing Zimbabwe for just 175 runs. West Indies now trail just by 61 runs, with eight wickets still in hand. Earlier, on Day 1, Zimababwe opener Vusi Sibanda gave Zimbabwe a flying start before Shannon Gabriel picked up both the openers in quick succession. The rest of the work was done by the spinners, with Shillingford getting another five wicket haul, and Marlon Samuels picking up three wickets.

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