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As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test (Day 1)


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext
Mar 13, 2013 at 03:21am IST

West Indies skittled out Zimbabwe for 211 in 76.3 overs but lost two wickets of their own in reply when stumps were drawn on day one.

Read on for updates from day one action

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West Indies innings

As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test (Day 1)

West Indies skittled out Zimbabwe for 211 in 76.3 overs but lost two wickets of their own in reply when stumps were drawn on day one.

End of over 11: West Indies 18 for 2 Zimbabwe pacer Kyle Jarvis sent back and Kieran Powell and Kemar Roach in the 7th over to peg back the Windies on day 1. After a very slow start during which openers Powell and Chris Gayle could only manage four runs in the first six overs, Jarvis dealt the double blow. Powell was lbw for five as he was caught at the crease by an in-coming delivery from Jarvis. Jarvis then got rid of nightwatchman Kemar Roach in the next ball with another lbw appeal. Gayle got two boundaries in the next over as the hosts finished day one at 18 for 2 in 11 overs.

Zimbabwe innings

End of over 76: Zimbabwe 211 all out: Zimbabwe lower middle-order imploded as they lost four wickets in a span of eight overs and 53 runs. Marlon Samuels was the wrecker-in-chief removing the tail in no time with Shane Shillingford getting the wicket of wicketkeeper batsman Regis Chakabva.

End of over 68: Zimbabwe 182 for 6: Regis Chakabva and Grame Cremer fought back well in the final session compiling a 22-run stand so far.

End of over 57: Zimbabwe 162 for 6: Tea taken West Indies had a solid second session taking four wickets and conceding 71 runs in 30 overs to leave Zimbabwe reeling. Regis Chakbava and Graeme Cremer are in the middle for the hosts.

End of over 55: Zimbabwe 159 for 6: Marlon Samuels broke a crucial partnership between Craig Ervine and Regis Chakbava, scalping the former for 29 runs off the first ball of his spell. A flighted straight delivery went through the open gap between bat and pad of Ervine disturbing the stumps. Zimbabwe had went past the 150-run mark in the 52nd over. Ervine and Chakbava had compiled a 23-run stand to steady the Zimbabwe innings.

End of over 45: Zimbabwe 129 for 5: Shane Shillingford got his second wicket of the innings as Malcolm Waller departed for nine runs. Waller, after hitting a boundary of the previous ball past leg slip, went for a sweep missing the line of the ball completely. The umpire reckoned the ball would have gone on to hit the leg stump, though Waller went for the DRS only to be given out lbw by third umpire Tony Hill.

End of over 42: Zimbabwe 129 for 4: Two quick wickets after lunch pegged back Zimbabwe as Malcolm Waller and Craig Ervine fought hard in the middle. Shannon Gabriel, who was not able to get any movement in his first spell, got the ball to shape away in his second spell and was rewarded with a wicket. Shane Shillingford also bowled a very probing line to trouble both the middle-order batsmen. Ervine is batting on 16 and Waller on 3.

End of over 36: Zimbabwe 110 for 4: Pacer Shannon Gabriel got his first wicket of the match in the form of Zimbabwe captain Brendon Taylor for 26 runs. Gabriel's full length delivery angled in, moved away a tad bit as Taylor closed the face of the bat hoping to hit the ball on the leg side. The ball went past the bat and rattled the off-stump. Two quick wickets have pegged back Zimbabweans. Craign Ervine (2) is joined by Malcolm Waller in the middle.

End of over 31: Zimbabwe 100 for 3: Four overs after lunch, spinner Shane Shillingford got the wicket of the well set opener Tino Mawoyo for 50. Shillingford flighted the ball as Mawoyo came forward only to give a simple bat-pad to Kieran Powell at silly point. Mawoyo had reached his 2nd Test fifty in the previous over. Craig Ervine is the new batsman in joining Brendon Taylor in the middle, who is not out on 16. Mawoyo-Taylor had compiled a 41-tun stand for the third wicket.

End of over 27: Zimbabwe 91 for 1: Lunch Taken. At the end of first session, Zimbabwe are in a good position courtesy opener Tino Mawoyo's unbeaten 45. After withering the hostile session of pace bowling by Kemar Roach and Tino best in the first hour, the visitors have done well to be at 91 for 2 in the first session. Mawoyo, who started off cautiously opened up a bit late in the session. He is batting on 45 off 83 balls with seven boundaries. Captain Brendon Taylor at the other end has also looked unperturbed. The duo have so far compiled a 32-run stand for the third wicket.

End of over 21: Zimbabwe 64 for 2: Darren Sammy gave the ball back to Kemar Roach for his second spell and Roach obliged immediately with the wicket of Hamilton Masakadza (17) breaking a growing stand of 42 runs with Tino Mawoyo. Short of length delivery from Roach got big on Masakadza who was trying to defend but the edge flew to gully where Marlon Samuels took a brilliant one-handed catch.

End of over 18: Zimbabwe 50 for 1: Hamilton Masakdza hit a confident square cut in front of point for a boundary off a short delivery from Darren Sammy to bring up Zimbabwe's fifty. After a barrage of short stuff from the West Indian opening bowlers, the visitors have settled in down with Masakdza getting a move on scoring 17 off 34 balls. At the other end, Tino Mawoyo is looking solid batting on 26 off 67 balls. So far, Kemar Roach has been the best bowler for the Windies with figures of 5-2-6-1.

End of over 12: Zimbabwe 26 for 1: Hostile session of fast bowling at Barbados on display with Shannon Gabriel and Tino Best keeping the Zimbabwe batsman on their toes. Best rattled Masakdza with a bouncer as Zimbabwe crawled to 26 for 1 in 12 overs. Tino Mawoyo is in the middle batting on 10 with Masakadza on 4 off 24 balls.

End of over 7: Zimbabwe 17 for 1: Out! Kemar Roach gets the first breakthrough as he sends back Sibanda. Full length delivery, coming in knocks off the batsman stumps. Great start by Windies bowlers.

Toss: Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor has won the toss and opted to bat against West Indies in the first Test.

Team news: Zimbabwe's Chris Mpofu is injured and Tendai Chatara makes his debut in his place.

Zimbabwe: Tino Mawoyo, Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor(w/c), Malcolm Waller, Regis Chakabva, Ray Price, Kyle Jarvis, Graeme Cremer, Tendai Chatara, Sean Ervine

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Shane Shillingford, Kemar Roach, Tino Best, Shannon Gabriel

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