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As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe. 1st Test (Day 2)


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Mar 14, 2013 at 04:38am IST

Bridgetown: Trailing by 96 runs at Bridgetown, Zimbabwe in their second innings closed day two on 41 for 3 against West Indies. Ray Price and Brendon Taylor will resume the tourists' innings on day three.

Zimbabwe innings:

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End of over 14: 41 for 3 (Stumps) West Indies finished the day on a high as the tourists were still trailing by 55 runs. Brendon Taylor (0) and nightwatchman Ray Price (7) were at the crease.

As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe. 1st Test (Day 2)

File photo of Zimbabwe bowler Kyle Jarvis (AP Photo)

End of over 13: 39 for 3 Another Zimbabwe batsman bit the dust. Vusi Sibanda (15) gave a return catch to spinner Shane Shillingford, who took his second wicket of the day. One more over to go.

End of over 11: 26 for 2 Shane Shillingford bamboozled Masakadza with a ball that bounced a little more than expected. The consequence was that Masakadza failed to control it and gave a simple catch to Darren Sammy at short fine-leg. Ray Price joined Vusi Sibanda as a night watchman with the tourists still trailing by 70 runs.

End of over 8: 25 for 1 Tino Mawoyo went back to the pavilion as he tried to steer a full delivery off Shannon Gabriel but found an edge and Darren Sammy made no mistake in the slips. The African team was still trailing by 71 runs. Hamilton Masakadza joined Vusi Sibanda at the crease.

West Indies innings:

End of over 84.2: 307 all out Kyle Jarvis picked up his fifth wicket as Tino Best hit straight to Graeme Cremer at point for 24. West Indies took a first-innings lead of 96 runs.

End of over 82: 301 for 9 Medium pacer Tendai Chatara picked up his second Test wicket as Denesh Ramdin gave a simple catch to Sibanda in the slips while poking at a wide delivery. Ramdin took 130 balls for his 62 and hit eight boundaries. The hosts took their lead to 90 runs.

End of over 74: 268 for 8 Ray Price bagged his first wicket as Shane Sillingford got a leading edge while attempting a big shot. Kyle Jarvis took a simple catch at mid-on. Denesh Ramdin was just three runs away from his fifty.

End of over 71: 265 for 7 (Tea) West Indies finished the afternoon session on a high thanks to Darren Sammy and Denesh Ramdin's partnership for the seventh wicket. The hosts went into the break leading by 54 runs.

End of over 69: 262 for 7 Masakadza bowled Darren Sammy for 73 to give Zimbabwe the much-needed wicket. Sammy chopped the ball onto his stumps while attempting a cut. He and Denesh Ramdin (42) added 106 runs for the sixth wicket putting the hosts in a commanding position as they took their first-innings lead to 51 runs. Shane Shillingford was the new batsman at the crease.

End of over 59: 231 for 6 Darren Sammy took a double off Cremer's last ball to notch up his fourth Test fifty. Also, Sammy and Denesh Ramdin (34) took their partnership to 80. The hosts led Zimbabwe by 20 runs.

End of over 55: 213 for 6 West Indies overhauled Zimbabwe's first-innings total of 211. Darren Sammy struck Graeme Cremer back-to-back sixes to take his team past 200. He was unbeaten on 40, while wicketkeeper batsman Denesh Ramdin was on 27.

End of over 45: 156 for 6 Kyle Jarvis returned to see the back of the reliable Shivnarine Chanderpaul for 26. Jarvis dug the ball in and Chanderpaul edged while awkwardly attempting a pull shot as Chakabva dived to his left to complete an excellent catch. The left-hander was Jarvis' fourth wicket. Captain Darren Sammy joined Denesh Ramdin at the crease.

End of over 40.4: 144 for 5 (Lunch) Marlon Samules played one shot too many and paid a big price with his wicket in the last over before lunch. While attemping to drive Masakadza through the covers, the right-hander edged it straight through to wicketkeeper Chakabva. His second catch of the day. The umpires called lunch with the wicket. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 25; West Indies were still 67 adrift of Zimbabwe's first innings total.

End of over 38: 136 for 4 Marlon Samuels picked up a single off the third delivery of Ray Price to bring up his fifty, his 18th in Tests. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was looking equally good at the other end on 18 and the partnership between the both players was past 50.

End of over 30: 110 for 4 Marlon Samuels broke his shackles with a six and a four in this over bowled by spinner Graeme Cremer. New batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul too has shown positive intent scoring nine off 11 balls, while Samuels was on 37 off 35 balls. The Caribbean team was still 101 runs adrift of the visitors' first-innings total.

End of over 27: 85 for 4 Medium pacer Tendai Chatara, Zimbabwe's 85th Test player, got rid of the dangerous Chris Gayle with a delivery that bounced more than expected as Brendon Taylor took a nice catch at second slip. Gayle made 40 off 76 balls. The reliable Shivnarine Chanderpaul joined Marlon Samuels (17) and got off the mark with a four.

End of over 19: 43 for 3 Brilliant swing bowling fetched Zimbabwe first Caribbean wicket of the day. Medium pacer Kyle Jarvis, who took both the wickets on Tuesday, got one away from Darren Bravo and the batsman edged it straight to wicketkeeper Chakabva. The dangerous Marlon Samuels joined Chris Gayle (21) at the crease.

Day 1 Summary:

Marlon Samuels took a career-best haul of 4 for 13 and fellow off-spinner Shane Shillingford grabbed 3 for 58 as the West Indies bowled out Zimbabwe for 211 on Tuesday.

However, the visitors hit back late in the day through fast bowler Kyle Jarvis (2 for 9), with the West Indies limping to 18 for 2 at the close.

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