WI restrict Zimbabwe
SPINNERS Marlon Samuels and Shane Shillingford combined for seven wickets as the West Indies dismissed Zimbabwe for 211 in 76.4 overs on the opening day of the first cricket Test at Kensington Oval on Tuesday.
Samuels took a career-best haul of four wickets for 13 runs in 6.4 overs and Shillingford grabbed three for 58 in 22 overs to continue the fine early work of fast bowler Kemar Roach, who took the first two wickets for 31 runs in 13 overs.
Opener Tino Mawoyo topscored for Zimbabwe with an even 50 which contained seven fours off 95 balls in 134 minutes. Craig Ervine (29), captain Brendan Taylor (26) and Graeme Cremer (25) also made useful contributions.
Zimbabwe’s new ball bowler Kyle Jarvis hit back by trapping both opener Kieran Powell (five) and Roach, who was sent in as night watchman, leg before wicket with consecutive balls to leave the West Indies on 18 for two at the close of play.
Chris Gayle is unbeaten on 11 and Darren Bravo, is yet to score.
The five-day match continues on Wednesday. (EZS)
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