Sammy puts WI ahead
CAPTAIN Darren Sammy hit an aggressive half-century to seize the initiative from Zimbabwe and put the West Indies in the ascendancy at tea on the second day of the first cricket Test at Kensington Oval on Wednesday.
Sammy, coming to the crease with the regional side struggling on 151 for six, smashed eight fours and four sixes in a knock of 73 off 69 deliveries as the West Indies reached 265 for seven at tea, replying to Zimbabwe’s first innings total of 211.
He shared a 106-run seventh-wicket partnership with birthday boy Denesh Ramdin, who was not out 44 on at the interval, alongside off-spinner Shane Shillingford on one.
West Indies lost two wickets in the session after resuming from 144 for five at lunch. Shivnarine Chanderpaul fell for 26 to fast bowler Kyle Jarvis, who has so far taken four wickets for 44 runs in 15 overs.
Part-time medium pacer Hamilton Masakadza, who got the wicket of Sammy, has two wickets for 25 runs in his 10 overs.
Earlier, in the pre-lunch session, Darren Bravo was out for 11, followed by Chris Gayle for 40 and Marlon Samuels, who made 51. (EZS)