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West Indies vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kraigg Brathwaite's Centuries Keep West Indies On Top
ZIM vs WI, 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: Kraigg Brathwaite remained unbeaten on 116 while Tagenarine Chanderpaul carried his bat for 101 not out. Windies were 221 without loss when the umpires called for stumps on Day 2.
ZIM vs WI, 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: West Indies were 221/0 at stumps on Sunday.© AFP
ZIM vs WI, 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights:An opening double-century stand from openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul put the West Indies in the ascendancy against Zimbabwe in the first Test match in Bulawayo. In control for large periods across day one and two, the pair's biggest threat seemingly came from inclement weather, though rain only could delay the success of the pair who were both close to their best with the bat. Brathwaite remained unbeaten on 116 while Chanderpaul carried his bat for 101 not out. Windies were 221 without loss when the umpires called for stumps on Day 2. (SCORECARD)
Here are the Highlights of Day 2 of the 1st Test between Zimbabwe and West Indies from the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo
1st Test, West Indies in Zimbabwe, 2 Test Series, 2023, Feb 04, 2023
Day 5 | Match Ended
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
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ZIM vs WI, 1st Test Highlights
Zimbabwe will be looking to be watchful and see off the new ball. Innocent Kaia has done well in the shorter versions of the game and let's see how his opening partner Tanunurwa Makoni does on his Test debut.
... SECOND INNINGS...
It's a very competitive total in the first innings from the touring team. The record opening stand between Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul set the tone and then West Indies decided to go for quick runs. They kept on losing wickets at regular intervals but still, the Windies' batters stuck to the plan. The pitch was looking as flat as a pancake in the early half but it has certainly started to offer a good amount of help to the bowlers, especially the spinners. Brandon Mavuta made full use of it and claimed a fifer and he was the only bowler to take some solace from an otherwise disappointing and tough outing on the field. Let's see how their batters fare against a quality bowling attack of West Indies. Stay tuned...
This was on the cards once Tagenarine Chanderpaul completed his marathon knock. He is walking back with his bat raised and is getting applauded by the Zimbabwean players as well. It's been a great inning of application and patience from the young man.
Floated up full and on leg stump, Joshua Da Silva heaves it toward deep mid-wicket for a single. And, the declaration has also come! West Indies end their first innings with 447/6 on the board.
Flighted delivery on leg stump, Chanderpaul punches it from his crease and down to long on for one.
Shorter this time and around off, this is played off the back foot to sweeper cover for one.
Flatter delivery around off, Joshua Da Silva shuffles across the stumps and tries to pull it toward fine leg but misses.
This is on the pads, Chanderpaul works it through square leg for a single.
SIX! BANG! Take a bow, Tagenarine Chanderpaul! Chanderpaul comes down the pitch and gets to the pitch of the ball before smoking it right back over the bowler's head to bring up his maiden double ton in style. Chanderpaul punches the air in delight and soaks in the applause as well. He now becomes the 10th West Indian to convert his maiden hundred into a double and he is certainly keeping the family name flying high.
Flatter delivery around middle and staying a touch low, Da Silva keeps it out.
Flighted once again around middle and leg, Chanderpaul looks to flick but gets beaten in the flight a bit. The ball comes off the inner half of the bat and rolls toward fine leg. They get a single and Chanderpaul moves to 199.
Flighted delivery around off, Chanderpaul defends it off the front foot.
Shorter and sitting up for the batter around off. Joshua Da Silva hits it off the back foot to deep cover for a single.
Tossed up outside off, Joshua Da Silva gets a big stride in and blocks it out.
Drinks break. The highlight of the session has to be the 5-wicket haul for Brandon Mavuta. The leg spinner toiled hard and has been rewarded eventually. He has got some support from the surface and the attacking approach of the West Indian batters also assisted his cause. The tourists have lost wickets at regular wickets in their bid to score quick runs. It seems that they want to declare before the Tea break. Anyway, all eyes will be now on Tagenarine Chanderpaul who is two away from a double century. Joshua Da Silva has joined him in the middle.
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Another peach of a delivery from Brandon Mavuta and he picks up a five-wicket haul! Mavuta gives it considerably more air and flights it on a shortish length outside the off stump. Jason Holder gets drawn into the shot and gets beaten in the flight. The ball turns away a touch and takes the outside edge of Holder's blade and Tafadzwa Tsiga pouches it safely behind the stumps. Holder doesn't even wait for the umpire's finger to be raised and walks back. Mavuta is absolutely delighted and rightly so.
Maiden over from Wellington Masakadza and Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays stranded on 198. This is floated up on off, Chanderpaul soldily blocks it out.
Nicely flighted at the stumps, Chanderpaul comes down the pitch and ends up just blocking it out.
Very full and around middle, Chanderpaul pushes it off the front foot but straight to mid on.