Day 2 report: Captain Kraigg Brathwaite and fellow opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul began the second day of their 50s and completed it with centuries as West Indies superior to 221-Zero in opposition to Zimbabwe within the first take a look at with rain once more limiting play.
Only 38 overs have been bowled Sunday because the guests resumed their first innings on 112-0 at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
Brathwaite (116 not out) and Chanderpaul (101 not out) every resumed on 55 and reached their tons with relative ease.
Brathwaite introduced up his hundred with a shot down to 3rd man. It was his 12th take a look at ton.
“Kraigg is a guy who values his wicket, he doesn’t give it away,” Chanderpaul mentioned.
Zimbabwe spin bowler Wellington Masakadza (0-30) mentioned his aspect continues to be within the sport, regardless of the difficult bowling circumstances after West Indies selected to bat first on Saturday.
“It’s always difficult to bowl first in Bulawayo, but we will get better tomorrow,” Masakadza mentioned. “I thought we bowled well, same as yesterday. We just weren’t lucky enough, we missed outside edge, and balls falling short. But we didn’t let them get away, which is a big positive in test cricket.”
Both video games of the two-match sequence can be in Bulawayo.
The West Indies misplaced 2-Zero in Australia in its final sequence in December and interim coach Andre Coley is accountable for the staff for the primary time. Zimbabwe hasn’t performed take a look at cricket in 18 months since shedding a one-off match at dwelling to Bangladesh.
With AP inputs