LISTEN LIVE: 2nd Test, Day 1 - WI v ZIM
ROSEAU, DOMINICA – Zimbabwe, sent in by West Indies, reached 92 for three at Lunch on Day 1 of the 2nd Test at Windsor Park.
Lunch, Day 1: ZIMBABWE 92 for three (Vusi Sibanda 32, Brendan Taylor 25 not out; Shannon Gabriel 2-4) v WEST INDIES.
Toss: West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl against Zimbabwe in the 2nd Test on Wednesday at Windsor Park.
WEST INDIES: Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Tino Best, Shane Shillingford.
ZIMBABWE: Brendan Taylor (captain), Vusi Sibanda, Tino Mawoyo, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Malcolm Waller, Regis Chakabva, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams.
UMPIRES: Ranmore Martinesz (Sri Lanka), Tony Hill (New Zealand)
TV UMPIRE: Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
MATCH REFEREE: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)
RESERVE UMPIRE: J Wilson (England)
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Lunch time Report:
Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel struck twice in a clinical spell to help reduce Zimbabwe to 92 for three at lunch on the opening day of the second Test here Wednesday.
The right-armer claimed opener Tino Mawoyo for eight and then accounted for his partner Vusi Sibanda who top scored with an elegant 32.
At the break, captain Brendan Taylor was unbeaten on 25, with Craig Ervine not out on five. The pair have so far added 28 for the third wicket.
Gabriel, in his third Test, has taken two wickets for just four runs from five outstanding overs.
Following a delayed start of nearly half-hour because of seepage, Sibanda and Mawoyo gave Zimbabwe a solid start of 42, after they were sent in on a slow pitch at Windsor Park
The right-handed Sibanda was a show of class in an innings that lasted 29 balls, stroking six boundaries, including three in one over from out-of-sorts fast bowler Kemar Roach, in the fifth over of the morning.
He stroked the first delivery off the front foot through cover, repeated the shot off the back foot off the very next delivery before slashing over the slip cordon.
Mawoyo, who never really settled, was first to go when he offered no stroke to one from Gabriel that jagged back and watched as his off-stump was disturbed.
With no runs added, Zimbabwe were further set back in Gabriel’s next over when Sibanda carelessly punched the third delivery – a full toss – to mid on where Roach took a low catch.
Hamilton Masakadza, who made 14 from 35 balls with two fours, shaped up nicely against the seamers but appeared rattled once off-spinner Shane Shillingford was introduced.
He swung wildly at the third delivery and escaped with an edge over the wicketkeeper but misread the final ball, a doosra, and was comprehensively bowled.
Taylor then guided Zimbabwe safely to the extended interval, striking four boundaries in an innings that has so far lasted 49 balls.