LISTEN LIVE: 2nd Test, Day 2 - WI v ZIM
ROSEAU, DOMINICA – West Indies, replying to Zimbabwe’s 175, were 114 for two at the start of Day 2 of the 2nd Test Match at Windsor Park here Thursday
Tea, Day 2: ZIMBABWE 175 (Brendan Taylor 33, Vusi Sibanda 32, Sean Williams 31; Shane Shillingford 5-59, Marlon Samuels 3-15, Shannon Gabriel 2-10) v WEST INDIES 295 for four (Chris Gayle 101, Shiv Chanderpaul 80 not out, Denesh Ramdin 58 not out, Marlon Samuels 26, Kieran Powell 24; Kyle Jarvis 2-60)
Lunch, Day 2: ZIMBABWE 175 (Brendan Taylor 33, Vusi Sibanda 32, Sean Williams 31; Shane Shillingford 5-59, Marlon Samuels 3-15, Shannon Gabriel 2-10) v WEST INDIES 201 for four (Chris Gayle 101, Shiv Chanderpaul 40 not out, Marlon Samuels 26, Kieran Powell 24; Kyle Jarvis 2-49)
Start of Day 2: ZIMBABWE 175 (Brendan Taylor 33, Vusi Sibanda 32, Sean Williams 31; Shane Shillingford 5-59, Marlon Samuels 3-15, Shannon Gabriel 2-10) v WEST INDIES 114 for two (Chris Gayle 61 not out, Marlon Samuels 26 not out, Kieran Powell 24; Kyle Jarvis 2-35).
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, Graeme Cremer, 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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Tea Time Report:
Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul was nearing his 28th Test century at tea as West Indies flourished in the post-lunch session on the second day of the second and final Test against Zimbabwe here Thursday.
At the interval, West Indies were batting themselves into a strong position at 295 for four, with Chanderpaul unbeaten on 80 and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin on 58 not out.
The pair batted through the entire session and have so far posted 114 for the fourth wicket, to frustrate Zimbabwe and build a lead of 120 runs.
Chanderpaul has faced 207 balls and struck ten fours while Ramdin’s innings has consmed 109 deliveries and contained three fours and a six – a loft over long-on off leg-spinner Graeme Cremer.
Resuming from the lunch position of 201 for four, the Windies hardly put a foot wrong as they consolidated, after losing two crucial wickets in the morning session.
Typically, Chanderpaul was unflappable but quick to put away anything loose, and reached his half-century about half-hour after lunch when he came down to Cremer and worked him through wide mid-wicket for four.
Ramdin, meanwhile, was also solid and raised his half-century, only his tenth in his 51st Test, with a streaky shot for two to third man that also brought up the 100-run partnership.
Seamer Kyle Jarvis has been the best bowler with two for 60.