LISTEN LIVE: 2nd Test, Day 3 - WI v ZIM
ROSEAU, DOMINICA – Zimbabwe, trailing by 206 on first innings, reached 77 for four in their second innings at lunch on the third day of the second Test at Windsor Park here Friday.
Lunch, Day 3: ZIMBABWE 175 (Brendan Taylor 33, Vusi Sibanda 32, Sean Williams 31; Shane Shillingford 5-59, Marlon Samuels 3-15, Shannon Gabriel 2-10) and 77 for four (Vusi Sibanda 35; Shane Shillingford 2-15) v WEST INDIES 381 for eight decl. (Shiv Chanderpaul 108, Chris Gayle 101, Denesh Ramdin 86, Marlon Samuels 26, Kieran Powell 24; Prosper Utseya 3-60, Kyle Jarvis 2-82, Graeme Cremer 2-102)
Start, Day 3: 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 381 for eight (Shiv Chanderpaul 108, Chris Gayle 101, Denesh Ramdin 86, Marlon Samuels 26, Kieran Powell 24; Prosper Utseya 3-60, Kyle Jarvis 2-82, Graeme Cremer 2-102)
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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Lunch Time Report:
West Indies grabbed vital wickets before lunch to leave minnows Zimbabwe starting at yet another defeat on the third day of the second Test at Windsor Park here Friday.
At the interval, Zimbabwe were 77 for four, with Malcolm Waller unbeaten on four and Craig Ervine on three.
Once again, off-spinner Shane Shillingford proved their undoing, with two for 15 from seven overs.
Zimbabwe still require another 129 runs to make West Indies bat again, and face a stiff task of batting out the remainder of the day.
Earlier, West Indies declared at their overnight 381 for eight – a lead of 206 on first innings – but failed to get the early breakthrough as the classy Vusi Sibanda and Hamilton Masakadza put on 37 for the first wicket.
Sibanda carved out a handsome 32 off 57 balls with five fours and a six – a swept shot off Shillingford that cleared the ropes at square leg – while Masakadza hit 17 off 36 balls with three boundaries.
Fast bowler Tino Best accounted for Masakadza to a leg-side catch that was initially given not out, but overturned on review. Just three balls earlier, Masakadza had been given out, also caught behind, but gained a reprieve through the DRS.
Once again, Sibanda exuded class, epitomised in two superb consecutive cover-driven boundaries off fast bowler Shannon Gabriel.
He added 27 for the second wicket with his captain Brendan Taylor who made just seven before getting one from Shillingford that bounced, and popping an easy catch to Kieran Powell at short leg.
Three balls later in the next over, Sibanda gifted his wicket with a slack stroke, playing across a straight one from captain and medium pacer Darren Sammy, and falling lbw on the back foot at 64 for three.
Debutant Sean Williams tried to survive until the break but failed, caught at point by Shiv Chanderpaul in the final over before lunch, top edging a cut off one from Shillingford that bounced.