2nd Test, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, 29 October 2017

Zimbabwe vs Windies

Zimbabwe 3rd Inn:301/7 (144)

Graeme Cremer* 28 (150);Regis Chakabva 71 (192);
Jermaine Blackwood* 10-4-21-0; Kieran Powell 1-1-0-0;

Last bat: Sikandar Raza

Result: Match drawn.

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Zimbabwe 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Hamilton Masakadza b Roach 5 14 1 0 35.71
Solomon Mire lbw Roach 0 10 0 0 0
Craig Ervine b Bishoo 22 57 3 0 38.6
Brendan Taylor lbw Gabriel 10 32 1 0 31.25
Peter Moor c Shai Hope & b Gabriel 42 164 2 0 25.61
Sikandar Raza b Holder 89 203 6 1 43.84
Malcolm Waller c Blackwood & b Bishoo 15 43 1 0 34.88
Regis Chakabva(wk) not out 71 192 5 0 36.98
Graeme Cremer(c) not out 28 150 0 0 18.67
Tendai Chisoro dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Chris Mpofu dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 10, lb - 8, w - 0, nb - 1)19
Total(301 for 7 in 144 overs)301 (2.09 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/5 (Hamilton Masakadza, 3.3 ov.) 2/8 (Solomon Mire, 5.3 ov.) 3/23 (Brendan Taylor, 14.6 ov.)
4/46 (Craig Ervine, 22.2 ov.) 5/144 (Peter Moor, 68.5 ov.) 6/172 (Malcolm Waller, 80.4 ov.)
7/210 (Sikandar Raza, 95.2 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Shannon Gabriel 21 7 34 2 1.62  
Kemar Roach 22 10 37 2 1.68  
Kraigg Brathwaite 17 2 44 0 2.59  
Jason Holder (c) 22 7 42 1 1.91  
Devendra Bishoo 34 7 74 2 2.18  
Roston Chase 17 3 31 0 1.82  
Jermaine Blackwood 10 4 21 0 2.1  
Kieran Powell 1 1 0 0 0  
               

Windies 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite c Masakadza & b Cremer 32 160 2 0 20
Kieran Powell c Craig Ervine & b Mpofu 90 230 7 0 39.13
Devendra Bishoo c & b Raza 23 52 1 0 44.23
Kyle Hope lbw Raza 1 15 0 0 6.67
Shai Hope b Raza 40 101 5 0 39.6
Roston Chase lbw Raza 32 45 3 1 71.11
Jermaine Blackwood c Cremer & b Raza 5 13 1 0 38.46
Shane Dowrich(wk) lbw Tendai Chisoro 103 232 10 1 44.4
Jason Holder(c) b Tendai Chisoro 110 198 9 2 55.56
Kemar Roach lbw Tendai Chisoro 0 18 0 0 0
Shannon Gabriel not out 5 7 1 0 71.43
             
Extras(b - 3, lb - 3, w - 0, nb - 1)7
Total(448 all out in 178.2 overs)448 (2.51 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/76 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 46.5 ov.) 2/131 (Devendra Bishoo, 63.4 ov.) 3/135 (Kyle Hope, 69.1 ov.)
4/163 (Kieran Powell, 82.3 ov.) 5/219 (Roston Chase, 98.3 ov.) 6/225 (Jermaine Blackwood, 100.6 ov.)
7/230 (Shai Hope, 104.1 ov.) 8/442 (Shane Dowrich, 172.6 ov.) 9/443 (Jason Holder, 174.6 ov.)
10/448 (Kemar Roach, 178.2 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Chris Mpofu 28 10 55 1 1.96  
Solomon Mire 5 2 5 0 1  
Graeme Cremer (c) 52 8 161 1 3.1  
Sikandar Raza 48 12 99 5 2.06  
Tendai Chisoro 41.2 9 113 3 2.73  
Hamilton Masakadza 4 1 9 0 2.25  
               

Zimbabwe 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Hamilton Masakadza c Dowrich & b Bishoo 147 240 16 2 61.25
Solomon Mire c Dowrich & b Roach 4 12 1 0 33.33
Craig Ervine b Gabriel 0 7 0 0 0
Brendan Taylor b Roach 1 10 0 0 10
Peter Moor b Roston Chase 52 155 3 0 33.55
Sikandar Raza c Kyle Hope & b Gabriel 80 147 6 1 54.42
Malcolm Waller b K Brathwaite 0 1 0 0 0
Regis Chakabva(wk) b Bishoo 10 25 0 0 40
Graeme Cremer(c) runout (Holder) 11 44 0 0 25
Tendai Chisoro lbw Roach 9 15 1 0 60
Chris Mpofu not out 4 2 1 0 200
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 6, w - 0, nb - 2)8
Total(326 all out in 109.1 overs)326 (2.99 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/4 (Solomon Mire, 3.6 ov.) 2/11 (Craig Ervine, 6.2 ov.) 3/14 (Brendan Taylor, 9.1 ov.)
4/156 (Peter Moor, 57.6 ov.) 5/246 (Hamilton Masakadza, 82.2 ov.) 6/248 (Malcolm Waller, 83.1 ov.)
7/267 (Regis Chakabva, 90.6 ov.) 8/310 (Sikandar Raza, 104.2 ov.) 9/319 (Graeme Cremer, 108.2 ov.)
10/326 (Tendai Chisoro, 109.1 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Shannon Gabriel 22 4 64 2 2.91  
Kemar Roach 18.1 5 44 3 2.42  
Jermaine Blackwood 4 1 8 0 2  
Jason Holder (c) 16 2 49 0 3.06  
Devendra Bishoo 25 2 82 2 3.28  
Roston Chase 14 1 50 1 3.57  
Kraigg Brathwaite 10 0 23 1 2.3  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
4

to Masakadza, FOUR, whattay start!! That was pitched up outside off and the batsman nails the drive on the up to send it scorching through the covers

W

to Masakadza, out Bowled!! Dreadful leave! The ball lands on a length outside off and darts in sharply to shatter the off-pole back as the batsman tried to hoist his bat and let it go. Error in judgement costs the centurion from the first innings. roars out after picking up the wicket. Windies are delighted and Zimbabwe are off to the worst possible start. The bowler created the angle from wide of the crease and that ensured despite trying to cover the line of the ball, Masakadza was clean bowled as the ball nipped in enough. Masakadza b 5(14) [4s-1]

W

to Mire, out Lbw!! Short ball skidding on and the batsman did the poor job of trying to pull it, missed it and has been given out LBW. After a lot of deliberation, they have taken the review. He looks dead to me. No inside edge. It is crashing into the leg-stick. He is gone. Zimbabwe into early trouble. Mire gone for a blob. Mire lbw b 0(10)

OT

to Brendan Taylor, no run, that looks adjacent and captain Holder wants a review. Was he struck outside off? We'll see. Legal delivery. No bat involved, pad first says UltraEdge. Two reds and a green on impact - outside off. So, the onfield verdict remains. Tailed back in from a good length and knocked Brendan Taylor just below the knee roll as he pressed toward the initial line of the delivery. Also tried to tuck his bat pad in defence and in the process of doing so arrested his feet momentum

4

to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, too straight and punished, Taylor helps with the angle and times neatly past the square leg umpire

W

to Brendan Taylor, out Lbw!! Taylor's gone. He seemed troubled with the incoming deliveries and that eventually consumed his stay at the crease. Never looked home to be fair. puts all his effort into this nip-backer and struck Taylor dead in front of all three. No feet movement and caught napping. Taylor didn't even consult his partner. He knew he was gone and kept walking. Brendan Taylor lbw b 10(32) [4s-1]

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, genuine edge and four! Flails his bat at a away swinger and skews a thick edge that runs in the gap between keeper and slip

4

to Moor, FOUR, drives a length ball through the off-side and gets it past cover, the fielder there dived but the ball went past him for a four. Not a bad way to get off the mark

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, squares the batsman up as the ball left him at the last moment. There was no one at first slip and the ball goes through that region for a four. Hands on head for the bowler

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside off and the batsmnan drives it on the up to send it scorching past cover

W

Bishoo to Craig Ervine, out Bowled!! Plays across the line of the ball and misses a sharp leg break to be clean bowled. I think he took it too casually. That ball landed on a length, the batsman went back and even accounted for the turn to play it with the turn but the ball sneaked between the bat and pad gap to rattle the sticks. Bishoo strikes in his very first over. Craig Ervine b Bishoo 22(57) [4s-3]

4

to Raza, FOUR, nicely played. He's stayed in the crease and played late, nurdling the gap through fine leg

4

Bishoo to Raza, FOUR, ah, pitched short and hammered over mid-wicket with disdain. He had so much time

4

Brathwaite to Raza, FOUR, rocks back and delays the cut shot to get a boundary through cover-point. Good judgement of the length and then fast hands

4

Bishoo to Moor, FOUR, the boundaries are coming. Drives a very full ball through covers

6

Bishoo to Raza, SIX, that's a bat swing in full flow. Waits for the flighted delivery and clobbered it over long-on

4

Bishoo to Raza, FOUR, shortish delivery, pulled to deep square leg. Runs coming in fast and thick now

4

to Raza, FOUR, touch fuller than the previous one and Raza times the pants off a drive and gets it past the diving extra cover

OT

to Raza, 1 run, pushes a single to mid-off and becomes the first Zimbabwean player to achieve two fifties and a fifer in a game. Whadday player! Gets all the deserved applause

W

to Moor, out Caught by Shai Hope!! puts in all he has and manages a wicket early. Guess what? He has not overstepped either, that's icing on the cake. Pacy ball outside off. Moor pokes at it, not much movement of feet, gets a thick edge to the man at gully. Good low catch by Shai Hope. Moor c Shai Hope b 42(164) [4s-2]

4

to Raza, FOUR, cut him into half. Raza pushes it away from the body and gets a thick inside edge that scoots to the fine leg fence

OT

to Raza, no run, good delivery from . Got this one to jag back in sharply. Raza tried to get his bat down to defend but was beaten by the angle and the pace, the ball brushed the flap of the pad en route to the keeper

4

to Waller, FOUR, half-volley and Waller obliges. Leans a bit and cracks the drive through cover

W

Bishoo to Waller, out Caught by Blackwood!! GONE! Bishoo strikes The ploy to bowl from round the wicket has worked for the leggie. Floated up on a length, spinning across Waller with bounce, he just pushes at it and the edge flies to gully where Blackwood takes a sharp catch. Loose shot really. Timely strike for the Windies. The hosts need to build, again. !Waller c Blackwood b Bishoo 15(43) [4s-1]

OT

to Raza, no run, massive reprieve for Raza! The WI players cannot believe it, they just can't. We cannot fault them to be honest. This was a shooter on a length that pinged Raza on the pads as he shuffled across the sticks to clip. The LBW call was given late by the umpire and so Raza decided to challenge it. Didn't seem like he would pass the DRS test but he has and how! Incredible! This is the unpredictability factor you get with technology, I tell you

4

Bishoo to Chakabva, FOUR, just past a leaping Powell! A half-tracker and it's there to be put away, Chakabva nails the pull aerially through mid-wicket. That was hit really hard

4

Bishoo to Chakabva, FOUR, banged! Chakabva is growing in confidence now. Freebies like these will help of course, another drag-down from Bishoo and it's met with a fierce pull through mid-wicket

4

to Chakabva, byes, FOUR, lack of bounce outside off. Chakabva lets it go. Dowrich gets bad bounce and cannot get his body behind the ball. Scurries to the fine leg fence

W

to Raza, out Bowled!! What a wicket. Castles Raza, this has come a long way. Raza leans forward to cover the angle, the ball comes in with the angle and then nips back off the seam as well. Enough to beat the bat of Raza on the defence. Pings the off-stump. Raza b 89(203) [4s-6 6s-1]

4

to Chakabva, FOUR, swung in on off-stump from a good length, Chakabva blocks with soft hands and thus, the edge skips past gully and Keemo Paul's, the sub fielder, effort at third man fence goes in vain

4

Chase to Chakabva, FOUR, short and in the zone for Regis Chakabva. He likes the pull shot. Jumps back and places it to perfection. No-one at deep mid-wicket

OT

Bishoo to Chakabva, 1 run, 4th Test fifty for Chakabva! A welcome return to form for the young man. He has had a bad time with the gloves in this game and came into bat under pressure, both personally and from the team's perspective but has stood firm. Tucks this through square leg for a run to reach the milestone

4

Brathwaite to Chakabva, FOUR, slammed! Tossed up outside off, sees the flight and hammers it over mid-off. Field is up and that's a boundary

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, that's a gimme short ball. Short and wide, and slapped behind point

4

to K Powell, FOUR, drives a full-pitched delivery with a lazy front foot and edges it, karmically. And gets away, with the ball scooting away between the second slip and the gully fielder

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, poor ball and punished. drops it short, Brathwaite goes back and nails the pull in front of square

4

to K Powell, FOUR, terrific shot. Floated outside off, K Powell laces the cover drive, beats the fielder as well

4

Chisoro to K Powell, FOUR, good shot! Powell steps out of his crease, gets close to the pitch and hammers it wide of mid-off. Raced away

4

Chisoro to K Powell, FOUR, spinning down leg, K Powell nicely adjusts and works it just behind forward short leg

W

to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Caught by Masakadza!! That's a beautiful ball to get Kraigg Brathwaite. Bowls the sharp leg break that bounces, and Kraigg Brathwaite ends up steering it to the slip in place. Now, now, the replays suggest that might just have his foot on the line there. A slight pause in the proceedings but given in favour of the bowler, as it should be. A big wicket, and that of Kraigg Brathwaite who was intent on camping till the cows come home. Kraigg Brathwaite c Masakadza b 32(160) [4s-2]

4

to K Powell, FOUR, bad ball to start from ! On the shorter side and well wide outside off, slapped off the back foot through cover-point to find the fence

OT

Chisoro to K Powell, 1 run, floated up around middle, Powell nudges it on the leg-side and that brings up his fifty, fine knock so far but he needs to carry on

4

Chisoro to K Powell, FOUR, that's a positive blow! WI have started with intent this morning, a stark contrast to their approach yesterday. Sees the flight on this and Powell brings out the lofted stroke over mid-wicket. Clean strike as it goes to the fence on a few bounces

4

Chisoro to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, adventure from Bishoo and it pays off! He sees the flight on this delivery and decides to go down the ground. Sensible as mid-off is up, clears him comfortably

W

to Devendra Bishoo, out Caught&Bowled!! is the man for Zimbabwe. The partnership was getting frustrating for the hosts and it had been a wayward start this morning from them as well but this will help. A soft dismissal really, floated fuller around middle, Bishoo checks his drive but can only spoon it back to the bowler who makes no mistake. To be fair to Bishoo, he has done his nightwatchman duties already and these runs are bonus. Devendra Bishoo c and b 23(52) [4s-1]

OT

to Kyle Hope, no run, not a bad shout in real motion but the impact was always going to be dicey. Hope lunges forward to block but this off break spins in sharply to ping his pads. Cremer did have a chat with before taking the DRS but the process confirms the initial doubt - impact. So, the on-field call remains as it is, Zimbabwe lose a review.

W

to Kyle Hope, out Lbw!! has another! It looked dead plumb to the naked eye but Hope wanted to gamble with the review. The off break that shoots back in with a bit of low bounce, he is stuck on the back foot and is struck on the pad. The umpire's finger goes up almost instantly. Hope chats with K Powell before signaling the T. No bat involved and it's three reds. A review wasted really as Hope walks back to the hut. Windies under pressure now. Kyle Hope lbw b 1(15)

4

to K Powell, FOUR, a half-tracker and this time Powell punishes it. He has failed to capitalize on a few freebies but executes well on this occasion. Rocks back and slaps this through cover-point with aplomb

OT

to K Powell, no run, Appeal for lbw. Zimbabwe review. It's again. No issues with the front foot. This looks like a terrible review to me. Impact outside off? Most likely. No bat involved. Yes, just as we guessed - Impact outside off and missing off. Zimbabwe lose another review. None left for them now. A quicker delivery, slides in from round the wicket and raps Powell on the flap of the front pad before kissing the splice on the cut. He was hurried by the angle and the pace. was adamant about the review, and Cremer couldn't help but adhere. The keeper should have played more prominent role there

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, smidgen short, Shai Hope has such good reflexes; look at him go. His natural instincts were taking him forward, but he quickly adjusts to transfer his weight onto the back foot and pummel it wide of long-on

W

to K Powell, out Caught by Craig Ervine!! Excellent catch. Excellent bowling. Zimbabwe need more of this. came steaming in from round the wicket, bowled a bouncer that cramped Powell for room and got him into a bit of tangle. The ball kept climbing and hit the splice as Powell looked to manoeuvre it away into the off-side. It flies to the right of Ervine at gully who throws himself to complete a fine catch. Powell goes ten short of his hundred. and his mates are chuffed to bits. K Powell c Craig Ervine b 90(230) [4s-7]

4

Chisoro to Roston Chase, FOUR, goes deep inside the crease and whips a short ball through mid-wicket

4

Chisoro to Shai Hope, FOUR, slips off his hands, ends up as a full toss which Shai Hope smashes straight down the ground. A gifted boundary

6

to Roston Chase, SIX, straighter one, Roston Chase carves it straight down the ground. What.A.Hit

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, another full toss and Hope - this time - ensures it doesn't escape scot-free. Gives himself room and clubs it off middle. Through extra cover

4

Chisoro to Roston Chase, FOUR, drops it touch short. Roston Chase hangs back and clatters the cut square on the off-side

4

Chisoro to Shai Hope, FOUR, drops it 'not that short' but Shai Hope reads it well and early. Shapes back and pulls over mid-wicket

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, over-pitched ball just outside off. Shai Hope does not try anything fancy; leans into the drive and places it through cover

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, short ball down leg. Roston Chase gets across and tucks it away from the man at fine leg; the ball scurries to the fence in no time

W

to Roston Chase, out Lbw!! Out of no where, something struck Roston Chase and he decided to deploy the reverse sweep against 's turn. Could not get his bat on it and was thudded around the knee-roll. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena took longer than ever but ruled in the bowler's favour. Roston Chase lbw b 32(45) [4s-3 6s-1]

4

to Blackwood, FOUR, turns from a shortish length. Blackwood goes back and pulls through backward square leg

W

to Blackwood, out Caught by Cremer!! is bowling like a dream. It's the sharp turn which has got him a wicket here. Turned sharply into Blackwood, who got the length right but the turn was too vicious to negotiate. He did all he could by trying to tuck with the turn, could not keep it down as there was some extra bounce and ended up hitting it flat towards short mid-wicket. Blackwood c Cremer b 5(13) [4s-1]

W

to Shai Hope, out Bowled!! Shai Hope b 40(101) [4s-5]

4

to Holder, FOUR, Holder uses his height to good effect and reaches out to a fuller ball outside off. Cracks the drive against the turn through extra cover

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, full toss. Dowrich whips through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep tries to get across but his dive is not good enough

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, shortish ball and Dowrich makes full use of it. Clatters the cut through point

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, bowls a long-hop on leg and is duly punished with a withering pull shot from Dowrich

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, oh shot! A flighted off-break drifting across off from round the wicket, Dowrich gets right to the pitch with a big stride and creams it straight of mid-off

4

to Holder, FOUR, doesn't miss out on the half-tracker. This pair is eating away at the deficit, which is under 60 now. He went right back and thunderously pulled it through mid-wicket

4

to Holder, FOUR, a flat-batted slap through the covers! This is good, aggressive batting. Uses his huge wing-span and roundhouses it to the boundary

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, bit of a flurry of boundaries in these last few overs. Zimbabwe feeling the pressure too. Flighted off-break outside off, Dowrich drives superbly against the turn, mostly because he was close enough to the pitch. Been a good counter-attack

4

to Holder, FOUR, clears his front leg to almost a good length ball and smokes it over mid-off. Perfect lower-order batting

4

to Holder, FOUR, short of length on middle, Holder swivels across beautifully while pulling the ball through square leg. Got right on top of it with the wrists. The deficit sharply diminishing

4

Chisoro to Dowrich, FOUR, confidently lofted over mid-off! It was a flighted ball, and that was enough invitation for Dowrich to go the aerial route. There's nothing half-hearted about it which is the good thing

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, almost a straight-batted pull through mid-wicket. losing his control rather consistently, and being punished for it. This is too short from him

4

Chisoro to Dowrich, FOUR, creams the overpitched ball through backward point for his 6th Test fifty. Punches the air in delight, after overcoming a string of poor scores. Vital innings this in the context of the game, even the series

OT

to Dowrich, 1 run, pushed down to long-on to bring up the 100-run partnership. A potentially game-changing stand between these two

4

to Holder, FOUR, gets the reverse-sweep away through backward point and raises his half-century. Points his bat to the dressing room where his team-mates are clapping in appreciation. They know the importance of this innings

6

to Holder, SIX, he wasn't quite to the pitch of the previous one, but there are no such issues this time. He comes dancing down the track and nails the hit over long-on

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, drag down. Punished. Dowrich triggers back and places it in the gap between backward point and cover. Smart cricket

OT

to Dowrich, 2 runs, pitched up and he's just patted the square-drive wide of the fielder to hoist the 150-run stand. Zimbabwe need to break this stand asap

4

to Holder, FOUR, a slow pitch phenomenon. Standing back to punch but playing early anticipating more bounce, and scissoring an inside edge past the stumps to the fine leg fence

D

to Holder, no run, dropped.. Holder does something very similar to the last ball: chasing a wide leg break drifting away but he made sure he went hard at it. And surprised Chakabva with the pace on that edge. Slow reaction and that was the folly. Sees the ball pop out of his gloves before he could close them. Oh Zimbabwe!

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, too much width outside off and then it's ripe and full to be driven through covers

4

to Holder, FOUR, flighted too full outside off, Holder goes hard and squirts a boundary through to the third man

4

Chisoro to Holder, FOUR, A ton for the Windies skipper! A mighty impressive knock. He has had his share of luck but has shown tremendous amount of patience and skills to put Windies in the driver's seat. That was a flighted ball outside off and he creamed the drive past cover for a four

6

to Dowrich, SIX, that is some way to bring up your maiden Test hundred! Flighted ball outside off and the batsman spanks it over long-off with the long handle coming into use. Fist pumps from both the batsmen as that ball was in the air. Stunning knock was greeted by Holder with a big hug to his partner

6

to Holder, SIX, inside out goes Holder and he has hit it for a maximum! Into the trees. That was looped up well outside off and the batsman flung his arms into the shot and had no inhibitions in sending the ball well over the fence

W

Chisoro to Dowrich, out Lbw!! The marathon partnership has ended. The batsman knelt down for the sweep and missed it. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena signalled it out after having a keen look at it and the decision stayed despite a review from Dowrich as it was three reds on DRS. The landed on leg and was headed wicket-wards as the batsman was rapped on the pad. Maiden Test wicket for the slow left armer. Dowrich lbw b Chisoro 103(232) [4s-10 6s-1]

W

Chisoro to Holder, out Bowled!! The change of angle helps. That was fired in from over the wicket and the batsman went for the paddle only to miss it. The ball traversed the path towards the sticks and rattled the leg-pole. Bowled round the legs. Chisoro is finally reaping the rewards. He had been bowling flat throughout the over from round the wicket but this one landed slightly outside leg and then turned enough to cannon into the leg-stick. Holder b Chisoro 110(198) [4s-9 6s-2]

4

to Gabriel, FOUR, off the inner meatier part of the bat into the heave and the ball goes easily over mid-on for a four

W

Chisoro to Roach, out Lbw!! Windies have been wrapped up here. The slider does it. The arm ball nips in and hits the batsman on the front pad as he tried to push forward. The bowler appealed and umpire Kumar Dharmasena was happy to rule it out. It was clipping the sticks and also the impact was umpire's call. Windies end with a good enough lead. Roach lbw b Chisoro 0(18)

4

to Mire, FOUR, superb on-drive. Overpitched by and the bat came down straight, just a push and it beats mid-on to his left, who didn't dive. Raced away and that is a confident way to get off the mark

W

to Mire, out Caught by Dowrich!! Three in three for . Against Mire. Lovely delivery from , fuller and around the fourth-stump channel, made Mire play at that. Indecisive footwork, a tame poke and the outside edge is well held diving to his right by Dowrich. The early wicket has been provided by . Mire c Dowrich b 4(12) [4s-1]

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, now crunches that away. Half-volley outside off, smashed by Masakadza as he got forward and thumped it through the vacant cover region. Didn't hold back at all

W

to Craig Ervine, out Bowled!! Wow! That has broken the middle stump and has taken a large chunk off it as well. That is a sorry sight for Craig Ervine and a wonderful one for . He roars and punches the air with his fist. That was pacy and angled in from round the wicket, zipped off the deck and beat the batsman on the inside edge. Thumped the top of middle and that's why the stump broke into two. West Indies make a fine start to this game. Craig Ervine b 0(7)

W

to Brendan Taylor, out Bowled!! Gone. Three down. Dragged on. That in-between line and length - where you are not sure whether to play or leave has consumed Brendan Taylor. He came forward and then made a late call to defend as the ball headed towards off, the inside edge hit the ground and landed on the stumps. is all smiles and the cream of Zimbabwe's top-order has been blown away here in Bulawayo. Brendan Taylor b 1(10)

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, first real poor delivery and put away. Short and wide outside off, cut hard by Masakadza and into the gap, wide of cover. Hit so hard that it raced away

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, delays the back foot cut and opens the face of the bat to get it wide of the sweeper cover. The fielder chasing does his best, slides after running across, but fails to stop the ball from crossing the ropes

4

to Moor, FOUR, shouts of "catch" but hit in the air. Short and wide outside off, Moor cuts and does so intentionally in the air, wide of backward point and since he had so much timing behind the shot it raced away

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, has overpitched quite a bit today and everytime he does that, Masakadza has taken toll. Climbs onto this and nails the drive, wide of cover and it just sped away to the fence. Needs some doing as the outfield is quite slow

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, fifty for Masakadza. From deciding to walk off on a no-ball to surviving the first session, it has been a mixed outing for him. This one is a short ball, swivels well on the pull and bisects the two men on the on-side, races to the deep backward square leg fence

6

Bishoo to Masakadza, SIX, it's a big six over the deep mid-wicket fence. Bishoo once again dropped it short. Masakadza had all the time to rock back and pull it ferociously over the fence

4

Bishoo to Masakadza, FOUR, this is not as short as the one he bowled in the previous over but Masakadza cashes in. Goes back quickly and short-arm pulls over mid-wicket. The ball trickles down to the fence

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, mid-off is slightly wide and this ball too straight on off. Masakadza does not have to think much, keeps his bat straight and drives past the bowler. The fielder gives the chase but to no avail

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, was looking for something by throwing it full around off. The ball did not do anything and Masakadza latched on, cracked the drive straight down the ground to the long-off fence

OT

to Moor, 1 run, the partnership between Moor and Masakadza is now 100 runs. Shortish ball around the rib-cage, Moor gets across and whips aerially to fine leg for a single

4

Chase to Masakadza, FOUR, Chase tests him by floating it outside off. Masakadza does not back away from the challenge, drives against the turn and pierces the gap at cover

6

Chase to Masakadza, SIX, he is a big fellow and does not shy from flaunting his power. Fetches it with the turn from outside off and slogs over the deep mid-wicket fence for a big hit

4

to Moor, FOUR, that's beautiful. Short ball and well outside off, Moor holds his shape and ramps over the gully fielder. Almost carries over the third man fence

OT

Chase to Masakadza, no run, Masakadza stepped down to go for the big shot - perhaps; did not get close to the pitch of the ball and had to apply the contingency brakes. Tried then to defend, the ball deflected off the pad to the man at short leg. Windies appealed and got umpire Kumar Dharmasena to rule him out. However, on replays it became clear that there was no bat or glove at all. They checked for the lbw as well but the impact was outside off

4

Chase to Moor, FOUR, even the rapid Blackwood can't stop that from crossing the ropes. The crowd love it. A low full-toss, Moor gets forward and drives with an open face, beats Blackwood who gave a spirited chase till the last moment and even slid to cut it off, all to no avail. Fifty for Moor and it has been a fine innings

W

Chase to Moor, out Bowled!! Does Chase not know or what? He turns back to collect his things from the umpire and then as someone approaches him, breaks into a big smile and offers a pat. His expressions suggest that he thought it may have missed the stumps. It didn't. Superb delivery, that in-between length bowled, with a flat trajectory, skidded off the turf as Moor went back to block, held its line, beat the outside edge and pinged off-stump back. Maybe Moor was playing for the hint of turn, but it fizzed off the track to leave him clueless. The breakthrough has been made. Moor b Chase 52(155) [4s-3]

4

Bishoo to Raza, FOUR, follows it up with a poor delivery. He has been very inconsistent today. Short and wide outside off, punched past extra-cover and it raced away. Pure timing on that one

OT

Chase to Masakadza, 1 run, there it is. 100 for Masakadza. Everyone are going bonkers including his team-mates. His reaction though is relatively very subdued. Removes his helmet and points his bat. Hugs Raza. That's about it. It has been a tremendous innings, against a Windies attack that was on fire under cloudy and helpful conditions. Was reprieved when Gabriel overstepped and has made the most of that. Has to go down as one of his best tons out of the five he has in Tests

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, and as Wilkins pointed out, it's a perfect start for the hosts. Masakadza gets off the mark on Day 2 with a boundary. Auspicious start! Real loosener from , half-volley outside off. Masakadza gently takes a stride forward and languidly drives it past mid-off. No need to run for those

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, flamboyance in full display. Anything on the pads, Masakadza puts it away with disdain. Half-volley on middle and leg, Masakadza twirls his wrists and times it past mid-on

4

Chase to Raza, FOUR, overpitched outside off and Raza accepts it with glee. Squeezes the drive through vacant covers, nicely timed!

4

Chase to Raza, FOUR, Raza raises Zimbabwe's 200 with a boundary. Goes low, takes on the full toss and sweeps it powerfully through square leg

4

Chase to Masakadza, FOUR, Raza failed to connect the reverse, but Masakadza chances his luck and lays into it. Goes low early and reverse-hits it over cover. Sweet timing! Audacious, must say

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, "Masakadza is showing his masterpiece," shouts Ian Bishop on air. Not a bad delivery, short and width outside off, Masakadza stands tall and crunches it through cover. The fielder in the deep had no chance

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, back-to-back fours for Masakadza. Half-volley outside off, Masakadza stretches forward and checks his drive, hit it hard but was a little uppish. Beats mid-off and it zooms away to the fence

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, Masakadza is accelarating here. Third boundary of the over, denting 's figures. It was banged in short, sat up well for Masakadza. He rocked back and pulled it ferociously in front of square

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, short ball outside off. Masakadza stands tall and cuts through backward point

4

to Raza, leg byes, FOUR, slides down leg. Raza wants to flick it, deflects off the legs to the fine leg fence

W

Bishoo to Masakadza, out Caught by Dowrich!! He misses a milestone but Masakadza has done his part for sure. Goes for the slog sweep on a tossed up ball, can only get a top edge that skies towards square leg. Dowrich calls and settles under it nicely. Masakadza c Dowrich b Bishoo 147(240) [4s-16 6s-2]

W

Brathwaite to Waller, out Bowled!! What a ball from Brathwaite. Castles Waller who walks with a golden duck to his name. Slows it around off and gets the ball to turn big. Waller tries to drive against the turn, leaves the gap and the ball pings the off-pole. Waller b Brathwaite 0(1)

W

Bishoo to Chakabva, out Bowled!! 100 Test wickets for Bishoo. Fifth Windies spinner to achieve this landmark. Hold on, they check for the no-ball but he is fine on that account. Chakabva tried to sweep a fuller ball and left the gap between both his legs, enough for the ball to sneak in and castle the stumps. Chakabva b Bishoo 10(25)

OT

Brathwaite to Cremer, no run, similar ball again. Cremer is hit on the pad trying to defend. Windies think it's closer than what meets the eye, so they review. Front foot is fine. Shambolic this is. Impact umpire's call and then it is sliding down as well

6

Bishoo to Raza, SIX, Raza pulls this short ball over the deep mid-wicket fence. Goes all the way, brings up his fifty as well

4

Bishoo to Raza, FOUR, full toss and Raza is not going to miss out. Slogs through mid-wicket

4

to Raza, FOUR, lovely shot! Overpitched outside off, Raza square-drives it through cover-point. The new ball races away into the fence

4

to Raza, FOUR, wristy shot! bowls full and Raza flicks it superbly wide of mid-on. Times well and it's a teaser for Chase who ran back from mid-on

W

to Raza, out Caught by Kyle Hope!! Edged and gone! Scrambled seam delivery in that nagging zone outside off, Raza has a push at it without any feet movement and gets an outside edge. Straight into the hands of Kyle Hope at second slip. Raza c Kyle Hope b 80(147) [4s-6 6s-1]

4

to Tendai Chisoro, FOUR, Tendai Chisoro is away straightaway. First runs in Test cricket. But, in a streaky manner. Doesn't matter. It was bowled full from round the wicket and Chisoro is late to bring his bat down a bit late and gets an inside edge that eludes the stumps as well as the keeper. Raced away

W

to Cremer, out Cremer Run Out!! Jason Holder hits the bulls-eye and his counterpart has to depart. Cremer drives a full ball to the left of Holder at mid-off and wants to nab a run. The run was not on and Holder found the target direct at the bowler's end. He survived one in the previous over, not this time. The TV umpire was disturbed, easy one for him. Cremer run out (Holder) 11(44)

4

to Mpofu, FOUR, edged and four! Through the gap in the slip cordon. Length ball angling in, Mpofu brings his bat down at an angle and gets a thick outside edge that goes between second slip and gully

W

to Tendai Chisoro, out Lbw!! Chisoro reviews an lbw call against him. It was the slower delivery and Chisoro didn't pick it. Fair delivery. Nothing on UltraEdge. What does the ball-tracker say? Three reds and Chisoro is OUT. bowled an off-cutter and Chisoro didn't spot it. Completely missed it and gets hit on the front leg in front of leg. A bit of turn and that was crashing into stumps. Tendai Chisoro lbw b 9(15) [4s-1]