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Latest Match Report – Zimbabwe vs West Indies 2nd Take a look at 2022/23

West Indies 290 for 8 (Chase 70, Reifer 53, Nyauchi 3-56) lead Zimbabwe 115 by 175 runs

Heavy rain introduced an early near the second day’s play in Bulawayo, however not earlier than West Indies had put Zimbabwe below stress with a 175-run first-innings lead. Roston Chase hit 70 and Joshua Da Silva bought a affected person 44, capitalising on Raymon Reifer’s half-century from the primary night.

Play did not resume after what was the second rain interruption of the day at 4.45pm, barely 35 minutes following a restart after dangerous climate had first halted the match for two-and-a-half hours. However till then, Chase and Da Silva’s 85-run partnership for the sixth wicket had ensured the guests ended the day nicely forward of the hosts’ complete of 115.

Solely 49 overs and 4 balls have been doable on the second day which had begun with in a single day batters Chase and Kyle Mayers on the crease, as Zimbabwe began with Victor Nyauchi’s tempo and Brandon Mavuta’s legspin. The ball turned and infrequently stopped on the sluggish floor for Mavuta, who invited Mayers into driving and slashing by pitching the ball into the tough from across the wicket.

And as Mavuta stored it comparatively tight, he was rewarded with Mayers’ wicket when the batter discovered midwicket whereas swiping at a full toss angled in and dipping on him. Quickly after, Zimbabwe changed Mavuta with the left-arm spin of Wellington Masakadza towards right-handers Chase and Da Silva, however each batters discovered the occasional boundary off him, whereas additionally protecting the scoreboard ticking.

Chase introduced up his eleventh Take a look at fifty to begin the 68th over, as he pushed Masakadza to the off facet. Da Silva seemed notably spectacular with the pull and the whip throughout the road every time the spinners went quick, as West Indies racked up 103 runs within the first session; play within the afternoon even started when he clipped Mavuta huge of mid-on for 4, earlier than the hosts quietened issues down.

Chase and Da Silva’s partnership stretched the lead past 150. Zimbabwe additionally took the brand new ball, with Nyauchi and Masakadza sharing it; and within the eighty fifth over, Nyauchi angled one into Chase, hitting the center stump, because the batter drove ahead and was crushed.

Rain arrived two balls after that, and when play resumed, Nyauchi eliminated Da Silva, who was additionally cleaned up. The ball hit the highest of center stump, as Nyauchi pitched it on the shorter facet of a size huge of off, just for it to dart again in sharply to slip previous Da Silva’s defence.

New batter Alzarri Joseph whipped the primary ball he confronted for 4, earlier than falling on the very subsequent supply. This time Nyauchi banged it briefly, getting it to climb quickly on center and off, as Joseph’s pull got here off the upper facet of the bat, and went solely so far as midwicket, the place Tanunurwa Makoni moved to his proper whereas protecting his eyes on the ball all by way of to finish the seize.

However the day nonetheless belonged to West Indies, who can be cautious of extra rain forecast for the approaching days.

Himanshu Agrawal is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo



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