Bridgetown: Mar 13, 2013
West Indies will look to resurrect their innings after they were two wickets down for 18 runs against Zimbabwe at Bridgetown at the end of Day one.
West Indian bowlers had put up a clinical performance by dismissing their opponents for just 211 runs. Despite a battling top score of 50 from opening batsman Tino Mawoyo, none of the other Zimbabwe batsmen managed an innings of note to justify their captain Brendan Taylor's surprising decision to bat first on winning the toss.
It was the first time in 60 years that spinners had taken as many as seven wickets in the first innings of a Test at Kensington Oval, a venue celebrated as a haven for fast bowlers.
In reply, West Indies were unsettled by the loss of two wickets in two balls, both lbw. However, Chris Gayle’s presence on the crease will be a huge worry for the visitors.
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First Published: March 13, 2013, 7:10 pm