Bridgetown: Mar 14, 2013
West Indies looked on course to win the first Test against Zimbabwe after an impressive second day which saw them bowled out for 307 in their first innings and then reduce the tourists to 41 for three. in their second innings at Bridgetown on Wednesday.
It leaves the Zimbabweans requiring another 55 runs to get the hosts to even bat again.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy led from the front, top-scoring with 73, before taking two smart catches.
He came to the crease just after lunch with his team labouring at 151 for six in reply to the visitors' first innings total of 211, but then he dominated a 106-run seventh-wicket partnership with Denesh Ramdin (62) to tilt the balance of play in his side's favour.
Kyle Jarvis' career-best Test innings figures of five for 54 limited the home side to a total of 307 and a lead of 96.
However worse was to follow for the Zimbabweans in the 14 overs they faced to the close of play as tearaway fast bowler Shannon Gabriel removed Tino Mawoyo.
(With inputs from AFP)
Brief Scores: Zimbabwe 211 and 41 for 3 (Vusi Sibanda 15; Shane Shillingford 2 for 9) trail West Indies 307 (Darren Sammy 73, Denesh Ramdin 62; Kyle Jarvis 5 for 54) by 55 runs.
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First Published: March 14, 2013, 6:29 pm