West Indies completed Day 1 of their first Test in opposition to Craig Ervine’s Zimbabwe with their rating at 112 for no loss in 51 overs. Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul stayed unbeaten on 55 apiece.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Feb 4, 2023 22:57 IST
1st Test: Rain interrupts play after Chanderpaul, Brathwaite give WI early benefit vs ZIM
By India Today Web Desk: Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Kraigg Brathwaite scored half-centuries as West Indies completed Day 1 of their opening Test in opposition to Zimbabwe with their rating at 112 for no loss in 51 overs. Rain interrupted play halfway via the second session and it ended the day’s play as soon as and for all.
Zimbabwe handed debuts to 5 gamers; Brad Evans, Innocent Kaia, Tanunurwa Makoni, Tafadzwa Tsiga and Langton Rusere within the absence of a few of their key gamers.
After opting to bat on the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, the Caribbean crew obtained off to a gentle begin as they went into lunch at 54 for no loss in 27 overs. The Zimbabwean bowlers had been correct however didn’t make an inroad into the opposition batting line-up.
Brathwaite was the primary to get to his half-century off 116 balls. Chanderpaul, then again, obtained to the milestone in 165 deliveries. Chanderpaul made his debut on the tour of Australia, the place he confirmed plenty of grit and dedication whereas going through high quality quick bowling.
At Stumps on Day 1, Tagenarine, the son of the legendary Shivnarine Chanderpaul, stayed not out on 55 off 170 balls with eight fours. Brathwaite additionally scored an unbeaten 55 with two fours.
Among the bowlers, Victor Nyauchi and Wellington Masakadza had been exhausting to get away as they gave away solely 40 runs from 24 balls, though they didn’t get a wicket.
Chanderpaul stated that the Zimbabwean bowlers didn’t give the West Indies batters a lot to work with on Day 1.
“You have to be patient up front. The guys were bowling well, so you have to dig in and score when you can,” Chanderpaul stated after the day’s play.
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Feb 4, 2023