Windies off to slow start on day two

The Herald (South Africa) - - SCHOOL SPORT -

A CAU­TIOUS West Indies crawled to 78 for one in their first in­nings at the close on the sec­ond day of the sec­ond test against Zim­babwe yes­ter­day.

The tourists took 49 overs, in which they hit six bound­aries, to reach a score that left them with a first-in­nings deficit of 248 runs, af­ter they had bowled Zim­babwe out for 326.

Opener Kieran Pow­ell was un­beaten on 43 from 123 balls, along with night­watch­man Deven­dra Bishoo, who has yet to score.

West Indies lost Kraigg Brath­waite 15 min­utes be­fore the close when he was caught by Hamil­ton Masakadza at slip off the bowl­ing of Graeme Cre­mer.

Zim­babwe had re­sumed on 169 for four af­ter a rain-hit open­ing day, with Masakadza’s 147 an­chor­ing their first in­nings.

Sikan­dar Raza’s 80 al­lowed them to post a par score on a slow wicket that is tak­ing turn.

West Indies won the first test at the same venue by 117 runs, as they seek a first away test se­ries vic­tory since a 2-0 tri­umph in Bangladesh in 2012.

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