Windies cau­tious

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BU­L­AWAYO: A cau­tious West Indies crawled to 78/1 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 (32 from 160 balls) 15 min­utes be­fore the close when he was caught by Hamil­ton Masakadza at slip off the bowl­ing of Graeme Cre­mer. Zim­babwe had re­sumed on 169/4 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.

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