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1st Test, Day 1: Kraigg Brathwaite, Tagenarine Chanderpaul hit half-centuries for Windies | Cricket News – Times of India

BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE: West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul scored half-centuries earlier than rain ended play early within the first day of the primary Test in opposition to Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Play will start at 0930 native time (0730 GMT) on the following 4 days to compensate for the misplaced time, though there are issues of additional climate interruptions.
The vacationers have been 112-0 off 51 overs in Bulawayo as they sought to increase an unbeaten Test file in opposition to the hosts having gained seven of the earlier 10 and drawn three.
“The pitch looked good for batting, but we knew rain would be a factor,” stated captain Brathwaite of his choice to bat having gained the toss.
“Today is history, today is gone, we have to come back tomorrow and start setting the foundation again.
“Obviously, Zimbabwe are going to come back again sturdy, so it is crucial that we begin properly tomorrow.”
Chanderpaul said: “You need to be affected person up entrance. The guys have been bowling properly so it’s important to dig in and rating when you possibly can.”
Brathwaite was first to succeed in 50, thanks to 3 runs from a drive previous mid-off, and in addition scored two fours in an unbeaten 55 when rain intervened.
Chanderpaul was additionally 55 not out on the Queens Sports Club having scored a second half-century in solely a 3rd Test look. His knock included eight fours.
The first Test of two in southwestern Zimbabwe marked the debut of West Indies legend Brian Lara as nationwide groups efficiency mentor.
Lara, scorer of 11,953 runs in 131 Tests, is aiding interim coach Andre Coley because the West Indies search a return to profitable methods after a 2-0 Test collection loss in Australia two months in the past.
Spinners Wellington Masakadza (0-13) and Brandon Mavuta (0-18) have been essentially the most profitable Zimbabwe bowlers.
Craig Ervine captained Zimbabwe as Sean Williams is injured whereas star all-rounder Sikandar Raza missed out resulting from franchise commitments within the United Arab Emirates.



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