LIVE Cricket Rating, 1st Check Day 4 at Bulawayo

Day 3 report: Tagenarine Chanderpaul hit a double hundred earlier than West Indies declared on 447-6 and diminished Zimbabwe to 114-3 on day three Monday of the primary check.

Chanderpaul was 207 not out when the declaration was made 10 overs earlier than tea. The son of West Indies nice Shivnarine Chanderpaul reached his maiden check hundred on a rain-affected second day, alongside fellow opener and captain Kraigg Brathwaite.

They resumed with the full at 221 with out loss, and continued to dominate on the flat pitch by advancing to 336, the very best opening stand by West Indies in a check. They eclipsed the 298 between Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes in 1990 in opposition to England at St. John’s.

Brathwaite was attacking the bowling to provide them sufficient time to bowl out Zimbabwe twice, when he moved ahead to brush Wellington Masakadza and was out lbw for 182 from 312 balls. He hit 18 boundaries and missed out on a second double century.

Kyle Mayers was bowled for 20 in the one different wicket earlier than lunch, however legspinner Brandon Mavuta additionally acquired the subsequent 4 wickets to earn his maiden five-for in solely his third check, and first since 2018.

“It’s about endurance and persistence, and right now it paid off,” Mavuta mentioned after ending with 5-140 from 41 overs. “I’m fairly glad to be again within the crew, and to be within the place we’re. I’m fairly satisfied to contribute.”

Chanderpaul, who began the day on 101, stood kind in opposition to Mavuta and reached 200 in type by moving into Masakadza and smashing him again over his head for his third six.

Chanderpaul added two extra runs within the over and West Indies declared with him on 207 off 465 balls.

“Congrats to Tage on his maiden century, good to see him convert it to a double,” former captain Jason Holder mentioned. “Properly performed to the captain as properly. It was a extremely good partnership. Good to see them not solely lay down the inspiration but additionally take it actually deep.

“I don’t need to speak in regards to the crew plan, we simply want wickets. We should be ruthless.”

In reply, Harmless Kaia and Tanunurwa Makoni, taking part in their first check, opened for a.netbined 63 previous tea when Makoni was dismissed by Alzarri Joseph for 33.

Chamu Chibhabha was caught behind off Gudakesh Motie and the sport ended when captain Craig Ervine was bowled by Brathwaite in his first over.

Kaia was left on 59 not out after 115 balls. They trailed by 333 runs on the primary innings.

With inputs from AP

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