West Indies vs Zimbabwe 2nd Test Day 3 – Oct 31, 2017, WI v Zim – Second test day three from Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) Tuesday 31st October 2017. Till lunch Day 3 West Indies trail by 138 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings. KC Brathwaite the opener of the West Indies team contributed 32 runs and out, KOA Powell smashed 90, D Bishoo 23 and KA Hope scored one and out. SD Hope 23 not out and RL Chase 16 not out.
Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
West Indies team/playing XI
KC Brathwaite, KOA Powell, KA Hope, SD Hope, RL Chase, J Blackwood, SO Dowrich †, JO Holder (c), D Bishoo, KAJ Roach, ST Gabriel.
Zimbabwe team/playing XI
H Masakadza, SF Mire, CR Ervine, BRM Taylor, PJ Moor, Sikandar Raza, MN Waller, RW Chakabva †, AG Cremer (c), CB Mpofu, TS Chisoro.
Match Timings: 09:30 local (07:30 GMT)
West Indies tour of Zimbabwe 2nd Test Highlights
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Simon Fry
TV Umpires – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Jeremiah Matibiri
Match number – Test no. 2280
The opener of the Zimbabwe team H Masakadza scored 147 runs off 240 deliveries and out. He smashed sixteen 4s and two 6s in his exceptional innings when his wicket brushed aside then it used to be 82.2 Bishoo strikes! Masakadza’s marathon innings stop with a top-edged sweep. Lots of flight outside off from Bishoo, Masakadza may have premeditated the sweep if he noticed some thing full. It used to be virtually there for the big slog sweep, however like Williamson yesterday, the ball just spins away and takes the top edge. Dowrich runs towards short leg and takes a simple catch. A legspinner constantly places extra revolutions on the ball, which makes sweeping a dangerous option. 246/5.
PJ Moor scored 52, Sikandar Raza eighty and AG Cremer (c) eleven KAJ Roach took three wickets, ST Gabriel and D Bishoo these two took four wickets and RL Chase, KC Brathwaite took two wickets. Zimbabwe scored 326 runs in their first innings.