Roston Chase made 70 on Monday, because the West Indies constructed a 175-run lead with two first-innings wickets standing towards Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on a rain-affected second day of the second Test.
Following a 150-minute stoppage quickly after lunch, play resumed solely be deserted for the day after the rain returned.
A severely depleted house aspect had been dismissed for 115 on the opening day and the vacationers reached 133 for the lack of 4 wickets by the shut.
An 85-run sixth-wicket partnership between Chase and Joshua Da Silva helped the West Indies attain 290 for the lack of eight wickets with three days remaining.
Further interruptions are potential, nevertheless, with rain forecast for the remainder of the week within the southwestern metropolis.
Chase confronted 131 balls, hitting one six and 4 fours, earlier than a full-length Vincent Nyauchi supply squeezed between bat and pad and uprooted the center stump.
“I was looking for a century so it was disappointing, but that was a very good ball by the bowler. So credit goes to him,” Chase advised reporters.
“I am happy with the position we are in. If we can create a lead of up to 250 runs, that will be enough for us.”
Wicketkeeper Da Silva struck 5 fours in his 44 earlier than turning into one other sufferer of quickie Nyauchi, who clear bowled him.
Nyauchi and leg spinner Brandon Mavuta shared the bowling honours with three wickets every on the Queens Sports Club.
“It has been a bit difficult, but it is changing. It is now nipping a bit. We are happy to see that the ball is swinging now,” mentioned Nyauchi.
“I have always been a hard worker, always trying to take wickets. That is my job.
“The game is not on our side at the moment, it is on the West Indies’ side. We just have to bat well second time round and put runs on the board.”
Migraine complications dominated out star Zimbabwe batter Gary Ballance and accidents sidelined captain and all-rounder Sean Williams and quick bowlers Blessing Muzarabani and Tendai Chatara.
The house group are additionally with out prolific run-getter Sikandar Raza and all-rounder Ryan Burl, who had been launched to play franchise cricket within the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh respectively.
Zimbabwe and the West Indies drew the rain-affected first of two Tests within the fourth sequence between them in southern Africa with the guests successful the earlier three.
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com