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Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:11 pm
by Barnesjunior
West Indies begin their tour with a practice game against Zimbabwe A from October 15-17 at the Bulawayo Athletic Club.

West Indies squad:
Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach

Zimbabwe Squad:
Brendon Taylor, Kyle Jarvis,Sikander RaZa,Sean Williams, Peter Moor,Greme Cramer (c)
(Zimbabwe team will be updated on Oct 20th,2017 )

Westindies will keep the same test test as one in England Resently for the up -coming two test matches, Both Tests (Oct 21-25) + ( Oct 29-Nov 2 ) will be played at Bulawayo.

I think WI Wicketkeeper Dowrich very lucky to retains who scored 10 runs so far in his Limited test career of 5 test matches.Kyle Hope was total failure yet he too finds his place in the test team

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:43 am
by Barnesjunior
Brendon Taylor and Jarvis returned to Zimbabwe now for test cricket, this certainly help them.

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:10 am
by Mick180461
Good to see Taylor back he is a good player, Zimbabwe really need him.

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:41 am
by Barnesjunior
Probably his contract over with county cricket or gets more bucks from his native nations.

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:56 pm
by raja
This could be an interesting series.
Windies 154/3 at Tea.
Shai Hope on 56, Kieron Powell got 56 too.
Kyle Hope 16.
After getting 16, his Test average has zoomed to 8.14.

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:54 pm
by raja
Collapse by Windies.
Lost their last 5 wickets for just 40 runs.
179/5 became 219 all out.
4 wickets to Cremer, 3 to Williams.

Zimbabwe managed to bat out their overs without loss of wickets.

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:46 am
by raja
Didn't even realise this 2nd Test was going on.
We're already into the 4th day's play.
Zimbabwe batted first, scored 326 (Masakazda 147).
Windies have taken the lead.
They were struggling at 230/7 but an unbeaten 8th wicket partnership so far between Dowrich (76*) and Holder (73*) has put them in a comfortable position.

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:19 am
by Boycs
Bit slow progress to be in day four already. Was there rain?

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:29 pm
by raja
Boycs wrote:Bit slow progress to be in day four already. Was there rain?

Sorry, yesterday was the 3rd day's play.
Today was the 4th, so there's one more day's play to go.
Game interestingly poised.

Both Dowrich and Holder got their hundreds - the last time a No.8 and No.9 got hundreds in a Test innings was in the 1907-1908 series at Adelaide. (Roger Hartigan & Clem Hill for Australia vs England - though they were both proper batsmen so their batting at 8 & 9 is misleading).

Zimbabwe's second innings was then in tatters at 46/4.
But they've made some sort of recovery since, at 140/4 at close of play on the 4th day.
They're just 18 ahead, so a fair amount of work still to be done.
I'd say advantage Windies even now.

As for time lost, yes, on day-1 due to rain only 61 overs could be bowled.

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:32 pm
by raja
Just realised that Sikandar Raza, who's developing into a very useful middle-order batsman for Zimbabwe, is of Pakistani-origin.
Born in Pakistan, educated in Glasgow, parents moved to Zimbabwe in 2002.

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:31 pm
by Boycs
Think also when I looked online it was only first or second over of the day

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:33 pm
by Paddles
Holder top scores for WI again. I'm tellin' ya - this guy will let you rob ya bookie.

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:20 am
by raja
So the Test is drawn.
Windies win the 2-Test series 1-0.

Didn't realise Raza picked up a five-fer.
That with his 80 and 89 in the two innings here is a phenomenal performance.

He has a healthy batting average of 42 after 9 Tests (18 completed innings).
For a Zimbabwe batsman, that's particularly creditable.

Re: Westindies vs Zimbabwe Test Series : OCT 21- Nov 2,2017 at Bulawayo

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:02 am
by Yorkshire
raja wrote:So the Test is drawn.
Windies win the 2-Test series 1-0.

Didn't realise Raza picked up a five-fer.
That with his 80 and 89 in the two innings here is a phenomenal performance.

He has a healthy batting average of 42 after 9 Tests (18 completed innings).
For a Zimbabwe batsman, that's particularly creditable.


Raza s Golden year 2017
Yesterday he hits 45 ball 95 in BPL gave victory to his side Opposition had Babar Azam who managed 32 ball 41 only