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Windies 88 for 1 at stumps against Zimbabwe

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Legspinner Devendra Bishoo pricked Zimbabwe's bubble of optimism on Sunday as his five-wicket haul put the West Indies in charge of the first Test at Queens Sports Club.

Zimbabwe came into the two-match series in a buoyant mood following the return of Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis to their ranks, and carried it through the opening day when they dismissed the West Indies for 219.

But Bishoo's five for 79 on the second day was like a bucket of cold water on Zimbabwe's spirits as they were bowled out for 159, with Hamilton Masakadza's 42 the top score.

With Zimbabwe bowled out in just 61.3 overs, the West Indies began their second innings after tea and reached stumps on 88 for one, giving them an overall lead of 148.

Kraigg Brathwaite led the way with an unbeaten 38, while Kyle Hope registered a career-best 32 not out in his fourth Test.

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