Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hope shines, Cremer puts Windies in spin*

CLASS ABOVE THE REST: Shai Hope battled virtually alone after the dismissal of Kieran Powell on day one of the first Test in Bulawayo yesterday. Photo: CWI Media

SHAI HOPE was left stranded agonisingly short of a third Test hundred as West Indies lost seven wickets in a dismal final session to be bowled out cheaply, giving minnows Zimbabwe the advantage on the opening day of the first Test at Queens Sports Club yesterday.
Hope stroked a composed, unbeaten 90 while opener Kieran Powell chipped in with 56, but the Caribbean side found it difficult to cope with Zimbabwe's spinners on a turning track and were humbled for 219 in their first innings.

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