West Indies finished 1st day scoring 301 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017 | 0

West Indies cricket team is currently visiting Zimbabwe to play a Test series there against Zimbabwe but before that, they are taking part to a warm up challenge against Zimbabwe A team. The warm up or three days practice matches has started yesterday at Bulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo. West Indies finished 1st day scoring 301 runs against Zimbabwe A team and in the meantime, the Windies team has lost their six precious wickets so far. Now, the 2nd day of the match will start soon.

Basically, considering the Test ranking, West Indies and Zimbabwe are placed lower ranked in ICC ranking. Current ranking of team Windies is 8th and Zimbabwe is in 10th position on the ICC Test ranking. Besides, the current performance of Windies are not very good as well. So, to sharpen their cricket, this Test series between them is going to happen.

West Indies finished 1st day scoring 301 runs

Yesterday in the practice match, team Windies won the toss and came to bat. In just seven runs they lost their one opener Powell. But at the end of the crease Brathwaite stood strong and made partnership with Hope. This two made almost 90 runs partnership when this two got out consecutively. Brathwaite scored 53 runs where Hope scored 42 runs so far. Later, Shai Hope came to the crease and made a long lasting partnership with Chase. This two added more than 150 runs to the scoreboard where Shai Hope scored highest 85 runs for the team and Chase scored 79 runs. Both players took retired out in case. Later, Blackwood came to bat with Dowrich but Blackwood could not last long in front of Zimbabwe bowlers. He was being lbw by Chinouya with his 15 runs innings. Holder came to company Dorrich and both players finished the 1st day of the practice match.

So, at the end of 90 overs, team West Indies scored 301 runs by losing six wickets so far. The score seems alright against Zimbabwe. Graeme Cremer is the current captain of Zimbabwe and used five bowlers to destroy the opponent batting line up. They were almost successful to take six wickets of them in the opening day. Chinouya took highest two wickets for the team.

However, two players named Kyle Jarvis and Brendan Taylor have joined the team Zimbabwe where both of them were out of International competition for a while. Now, they have resigned from Kolpak agreements and through the Test series, they are coming back to the International cricket again.

On the other hand, Jason Holder is the current skipper of team West Indies and some old players are not in the tour. So, it seems the competition would be tough for the Windies.

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