Zimbabwe put West Indies in a spin


With Cremer and Zimbabwe's other part-time spinners gaining significant turn, Roston Chase endured some nervy moments early on before reaching tea on 20 not out.

Leg-spinner Graeme Cremer snatched four for 64 to reach 50 wickets in Tests while left-arm spinner Sean Williams prised out three for 20, as the Windies capitulated from a healthy position of 175 for three about half-hour after tea, to lose their seven wickets for a mere 44 runs in quick time. His teammates let him down, though, and he finished 10 short of a third century in his last five innings.

While the visitors named an unchanged side from the one that played England in the last Test in September, Zimbabwe welcomed back Brendan Taylor and Jarvis.

Jarvis marked his first worldwide game in over four years with the early wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite, while Mire, the Test debutant, dismissed Kyle Hope in his third over. Umpire Paul Reiffel of Australia had initially turned down Zimbabwe's appeal but the home team referred it with the ultra edge showing that the ball touched the bat on its way to Chakabva.

But he lasted just 14 more balls before edging a sweep at Cremer onto his pad and into the hands of Craig Ervine at short leg, to depart in the second over after the drinks break after facing 133 deliveries and striking six fours.

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Lillard made a 3-pointer and then a pair of free throws to put the Blazers ahead 110-109 with 57 seconds left. Trail Blazers: Coach Terry Stotts was the Bucks' coach from 2005-2007 and was an assistant from 1998-2002.

Shai Hope was 90 not out and denied a century when he ran out of partners.

Kemar Roach only spent three minutes at the crease prior to falling to Cremer, out for a three ball duck.

In reply, Solomon Mire for Zimbabwe came out all guns blazing; while Hamilton Masakadza was watchful in his sta.

The match goes into its second day this morning with Zimbabwe looking to close in on the West Indies' first innings score and try to get themselves in the lead.

Cremer was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Williams snapped up three, and Jarvis, Mire and Raza claimed one wicket each.