Live Cricket Score: West Indies vs Zimbabwe 1st Test Day 3 Scores
A Dashing half-century from Captain Darren Sammy and three early wickets in the evening session moved West Indies into a strong position on day two of the first Test against Zimbabwe.
The hosts made 307 in reply to the tourists’ mark of 211 all out – largely thanks to a boundary-laden 73 from Sammy.
Kyle Jarvis added three wickets to last night’s haul of two to finish with five for 54 but the Windies bowlers also cashed in during a 14-over spell before stumps.
Two wickets from Shane Shillingford and one from Shannon Gabriel left Zimbabwe 41 for three, still 55 adrift.
The home side resumed on 18 for two and Chris Gayle settled into his work early, stroking the fifth ball of the morning for four and following up with a second boundary off Jarvis.
Darren Bravo fell for 11, caught behind off Jarvis, but Marlon Samuels was off the mark with a boundary off Graeme Cremer.
He and Gayle soon put together a productive sequence of shots – collecting a combined 26 off three overs. But just as their partnership threatened to explode Tendai Chatara took his first Test wicket, Gayle caught at slip.
Samuels carried on unconcerned at the other end, unleashing a series of boundaries.