Chase scores 70 as Windies build lead on rain-affected day two

By Sports Desk February 13, 2023
Roston Chase scored his first Test fifty since 2020 Roston Chase scored his first Test fifty since 2020

All-rounder Roston Chase scored his 11th half-century in Tests as the West Indies ended day two of the second test against Zimbabwe with a 175-run first innings lead in Bulawayo.

Only 49.4 overs were possible on day two as rain halted proceedings on multiple occasions.

The tourists began the day 133-4 off 41 overs with Kyle Mayers on eight and Chase on five.

The pair brought the score to 184 in the 54th over before Mayers was dismissed by Brandon Mavuta for 30, bringing Joshua Da Silva to the middle to join Chase.

Chase and Da Silva brought the West Indies total past 200 in the 61st over, with Chase bringing up his fifty off 83 balls in the process. This was Chase’s first Test fifty since a 51 against England in Manchester in July 2020.

At lunch, the West Indies were 236-5 after 71 overs with Chase on 56 and Da Silva on 25.

Soon after the Windies 250 was brought up in the 78th over, Chase fell to pacer Victor Nyauchi for a 132-ball 70 to leave the tourists 269-6 after 84.5 overs.

Just one run later, Da Silva also fell to Nyauchi. He faced 111 balls for his 44.

It was 270-7 when Alzarri Joseph joined Jason Holder at the crease and, two balls later, it was 274-8 as Joseph, after striking a boundary off his first ball, became Nyauchi’s third victim of the day, going for four.

At stumps, the West Indies were 290-8 off 90.4 overs with Jason Holder on three and Gudakesh Motie on 11.

Scores: Zimbabwe 115 off 40.5 overs (Innocent Kaia 38, Gudakesh Motie 7-37, Jason Holder 2-18)

West Indies 290-8 off 90.4 overs (Roston Chase 70, Raymon Reifer 53, Joshua Da Silva 44, Victor Nyauchi 3-56, Brandon Mavuta 3-73)

 

 

 

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