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Chase hits 70 as West Indies stretch lead on rain-curtailed Day 2

image-le3470t3Roston Chase plays a shot on Day 2 (Twitter)

West Indies extended their first innings lead to 175 runs by stumps on a rain-curtailed Day 2. Nearly 40 overs were lost in the day as rains washed out major chunks of the final two sessions of play.

Chase, Da Silva floor Zimbabwe as WI mount lead

Resuming at 133-4, Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers batted cautiously in the morning session before the latter became the first casualty of the day for the visitors. He became one of the three victims of Brandon Mavuta, who tirelessly bowled 24 overs and conceded just 73 runs from his end.

Thereafter, Chase notched up his 11th half-century in Tests and formed an 85-run stand with wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva. Both batters were then cleaned up in quick succession by Zimbabwean speedster Victor Nyauchi, who also dismissed Alzarri Joseph before rain interrupted play.

Jason Holder and first-innings hero with the ball Gudakesh Motie survived the handful of remaining overs to stretch West Indies’ lead to 175 runs by stumps. The two cricketers will now resume the visitors’ response to Zimbabwe’s 115 on Day 3.

Brief scores:

Zimbabwe: 115 (40.5)

Innocent Kaia 38 (52), Donald Tiripano 23* (56)
Gudakesh Motie 7-37, Jason Holder 2-18

West Indies: 290-8 (90.4)

Roston Chase 70 (132), Raymon Reifer 53 (86)
Victor Nyauchi 3-56, Brandon Mavuta 3-73

West Indies lead by 175 runs