March 25, 2000

West Indies late charge evens game up

End of Play Summary: Day 1; Test 2

The West Indies pulled themselves back into the game late in the evening after a very composed 4th wicket partnership of 176 between Murray Goodwin, who made 113; before he was run out going for a non-existent single; and captain, Andy Flower, who was sensationally bowled, padding up, by Franklyn Rose for 66.

Both batsmen were dismissed from consecutive deliveries on Zimbabwe's eventual close of play score of 220-5. Not out are Alistair Campbell and Stuart Carlisle, both yet to score.

Goodwin's innings, his 2nd century at this level, contained a chance, but was one of great concentration, containing only ten 4's, but lasting over 5 hours. Andy Flower's innings was chance-less and had five boundaries.

Earlier, the morning session was dominated by the West Indian fast bowlers, as Zimbabwe slipped badly to be 40-3 with Grant Flower, Trevor Gripper and Neil Johnson all dismissed before lunch.

Courtney Walsh struck first with his 431st Test wicket overall, equaling Sir Richrad Hadlee's effort, when he had Grant Flower's wicket.

So far, though, Reon King, with 2-29, has been the best bowler for the West Indies, while Franklyn Rose has 1-43. These two used the 2nd new ball and have kept the West Indies in the game. Zimbabwe start Day 2 at 220-5.