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March 8, 2013
Sagicor High Performance Centre 213 for 7 (Hope 62, Samuels 55, Cremer 5-74) trail Zimbabweans 255 for 8 dec (Masakadza 112, Waller 64) by 42 runs
Fifties from Marlon Samuels, returning from a two-month injury break, and Kyle Hope put Sagicor High Performance Centre only 42 behind the Zimbabweans with three wickets in hand at the end of the second day of the tour match in Barbados.
Continuing from their overnight score of 222 for 5, Zimbabweans added 33 before declaring. Kyle Jarvis soon reduced SHPC to 15 for 2, taking two wickets in two overs. Samuels and Hope put on 74 to steady the innings but SHPC lost two quick wickets again, both to Graeme Cremer in the space of three balls, to slip to 89 for 4. Cremer struck again to dismiss Keddy Lesporis for 13 and Hope for 62, putting SHPC in trouble at 144 for 6. Jahmar Hamilton and Yannick Cariah put 68 together for the seventh wicket, but Hamilton was dismissed for 37, and became Cremer's fifth wicket.
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