West Indies eye massive win after stretching lead to 429 runs

Roston Chase remained unbeaten on 91
Roston Chase remained unbeaten on 91
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West Indies 219 & 369-8 (Chase 91no) v
Zimbabwe 159 (Bishoo 5-79)
First Test, Bulawayo, day three

Roston Chase scored an unbeaten 91 run knock while Kraigg Brathwaite contributed with 86 as West Indies posted 369 for eight in their second innings at stumps on day three of the first Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, thereby taking their lead to 429 runs.

West Indies resumed the day with a score of 88 for one. Brathwaite (86) and Kyle Hope (43) adopted a cautious approach as the visitors went past the 100-run mark.

Kyle Jarvis (2-66) provided the breakthrough when he trapped Kyle LBW, but Brathwaite went past his 14th half century. Brathwaite was handed a couple of reprieves in successive overs from Graeme Cremer (3-111) as he and Shai Hope (44) took West Indies to 155 for two at the end of the first session.

Even though Sikandar Raza (1-53) managed to dismiss Brathwaite 14 runs short off a deserving century, Shai and Chase (91 not out) helped West Indies cross the 200- run mark before Jarvis dismissed the former.

A double strike from Sean Williams (2-90) at the stroke of tea saw both Jermaine Blackwood (3) and Shane Dowrich (12) dismissed and West Indies ended the session at 244 for six.

Chase looked relentless in his 127 ball knock and with support from Jason Holder (24) and Devendra Bishoo (44), West Indies went on to post 369 for eight. Chase remained unbeaten on 91 as West Indies' lead swelled to 429 runs.

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