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Jarvis strikes late for Zimbabwe

UPDATED 13 March, 2013 10:29AM AEST | by Omnisport 1

Two late Kyle Jarvis wickets helped Zimbabwe finish day one of the first Test against the West Indies in good fashion.

Having been bowled out for 211 in the final session, Jarvis (2-9 off six overs) impressed with the new ball in Bridgetown on Tuesday.

He claimed the scalps of opener Kieran Powell (5) and night-watchman Kemar Roach (0) as the hosts slumped to 2-18 at stumps.

Earlier, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor won the toss and elected to bat.

Roach (2-31 off 13) was his usual lively self with the ball and removed Vusi Sibanda (12) and Hamilton Masakadza (17) in the early stages.

Tino Mawoyo (50) got together with Taylor (26) for an impressive partnership and took Zimbabwe to 2-100.

They were to lose three quick wickets though as Mawoyo – who hit seven fours from 95 deliveries – fell to the off-spin of Shane Shillingford (3-58 off 22), before Taylor (26) and Malcolm Waller (9) also departed.

Craig Ervine (29), Graeme Cremer (25) and wicket-keeper Regis Chakabva (15) were all patient and defiant at the crease as Zimbabwe attempted to resurrect their innings.

Chakabva was proving a thorn in the side of West Indies and he faced 92 balls during his knock, frustrating the bowlers.

But Zimbabwe collapsed late in their innings, losing their last four wickets for just 15 runs in less than four overs.

Part-timer spinner Marlon Samuels (4-13 off 6.4 overs) was the chief destroyer and he removed Cremer, Jarvis (0) and Tendai Chatara (2) in quick succession.

It was a disappointing end to the innings for Zimbabwe and their score still looks light, but Jarvis' good spell in the latter stages of the day was important.

The quick trapped Powell and Roach lbw – in successive deliveries – before Chris Gayle (11 not out) and Darren Bravo (0 not out) guided West Indies to stumps, 193 runs adrift of their opponents.

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First Posted 13 March, 2013 10:25AM AEST

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