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21-Oct-2017 15:44:00 GMT
Zimbabwe v West Indies, 1st Test, Bulawayo, day 1

Cremer, Williams wrap up West Indies for 219

Zimbabwe 19 for 0 trial West Indies 219 (Shai Hope 90*, Powell 56, Cremer 4-64) by 200 runs.

Bulawayo: Zimbabwe spinners Graeme Cremer and Sean Williams shared seven wickets as the West Indies were bowled out for 219 on the opening day of the first Test at Queens Sports Club on Saturday.

Cremer claimed 4 for 64 and Williams took 3 for 20, with most of those wickets coming in a dramatic hour in which the West Indies lost their last seven wickets for 45 runs.

Top scorer Shai Hope was left stranded on 90 not out as he ran out of partners, with opener Kieran Powell's 56 the only other score of note on a pitch that took turn from the very first session.

Zimbabwe then made a positive start to their reply, with Hamilton Masakadza and debutant Solomon Mire carrying them to the close of play on 19 without loss.

Powell scored 56 before he fell to Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer in the second session, while Hope was unbeaten 90.

Fast bowler Kyle Jarvis marked his first international game in over four years with the early wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite, while Test debutant Solomon Mire dismissed Kyle Hope in his third over.

Both batsmen were caught behind by wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva, though Hope was only given out after the Decision Review System revealed an edge and overturned umpire Paul Reiffel's original decision.

From 35 for two, the West Indies rallied with a 75-run stand for the third wicket between Powell and Shai Hope, but Zimbabwe remained patient and never let the West Indian scoring accelerate.

Jarvis' last game for Zimbabwe was back in 2013, after which he signed a Kolpak deal with English county side Lancashire. Taylor followed suit after the World Cup in 2015, when he moved to Nottinghamshire.

Both players announced recently that they were relinquishing their Kolpak status in order to return to international cricket.

All-rounder Mire, who moved back to Zimbabwe from Australia earlier this year, was given his first Test cap.

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