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Monday, October 23, 2017
Bishoo turns the
tables on Zimbabwe
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe---West Indies have
turned the irst test versus Zimbabwe around
and led by 148 runs at the close of Day 2 after
ive wickets from leg-spinner Devendra Bi-
shoo helped bowl Zimbabwe out for 159 in
their irst turn at the crease.
West Indies struggled to 219 all out in its
irst innings but Bishoo made use of the
spin-friendly pitch at Queens Sports Club to
claim a fourth ive-wicket haul of his career
and put the tourists in a position of strength.
Of the 21 wickets to fall in the irst two
days, 14 of them have gone to spin bowling.
That's a surprising return on a surface that's
just two days old, but Bishoo didn't mind as
he collected 5 79.
Pacers Kemar Roach (2 23) and captain
Jason Holder (2 25) provided key support
with two wickets apiece.
Opener Hamilton Masakadza top-scored
with 42 for Zimbabwe and Craig Ervine
made 39. But Bishoo removed both of them,
and the rest of Zimbabwe's batsmen couldn't
muster much between them.
The hosts lost their way from their lunch
time position of 101 three---their last seven
wickets tumbling for a mere 58 runs.
Unbeaten on 27 at lunch, much depended
on Ervine and he managed to survive the
irst hour afterwards before falling to the
irst ball following the drinks break, missing
a sweep at Bishoo and falling lbw.
He was the third wicket to fall in the ses-
sion with Sean Williams, on two at the break,
adding ive before being caught at the wicket
off Roach and Sikandar Raza (6) holing out
to deep mid-off also off Bishoo.
Tottering on 133 for six, there was no way
back for the hosts as Holder grabbed two
quick wickets---bowling Malcolm Waller (11)
and captain Graeme Cremer (0)---as Zimba-
bwe lost their last four wickets for 20 runs.
The West Indians had reached 88 1 in their
second innings by stumps, building a signi i-
cant lead in the irst of two tests in Bulawayo.
Kraigg Brathwaite was 38 not out and Kyle
Hope 32 not out in West Indies' second in-
nings, with Kieran Powell the only wicket to
fall --- also to the spin of Zimbabwe captain
West Indies lost its most recent series 2 1
in England but showed promise on that tour
and is favoured to beat a Zimbabwe team
that hasn't won a test since 2013.
Despite that poor run, Zimbabwe had high
hopes ahead of this series after the return of
Brendan Taylor, its best batsman, and Kyle
Jarvis, its best quick bowler. They gave up
internationals for three and four years, re-
spectively, to play in English county cricket.
Taylor, in his irst test innings since No-
vember 2014, was out for 1 caught by Jer-
maine Blackwood at slip trying to play a
reverse sweep off Bishoo.
Fletcher's ive secures T20 series win for WI women
ST JOHN'S, Antigua---Afy
Fletcher's career-best ive-
wicket haul was enough to help
West Indies Women to a com-
fortable 47-run win in the sec-
ond Twenty20 International on
Saturday night, and an unassail-
able 2 0 lead in the three-match
The 30-year-old leg-spinner
grabbed ive for 13 as Sri Lanka
Women, set a dif icult 155 for
victory at Coolidge Cricket
Ground, were bundled out for
107 in the inal over, to remain
winless on tour.
Off-spinner Hayley Matthews
claimed two for 25 with only
Chamari Atapattu, who top-
scored with 30 and opener Yas-
oda Mendis, 22, showing any
Opting to bat irst, the World
champions rallied to 154 for six
off their 20 overs, behind cap-
tain Stafanie Taylor's 49 and De-
andra Dottin's 27.
Kycia Knight chipped in with
an unbeaten 23 while Britney
Cooper also got 23.
Windies Women started
poorly when they lost Matthews
without scoring to the third ball
of the game without a run on the
board but Taylor anchored two
successive productive stands to
repair the innings.
Firstly, she put on 45 for the
second wicket with Dottin who
stroked four fours in a 19-ball
cameo before adding a further
49 for the third wicket with
Kycia Knight who proved more
patient in a 29-ball innings.
Taylor had struck four fours
and a six off 41 balls when she
was third out and former skip-
per Merissa Aguilleira followed
seven balls later for ive, leaving
the hosts 105 for four in the 15th
However, Cooper arrived to
lash four fours off 17 balls in
adding 30 with Kycia Knight for
the ifth wicket, to reinvigorate
Sri Lanka Women made a
bright start to their run chase
with Mendis and Nipuni Han-
sika (6) putting on 33 from 26
deliveries to threaten briefly.
They fell in successive overs to
leave the score on 42 for two in
the sixth over and when Dilani
SRI LANKA WOMEN
Y Mendis c Dottin b Matthews
N Hansika run out
C Atapattu run out
D Manodara run out
+R Vandort c Taylor b Fletcher
S Siriwardena c and b Fletcher
A Kanchana c Matthews b Fletcher
H Perera c Kyshona Knight b Matthews 0
S Weerakkodi c Cooper b Fletcher
I Ranaweera b Fletcher
C Gunaratne not out
Extras (lb3, w5)
TOTAL (all out, 19.4 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-42, 3-60, 4-85, 5-91,
6-93, 7-98, 8-100, 9-106, 10-107.
Bowling: Selman 3-0-19-0, Matthews 4-0-25-2,
Dottin 1-0-12-0, Mohammed 4-0-19-0, Taylor
4-0-16-0, Fletcher 3.4-0-13-5.
Result: West Indies Women won by 47 runs.
Series: West Indies Women lead three-match
Player-of-the-Match: Afy Fletcher.
West Indies Women's leg-spinner,
Campbell is Caribbean
road cycling queen
T&T cyclist Teniel Campbell completed the
double yesterday at the Elite Women Carib-
bean Road Cycling Championships in Mar-
tinique, becoming the irst female cyclist in
the Caribbean to achieve such a feat.
Defending champion in the Individual
Time Trial, Campbell maintained her grip
on the crown yesterday, successfully retain-
ing the title she won last year.
Competing among 11 cyclists, she regis-
tered an impressive, if not excellent, time of
25:47.49 to con irm her pedigree as one of
the region's best.
The day before, she had signalled her in-
tent on a hilly course, covering a distance of
66km in the Road Race.
Campbell kept in the company of the pe-
loton and with approximately 150m to go in
the race, the PSL rider pulled away from the
pack and charged towards the inish line to
win the event which she did not complete
Campbell told the Martinique media fol-
lowing her gold medal in Saturday's event,
"To be honest, I think I won this race with
more off my mental abilities than my phys-
Her success in this championship now
means she has secured quali ication for the
road events at the CAC Games next year.
This is a double delight for Campbell, after
falling short of her aspirations to win gold in
both races last year.
Her assistant coach Desmond Roberts told
Guardian Media Sports that he had to foot
the entire bill to get Campbell to the event.
"It was really worth it but some members
of the federation did not believe that the
Teniel could do this."
He said Campbell's success is even more
impressive as she only arrived in Martinique
on Friday night.
Contacted for a comment, T&T Cycling
Federation president Robert Farrier, told
Guardian Media Sports, the federation
hasn't received its subvention and wasn't in
a position to assist. He went further to note
the junior team heading to Barbados in early
November for the Caribbean Road Champi-
onships also had to foot the bill themselves.
While in Martinique, Roberts, who is also
Campbell's coach at PSL, had a discussion
with International Cycling Union president
David Lappartient, on Campbell getting
assistance to spending sometime training
in Europe as she eyes quali ication for the
2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Roberts said, "She is very determined and
she's a very hard worker. She was anxious to
defend the title."
T&T cyclist Teneil Campell celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Elite Women
Caribbean Road Race on Saturday in Martinique. Yesterday Campbell successfully defender her
title in the Individual Time Trial to become the first woman to ever achieve the Caribbean double.
Zimbabwe vs West Indies
1st Test Match
Queens Sports Club
West Indies 1st innings - 219
ZIMBABWE 1st innings
(overnight 19 without loss)
H Masakadza c wkp Dowrich b Bishoo
S Mire c Brathwaite b Roach
C Ervine lbw b Bishoo
B Taylor c Blackwood b Bishoo
S Williams c wkp Dowrich b Roach
Sikandar Raza c Gabriel b Bishoo
M Waller b Holder
+R Chakabva c Chase b Bishoo
A Cremer b Holder
K Jarvis not out
C Mpofu c wkp Dowrich b Gabriel
TOTAL (all out, 61.3 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-44, 2-91, 3-93, 4-110, 5-123,
6-133, 7-139, 8-147, 9-147, 10-159.
Bowling: Gabriel 11.3-4-24-1, Holder 14-5-25-2,
Bishoo 24-4-79-5, Chase 1-0-6-0, Roach 11-5-23-2.
WEST INDIES 2nd innings
K Brathwaite not out
K Powell b Cremer
K Hope not out
TOTAL (1 wkt, 33 overs)
Fall of wicket: 1-25.
Bowling: Jarvis 5-1-6-0, Mpofu 3-0-12-0, Williams
10-2-19-0, Cremer 9-1-36-1, Sikandar Raza 6-1-14-0.
Position: West Indies lead by 148 runs with nine
second innings wickets intact.
Toss: West Indies.
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Reiffel; TV --
2nd Twenty20 International
Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
WEST INDIES WOMEN
H Matthews c Atapattu b Weerakkodi 0
S Taylor c Ranaweera b Kanchana
D Dottin c wkp Vandort b Ranaweera
Kycia Knight not out
+M Aguilleira run out
B Cooper lbw b Gunaratne
Kyshona Knight c and b Ranaweera
A Fletcher not out
Extras (b4, lb1, w3)
TOTAL (6 wkts, 20 overs)
Did not bat: A Mohammed, A Peters, S Selman.
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-45, 3-94, 4-105, 5-135,
Bowling: Weerakkodi 2-0-10-1, Gunaratne 4-0-
20-1, Kanhana 3-0-27-1, Siriwardena 4-0-22-0,
Ranaweera 4-0-47-2, Atapattu 3-0-23-0.
WEST INDIES WOMEN VS SRI LANKA WOMEN
Manodara (11) became the second of
three run out casualties of the innings
at 60 for three in the eighth over, Sri
Lanka were tottering.
Atapattu combined with wick-
et-keeper Rebeca Vandort (14) to post
25 for the fourth wicket but once the
partnership was broken, the last six
wickets crashed for 16 runs as Fletcher
scythed through the lower order.
The inal game was set for a 6:00pm
start yesterday, at the same venue.
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