Powell bets on Jason-Shane partnership to pull Zimbabwean strings

 . Last updated on November 1, 2017, 2:25 PM
Powell bets on Jason-Shane partnership to pull Zimbabwean strings
West Indies opener Keiron Powel thinks fourth day play will bring more challenges for Zimbabwe.


In the ongoing Test match between West Indies and Zimbabwe, the former is ahead of the first inning score of the latter at the end of the third day. Zimbabwe scored 326 batting in the first inning. In reply, West Indies hauled their score to 374 runs for 7 wickets still waiting for the fourth day match. While the match is progressing with equal play from both the sides, Keiron Powell commented, even if his team is only 48 runs ahead, they are successful to put miles on legs of Zimbabwe players. He added, West Indies players will add up more into their third day tally, batting on the following day.

The West Indies batting line up is now rested on overnight batsmen Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder. The players on a partnership stretch of 114 runs, which is set to continue to the fourth day. Powell said, the team would play to put some more miles on the opponent's leg. He added, the team is at an advantage with the lead they have put so far. Powell, however, is not sure about the condition of the pitch that would emerge on the fourth day. The top batsman lauded the partnership stretch after losing seven players in the batting line up. He praised Shane's striking capabilities and applauded Holder's confidence at play.

Keiron Powell also disclosed that the day was Holder's birthday. The opener batsman said, it was kind of a birthday match for Holder. Powell also commented on the quality of the pitch. He said, the conditions did not change much. The pitch being slow, it is difficult for batsmen to play the balls to score good runs. He said, patience might be the key to nick the game. Per the player, Day three gave the team better runs and it was the previous day when Zimbabwe bowlers came up with stronger bowling attacks.

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