101 from opener Chris Gayle helps put the West Indies in control against Zimbabwe.
The West Indies built on their overnight score of 114-2 as they grabbed the advantage on day two of the second Test against Zimbabwe.
Marlon Samuels couldn’t add any runs to his first day score as he was dismissed by Tendai Chatara for 26 runs.
The experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul then came to the crease and he and Gayle batted past Zimbabwe’s total of 175.
Gayle brought up the fifteenth century of his Test career as the West Indian batting attack began to dominate the visiting side. The 33-year-old’s hundred comprised of 12 fours and four sixes with the big-hitting batsman punishing the Zimbabwean bowlers.
However, spinner Prosper Utseya eventually found Gayle trying one shot too many as the big opener was caught by Kyle Jarvis to give the bowler his first ever Test wicket.
It wasn’t a bad scalp for Utseya to claim as his first victim as Zimbabwe got over one hurdle in their attempt to bowl the West Indies out.
Unfortunately for the touring side though, Denesh Ramdin joined Chanderpaul out in the middle and the two batsmen continued to score runs through to lunch.
With a lead of 26 runs and six wickets still in hand it looks like the West Indies will be hoping to score a large first innings total before attempting to beat the Zimbabweans by 10 wickets.
The visitors are currently 1-0 down to the Caribbean side in the two match Tests series.