Zimbabwean captain Brendan Taylor won the toss and chose to bat in the first Test against the West Indies in Barbados.
At lunch on the first day at the Kensington Oval Zimbabwe have batted to 91-2. Kemar Roach has claimed both of the Zimbabwean victims, bowling Vusi Sibanda for 12 and trapping Hamilton Masakadza for 17, after he was caught by Marlon Samuels.
Opener Tino Mawoyo is still at the crease and is just five runs short of his half century. The batsman is joined by captain Taylor who has racked up 12 runs off 23 balls.
Before the match the hosts were seeking to extend their winning run in Test matches to five and omitted batsman Narsingh Deonarine and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul from their final 11. Instead they opted for a bowling attack of three pacers and one specialist slow bowler in Shane Shillingford.
The visitors on the other hand were playing their first Test match for almost 14 months and were forced to leave out opening bowler Chris Mpofu, who is troubled by a hip injury. His place in the side was taken by Tendai Chatara.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin, Shane Shillingford, Kemar Roach, Tino Best, Shannon Gabriel.
Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (capt), Vusi Sibanda, Tino Mawoyo, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Malcolm Waller, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Raymond Price, Kyle Jarvis, Graeme Cremer.