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Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich struck centuries in the second Test to stem Zimbabwe’s charge

Zimbabwe lose pitch battle

Tactics backfire as West Indies raise their game to negate slow Bulawayo surfaces, reports John Ward Zimbabwe’s first home series for a year, against West Indies, aroused much enthusiasm within the country. The home team had shown greatly improved form in their solitary Test match of the year to date, when they came close to beating Sri Lanka at Colombo, and now they had just been strengthened by the return of three former ‘exiles’ in Brendan Taylor, Kyle Jarvis and Solomon Mire.

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