ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit an unbeaten 80 and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin added 58 not out as West Indies stretched its lead over Zimbabwe to 120 at tea on the second day of the second and final cricket test on Thursday.

The hosts, replying to Zimbabwe's modest first-innings total of 175, went to the interval on 295-4 at Windsor Park.

The 38-year-old Chanderpaul was typically obstinate for six hours and 207 deliveries, striking 10 fours.

He added 114 with Ramdin, a record fifth-wicket partnership for West Indies against Zimbabwe. The right-handed Ramdin struck three fours and one six off 109 balls in 153 minutes.

Earlier, opener Chris Gayle completed his 15th test century before falling for 101. The powerful Jamaican lashed 12 fours and four sixes.

Ramdin took 10 runs off the first over after lunch from pacer Kyle Jarvis but Zimbabwe's bowlers were disciplined for the most part in the second session without taking a wicket.

Chanderpaul brought up his half century, his 89th score of 50-plus in tests, off 121 balls with his seventh boundary.

An hour later, Ramdin followed him to the milestone, his second straight half century occupying 96 balls.

Jarvis, who struck twice with the new ball on day one, took 2-60 while there was a wicket apiece for fellow fast bowler Tendai Chatara (1-47) and offspinner Prosper Utseya (1-54).

 

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