HARARE: West Indies seamer Fidel Edwards earned his three wickets the hard way as Zimbabwe reached 284 for six on the first day of the first Test yesterday.
Tatenda Taibu was 75 not out at the close, his second Test half-century and career-best score, with Heath Streak on 16 following an unbroken partnership of 51.
Edwards was the pick of the attack with figures of three for 73 from 17 overs on a hot, humid day.
Zimbabwe's troubles were largely self inflicted, with five batsmen chasing wide deliveries and falling to catches by wicketkeeper Ridley Jacobs or Brian Lara at first slip.
The best of Zimbabwe’s batting came in a sixth-wicket stand of 79 between debutant Stuart Matsikenyeri, who scored 57, and Taibu. – Reuters