March 20th Down the years,Memorable win for West Indies
On this day in 1999,Rose spell lead West Indies win
Franklyn Rose saved West Indies the blushes by bowling them to a stunning win over Zimbabwe in the first Test of the series in Trinidad. In a low-scoring Test match Andy Flower’s first innings century and Heath Streak’s second innings five-fer had positioned the visitors in position for a win. West Indies began the final day at 147 for 9 and folded with out adding a run to their overnight score as Streak took his fifth wicket. Atarget of 99 have to have been walk the park for a gritty Zimbabwe side of the nineties besides they were up in opposition to a menacing bowling assault that featured Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh. However it become Franklyn Rose who picked up 4/19 as Zimbabwe mysteriously slipped from being 37/2 to 63 all out. It marked the 1st time that a team had didn’t chase a target less than 100 in the final innings of a Test match.