March 20th Down the years,Memorable win for West Indies

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.

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