Alistair Campbell and Andy Flower helped Zimbabwe post a respectable total of 244 for nine in 50 overs against the West Indies today in Singapore.
Zimbabwe won the toss in this opening match of the Singapore Challenge Cup tri-nation Series. It got off to a disastrous start losing three wickets for only 38 runs in 12 overs. These two left-handed batsmen tackled the pace-oriented West Indian attack with customary ease and amassed 114 runs for the fourth wicket before skipper Campbell mishit Reon King to be caught by wicket keeper Ridley Jacobs.
Campbell's breezy knock of 80 came off 103 balls and contained six fours and three huge sixes. Seven runs later, the King-Jacobs combination succeeded in sending back new man Andrew Blignaut struck again this time to dismiss. At that juncture, Zimbabwe appeared to have been caught in a nasty spot.
But Andy Flower found a gritty partner in Stuart Carlisle and the two batsmen prospered through a 71-run sixth wicket stand. Jacobs took his fourth catch of the innings to separate this enterprising pair. Henderson Bryan was the bowler.