Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KA Pollard
45(24) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 1 0 0 12 5 10
H Masakadza
53(51) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 0 7 4 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

S Badree
O4.0
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CT Mutombodzi
O4.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs | ZIM: 117/6

  • H Masakadza53 (51b)
  • P Utseya11 (12b)
  • CD Barnwell1-0-8-0
  • AD Russell2-0-21-0

West Indies cruise to a 41-run win, and with it take the Twenty20 series 2-0. With no international matches in over a year, Zimbabwe were always likely to struggle. They had their moments in the one-dayers, but West Indies are twenty20 specialists and they've barely raised a sweat in winning both matches this weekend. Zimbabwe's spin trio picked up five wickets earlier on, but Simmons and Pollard were on hand to make sure their team reached an imposing total. Zimbabwe's chase stuttered, sputtered and then ran out of life as the required rate climbed beyond them. Gabriel's pace rattled them, but it was a remarkably controlled opening spell from Badree that really denied Zimbabwe the chance they needed. He took a career-best 3 for 17, and may well be in line for the Man of the Match award. Stick around to find out, the presentations coming up next.

"Liam, i will be here for every ball. I have not been overly disappointed. I have learnt to temper my expectations and i have seen a few positives ... We are playing a very good side on their patch. Stiff upper lip in place!" Glad to hear it, Luke.

Stark: "Tbh, not many teams contain the WI's powerful batting line up in T20's (barring SL and Pak). So, Zimb fans shouldn't be too negative and have to hope for the best, in the upcoming Test series."

Dylan: "Haha...felt like some melodrama was necessary. Question though, do you think BT should have been playing? Doesn't look like he's at his most athletic, rather get him on the treadmill and in the nets for the tests." He has looked a little short of a gallop, but that's a very tough call to make for a team of Zimbabwe's limited resources.

Alistair Campbell calls upon a frowning Brendan Taylor first. "Today was the best opportunity we had of winning a game, but our batting let us down again. It hurts at the moment, it really does. But this is behind us now. We've got some time off before the Test matches. We've got to try and pick our heads up."

Darren Sammy, on the other hand, has plenty of reason to smile again. "We did what we had to do in this series, which was continue our winning streak. Pollard did well for us today, and Simmons batted well at the top once again. Badree did what we are accustomed to seeing him do. Again, thanks to the Antigua crowd for turning up, we appreciate it."

Samuel Badree is the man of the match. "I've been playing this form of the game for quite some time, so I had a plan and I stuck to it: bowl wicket to wicket. And today it worked for me. There's a standard we have set for ourselves, and as long as we have that drive to succeed we will."

Finally, Lendl Simmons is the man of the series. "I didn't get off today as fluently as I did yesterday ... We have a reputation to maintain in this form of the game, so it's really nice to be able to do that."

West Indies have most certainly upheld their reputation in these Twenty20s, while Zimbabwe have done little to improve theirs. That's all from me today. Zimbabwe have four days off before their warm-up match, and the first Test starts on 12 March. I hope you've enjoyed our commentary, and that you'll join me for those matches as well. Until then, goodbye!

19.6
1
Barnwell to Masakadza, 1 run, Masakadza punts the final ball down the ground for a single to end the match.
19.5
1
Barnwell to Utseya, 1 run, another slower one, out of the back of the hand, but Utseya reads this one and drives through cover.
19.4
0
Barnwell to Utseya, no run, slower ball from Barnwell, and it has the beating of Utseya outside off.
19.3
4
Barnwell to Utseya, FOUR runs, a thick edge flies through the vacant slip area and down to third man.
19.2
1
Barnwell to Masakadza, 1 run, Masakadza double steps and hammers a drive out to the cover sweeper.
19.1
1
Barnwell to Utseya, 1 run, sliced up and over point for a single.

Right, one over left, and Zimbabwe are 50 away from victory. Christopher Barnwell will bowl West Indies to a second clean sweep in the Twenty20s to follow their ODI whitewash.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KA Pollard
45(24) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 1 0 0 12 5 10
H Masakadza
53(51) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 0 0 0 7 4 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

S Badree
O4.0
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CT Mutombodzi
O4.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF