Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.6 but gone this time! Best digs one in outside off and Sibanda flashes hard ... only for the ball to loop straight to Simmons at third man. Sibanda was aiming to uppercut it, but couldn't get enough on it, and Simmons barely had to move. So, an early wicket for the hosts and Zimbabwe under familiar pressure. 16/1
    4.5 how has he caught that? Pollard is quite some fielder. Standing at backward point, he can't be much more than 20 metres from the bat, and this was struck ferociously hard ... and he just stretched up to pluck it out of the air one-handed. Masakadza walks off, shaking his head. He really struck this cut shot well, but he couldn't get it past Pollard's lofty frame. Zimbabwe lose another one ... 28/3
    3.4 caught behind! Taylor attempts a reverse-sweep - or, reverse ramp shot, almost - as Badree spears one down outside off, but the ball rushes on to him and kisses the edge before it's caught by Ramdin. There's a massive appeal, and Taylor trudges off straight away. 17/2
    15.1 stumped by miles! They got this one right on the television commentary. 'Ervine came down the track, and didn't find what he was looking for.' He telegraphed his intents, coming down very early, and Narine looped the ball down wider. Ervine had no choice but to go for it, but ended up wafting at thin air. 88/4
    17.6 gone for 49! Waller makes room and swipes, the ball rushing on to rattle his stumps. It looked like the quicker offspinner, and beat the inside edge. 119/5
    18.1 too hot to handle! Best starts with a searing yorker, and it's through Chibhabha before he can get the bat down. Beaten for pace, pure and simple. 119/6
    19.1 deceived by the slower ball! Mutombodzi was through the shot before the ball got to him, and spooned a simple catch out to Russell at deep midwicket. 124/7
    19.4 another one perishes in the pursuit of runs! Utseya picked up a length delivery, swiping it in the air to deep midwicket. He hit it reasonably well, but was hitting into a strong wind coming from that side of the ground, so the ball plummeted down a couple of feet inside the rope, Russell again holding a simple catch. 126/8
    not out
    not out
    8 (lb 4, w 4)
    130/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.5)
    Did not bat: CB Mpofu
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (V Sibanda, 2.6 ov), 2-17 (BRM Taylor, 3.4 ov), 3-28 (H Masakadza, 4.5 ov), 4-88 (CR Ervine, 15.1 ov), 5-119 (MN Waller, 17.6 ov), 6-119 (CJ Chibhabha, 18.1 ov), 7-124 (CT Mutombodzi, 19.1 ov), 8-126 (P Utseya, 19.4 ov)
    TL Best401834.50161120
    S Badree402716.75125000
    DJG Sammy403408.5082220
    SP Narine401724.25142000
    DJ Bravo201628.0053000
    AD Russell10606.0000000
    KA Pollard10808.0021000

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

West Indies led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00

Match days

2 March 2013 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • 'I felt like myself again' - Simmons

    Lendl Simmons felt "free" during his match-winning innings on Saturday, an innings that guided West Indies to an easy win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20

  • Blazing Simmons gives West Indies easy win

    West Indies may have been without Chris Gayle, but they were not exactly missing his presence at the top as Lendl Simmons matched him for destructiveness, making a chase of 131 look ridiculously simple

  • Barnwell, Badree keen to make an impact

    West Indies allrounder Christopher Barnwell, who is back in the national Twenty20 side after 17 months, has said he is eager to make an impact against Zimbabwe in the two T20I matches

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

1st30LMP SimmonsJ Charles
2nd16LMP SimmonsDM Bravo
3rd85LMP SimmonsDJ Bravo