Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sibanda
95(162) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 8 4 0 0 1 2
S Chanderpaul
70(70) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 1 8 2 4 1 8 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SW Masakadza
O3.0
M0
R36
W3
Eco12.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KA Pollard
O10.0
M0
R59
W2
Eco5.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 12 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 252/9

  • KAJ Roach1 (1b)
  • NO Miller12 (4b)
  • SW Masakadza3-0-36-3
  • E Chigumbura5-0-32-2

Time for the presentation then. Very glum face put up by Chris Gayle. "Well done to Zimbabwe. The way they batted, ran between the wickets, they did really well. Terrible display of batting out there in the end from us. If we continue like this, Zimbabwe could beat us 5-0 as well ... It's the mental fitness that really counts in these moments." Harsh words from the man who predicted 4-1 to the Windies, in Australia. "We have been in this situation, we can still rebound."

Prosper Utseya is a happy man. His team has indeed prospered on this tour. "It was a good team effort. We are a still young side and need to learn. Masakadza (jnr) managed to hold his cool under pressure, I am happy with his effort. West Indies is still a good side and we respect them."

Man of the match - Vusi Sibanda for that fighting, gut-wrenching, but in the end, extremely crucial 95. "I thought the West Indies bowled really well early on. I took my time. I thought our score was good, but Chris Gayle gave them a good start."

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Zimbabwe win by 2 runs! A fantastic result for the visitors who are enjoying this tour every bit. They held their nerve very well, especially in the key moments. Chigumbura and Shingirai who made superb comebacks in the last two overs epitomise Zimbabwe's effort. Chigumbura pulled it back after bowling a horrendous wide, taking out Chanderpaul. And then, Shingirai Masakadza, on ODI debut mind you, came back after conceding ten runs in the first two balls to hit the perfect lengths. A thoroughly deserved win, with every single member contributing at some point. Good on yer Zimbabwe!

A real heart-break for West Indies - they made a fist of a tough chase in difficult conditions. Chanderpaul took them through the toughest times and it looked like they would seal it in the end overs, but they failed to hold their nerve. Smith's shot was totally uncalled for in the last over - they could have done it with ones and twos. And why Benn and Miller did not cross over when the ball was in the air is a question that will haunt them for a while. Miller was hitting it well and should have been facing the last ball, not Roach.

49.6
1
Masakadza to Roach, 1 run, another inch perfect yorker and he seals the deal in style! Take a bow Masakadza junior! Keeps it on legstump, very full and No. 11 Roach could not do more than squeeze a single to the leg side.
49.5
W
Masakadza to Benn, OUT, Big Benn falls! Cremer holds on to a steepler and West Indies are succumbing to pressure! Benn goes for an almighty hoick over midwicket and hits it really high. Cremer runs in a long way from the deep midwicket fence and takes it millimetres off the ground. Super catch! 4 off 1, and the batsmen did not cross over, would you believe it!
49.4
W
Masakadza to Smith, OUT, and he botches it up! Great ball under pressure from the debutant, but in the circumstances a really ordinary shot from Smith, who looks to hit the straight ball across the line. He misses and the stumps are rearranged. Benn walks out to the middle. 4 off 2!
49.3
1
Masakadza to Miller, 1 run, gets good hold of that one, but hits it straight to deep cover. Strike to Smith.
49.2
4
Masakadza to Miller, FOUR runs, slasher! wide outside off and he throws the kitchen-sink at it, flies towards the vacant third man fence. Miller's the man!
49.1
6
Masakadza to Miller, SIX runs, Well, Miller has other plans! Picks up the length ball on leg stump and whacks it over midwicket for six. Stay at the other end, Smith! 9 required off 5!

15 required off the last over. Miller needs to cross over (Miller's crossing?) and give it to Smith. The momentum has swung wildly in the last 20 minutes or so, like a Waqar Younis yorker!

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sibanda
95(162) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 8 4 0 0 1 2
S Chanderpaul
70(70) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 1 8 2 4 1 8 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SW Masakadza
O3.0
M0
R36
W3
Eco12.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KA Pollard
O10.0
M0
R59
W2
Eco5.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF