Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

E Chigumbura
50(72) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 4 1 0 1
CH Gayle
88(111) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 0 4 1 0 1 3 9

Best performances - Bowlers

RW Price
O8.5
M0
R31
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NO Miller
O9.0
M0
R43
W4
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So in drought-hit Guayana, West Indies have ended their drought of international wins, registering their first success in international cricket since August last year. Well done both teams for a close match. Thanks for joining us, this is Sidharth Monga, your commentator, saying goodbye.

Post-match presentation
Chris Gayle "It is a relief. Hopefully this is the first of many to come. I must say Zimbabwe played really well to push us so far. I must commend the boys on coming back from the defeat. The way I got out in the end I was scared a bit, but Narsingh played really well, and he deserves the Man of the Match. If I had seen the team through, I would have put this innings in one of my top three innings. It was a difficult wicket, they bowled really well, and it was real hard work. Mind over matter." Narsingh Deonarine is the Man of the Match "Someone had to take the responsibility. The skipper earlier took such a big responsibility, so I needed to bat well with him. A big thank you to the fans too."

Prosper Utseya "Maybe 20 runs short. We just didn't have a partnership up front, we kept losing wickets at crucial points. Just not enough runs on the bard."

Finally Gayle manages a small smile on his face, shakes hands with Otis Gibson and Dave Williams. Zimbabwe are disappointed but they put up a show defending a modest total. Gayle had to play so out of his skin that he went 81 balls without a boundary at one stage of his innings. Deonarine and Gayle finally managed to take West Indies home. The Guyana crowd told the story of the chase: you could almost hear the quiet when West Indies more than 30 overs without a boundary. The pressure built up and built up until home boy Deonarine opened up, and the crowd expressed its glee and cheered even singles. The big crowd - there despite the loss two days ago, there despite the drought - deserved a favourable result. Well done Zimbabwe nonetheless. They were superb with their spinners, on a turning pitch.

47.5
4
Price to Sammy, FOUR runs, that's it, West Indies have levelled the series with a straight shot, straight of mid-off, and turns back towards the pavilion
47.4
0
Price to Sammy, no run, defends a length ball back to Price
47.3
1
Price to Deonarine, 1 run, Deonarine doesn't want any glorious finish, he pushes this down to long-on, takes a single
47.2
0
Price to Deonarine, no run, full delivery, hit powerfully, but straight to mid-off
47.1
4
Price to Deonarine, FOUR runs, Deonarine playes another lovely shot, steps out and chips it straight down the ground, over mid-off, the idea is to clear the infield and not the ground, and he does that well, and despite a Mastinkeyeri dive the ball reaches the rope

Baynham Goredema from Zimbabwe is hoping for a Malinga four in four! Can Price do it? All deep fielders on the on side

END OF OVER:
47 | 7 Runs | WI: 199/6

  • N Deonarine60 (82b)
  • DJG Sammy5 (8b)
  • CB Mpofu4-1-30-0
  • RW Price8-0-22-2
46.6
1
Mpofu to Deonarine, 1 run, slower ball, bunted into the covers, and Sammy backs away a long way and makes sure Deonarine is on strike to face the next over

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

E Chigumbura
50(72) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 4 1 0 1
CH Gayle
88(111) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 0 4 1 0 1 3 9

Best performances - Bowlers

RW Price
O8.5
M0
R31
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NO Miller
O9.0
M0
R43
W4
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF