Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

H Masakadza
44(57) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %47%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 1 1 0 2 1
D Ramdin
23(36) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 0 0 4 3 1

Best performances - Bowlers

AG Cremer
O4.0
M0
R11
W3
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJG Sammy
O3.5
M0
R26
W5
Eco6.78
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | WI: 79/7

  • R Rampaul3 (9b)
  • D Ramdin23 (36b)
  • SW Masakadza1-0-6-0
  • E Chigumbura1-0-7-0

Yes, the pitch offered spin, yes it was a two-paced track, with the ball occasionally stopping on the batsmen, but it has be said that the batsmen showed poor skills. West Indies were terrible against spin today and crumbled under steady pressure exerted by the gang of Zimbabwe spinners. What a superb win this for the visitors. Awesomeo!

The whole game followed a strange script: Zimbabwe struggled and stuttered initially but they managed to limp past 100. Then the infamous calypso collapso began. Game over.

Hold on for quotes from post-match ceremony.

Ramdin "Very disappointing. We needed to show more application, the batsmen had to stay there but no one did. They bowled well in the right areas and got the results. We were quite happy way we bowled but the batting ... Hopefully Chris Gayle will come back and we can bounce back from this."

Utseya : "It wasn't a great start but we managed to put a total and the guys struck it out there. It wasn't a easy to bat on .. we thought 140 was a good total there but it obviously wasn't! The wicket was spinner friendly and so we decided to make use of all our spinners. The guys have been playing some good cricket back home. Even though we have won this first game but its important for us to keep improving and not get ahead."

Man of the Match is Cremer: "I am happy I got a spinning wicket for a change. We knew that this would be low and slow but we didn't think it would spin this much. We saw the track yesterday and felt that it would turn. Every one is pretty confident; we need to iron out few things. we have worked hard in domestic cricket and it should be a good series."

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19.6
0
Masakadza to Rampaul, no run, Zimbabwe have won it! Who would have thought this result was possible when they were struggling so badly at the start of the game and with all those ducks in their scorecard? They managed to crawl past 100 and what a comeback in the second half. What a deliciously bizarre game this has been. btw .. this final delivery, a very full one, was pushed out by Rampaul. West Indies were brutally exposed by the spinners here. Quite an amazing turnaround.
19.5
1
Masakadza to Ramdin, 1 run, leans forward to swat it away to deep midwicket. Final delivery coming up.
19.4
1
Masakadza to Rampaul, 1 run, yorker arrives now, squeezed out to point
19.3
1
Masakadza to Ramdin, 1 run, low full toss on the leg stump line, Ramdin goes for the swing across the line and edges it to third man
19.2
1
Masakadza to Rampaul, 1 run, short in length, swatted away to the on side
19.2
1w
Masakadza to Rampaul, 1 wide, sprays this one down the off side

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

H Masakadza
44(57) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %47%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 1 1 0 2 1
D Ramdin
23(36) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 0 0 4 3 1

Best performances - Bowlers

AG Cremer
O4.0
M0
R11
W3
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJG Sammy
O3.5
M0
R26
W5
Eco6.78
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF