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    22.6 Trapped in front! Huge wicket this. It drifted in from round the stumps, lands on the middle stump line, and straightens to hit him in front of middle. That's out. Gayle had pressed his front leg across, perhaps tad too across, and had to play around the front pad. Too late. Gone! What a strike by Lamby! 99/1
    29.3 And that's out! Bowling change works, pace change works. Short again, but not so wide and Barath again looks for an expansive cut, but only manages to get an inside edge. The stumps are rattled and Barath is gone. 126/2
    47.5 BIG wicket! Chanderpaul is gone and this game is far from over. Picks the length ball and times it beautifully, probably too beautifully, it carries to Chigumbura at long off, who is standing a few paces in, but holds his nerve and more importantly, holds the catch. 233/6
    32.4 Well well, what do we have here! Fletcher is gone. Short again and drifting down. He runs it down to short fine leg and turns back for two, but Cremer barreled in a superb throw. Taibu fails to collect, but that was a guided missile heading for the stumps all the same. Deflects off his gloves on to the stumps and Fletcher is well short. The third umpire spent a long time deciding, but it was clear from the first replay. Cremer's the man! 136/3
    37.6 Deonarine is run out There was an lbw shout and then a run out. Drama. Action. It was the skidder that went on straight on the leg and middle line, Chanderpaul tries to turn it to the leg side and misses. Close shout for lbw turned down by the umpire. Deonarine tries to get across for a single. Mistake. Chanders is not interested and both end up in the striker's end. Taibu rushes to his left, dives to make the stop and throws it back at the non-striker's end. Gone! 165/4
    42.4 Pollard falls. Zimbabwe captain breaks through. It was a loopy flighted delivery on the middle stump line, Pollard doesn't quite get forward, just on drives, sort of chips it uppishly, and straight to mid-on. Chanderpaul is still out there. West Indies five down. Pressure. Game on. 193/5
    48.4 He's a goner! Superb bowling here, keeps it straight and simple. Ramdin goes for an almighty heave through the covers and makes contact with thin air. Timber is struck and he'll have to go back. 235/7
    49.4 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! 251/8
    not out
    49.5 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! 251/9
    not out
    22 (b 2, lb 7, nb 2, w 11)
    252/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.04)
    Fall of wickets: 1-99 (CH Gayle, 22.6 ov), 2-126 (AB Barath, 29.3 ov), 3-136 (ADS Fletcher, 32.4 ov), 4-165 (N Deonarine, 37.6 ov), 5-193 (KA Pollard, 42.4 ov), 6-233 (S Chanderpaul, 47.5 ov), 7-235 (D Ramdin, 48.4 ov), 8-251 (DR Smith, 49.4 ov), 9-251 (SJ Benn, 49.5 ov)
    P Utseya10.014714.70374220
    RW Price10.013103.10360000
    AG Cremer10.004804.80324020
    SW Masakadza3.0036312.0063211
    GA Lamb10.003513.50350130
    E Chigumbura5.003226.40131121
    BRM Taylor2.001407.0021000

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Series result

Zimbabwe led the 5-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

4 March 2010 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes