Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    1.4 first blood! on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing, Rinke looking to clip it away through midwicket is bit early into the shot and the ball lobs up infront of square leg, Smith moves across quickly to his left and takes a good cach 5/1
    26.6 short of a good length delivery, this one nipped away off the seam, Duffin drives off the back-foot and ends up with a thick edge, this time Ramdin takes it cleanly and Smith gets one to his name 69/2
    36.3 slower delivery outside the off-stump,once again Chibhabha goes hard at the ball looking to clear the fielder at long-off but this time hits it straight to the fielder, easy catch held in the deep -Zimbabwe three down 106/3
    40.6 looking to work it away on the leg side, the ball takes the edge and flies down to thirdman 126/5
    39.4 turned away towards midwicket, Chigumbura takes off for a single but Taylor stands his ground, Chanderpaul at midwicket moves across quickly and gets the ball back to the bowler and the bails are off in a flash 121/4
    45.3 comes down the track looking for the big one, Gayle fires it in but Strydom goes through with the drive and ends up with a thick edge, Bravo at first slip takes a blinder and that's the end of that 142/7
    44.2 bit wide outside the off stump, Dabengwa swings hard at it and the ball balloons up towards mid-on, Chanderpaul nicely settles under it 135/6
    49.2 short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Mahwire makes room and swings hard, ball clips the outer half of the bat and spoons up towards short third man, Sarwan moves across quickly and makes no mistake 150/9
    45.6 tossed up and turning down the leg side, Higgins goes for the sweep, ball clips the back of the bat and pops up behind the stumps, Bravo at first slip dives forward and takes it cleanly 142/8
    not out
    2
    6
    16
    0
    0
    33.33
    not out
    1
    3
    2
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    14 (lb 3, nb 1, w 10)
    TOTAL
    151/9 (50 Overs, RR: 3.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (HP Rinke, 1.4 ov), 2-69 (T Duffin, 26.6 ov), 3-105 (CJ Chibhabha, 36.4 ov), 4-121 (E Chigumbura, 39.4 ov), 5-126 (BRM Taylor, 40.6 ov), 6-135 (KM Dabengwa, 44.2 ov), 7-142 (GM Strydom, 45.3 ov), 8-142 (RS Higgins, 45.6 ov), 9-150 (NB Mahwire, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    FH Edwards922302.5500011
    JE Taylor1021921.9000020
    DJ Bravo812322.8700040
    IDR Bradshaw802403.0000010
    DR Smith802923.6200020
    CH Gayle703024.2800000
  • BATSMEN
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    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    20.1 tossed up and turning away, Gayle comes down the track but fails to get to the pitch of the delivery but goes through with the drive, ball clips the outside edge and lobs up straight to Chibhabha at short third man, West Indies three down 71/3
    0.6 Rainsford strikes early! pitched up outside the off stump, Morton goes hard at it with no real footwork and the edge is produced, Higgins at second slip takes a sharp catch, Morton departs done in by the late away swing, Zimbabwe off to a good start here. 1/1
    11.4 turned away towards square leg and they take off for a quick single, Utseya scores a direct hit at the striker's end and they go upstairs, Sarwan bit lazy there in grounding his bat, it's a tough one for the third umpire but in the end umpire Bucknor rules in favour of the visitors - Sarwan departs! 38/2
    32.4 tossed up and turning in, Ramdin goes on the back foot looking to cut it away but fails to make contact and ball crashes into the stumps 121/5
    22.3 four down! well flighted delivery outside the off stump, turning away from the left-hander, Chanderpaul drives off the back - a lazy looking shot, ball kisses the edge and goes behind, Taylor holds on well to a difficult chance 77/4
    not out
    40
    43
    59
    3
    1
    93.02
    not out
    9
    18
    20
    1
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    16 (lb 1, nb 3, w 12)
    TOTAL
    154/5 (38.2 Overs, RR: 4.01)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (RS Morton, 0.6 ov), 2-38 (RR Sarwan, 11.4 ov), 3-71 (CH Gayle, 20.1 ov), 4-77 (S Chanderpaul, 22.3 ov), 5-121 (D Ramdin, 32.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    EC Rainsford612514.1600030
    NB Mahwire711402.0000060
    CJ Chibhabha603005.0000011
    P Utseya1023533.5000002
    RS Higgins6.203605.6800000
    KM Dabengwa301304.3300000

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