Player of the Match
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47dThe Report by Liam Brickhill in Bulawayo

West Indies go 1-0 up after Bishoo takes nine

Zimbabwe failed to capitalise on a promising start from their openers and Brendan Taylor, as they were all out during an extended final session on the fourth day

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RL Chase
95(139) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 15 4 7 18 16 8 23
SD Hope
90(201) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 3 9 0 31 3 10 31

Best performances - Bowlers

D Bishoo
O24
M4
R79
W5
Eco3.29
RHB
OFFLEG
1W3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AG Cremer
O23.5
M3
R64
W4
Eco2.68
RHB
OFFLEG
3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to bat first

Series result

West Indies led the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

21,22,23,24,25 October 2017 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Varun Shetty

5:52pm And that is all from a fascinating Test match. Thanks for joining us through it, we'll see you for the next one.

Bishoo: Was nice having a long bowl, in England it was a bit tough but had to make use here. I stay patient and the wicket was spinning a lot, so I just had to put the ball in the areas and nothing more. [About his first Test fifty] I was very disappointed yesterday and hopefully next time I'll use my brain more and get it.

Devendra Bishoo is the Man of the Match.

Holder: Started well with the bat and lost our way. Credit must go to the Zimbabweans who set really good fields and kept it tight. It was a tough pitch to get started on. We backed out bowlers to put pressure on them. I guess it took guys a little longer to get adjusted to the pitch and it became easier to bat on for both teams. It was hard work for the fast bowlers and every fast bowler in the game put in a lot of effort; hopefully there's more help in the next game. Bishoo was great - not only with the ball, he contributed with the bat as well. [about why Brathwaite bowled before Chase] Kraigg is under-rated and there was a bit of bounce. He's done it before for us and he's got a six-for for us before. Got us the breakthrough today so it worked out.

Cremer: Little bit disappointing. We went really well on the first day, getting them all out for 219 was excellent. West Indies came back really well and they put the bad balls away. We started well [ today] but it always gets tougher, and their spinners did well. Credit to them. [Put the collapse down to] maybe complacency watching batsmen being comfortable, or maybe it's concentration. Solly [Mire] will just get better and better, he looked really comfortable out there. Hamilton has been great for us too and we need him to kick on. We relied on our three spinners - our seamers bowled well on a tough wicket. We're pretty happy with the balance of the team, we just need to get some runs. The more you play, the more you work out situations. Sometimes you don't realise how much time you have in a Test match. It's about working those things out.

5:37pm A well-deserved West Indies win comes belatedly, but it comes big anyway. A 117-run win after being pegged in the first innings. They have away victories in each of their last three tours now. And one in each of their last four series. A very impressive resurgence from a team that hasn't had too many kinds things said about them. And it's those starlets once more - Brathwaite, Chase, Hope, Bishoo.
Zimbabwe lost a few moments that added up over the Test. The collapse in the first innings, the inability to restrict runs in West Indies' second, and then the run outs today. Onto the presentation now.

90.4
W
Chase to Mpofu, OUT, great catch at long-on. Mpofu bludgeons this fulll ball on leg stump and he's hopping in the crease "get up, get up!". But it isn't enough elevation. Long-on judges this well and puts in the perfect jump to hold onto it

CB Mpofu c Powell b Chase 33 (32m 25b 4x4 1x6) SR: 132.00

90.3
2
Chase to Mpofu, 2 runs, short of a length at middle stump, sweeps it to deep square's left and they come back for the second. Highest partnership for the last wicket at this venue. And the first half-century
90.2
4
Chase to Mpofu, FOUR, tossed up at middle stump, gets the front leg out of the way and slaps it over the non-striker
90.1
1
Chase to Jarvis, 1 run, back of a length at leg stump, nudged to square leg off the back foot

END OF OVER:
90 | 3 Runs | ZIM: 309/9

  • CB Mpofu27 (22b)
  • KM Jarvis22 (40b)
  • D Bishoo32-8-105-4
  • RL Chase13-2-54-1

Mark: "Soon the Lambeth Lara - Tim Murtagh - may be batting at #11 for Ireland and showing other #11s how it's done!" --- Oh come on, he averages nearly 20 in first-class cricket.

89.6
0
Bishoo to Mpofu, no run, good length at off stump, prods forward, beaten on the outside edge
89.5
1
Bishoo to Jarvis, 1 run, back of a length at leg stump. And we need to re-name the leg glance after Jarvis. Comfortably tucks it around for the single

Hope's in top form

4

No. of 50+ scores by Shai Hope in his last five Test innings, including this match. He had made only one fifty from his first 21 innings before this.

Gets one finally

29

No. of consecutive inns without a fifty for Kieron Powell, before getting one in this game. He didn't cross 50 since scoring twin 100s v Ban in Dhaka in 2012-13.

A long gap

2003

Last time West Indies played a Test in Zimbabwe. West Indies have won six of the eight Tests between the two sides and two were drawn.

Brendon's back

2015

Last time Brendon Taylor appeared for Zimbabwe, in the World Cup. He had announced retirement then and has now made a comeback.