Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    8.3 full outside off, and this one straightens after pitching. A peach! Brathwaite prods at the shot, trying to defend the ball off the back foot, and it takes the outside edge. Straight to Chakabva's gloves, who makes no mistakes. Jarvis strikes 14/1
    43.2 out comes the paddle sweep, has it carried? Zimbabwe want to review it. Cremer had asked short leg if it carried, he said yes, and they went on with the review? Definitely off the pad, was it off the face of the bat? Yes, there is a spike on UltraEdge and the on-field not-out decision should be overturned. Not a bit spike, but there is enough to suggest that the ball clipped the inside edge onto the pad. Two fantastic reviews from Zimbabwe. Ervine took a sharp, low catch, running to his left. "He's got a touch on this," says the third umpire. Powell has made another start, without going on. 110/3
    15.3 drags that length back just enough to allow the ball to hold its line enough. Hope plays the line, and misses the ball. But Cremer is coaxed into reviewing. Was there a nick? Mighty close to the bat. There is a spike as the ball passes the bat on UltraEdge, and that should be plenty evidence to overturn this decision. Mire's maiden Test wicket. And what a ball to do so, pulled that length back, and what it did was leave Hope tentative - whether to come forward or go back. Eventually, he poked at the ball from the crease, which has trouble all over it. Well bowled. 35/2
    not out
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    266
    201
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    44.77
    65.2 But Raza will have the final laugh! Good length on off stump, sharp offspin once again and this time it takes the inside edge of his bat. The ball smacks his pad after that, but that only makes the ball loop further, helping the short-leg fielder to pounce onto that in a flash. Chase has to go, and the partnership is broken. 174/4
    68.6 Stumped? The keeper is appealing. Pitched full on middle and leg, turns past his outside edge and the keeper grabs quickly, and removes the bails. He thinks it's a stumping, but the decision lies with the third umpire. Awaiting replays. Blackwood came forward to defend, but his back foot is dragged out of the crease. The aware Chakabva dislodged the bails instantly. The back foot is on the line (and not behind) when the stumps were broken. Aaaand he's given out! Blackwood's gotta go. 179/5
    75.4 edged and gone! Quick around off, but Dowrich gets forward, the ball takes the outside edge and lobs straight to slip. It's another wicket for a spinner, just enough turn for Williams to take the shoulder of the bat, some extra bounce too. Fantastic delivery. Dowrich's horror form continues 202/6
    79.6 out, lbw or caught? Holder wants to review, that means he feels he did not hit the ball. Quick on middle and leg, the ball spun to beat Holder's flick. No bat. Now, all comes down to HawkEye. It's quick on leg, and it seems unlikely the ball will miss leg stump. All it needs to do is pitch in line and clip the leg stump. But there also seems to be some bat as the ball passes. There was a catch at gully, but did that carry? Three reds on HawkEye, but it seems there is definitely bat. The third umpire thinks there is no bat, but there was some spike with the ball kissing the edge. Hmm, interesting. Holder lbw. Don't think that's the right decision though. 212/7
    81.6 another one. Worked straight into short leg's hands. Quick delivery outside off, the ball spinning in. Bishoo can't help himself from nudging the ball with the spin, he didn't keep it down or hit it hard enough to make the catch harder. But Craig Ervine stays low and takes a wonderful catch, his eyes on the ball right through, takes it in front of him 218/8
    82.4 Roach uses West Indies' last review. The googly, on middle and leg, hits Roach in front of leg, the ball then bobbles back to hit the face of the bat. There was definite bat, but it was after the ball hit the pad. So HawkEye will decide this. Three reds on HawkEye and Roach is gone now. West Indies are nine down. WI have exhausted their reviews. 219/9
    82.5 79 kph, it is the googly and West Indies are all out. It rips back in, Gabriel plays the line, the ball spins back in, bounces extra and the ball takes the inside edge and bobbles to short leg. Another sharp catch from Ervine. That leaves Hope 90* 219/10
    Extras
    3 (b 3)
    TOTAL
    219 all out (82.5 Overs, RR: 2.64)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (KC Brathwaite, 8.3 ov), 2-35 (KA Hope, 15.3 ov), 3-110 (KOA Powell, 43.2 ov), 4-174 (RL Chase, 65.2 ov), 5-179 (J Blackwood, 68.6 ov), 6-202 (SO Dowrich, 75.4 ov), 7-212 (JO Holder, 79.6 ov), 8-218 (D Bishoo, 81.6 ov), 9-219 (KAJ Roach, 82.4 ov), 10-219 (ST Gabriel, 82.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KM Jarvis1424012.8500
    CB Mpofu1442802.0000
    SF Mire702213.1400
    AG Cremer23.536442.6800
    Sikandar Raza1114213.8100
    SC Williams1342031.5300
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    26.1 And spin does the trick! Full on off stump and Masakadza comes forward for the defense. But extra spin on offer this time, and it takes a small edge off his bat. Dowrich does well to hold on to it. Feather touch, but good enough for the wicket. His watch has ended 91/2
    11.5 And the slower ball works! Mire's debut innings ends. Full outside off and Mire, rather frustratedly, slogs it towards the leg side. The elevation is there, but not the distance, and Kraigg Brathwaite at deep midwicket does well to settle under the ball early and falls to his knees as he completes the catch. Nice change-up from the experienced bowler 44/1
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    150
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    43.82
    46.1 out first ball! full on middle stump and he misses the sweep completely. The ball went straight through, and that's plumb lbw. After consultation with Waller, Ervine decides not to review. Good decision. 133/6
    28.3 And Taylor lasts only seven balls! good length on middle stump and Taylor tries to play a reverse paddle sweep. First slip anticipated that shot and was already running to his right when Taylor makes contact. The shot isn't well timed, and sort of loops up instead. The fielder has to move a few steps to complete a very sharp catch. Zimbabwe in trouble 93/3
    35.2 reverse swing has done the trick. Super lazy from Williams. Perhaps he was influenced by the deliveries that kept coming back in. This time, Roach got this length ball to move away from outside off, Williams had a waft at that and got a thin nick through to the keeper. West Indies are chipping away 110/4
    42.4 What have you done, Raza?! Flighted on off stump and the batsman's eyes lit up. Went for a big slog, trying to go over extra cover, but it's in the air. Shannon Gabriel runs in from long off and does the rest. For a while, though, the fielder had no clue where the ball was. 123/5
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    49.3 Cartwheel! Good length on off stump, Waller defends down the wrong line and the ball goes between bat and pad this time. Crashes into middle stump and the stick cartwheels away 139/7
    52.1 turn, bounce and indecision in shot selection has resulted in Chakabva's downfall. Bishoo has five. He shapes to cut but the ball hits the rough and spins away. He pulled out of the cut at the very last moment but hung is bat out nevertheless as the ball skewed to Roston Chase at backward point 147/8
    53.6 dragged on! He hid the shiny side as he ran in, bowled this full outside off, this wobbled away just a touch. Enough width which Cremer looked to use and flay through cover, only managed to drag it back onto the stumps. Should've looked to get closer to the ball, paid the price for poor technique 147/9
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    61.3 And that's the end! Zimbabwe are all out for 159. Back of a length outside off and this time Mpofu's poke catches the outside edge of the blade. Dowrich swallows that and we're done. Time for tea. 159/10
    Extras
    2 (lb 2)
    TOTAL
    159 all out (61.3 Overs, RR: 2.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-44 (SF Mire, 11.5 ov), 2-91 (H Masakadza, 26.1 ov), 3-93 (BRM Taylor, 28.3 ov), 4-110 (SC Williams, 35.2 ov), 5-123 (Sikandar Raza, 42.4 ov), 6-133 (CR Ervine, 46.1 ov), 7-139 (MN Waller, 49.3 ov), 8-147 (RW Chakabva, 52.1 ov), 9-147 (AG Cremer, 53.6 ov), 10-159 (CB Mpofu, 61.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ST Gabriel11.342412.0800
    JO Holder1452521.7800
    D Bishoo2447953.2900
    RL Chase10606.0000
    KAJ Roach1152322.0900
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    76.2 indecision in footwork has cost Brathwaite. This is excellent from Raza, who gets this ball to spin back in sharply from the rough outside off stump. Brathwaite looks to play back and across but this one came back in to hit him on the back leg. The ball didn't have much distance to travel from the point of impact. Would've been umpire's call even if he would've reviewed 174/3
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    10.3 His third wicket in five balls! He misses the hat-trick, but takes a wicket two balls later. It's full on off stump, expecting the legspin, but it goes straight through, curls around his outside edge, and then knocks the off stump out. Powell's done. 25/1
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    44.4 Jarvins pins Kyle Hope in front! Nice and full, reverse-swings in to ping the front pad below the knee-roll in line with middle, as Hope falls over the flick. That's pretty plumb and the umpire raises his finger. Reward for an excellent spell from Jarvis. This would have carried onto cannon into middle and leg stumps 107/2
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    88.1 Kyle Hope: lbw b Jarvis. Shai Hope: lbw b Jarvis. Reiffel, the umpire, raises his finger. Shai calls for a review. Back of a length and skids back in to smack the flap of the front pad, beating the inside edge. The tracker suggests it would go onto hit the leg stump. West Indies lose Shai Hope and a review 211/4
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    125.6 And he's stranded on 95! Oh dear, the field changes played too much on Chase's mind. Tried to get the ton with a six, and goes for a wild slog off the over's last ball. Pushes it flat and quick on middle stump, goes straight through and removes the leg stump. West Indies finish with a lead of 433. 373/10
    89.4 length ball, drifts in on off, makes Blackwood poke at it, and beats the outside edge. Has Williams left Blackwood overbalanced? A stumping chance has been sent upstairs. Yes, Blackwood is overbalanced, and has no part of the back foot behind the crease. Casual effort from Blackwood but WI's lead approaches 300 224/5
    93.2 Dowrich nicks off to slip. Dangled up outside off and breaks away, Dowrich spars at it, and edges it low to first slip, where Hamilton Masakadza, who had dropped one in the morning, bends low to snap it up 244/6
    100.2 Holder eyes up an encore, dares to hit against the break, and ends up slicing a catch to the left of point. Looped up and spins away, this time Cremer foils Holder's attempt to blast it over the leg-side boundary 277/7
    122.3 oh, no. What have you done, Bishoo? The first fifty will have to wait and that's stumps. He got a little too greedy, I reckon. Sees the flight and gets down on one knee to nail this slog. So far so good, except Sean Williams was lurking around the corner and was on the move as he held on to that rocket hit. Bishoo falls one short of his Test best too. 369/8
    122.4 Strikes first ball! Took one last ball of day three, and takes on day four's first ball. A googly first up, full outside off and comes in sharply, squeezing through bat and ball. On a hat-trick, for the second time this Test. 369/9
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    Extras
    5 (b 3, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    373 all out (126 Overs, RR: 2.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (KOA Powell, 10.3 ov), 2-107 (KA Hope, 44.4 ov), 3-174 (KC Brathwaite, 76.2 ov), 4-211 (SD Hope, 88.1 ov), 5-224 (J Blackwood, 89.4 ov), 6-244 (SO Dowrich, 93.2 ov), 7-277 (JO Holder, 100.2 ov), 8-369 (D Bishoo, 122.3 ov), 9-369 (KAJ Roach, 122.4 ov), 10-373 (RL Chase, 125.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KM Jarvis2416622.7500
    CB Mpofu1033003.0000
    SC Williams3589132.6000
    AG Cremer34511443.3500
    Sikandar Raza1945312.7800
    SF Mire20502.5000
    MN Waller20904.5000
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    27.2 And the part-timer strikes! Good length just outside off, tries to work the ball behind square on the leg side, but takes the bat's top edge, then the thigh pad, and lobs to short leg. No mistake from the infielder this time. Gobbled. 99/1
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    28.6 And Mire misses out on a debut fifty! Full on leg stump, tries to squeeze the ball out, but takes the inside edge of the bat, then hits his pad, and then ricochets onto the stumps. The young man has to go after a promising show. A beautiful delivery, to be honest. Late tail in 109/2
    41.6 he's been given out lbw and he wasn't keen on the review. But Taylor changes his opinion. They've reviewed. He was caught right on the back foot in front of middle stump, as he tried to flick this. Looks plumb. He was ready to walk back, but was convinced otherwise...pitching on middle, hitting leg. Review lost. 141/3
    76.5 good length at middle stump, pushed to deep square leg....wait, what?! They've come back for a second and Taylor has had to put in a dive as the flat throw is close to the stumps and Dowrich flicks the bails off. Oh man. What is happening? He's definitely short. Third umpire confirms. That's out. There was no need. 253/8
    47.3 oh it was coming from Williams. Poor show from an experienced batsman. Steps out at a length ball. Nowhere near the pitch. In the end he has to try ad block with bat and pad close together. He might have got an inside edge onto pad. It lobbed to the keeper who also took off the bails. Out two ways, possibly. Sums up his stay; he was offering chances everywhere 155/4
    67.2 And Bishoo takes a wicket off a loosener! Short on leg stump, spins across and he cuts this away from his body from outside off stump. He could've hit that for four anywhere, but...finds Chase at short extra cover. He's got to go, and Bishoo strikes. With that it's drinks. 219/5
    73.2 another partnership thrown away. Oh this will sting. Poor cricket. Back of a length at leg stump, he camps on the back foot and pushes this straight to the fielder at midwicket. Takes off for a run, hesitates, then goes through. Ditto at the other end. No one is calling. A direct hit where there was no run. Waller had barely crossed half of the pitch 246/6
    74.5 leaps to his left and takes the return catch. Tossed up at off stump. Coaxes him to drive. He takes it on but is beaten by the loop. Can't get close enough to the pitch of this. Bunts it back feebly and Chase does well 249/7
    81.2 oh it's worked! Well, well, well. They showed pictures of the old ball and you couldn't tell a seam used to be there. Bishoo has a seam now. And he gets it to rip away from leg stump. He looks to flick, closes the face too early and lobs back a simple return catch 263/9
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    90.4 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 316/10
    Extras
    8 (b 5, lb 1, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    316 all out (90.4 Overs, RR: 3.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-99 (H Masakadza, 27.2 ov), 2-109 (SF Mire, 28.6 ov), 3-141 (CR Ervine, 41.6 ov), 4-155 (SC Williams, 47.3 ov), 5-219 (Sikandar Raza, 67.2 ov), 6-246 (MN Waller, 73.2 ov), 7-249 (RW Chakabva, 74.5 ov), 8-253 (BRM Taylor, 76.5 ov), 9-263 (AG Cremer, 81.2 ov), 10-316 (CB Mpofu, 90.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KAJ Roach1333412.6100
    ST Gabriel1025005.0002
    JO Holder1243002.5000
    D Bishoo32810543.2800
    RL Chase13.426124.4600
    KC Brathwaite1013013.0000

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

Close of Play

  • Sat, 21 Oct - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 19/0 (H Masakadza 0*, SF Mire 17*, 5 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Oct - day 2 - West Indies 2nd innings 88/1 (KC Brathwaite 38*, KA Hope 32*, 33 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Oct - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 369/8 (RL Chase 91*, 122.3 ov)
  • Tue, 24 Oct - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 316 (90.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

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.