Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    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
    not out
    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
    8 (b 5, lb 1, nb 2)
    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)
    KAJ Roach13.033412.6100
    ST Gabriel10.025005.0002
    JO Holder12.043002.5000
    D Bishoo32.0810543.2800
    RL Chase13.426124.4600
    KC Brathwaite10.013013.0000

Match Details


West Indies , elected to bat first

Series result

West Indies led the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


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


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


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


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


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