Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.3 flattens the off stump with an in-ducker. The first-innings centurion has paid the price for erring in judgment. He goes from wide of the crease and lands this length ball around the fifth stump, lands this on the seam and gets it to jag back in a long, long way. Masakadza attempts to leave but is shocked to hear the ball rattle into the stumps. Body blow for Zimbabwe early in their second innings. 5/1
    5.3 oh, dear. I don't know what Mire was thinking. This is a length ball that angles back in from wide of the crease, Mire looks to pull off the frontfoot but the ball zipped past his stroke to hig him on the right thigh. Since this kept a touch low, it was pretty adjacent and would've crashed into the stumps. A pull shot against an express bowler to a not-so-short delivery with lunch just a few minutes away? Very poor. Zimbabwe end a shocker of a session with another blow in their bid to wipe out the deficit. 8/2
    22.2 crashes into middle stump! Flatter one this time, back of a length just outside off stump and turns into his body and goes between Ervine's bat and pad and the ball hits timber. Came onto the batsman very quickly and he was too slow to make the adjustment. Bishoo strikes second ball 46/4
    14.6 he's been probing away and has now been rewarded with the wicket of the big fish. It's the in-dipper again. Coming back in from just a touch outside off, Taylor looks to defend from the crease but plays outside the line as the ball nips back in to beat the inside edge and trap him plumb in front of the stumps. Taylor knew he was a dead duck and so didn't even bother reviewing that. Zimbabwe in some trouble now. 23/3
    68.5 short outside off once again, Moor tries to poke at it, but this time gully has come next to second slip. Straight to Shai Hope, who is on his knees as he tries to complete the catch. The umpires check for the no ball (duh) but Gabriel is good this time. The perfect start for WI, and these two miss out on a 100-run partnership 144/5
    95.2 that's the end of that. A century eludes him and Holder lets out a roar. He's breached his defence with a stunning delivery. Length ball that jags back in from off stump, Raza plays forward but makes the mistake of picking the wrong line as the ball sneaks in to beat the inside edge and flatten the off stump. Holder goes off on a celebratory run. A wicket well-deserved. That's a dagger through Zimbabwe's hearts. Raza has to walk back shortly after becoming only the second player in Test history, after Kallis, to score successive 80s and a Test five-for in the same game. 210/7
    80.4 and the field placement works! back of a length on middle and Waller tries to push at it away from his body, takes the outside edge and Blackwood at slip takes a simple one 172/6
    not out
    not out
    19 (b 10, lb 8, nb 1)
    301/7 (144 Overs, RR: 2.09)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (H Masakadza, 3.3 ov), 2-8 (SF Mire, 5.3 ov), 3-23 (BRM Taylor, 14.6 ov), 4-46 (CR Ervine, 22.2 ov), 5-144 (PJ Moor, 68.5 ov), 6-172 (MN Waller, 80.4 ov), 7-210 (Sikandar Raza, 95.2 ov)
    ST Gabriel21.073421.6101
    KAJ Roach22.0103721.6800
    KC Brathwaite17.024402.5800
    JO Holder22.074211.9000
    D Bishoo34.077422.1700
    RL Chase17.033101.8200
    J Blackwood10.042102.1000
    KOA Powell1.01000.0000

Close of Play

  • Sun, 29 Oct - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 169/4 (H Masakadza 101*, Sikandar Raza 9*, 61 ov)
  • Mon, 30 Oct - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 78/1 (KOA Powell 43*, D Bishoo 0*, 49 ov)
  • Tue, 31 Oct - day 3 - West Indies 1st innings 374/7 (SO Dowrich 75*, JO Holder 71*, 150 ov)
  • Wed, 1 Nov - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 140/4 (PJ Moor 39*, Sikandar Raza 58*, 67 ov)
  • Thu, 2 Nov - day 5 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 301/7 (144 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Rare Occurence


Previous and only other instance in Test Cricket in which both No 8 & 9 have scored a century in the same innings. Clem Hill and Roger Hartigan did it for Aus v England at Adelaide Oval.

Century of Wickets


Wickets for Devendra Bishoo in Tests - Fifth spinner and First Leg Spinner from West Indies to this feat.

Long time coming


Last instance of an opener from Zimbabwe before Masakadza to score a Test century. - First century by a Zimbabwe opener in 19 Tests.

Two Thousand and Counting


Batsmen to cross 2000 Test runs for Zimbabwe. Hamilton Masakadza joined the Flower brothers, Alastair Campbell and Guy Whittal to this landmark.