Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    82.2 Bishoo strikes! Masakadza's marathon innings ends with a top-edged sweep. Lots of flight outside off from Bishoo, Masakadza may have premeditated the sweep if he saw anything full. It was actually there for the big slog sweep, but like Williamson yesterday, the ball just spins away and takes the top edge. Dowrich runs towards short leg and takes a simple catch. A legspinner always puts more revolutions on the ball, which makes sweeping a dangerous option. 246/5
    3.6 gets him! Caught behind. Roach's persistence has worked. Kept swinging it away from wide of the crease and finally found the movement away from the stumps. This was headed for off, went away just the perfect amount. The angle had already drawn a shot from Mire - but it was only hands. The front leg was nowhere. Healthy edge, taken low to the right by Dowrich 4/1
    6.2 clean bowled! Superb stuff from West Indies' opening bowlers. This wicket was set up by Roach - Ervine is no anxious as this comes towards him. Angled in from a good length. No stride and gap between bat and pad. Unlike Roach, Gabriel doesn't take it away. Slants into him and cuts through his defence to send leg stump cartwheeling break middle stump in half 11/2
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    9.1 chops it on! More nerves from Zimbabwe! Only one batsman has looked assured today, but he's at the non-strikers end as Roach angles another one into a tight line outside off. It's a forward defence ball for Taylor if he isn't batting in the 10th over with two wickets down. But the stride is short, the intent to play is half-baked and the result is disastrous for Zimbabwe. Deflects it onto the stumps 14/3
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    57.6 bowled him. Completely misses the line, does Moor. It's been spinning sharply into his body so far, but not this one. Slightly quicker from Chase, maybe. It does turn, but not as much as before. Skids to tonk the top of off stump while he was playing the back foot defence on a middle stump line 156/4
    104.2 edged again and this time it's taken! Full outside off and Raza prods forward to defend at it, but takes the outside edge. Pocketed easily by second slip. Raza's innings comes to a close 310/8
    83.1 right through Waller. A golden duck. Superb bowling from Brathwaite, slow and wide outside off, lots of flight. The ball was pitched in an area that almost always invites the drive. And Waller bites, goes through with a loose drive, which creates a big gap between bat and pad. The ball finds that gap and knocks into middle and leg stump. A poor option first up 248/6
    90.6 another one. Chakabva has stuck with the sweep, and he does not make contact again. Has struggled for any fluency right through the innings. It's quick and full on leg, Chakabva premeditated the sweep, got low but does not make contact. The ball finds a big gap between both his legs and hits the stumps. Poor shot selection 267/7
    108.2 full outside off, crunched to mid off and it's a direct hit at the non-striker's! Time for the third umpire. Cremer took off for the run, but he was running straight towards Gabriel, and had to deviate from his path and ran diagonally to get to the other end. Holder's direct hit is good, Cremer is short by a few inches. He's got to go 319/9
    109.1 slower ball on middle stump, deceives the batsman and hits him on the pad in front of middle. Loud appeal and out says the umpire. Chisoro quick to review. It was full-pitched, goes under the bat and hits him in front of leg stump. Would've gone on to break leg stump. Zimbabwe are all out for 326. 326/10
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    8 (lb 6, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    326 all out (109.1 Overs, RR: 2.98, 467 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (SF Mire, 3.6 ov), 2-11 (CR Ervine, 6.2 ov), 3-14 (BRM Taylor, 9.1 ov), 4-156 (PJ Moor, 57.6 ov), 5-246 (H Masakadza, 82.2 ov), 6-248 (MN Waller, 83.1 ov), 7-267 (RW Chakabva, 90.6 ov), 8-310 (Sikandar Raza, 104.2 ov), 9-319 (AG Cremer, 108.2 ov), 10-326 (TS Chisoro, 109.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ST Gabriel2246422.9001
    KAJ Roach18.154432.4201
    J Blackwood41802.0000
    JO Holder1624903.0600
    D Bishoo2528223.2800
    RL Chase1415013.5700
    KC Brathwaite1002312.3000
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    46.5 and Cremer strikes! Where in this world did that come from? Short delivery on off, Brathwaite plays back, forced back rather because of the flatter trajectory. Cremer pushes that full despite that flat trajectory, allowing the ball enough room to turn. It does, it takes the outside edge and carries low to slip, who takes a sharp catch. That's a sensational ball, did him in in the air, with the flight, or lack of it 76/1
    82.3 he unleashes the short ball after switching angles and makes the incision. The man at gully throws himself to his right and completes a belting catch! Great reflexes, Ervine. Throat-hunting lifter outside off from around the stumps, surprises Powell and catches him in an awkward tangle. He jumps off the ground and fends it in the air. Ervine snaps it up, diving full-length to his right from gully. Powell falls ten short of a hundred. Look at the celebration from Mpofu. He is pumped. That's also his first wicket in the series. What a way to break the duck 163/4
    63.4 Soft, soft dismissal. Bishoo simply plops a return catch. Tossed-up offbreak, on middle, not much turn, but Bishoo stays leg side of the ball. He checks his drive and gently chips it back to Raza, who provides Zimbabwe with the first breakthrough of the morning. That's a lollypop catch 131/2
    69.1 Raza strikes again, this time to trap Hope lbw. Fry raises his finger. Hope confers with Powell and asks for a review. This looks plumb, however. Fuller, quicker offbreak, shoots low as well. Hope plays back to it and misses it completely. WI lose Hope and a review. It was plumb. How plumb? Missing off and leg, and cannoning into the middle of middle. Poor review from WI 135/3
    104.1 he's got five! Raza is pumped up out there. Tremendous piece of bowling. He changed his angle, coming around the wicket, and Hope played inside the full delivery, expecting more spin than there was. The ball zipped straight on, rattling the off stump. Raza immediately set off on a celebratory sprint through the covers, mobbed by his team-mates. He's been the catalyst for Zimbabwe's surge this afternoon. 230/7
    98.3 attempts a full-blooded reverse sweep past point but misses it completely as the ball spins back in just a bit more than he expects. The ball hits him on the roll of the pad, looks to be in line. The only question is if it may have missed the stumps. Relays suggest the impact was just in line and will stay as umpire's call. Ball tracking shows this may have just clipped leg. Lucky for Zimbabwe that it was given out on the field. They continue to chip away, this partnership was slowly beginning to turn the scales for West Indies. This is brewing quite nicely 219/5
    100.6 punches this straight to midwicket. The sharp turn has done the trick. Blackwood just checked his shot at the last moment, the ball stopped on him just a little bit. There was a puff of dust as it hit the surface. He should've looked to pull if he wanted to go leg side. Uncertainty has resulted in his downfall. Zimbabwe are fighting back or what 225/6
    172.6 full on middle and leg, and hits him on the pad. Misses the sweep this time and hits him in front of leg. Big appeal, and the umpire says out! Dowrich reviews. Chisoro has to wait for the third umpire before celebrating his maiden Test wicket. No bat for certain, pitched on leg and would've gone straight through to hit leg stump. Chisoro can finally celebrate the special moment. Dowrich has to go. The record stand finally broken 442/8
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    174.6 He's bowled around his legs! Back of a length outside leg and the attempted sweep gets another victim for Chisoro. Tried to paddle this past short third man but the ball goes under his bat, and breaks leg stump. Holder is disappointed as he leaves the ground. The change of angle worked and how! 443/9
    178.2 full on off stump, and stays low this time! Back of a length on off stump, this is the straight one and plumb in front of middle. Umpire Dharmasena confirms Chisoro's appeal for lbw. Third duck in three innings for Roach. West Indies all out for 448. 448/10
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    Extras
    7 (b 3, lb 3, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    448 all out (178.2 Overs, RR: 2.51)
    Fall of wickets: 1-76 (KC Brathwaite, 46.5 ov), 2-131 (D Bishoo, 63.4 ov), 3-135 (KA Hope, 69.1 ov), 4-163 (KOA Powell, 82.3 ov), 5-219 (RL Chase, 98.3 ov), 6-225 (J Blackwood, 100.6 ov), 7-230 (SD Hope, 104.1 ov), 8-442 (SO Dowrich, 172.6 ov), 9-443 (JO Holder, 174.6 ov), 10-448 (KAJ Roach, 178.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CB Mpofu28105511.9600
    SF Mire52501.0001
    AG Cremer52816113.0900
    Sikandar Raza48129952.0600
    TS Chisoro41.2911332.7300
    H Masakadza41902.2500
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Extras
    19 (b 10, lb 8, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ST Gabriel2173421.6101
    KAJ Roach22103721.6800
    KC Brathwaite1724402.5800
    JO Holder2274211.9000
    D Bishoo3477422.1700
    RL Chase1733101.8200
    J Blackwood1042102.1000
    KOA Powell11000.0000

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Series result

West Indies won the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40pm, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

29,30,31 October, 1,2 November 2017 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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

1908

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

100

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

Long time coming

2011

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

5

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