ICC World Cup, 13th Match, Group D: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Kingston, Mar 19, 2007
ICC World Cup - 13th match, Group D
West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
19 March 2007 (50-over match)
2.3

Powell to Taylor, no run, ooh! lift and bounce for Powell and pace as well. It was slightly too wide so Taylor had time to drop his hands and watch it go past

2.4

Powell to Taylor, no run, on the stumps, pushed into the on side

2.5

Powell to Taylor, 1 run, squared up and it takes the outside edge down to third man, Taylor opens his account but nothing has come off the middle yet

Zimbabwe 3/2   BRM Taylor 1* (3b)
3.6

Taylor to Taylor, 1 run, pushed back into his crease and nudged into the on side

Zimbabwe 7/2   BRM Taylor 2* (4b)
4.1

Powell to Taylor, no run, played with an angled bat, down towards backward point

4.2

Powell to Taylor, no run, Taylor plays from the crease, not much footwork and gets a big inside edge into his pads

4.3

Powell to Taylor, no run, short and wide, but again the batsman misses out as a cut shot is played without conviction

4.4

Powell to Taylor, no run, that's the area, just outside off stump and it shapes away from Taylor, whose forward push is comprehensively beaten

4.5

Powell to Taylor, 1 wide, wide again, Taylor goes for a flashing drive and doesn't connect. Umpire Taufel stretches his arms

4.5

Powell to Taylor, 1 wide, Taylor just loosing his line a touch, too wide again but this time no shot offered

4.5

Powell to Taylor, no run, comfortable leave this time, but a better line

4.6

Powell to Taylor, no run, played from the crease, out to cover

Zimbabwe 9/2   BRM Taylor 2* (10b)
5.3

Taylor to Taylor, 1 run, full, searching for the swing and it threatens to move as it takes the outside edge down to third man

5.5

Taylor to Taylor, no run, back to the bowler

5.6

Taylor to Taylor, 1 wide, another wide, and this will be a problem for West Indies if they don't tighten up

5.6

Taylor to Taylor, 1 wide, oh dear, again, and the bowlers really losing the plot at the moment, perhaps trying too hard after the early wickets

5.6

Taylor to Taylor, no run, slightly better, but still no need to play and a long over comes to end

Zimbabwe 15/2   BRM Taylor 3* (13b)
7.1

Taylor to Taylor, no run, nips back off the seam, takes the top of the pad into the off side

7.2

Taylor to Taylor, no run, that's a good line, close to off stump but it's a well-judged leave

7.3

Taylor to Taylor, no run, slightly fuller this time, hint of away movement but well left again

7.4

Taylor to Taylor, 1 wide, doh, another loose one after a small build-up of pressure, Bennett King will be getting frustrated on the balcony

7.4

Taylor to Taylor, no run, plays half forward and locates the middle of the bat down to mid

7.5

Taylor to Taylor, 1 run, well run, defensive shots rolls into the on side and both batsmen set off straight away as square-leg couldn't do anything about it

Zimbabwe 21/2   BRM Taylor 4* (18b)
8.1

Powell to Taylor, FOUR, ooh, close! takes the inside edge and shoots past leg stump and away to fine leg...the perfect Chinese/French cut

8.2

Powell to Taylor, no run, that's quick and Taylor tries to glide it up and over the slips but is beaten for pace

8.3

Powell to Taylor, 1 run, slashes hard at this, goes in the air but falls well short of third man

Zimbabwe 30/2   BRM Taylor 9* (21b 1x4)
9.4

Taylor to Taylor, no run, moves away off the seam, no shot offered

9.5

Taylor to Taylor, no run, solidly blocked back to the bowler

9.6

Taylor to Taylor, no run, sharp bouncer, but ducks underneath without too much trouble. Good over for West Indies

Zimbabwe 32/3   BRM Taylor 9* (24b 1x4)
10.3

Powell to Taylor, no run, angling into the righthander who does well enough in pressing his bat over that one into the short midwicket

10.4

Powell to Taylor, no run, oh, nearly the fourth wicket there, an inside edge off a straight ball crashing into the pitch and evading the stumps well enough

10.5

Powell to Taylor, no run, down the channel outside off, pinged on a good length and that's left alone

10.6

Powell to Taylor, no run, dibbled to cover and will they run? "No!"

Zimbabwe 33/3   BRM Taylor 9* (28b 1x4)
13.1

Taylor to Taylor, 1 run, waits patiently to tickle that one off the legs with a fine dink to long leg

13.3

Taylor to Taylor, no run, swished outside off

13.4

Taylor to Taylor, 1 run, late cut to point

13.6

Taylor to Taylor, no run, on off, a touch of away swing, and that's defended forward

Zimbabwe 49/3   BRM Taylor 11* (32b 1x4)
15.1

Smith to Taylor, 1 run, poked down behind gully

15.3

Smith to Taylor, 2 runs, tucked off the legs through the on-side, a nice shot, and there's just a hint of momentum building into the Zimbabwe innings

15.4

Smith to Taylor, 1 wide, down off

15.4

Smith to Taylor, 1 wide, oh dear, a loose shot to a loose delivery down off - and that's a wide, in fact

15.4

Smith to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off, quiet leave that one

15.5

Smith to Taylor, no run, played off the toes to the man at short midwicket

15.6

Smith to Taylor, 1 run, dabbed down to gully and that would have been close for Matsikenyeri with a direct hit, but he made his ground easily in the end

Zimbabwe 57/3   BRM Taylor 15* (37b 1x4)
16.1

Collymore to Taylor, no run, played into the short midwicket region

16.2

Collymore to Taylor, no run, defended down off the back foot

16.3

Collymore to Taylor, no run, Taylor shuffles hopefully towards the off stick to meet the ball, but it's on a good length and he has to defend that one down in the end

16.4

Collymore to Taylor, no run, regulation stuff - decent enough ball and defended down for another dot

16.5

Collymore to Taylor, 1 run, a touch short of a good length and that's eased with a mere flick of a cover drive into the covers, obviously enough

Zimbabwe 58/3   BRM Taylor 16* (42b 1x4)
17.1

Smith to Taylor, no run, defended forward

17.2

Smith to Taylor, 1 run, a touch of width and that's cut - without much room for his arms, a short-arm cut if that makes sense - to point

Zimbabwe 59/3   BRM Taylor 17* (44b 1x4)
18.1

Collymore to Taylor, no run, worked into midwicket

18.2

Collymore to Taylor, no run, decent delivery, a slight arc away, and that's well left by Taylor

18.3

Collymore to Taylor, no run, sturdy defence, with his bat well angled down, and played on the front foot

18.4

Collymore to Taylor, 1 run, worked down to wide third man

Zimbabwe 60/4   BRM Taylor 18* (48b 1x4)
19.1

Smith to Taylor, no run, driven to mid-off

19.2

Smith to Taylor, 1 run, plenty of width on offer from the bowler and that's played down well off the back foot with a clean, crisp cut

19.5

Smith to Taylor, no run, played into the covers

19.6

Smith to Taylor, no run, moves over to the off-side to look to straight-drive that one and ends up defending, the ball drops down. They look for a run, but decide against it

Zimbabwe 62/4   BRM Taylor 19* (52b 1x4)
20.3

Collymore to Taylor, 1 run, pushed wide of mid off, well taken single

Zimbabwe 64/4   BRM Taylor 20* (53b 1x4)
21.1

Gayle to Taylor, no run, punched out to midwicket

21.2

Gayle to Taylor, no run, again midwicket into action, good diving save by Brian Lara

21.3

Gayle to Taylor, no run, worked to Lara for the third time

21.4

Gayle to Taylor, no run, back to the bowler

21.5

Gayle to Taylor, no run, can't find any gaps, Gayle bowling quickly

21.6

Gayle to Taylor, no run, out to Lara at midwicket, one of more rapid (in terms of time) maidens you will ever see

Zimbabwe 68/4   BRM Taylor 20* (59b 1x4)
22.5

Collymore to Taylor, no run, defended square to point

22.6

Collymore to Taylor, 1 run, pushed down to third man, keeps the strike but Zimbabwe can't really press on here with four wickets already gone

Zimbabwe 70/4   BRM Taylor 21* (61b 1x4)
23.1

Gayle to Taylor, no run, tries to use his feet, nearly beaten for pace by a spinner

23.2

Gayle to Taylor, no run, touch shorter, but cut straight to point

23.3

Gayle to Taylor, no run, touch of bounce and turn, out to square leg

23.4

Gayle to Taylor, no run, thumped into the pitch and back to Gayle on the bounce "crowd catch"

23.5

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, finally a run off Gayle, worked just wide of square leg

Zimbabwe 71/4   BRM Taylor 22* (66b 1x4)
24.1

Collymore to Taylor, no run, played from the crease, back to Collymore

24.2

Collymore to Taylor, no run, on the front foot, solidly played back to the bowler

24.3

Collymore to Taylor, 2 runs, forcing drive, takes a thick inside edge through the leg side and mid on does the chasing

24.4

Collymore to Taylor, no run, driven on the up, not a million miles away from Collymore but safely down to mid off

24.5

Collymore to Taylor, no run, chipped into the leg side, drops short of midwicket who then throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end with a direct hit but Williams is back

24.6

Collymore to Taylor, no run, bouncer, Taylor goes underneath

Zimbabwe 73/4   BRM Taylor 24* (72b 1x4)
25.3

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, quick and flat, into the leg side, quick single

Zimbabwe 77/4   BRM Taylor 25* (73b 1x4)
26.1

Smith to Taylor, SIX, top shot, it goes all the way with very little effort as Taylor goes over long on with a perfectly straight bat and easily clears the ropes - first maximum of the innings - and he picked out the shortest boundary

26.2

Smith to Taylor, no run, played into the pads

26.3

Smith to Taylor, 1 wide, slower ball, actually grips a little and goes down the leg side

26.3

Smith to Taylor, 1 run, comes across his stumps, works into the leg side and they set off...a direct hit from Marlon Samuels at square leg would have found Williams well short of his ground

Zimbabwe 85/4   BRM Taylor 32* (76b 1x4 1x6)
28.1

Smith to Taylor, 1 run, worked into the leg side, easy single as midwicket runs round to square leg

28.4

Smith to Taylor, 1 leg bye, takes the pad out to square leg

Zimbabwe 99/4   BRM Taylor 33* (78b 1x4 1x6)
29.2

Gayle to Taylor, no run, can't push this into a gap, Ramdin comes round from behind the stumps

29.3

Gayle to Taylor, no run, pushed to midwicket

29.4

Gayle to Taylor, no run, flicked to square leg

29.5

Gayle to Taylor, no run, tad shorter, off the back foot but can't find the gap

29.6

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, has the pressure told? not quite, Sarwan was in quickly from cover but it needed a direct hit and the extra time it took Ramdin to take the bails off means Williams is safe

Zimbabwe 102/4   BRM Taylor 34* (83b 1x4 1x6)
30.1

Samuels to Taylor, no run, defended forward

30.2

Samuels to Taylor, no run, more defence, tidy, into the covers

30.3

Samuels to Taylor, 1 run, strays on leg and that's tickled in front of square for some quick running

30.5

Samuels to Taylor, no run, the batsman can't get any pace on the ball and just eases it back to the bowler

30.6

Samuels to Taylor, 1 run, down the track this time, on leg, and drives that one out to mid-on

Zimbabwe 105/4   BRM Taylor 36* (88b 1x4 1x6)
31.1

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, drifted on to leg and that's worked out easily in front of square

31.3

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, on middle, and that's driven out to wideish mid-on and that's the fifty partnership, well batted

31.5

Gayle to Taylor, no run, rushed out off the pads to square

31.6

Gayle to Taylor, no run, defended forward

Zimbabwe 110/4   BRM Taylor 38* (92b 1x4 1x6)
32.3

Samuels to Taylor, no run

32.4

Samuels to Taylor, 1 run, poked into the covers

32.6

Samuels to Taylor, 1 run, poked in front of square and that's another single, these two rotating the strike quickly and well

Zimbabwe 114/4   BRM Taylor 40* (95b 1x4 1x6)
33.1

Gayle to Taylor, no run, driven to mid-on

33.2

Gayle to Taylor, no run, worked off the back foot to cover

33.3

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, turned round with a pull shot to square

33.5

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, on leg and that's tucked into space around midwicket

Zimbabwe 117/4   BRM Taylor 42* (99b 1x4 1x6)
34.1

Samuels to Taylor, no run, on leg and that's worked into midwicket

34.2

Samuels to Taylor, no run, on leg and similar shot

34.3

Samuels to Taylor, no run, driven to cover

34.4

Samuels to Taylor, no run, on leg and that's worked again to midwicket

34.5

Samuels to Taylor, no run, driven to mid-on

34.6

Samuels to Taylor, no run, did well to dig that one out, getting right over it

Zimbabwe 117/4   BRM Taylor 42* (105b 1x4 1x6)
35.6

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, outside off and that's worked into the covers

Zimbabwe 123/4   BRM Taylor 43* (106b 1x4 1x6)
36.1

Samuels to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off

36.2

Samuels to Taylor, no run, on leg and that's dabbed to Lara at midwicket

36.3

Samuels to Taylor, 1 run, on leg again and that's worked behind square

36.5

Samuels to Taylor, 1 run, hit into the gully region this time

Zimbabwe 126/4   BRM Taylor 45* (110b 1x4 1x6)
37.2

Gayle to Taylor, no run, worked to midwicket

37.3

Gayle to Taylor, no run, stands firm and nudges that into midwicket

37.4

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, plays off the back foot an uppish drive to mid-on

37.6

Gayle to Taylor, no run, on leg and that's dribbled to square leg

Zimbabwe 130/4   BRM Taylor 46* (114b 1x4 1x6)
38.3

Samuels to Taylor, no run, worked into the on-side

38.4

Samuels to Taylor, 1 run, taken neatly off the toes and that's worked into midwicket

Zimbabwe 132/4   BRM Taylor 47* (116b 1x4 1x6)
39.1

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, stands tall and nudges a single to long-on

39.3

Gayle to Taylor, no run, onto his back foot and pressed down, tidily

39.4

Gayle to Taylor, no run, into the covers now

39.5

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, pushed into the covers and there's another risky single, but it's well taken in the end and even a direct hit wouldn't have had an effect this time

Zimbabwe 139/4   BRM Taylor 49* (120b 1x4 1x6)
40.2

Samuels to Taylor, 1 run, worked to square and that's his fifty, a painstaking one, but well deserved, his 11th ODI fifty

Zimbabwe 142/4   BRM Taylor 50* (121b 1x4 1x6)
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