ICC World Cup - 13th match, Group D

West Indies v Zimbabwe

West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

1.1

Taylor to Kasteni, OUT, and he only lasts one ball! full inswinger from Taylor and that would have been too much for better players. Kasteni was late on it, played all around the ball and it crashed into off stump. Great start for West Indies

F Kasteni b Taylor 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.2

Taylor to Chibhabha, no run, gets behind this with a straight bat

1.3

Taylor to Chibhabha, no run, nearly another! Chibhabha goes fishing at an 85mph (136kph) outswinger and it almost takes the edge

1.4

Taylor to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, Zimbabwe away with a leg-bye as he takes the thigh pad and goes down to long leg. Not sure there was a shot played at that but the umpire rules it was evasive action

1.5

Taylor to Sibanda, 1 run, loose drive and a thick outside flies down to third man through the gully, first run off the bat but not very convincing

1.6

Taylor to Chibhabha, no run, pushes forward, ball goes past the edge and another fine over. Both new-ball bowlers are right on the money from off today, making life tough for the Zimbabwe batsmen

Zimbabwe 2/1   JE Taylor 1-0-1-1

3.1

Taylor to Chibhabha, no run, bat and pad into the on side, he looks an lbw candidate the way he falls across his stumps

3.2

Taylor to Chibhabha, no run, straightens on middle and met with a solid, straight bat

3.3

Taylor to Chibhabha, 1 wide, way down the leg side, loose one from Taylor and very well gathered by Ramdin who has looked sharp early on with the gloves

3.3

Taylor to Chibhabha, no run, played off the back foot, down towards back point

3.4

Taylor to Chibhabha, no run, flashy! goes for the cut, but not enough width and the batsmen doing their best to find the edge

3.5

Taylor to Chibhabha, 1 run, plays this one well, soft hands off the front foot and squeezes it past gully down to third man

3.6

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

Zimbabwe 7/2   JE Taylor 2-0-4-1

5.1

Taylor to Chibhabha, no run, punched firmly to mid off

5.2

Taylor to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, gets across his stumps and works backward of square

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

5.4

Taylor to Chibhabha, 1 wide, drifting well down the leg side, West Indies letting themselves down despite the early wickets

5.4

Taylor to Chibhabha, 1 run, back of a length, forced off the back foot off half the bat down to third man who is the busiest fielder at the moment

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   JE Taylor 3-0-9-1

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

7.6

Taylor to Chibhabha, FOUR, best shot of day, foot to the pitch, free swing through the line and it races between cover and mid off

Zimbabwe 25/2   JE Taylor 4-0-15-1

9.1

Taylor to Chibhabha, no run, full, on middle, trapped between bat and pad and rolls back to the bowler...replays show it was pad first but no one appealed

9.2

Taylor to Chibhabha, OUT, that's why no one went up, he was planning on cleaning him up next ball! full and straight, Chibhabha beaten for pace and gets nowhere near it, Zimbabwe in further trouble after a promising stand

CJ Chibhabha b Taylor 12 (39m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.00

9.3

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, drifting onto the hips and it's glanced down to fine leg

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   JE Taylor 5-0-16-2

11.1

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, short and gently arcing away from the righthander there who lets it fly through to the keeper

11.2

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, oh - wide delivery, seaming off the pitch, the batsman slashes at that one and a thick edge flies wide of second slip, and climbing, and that runs away very quickly indeed

11.3

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, fizzes through and that's left alone outside off stump with some serious shouldering of arms

11.4

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, the ball comes back sharply and there's a big appeal and that's going down leg, with a touch of inside edge, too

11.5

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, on leg and that's worked to short midwicket

11.6

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, short, straight and that's played down off the back foot to a very wide third man, more of a fifth man

Zimbabwe 38/3   JE Taylor 6-0-21-2

13.1

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

13.2

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, late cut down to gully, an outside edge bounces just in front of the fielder

13.3

Taylor to Taylor, no run, swished outside off

13.4

Taylor to Taylor, 1 run, late cut to point

13.5

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, played down off the back foot to square leg

13.6

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

Zimbabwe 49/3   JE Taylor 7-0-25-2

41.1

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, and nearly strikes first ball, there's a big shout for the bowler but an inside-edge saves Chigumbura and the ball also only just misses off stump

41.2

Taylor to Chigumbura, 1 wide, another wide from Taylor, his sixth off a mixed day

41.2

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, another good shout, Chigumbura thrusts his pad down the line of the ball and it looks incredibly close but he gets the benefit of the doubt, might just have gone over the top although one of those calls that could have gone either way

41.3

Taylor to Chigumbura, 1 wide, another wayward one down the leg side

41.3

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, goes for the yorker, well dug out and well fielded by Bravo at mid off

41.4

Taylor to Chigumbura, 1 run, chopped behind his legs and goes out to the vacant square leg area

41.5

Taylor to Williams, 1 run, cut hard and square but there's a man on the fence

41.6

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, inside edge into the pads, out to point

Zimbabwe 146/5   JE Taylor 8-0-29-2

43.1

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, angling into the pads, too quick for Chigumbura

43.2

Taylor to Chigumbura, FOUR, connects at last, and with the timing as it beats the man at long on and crosses the ropes...not entirely middled but it did the job

43.3

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, extra pace, chopped down and the ball goes behind him and bounces over the stumps

43.4

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, can't force this away, dropped by his feet

43.5

Taylor to Chigumbura, FOUR, cut away and fine enough to beat third man into the fence so Chigumbura trying to change gear here...that's the bonus of the extra pace of Taylor, the ball goes quickly to the rope

43.6

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, yorker, not timed, out to mid off, no chance of a run

Zimbabwe 158/5   JE Taylor 9-0-37-2

45.1

Taylor to Williams, 1 run, tries to turn to the on side, gets a leading edge but it falls safe into the off side

45.2

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, tries to mow this through the covers, connects well but it's well stopped at cover by Samuels

45.3

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, quicker, shorter...Chigumbura tries to pull but gets nowhere near the ball and falls over as he swings himself off his feet...Taylor saying "drive that"

45.4

Taylor to Chigumbura, FOUR, well hit...picked the slower ball and went over cover. He may not locate the middle very often but when he does it goes a long way...and he has a license in the final few overs

45.5

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, nearly a yorker, well dug out on leg stump

45.6

Taylor to Chigumbura, no run, decides to go through the leg side this time, but a brilliant save from midwicket prevents any runs

Zimbabwe 172/5   JE Taylor 10-0-42-2
Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown - Apr 28, 2007
Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
Australia v South Africa at Gros Islet - Apr 25, 2007
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Apr 24, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
England won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at St George's - Apr 20, 2007
Australia won by 215 runs
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Photos

Mar 19, 2007

Shivnarine Chanderpaul works to leg in typical style, West Indies v Zimbabwe, Group D , Jamaica, March 19, 2007

Shivnarine Chanderpaul works to leg in typical style

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Mar 19, 2007

Dwayne Bravo sweeps during his controlled 36, West Indies v Zimbabwe, Group D , Jamaica, March 19, 2007

Dwayne Bravo sweeps during his controlled 36

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