Zimbabwe tour of West Indies, 1st ODI: West Indies v Zimbabwe at St John's, Apr 29, 2006
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
29 April 2006 (50-over match)
  Zimbabwe innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HP Rinke c Smith b Taylor 1 3 5 0 0 20.00
1.4 first blood! on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing, Rinke looking to clip it away through midwicket is bit early into the shot and the ball lobs up infront of square leg, Smith moves across quickly to his left and takes a good cach 5/1
View dismissal T Duffin* c †Ramdin b Smith 26 105 89 3 0 29.21
26.6 short of a good length delivery, this one nipped away off the seam, Duffin drives off the back-foot and ends up with a thick edge, this time Ramdin takes it cleanly and Smith gets one to his name 69/2
View dismissal CJ Chibhabha c Edwards b Smith 55 138 99 5 0 55.55
36.3 slower delivery outside the off-stump,once again Chibhabha goes hard at the ball looking to clear the fielder at long-off but this time hits it straight to the fielder, easy catch held in the deep -Zimbabwe three down 106/3
View dismissal BRM Taylor c Bradshaw b Bravo 25 52 43 3 0 58.13
40.6 looking to work it away on the leg side, the ball takes the edge and flies down to thirdman 126/5
View dismissal E Chigumbura run out (Chanderpaul/Gayle) 8 9 7 1 0 114.28
39.4 Gayle to Taylor, turned away towards midwicket, Chigumbura takes off for a single but Taylor stands his ground, Chanderpaul at midwicket moves across quickly and gets the ball back to the bowler and the bails are off in a flash 121/4
View dismissal GM Strydom c Bravo b Gayle 8 23 15 1 0 53.33
45.3 comes down the track looking for the big one, Gayle fires it in but Strydom goes through with the drive and ends up with a thick edge, Bravo at first slip takes a blinder and that's the end of that 142/7
View dismissal KM Dabengwa c Chanderpaul b Bravo 5 10 14 0 0 35.71
44.2 bit wide outside the off stump, Dabengwa swings hard at it and the ball balloons up towards mid-on, Chanderpaul nicely settles under it 135/6
View dismissal NB Mahwire c Sarwan b Taylor 6 22 16 0 0 37.50
49.2 short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Mahwire makes room and swings hard, ball clips the outer half of the bat and spoons up towards short third man, Sarwan moves across quickly and makes no mistake 150/9
View dismissal RS Higgins c Bravo b Gayle 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
45.6 tossed up and turning down the leg side, Higgins goes for the sweep, ball clips the back of the bat and pops up behind the stumps, Bravo at first slip dives forward and takes it cleanly 142/8
P Utseya not out 2 16 6 0 0 33.33
EC Rainsford not out 1 2 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (lb 3, w 10, nb 1) 14
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 151 (3.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  FH Edwards 9 2 23 0 2.55 42 2 0 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets JE Taylor 10 2 19 2 1.90 47 1 0 (2w)
1.4 to Rinke, first blood! on the middle and leg stump line, hint of swing, Rinke looking to clip it away through midwicket is bit early into the shot and the ball lobs up infront of square leg, Smith moves across quickly to his left and takes a good cach 5/1
49.2 to Mahwire, short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Mahwire makes room and swings hard, ball clips the outer half of the bat and spoons up towards short third man, Sarwan moves across quickly and makes no mistake 150/9
View wickets DJ Bravo 8 1 23 2 2.87 39 2 0 (4w)
40.6 to Taylor, looking to work it away on the leg side, the ball takes the edge and flies down to thirdman 126/5
44.2 to Dabengwa, bit wide outside the off stump, Dabengwa swings hard at it and the ball balloons up towards mid-on, Chanderpaul nicely settles under it 135/6
  IDR Bradshaw 8 0 24 0 3.00 35 3 0 (1w)
View wickets DR Smith 8 0 29 2 3.62 33 3 0 (2w)
26.6 to Duffin, short of a good length delivery, this one nipped away off the seam, Duffin drives off the back-foot and ends up with a thick edge, this time Ramdin takes it cleanly and Smith gets one to his name 69/2
36.3 to Chibhabha, slower delivery outside the off-stump,once again Chibhabha goes hard at the ball looking to clear the fielder at long-off but this time hits it straight to the fielder, easy catch held in the deep -Zimbabwe three down 106/3
View wickets CH Gayle 7 0 30 2 4.28 21 2 0
45.3 to Strydom, comes down the track looking for the big one, Gayle fires it in but Strydom goes through with the drive and ends up with a thick edge, Bravo at first slip takes a blinder and that's the end of that 142/7
45.6 to Higgins, tossed up and turning down the leg side, Higgins goes for the sweep, ball clips the back of the bat and pops up behind the stumps, Bravo at first slip dives forward and takes it cleanly 142/8
  West Indies innings (target: 152 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CH Gayle c Chibhabha b Utseya 35 94 71 3 1 49.29
20.1 tossed up and turning away, Gayle comes down the track but fails to get to the pitch of the delivery but goes through with the drive, ball clips the outside edge and lobs up straight to Chibhabha at short third man, West Indies three down 71/3
View dismissal RS Morton c Higgins b Rainsford 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
0.6 Rainsford strikes early! pitched up outside the off stump, Morton goes hard at it with no real footwork and the edge is produced, Higgins at second slip takes a sharp catch, Morton departs done in by the late away swing, Zimbabwe off to a good start here. 1/1
View dismissal RR Sarwan run out (Utseya) 14 52 27 2 0 51.85
11.4 Mahwire to Gayle, turned away towards square leg and they take off for a quick single, Utseya scores a direct hit at the striker's end and they go upstairs, Sarwan bit lazy there in grounding his bat, it's a tough one for the third umpire but in the end umpire Bucknor rules in favour of the visitors - Sarwan departs! 38/2
View dismissal D Ramdin b Utseya 37 83 59 3 0 62.71
32.4 tossed up and turning in, Ramdin goes on the back foot looking to cut it away but fails to make contact and ball crashes into the stumps 121/5
View dismissal S Chanderpaul c †Taylor b Utseya 3 7 10 0 0 30.00
22.3 four down! well flighted delivery outside the off stump, turning away from the left-hander, Chanderpaul drives off the back - a lazy looking shot, ball kisses the edge and goes behind, Taylor holds on well to a difficult chance 77/4
BC Lara* not out 40 59 43 3 1 93.02
DJ Bravo not out 9 20 18 1 0 50.00
Extras (lb 1, w 12, nb 3) 16
  Total (5 wickets; 38.2 overs) 154 (4.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket EC Rainsford 6 1 25 1 4.16 27 4 0 (3w)
0.6 to Morton, Rainsford strikes early! pitched up outside the off stump, Morton goes hard at it with no real footwork and the edge is produced, Higgins at second slip takes a sharp catch, Morton departs done in by the late away swing, Zimbabwe off to a good start here. 1/1
  NB Mahwire 7 1 14 0 2.00 35 0 0 (6w)
  CJ Chibhabha 6 0 30 0 5.00 22 3 0 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets P Utseya 10 2 35 3 3.50 39 2 1 (2nb)
20.1 to Gayle, tossed up and turning away, Gayle comes down the track but fails to get to the pitch of the delivery but goes through with the drive, ball clips the outside edge and lobs up straight to Chibhabha at short third man, West Indies three down 71/3
22.3 to Chanderpaul, four down! well flighted delivery outside the off stump, turning away from the left-hander, Chanderpaul drives off the back - a lazy looking shot, ball kisses the edge and goes behind, Taylor holds on well to a difficult chance 77/4
32.4 to Ramdin, tossed up and turning in, Ramdin goes on the back foot looking to cut it away but fails to make contact and ball crashes into the stumps 121/5
  RS Higgins 6.2 0 36 0 5.68 18 2 1
  KM Dabengwa 3 0 13 0 4.33 9 1 0

Match details


Toss - West Indies, who chose to field
Series - West Indies led the 7-match series 1-0
Player of the match - JE Taylor (West Indies)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and BR Doctrove
TV umpire - SA Bucknor
Match referee - BC Broad (England)

Match Notes


    • 4th Umpire - CE Mack
    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 34/1 in 16.0 overs (T Duffin 14, CJ Chibhabha 14)
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 20.6 overs (130 balls), Extras 7
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 127 balls (T Duffin 21, CJ Chibhabha 22, Ex 8)
    • Zimbabwe innings: 1x5 ball over (25th over, DR Smith, called by umpire BR Doctrove)
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 91/2 in 33.0 overs (CJ Chibhabha 48, BRM Taylor 7)
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 35.3 overs (218 balls), Extras 9
    • CJ Chibhabha: 50 off 94 balls (5 x 4)
    • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 49.1 overs (305 balls), Extras 14
    • West Indies innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: West Indies - 48/2 in 15.0 overs (CH Gayle 20, D Ramdin 4)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (102 balls), Extras 10
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 28.6 overs (185 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: West Indies - 121/4 in 32.0 overs (D Ramdin 37, BC Lara 16)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 38.2 overs (243 balls), Extras 16
 
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