Zimbabwe in West Indies T20I Series - 1st T20I

West Indies v Zimbabwe

West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)

2.6

Best to Sibanda, OUT, but gone this time! Best digs one in outside off and Sibanda flashes hard ... only for the ball to loop straight to Simmons at third man. Sibanda was aiming to uppercut it, but couldn't get enough on it, and Simmons barely had to move. So, an early wicket for the hosts and Zimbabwe under familiar pressure.

V Sibanda c Simmons b Best 13 (11m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

Zimbabwe 16/1   H Masakadza 2* (6b)   TL Best 2-0-7-1

3.4

Badree to Taylor, OUT, caught behind! Taylor attempts a reverse-sweep - or, reverse ramp shot, almost - as Badree spears one down outside off, but the ball rushes on to him and kisses the edge before it's caught by Ramdin. There's a massive appeal, and Taylor trudges off straight away.

BRM Taylor c †Ramdin b Badree 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Zimbabwe 17/2   H Masakadza 3* (7b)   S Badree 1.4-0-9-1

4.5

Best to Masakadza, OUT, how has he caught that? Pollard is quite some fielder. Standing at backward point, he can't be much more than 20 metres from the bat, and this was struck ferociously hard ... and he just stretched up to pluck it out of the air one-handed. Masakadza walks off, shaking his head. He really struck this cut shot well, but he couldn't get it past Pollard's lofty frame. Zimbabwe lose another one ...

H Masakadza c Pollard b Best 9 (21m 12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 75.00

Zimbabwe 28/3   CR Ervine 4* (2b 1x4)   TL Best 2.5-0-14-2

15.1

Narine to Ervine, OUT, stumped by miles! They got this one right on the television commentary. "Ervine came down the track, and didn't find what he was looking for." He telegraphed his intents, coming down very early, and Narine looped the ball down wider. Ervine had no choice but to go for it, but ended up wafting at thin air.

CR Ervine st †Ramdin b Narine 34 (46m 39b 5x4 0x6) SR: 87.17

Zimbabwe 88/4   MN Waller 29* (25b 3x4)   SP Narine 2.1-0-4-1

17.6

Narine to Waller, OUT, gone for 49! Waller makes room and swipes, the ball rushing on to rattle his stumps. It looked like the quicker offspinner, and beat the inside edge.

MN Waller b Narine 49 (50m 34b 4x4 2x6) SR: 144.11

Zimbabwe 119/5   CJ Chibhabha 8* (8b 1x4)   SP Narine 4-0-17-2

18.1

Best to Chibhabha, OUT, too hot to handle! Best starts with a searing yorker, and it's through Chibhabha before he can get the bat down. Beaten for pace, pure and simple.

CJ Chibhabha b Best 8 (13m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Zimbabwe 119/6   CT Mutombodzi 0* (0b)   TL Best 3.1-0-14-3

19.1

DJ Bravo to Mutombodzi, OUT, deceived by the slower ball! Mutombodzi was through the shot before the ball got to him, and spooned a simple catch out to Russell at deep midwicket.

CT Mutombodzi c Russell b DJ Bravo 2 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Zimbabwe 124/7   P Utseya 1* (3b)   DJ Bravo 1.1-0-10-1

19.4

DJ Bravo to Utseya, OUT, another one perishes in the pursuit of runs! Utseya picked up a length delivery, swiping it in the air to deep midwicket. He hit it reasonably well, but was hitting into a strong wind coming from that side of the ground, so the ball plummeted down a couple of feet inside the rope, Russell again holding a simple catch.

P Utseya c Russell b DJ Bravo 2 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Zimbabwe 126/8   N Mushangwe 1* (1b)   DJ Bravo 1.4-0-12-2
Series Results
West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound - Mar 3, 2013
West Indies won by 41 runs
West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound - Mar 2, 2013
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
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Mar 2, 2013

Tino Best cleans up Chamu Chibhabha, West Indies v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I, North Sound, March 2, 2013

Tino Best cleans up Chamu Chibhabha

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Mar 2, 2013

Dwayne Bravo launches one through the offside, 1st T20I, North Sound, March 2, 2013

Dwayne Bravo launches one through the offside

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