Zimbabwe tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Bridgetown, Mar 12-14, 2013
West Indies won by 9 wickets
12,13,14 March 2013 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Kemar Roach is opening the bowling for West Indies. Tino Mawoyo and Vusi Sibanda are the Zimbabwe openers. Roach from over the wicket ...

Toss, 9.45 am Brendan Taylor has won the toss and Zimbabwe will bat at Kensington Oval. Taylor says getting through the first hour without damage will be key, like it always is. Chris Mpofu is injured and so Tendai Chatara makes his debut.

Darren Sammy said he wanted to bat as well, but he has three quicks to call on and is hopeful they will exploit any nearly moisture. West Indies have left out Veerasammy Permaul and Narsingh Deonarine.

Taron : "I think it's fair to say no one is expecting Zimbabwe to win... But then again, did anyone expect Bangladesh to notch up a 600+ total?"

It's a sunny morning in Bridgetown, those forecasted scattered showers are far away at the moment. Jeff Dujon says the pitch is nice and hard, grass rolled in. He expects some pace and bounce early on but it will get much easier to bat on.

Justin: "Zim don't have anything to loose. Hopefully they can put in a performance like Bangladesh did and get a draw out of this... which will be a victory in many ways. Also this squad should have been the ODI one - I do not get why they even try play a specialised test squad? Zimbabwe just doesn't have the depth for that... Price is ranked as one of their top ODI bowlers too... strange"

Cliff: "Windies lineup looks a little limited overs: 2 spinners, 2 pacers and a bunch of bits and pieces. Could have a scorecard with 8 bowlers. Not sure if that's the way to go for Bridgetown but we'll have to see."

9.15 am Good day, and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the Test series between West Indies and Zimbabwe. The forecast for Bridgetown is for scattered showers so let's hope they arrive after stumps.

West Indies have won everything on the tour so far, beating Zimbabwe 3-0 in the ODIs and 2-0 in the Twenty20s. They have Marlon Samuels back for the Tests; the batsman is returning to competitive cricket after getting smashed in the face by a Lasith Malinga bouncer during the big bash.

In his preview of the Test, Siddarth Ravindran says West Indies have the opportunity to win five Tests in a row, if they win in Barbados, something they haven't achieved since the late 1980s.

This is Zimbabwe's first Test in more than a year so they will have to adjust quickly to batting for more than 50-overs. "So how are we expected to win when we havent played a test in over a year??" Anyone have answers for Herb?

Ross Lawson: "Not looking for a Zim win, but determination, effort and a platform to build upon is what is required."

Adam: "Herb: Don't worry about winning right now, use this tour for practice and concentrate on beating Sri Lanka in October. Then the Zims get a home win, Windies move up to six, everybody's happy"

Big Mac (Harare): "Go Zim ! Undoubtedly the underdogs, but hopefully they can learn from the whole experience and become more competitive over time."

0.1

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, ouch, that's a painful start, Roach pitches short of a length and slants the ball towards Mawoyo, who tries to sway out of the way but wears it on the chest

0.2

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, that's wider outside off stump, easier for Mawoyo to let it go

0.3

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, another short ball, Mawoyo ducks and the ball dies on its way through to Ramdin, who collects near his ankles

0.4

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, short once again and Mawoyo lets it pass

0.5

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, 136 kph and the ball hits the bat for the first time, short of a length angling into the batsman and Mawoyo blocked it off the back foot

0.6

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, a slightly fuller length outside off stump, Mawoyo pushes forward and tries to defend but was miles from the ball

End of over 1 (maiden) Zimbabwe 0/0

    • TMK Mawoyo 0 (6b)
    • V Sibanda 0 (0b)
    • KAJ Roach 1-1-0-0

Tino Best is sharing the new ball, bowling over the wicket ...

1.1

Best to Sibanda, no run, 137 kph first up, on an outstanding length and line just outside off, the ball seamed away from Sibanda, who tried to defend on the back foot and was beaten

1.2

Best to Sibanda, no run, Best is getting the ball to spring off the pitch, 141 kph that was and Ramdin had to jump to collect it, Sibanda let the lifter go outside off

1.3

Best to Sibanda, no run, Sibanda tries to drive a fuller away-going delivery and is beaten by the extravagant outswing, there was an appeal for caught behind but it missed the edge by a long way

1.4

Best to Sibanda, no run, a fuller ball on the pads, Sibanda tries to flick but gets an inside edge on to the pad

1.5

Best to Sibanda, no run, short of a length and straight, Sibanda bends his knees and avoids the ball

1.6

Best to Sibanda, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

End of over 2 (maiden) Zimbabwe 0/0

    • V Sibanda 0 (6b)
    • TMK Mawoyo 0 (6b)
    • TL Best 1-1-0-0
    • KAJ Roach 1-1-0-0
2.1

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, good length, pitching outside off and angling into Mawoyo, who stays in his crease and blocks

2.2

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, delivered on a good length from wide of the crease, the batsman defends from his crease

2.3

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, left alone outside off stump

2.4

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, good length outside off at 139 kph, the batsman shoulders arms

Sagar: "Just imagine a Zim vs WI test in the mid 90s....the likes of Lara, Walsh, Ambrose and the Flower brothers playing in the same match!!! Good ol' days!"

2.5

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, a fuller ball but the line is wide outside off, Mawoyo is happy to let it go

2.6

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo prods from his crease with soft hands at a ball that angles into him from a good length outside off, he gets an outside edge which falls well short of second slip. Three maidens in a row

End of over 3 (maiden) Zimbabwe 0/0

    • TMK Mawoyo 0 (12b)
    • V Sibanda 0 (6b)
    • KAJ Roach 2-2-0-0
    • TL Best 1-1-0-0
3.1

Best to Sibanda, no run, Best bowls a short ball that the batsman ducks under

3.2

Best to Sibanda, FOUR, first runs of the Test, via more of an outside edge, Sibanda pushed forward at a good length delivery and the ball went along the ground between third slip and gully

3.3

Best to Sibanda, no run, dropped!, Darren Bravo dived to his right and was off balance as the ball hit his hands and popped out. Sibanda had driven away from his body at a full and fast outswinger

3.4

Best to Sibanda, no run, 143 kph and bang on target, Sibanda gets behind the line and blocks

3.5

Best to Sibanda, FOUR, fuller ball on a line that is too straight, Sibanda stays in his crease and drives through mid-on, there's no one in the circle on the leg side to chase so the ball runs to the boundary

3.6

Best to Sibanda, no run, Best replies with a short ball that Sibanda avoids

End of over 4 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 8/0

    • V Sibanda 8 (12b 2x4)
    • TMK Mawoyo 0 (12b)
    • TL Best 2-1-8-0
    • KAJ Roach 2-2-0-0

David Winter: "School friend of Tino Mawoyo, very proud to see a good friend representing our country. Go on shamwari!"

4.1

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, Roach moves a full ball into the right-hander from wide of the crease, Mawoyo moves forward to defend and gets an inside edge on to his pad

4.2

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, a short ball marginally down leg side, Mawoyo lets it go

4.3

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, good length outside off, Mawoyo shoulders arms after getting a stride in

4.4

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, 139 kph, Mawoyo stays in his crease and plays a length ball down towards the fielder at short leg

4.5

Roach to Mawoyo, 1 run, Roach was looking for the yorker but didn't get it quite right, Mawoyo scores his first run by pushing towards cover

4.6

Roach to Sibanda, no run, 141 kph, fuller ball outside off, Sibanda plays no shot

End of over 5 (1 run) Zimbabwe 9/0

    • V Sibanda 8 (13b 2x4)
    • TMK Mawoyo 1 (17b)
    • KAJ Roach 3-2-1-0
    • TL Best 2-1-8-0
5.1

Best to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length outside off, Mawoyo lets it go through to the keeper

5.2

Best to Mawoyo, no run, good length and straight, defended from the crease towards the bowler

5.3

Best to Mawoyo, no run, Best is hitting the bat hard, a tight length and a straight line, the batsman stays in his crease and blocks

5.4

Best to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo stays back to a fuller ball homing in on off and middle stump and prods, he gets an outside edge that goes along the ground to gully

taron: "I'll never understand why Edward Rainsford has never been given a run in the test side. An average of below 20 surely warrants a go at least. Chatara looked horribly hopeless in the OD stuff."

5.5

Best to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length and straight, another one hits the bat hard

5.6

Best to Mawoyo, no run

End of over 6 (maiden) Zimbabwe 9/0

    • TMK Mawoyo 1 (23b)
    • V Sibanda 8 (13b 2x4)
    • TL Best 3-2-8-0
    • KAJ Roach 3-2-1-0
6.1

Roach to Sibanda, FOUR, shot! Short and wide outside off, Sibanda jumps on to the back foot and plays a square drive through backward point, he hit that hard

6.2

Roach to Sibanda, 4 byes, that's jagged back a huge way! Roach pitched outside off and cut it into the right-hander, Sibanda shouldered arms and let it go, the ball continued swerving away from Ramdin and went to the fine leg boundary

6.3

Roach to Sibanda, no run, left alone outside off stump

6.4

Roach to Sibanda, no run, Sibanda covers his off stump and lets the ball go again

6.5

Roach to Sibanda, no run, a fuller ball coming into the right-hander, Sibanda tries to defend from the crease and gets an edge on to the pad

6.6

Roach to Sibanda, OUT, bowled him! The leg stump is flat on the ground. Sibanda played from his crease to a full ball and tried to play across the line. He missed and the ball tailed into leg stump and uprooted it

V Sibanda b Roach 12 (27m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

End of over 7 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 17/1

    • TMK Mawoyo 1 (23b)
    • KAJ Roach 4-2-5-1
    • TL Best 3-2-8-0

Hamilton Masakadza is the new batsman ...

7.1

Best to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length outside off, Mawoyo stays back and lifts his bat out of the way

7.2

Best to Mawoyo, 2 runs, a full ball outside off, Mawoyo stays in his crease and drives through cover, Shillingford chases

7.3

Best to Mawoyo, 2 runs, Mawoyo stays back and nudges a short of a length ball off his hips behind square

7.4

Best to Mawoyo, no run, Best gets the ball to rise sharply from a length and Mawoyo is squared up as he defends on the back foot, he takes one hand off the bat and the outside edge falls well short of the cordon

7.5

Best to Mawoyo, no run, a full ball angling into the pads, Mawoyo misses the flick and is hit on the pad

7.6

Best to Mawoyo, no run, a full ball, nearly in the blockhole, Mawoyo defends back to the bowler

End of over 8 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 21/1

    • TMK Mawoyo 5 (29b)
    • H Masakadza 0 (0b)
    • TL Best 4-2-12-0
    • KAJ Roach 4-2-5-1
8.1

Roach to Masakadza, 1 run, short of a length outside off, played off the back foot towards cover

Suhv: "After watching the match in Galle, good to see a pitch with pace and bounce"

8.2

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, left alone outside off stump

8.3

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo stays in his crease and defends a good length ball around off stump

8.4

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, good length and straight, defended on the off side

James: "This WI opening attack reminds me of what you used to get from them. OK, these guys are not Marshall and Holding (who is?), but they're quick, and they're good."

8.5

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, nearly 141 kph, short of a length at right at the batsman, who stays back and blocks

8.6

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo moves forward and pushes a length ball towards cover, he wants the single but Masakadza says no

End of over 9 (1 run) Zimbabwe 22/1

    • TMK Mawoyo 5 (34b)
    • H Masakadza 1 (1b)
    • KAJ Roach 5-2-6-1
    • TL Best 4-2-12-0
9.1

Best to Masakadza, no run, 142.6 kph, good length and the ball bounces sharply, Sibanda manages to pull his bat inside the line in the nick of time

9.2

Best to Masakadza, no run, a terrific outswinger, Best pitches on a good length around off and bends the ball away, there's bounce as well, Masakadza plays from his crease and is beaten. Best and the rest appeal confidently for a catch at the wicket but the umpire says not out

9.3

Best to Masakadza, no run, good length and straight, the batsman defends at his feet

9.4

Best to Masakadza, no run, Masakadza tries to defend and the outside edge goes towards gully

Best is on his knees between deliveries, he's putting everything in ...

9.5

Best to Masakadza, 2 runs, a fuller ball on the pads, Masakadza plays through midwicket

Best is on his haunches again ... a strain of some sort or just out of breath?

9.6

Best to Masakadza, no run, Masakadza's ducked straight into a short ball and got hit on the helmet, he's on his knees and Best goes up to check on him. He turned his head away as the ball approached and got hit on the back of his head, on the bottom of the helmet, or did it hit under the helmet? The physio's out there having a look at the batsman. Masakadza seems okay

Sameer: "Thats a nice gesture from Best, going directly to Masazaksa and checking on him, when he himself struggling ..."

End of over 10 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 24/1

    • H Masakadza 3 (7b)
    • TMK Mawoyo 5 (34b)
    • TL Best 5-2-14-0
    • KAJ Roach 5-2-6-1

Shannon Gabriel from over the wicket ...

10.1

Gabriel to Mawoyo, 1 run, first ball is 139.5 kph, on a good length and line, Mawoyo stays in his crease and defends

10.2

Gabriel to Masakadza, no run, Masakadza defends from his crease, playing the ball down towards gully

10.3

Gabriel to Masakadza, no run, short of a length outside off at 143 kph, the batsman lets it go

10.4

Gabriel to Masakadza, no run, a fuller ball outside off stump, the batsman lets it pass again

10.5

Gabriel to Masakadza, no run, Masakadza gets beaten by a fuller ball that holds its line outside off, he was trying to defend

10.6

Gabriel to Masakadza, 1 run, a quick single taken after Masakadza went back into his crease and pushed the ball softly into the covers

End of over 11 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 26/1

    • H Masakadza 4 (12b)
    • TMK Mawoyo 6 (35b)
    • ST Gabriel 1-0-2-0
    • TL Best 5-2-14-0

Darren Sammy replaces Best, the batsmen might breathe a little easier at the drop in pace ... over the wicket with two slips in place.

11.1

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, good length outside off, the batsman lets it go

11.2

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, 123 kph, good length outside off with some movement away from the batsman, Masakadza lets it go

Randy: "@Sameer One thing about Tino Best, he might be blowing hell, fire and brimstone when bowling, but he is a nice guy off, and when it matters, on the field."

11.3

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, defended on the off side

11.4

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, left alone outside off

11.5

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, good length just outside off, the batsman stays back and lifts his bat out of the way

11.6

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, Sammy starts with a maiden as the batsman lets another one go outside off

End of over 12 (maiden) Zimbabwe 26/1

    • H Masakadza 4 (18b)
    • TMK Mawoyo 6 (35b)
    • DJG Sammy 1-1-0-0
    • ST Gabriel 1-0-2-0

Sam Roy: "Why didn't WI try Delorn Johnson against Zimbabwe. A left arm seamer would have added variety. But I suspect this is a spinner's pitch. I don't know......"

That's the second time Gabriel has lost his run up, he did it the first time in his first over.

12.1

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, 139 kph, on a good length outside off stump, left alone by Mawoyo

12.2

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length with lots of bounce, 145.5 kph that was, but the line was a bit too wide, which allowed Mawoyo to let it go with ease

12.3

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, 143 kph, short of a length angling into the batsman, Mawoyo shoulders arms and watches the ball bounce past his ribs

12.4

Gabriel to Mawoyo, FOUR, the outside edge goes between third slip and gully for four, Mawoyo played off the back foot with soft hands while trying to defend a short of a length ball angling into him

The short leg moves into fourth slip.

12.5

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, Good judgement, or lucky leave? That ball went just over off stump after pitching outside off and cutting into the right-hander, Mawoyo stayed back and played no shot

12.6

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, defended from the crease towards a packed cordon

End of over 13 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 30/1

    • TMK Mawoyo 10 (41b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 4 (18b)
    • ST Gabriel 2-0-6-0
    • DJG Sammy 1-1-0-0

luke: "not exactly an answer to herb .. but another question: considering ALL Zim's test innings the last 12 months; after 12.2 overs they were 5 wickets down in each case - have they not already exceeded expectations? and Best and Roach are the quickest stuff they've seen (thank god the tests were scheduled last!)"

13.1

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, punched back to the bowler from the crease

13.2

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, a fuller ball at 123 kph, Masakadza strides forward and defends on the off side

13.3

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, good length outside off stump, Masakadza lets it go this time

13.4

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, good length, angling into the right hander, Masakadza stays in his crease and blocks

13.5

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, played off the back foot towards cover

13.6

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, good length outside off, the batsman lets it go

"Sun is shining, the weather is sweet ..." begins to play at the Kensington Oval as the players take their first break for drinks. Zimbabwe have lost Sibanda but weathered a serious pace barrage in the first hour.

End of over 14 (maiden) Zimbabwe 30/1

    • H Masakadza 4 (24b)
    • TMK Mawoyo 10 (41b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 2-2-0-0
    • ST Gabriel 2-0-6-0
14.1

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Mawoyo stays in his crease and lets it go

Dujon saying on commentary that the pitch looked harder than it has turned out to be ...

14.2

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length and straight, defended on the back foot

14.3

Gabriel to Mawoyo, 2 runs, too full outside off, in the slot for the drive and Mawoyo sends it through cover off the front foot, not perfectly timed

prasad: "Just noticed Tino Mowoyo's 100 and 50 have come against Pak and NZ. My expectations of him for this series have increased."

14.4

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, 142 kph, good length outside off, left alone by the batsman

14.5

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, 142 kph, a short ball outside off, Mawoyo tries to slash over the cordon but misses

14.6

Gabriel to Mawoyo, 1 run, pushed from the crease on the leg side

End of over 15 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 33/1

    • TMK Mawoyo 13 (47b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 4 (24b)
    • ST Gabriel 3-0-9-0
    • DJG Sammy 2-2-0-0
15.1

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, 124 kph, on a good length outside off, the batsman lets it go

15.2

Sammy to Mawoyo, FOUR, whoops, that was unintentional, Mawoyo moved forward and was late in lifting his bat out of the way, the ball hit the bottom and went past the cordon to the third man boundary

15.3

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, length ball outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover

15.4

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, good length outside off with some shape away from Mawoyo, who lets the ball pass

15.5

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo strides forward and drives the ball towards cover, not timed well

15.6

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

End of over 16 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 37/1

    • TMK Mawoyo 17 (53b 2x4)
    • H Masakadza 4 (24b)
    • DJG Sammy 3-2-4-0
    • ST Gabriel 3-0-9-0
16.1

Gabriel to Masakadza, FOUR, a full ball outside off stump, driven on the front foot through the vacant mid-off region for a boundary

16.2

Gabriel to Masakadza, no run, good length just outside off stump, not much movement for Shannon, defended on the front foot towards point

16.3

Gabriel to Masakadza, no run, good length on off and middle stump, Masakadza stays in his crease and defends on the leg side

16.4

Gabriel to Masakadza, 3 runs, well played! That was a serious yorker and Masakadza managed to dig it out firmly into the ground, the ball bounced over the bowler's head and went towards the straight boundary, the fielder reached it in the nick of time

16.5

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, defended on the back foot on the off side

16.6

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length outside off, Mawoyo lets it go through to the keeper

End of over 17 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 44/1

    • TMK Mawoyo 17 (55b 2x4)
    • H Masakadza 11 (28b 1x4)
    • ST Gabriel 4-0-16-0
    • DJG Sammy 3-2-4-0
17.1

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, good length outside off with movement away from Masakadza, who watches it go past

17.2

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and seams away, Masakadza hasn't been drawn into playing one of those yet, he lets it go again

17.3

Sammy to Masakadza, 2 runs, shot, he moves his front foot across and drives the full ball off his pads through midwicket

17.4

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, good length and straight, defended on the off side

17.5

Sammy to Masakadza, no run, a full and straight ball, driven past the bowler off the front foot but mid-off cuts it off

17.6

Sammy to Masakadza, FOUR, short of a length outside off, Masakadza is quick to go back and cut the ball in front of point, Zimbabwe reach 50 with that boundary

End of over 18 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 50/1

    • H Masakadza 17 (34b 2x4)
    • TMK Mawoyo 17 (55b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 4-2-10-0
    • ST Gabriel 4-0-16-0
18.1

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, a good length outside off, the ball holds its line, Mawoyo is caught in two minds and ends up playing from his crease and is beaten

18.2

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, a fuller length and Mawoyo drives on the up towards point

18.3

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, good length outside off at 141 kph, Mawoyo shoulders arms

18.4

Gabriel to Mawoyo, FOUR, not much width to work with but Mawoyo goes back quickly and cuts through backward point, the ball beats Chanderpaul's chase

18.5

Gabriel to Mawoyo, no run, a fuller ball on middle and leg, Mawoyo plays towards short midwicket

18.6

Gabriel to Mawoyo, 3 runs, short of a length outside off, once again Mawoyo goes smoothly on to the back foot and square drives through point

End of over 19 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 57/1

    • TMK Mawoyo 24 (61b 3x4)
    • H Masakadza 17 (34b 2x4)
    • ST Gabriel 5-0-23-0
    • DJG Sammy 4-2-10-0
19.1

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, a full ball on off stump, Mawoyo strides forward and drives to mid off, a fluent shot

19.2

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, another full ball is met with a flowing drive off the front foot, Roach fields at mid-off

19.3

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, left alone outside off stump

Andrew: "To develop their "international mindedness" i had my class of mainly Salvadorian students listen to the full version 'I dont like cricket, i love it' this morning. Come on Zim.. "

19.4

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, once again he is late in lifting his bat out of the way and the ball thuds into the bottom and goes on the bounce to the cordon

19.5

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, length ball around off stump, Mawoyo stays in his crease and plays towards point

19.6

Sammy to Mawoyo, 2 runs, played off the pads into the huge expanse of empty outfield past square leg

End of over 20 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 59/1

    • TMK Mawoyo 26 (67b 3x4)
    • H Masakadza 17 (34b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 5-2-12-0
    • ST Gabriel 5-0-23-0

Roach is back for his second spell ...

20.1

Roach to Masakadza, no run, defended from the crease on the off side

20.2

Roach to Masakadza, no run, 139 kph, short of a length and too wide outside off, left alone by the batsman

20.3

Roach to Masakadza, OUT, caught at gully, and that is a lovely catch. So smooth from Samuels. The ball rose from short of a length on Masakadza, who stayed in his crease, tried to ride the bounce and defend. The ball got big on him and the outside edge flew low towards Samuels' left. He dived and plucked the catch with his left hand ...

H Masakadza c Samuels b Roach 17 (64m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.94

Brendan Taylor is the new batsman ...

20.4

Roach to Taylor, 1 run, played towards mid on for a single, off the mark first ball

20.5

Roach to Mawoyo, FOUR, A full ball on the pads, whipped through midwicket and that's timed perfectly

20.6

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, a full delivery, which the batsman shoulders arms to, the ball bounces and Ramdin collects at chest height

End of over 21 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 64/2

    • TMK Mawoyo 30 (69b 4x4)
    • BRM Taylor 1 (1b)
    • KAJ Roach 6-2-11-2
    • DJG Sammy 5-2-12-0
21.1

Sammy to Taylor, no run, fuller ball outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

21.2

Sammy to Taylor, no run, left alone outside off stump once again

21.3

Sammy to Taylor, no run, Taylor stays in his crease and tries to defend on the off side, the ball goes on the leg

21.4

Sammy to Taylor, no run, Taylor stays back to a full and straight ball and defends right in front of his stumps

James: "Roach is definitely becoming a class act. I believe his hero is (rightly) Malcolm Marshall. If all parties could agree, a little help from Maco's boyhood hero (Andy Roberts) might turn Roach into a worthy successor."

21.5

Sammy to Taylor, no run, Taylor moves across his crease and shoulders arms to a good length ball

21.6

Sammy to Taylor, no run, punched off the front foot towards mid-off

End of over 22 (maiden) Zimbabwe 64/2

    • BRM Taylor 1 (7b)
    • TMK Mawoyo 30 (69b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 6-3-12-0
    • KAJ Roach 6-2-11-2

Ross Lawson: "So far I'm seeing resilience, effort and determination. That makes me one happy fan!"

22.1

Roach to Mawoyo, 3 runs, nicely played, driven on the up through cover, that ball was on a decent length but had a bit of width

Three slips and a short leg ...

22.2

Roach to Taylor, no run, good length around off stump, Taylor defends on the back foot

22.3

Roach to Taylor, no run, Taylor moves across his crease and then takes his eyes off a short ball that's coming at his head, it passes his right cheek

22.4

Roach to Taylor, FOUR, he was looking to drive through cover but the fuller ball hit the outside edge and went between gully and third slip, all along the ground

22.5

Roach to Taylor, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

22.6

Roach to Taylor, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards cover

jaggu: "@James- completely agree with u frnd. But the prblm is his fitness. He hardly plays two consecutive series. If he has to become his hero's successor he must become a lot fitter than what he is currently."

End of over 23 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 72/2

    • BRM Taylor 6 (12b 1x4)
    • TMK Mawoyo 33 (70b 4x4)
    • KAJ Roach 7-2-19-2
    • DJG Sammy 6-3-12-0
23.1

Sammy to Taylor, 1 run, turned off the pads towards long leg

23.2

Sammy to Mawoyo, FOUR, lovely drive, it was in the slot and Mawoyo came forward and drilled it through the gap between mid-off and extra cover

23.3

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, another fluent drive but this time Shillingford cuts it off at cover

23.4

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, good length outside off, left alone by the batsman

Arzoo: "All being said about Roach. I think Tino Best is always behind the discussion/light. I still remember his hostile accurate fast bowling at Dhaka in fifth day of the Test where he single handedly won the match for WI from nowhere. All he needs to gain the accuracy of Walsh!"

23.5

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, lots of width outside off and Mawoyo mis-times the cover drive, think he tried to hit it too hard

23.6

Sammy to Mawoyo, no run, good length and a bit of extra bounce, Mawoyo moves across and adjusts well, taking one hand off the bat as he defends on the off side

End of over 24 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 77/2

    • TMK Mawoyo 37 (75b 5x4)
    • BRM Taylor 7 (13b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 7-3-17-0
    • KAJ Roach 7-2-19-2

Best having a chat with Roach at the top of his mark ...

24.1

Roach to Taylor, no run, good length and straight, Taylor punches back down the pitch, Roach moves to his right and fields. There was no mid-on ...

Short leg moves to mid-on ...

24.2

Roach to Taylor, no run, good length outside off, left alone by Taylor

24.3

Roach to Taylor, no run, short of a length outside off, Taylor plays a loose slash and is beaten

Mayank: "Dale Steyn tweeted "Good to see Tino Best back in the whites, he and Roach r right up there with my current favorite quicks! #speeeeeeeed ". I wonder what he has to say our indian bowlers regarding pace ..!! Hehe"

24.4

Roach to Taylor, 1 run, a fuller ball outside off, Taylor pushes into the covers for a single

24.5

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length just outside off, Mawoyo rides the bounce and plays the ball off the back foot down towards gully

24.6

Roach to Mawoyo, FOUR, short of a length outside off, Mawoyo goes hard at the ball, cutting it over the slips to the third man boundary. Intentionally played for the most part

End of over 25 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 82/2

    • TMK Mawoyo 41 (77b 6x4)
    • BRM Taylor 8 (17b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 8-2-24-2
    • DJG Sammy 7-3-17-0

Six minutes left until the lunch break, and we have spin for the first time. Shillingford replaces Sammy, bowling from over the wicket ... a slip, leg slip and short leg in place.

25.1

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, defended on the front foot towards short leg

25.2

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, Taylor moves forward to defend but misses and is hit on the thigh, there was a bit of turn there

25.3

Shillingford to Taylor, 1 run, nudged off the pads in front of square

25.4

Shillingford to Mawoyo, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, Mawoyo defends

25.5

Shillingford to Mawoyo, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

Cliff: "Windies last few overs a bit expensive. I reckon Zim will be happy with this session if they don't lose more wickets."

25.6

Shillingford to Mawoyo, FOUR, on the pads and Mawoyo plays the sweep, finding the long leg boundary. Nicely executed, all along the ground

End of over 26 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 87/2

    • TMK Mawoyo 45 (80b 7x4)
    • BRM Taylor 9 (20b 1x4)
    • S Shillingford 1-0-5-0
    • KAJ Roach 8-2-24-2
26.1

Roach to Taylor, no run, short of a length angling into the batsman, Taylor gets behind the line and blocks

26.2

Roach to Taylor, no run, defended on the front foot towards mid-on

Winston: "What is this about roach being compared with the great Malcolm Marshall. Every over he serves up a boundary ball. lacks consistency. he and the great Malcolm Marshall should not be mentioned in the same sentence!!"

26.3

Roach to Taylor, 3 runs, a fuller length but Taylor stays still in his crease and turns the ball off his pads through midwicket ... the batsmen come back for the third and the throw from Powell is a good one, on top of the stumps. Ramdin breaks the stumps but Mawoyo is home

26.4

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, a short of a length ball hits Mawoyo on the chest after he was late to react, I think he thought it would bounce more than it did

26.5

Roach to Mawoyo, no run, another short ball but the line is too wide, Mawoyo lets it go

Last ball before lunch ...

26.6

Roach to Mawoyo, 1 leg bye, and it goes off Mawoyo's thigh pad after he misses the glance behind square, off go the players

12.00 pm At 91 for 2, Zimbabwe will be pleased with the progress they have made in the first session after winning the toss. They survived an opening pace barrage from Best and Roach for the loss of only one wicket, and scoring became much easier after Gabriel and Sammy came on. Mawoyo's played steadily and given his team a base to build on. The pitch hasn't had alarming bounce, it's been a bit up and down. I'll be back in 40 minutes for the second session.

Luke: "lovely session for Zim (against some great bowling) ... very pleased!! As a long aside; please let Andrew - the "internationally minded" (hypocritical maybe!?) teacher who didn't reply to me in Abu Dhabi - know that his brother wouldn't mind a skype message ... i would, but it's after midnight in Shengyang [see the theme] and i've got to be up at 4 to catch a plane [skype can take 10 mins to connect here atm). maybe tomorrow evening at start of play!? cheers..." After all that effort Luke, I had to be of service ... though I'm not sure what it all means!

End of over 27 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 91/2

    • TMK Mawoyo 45 (83b 7x4)
    • BRM Taylor 12 (23b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 9-2-27-2
    • S Shillingford 1-0-5-0

All set to begin after lunch. More of the same, Zimbabwe will hope. They played pace adeptly in the first session. West Indies will want more than 2 wickets and fewer than 90 runs in this session.

Mawoyo will take strike, facing Tino Best, who huffed, puffed but didn't blow the house down in the first session.

27.1

Best to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length outside off, Mawoyo stays back and square drives to point

27.2

Best to Mawoyo, 1 run, short of a length on the pads, Mawoyo turns the ball off his hips past the fielder at leg slip

Simon: "I think Tino gets talked up a bit too much. Sure he's rapid, but he's not accurate enough and doesn't do too much with the ball. He has his moments, and he's entertaining, but against class players he's not a huge threat."

27.3

Best to Taylor, no run, 141 kph, a bouncer, Taylor watches it closely and sways out of the line, good technique

27.4

Best to Taylor, no run, 143 kph, Best is cranking it up after lunch, he hits the bat hard with a good length ball on a wicket-to-wicket line

27.5

Best to Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Best is on his haunches after Taylor cut hard off the back foot through backward point

27.6

Best to Taylor, no run, Taylor once again watches the short of a length ball closely and moves his gloves away from the line just in time, he was a bit late doing that

End of over 28 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 96/2

    • BRM Taylor 16 (27b 2x4)
    • TMK Mawoyo 46 (85b 7x4)
    • TL Best 6-2-19-0
    • KAJ Roach 9-2-27-2

Shillingford to continue after lunch, from over the wicket.

28.1

Shillingford to Mawoyo, no run, defended on the front foot

28.2

Shillingford to Mawoyo, 1 run, comes forward and turns the ball off the pads behind square

Allan Alexander: "3.37.handsome run rate vs good bowling. Minnows eh?"

28.3

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, Taylor moves forward and blocks to the man at short leg

28.4

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, steps across his crease to defend on the front foot on the off side

28.5

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, moves back and across to nudge the ball behind square

28.6

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, that's a flat ball but it turns and bounces to hit Taylor on the stomach after he moved back to let it go down the leg side

End of over 29 (1 run) Zimbabwe 97/2

    • BRM Taylor 16 (31b 2x4)
    • TMK Mawoyo 47 (87b 7x4)
    • S Shillingford 2-0-6-0
    • TL Best 6-2-19-0
29.1

Best to Mawoyo, no run, short of a length with some width outside off, Mawoyo cuts hard off the back foot but Samuels dives to his right at gully to make the save

29.2

Best to Mawoyo, 2 runs, full delivery on the pads, Mawoyo moves on to 49 by turning the ball off his pads through midwicket

29.3

Best to Mawoyo, 1 run, that's his half-century, he gets there by jumping back and punching in front of point, he gets applause from the crowd and his team, Zimbabwe reach 100 too

29.4

Best to Taylor, no run, jumps back and nudges towards midwicket, that was 146 kph

29.5

Best to Taylor, no run, Taylor was trying to play on the off side off the front foot but the inside edge took the ball towards leg

29.6

Best to Taylor, no run, 144 kph, a well directed bouncer, Taylor ducks under it and hears a few words from Best

End of over 30 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 100/2

    • BRM Taylor 16 (34b 2x4)
    • TMK Mawoyo 50 (90b 7x4)
    • TL Best 7-2-22-0
    • S Shillingford 2-0-6-0

Errol Erskine: "@Simon, pace is pace and it only takes one ball to do the job and it don't even have to be a good ball."

30.1

Shillingford to Mawoyo, no run, tight length and line from the offspinner, he's not giving the ball much air, defended on the front foot

30.2

Shillingford to Mawoyo, no run, This one was floated more, the batsman came forward and played to midwicket

30.3

Shillingford to Mawoyo, no run, Tossed up again, outside off, and the ball spins back into the right-hander, Mawoyo came forward and played it uppishly towards the bowler

30.4

Shillingford to Mawoyo, no run, Defended on the front foot

30.5

Shillingford to Mawoyo, OUT, caught at bat pad! The half-centurion is gone. Shilingford gave the ball air and drew the batsman forward with his flight. The ball pitched, spun and bounced as Mawoyo came forward to defend. It hit the inside edge and went straight to Powell for a simple catch. The umpire checks if Shillingford had overstepped. He had not.

TMK Mawoyo c Powell b Shillingford 50 (135m 95b 7x4 0x6) SR: 52.63

Craig Ervine is the new batsman ...

30.6

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, bowled flatter through the air from round the wicket to the left-hand batsman, Ervine moves forward and defends

End of over 31 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 100/3

    • CR Ervine 0 (1b)
    • BRM Taylor 16 (34b 2x4)
    • S Shillingford 3-1-6-1
    • TL Best 7-2-22-0
31.1

Best to Taylor, no run, Best charges in and lets rip, banging in a short ball that Taylor ducks under

31.2

Best to Taylor, no run, a huge appeal for lbw from Best after he hits the pads with a full ball, Taylor had tried to play across the line, that would have missed leg stump

31.3

Best to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length on the hips, nudged in front of square for a single

31.4

Best to Ervine, no run, Best's first ball to the left-hander is a bouncer that Ramdin has to leap and collect with one hand above his head

31.5

Best to Ervine, no run, short of a length but wider outside off stump, Ervine lets it go

31.6

Best to Ervine, no run, a fuller and straighter ball, Ervine stays in his crease and defends on the off side

End of over 32 (1 run) Zimbabwe 101/3

    • CR Ervine 0 (4b)
    • BRM Taylor 17 (37b 2x4)
    • TL Best 8-2-23-0
    • S Shillingford 3-1-6-1
32.1

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, defended on the off side

32.2

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, he's moved right in front of his stumps and padded up, an aborted appeal for lbw because it was going over the top

32.3

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, Taylor moves across again and defends awkwardly

32.4

Shillingford to Taylor, 1 run, nudged off the front foot on the off side for a single

Around the wicket to the left-hander ...

32.5

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, defended on the front foot

32.6

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, ripper of a delivery, pitching around off, flatter trajectory, and spinning away sharply. Ervine came forward to defend and was beaten

End of over 33 (1 run) Zimbabwe 102/3

    • CR Ervine 0 (6b)
    • BRM Taylor 18 (41b 2x4)
    • S Shillingford 4-1-7-1
    • TL Best 8-2-23-0
33.1

Best to Taylor, FOUR, Punched firmly off the back foot through cover, Gabriel gives chase and dives but can't stop the boundary

33.2

Best to Taylor, no run, short of a length but the line is down leg side, Taylor lets it go by moving inside the line

33.3

Best to Taylor, FOUR, shot! A cracking straight drive, Taylor was so steady as he drilled the half-volley through mid-off on the front foot

33.4

Best to Taylor, no run, 144 kph and that ball rose sharply from short of a length, forcing Taylor to hurriedly defend on the back foot

33.5

Best to Taylor, no run, fuller length angling into the pads, Taylor mis-times the glance

33.6

Best to Taylor, no run, that's an unnecessary shot, Taylor dropped to his knees and tried to chip a short of a length ball over the keeper, he missed

End of over 34 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 110/3

    • BRM Taylor 26 (47b 4x4)
    • CR Ervine 0 (6b)
    • TL Best 9-2-31-0
    • S Shillingford 4-1-7-1
34.1

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, nudged off the front foot on the off side

Hunsy: "Sounds as if pitch taking some spin already, Price and Cremer no mugs with ball. Could be an interesting 4th innings if Zim can set WI a tricky target"

34.2

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, tossed up on off and middle, defended on the front foot

34.3

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, pitches outside off stump from round the wicket and spins away, Ervine covers his off stump and lets it go

34.4

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, defended on the front foot

34.5

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, Ervine strides forward again and defends to silly point

Patrick: "Completely puzzled as to why they would start a test match on a Tuesday, makes no sense, not even for television"

34.6

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, Brilliant, says Ramdin, because of Shillingford's tight length around off stump. Ervine is drawn forward and defends with bat and pad close together

End of over 35 (maiden) Zimbabwe 110/3

    • CR Ervine 0 (12b)
    • BRM Taylor 26 (47b 4x4)
    • S Shillingford 5-2-7-1
    • TL Best 9-2-31-0

Gabriel is back, from over the wicket ...

35.1

Gabriel to Taylor, no run, good length around off stump, defended on the front foot

35.2

Gabriel to Taylor, no run, good length outside off stump, punched towards cover from the crease

Taron: "Although showing poor form in the ODI series, Taylor is still West Indies biggest threat at the moment. Always had the knack of winning Zimbabwe games with brilliant knocks and is looking very solid now."

35.3

Gabriel to Taylor, no run, Taylor was in two minds whether to play or leave a good length ball outside off, he left his bat hanging out there and the ball went off the face towards gully

35.4

Gabriel to Taylor, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

35.5

Gabriel to Taylor, no run, that's too wide outside off stump, Taylor lets it go again

35.6

Gabriel to Taylor, OUT, the stumps have been demolished! Gabriel's hardly got anything to move today but that one did. He bowled a full ball angling into middle stump, which made Taylor want to close the face of his bat and play the ball through midwicket. The ball began to shape away from the right-hander, though, and went past the closing face to clatter into off stump. Terrific ball. Out of the blue from Shannon

BRM Taylor b Gabriel 26 (61m 53b 4x4 0x6) SR: 49.05

End of over 36 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 110/4

    • CR Ervine 0 (12b)
    • ST Gabriel 6-1-23-1
    • S Shillingford 5-2-7-1
36.1

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, defended on the leg side off the front foot

36.2

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, bowled quick through the air, defended on the front foot

36.3

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, blocked once again off the front foot

36.4

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, defended on the front foot

sameeR: "What a delivery from Gabriel after a long time witnssed some thing like this from WI bowlers at 145kmph"

36.5

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, Ervine moves forward and blocks

36.6

Shillingford to Ervine, 2 runs, Ervine moves forward and slices the drive through point to get off the mark

End of over 37 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 112/4

    • CR Ervine 2 (18b)
    • MN Waller 0 (0b)
    • S Shillingford 6-2-9-1
    • ST Gabriel 6-1-23-1

taron: "Your welcome West Indies fans! I've always been complemented for my articulate jinxing prowess."

morvin: "If Thursday falls on a Tuesday if you love cricket you would not worry as to which day is the first day."

Malcolm Waller is the new batsman ...

37.1

Gabriel to Waller, no run, good length and quick, some shape away from the right-hander too, Waller stays rooted on leg stump and prods, he was beaten

37.2

Gabriel to Waller, no run, Waller stays in his crease and wafts at a fuller ball that screams past his bat

37.3

Gabriel to Waller, no run, good length outside off stump, Waller lets it go intentionally this time

Waller's batting with an open, square on stance ... three slips and two gullies in place.

37.4

Gabriel to Waller, no run, full and wide outside off stump, Waller chases it with a drive but is beaten, he's reaching far away from his body

37.5

Gabriel to Waller, 1 run, fuller and straighter, Waller manages to nudge off the pads behind square

37.6

Gabriel to Ervine, no run, the bouncer to finish the over, Ervine ducks under it

End of over 38 (1 run) Zimbabwe 113/4

    • CR Ervine 2 (19b)
    • MN Waller 1 (5b)
    • ST Gabriel 7-1-24-1
    • S Shillingford 6-2-9-1
38.1

Shillingford to Waller, no run, Waller stays in his crease and defends a flat and quicker ball on the off side

38.2

Shillingford to Waller, 1 run, nudged off the pads through square leg, again Shillingford bowled it flat

38.3

Shillingford to Ervine, 1 run, Ervine moves forward and takes the ball from a long way outside off, playing the lap sweep behind square, the fielder from slip runs after it

38.4

Shillingford to Waller, no run, Waller moves back and across to block

38.5

Shillingford to Waller, no run, Waller moves across his stumps early and defends on the off side

Shillingford is over the wicket to the right-hand batsman, and around to the left-hander.

38.6

Shillingford to Waller, no run, that went straight on, defended on the off side

End of over 39 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 115/4

    • MN Waller 2 (10b)
    • CR Ervine 3 (20b)
    • S Shillingford 7-2-11-1
    • ST Gabriel 7-1-24-1
39.1

Gabriel to Ervine, no run, that's a well-directed short of a length ball, Ervine was very close to it when he decided to sway back and let it pass

39.2

Gabriel to Ervine, FOUR, the follow-up ball is poor, short and wide, Ervine stays on the back foot and cuts in front of point for four

39.3

Gabriel to Ervine, FOUR, Ervine stands tall and square drives a short of a length ball through backward point, slightly uppish but safe, consecutive fours

39.4

Gabriel to Ervine, no run, a fuller ball outside off stump, asking Ervine to drive off the front foot, he does not

39.5

Gabriel to Ervine, FOUR, edged and another boundary! Ervine took the bait this time, coming forward to try and drive a full ball through the off side, the outside edge flew between third slip and gully

39.6

Gabriel to Ervine, no run, good length and straight, defended on the back foot

End of over 40 (12 runs) Zimbabwe 127/4

    • CR Ervine 15 (26b 3x4)
    • MN Waller 2 (10b)
    • ST Gabriel 8-1-36-1
    • S Shillingford 7-2-11-1
40.1

Shillingford to Waller, no run, defended on the back foot to short leg

40.2

Shillingford to Waller, no run, Waller moves back and across and defends tentatively

40.3

Shillingford to Waller, no run, tossed up around off stump, defended on the front foot, there was turn into the right-hander, and an inside edge on to pad

40.4

Shillingford to Waller, 1 run, slightly shorter in length, allowing Waller to move back and swat through square leg

40.5

Shillingford to Ervine, 1 run, nudged off the back foot behind point

40.6

Shillingford to Waller, no run, bowled quickly through the air on off stump, Waller defends on the front foot

End of over 41 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 129/4

    • MN Waller 3 (15b)
    • CR Ervine 16 (27b 3x4)
    • S Shillingford 8-2-13-1
    • ST Gabriel 8-1-36-1
41.1

Gabriel to Ervine, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone by Ervine

41.2

Gabriel to Ervine, no run, short of a length and close to off stump, Ervine leans back and lets the ball pass

41.3

Gabriel to Ervine, no run, Ervine is hurried and harried by a good length ball around middle and off and defends awkwardly

41.4

Gabriel to Ervine, no run, there's an appeal for bat-pad but there was no edge or glove there, that pitched outside leg on a good length and hit flush on the pad before lobbing up towards the fielder, who dived forward. Powell was the fielder

41.5

Gabriel to Ervine, no run, defended on the off side

41.6

Gabriel to Ervine, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Ervine lets it go, and it's time for a drinks break

End of over 42 (maiden) Zimbabwe 129/4

    • CR Ervine 16 (33b 3x4)
    • MN Waller 3 (15b)
    • ST Gabriel 9-2-36-1
    • S Shillingford 8-2-13-1
42.1

Shillingford to Waller, 1 run, was that in the air past the fielder at leg slip? Think it was out of his reach. Waller went back and nudged off his pads

42.2

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, Ervine strides forward and blocks on the off side

42.3

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, defended on the front foot

42.4

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, Ervine moves forward and defends a flat ball from round the wicket

42.5

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, blocked off the front foot to silly point, Shillingford seems to be much more of a threat when he slows his pace

42.6

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, he took one hand off the bat as he came forward to defend towards short leg

End of over 43 (1 run) Zimbabwe 130/4

    • CR Ervine 16 (38b 3x4)
    • MN Waller 4 (16b)
    • S Shillingford 9-2-14-1
    • ST Gabriel 9-2-36-1

Kemar Roach replaces Gabriel, beginning his third spell from over the wicket.

43.1

Roach to Waller, no run, angles a good length ball into the right-hander from wide of the crease, Waller is steady as he defends

43.2

Roach to Waller, 1 run, spears in a near-yorker, which Waller manages to squeeze out towards point. Waller's stance is slightly open, so it gives the fast bowler a good view of all three stumps

43.3

Roach to Ervine, no run, in the blockhole outside off stump, Ervine is late in bringing his bat down ad beaten

43.4

Roach to Ervine, no run, wider outside the off stump, Ervine lets it go

43.5

Roach to Ervine, no run, full and straight, Ervine keeps it out

43.6

Roach to Ervine, no run, 141 kph, a full ball outside off, Ervine moves forward and lets it go as it slants across him

End of over 44 (1 run) Zimbabwe 131/4

    • CR Ervine 16 (42b 3x4)
    • MN Waller 5 (18b)
    • KAJ Roach 10-2-28-2
    • S Shillingford 9-2-14-1
44.1

Shillingford to Waller, no run, Waller goes right back and defends on the pitch

44.2

Shillingford to Waller, FOUR, that's a little risky, Waller moves back and across and swats a short ball past Sammy at leg slip, he's very close in that position, a near-impossible chance

44.3

Shillingford to Waller, OUT, he's out somehow, either lbw or caught bat-pad. Or is he? Waller's asked for a review. I'm not yet certain how he was given out. Waller tried to sweep, moving across his stumps, and the ball seemed to hit the bottom edge, hit his pad, hit the keeper's pad and lob up to Sammy at leg slip for a simple catch. But I think he's been given lbw, at least that's what the review checked. If there was no bottom edge, the lbw is out too. So either way, Waller has to go, lbw it is

MN Waller lbw b Shillingford 9 (39m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

44.4

Shillingford to Chakabva, no run, defended from the crease towards short leg

44.5

Shillingford to Chakabva, no run, big turn and bounce, Chakabva defends awkwardly

44.6

Shillingford to Chakabva, no run, Chakabva was all set to play the offbreak but this ball did not turn and went straight on, he was beaten

End of over 45 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 135/5

    • RW Chakabva 0 (3b)
    • CR Ervine 16 (42b 3x4)
    • S Shillingford 10-2-18-2
    • KAJ Roach 10-2-28-2
45.1

Roach to Ervine, no run, short of a length slanting across the left-hander, Ervine lets it go

45.2

Roach to Ervine, no run, nearly a yorker, Ervine manages to flick it towards midwicket

45.3

Roach to Ervine, no run, a full ball outside off, driven off the front foot to mid-off

45.4

Roach to Ervine, no run, that's close to off stump, Ervine judged the leave well, Roach pitched in line with the stumps and angled it across the left-hander

45.5

Roach to Ervine, no run, Ervine jumps in his crease to negotiate a length ball that rises on him quickly

45.6

Roach to Ervine, no run, Ervine is being hurried by the pace, he was late on this ball as he tried to defend on the leg side

End of over 46 (maiden) Zimbabwe 135/5

    • CR Ervine 16 (48b 3x4)
    • RW Chakabva 0 (3b)
    • KAJ Roach 11-3-28-2
    • S Shillingford 10-2-18-2
46.1

Shillingford to Chakabva, 1 run, in the air and over the head of the crouched fielder at short leg, Chakabva went back and fended at one that turned and bounced on him

46.2

Shillingford to Ervine, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards extra cover

46.3

Shillingford to Chakabva, no run, Chakabva strides forward and defends towards short leg

46.4

Shillingford to Chakabva, FOUR, nicely placed, Chakabva moved forward and across and drove the ball uppishly but wide of the fielder at mid-on

46.5

Shillingford to Chakabva, no run, defended on the back foot on the off side

46.6

Shillingford to Chakabva, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended on the front foot

End of over 47 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 141/5

    • RW Chakabva 5 (8b 1x4)
    • CR Ervine 17 (49b 3x4)
    • S Shillingford 11-2-24-2
    • KAJ Roach 11-3-28-2
47.1

Roach to Ervine, 1 run, length ball from round the wicket, Ervine stays in his crease and punches towards point

47.2

Roach to Chakabva, no run, over the wicket to the right-hander and Chakabva has to really bend his knees to get under a short of a length ball that passes close to off stump

47.3

Roach to Chakabva, no run, 141 kph, a quick ball fired into the right-hander, Chakabva moved back and defended awkwardly, the bounce caused a leading edge that fell safely on the off side

47.4

Roach to Chakabva, no run, once again Chakabva bends in half to let the short of a length ball pass over his stumps

47.5

Roach to Chakabva, 4 leg byes, a full ball but the line is off, on the pads, Chakabva misses the glance but the ball goes off the pads to the fine leg boundary, it's too quick for the quick Best

47.6

Roach to Chakabva, no run, short of a length just outside off, Chakabva lets this one go with a little more ease, no back-creaking bending involved

End of over 48 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 146/5

    • RW Chakabva 5 (13b 1x4)
    • CR Ervine 18 (50b 3x4)
    • KAJ Roach 12-3-29-2
    • S Shillingford 11-2-24-2
48.1

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, the flat ball turns and bounces away from the left-hander, Ervine lets it go

48.2

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, he has to play this time because the line is straighter from round the wicket

48.3

Shillingford to Ervine, no run, Shillingford is trying to turn the ball from leg stump but doesn't manage the same degree of spin, Ervine nudges on the leg side

48.4

Shillingford to Ervine, 1 run, lapped behind square with the sweep

Four close catchers: slip, leg slip, silly point, short leg. All fairly deep because of the bounce on this pitch.

48.5

Shillingford to Chakabva, no run, Chakabva stays in his crease and defends to leg slip

48.6

Shillingford to Chakabva, no run, the one that goes straight on this time, Chakabva plays for the turn, plays inside the line

End of over 49 (1 run) Zimbabwe 147/5

    • RW Chakabva 5 (15b 1x4)
    • CR Ervine 19 (54b 3x4)
    • S Shillingford 12-2-25-2
    • KAJ Roach 12-3-29-2
49.1

Roach to Ervine, no run, fuller length outside off, driven on the front foot towards point

49.2

Roach to Ervine, no run, tries to drive through cover but mis-times it

49.3

Roach to Ervine, 2 runs, full ball outside off stump, Ervine moves forward and drives through the gap at cover

49.4

Roach to Ervine, no run, full ball outside off, he lets it go this time

49.5

Roach to Ervine, no run, defended from the crease on the pitch, the fielder at short leg fields

49.6

Roach to Ervine, no run, good length just outside off stump, Ervine stays in his crease and plays towards cover point

End of over 50 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 149/5

    • CR Ervine 21 (60b 3x4)
    • RW Chakabva 5 (15b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 13-3-31-2
    • S Shillingford 12-2-25-2
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