West Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa, 2007/08 / Commentary

West Indies in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Zimbabwe v West Indies

West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 133 balls remaining)

10:20 local time Good news is that rain has stopped and play is scheduled to start in 25 minutes from now.News from the ground is, West Indies have won the toss and have elected to field. Team news is that Parchment has replaced injured Gayle and Bravo would be leading West Indies for the first time

09:40 local time Start is delayed by persistent rain at the ground. Will keep you updated

09:15 local time Hello all and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the third match of the series between Zimbabwe and West Indies . Unfortunately news flowing in from the ground at Harare is, there has been a thunderstorm last night and it has been raining steadily ever since. At this point, scheduled start seems highly unlikely

Sibanda taking the first strike and with him at the other end is Brendon Taylor

0.1

Rampaul to Sibanda, no run, on the good length, and swinging in, defended to point on the front foot

0.2

Rampaul to Sibanda, 5 wides, very very wide down the leg side, no control on the ball

0.2

Rampaul to Sibanda, 1 wide, Sibanda steps out and withdraws his stroke at the last moment and shockingly called a wide

0.2

Rampaul to Sibanda, no run, on the off stump, and a tad shorter in length, left alone

0.3

Rampaul to Sibanda, no run, defended on the back foot

0.4

Rampaul to Sibanda, 1 wide, pitching on the legs on a shorter length, going down leg, called a wide

0.4

Rampaul to Sibanda, FOUR, intent early on in the play, going short on the off and middle, pulled away over deep mid wicket for a boundary

0.5

Rampaul to Sibanda, no run, on the good length and on the middle stump, defended on the back foot

0.6

Rampaul to Sibanda, 1 run, short in length and wide of the off stump, cut to third man for a single

End of over 1 (12 runs) Zimbabwe 12/0 (RR: 12.00)
V Sibanda    5* (6b 1x4)      R Rampaul    1-0-12-0
BRM Taylor    0* (0b)     

Powell coming in to bowl

1.1

Powell to Sibanda, 1 wide, is it something on the pitch or at the landing area, Powell slips and wide down the leg

1.1

Powell to Sibanda, 1 wide, Powell this time goes wide outside off, he would be better off not bowling these deliveries

1.1

Powell to Sibanda, no run, on a shorter length, and defended on the back foot

1.2

Powell to Sibanda, no run, shorter in length and outside off, has a look at it and let's it go to the keeper

1.3

Powell to Sibanda, no run, on the good length outside off, left alone

1.4

Powell to Sibanda, no run, Powell has settled into a nice rhythm here, on good length outside off and left alone

1.5

Powell to Sibanda, no run, Powell is honing away at the corridor of uncertainity and Sibanda is happy to let it go

1.6

Powell to Sibanda, OUT, after frustrating him for the best part of the over, Powell pitches it on a shorter length and makes it swing in a little. Sibanda has a go at it and gets a top edge of the pull shot and Ramdin pouches the offering easily

V Sibanda c †Ramdin b Powell 5 (12m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

End of over 2 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 14/1 (RR: 7.00)
     DBL Powell    1-0-2-1
BRM Taylor    0* (0b)      R Rampaul    1-0-12-0

Chibabha in to bat

2.1

Rampaul to Chibhabha, 1 run, on the legs, flicked to mid wicket for a single, gets off the mark

2.2

Rampaul to Taylor, no run, a tad short in length, glided to point

2.3

Rampaul to Taylor, no run, short and coming in, rapped on the pads

2.4

Rampaul to Taylor, no run, short and a touch wide of the off stump, cut straight to point

2.5

Rampaul to Taylor, no run, Rampaul goes robotic now, pitches it on the good length outside off and Taylor lets it go to the keeper

2.6

Rampaul to Taylor, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

2.6

Rampaul to Taylor, 1 wide, short and wide outside off, Taylor flashes at it and misses, called a wide

2.6

Rampaul to Taylor, no run, short and coming in, rapped high on the legs and also going down the leg, so no appeal at all

End of over 3 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 17/1 (RR: 5.66)
BRM Taylor    0* (5b)      R Rampaul    2-0-15-0
CJ Chibhabha    1* (1b)      DBL Powell    1-0-2-1

3.1

Powell to Chibhabha, 1 wide, shorter in length and swinging away from the off stump, rightly called a wide

3.1

Powell to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, off the pads to square leg for a single

3.2

Powell to Taylor, no run, on a good length just outside off, defended on the back foot and Taylor appears puzzled by the bounce

3.3

Powell to Taylor, FOUR, short and outside off, width offered and Taylor gets a chance to free his arms and cuts it to the left of cover for a boundary

3.4

Powell to Taylor, no run, short and coming in, gets a bottom edge off a cut shot to cover

3.5

Powell to Taylor, no run, outside off and shoulders arms

3.6

Powell to Taylor, no run, outside the off stump and lets it go to the keeper

End of over 4 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 23/1 (RR: 5.75)
BRM Taylor    4* (10b 1x4)      DBL Powell    2-0-7-1
CJ Chibhabha    1* (2b)      R Rampaul    2-0-15-0

4.1

Rampaul to Chibhabha, 1 wide, short and wide down the leg side, called a wide

4.1

Rampaul to Chibhabha, 1 run, short in length and coming in, steered wide of point for a single

4.2

Rampaul to Taylor, no run, dropped!short and on the off stump, cut straight to Lewis at gully, who makes a mess of the catch

4.3

Rampaul to Taylor, OUT, on the good length and coming in sharply, Taylor wants to play it on the back foot and does not manage to get bat on ball, and is struck in the line of the wickets.Umpire Barbour has no hesitation in raising the finger

BRM Taylor lbw b Rampaul 4 (26m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

4.4

Rampaul to Taibu, no run, on the off stump and shoulders arms

4.5

Rampaul to Taibu, no run, outside off and left alone

4.6

Rampaul to Taibu, no run, wide of the off stump, steered to point

End of over 5 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 25/2 (RR: 5.00)
T Taibu    0* (3b)      R Rampaul    3-0-17-1
CJ Chibhabha    2* (3b)      DBL Powell    2-0-7-1

5.1

Powell to Chibhabha, no run, on the good area again and left alone

5.2

Powell to Chibhabha, no run, again on the good spot, Chibabha wants to defend it and is beaten by the lack of swing

5.3

Powell to Chibhabha, no run, short in length and coming in, defended on the front foot

5.4

Powell to Chibhabha, no run, short and swinging away, beaten by the swing this time

5.5

Powell to Chibhabha, no run, outside off and shoulders arms

5.6

Powell to Chibhabha, no run, outside off and swinging away, Chibabha wants to say hello to the ball and misses it by a whisker, is beaten comprehensively

End of over 6 (maiden) Zimbabwe 25/2 (RR: 4.16)
CJ Chibhabha    2* (9b)      DBL Powell    3-1-7-1
T Taibu    0* (3b)      R Rampaul    3-0-17-1

6.1

Rampaul to Taibu, 1 run, defended on the front foot to mid on and runs across for a quick single

6.2

Rampaul to Chibhabha, no run, short in length and moving away from outside off, Chibabha wants to hit through the line, but is squared up and beaten by the swing

6.3

Rampaul to Chibhabha, 1 wide, on the middle and leg, swinging in, called a wide

6.3

Rampaul to Chibhabha, 4 runs, defended on the front foot to gully, Morton gathers the ball and lets it go in the same motion and in the process gifts four over throws

6.4

Rampaul to Chibhabha, no run, short and coming in, struck on the knee roll

6.5

Rampaul to Chibhabha, no run, wide outside off, goes for the cut shot and is beaten

6.6

Rampaul to Chibhabha, no run, short and coming in, tries to flick to mid wicket, misses it and is struck on the thigh pad

End of over 7 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 31/2 (RR: 4.42)
CJ Chibhabha    6* (14b)      R Rampaul    4-0-23-1
T Taibu    1* (4b)      DBL Powell    3-1-7-1

7.1

Powell to Taibu, no run, short on the legs, flicked to mid wicket

7.2

Powell to Taibu, no run, fuller in length outside off, touch slower, defended to cover

7.3

Powell to Taibu, 1 wide, wide outside off and swinging away, called a wide by Jerling

7.3

Powell to Taibu, no run, on the good length outside off, left alone

7.4

Powell to Taibu, FOUR, a touch fuller in length and Taibu stands upright and square drives it through point for a boundary

7.5

Powell to Taibu, no run, outside off and on a good length, left alone by Taibu

7.6

Powell to Taibu, no run, short in length on the middle stump, Taibu comes forward and defends it

End of over 8 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 36/2 (RR: 4.50)
T Taibu    5* (10b 1x4)      DBL Powell    4-1-12-1
CJ Chibhabha    6* (14b)      R Rampaul    4-0-23-1

8.1

Rampaul to Chibhabha, no run, short in length and defended on the front foot

8.2

Rampaul to Chibhabha, OUT, fuller in length and swinging away, Chibabha puts a half foot unhesitatingly forward and gets an outside edge. Lewis at second slip dives to his right and takes the catch

CJ Chibhabha c Smith b Rampaul 6 (32m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

8.3

Rampaul to Masakadza, no run, short and coming in, struck on thigh pad

8.4

Rampaul to Masakadza, no run, on a good length outside off, defended on the front foot to cover

8.5

Rampaul to Masakadza, no run, a touch short of length outside off and left alone

8.6

Rampaul to Masakadza, no run, short and swinging away, moves across and tries to steer in the gap between gully and backward point, does not quite pierce the field

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 36/3 (RR: 4.00)
H Masakadza    0* (4b)      R Rampaul    5-1-23-2
T Taibu    5* (10b 1x4)      DBL Powell    4-1-12-1

Taylor to replace Powell

9.1

Taylor to Taibu, no run, short outside off and swinging away, left alone by Taibu

9.2

Taylor to Taibu, no run, on a fuller length outside off, Taibu comes forward and lets it go to the keeper

9.3

Taylor to Taibu, FOUR, short and wide outside off, cut away with fierce power to point boundary

9.4

Taylor to Taibu, no run, pitches it up to Taibu and left alone

9.5

Taylor to Taibu, no run, on a good length outside off and left alone

9.6

Taylor to Taibu, no run, around the off stump, and defended on the front foot

End of over 10 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 40/3 (RR: 4.00)
T Taibu    9* (16b 2x4)      JE Taylor    1-0-4-0
H Masakadza    0* (4b)      R Rampaul    5-1-23-2

Second Powerplay taken

10.1

Rampaul to Masakadza, no run, wide outside off and left alone

10.2

Rampaul to Masakadza, 4 runs, short and outside off, moving away a touch, misfield by Chanderpaul at mid off allows them to take an all run four

10.3

Rampaul to Masakadza, no run, outside off and left alone to the keeper

10.4

Rampaul to Masakadza, no run, short of length delivery outside off and keeping it's line, beaten on the back foot

10.5

Rampaul to Masakadza, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump and swinging away, called a wide

10.5

Rampaul to Masakadza, no run, short in length and coming in, above the stumps so left alone

10.6

Rampaul to Masakadza, 1 wide, wide and swinging away, called a wide

10.6

Rampaul to Masakadza, no run, outside off stump and offers no stroke

End of over 11 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 46/3 (RR: 4.18)
H Masakadza    4* (10b)      R Rampaul    6-1-29-2
T Taibu    9* (16b 2x4)      JE Taylor    1-0-4-0

11.1

Taylor to Taibu, no run, outside off stump and left alone

11.2

Taylor to Taibu, 1 leg bye, short in length and coming in, off the pads for a leg bye

11.3

Taylor to Masakadza, no run, on the fuller length and swinging away, goes for the drive and misses

11.4

Taylor to Masakadza, no run, a touch short in length outside off, left alone to the keeper

11.5

Taylor to Masakadza, 1 run, fuller in length and swinging in, driven to mid off for a single

11.6

Taylor to Taibu, 1 run, short in length and swinging away, driven to cover for a single

End of over 12 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 49/3 (RR: 4.08)
T Taibu    10* (19b 2x4)      JE Taylor    2-0-6-0
H Masakadza    5* (13b)      R Rampaul    6-1-29-2

Bravo to bowl

12.1

Bravo to Taibu, FOUR, on the good length and keeping the line outside off, Taibu drives through cover for a boundary

12.2

Bravo to Taibu, 1 run, short outside off, cut to third man

12.3

Bravo to Masakadza, no run, defended on the front foot to point

12.4

Bravo to Masakadza, 1 leg bye, off the pads to fine leg for a leg bye

12.5

Bravo to Taibu, no run

12.6

Bravo to Taibu, no run, short and outside off, left alone

End of over 13 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 55/3 (RR: 4.23)
T Taibu    15* (23b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-5-0
H Masakadza    5* (15b)      JE Taylor    2-0-6-0

13.1

Taylor to Masakadza, no run, outside off and left alone

13.2

Taylor to Masakadza, no run, on the good length and moving away a touch, is beaten by the swing

13.3

Taylor to Masakadza, no run, on the good length and coming in this time, beaten anyways

13.4

Taylor to Masakadza, no run, short in length outside off and swinging away, left alone to the keeper

13.5

Taylor to Masakadza, no run, driven to mid on

13.6

Taylor to Masakadza, no run, on the good length and swinging in, defended on the back foot

Here come drinks

End of over 14 (maiden) Zimbabwe 55/3 (RR: 3.92)
H Masakadza    5* (21b)      JE Taylor    3-1-6-0
T Taibu    15* (23b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-5-0

14.1

Bravo to Taibu, no run, fuller in length on the off stump, defended on the front foot

14.2

Bravo to Taibu, no run, full in length outside off, left alone to the keeper

14.3

Bravo to Taibu, no run, driven on the front foot to cover

14.4

Bravo to Taibu, no run, short and coming in, steered to point

14.5

Bravo to Taibu, 1 run, fuller in length on the off stump, driven to mid on for a single

14.6

Bravo to Masakadza, no run, on the front foot and left alone

End of over 15 (1 run) Zimbabwe 56/3 (RR: 3.73)
H Masakadza    5* (22b)      DJ Bravo    2-0-6-0
T Taibu    16* (28b 3x4)      JE Taylor    3-1-6-0

15.1

Taylor to Taibu, no run

15.2

Taylor to Taibu, 2 runs, pushed just wide of point for a couple

15.3

Taylor to Taibu, no run, good length just outside the off stump and moving away, Taibu pokes at it and lets it go

15.4

Taylor to Taibu, no run, pushed towards point

15.5

Taylor to Taibu, 1 run, outside off and cut to third man

15.6

Taylor to Masakadza, no run, fullish in length on the pads, pushed to mid-on

End of over 16 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 59/3 (RR: 3.68)
H Masakadza    5* (23b)      JE Taylor    4-1-9-0
T Taibu    19* (33b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-6-0

16.1

Bravo to Taibu, FOUR, take that... full and wid outside off, Taibu gets on his knees and unleashes a fierce square drive which beats sweeper cover

16.2

Bravo to Taibu, no run, left alone outside off

16.3

Bravo to Taibu, 2 runs, Brabvo struggles with his line and length, strays outside off, Taibu slashes over point on the front foot and sweeper cover runs across and cuts it off

16.4

Bravo to Taibu, no run, defended to the off side

16.5

Bravo to Taibu, no run, shoulders arms outside off

16.6

Bravo to Taibu, no run

End of over 17 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 65/3 (RR: 3.82)
T Taibu    25* (39b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-12-0
H Masakadza    5* (23b)      JE Taylor    4-1-9-0

17.1

Taylor to Masakadza, 1 run, driven to cover

17.2

Taylor to Taibu, 1 run, driven through cover for a single

17.3

Taylor to Masakadza, OUT, on the good length and keeping the line outside off, draws Masakadza forward and induces an edge from his bat - as he fails to cover the line of the delivery - to Smith at Second slip

H Masakadza c Smith b Taylor 6 (40m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 24.00

17.4

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, defended on the front foot

17.5

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, driven to cover

17.6

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, short and outside off, left alone

End of over 18 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 67/4 (RR: 3.72)
S Matsikenyeri    0* (3b)      JE Taylor    5-1-11-1
T Taibu    26* (40b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-12-0

18.1

Bravo to Taibu, 2 runs, short in length and on the middle stump, pulled to deep mid wicket for a couple

18.2

Bravo to Taibu, 1 wide, outside the leg stump, and called a wide

18.2

Bravo to Taibu, 1 wide, striving for that extra length, pitches it on the short and goes over the head of Taibu, called a wide

18.2

Bravo to Taibu, 1 run, short and coming in, played late to left of point for a single

18.3

Bravo to Matsikenyeri, 1 no ball, over steps and a free hit coming up

18.3

Bravo to Matsikenyeri, 1 wide, goes wide and the free hit still stands

18.3

Bravo to Matsikenyeri, no run, short and coming in, flicked to mid wicket, no run taken

18.4

Bravo to Matsikenyeri, no run, fuller in length and driven to mid off

18.5

Bravo to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, fuller in length outside off, driven to mid off for a single

18.6

Bravo to Taibu, no run, short and coming in, rapped on the pads

End of over 19 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 75/4 (RR: 3.94)
T Taibu    29* (43b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-20-0
S Matsikenyeri    1* (7b)      JE Taylor    5-1-11-1

19.1

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, yorker length delivery,dug out a touch uncomfortably

19.2

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, on the legs and flicked to vacant fine leg region for a boundary

19.3

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, fuller in length on the legstump, driven back to mid on, no run taken

19.4

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, a tad short in length and coming in, defended on the front foot

19.5

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, short and coming in, tries to flick it and missed, rapped on the pads

19.6

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, short and coming in, steered to the left of point

End of over 20 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 79/4 (RR: 3.95)
S Matsikenyeri    5* (13b 1x4)      JE Taylor    6-1-15-1
T Taibu    29* (43b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-20-0

Lewis to bowl

20.1

Lewis to Taibu, 2 runs, on the off stump, driven through covers for a couple

20.2

Lewis to Taibu, 1 run, fuller in length outside off, driven to deep cover

20.3

Lewis to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, defended on the front foot

20.4

Lewis to Taibu, OUT, bowls a straight one and is beaten neck and crop, and the ball strikes timber. Taibu fails to read the straight one and has to go back

T Taibu b Lewis 32 (76m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.56

20.5

Lewis to Chigumbura, no run, on the leg stump and is rapped on the pads, can't be given

20.6

Lewis to Chigumbura, no run, on the length and stretching forward, struck on the knee roll

End of over 21 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 83/5 (RR: 3.95)
E Chigumbura    0* (2b)      RN Lewis    1-0-4-1
S Matsikenyeri    6* (14b 1x4)      JE Taylor    6-1-15-1

21.1

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, on the middle stump and swinging in from a good length, defended on the front foot

21.2

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, defended on the front foot

21.3

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, goes for the cut and misses

21.4

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, on the good length and swinging away from off stump, left alone

21.5

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, no run, on the good length and swinging in, defended on the front foot

21.6

Taylor to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, cut to deep backward point for a single

End of over 22 (1 run) Zimbabwe 84/5 (RR: 3.81)
S Matsikenyeri    7* (20b 1x4)      JE Taylor    7-1-16-1
E Chigumbura    0* (2b)      RN Lewis    1-0-4-1

22.1

Lewis to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, on the off stump, defended to left of cover for a single

22.2

Lewis to Chigumbura, no run, defended on the front foot and gets a bottom edge to silly point

22.3

Lewis to Chigumbura, no run

22.4

Lewis to Chigumbura, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single

22.5

Lewis to Matsikenyeri, no run, on the leg stump, and defended on the front foot

22.6

Lewis to Matsikenyeri, no run, swept straight to fine leg

End of over 23 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 86/5 (RR: 3.73)
S Matsikenyeri    8* (23b 1x4)      RN Lewis    2-0-6-1
E Chigumbura    1* (5b)      JE Taylor    7-1-16-1

23.1

Powell to Chigumbura, 1 run, defended on the front foot for a single

23.2

Powell to Matsikenyeri, no run, off the pads to the wicket keeper, appeals but for what ?

23.3

Powell to Matsikenyeri, no run, on the good length outside off, and tries to defend on the front foot and is beaten

23.4

Powell to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, fuller in length, outside off, tries to go for the drive and gets an edge to third man for a boundary

23.5

Powell to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, fine on the legs, flicked to long leg for a single

23.6

Powell to Chigumbura, OUT, short and swinging in, gets an edge onto his pads and the ball bounces up in the air, Morton stands where he is, at the second slip and takes the catch

E Chigumbura c Morton b Powell 2 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

End of over 24 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 92/6 (RR: 3.83)
     DBL Powell    5-1-18-2
S Matsikenyeri    13* (27b 2x4)      RN Lewis    2-0-6-1

24.1

Lewis to Matsikenyeri, 3 runs, on the off stump, and driven to deep cover for three runs

24.2

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, outside off and driven to cover

24.3

Lewis to Dabengwa, 1 run, flicked to fine leg for a single

24.4

Lewis to Matsikenyeri, OUT, was that a bird in action!,gets a leading edge to a ball on the off stump to cover and Smith runs to his right and takes an acrobatic catch

S Matsikenyeri c Smith b Lewis 16 (34m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 55.17

24.5

Lewis to Utseya, no run, on the good length and on the off stump, defended on the front foot

24.6

Lewis to Utseya, no run

End of over 25 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 96/7 (RR: 3.84)
P Utseya    0* (2b)      RN Lewis    3-0-10-2
KM Dabengwa    1* (2b)      DBL Powell    5-1-18-2

25.1

Powell to Dabengwa, 1 run, short and wide,cut to third man for a single

25.2

Powell to Utseya, no run, short and coming in, defended on the back foot

25.3

Powell to Utseya, no run, short and outside off, moves across and defends it

25.4

Powell to Utseya, no run, short outside off and swinging in, defended on the back foot

25.5

Powell to Utseya, no run, short outside off and lets it go to the keeper

25.6

Powell to Utseya, 2 runs, short and coming in, driven to deep extra cover for a couple

End of over 26 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 99/7 (RR: 3.80)
P Utseya    2* (7b)      DBL Powell    6-1-21-2
KM Dabengwa    2* (3b)      RN Lewis    3-0-10-2

26.1

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, short and tries to go for the cut, and misses

26.2

Lewis to Dabengwa, 2 runs, driven to long off for a couple

26.3

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, moves back and defends on the back foot

26.4

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, on the leg stump and defended on the front foot

26.5

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, on the legs and rapped on the pads

26.6

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, on the off stump and defended to point

End of over 27 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 101/7 (RR: 3.74)
KM Dabengwa    4* (9b)      RN Lewis    4-0-12-2
P Utseya    2* (7b)      DBL Powell    6-1-21-2

27.1

Powell to Utseya, 1 wide, short outside the leg stump, called a wide

27.1

Powell to Utseya, no run, short and coming in, defended on the front foot

27.2

Powell to Utseya, no run, on the legs and flicked to mid wicket

27.3

Powell to Utseya, 1 run, on the legs and flicked to fine leg for a single

27.4

Powell to Dabengwa, 1 wide, wide outside the leg stump and called a wide

27.4

Powell to Dabengwa, no run, flicked to mid wicket

27.5

Powell to Dabengwa, no run, defended on the back foot

27.6

Powell to Dabengwa, no run, short in length and guided to point

End of over 28 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 104/7 (RR: 3.71)
KM Dabengwa    4* (12b)      DBL Powell    7-1-24-2
P Utseya    3* (10b)      RN Lewis    4-0-12-2

28.1

Lewis to Utseya, 1 run, on the leg stump, tucked away to mid wicket for a single

28.2

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, defended on the back foot

28.3

Lewis to Dabengwa, 2 runs, turned off his hips to fine leg for a couple

28.4

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, fuller in length and driven to mid off

28.5

Lewis to Dabengwa, 1 run, defended on the front foot for a single

28.6

Lewis to Utseya, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

End of over 29 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 108/7 (RR: 3.72)
P Utseya    4* (12b)      RN Lewis    5-0-16-2
KM Dabengwa    7* (16b)      DBL Powell    7-1-24-2

29.1

Powell to Dabengwa, 1 run

29.2

Powell to Utseya, no run, full toss driven to mid on

29.3

Powell to Utseya, OUT, short and outside the off stump, keeps it's line and Utseya plays for the swing and gets an ever so faint edge back to the keeper,who lunges forward and catches it

P Utseya c †Ramdin b Powell 4 (19m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

29.4

Powell to Brent, no run, short and swinging in, lets it go to the keeper

29.5

Powell to Brent, 1 run, on the back foot to point for a single

29.6

Powell to Dabengwa, no run, defended on the back foot to cover

End of over 30 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 110/8 (RR: 3.66)
KM Dabengwa    8* (18b)      DBL Powell    8-1-26-3
GB Brent    1* (2b)      RN Lewis    5-0-16-2

30.1

Lewis to Brent, no run, on the front foot to silly point

30.2

Lewis to Brent, no run, defended on the front foot to cover

30.3

Lewis to Brent, 3 runs, short and wide, cut through point for three runs

30.3

Lewis to Brent, 3 runs, short and wide, cut through point for three runs

30.4

Lewis to Dabengwa, FOUR, driven through extra cover

30.4

Lewis to Dabengwa, FOUR, offers width, driven through extra cover for a boundary

30.5

Lewis to Dabengwa, 1 leg bye

30.6

Lewis to Brent, 1 run

End of over 31 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 119/8 (RR: 3.83)
GB Brent    5* (6b)      RN Lewis    6-0-24-2
KM Dabengwa    12* (20b 1x4)      DBL Powell    8-1-26-3

31.1

Powell to Brent, no run, defended on the front foot

31.2

Powell to Brent, no run

31.3

Powell to Brent, no run

31.4

Powell to Brent, 3 runs, driven through for three runs

31.5

Powell to Dabengwa, 2 runs, on the pads and flicked to fine leg for a couple

31.6

Powell to Dabengwa, 1 run, short and defended on the back foot to point for a single

End of over 32 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 125/8 (RR: 3.90)
KM Dabengwa    15* (22b 1x4)      DBL Powell    9-1-32-3
GB Brent    8* (10b)      RN Lewis    6-0-24-2

32.1

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, cut to backward point

32.2

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, tries to cut it and misses

32.3

Lewis to Dabengwa, 1 run, on the length and driven to mid off for a single

32.4

Lewis to Brent, 1 run, on the off stump and guided to third man for a single

32.5

Lewis to Dabengwa, 1 run, on the off stump and defended to cover for a single

32.6

Lewis to Brent, no run, on the off stump and defended on the front foot

End of over 33 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 128/8 (RR: 3.87)
GB Brent    9* (12b)      RN Lewis    7-0-27-2
KM Dabengwa    17* (26b 1x4)      DBL Powell    9-1-32-3

33.1

Taylor to Dabengwa, 1 run, fuller outside off and gets an outside edge to third man for a single

33.2

Taylor to Brent, no run, outside off and left alone

33.3

Taylor to Brent, no run, fuller on the middle stump, and flicked to mid wicket

33.4

Taylor to Brent, no run, on the off stump, driven to cover

33.5

Taylor to Brent, no run, wide off the off stump, defended of the back foot to gully

33.6

Taylor to Brent, OUT, a jaffa to get at this point of time, Brent gets a yorker length delivery on the off stump and the off stump is sent for a walk in the park

GB Brent b Taylor 9 (21m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.94

End of over 34 (1 run) Zimbabwe 129/9 (RR: 3.79)
     JE Taylor    8-1-17-2
KM Dabengwa    18* (27b 1x4)      RN Lewis    7-0-27-2

34.1

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, outside the off stump, and plays across the line and misses

34.2

Lewis to Dabengwa, 2 runs, flicked to fine leg for a couple

34.3

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, shorter in length and guided to point

34.4

Lewis to Dabengwa, 1 run, guided to point and sets off for a single

34.5

Lewis to Price, 1 run, gets an outside edge to third man for a single

34.6

Lewis to Dabengwa, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single

End of over 35 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 134/9 (RR: 3.82)
KM Dabengwa    22* (32b 1x4)      RN Lewis    8-0-32-2
RW Price    1* (1b)      JE Taylor    8-1-17-2

35.1

Taylor to Dabengwa, no run, defended on the back foot

35.2

Taylor to Dabengwa, 1 run, fuller length outside off stump, driven to deep backward point for a single

35.3

Taylor to Price, no run, on the off stump and moving in, defended on the back foot

35.4

Taylor to Price, no run, on the middle stump and left alone, was a touch short in length

35.5

Taylor to Price, no run, defended on the front foot

35.6

Taylor to Price, no run, driven down the ground

End of over 36 (1 run) Zimbabwe 135/9 (RR: 3.75)
RW Price    1* (5b)      JE Taylor    9-1-18-2
KM Dabengwa    23* (34b 1x4)      RN Lewis    8-0-32-2

36.1

Lewis to Dabengwa, 1 run, cut to backward point for a single

36.2

Lewis to Price, no run, tries to sweep and gets a bottom edge

36.3

Lewis to Price, 1 run, sweeps to deep backward square leg

36.4

Lewis to Dabengwa, 2 runs, on the leg stump and swept to fine leg for a couple

36.5

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, driven down the ground and refuses a single

36.6

Lewis to Dabengwa, no run, defended on the back foot

End of over 37 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 139/9 (RR: 3.75)
KM Dabengwa    26* (38b 1x4)      RN Lewis    9-0-36-2
RW Price    2* (7b)      JE Taylor    9-1-18-2

37.1

Taylor to Price, no run, fuller on the middle stump, defended to mid on

37.2

Taylor to Price, no run, Price was caught napping, struck on the helmet off a short ball while attempting to duck

37.3

Taylor to Price, no run, follows it up with a fuller length delivery on the off stump, tries to flick it to fine leg and misses

37.4

Taylor to Price, no run, short outside off and left alone

37.5

Taylor to Price, OUT, on the good length on the off stump and strikes bang on the money on the off stump, Price was appearing edgy after he was struck on the helmet and is cleaned up in the same over

RW Price b Taylor 2 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

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Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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Dec 4, 2007

The Brendan Taylor fan club out in force, Zimbabwe v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Harare, December 4, 2007

The Brendan Taylor fan club out in force

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Dec 4, 2007

Zimbabwe fans enjoy an impromptu Gravy, Zimbabwe v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Harare, December 4, 2007

Zimbabwe fans enjoy an impromptu Gravy

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