Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs | ZIM: 117/6 (42 runs required, RR: 5.85)

  • Hamilton Masakadza53 (51b)
  • Prosper Utseya11 (12b)
  • Chris Barnwell1-0-8-0
  • Andre Russell2-0-21-0

West Indies cruise to a 41-run win, and with it take the Twenty20 series 2-0. With no international matches in over a year, Zimbabwe were always likely to struggle. They had their moments in the one-dayers, but West Indies are twenty20 specialists and they've barely raised a sweat in winning both matches this weekend. Zimbabwe's spin trio picked up five wickets earlier on, but Simmons and Pollard were on hand to make sure their team reached an imposing total. Zimbabwe's chase stuttered, sputtered and then ran out of life as the required rate climbed beyond them. Gabriel's pace rattled them, but it was a remarkably controlled opening spell from Badree that really denied Zimbabwe the chance they needed. He took a career-best 3 for 17, and may well be in line for the Man of the Match award. Stick around to find out, the presentations coming up next.

"Liam, i will be here for every ball. I have not been overly disappointed. I have learnt to temper my expectations and i have seen a few positives ... We are playing a very good side on their patch. Stiff upper lip in place!" Glad to hear it, Luke.

Stark: "Tbh, not many teams contain the WI's powerful batting line up in T20's (barring SL and Pak). So, Zimb fans shouldn't be too negative and have to hope for the best, in the upcoming Test series."

Dylan: "Haha...felt like some melodrama was necessary. Question though, do you think BT should have been playing? Doesn't look like he's at his most athletic, rather get him on the treadmill and in the nets for the tests." He has looked a little short of a gallop, but that's a very tough call to make for a team of Zimbabwe's limited resources.

Alistair Campbell calls upon a frowning Brendan Taylor first. "Today was the best opportunity we had of winning a game, but our batting let us down again. It hurts at the moment, it really does. But this is behind us now. We've got some time off before the Test matches. We've got to try and pick our heads up."

Darren Sammy, on the other hand, has plenty of reason to smile again. "We did what we had to do in this series, which was continue our winning streak. Pollard did well for us today, and Simmons batted well at the top once again. Badree did what we are accustomed to seeing him do. Again, thanks to the Antigua crowd for turning up, we appreciate it."

Samuel Badree is the man of the match. "I've been playing this form of the game for quite some time, so I had a plan and I stuck to it: bowl wicket to wicket. And today it worked for me. There's a standard we have set for ourselves, and as long as we have that drive to succeed we will."

Finally, Lendl Simmons is the man of the series. "I didn't get off today as fluently as I did yesterday ... We have a reputation to maintain in this form of the game, so it's really nice to be able to do that."

West Indies have most certainly upheld their reputation in these Twenty20s, while Zimbabwe have done little to improve theirs. That's all from me today. Zimbabwe have four days off before their warm-up match, and the first Test starts on 12 March. I hope you've enjoyed our commentary, and that you'll join me for those matches as well. Until then, goodbye!

19.6
1
Barnwell to Masakadza, 1 run, Masakadza punts the final ball down the ground for a single to end the match.
19.5
1
Barnwell to Utseya, 1 run, another slower one, out of the back of the hand, but Utseya reads this one and drives through cover.
19.4
0
Barnwell to Utseya, no run, slower ball from Barnwell, and it has the beating of Utseya outside off.
19.3
4
Barnwell to Utseya, FOUR runs, a thick edge flies through the vacant slip area and down to third man.
19.2
1
Barnwell to Masakadza, 1 run, Masakadza double steps and hammers a drive out to the cover sweeper.
19.1
1
Barnwell to Utseya, 1 run, sliced up and over point for a single.

Right, one over left, and Zimbabwe are 50 away from victory. Christopher Barnwell will bowl West Indies to a second clean sweep in the Twenty20s to follow their ODI whitewash.

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs | ZIM: 109/6 (50 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.73, RRR: 50.00)

  • Hamilton Masakadza51 (49b)
  • Prosper Utseya5 (8b)
  • Andre Russell2-0-21-0
  • Sunil Narine4-0-22-0
18.6
0
Russell to Masakadza, no run, and a better ball to finish, on a length and straight, and Masakadza defends.
18.6
1w
Russell to Masakadza, 1 wide, dug in very short, and misdirected down the leg side. A clear wide.
18.5
4
Russell to Masakadza, FOUR runs, and he goes to fifty straight afterwards! A limp length delivery outside off is crunched up and over cover, and bounces away to take Masakadza to his sixth T20I fifty. His team applaud the effort, though the match is gone from them.
18.4
4
Russell to Masakadza, FOUR runs, Masakadza swings hard outside off, bottom edging a yorker straight into the ground and down to third man for four. That also takes his strike rate up to a-run-a-ball.
18.3
0
Russell to Masakadza, no run, speared in at the toes, Masakadza just about manages to dig it out.
18.2
1
Russell to Utseya, 1 run, punched out through cover point off the back foot.

Dylan: "This is sad...so sad. Don't know if have it in me to watch the test series." Stiff upper lip, Dylan. I'll be lonely on commentary if all the Zimbabwe fans desert their team.

18.1
0
Russell to Utseya, no run, Russell has Utseya ducking under a quick bouncer.

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs | ZIM: 99/6 (60 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 30.00)

  • Prosper Utseya4 (6b)
  • Hamilton Masakadza43 (45b)
  • Sunil Narine4-0-22-0
  • Dwayne Bravo3-0-15-2

Baynham Goredema: "Zimbabwe have struggled against the slower ball throughout the series and Bravo has cashed in"

17.6
1lb
Narine to Utseya, 1 leg bye, paddled to short fine leg, and they take a sharp single as Badree's shy goes wide.
17.5
0
Narine to Utseya, no run, Utseya nudges defensively to point once again.
17.4
0
Narine to Utseya, no run, looped up on off stump, poked to cover.
17.3
4
Narine to Utseya, FOUR runs, Utseya finds the boundary! Narine offered him width outside off, and his cut found the gap behind point. All fairly academic at this point ...
17.2
0
Narine to Utseya, no run, Utseya wants a tip-and-run single to cover point, but Masakadza sends him back.
17.1
0
Narine to Utseya, no run, a leading edge loops in the air, but lands short of point.

END OF OVER:
17 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | ZIM: 94/6 (65 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.52, RRR: 21.66)

  • Hamilton Masakadza43 (45b)
  • Dwayne Bravo3-0-15-2
  • Kieron Pollard1-0-5-0
16.6
W
Bravo to Mutombodzi, OUT, Mutombodzi is completely out-foxed by Bravo, who holds a simple catch. It was the slower one, and he was into the shot way too early. He lapped the ball almost straight up, and Bravo was under it.

CT Mutombodzi c & b Bravo 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

16.5
1
Bravo to Masakadza, 1 run, an inside edge ricochets off the pad and rolls to short fine leg, allowing a single.

There are a lot of sullen faces in the Zimbabwe dug-out right now.

16.4
0
Bravo to Masakadza, no run, a slower ball yorker lands right at Masakadza's toes, and the best he can do is tap it back to the bowler.
16.3
1
Bravo to Mutombodzi, 1 run, the slower ball this time, pitched right up to the bat. It's read by the new batsman, who drives to long on.
16.2
0
Bravo to Mutombodzi, no run, short, and rising as Mutombodzi hops to defend.

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
17V SibandaCJ Chibhabha
8H MasakadzaV Sibanda
8H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
35H MasakadzaCR Ervine
23H MasakadzaMN Waller
3H MasakadzaCT Mutombodzi
23H MasakadzaP Utseya