395dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

Shillingford, Gayle put West Indies on top

Shane Shillingford took five wickets as Zimbabwe collapsed to 175 all out shortly after tea on day one, before Chris Gayle's half-century tightened West Indies' control of the match

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Chanderpaul
108(284) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 40 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
21 1 7 13 19 9 2 36
CH Gayle
CH Gayle
101(145) 12x4 - 4x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 33 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
6 0 6 6 15 25 13 30

Best performances - Bowlers

S Shillingford
O15
M4
R34
W5
Eco2.26
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Shillingford
O21.5
M4
R59
W5
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

West Indies won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

20,21,22 March 2013 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Alex Winter

Short and sweet, that's it from me for this Test but plenty of cricket going on around the world. New Zealand and England, the third Test continuing tonight at 9.30pm GMT. India and Australia also in the final Test of that tour, day two begins at 4am GMT. A couple of one-dayer too over the weekend. Sri Lanka v Bangladesh tomorrow at 9am GMT and the deciding rubber between South Africa and Pakistan, Sunday at 8pm GMT. Indulge and enjoy, I'll be back soon, bye for now...

Somewhat muted celebrations from West Indies because they know they've only ran over a poor side that they were expected to beat. But they've done a very professional job in dishing out two absolute hammerings. Six in a row for them now and can look forward to getting back to one-day cricket and a crack at the Champions Trophy.

Zimbabwe simply need to be taken out of the Future Tours Programme. They're not even really in it, which is worse cause they play top sides so irregularly. Either give them proper exposure with regular fixtures so they can learn or improve, or consign them back to the Intercontinental Cup. I'm sure Ireland and Afghanistan would love a crack at Zimbabwe. That would be far more competitive and better for world cricket.


Time for the presentation and I wonder who the Man of the Match is going to be...

Huge cheers for Darren Sammy: "Shane's performance here has been tremendous but throughout the games different people have been called upon and they executed properly. All in all, people took responsibility."

Brendan Taylor is understandably, rather downbeat: "It's been massively disappointing and we've been taught a proper lesson. It hurts to be in this position" says Brendan Taylor. "A lot of us need to go home and have a good think, we need to improve in a lot of areas. 20s and 30s aren't going to win you a Test match. We'll get home, put hours in and try to put things right."

10 for 93 here and 19 for 200 at 10.52 in the series, Shane Shillingford is the Man of the Match and Man of the Series. A fine performance by someone who should be looking to kick on and become a real matchwinner for West Indies, not just when conditions are bang in his favour like here.


From ball one this has been all West Indies, they won the toss, they made a bold statement in choosing to bowl first and it paid off, firing Zimbabwe out for a paltry first innings total. Chris Gayle and Shiv Chanderpaul then racked up a big lead with centuries. Another positive move saw Darren Sammy declare overnight and Zimbabwe again crumbled against spin. There was significant assistance for Shane Shillingford and he made the most of it, finishing with 10 for 93 in the match - the best return from his 10 Tests. Marlon Samuels also got in on the act, taking 6 for 50 himself. Not bad for a part-timer!

And that's it, West Indies win by an innings and 65 runs Shillingford again the star on his home ground with a 10-wicket haul and that is as big a stuffing as you will see. Zimbabwe with nowhere near the skills required to be competitive.

42.2
W
Samuels to Chatara, OUT, floated up on the stumps, slog swept and finds deep midwicket. He cleared the front leg and swung hard into the leg side, got a decent connection but not enough and Gabriel took it solidly low with two hands

TL Chatara c Gabriel b Samuels 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So the last rites and we haven't even had time for my coffee too cool down...

42.1
W
Samuels to Jarvis, OUT, length on leg stump and tucked into the hands of leg slip. It bounced a little and he fended it off trying to play off the back foot but it took the glove and again, found Sammy at leg slip who took a very easy catch, that's his third take of the innings

KM Jarvis c Sammy b Samuels 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

10 wickets in the match for Shane Shillingford, replicating his performance here last year against Australia...

END OF OVER:
42 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 141/8

  • Prosper Utseya10 (15b)
  • Kyle Jarvis1 (1b)
  • Shane Shillingford15-4-34-5
  • Marlon Samuels9-0-35-1
41.6
0
Shillingford to Utseya, no run, does the same thing again and blocks on the stumps
41.5
0
Shillingford to Utseya, no run, goes down but then stands up and has a fiddle outside off, plays and misses
41.4
2
Shillingford to Utseya, 2 runs, once again, sets himself on one knee, slog sweeps from off stump and nearly finds the fielder at deep midwicket, good job he didn't catch it that well, lands a few yards in front of him
41.3
1
Shillingford to Jarvis, 1 run, firm push just outside off and gets it into the covers
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Zimbabwe 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st37H MasakadzaV Sibanda
2nd27V SibandaBRM Taylor
3rd0V SibandaCR Ervine
4th9CR ErvineSC Williams
5th19CR ErvineMN Waller
6th4TMK MawoyoMN Waller
7th18AG CremerMN Waller
8th24P UtseyaAG Cremer
9th3P UtseyaKM Jarvis
10th0P UtseyaTL Chatara