So in drought-hit Guayana, West Indies have ended their drought of international wins, registering their first success in international cricket since August last year. Well done both teams for a close match. Thanks for joining us, this is Sidharth Monga, your commentator, saying goodbye.

Post-match presentation
Chris Gayle "It is a relief. Hopefully this is the first of many to come. I must say Zimbabwe played really well to push us so far. I must commend the boys on coming back from the defeat. The way I got out in the end I was scared a bit, but Narsingh played really well, and he deserves the Man of the Match. If I had seen the team through, I would have put this innings in one of my top three innings. It was a difficult wicket, they bowled really well, and it was real hard work. Mind over matter." Narsingh Deonarine is the Man of the Match "Someone had to take the responsibility. The skipper earlier took such a big responsibility, so I needed to bat well with him. A big thank you to the fans too."

Prosper Utseya "Maybe 20 runs short. We just didn't have a partnership up front, we kept losing wickets at crucial points. Just not enough runs on the bard."

Finally Gayle manages a small smile on his face, shakes hands with Otis Gibson and Dave Williams. Zimbabwe are disappointed but they put up a show defending a modest total. Gayle had to play so out of his skin that he went 81 balls without a boundary at one stage of his innings. Deonarine and Gayle finally managed to take West Indies home. The Guyana crowd told the story of the chase: you could almost hear the quiet when West Indies more than 30 overs without a boundary. The pressure built up and built up until home boy Deonarine opened up, and the crowd expressed its glee and cheered even singles. The big crowd - there despite the loss two days ago, there despite the drought - deserved a favourable result. Well done Zimbabwe nonetheless. They were superb with their spinners, on a turning pitch.

47.5
4
Price to Sammy, FOUR runs, that's it, West Indies have levelled the series with a straight shot, straight of mid-off, and turns back towards the pavilion
47.4
0
Price to Sammy, no run, defends a length ball back to Price
47.3
1
Price to Deonarine, 1 run, Deonarine doesn't want any glorious finish, he pushes this down to long-on, takes a single
47.2
0
Price to Deonarine, no run, full delivery, hit powerfully, but straight to mid-off
47.1
4
Price to Deonarine, FOUR runs, Deonarine playes another lovely shot, steps out and chips it straight down the ground, over mid-off, the idea is to clear the infield and not the ground, and he does that well, and despite a Mastinkeyeri dive the ball reaches the rope

Baynham Goredema from Zimbabwe is hoping for a Malinga four in four! Can Price do it? All deep fielders on the on side

END OF OVER:
47 | 7 Runs | WI: 199/6 (8 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.23, RRR: 2.66)

  • Narsingh Deonarine60 (82b)
  • Darren Sammy5 (8b)
  • Chris Mpofu4-1-30-0
  • Ray Price8-0-22-2
46.6
1
Mpofu to Deonarine, 1 run, slower ball, bunted into the covers, and Sammy backs away a long way and makes sure Deonarine is on strike to face the next over
46.5
2
Mpofu to Deonarine, 2 runs, drilled down the ground, a fumble by Elton at long-on gives them the second

Gayle has finally taken his pads off

46.4
0
Mpofu to Deonarine, no run, walks down the track, makes it into a low fulltoss, can't get it past extra cover
46.3
0
Mpofu to Deonarine, no run, yorker, well bowled, dot ball

Mohamed Z Rahaman takes us back to another match where Milton Pydanna played: The whole Pydanna story started today after another gentleman by the name of Pydanna sent us feedback and Rahaman wondered if it was Milton. Here goes: "That match WI vs Pak in whick M. Pydanna, Kalli, Lloyd and Bacchus played...was a humdinger. Pak scored all of 127/9 in 40 overs and WI were lucky after G. Greenidge scored 3 of the last ball of the match for the win. 127 is not even a good 20/20 score these days."

46.2
1
Mpofu to Sammy, 1 run, short again, gets on top of this one, keeps it down, and gets Deonarine on strike
46.1
2
Mpofu to Sammy, 2 runs, oh Sammy boy, he plays an irresponsible pull shot, gets the top edge that falls short of fine leg
46.1
1w
Mpofu to Sammy, 1 wide, and that's another extra, wide down the leg side

15 off the last four, Deonarine the key for West Indies. Mpofu comes back. Gayle has still not taken his pads off, he still has a stoney look on his face. Baynhama Goredema from Zimbabwe has given up already. He writes, "20 Extras so far! Thats where Zim threw away the game! But we have enjoyed it thoroughly"

END OF OVER:
46 | 4 Runs | WI: 192/6 (15 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.17, RRR: 3.75)

  • Narsingh Deonarine57 (78b)
  • Darren Sammy2 (6b)
  • Ray Price8-0-22-2
  • Brendan Taylor1-0-6-1
45.6
2
Price to Deonarine, 2 runs, nicely played, good good shot, charges down the track, makes it into a half-volley, and then plays it straight down the ground, to the right of long-on, and comes back for two
45.5
0
Price to Deonarine, no run, Deonarine looks to tip and run, but Sammy makes a good call of no as Mpofu is very quick at point
45.4
1
Price to Sammy, 1 run, into the pads again, and flicked away to deep square leg; Ray has a word with Sammy as he takes the single
45.3
0
Price to Sammy, no run, into the pads, misses, can;t get leg-bye either
45.2
0
Price to Sammy, no run, stays low, Sammy gets the bat down in time, this time Ray has an angry look on his face
45.2
1w
Price to Sammy, 1 wide, oh no another wide, down the leg side, this game would have been closer but for the wides
45.1
0
Price to Sammy, no run, Sammy stays back to play a fullish delivery, arms go up in the air, Ray walks towards the batsman, smiles and stares, good drama

Tyrone: "This batsman pollard reminds me so much of the slugger Ricardo Powel, there tends to be much abuzz of thier batting ability but they never seem to show up for the game." Ray Price, the final throw of the dice, comes back to bowl

END OF OVER:
45 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 188/6 (19 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.17, RRR: 3.80)

  • Narsingh Deonarine55 (76b)
  • Darren Sammy1 (2b)
  • Brendan Taylor1-0-6-1
  • Graeme Cremer10-0-44-2
44.6
0
Taylor to Deonarine, no run, pitched outside leg, turning towards middle, defended
44.5
1
Taylor to Sammy, 1 run, Sammy pushes down to long-on for a single
44.4
0
Taylor to Sammy, no run, big big shout right away, but the big turn saves Sammy

Morvin from Antigua and Barbuda provides the comic relief here: "is there a set amount of cirlces an umpire has to make with his hands to indicate a power play"

44.3
W
Taylor to Pollard, OUT, he has hit it into the lap of long-on, poor shot! long-on is one of the three fielders outside and he has picked him. Gayle - in the players' lobby, with the pads still on - has a furious look on his face. Don't go anywhere near the skipper, boys!

KA Pollard c Sibanda b Taylor 7 (10m 5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

44.2
1
Taylor to Deonarine, 1 run, Deonarine tips and runs and the crowd is cheering even the singles

goes over the wicket

44.1
4
Taylor to Deonarine, FOUR runs, that must have slipped out of the hand, full toss into the pads and lofted over the leg-side field

And they have taken the Powerplay. Brendan Taylor will bowl. Tall order this

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st44CH GayleAB Barath
2nd3CH GayleDE Bernard
3rd35S ChanderpaulCH Gayle
4th3CH GayleADS Fletcher
5th83CH GayleN Deonarine
6th19N DeonarineKA Pollard
7th21N DeonarineDJG Sammy