Player of the Match
Player of the Match

West Indies win by 4 wickets and win the series 4-1. The players shake hands, everybody in the dressing room are very happy. Here comes Gayle and his teammates out to shake hands with the Zimbabwe players. Good knock from Gayle for his 63 from 41 deliveries, the middle order as always collapsed, and then they needed Pollard, who with some lusty hitting settled it for West Indies.

Utseya: "Not enough runs on the board, we let ourselves down with the batting. We need to work on our batting."

Gayle the Man-of-the-Match and the Man-of-the-Series: "I must thank God first, the West Indian team management was wonderful, thanks to Zimbabwe for a good fighting series. Yes our middle order needs some attention and they need to work hard."

Thank you for all the emails, it has been a pleasure reading through them. On behalf of Raghav, this is Binoy George signing off.

27.4
4
Maruma to Ramdin, FOUR runs, short ball and Ramdin pulls well to the square leg fence for a boundary, that brings up the winning runs for West Indies, they have done well to win.
27.3
1
Maruma to Bernard, 1 run, worked behind square leg and picks up a single.
27.2
1
Maruma to Ramdin, 1 run, pulled away to deep backward square leg.
27.1
2
Maruma to Ramdin, 2 runs, driven down the ground to wide long on and picks up couple of runs, 3 more needed.

Mark Kidger: "Pollard settles the nerves and we are back in mismatch mode. It's a measure of how low expectations have grown in the Caribbean that they are dancing in the aisles for a win over Zimbabwe. There is plenty of talent there, but the discipline to make the most of it still seems lacking."

Maruma is back.

END OF OVER:
27 | 2 Runs | WI: 157/6 (5 runs required from 22.2 overs, RR: 5.81, RRR: 0.21)

  • David Bernard3 (8b)
  • Denesh Ramdin14 (31b)
  • Ray Price7-0-32-1
  • Graeme Cremer3-0-17-1
26.6
0
Price to Bernard, no run, swept down to short fine leg.
26.5
0
Price to Bernard, no run, turned away to the onside.
26.4
0
Price to Bernard, no run, this time watchfully defended to the off side.
26.3
0
Price to Bernard, no run, spins across the face off the bat as he plays forward.

Price come over the wicket.

26.2
2
Price to Bernard, 2 runs, turned away nicely to deep square leg, the fielder running in cannot prevent the second.
26.1
0
Price to Bernard, no run, defended to the onside.

END OF OVER:
26 | 2 Runs | WI: 155/6 (7 runs required from 22.2 overs, RR: 5.96, RRR: 0.29)

  • Denesh Ramdin14 (31b)
  • David Bernard1 (2b)
  • Graeme Cremer3-0-17-1
  • Ray Price6-0-30-1
25.6
0
Cremer to Ramdin, no run, defended to the off side.
25.5
0
Cremer to Ramdin, no run, moves back and defends down the track.
25.4
1
Cremer to Bernard, 1 run, turned away forward of square leg and picks up a single.
25.3
0
Cremer to Bernard, no run, moves forward and plays behind the wicket on the onside.
25.2
1
Cremer to Ramdin, 1 run, turned away to the onside to deep midwicket.
25.1
0
Cremer to Ramdin, no run, cuts to point.

Cremer is back. Slip and silly-point in place.

END OF OVER:
25 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | WI: 153/6 (9 runs required from 22.2 overs, RR: 6.12, RRR: 0.36)

  • Denesh Ramdin13 (27b)
  • Ray Price6-0-30-1
  • Timycen Maruma1-0-11-0

Is there another twist in the tale. Here is Bernard.

24.6
W
Price to Pollard, OUT, another wicket thrown away, Pollard mishits it high in the air to long off and Masakadza does not move an inch, takes the catch.

KA Pollard c Masakadza b Price 36 (22m 20b 3x4 3x6) SR: 180.00

24.5
1
Price to Ramdin, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.
24.4
0
Price to Ramdin, no run, moves back and turns to the onside.
24.3
0
Price to Ramdin, no run, driven to the onside and Price dives and makes a good save.
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West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20CH GayleAB Barath
2nd76CH GayleDM Bravo
3rd0D RamdinDM Bravo
4th8N DeonarineD Ramdin
5th0DJ BravoD Ramdin
6th49D RamdinKA Pollard
7th12DE BernardD Ramdin