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598dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

WI win 4-1 after Zimbabwe batsmen fail

The Zimbabwe batsmen found the going too tough, and managed another below-par total that was chased not without huff and puff despite Chris Gayle's explosive start

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
CH Gayle
63(41) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
2 2 0 15 9 16 13 6
CK Coventry
56(88) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 1 3 2 16 11 8 12

Best performances - Bowlers

DJG Sammy
DJG Sammy
O10
M3
R33
W3
Eco3.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Rampaul
O10
M2
R24
W2
Eco2.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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.
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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