Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.6 looking for quick runs with a ramp over third man, but ends up hitting it squarer to the fielder positioned in the deep in that area. Lendl Simmons is able to get himself settled under it to take it safely. Zimbabwe now three down, and Raza, who looked the most threatening, has to go 46/3
    1.4 length delivery on middle and off which appears to strike in line. The umpire is not interested, as it looked like there may be an inside-edge on it. Holder is interested though, and wants a review. There doesn't appear to be an obvious deflection, but the only thing now is height, with the replays confirming the ball would go on to hit the leg stump, so a great review in the end by the WI captain. Regis has to go with not too much on the board 11/1
    4.6 Hamilton looking for the big heave through midwicket as he looks to be late on this one on middle and leg. Looked out initially, but Hamilton wants the review. Nothing on Snicko and replays confirm that this was indeed plumb in front. Not a good review at all as they waste this one. Original decision stands 26/2
    20.1 Brendan, looking to paddle this through fine leg, ends up top-edging a chance to Ramdin, with the WI celebrating. The umpire, though, doesn't appear moved, but Ramdin and Marlon want this reviewed. Brendan didn't seem too perturbed though, and why not since replays show that this indeed went off the forearm, and not glove. But hang on, this has been given out, and I am a bit shocked as there didn't seem to be clear evidence there for this to be given out conclusively.. but the decision has come down. Brendan has to go after his fine 37 126/4
    27.5 banged in from Holder from round the wicket as Williams' stay at the crease comes to an end after he mistimes a pull through midwicket, with the blade turning in his hands. Ends up going up straight to midwicket who is able to take it comfortably. Ends another crucial hand from Williams, and one suspects that with that wicket, the chase may have slipped away out of Zimbabwe's hands.. 177/5
    33.4 you knew it was going to happen as Gayle strikes in his very first over itself. Ervine, looking to fetch this from outside of off, ends up playing all around as the ball turns in sharply to castle his off stump. The danger-man Ervine goes for 52, and Zimbabwe stare down the prospect of an inevitable defeat 226/6
    35.4 Gayle celebrates once more as he rushes this one on middle and off, with the batsman playing all around. With no reviews left, Stuart has to go 239/7
    40.5 you just can't keep him out of the action tonight as he now adds his name to the catches column, picking off this aerial chip from Elton at extra-cover, before finishing with a couple of dramatic rolls to get the crowd off their feet. Zimbabwe now nine down as West Indies look to complete the last rites 266/9
    38.1 Tinashe unable to drop his wrists in time to this one which rears up on a short of a length outside of off . The ball ends up catching the gloves on the way through to Ramdin, who takes it comfortably at chest height 254/8
    44.3 and Miller sneaks through the gate to wrap up a convincing 73-run victory over Zimbabwe. This one drifted in, with the batsman leaving daylight between bat and pad 289/10
    not out
    25 (lb 9, nb 2, w 14)
    289 all out (44.3 Overs, RR: 6.49)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Regis Chakabva, 1.4 ov), 2-26 (Hamilton Masakadza, 4.6 ov), 3-46 (Sikandar Raza, 7.6 ov), 4-126 (Brendan Taylor, 20.1 ov), 5-177 (Sean Williams, 27.5 ov), 6-226 (Craig Ervine, 33.4 ov), 7-239 (Stuart Matsikenyeri, 35.4 ov), 8-254 (Tinashe Panyangara, 38.1 ov), 9-266 (Elton Chigumbura, 40.5 ov), 10-289 (Tendai Chatara, 44.3 ov)
    JE Taylor1003833.80351050
    JO Holder704836.85206110
    NO Miller6.304817.38165120
    MN Samuels905916.55207000
    AD Russell504408.80105022
    DJG Sammy10808.0021000
    CH Gayle603525.83193120

Match Notes

Where are the wins?


Number of top-8 teams who haven't won more matches than they have lost over the last 5 World Cups: WI are the only team.

Efficient Ervine


Number of 40+ scores for Craig Ervine in his last five ODI innings. Three of those four scores have been against the West Indies.

WI 6, Zim 0


Number of times that West Indies have beaten Zimbabwe in a World Cup match. They have never lost.