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29th Match, Super Sixes, Harare, Mar 19 2018, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
(49/50 ov)290/6
West Indies won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
Marlon Samuels
West Indies
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• The Report by Liam Brickhill in Harare

Holder, Samuels take West Indies closer to World Cup

Brendan Taylor's belligerent century went in vain as West Indies recorded their fifth-highest successful chase in ODI history

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Scorer: @Cricket_Lama
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe289/10(50 overs)
Brendan Taylor138 (124)
Solomon Mire45 (33)
Jason Holder4/35(10)
Kemar Roach3/55(10)
West Indies290/6(49 overs)
end of over 4911 runs
WI: 290/6CRR: 5.91  • Need 0 from 6b
Ashley Nurse8 (8)
Rovman Powell15 (12)
Sean Williams7-0-45-1
Blessing Muzarabani9-0-36-2

What a game, we've had here in Harare! The crowd goes quiet, but surely they'd know it's not over yet for Zimbabwe. They can still make it through to the World Cup should they beat UAE in their final Super-Six clash. For now, let's take nothing away from West Indies for this has been a sensational chase. They lost Chris Gayle early, but came storming back through a steady partnership between Shai Hope and Evin Lewis. Then, Marlon Samuels injected momentum before 10 minutes of madness brought Zimbabwe back into the game. But Powell and Nurse showed excellent composure towards the end to help West Indies breeze past.

Marlon Samuels is the Player of the Match for his 80-ball 86. "This is a special team effort," he says. "We know what's at stake. We bowled badly in patches. This was a good wicket, going into the chase, everyone knew we had to come back hard during the chase. Shai Hope is one of my favourite batsman. He's growing as a player, one we should look out for the future."

48.6
1lb
Williams to Nurse, 1 leg bye

deflects off the pad to short fine as he attempts an expansive sweep, but it doesn't matter. West Indies win and can now control their fate going into their final game. This is West Indies' fifth-highest successful chase in their ODI history. Terrific chase, terrific game.

48.5
1
Williams to Powell, 1 run

driven down to long-off. Scores level

48.4
Williams to Powell, no run

drifts back in, keeps a touch low as well, squirted back to the bowler.

48.3
Williams to Powell, no run

works this full and flat delivery to midwicket

48.3
1w
Williams to Powell, 1 wide

has he been stumped down leg? Third umpire is having a look but Taylor didn't seem excited. Wide signalled. This was fired down, he looked to tickle it fine but missed, replays confirm the backfoot was plonked back in time. Not out

48.2
6
Williams to Powell, SIX runs

over the long-on ropes. That's massive, out comes the roar and the punch of the air. That may have just killed the game. Nicely tossed up, Rovman lines himself up and then slogs this out of the ground. Big, big hit

48.1
2
Williams to Powell, 2 runs

too short, he rocks back and pulls to deep midwicket. They scamper back for the second as the throw comes in wide

end of over 485 runs
WI: 279/6CRR: 5.81 • RRR: 5.50 • Need 11 from 12b
Rovman Powell6 (7)
Ashley Nurse8 (7)
Blessing Muzarabani9-0-36-2
Kyle Jarvis9-0-49-0

Lots of mini-conferences happening now. Tension in the air

47.6
1
Muzarabani to Powell, 1 run

direct hit from mid-off and the bowler's end and he would've been gone! Risky, risky single as he punched this on the up and took off.

47.5
1
Muzarabani to Nurse, 1 run

hits the deck hard, gets this to lift off the deck. Defended gently into the off side as they scamper a single

47.4
1
Muzarabani to Powell, 1 run

shapes to flick but the ball angles in to roll off a thick inside edge to square leg

47.3
Muzarabani to Powell, no run

length ball on off stump from wide of the crease, punched to cover

47.2
1
Muzarabani to Nurse, 1 run

full on off, steers this down to third man

47.1
1
Muzarabani to Powell, 1 run

angles in a length ball on middle and leg, worked towards deep square leg

end of over 475 runs
WI: 274/6CRR: 5.82 • RRR: 5.33 • Need 16 from 18b
Ashley Nurse6 (5)
Rovman Powell3 (3)
Kyle Jarvis9-0-49-0
Graeme Cremer10-0-63-2
46.6
Jarvis to Nurse, no run

nearly chopped on! Done in by the slowness of this length ball, rolled past the stumps.

46.5
1
Jarvis to Powell, 1 run

length ball on middle and leg, tucked behinds square for a single

46.4
1
Jarvis to Nurse, 1 run

slower and fuller outside off, squeezed to point as they scamper a single

46.3
1
Jarvis to Powell, 1 run

yorker-length delivery on off stump, squeezed to long-off.

46.2
1
Jarvis to Nurse, 1 run

shapes to pull but can't get any control behind that, down to midwicket. There was some misunderstanding in the running, but it's all good.

46.1
1
Jarvis to Powell, 1 run

full outside off, eased down to long-off

end of over 4612 runs • 2 wickets
WI: 269/6CRR: 5.84 • RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 from 24b
Ashley Nurse4 (2)
Rovman Powell0 (0)
Graeme Cremer10-0-63-2
Sean Williams6-0-35-1
45.6
Cremer to Nurse, no run

flatter on off stump, he lunges forward and blocks.

Best performances - batsmen
Brendan Taylor
BRM Taylor
138 runs (124)
20 fours
2 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
2414141420111130
Marlon Samuels
MN Samuels
86 runs (80)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
off drive
23 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
306613271417
Best performances - bowlers
Jason Holder
JO Holder
O
10
M
0
R
35
W
4
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Kemar Roach player portrait
KAJ Roach
O
10
M
0
R
55
W
3
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels
Match numberODI No. 4002
Match days19 March 2018 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Michael Gough
Australia Image
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
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Adrian Holdstock
Reserve Umpire
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Paul Wilson
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy
PointsWest Indies 2, Zimbabwe 0