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Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 1st Test at Bulawayo, ZIM v WI, Feb 04 2023 - Full Scorecard

1st Test, Bulawayo, February 04 - 08, 2023, West Indies tour of Zimbabwe
447/6d & 203/5d
(T:272) 379/9d & 134/6

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
West Indies 1st Innings
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
Match Flow
West Indies 1st Innings 
lbw b Masakadza18231248818058.33
not out 20746759616344.32
b Mavuta2024311283.33
c Kaia b Mavuta217140011.76
c †Tsiga b Mavuta54610125.00
c Ervine b Mavuta78151087.50
c †Tsiga b Mavuta1123260147.82
not out 36100050.00
Extras(b 6, nb 3, w 1)10
TOTAL143 Ov (RR: 3.12, 596 Mins)447/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-336 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 114.1 ov), 2-373 (Kyle Mayers, 123.2 ov), 3-383 (Raymon Reifer, 127.4 ov), 4-389 (Jermaine Blackwood, 129.1 ov), 5-413 (Roston Chase, 133.2 ov), 6-435 (Jason Holder, 141.1 ov)
114.1 to KC Brathwaite, Masakadza finally gets the breakthrough for Zimbabwe! That was on a length on off, spins away as Brathwaite came forward to sweep and he is struck in front. Brathwaite misses out on a double-century by 18 runs, but he leaves the crease having put West Indies in a commanding position here. 336/1
123.2 to KR Mayers, Jaffa from Mavuta and Mayers is bowled through the gates! That was tossed up full outside off, Mayers looks to drive, but the ball turns in sharply and clatters onto the stumps. 373/2
127.4 to RA Reifer, Reifer has picked the lone fielder deep on the on-side! Oh, Reifer is livid with himself. Was an absolute long-hop outside off. He goes back and drills the pull. Gets excellent connection but no elevation. Kaia steadies himself at deep midwicket and takes it reverse-cup.. 383/3
129.1 to J Blackwood, Massive top-edge and the wicket-keeper takes it with ease! Blackwood continues to go for his shots, but Mavuta bowls this very smartly. Tossed up outside off. Blackwood once again tries for the sweep, but the line means he has to fetch it form outside off. Can only get a massive top edge as the keeper runs around and takes it.. 389/4
133.2 to RL Chase, Edged and Mavuta gets his fourth wicket. Fullish in length just outside off. There was a bit of width and Chase goes after it. He cuts it, but can only get a thick edge that flies to slip, who takes a god catch to his right. The ball was travelling there.. 413/5
141.1 to JO Holder, Five-for for Mavuta and hasn't he deserved it! On a length spinning away from Holder outside off. Was quite slow as well. Holder gets half-forward looking to push it. Can only get a thin edge and the keeper hangs on to a good catch.. 435/6
Zimbabwe 1st Innings 
lbw b Joseph671321899050.75
c Mayers b Joseph33811184040.74
c †Da Silva b Motie922272040.90
b Brathwaite1332361040.62
not out 13723134412259.30
lbw b Joseph26120033.33
c †Da Silva b Roach79131077.77
c Mayers b Motie1576931019.73
b Holder561321799042.42
c †Da Silva b Holder13101130130.00
not out 1920361195.00
Extras(b 2, lb 5, nb 1)8
TOTAL125 Ov (RR: 3.03, 506 Mins)379/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Tanunurwa Makoni, 26.1 ov), 2-84 (Chamu Chibhabha, 31.5 ov), 3-114 (Craig Ervine, 41.4 ov), 4-128 (Innocent Kaia, 48.3 ov), 5-132 (Tafadzwa Tsiga, 50.6 ov), 6-147 (Brad Evans, 53.5 ov), 7-192 (Wellington Masakadza, 77.3 ov), 8-327 (Brandon Mavuta, 116.2 ov), 9-341 (Victor Nyauchi, 118.2 ov)
53.5 to B Evans, This time, Roach has his man! Roach bangs it in short outside off and Evans edges it behind to Da Silva. He looked to drive, but could only manage a thin edge and the keeper gobbles it up. Zimbabwe are now six down. 147/6
26.1 to T Makoni, Strikes right away and that's a super catch at first slip! Gets that fuller and outside off. Makoni flashes at it hard looking for an expansive drive. But there is a little bit of nibble that forces an outside edge. The ball is flying to slip, who just about manages to hang on to it.. 63/1
48.3 to I Kaia, Huge appeal for lbw and given! That was on a length around off, tailing in slightly. Kaia looked to flick and missed as he was hit high on the front pad. That looked high, but remember, there is no DRS in this match so there's nothing doing for Zimbabwe. 128/4
50.6 to TE Tsiga, Joseph strikes again! On a length outside off, and Tsiga is rapped on the back leg as the ball goes past his inside edge. Umpire raises his finger immediately. That did look quite plumb. 132/5
31.5 to CJ Chibhabha, Edged, and taken! On a length outside off, he backed away and looked to punch it but just gets a thin edge that's gobbled up by Da Silva. 84/2
77.3 to WP Masakadza, Oh, that's a soft soft dismissal! What was the need for that with lunch so close! Full on and around off stump. Masakadza backs away a touch and looks to loft over covers. The ball grips a bit and he can only find Mayers at mid-off. Walks back dejectedly and that will be lunch as well.. 192/7
116.2 to B Mavuta, Holder finally gets the breakthrough for West Indies. Bangs it in on a length and the ball stays low as Mavuta swipes across the line and it clatters into the stumps. A fine, fine innings comes to an end, with the lack of bounce doing him in. 327/8
118.2 to VM Nyauchi, Skied, and taken! Victor Nyauchi's enterprising cameo comes to an end. It's a bouncer around off, he looked to swivel and pull but got a top edge. Da Silva moved to his left to settle underneath it and took a simple catch in the end. Zimbabwe lose their ninth wicket with the deficit at 106 runs. 341/9
41.4 to CR Ervine, Captain gets the captain! Cleans him up, through the gate. Fired in slightly quicker on a length on off and Ervine was stranded on the crease as he looked to defend but the ball sneaked in through the gap. Brathwaite's decision to bring himself on has proved to be a great one. 114/3
West Indies 2nd Innings 
lbw b Masakadza25771013032.46
b Evans1566800022.72
c & b Masakadza581061349054.71
c †Tsiga b Masakadza57841305167.85
c †Tsiga b Evans14142510100.00
not out 17131920130.76
not out 941020225.00
Extras(b 3, lb 1, nb 4)8
TOTAL60 Ov (RR: 3.38, 242 Mins)203/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Tagenarine Chanderpaul, 21.6 ov), 2-50 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 26.3 ov), 3-157 (Raymon Reifer, 52.2 ov), 4-174 (Jermaine Blackwood, 56.2 ov), 5-180 (Roston Chase, 57.6 ov)
26.3 to KC Brathwaite, Loud appeal and up goes the umpire's finger! Oh, did get some bat on that first though? Nope, don't think so. Fuller on middle and leg. Brathwaite, in that defensive mindset prods forward to block. His bat, though, gets stuck behind his pad. And he is pinned right in front of leg stump. Important wicket for Zimbabwe.. 50/2
52.2 to RA Reifer, Soft, soft dismissal and Masakadza gets his second! Tossed up just a touch outside off. Reifer shimmies down the track looking to loft it. But the ball stopped on him and Masakadza timed his jump decently to take a rather simple catch.. 157/3
56.2 to J Blackwood, Another one bites the dust! Short and wide, he goes back looking to whack it away. But that turned and also bounced a touch. Blackwood ends up cutting under the bounce and can only get a thick edge to the keeper. Blackwood walks back for 57!. 174/4
21.6 to T Chanderpaul, Cleans him up with that line on off! Just a bit of movement around off stump. Even though Chanderpaul had the line covered, he gets a thin inside-edge back onto his stumps. Evans is pumped up and why wouldn't he be. He's just claimed his maiden Test wicket. The middle stump is pegged back.. 32/1
57.6 to RL Chase, Has Evans got his second? He is confident, the umpire isn't and the third umpire has been called for. On-field soft signal is not out. Hmm! Very full outside off. Chase chases it, gets a thick outside edge, through to the keeper. The umpire might have been put off by the fact that Chase bat also hit the turf. But clearly, that was not a bump ball.. 180/5
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings (T: 272 runs)
c Brathwaite b Motie2446672052.17
c †Da Silva b Motie912112075.00
c Blackwood b Chase3160743051.66
c †Da Silva b Motie17172230100.00
c †Da Silva b Chase1863670028.57
not out 24831013028.91
lbw b Motie075000.00
not out 03631000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 3)11
TOTAL54 Ov (RR: 2.48, 214 Mins)134/6
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Tanunurwa Makoni, 3.4 ov), 2-61 (Innocent Kaia, 17.4 ov), 3-83 (Chamu Chibhabha, 22.1 ov), 4-83 (Craig Ervine, 23.2 ov), 5-119 (Gary Ballance, 42.2 ov), 6-120 (Brad Evans, 43.4 ov)
3.4 to T Makoni, And there's the first wicket! Tosses this up well outside off. He is lured into the drive but the ball continues to spin away, and a thin edge is snapped up by Da Silva with glee. He played that well away from the body, and the front foot was planted in front.. 14/1
17.4 to I Kaia, Chipped to short midwicket and Motie has a second! That was on the rough outside leg. Kaia looked to whip it leg side but miscues it straight to the fielder. This stand was looking good, but Motie has again given West Indies a breakthrough. 61/2
23.2 to CR Ervine, Gets his man this time! It spins sharply off that rough and Ervine looks to flick it fine, but gets only a feather on it and Da Silva does well to catch that. Two wickets in two overs and West Indies will have their tails up!. 83/4
43.4 to B Evans, This time it's given! Pitched up fuller and Evans was playing for the turn but it goes on straight and traps him in front. And now West Indies are four away!. 120/6
22.1 to CJ Chibhabha, And Chase strikes immediately! That was on a length outside off off, Chibhabha fends at it and gets a thick outside edge and Blackwood takes a sharp catch moving to his right. A fine knock from Chibhabha comes to an end. Is there a chance for West Indies to go for the win?. 83/3
42.2 to GS Ballance, Has Chase got the breakthrough? The umpire thinks so and Ballance has to go! Chase tossed it up on a length on middle and leg and Ballance looked to nudge it on the leg side. He only managed a thin edge and Da Silva was quick to move across down leg and take that. This match is still alive!. 119/5
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Sat, 04 Feb - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 112/0 (Kraigg Brathwaite 55*, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 55*, 51 ov)
Sun, 05 Feb - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 221/0 (Kraigg Brathwaite 116*, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 101*, 89 ov)
Mon, 06 Feb - day 3 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 114/3 (Innocent Kaia 59*, 41.4 ov)
Tue, 07 Feb - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 21/0 (Kraigg Brathwaite 11*, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 10*, 13 ov)
Wed, 08 Feb - day 5 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 134/6 (54 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 26.2 overs (158 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: West Indies - 53/2 in 31.0 overs (RA Reifer 9, J Blackwood 1)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 39.4 overs (242 balls), Extras 8
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 83 balls (RA Reifer 29, J Blackwood 15, Ex 6)
  • Lunch: West Indies - 131/2 in 48.0 overs (RA Reifer 45, J Blackwood 38)
  • RA Reifer: 50 off 96 balls (8 x 4)
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 50.1 overs (305 balls), Extras 8
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 146 balls (RA Reifer 47, J Blackwood 48, Ex 6)
  • J Blackwood: 50 off 67 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • West Indies: 200 runs in 59.4 overs (362 balls), Extras 8
  • Innings Break: West Indies - 203/5 in 60.0 overs (KR Mayers 17, J Da Silva 9)
  • Zimbabwe 2nd innings
  • Rain: Zimbabwe - 1/0 in 0.3 overs (I Kaia 0, T Makoni 0)
  • Tea: Zimbabwe - 1/0 in 0.3 overs (I Kaia 0, T Makoni 0)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 14.5 overs (89 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 61/2 in 17.4 overs (CJ Chibhabha 26)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 31.2 overs (188 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 104/4 in 34.0 overs (GS Ballance 10, TE Tsiga 11)
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TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2489
Match days4,5,6,7,8 February 2023 - day (5-day match)
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