Motie finishes things off! Tossed up on a length outside off, spins away as Nyauchi comes down the track and it's a simple stumping for Da Silva. Motie finishes with 13 wickets in the match. Figures of 6-62 to go with his first-innings figures of 7-37
He lifts the series trophy, as his team-mates join him in the celebration. They are all smiles, and we wrap this tour up with this three-day win by West Indies. Abhimanyu's report will be up soon to help you catch up with proceedings, as the visitors now head to South Africa for two further Tests. Until then, it is goodnight and goodbye from Ranjith, Abhimanyu and me, Himanshu!
Vern: "Happy Motie Day Himanshu!" --- Rather, a Gud(akesh) Day
Kraigg Brathwaite, the winning captain: "Very proud of the team. Good to see an all-round performance. We had to get some runs as quick as we could... The pressure the pacers created was good to see. The bowlers did a fantastic job. Two more Test matches to go [against South Africa] in Africa."
Gudakesh Motie is the Player of the Match for his 13 for 99. He is also the Player of the Series: "Very happy about it... I think I worked hard enough. I had a lot of practice. I am very happy. Back in my country, the wicket is similar."
Craig Ervine speaks first: "Winning the toss, we needed to bat well on the first day... We didn't, and that put us on the back foot from the start. We had good preparations leading up to this. Gary Ballance is such an experienced players; he brought stability... Vicky was exceptional to get five wickets on that track. Brandon has been sitting out for a while, so good to see him."
Time for the presentations
Stephen Kissoon: "Is Motie's 13-99 the best figures ever by a WI Spinner in tests?" --- Yup, he has overtaken Sonny Ramadhin
Mark: ""So now the question is how long can Zimbabwe stretch this match?" By my count, it was 15 deliveries. The match has lasted only 6 sessions in total... and people were worrying that slow scoring by the West Indies yesterday might cost them the win!"
Saurabh M: "What a day to achieve that incredible 10 wicket feat of Alf Valentine on Valentine's day" --- How romantic...
Hello again, I'm here for whatever it's worth.
4.20pm That's that, West Indies win the series 1-0! Zimbabwe fought hard and fell four short of avoiding an innings defeat, but Gudakesh Motie was too good for them yet again. Himanshu will come back for the presentation ceremony now while I quickly wrap up the report!
Full on leg and Chivanga sweeps it fine through the gap. They get three runs, with the deficit now down to three!
Tanaka Chivanga is the last man in
And he strikes immediately! He has trapped Ervine in front! It's on a length outside off, he plays back but the ball stays low and hits him plumb in front. Ervine's resilience comes to an end. Motie has two five-fors!
Tossed up full outside off, Ervine leans forward and chips it over mid-off and he will settle for just the single, keeping strike
Full outside off, Nyauchi pushes it square for another single
Full on off, he turns it to backward square
Fired in full on leg, he nudges it square in the gap
On a length outside off, he goes back and works it through cover for a single
Victor Nyauchi now. There's a short midwicket as well for him
Chase strikes first ball! On a length outside off, Mavuta plays forward as it bounces more than he expected and it goes to Reifer at forward short leg, who takes a sharp catch. Chase has his first of the innings
Eight runs came off that last over, with Zimbabwe's deficit now down to 11 runs. Chase replaces Brathwaite, who had an over just before tea. Over the wicket to Mavuta
Full and too wide for Ervine to chase after that. He watches it go behind to the keeper
On a length on middle, this time Mavuta nudges it off his hips to deep backward square
Fired in on a length down leg and Mavuta swivels and uses the pace of the ball to get it over Holder at leg slip and fine of deep backward square
Dug in short on middle, he swivels and helps it on fine and they get two
Over the wicket to Mavuta
Full on off, he clips it to mid-on and takes off for the single
Dug in short on off, Ervine ducks
Okay then. Ervine is on strike. Joseph with the ball from around the wicket.
John P: "@APratim Well today is Motie's day even if it is Valentine's Day." A rose for you for that cheeky comment, John!
Welcome back guys, and thanks Himanshu. Ervine has done really well here and Mavuta has shown before in this series that he can hang around and score runs. So now the question is how long can Zimbabwe stretch this match?
Apratim: "Who was the last West Indian left arm spinner to take 10 wickets?" --- Alf Valentine, way back in 1962
3.44pm The tea break comes along, with West Indies three wickets away from a win. Zimbabwe are only another 19 behind from wiping the deficit, with Ervine their only hope, though Mavuta can hang around too. The hosts will hope they can fight here like they did in this Test from 2021, where an eight-wicket stand of 187 pushed Afghanistan. Anyway, Abhimanyu will be with you on the other side of the interval.
hits his front pad and appeals for leg before, but not given, as he missed his defence
loopy and full on off. Driven to mid-off
tucked to slip on the bounce. Full ball angled across towards off
Around the wicket to Mavuta too
turned to fine leg for a single
past the outside edge, as he defends this full ball outside off turning away
|Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo|
|Toss||Zimbabwe, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||West Indies won the 2-match series 1-0|
|Match number||Test no. 2491|
|Hours of play (local time)||11.30 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 17.30|
|Match days||12,13,14 February 2023 - day (5-day match)|