RESULT
2nd Test, Bulawayo, October 29 - November 02, 2017, West Indies tour of Zimbabwe
326 & 301/7

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
80, 5/99 & 89
sikandar-raza
Player Of The Series
67 runs • 13 wkts
devendra-bishoo
Zimbabwe 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Hamilton Masakadza c †Dowrich b Bishoo14724036316261.25
Solomon Mire c †Dowrich b Roach412181033.33
Craig Ervine  b Gabriel0712000.00
Brendan Taylor  b Roach110150010.00
Peter Moor  b Chase521552083033.54
Sikandar Raza c KA Hope b Gabriel801471846154.42
Malcolm Waller  b Brathwaite014000.00
Regis Chakabva  b Bishoo1025220040.00
Graeme Cremer (c)run out (Holder)1144680025.00
Tendai Chisoro lbw b Roach915261060.00
Chris Mpofu not out 42510200.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 2)8
TOTAL109.1 Ov (RR: 2.98, 467 Mts)326
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Solomon Mire, 3.6 ov), 2-11 (Craig Ervine, 6.2 ov), 3-14 (Brendan Taylor, 9.1 ov), 4-156 (Peter Moor, 57.6 ov), 5-246 (Hamilton Masakadza, 82.2 ov), 6-248 (Malcolm Waller, 83.1 ov), 7-267 (Regis Chakabva, 90.6 ov), 8-310 (Sikandar Raza, 104.2 ov), 9-319 (Graeme Cremer, 108.2 ov), 10-326 (Tendai Chisoro, 109.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shannon Gabriel2246422.901028001
6.2 to CR Ervine, clean bowled! Superb stuff from West Indies' opening bowlers. This wicket was set up by Roach - Ervine is no anxious as this comes towards him. Angled in from a good length. No stride and gap between bat and pad. Unlike Roach, Gabriel doesn't take it away. Slants into him and cuts through his defence to send leg stump cartwheeling break middle stump in half. 11/2
104.2 to Sikandar Raza, edged again and this time it's taken! Full outside off and Raza prods forward to defend at it, but takes the outside edge. Pocketed easily by second slip. Raza's innings comes to a close. 310/8
Kemar Roach18.154432.42895001
3.6 to SF Mire, gets him! Caught behind. Roach's persistence has worked. Kept swinging it away from wide of the crease and finally found the movement away from the stumps. This was headed for off, went away just the perfect amount. The angle had already drawn a shot from Mire - but it was only hands. The front leg was nowhere. Healthy edge, taken low to the right by Dowrich. 4/1
9.1 to BRM Taylor, chops it on! More nerves from Zimbabwe! Only one batsman has looked assured today, but he's at the non-strikers end as Roach angles another one into a tight line outside off. It's a forward defence ball for Taylor if he isn't batting in the 10th over with two wickets down. But the stride is short, the intent to play is half-baked and the result is disastrous for Zimbabwe. Deflects it onto the stumps. 14/3
109.1 to TS Chisoro, slower ball on middle stump, deceives the batsman and hits him on the pad in front of middle. Loud appeal and out says the umpire. Chisoro quick to review. It was full-pitched, goes under the bat and hits him in front of leg stump. Would've gone on to break leg stump. Zimbabwe are all out for 326.. 326/10
Jermaine Blackwood41802.00201000
Jason Holder1624903.06726000
Devendra Bishoo2528223.281033200
82.2 to H Masakadza, Bishoo strikes! Masakadza's marathon innings ends with a top-edged sweep. Lots of flight outside off from Bishoo, Masakadza may have premeditated the sweep if he saw anything full. It was actually there for the big slog sweep, but like Williamson yesterday, the ball just spins away and takes the top edge. Dowrich runs towards short leg and takes a simple catch. A legspinner always puts more revolutions on the ball, which makes sweeping a dangerous option.. 246/5
90.6 to RW Chakabva, another one. Chakabva has stuck with the sweep, and he does not make contact again. Has struggled for any fluency right through the innings. It's quick and full on leg, Chakabva premeditated the sweep, got low but does not make contact. The ball finds a big gap between both his legs and hits the stumps. Poor shot selection. 267/7
Roston Chase1415013.57575100
57.6 to PJ Moor, bowled him. Completely misses the line, does Moor. It's been spinning sharply into his body so far, but not this one. Slightly quicker from Chase, maybe. It does turn, but not as much as before. Skids to tonk the top of off stump while he was playing the back foot defence on a middle stump line. 156/4
Kraigg Brathwaite1002312.30410000
83.1 to MN Waller, right through Waller. A golden duck. Superb bowling from Brathwaite, slow and wide outside off, lots of flight. The ball was pitched in an area that almost always invites the drive. And Waller bites, goes through with a loose drive, which creates a big gap between bat and pad. The ball finds that gap and knocks into middle and leg stump. A poor option first up. 248/6
West Indies 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite c Masakadza b Cremer321601702020.00
Kieran Powell c Ervine b Mpofu902303067039.13
Devendra Bishoo c & b Sikandar Raza2352571044.23
Kyle Hope lbw b Sikandar Raza11521006.66
Shai Hope  b Sikandar Raza401011375039.60
Roston Chase lbw b Sikandar Raza3245613171.11
Jermaine Blackwood c Cremer b Sikandar Raza51381038.46
Shane Dowrich lbw b Chisoro10323228610144.39
Jason Holder (c) b Chisoro1101982819255.55
Kemar Roach lbw b Chisoro01818000.00
Shannon Gabriel not out 5771071.42
Extras(b 3, lb 3, nb 1)7
TOTAL178.2 Ov (RR: 2.51)448
Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 46.5 ov), 2-131 (Devendra Bishoo, 63.4 ov), 3-135 (Kyle Hope, 69.1 ov), 4-163 (Kieran Powell, 82.3 ov), 5-219 (Roston Chase, 98.3 ov), 6-225 (Jermaine Blackwood, 100.6 ov), 7-230 (Shai Hope, 104.1 ov), 8-442 (Shane Dowrich, 172.6 ov), 9-443 (Jason Holder, 174.6 ov), 10-448 (Kemar Roach, 178.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chris Mpofu28105511.961417000
82.3 to KOA Powell, he unleashes the short ball after switching angles and makes the incision. The man at gully throws himself to his right and completes a belting catch! Great reflexes, Ervine. Throat-hunting lifter outside off from around the stumps, surprises Powell and catches him in an awkward tangle. He jumps off the ground and fends it in the air. Ervine snaps it up, diving full-length to his right from gully. Powell falls ten short of a hundred. Look at the celebration from Mpofu. He is pumped. That's also his first wicket in the series. What a way to break the duck. 163/4
Solomon Mire52501.00270001
Graeme Cremer52816113.0922212300
46.5 to KC Brathwaite, and Cremer strikes! Where in this world did that come from? Short delivery on off, Brathwaite plays back, forced back rather because of the flatter trajectory. Cremer pushes that full despite that flat trajectory, allowing the ball enough room to turn. It does, it takes the outside edge and carries low to slip, who takes a sharp catch. That's a sensational ball, did him in in the air, with the flight, or lack of it. 76/1
Sikandar Raza48129952.062319100
63.4 to D Bishoo, Soft, soft dismissal. Bishoo simply plops a return catch. Tossed-up offbreak, on middle, not much turn, but Bishoo stays leg side of the ball. He checks his drive and gently chips it back to Raza, who provides Zimbabwe with the first breakthrough of the morning. That's a lollypop catch. 131/2
69.1 to KA Hope, Raza strikes again, this time to trap Hope lbw. Fry raises his finger. Hope confers with Powell and asks for a review. This looks plumb, however. Fuller, quicker offbreak, shoots low as well. Hope plays back to it and misses it completely. WI lose Hope and a review. It was plumb. How plumb? Missing off and leg, and cannoning into the middle of middle. Poor review from WI. 135/3
98.3 to RL Chase, attempts a full-blooded reverse sweep past point but misses it completely as the ball spins back in just a bit more than he expects. The ball hits him on the roll of the pad, looks to be in line. The only question is if it may have missed the stumps. Relays suggest the impact was just in line and will stay as umpire's call. Ball tracking shows this may have just clipped leg. Lucky for Zimbabwe that it was given out on the field. They continue to chip away, this partnership was slowly beginning to turn the scales for West Indies. This is brewing quite nicely. 219/5
100.6 to J Blackwood, punches this straight to midwicket. The sharp turn has done the trick. Blackwood just checked his shot at the last moment, the ball stopped on him just a little bit. There was a puff of dust as it hit the surface. He should've looked to pull if he wanted to go leg side. Uncertainty has resulted in his downfall. Zimbabwe are fighting back or what. 225/6
104.1 to SD Hope, he's got five! Raza is pumped up out there. Tremendous piece of bowling. He changed his angle, coming around the wicket, and Hope played inside the full delivery, expecting more spin than there was. The ball zipped straight on, rattling the off stump. Raza immediately set off on a celebratory sprint through the covers, mobbed by his team-mates. He's been the catalyst for Zimbabwe's surge this afternoon.. 230/7
Tendai Chisoro41.2911332.7318411000
172.6 to SO Dowrich, full on middle and leg, and hits him on the pad. Misses the sweep this time and hits him in front of leg. Big appeal, and the umpire says out! Dowrich reviews. Chisoro has to wait for the third umpire before celebrating his maiden Test wicket. No bat for certain, pitched on leg and would've gone straight through to hit leg stump. Chisoro can finally celebrate the special moment. Dowrich has to go. The record stand finally broken. 442/8
174.6 to JO Holder, He's bowled around his legs! Back of a length outside leg and the attempted sweep gets another victim for Chisoro. Tried to paddle this past short third man but the ball goes under his bat, and breaks leg stump. Holder is disappointed as he leaves the ground. The change of angle worked and how!. 443/9
178.2 to KAJ Roach, full on off stump, and stays low this time! Back of a length on off stump, this is the straight one and plumb in front of middle. Umpire Dharmasena confirms Chisoro's appeal for lbw. Third duck in three innings for Roach. West Indies all out for 448.. 448/10
Hamilton Masakadza41902.25170000
Zimbabwe 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Hamilton Masakadza  b Roach514171035.71
Solomon Mire lbw b Roach01027000.00
Craig Ervine  b Bishoo2257943038.59
Brendan Taylor lbw b Gabriel1032461031.25
Peter Moor c SD Hope b Gabriel421642142025.60
Sikandar Raza  b Holder892033006143.84
Malcolm Waller c Blackwood b Bishoo1543591034.88
Regis Chakabva not out 711922245036.97
Graeme Cremer (c)not out 281501580018.66
Extras(b 10, lb 8, nb 1)19
TOTAL144 Ov (RR: 2.09)301/7
Did not bat: Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chisoro 
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Hamilton Masakadza, 3.3 ov), 2-8 (Solomon Mire, 5.3 ov), 3-23 (Brendan Taylor, 14.6 ov), 4-46 (Craig Ervine, 22.2 ov), 5-144 (Peter Moor, 68.5 ov), 6-172 (Malcolm Waller, 80.4 ov), 7-210 (Sikandar Raza, 95.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shannon Gabriel2173421.611062001
14.6 to BRM Taylor, he's been probing away and has now been rewarded with the wicket of the big fish. It's the in-dipper again. Coming back in from just a touch outside off, Taylor looks to defend from the crease but plays outside the line as the ball nips back in to beat the inside edge and trap him plumb in front of the stumps. Taylor knew he was a dead duck and so didn't even bother reviewing that. Zimbabwe in some trouble now.. 23/3
68.5 to PJ Moor, short outside off once again, Moor tries to poke at it, but this time gully has come next to second slip. Straight to Shai Hope, who is on his knees as he tries to complete the catch. The umpires check for the no ball (duh) but Gabriel is good this time. The perfect start for WI, and these two miss out on a 100-run partnership. 144/5
Kemar Roach22103721.681175000
3.3 to H Masakadza, flattens the off stump with an in-ducker. The first-innings centurion has paid the price for erring in judgment. He goes from wide of the crease and lands this length ball around the fifth stump, lands this on the seam and gets it to jag back in a long, long way. Masakadza attempts to leave but is shocked to hear the ball rattle into the stumps. Body blow for Zimbabwe early in their second innings.. 5/1
5.3 to SF Mire, oh, dear. I don't know what Mire was thinking. This is a length ball that angles back in from wide of the crease, Mire looks to pull off the frontfoot but the ball zipped past his stroke to hig him on the right thigh. Since this kept a touch low, it was pretty adjacent and would've crashed into the stumps. A pull shot against an express bowler to a not-so-short delivery with lunch just a few minutes away? Very poor. Zimbabwe end a shocker of a session with another blow in their bid to wipe out the deficit.. 8/2
Kraigg Brathwaite1724402.58732000
Jason Holder2274211.901114000
95.2 to Sikandar Raza, that's the end of that. A century eludes him and Holder lets out a roar. He's breached his defence with a stunning delivery. Length ball that jags back in from off stump, Raza plays forward but makes the mistake of picking the wrong line as the ball sneaks in to beat the inside edge and flatten the off stump. Holder goes off on a celebratory run. A wicket well-deserved. That's a dagger through Zimbabwe's hearts. Raza has to walk back shortly after becoming only the second player in Test history, after Kallis, to score successive 80s and a Test five-for in the same game.. 210/7
Devendra Bishoo3477422.171575100
22.2 to CR Ervine, crashes into middle stump! Flatter one this time, back of a length just outside off stump and turns into his body and goes between Ervine's bat and pad and the ball hits timber. Came onto the batsman very quickly and he was too slow to make the adjustment. Bishoo strikes second ball. 46/4
80.4 to MN Waller, and the field placement works! back of a length on middle and Waller tries to push at it away from his body, takes the outside edge and Blackwood at slip takes a simple one. 172/6
Roston Chase1733101.82781000
Jermaine Blackwood1042102.10420000
Kieran Powell11000.0060000
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MATCH DETAILS
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Zimbabwe
Sikandar Raza
Player Of The Series
West Indies
Devendra Bishoo
Series resultWest Indies won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2280
Hours of play (local time)10.00am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40pm, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days29,30,31 October, 1,2 November 2017 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Tendai Chisoro
Tendai Chisoro
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Australia
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Australia
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Zimbabwe
Jeremiah Matibiri
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sun, 29 Oct - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 169/4 (Hamilton Masakadza 101*, Sikandar Raza 9*, 61 ov)
Mon, 30 Oct - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 78/1 (Kieran Powell 43*, Devendra Bishoo 0*, 49 ov)
Tue, 31 Oct - day 3 - West Indies 1st innings 374/7 (Shane Dowrich 75*, Jason Holder 71*, 150 ov)
Wed, 01 Nov - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 140/4 (Peter Moor 39*, Sikandar Raza 58*, 67 ov)
Thu, 02 Nov - day 5 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 301/7 (144 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 69.3 overs (418 balls), Extras 7
  • Over 69.6: Review by West Indies (Bowling), Umpire - SD Fry, Batsman - Sikandar Raza (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 171/5 in 80.0 overs (Sikandar Raza 69, MN Waller 15)
  • Over 85.1: Review by Zimbabwe (Batting), Umpire - SD Fry, Batsman - Sikandar Raza (Upheld)
  • New ball taken at 92.2 overs
  • Lunch: Zimbabwe - 199/6 in 93.0 overs (Sikandar Raza 85, RW Chakabva 11)
  • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 94.1 overs (566 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 226/7 in 107.0 overs (RW Chakabva 26, AG Cremer 2)
  • Zimbabwe: 250 runs in 121.3 overs (730 balls), Extras 15
  • Tea: Zimbabwe - 259/7 in 127.0 overs (RW Chakabva 48, AG Cremer 13)
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 194 balls (RW Chakabva 35, AG Cremer 13, Ex 2)
  • RW Chakabva: 50 off 149 balls (4 x 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 300 runs in 141.6 overs (853 balls), Extras 19
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