Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 3rd Match at Bulawayo, , Nov 19 2016 - Match Result

3rd Match, Bulawayo, November 19, 2016, Zimbabwe Tri-Nation Series
(50 ov, T:258) 257/8

Match tied

Player Of The Match
101 (120)
Match centre 
Comms: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe 257/10(50 overs)
West Indies 257/8(50 overs)
101 (120)
end of over 503 runs • 3 wickets
WI: 257/8CRR: 5.14 
Jason Holder4 (8b)
Donald Tiripano 6-0-26-2
Chris Mpofu 10-0-64-1

Little doubt that several hearts at Queens must have raced as fast as Zimbabwe's over-rate. At the end of it all, we have just the second tie of the year. There was a kind of symmetry to both innings. Like Zimbabwe, West Indies lost two early wickets. Both innings had a big third-wicket partnership, before a flurry of wickets pegged them back. In hindsight, that Carlos Brathwaite shot with three needed off five was probably the turning point. But one would assume that a big-hitter like him would back his strength. Unfortunately for West Indies, it didn't come off. Zimbabwe face Sri Lanka next and a win in that match will take them up to second. Hope to see you then. That's it from us on this thrilling Saturday evening. Cheers!

Tarun: "Do both teams get 2 points for this match ?" That's right.

Hope: The hundred does not mean much if you don't win. Credit must go to their bowlers. It was about winning the game, unfortunately, we could not do it.

Shai Hope is the Man of the Match for his century.

Jason Holder: Mixed emotions. We should have won the game, but that's cricket. It's important for the guys to learn from this game and make sure it does not happen in fututre. We had a few positives in the game. Shai batted outstandingly and the bowlers did a superb job.

Graeme Cremer: We made some mistakes in the second half, but the fight we showed there was incredible, full credit to the boys. We were a bit sloppy on the field, dropped a couple of catches, but hopefully, we can take the positives from this match into the next match. Craig and Raza batted superbly. We thought we fell 15-20 runs short, but credit to the boys for the fight they showed.

First up, umpire Russell Tiffin is being felicitated for his 150th ODI match. He is honoured by ZC.

What a heart-rattling match. We will have the presentations with you shortly.

Neel: "Do we have a super over now??" I'm afraid not.

Asjad: "Oh WestIndies Oh!!!"

Ahmad: "Donald trump and donald tiripano...what a month.."

Dan: "Woooooooww!!! What a match! Love it"

Ruchir: "Wow what a match this has been, people watching IndvEng and NZvPak, should follow this series as well"

Tiripano to Holder, OUT

unbelievable scenes at Queens. What a match! Zimbabwe are leaping in joy an why wouldn't they! This has been a remarkable fightback. But let's not forget to give credit to the bowler. What a superb delivery under pressure. Fires it very full and outside off, just around the line forcing the batsman to reach out. Holder can't make contact but Carter sets off for the run from the non-striker's end. The wicketkeeper has a shy at the stumps and Carter is caught short. An inch outside and it could have been a wide. A perfect last delivery and full marks to Tiripano

Jonathan Carter run out (†Moor) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 4m) SR: 100
Tiripano to Carter, 1 run

chance at deep square leg, did it carry to Chibhabha? It was a legcutter on a short of good length and Carter pulls it. It seems like it carried to the fielder who makes a brilliant effort s he dives forward. Unfortunately for Zimbabwe, he does not manage to grab it. But a superb effort as he did not allow the ball to go to the boundary. Those catches are always tricky and it is easy to miss the catch and let the ball escape from in between. Scores level now.

Two off two. Zimbabwe's players get together for a chat.

Tiripano to Holder, 1 leg bye

back of a length, outside off, looks to play across the line but it brushes the thigh and goes fine of short third man

Tiripano to Holder, OUT

oh, what terrible luck. Run out at the non-striker's end. It was a fuller ball and Holder makes good connection on the forward push and the ball goes on the bounce towards the bowler who tries to stop it with outstretched hands. But it goes off the finger and crashes into the stumps with Nurse out of the crease as he was backing away. What drama!

Ashley Nurse run out (Tiripano) 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0

Ashley Nurse is the new man in, but Holder on strike as the batsmen had crossed over.

Tiripano to Brathwaite, OUT

kind of a needless shot with three needed off five. It was a slower ball from Tiripano. Legcutter on a length and Brathwaite tries to swat it with a flat bat. It was a low percentage shot and he skews it to long-on, much to the delight of a large section of the crowd

Carlos Brathwaite c Williams b Tiripano 9 (5b 0x4 1x6 12m) SR: 180

Arvind : "Two specialist t20 player on crease..difficult for Zimbabwe "

Tiripano to Holder, 1 run

fuller ball outside off, drills it to sweeper cover. Singles will do it for West Indies

Donald Tiripano will bowl the last over. He hasn't bowled since the 10th over and has four to defend in the last over.

Nilesh: "Please tell me Heath Streak got an over left. I want Zim to win this......... oh is it a dream?"

end of over 4910 runs
WI: 254/5CRR: 5.18 RRR: 4.00
Carlos Brathwaite9 (4b 1x6)
Jason Holder3 (4b)
Chris Mpofu 10-0-64-1
Sean Williams 10-0-52-2
Mpofu to Brathwaite, SIX runs

oh, yes, they can. Too predictable from Mpofu. Started off with intelligent variations in pace but resorted to the slower ball tactic too often. It was another slow and short ball but this time Brathwaite wouldn't be foxed. Was waiting for it and lays into the pull shot as the ball soars over the deep midwicket fence. Deathly silence at the ground

Mpofu to Holder, 1 run

short of a length outside off, Holder swats it with a flat bat to long-off. 10 needed from 7 now. Can West Indies get a boundary to bring it down to run-a-ball in the last over?

Mpofu to Brathwaite, 1 run

short ball, it was another slower bouncer and Brathwaite can't get hold of the pull shot. Gets it off the top edge and on the bounce to deep midwicket

Mpofu to Holder, 1 run

short of a length, fetches it from outside off and swats it away to deep midwicket

Mpofu to Holder, no run

short and wide, looks to back away and cut but there wasn't too much pace on that delivery, just 125 kph. Doesn't bounce much as well and Holder does not make contact

Simba T: "Come on Zimbabwe this one is yours for the taking. please hang in there, this will be a confidence booster for monday's match"

Mpofu to Brathwaite, 1 run

short of a length ball, pulls it but there is a man at deep midwicket and it will just be one

DanielAlexander: "Cracking game after two boring matches, the tri-series has come alive. ODI cricket at it's absolute best "

end of over 4810 runs • 2 wickets
WI: 244/5CRR: 5.08 RRR: 7.00
Carlos Brathwaite1 (1b)
Jason Holder1 (1b)
Sean Williams 10-0-52-2
Chris Mpofu 9-0-54-1
Williams to Brathwaite, 1 run

tucked to midwicket

Williams to Holder, 1 run

ooh, almost. Looks for a flick and closes the face of his bat and ends up chipping it straight back just over the bowler who is unable to get to it. But that was mighty close

Williams to Powell, OUT

oh, bowled him, and more drama ensues. It was a nothing shot, really. He made room and looked to swipe across the line to the leg side but seemed like a lazy shot. Credit to the bowler though for attacking the stumps and bowling a near-yorker. Powell can't make bat meet ball which crashes into the atumps

Rovman Powell b Williams 17 (12b 1x4 1x6 15m) SR: 141.66
Williams to Powell, 2 runs

went for a pull shot to this short ball but gets the timing wrong and skews it uppishly straight down the pitch

Williams to Powell, SIX runs

flat ball outside off, comes forward and thumps it over long-off. That was a clean hit, powerfully struck

Williams to Brathwaite, OUT

and Brathwaite's stubborn resistance comes to an end. He comes down the track and looks to go over long-off. But the ball isn't quite full enough and he does not get to the pitch of it. Lofts it straight down after making room but doesn't get it off the middle and hits it straight down the throat of long-off who snaffles it without discomfort. Everybody at the ground rejoices. Could there be a late twist to this?

Kraigg Brathwaite c Ervine b Williams 78 (117b 2x4 0x6 174m) SR: 66.66
end of over 478 runs
WI: 234/3CRR: 4.97 RRR: 8.00
Rovman Powell9 (9b 1x4)
Kraigg Brathwaite78 (116b 2x4)
Chris Mpofu 9-0-54-1
Sean Williams 9-0-42-0
Mpofu to Powell, FOUR runs

well-directed short ball, Powell swings hard and gets the pull off the top edge past the leaping wicketkeeper to the fine leg fence. It was well over the keeper, so was never a chance. But a lucky boundary nonetheless

Mpofu to Brathwaite, 1 run

short of a length delivery, Brathwaite gets leg side of the ball and responds with a flat-batted whip straight past the bowler who gets down but can't stop it. The ball goes to long-off

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
SD Hope
101 runs (120)
4 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
20 runs
1 four2 sixes
CR Ervine
92 runs (100)
6 fours0 six
Productive shot
18 runs
0 four0 six
Best performances - bowlers
CR Brathwaite
DT Tiripano
Match details
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 3806
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 9.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days19 November 2016 - day (50-over match)
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PointsZimbabwe 2, West Indies 2
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