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Windies vs Zimbabwe - Super Sixes Match 5

Series: WC Qualifiers, 2018
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date & Time: 19 March 2018

Windies 290/6 (49 Ovs) RR: 5.92 | Windies won by 4 wkts

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Chris Gayle c K Jarvis & b Muzarabanic K Jarvis & b Muzarabani171302
Evin Lewis c Raza & b Razac Raza & b Raza647571
Shai Hope c Raza & b Sean Williamsc Raza & b Sean Williams769751
Marlon Samuels c Brendan Taylor & b Muzarabanic Brendan Taylor & b Muzarabani868064
Shimron Hetmyer stumped Cremerstumped Cremer13701
Jason Holder c Raza & b Cremerc Raza & b Cremer6201
Rovman Powell Not OutNot Out151201
Ashley Nurse Not OutNot Out8810
Keemo Paul dnbdnb0000
Devendra Bishoo dnbdnb0000
Kemar Roach dnbdnb0000
Extras 5 (b 0, lb 1, w 4, nb 0)
Total 290 (6 Wkts, 49 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
38-1 (Chris Gayle,5.5), 110-2 (Evin Lewis,21.2), 245-3 (Marlon Samuels,43.5), 249-4 (Shai Hope,44.4), 263-5 (Jason Holder,45.2), 265-6 (Shimron Hetmyer,45.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Kyle Jarvis9 0 49 0 5.44
Sikandar Raza7 0 58 1 8.29
Blessing Muzarabani9 0 36 2 4.00
Graeme Cremer10 0 63 2 6.30
Tendai Chisoro7 0 38 0 5.43
Sean Williams7 0 45 1 6.43
Cephas Zhuwawo0 0 0 0 0
Solomon Mire0 0 0 0 0
Hamilton Masakadza0 0 0 0 0
Brendan Taylor0 0 0 0 0
Craig Ervine0 0 0 0 0

commentary

That sets up the WCQ pretty nicely. We have four more Super Six games to come and as many as 5 teams can still aspire to finish amongst the top-two - which will guarantee them a place in the 2019 WC. Actually, we might just end up with a couple of semi-final games as the tournament progresses. Lots of excitement coming up with Afghanistan taking on UAE in a must-win game for Rashid Khan's troops tomorrow. Do join us for all the action. For now, cheers and bye..

Graeme Cremer - 'We thought 290 was a good score, we were happy with our final score during the break. It was a tough call because spinners have been doing the job for us (reason for not bowling pacers in the middle overs), they batted really well, held the innings together (Hope and Samuels), they deserved the win. There will be some pressure on us in the next game, but we will look to embrace it. Would have been nice to win today, but they played well and there's no shame losing such games.'

Jason Holder - 'I am extremely happy, total team effort. I thought they batted well and had a foundation to launch. Credit should go our boys, we took all our chances, got back into the match and then batted pretty well. This is the second time we have won chasing, we have done well as a team. Brendan (Taylor) played well, but I felt we executed our skills well towards the death overs.'

Marlon Samuels, MoM: It was a special effort from the entire team. We know what was at stake and the belief was always there. We bowled badly in patches but it was a good wicket. Was a bit on the slower side. We knew we had to come big and glad to do so. Shai Hope is one of my favorite batsmen. He's growing as a player and one to look out for the future. I mean, I was going all the way but keeper Taylor took a good catch. I was expecting Shai Hope to bring it home, but nevertheless the team got us home and that's what's important for us.

A calm chase from the men from Caribbean (if you discount those 15-20 minutes of madness). Evin Lewis set the platform for the chase, Shai Hope played the anchor, Marlon Samuels was at his aggressive best and Rovman Powell applied the finishing touches. Zimbabwe were disciplined with the ball, but they rag tag on the field, making those small mistakes which eventaully came back to cost them. First loss for the hosts, but they still stay in the hunt for a place amongst the top two. As for West Indies, they are back on top of the table, having garnered six points.

48.6
1
Sean Williams to Ashley Nurse, 1 leg bye, West Indies win and they stay alive in this WCQ. Delight on the faces of both batsmen as they complete the single. Fired down the leg-side, Nurse was looking to sweep and missed, the ball lobbed off his pads towards short fine, Powell called him across for the winning run
48.5
1
Sean Williams to Rovman Powell, 1 run, scores are level, slower and well outside off, eased down towards long-off for a single
48.4
0
Sean Williams to Rovman Powell, no run, very full and on the stumps, driven back at the bowler
48.3
0
Sean Williams to Rovman Powell, no run, tossed up on the leg-stump line, flicked straight to the fielder at mid-wicket
48.3
1
Sean Williams to Rovman Powell, wide, pushed through quicker and down the leg-side, Powell slightly lose balance as he went for the flick and missed, Taylor was quick to whip the bails off, but Powell had gone nowhere

Appeal for a stumping, but Powell is well in and it's a wide as well

48.2
6
Sean Williams to Rovman Powell, SIX, Powell is chuffed to bits, he knows the match is in the bag now. This was tossed up invitingly around middle, Powell gets his left leg out of the way and clouts it miles into the stands at deep mid-wicket, the crowd has been silenced
48.1
2
Sean Williams to Rovman Powell, 2 runs, the pressure tells on Raza and he fumbles, flatter and on the stumps, pulled away to deep mid-wicket where Raza fumbles and allows Powell to get back on style

Sean Williams [6.0-0-35-1] is back into the attack

11 needed from 12 balls. Interesting call from Cremer and it's Williams with the ball

47.6
1
Muzarabani to Rovman Powell, 1 run, a direct hit and Powell was short by a long way. Is this the defining moment of the match? Cremer had time and the stumps, but he shies and misses, Powell drove it straight to mid-off and set-off for a risky single
47.5
1
Muzarabani to Nurse, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, Nurse taps it in front of the popping crease and calls his partner for a quick single
47.4
1
Muzarabani to Rovman Powell, 1 run, full and angling into the right-hander, Powell pushes forward and gets an inside edge onto the pads, the ball rolls away towards square leg and the batsmen get a single
47.3
0
Muzarabani to Rovman Powell, no run, dot ball from Muzarabani, back of a length and just outside off, punched towards cover
47.2
1
Muzarabani to Nurse, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off, Nurse runs it down towards third man for a single
47.1
1
Muzarabani to Rovman Powell, 1 run, short of a length and on Powell's pads, nudged away behind square on the on-side for a single

Blessing Muzarabani [8.0-0-31-2] is back into the attack

16 needed from 18 balls

46.6
0
Jarvis to Nurse, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Nurse gets an underedge on the dab, rolls away towards the keeper
46.5
1
Jarvis to Rovman Powell, 1 run, another slower ball from Jarvis, tucked away behind square on the on-side for a single
46.4
1
Jarvis to Nurse, 1 run, another slower ball from Jarvis, sensible batting from Nurse as he drops it in front of backward point for a single
46.3
1
Jarvis to Rovman Powell, 1 run, low full-toss outside off, driven down towards long-off for a single
46.2
1
Jarvis to Nurse, 1 run, banged in short and well outside off, Nurse mistimes the pull towards mid-on, calls for the second run, but there's just one run on offer
46.1
1
Jarvis to Rovman Powell, 1 run, the slower ball from Jarvis, full and well outside off, driven to long-off for a single

Kyle Jarvis [8.0-0-44-0] is back into the attack

21 needed from 24 balls. For Zimbabwe, they need 4 wickets, turning out to be yet another cliffhanger for the hosts. Jarvis is back into the attack..

45.6
0
Cremer to Nurse, no run, flighted just outside off, Nurse gets well forward and defends
45.5
4
Cremer to Nurse, FOUR, that should ease some pressure, tossed up on the leg-stump line, Nurse bends down low, rolls his wrists over and sweeps it behind square on the on-side for a boundary

Ashley Nurse, right handed bat, comes to the crease

45.4
0
Cremer to Hetmyer, out Stumped!! 'Ridiculous' says Ian Bishop on air, another batsman goes trying to play the glory shot and suddenly Zimbabwe are back in the hunt. This was tossed up nicely outside off, the loop made Hetmyer go for the big slog sweep, gets beaten by the drift, the momentum made his drag his foot out and it's a quicksilver stumping from Taylor. Is the tide turning Zimbabwe's way? Hetmyer st Brendan Taylor b Cremer 13(7) [6s-1]

Cremer to Hetmyer, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

Brendan Taylor is celebrating, he reckons he has his man, replays are in and Hetmyer is short of his ground. OUT is the call

45.3
2
Cremer to Hetmyer, 2 runs, was that a chance? Brendan Taylor has dropped a tough one, this was the wrong 'un from Cremer, Hetmyer went for a flamboyant drive, got a faint edge and the keeper can't hold on

Rovman Powell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

27 needed from 28 balls, the only way Zimbabwe can win is by taking 5 wickets

45.2
0
Cremer to Holder, out Caught by Raza at long-off!! Six and OUT! Zimbabwe are chipping away at the wickets, this was tossed up nicely around off, Holder backed away on another lofted hit, didn't get hold of it this time around and it's a straightforward catch to Raza at long-off, he doesn't drop those and all of a sudden - West Indies have lost five. Holder c Raza b Cremer 6(2) [6s-1]

Cremer to Holder, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

45.1
6
Cremer to Holder, SIX, clubbed, tossed up on the stumps, Holder backs away, allows his arms to do the rest and sends the ball deep into the stands at long-on

Graeme Cremer [9.0-0-51-0] is back into the attack

44.6
2
Sean Williams to Hetmyer, 2 runs, slower and wider of off, Hetmyer was looking to drive and slices it wide of cover for a brace
44.5
6
Sean Williams to Hetmyer, SIX, as clean as a whistle, that's Hetmyer's response to Zimbabwe, takes a step down the track, gets down low and swipes it high and over mid-wicket for a maximum

Jason Holder, right handed bat, comes to the crease

44.4
0
Sean Williams to Shai Hope, out Caught by Raza!! Is there a twist in the tale? That's a stunning catch from Raza - 'Can Zimbabwe dare to dream?' - says the commentator on air. The third umpire has been called for, but this looks like a clean catch, the soft signal is OUT and there's nothing that should convince the third umpire to overrule the original call, OUT is the call and the crowd cheer. Coming to the ball, it was pushed through flatter and quicker outside off, Hope went down on his kneels as he played the slog sweep, it went flat and towards deep mid-wicket, Raza came running in, the ball was dying on him, but he got his fingers underneath, made sure it didn't pop out when his elbows hit the ground. Shai Hope c Raza b Sean Williams 76(97) [4s-5 6s-1]

Sean Williams to Shai Hope, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

44.3
1
Sean Williams to Hetmyer, 1 run, pushed through quicker and on Hetmyer's pads, flicked over mid-wicket for a single

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