1st Test, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, 21 October 2017

Zimbabwe vs Windies

Zimbabwe 4th Inn:316/10 (90.4)

Kyle Jarvis 23 (41);
Roston Chase* 13.4-2-61-2; Devendra Bishoo 32-8-105-4;

Last bat: Chris Mpofu

Result: Windies won by 117 runs.

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Zimbabwe 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Hamilton Masakadza c Shai Hope & b K Brathwaite 57 93 10 0 61.29
Solomon Mire b Roach 47 77 7 0 61.04
Craig Ervine lbw Bishoo 18 36 3 0 50
Brendan Taylor runout (Dowrich) 73 151 8 0 48.34
Sean Williams st Dowrich & b Bishoo 6 14 1 0 42.86
Sikandar Raza c Roston Chase & b Bishoo 30 65 2 1 46.15
Malcolm Waller runout (Shai Hope) 11 13 2 0 84.62
Regis Chakabva(wk) c & b Roston Chase 1 6 0 0 16.67
Graeme Cremer(c) c & b Bishoo 9 25 0 0 36
Kyle Jarvis not out 23 41 3 0 56.1
Chris Mpofu c K Powell & b Roston Chase 33 25 4 1 132
             
Extras(b - 5, lb - 1, w - 0, nb - 2)8
Total(316 all out in 90.4 overs)316 (3.49 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/99 (Hamilton Masakadza, 27.2 ov.) 2/109 (Solomon Mire, 28.6 ov.) 3/141 (Craig Ervine, 41.6 ov.)
4/155 (Sean Williams, 47.3 ov.) 5/219 (Sikandar Raza, 67.2 ov.) 6/246 (Malcolm Waller, 73.2 ov.)
7/249 (Regis Chakabva, 74.5 ov.) 8/253 (Brendan Taylor, 76.5 ov.) 9/263 (Graeme Cremer, 81.2 ov.)
10/316 (Chris Mpofu, 90.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Kemar Roach 13 3 34 1 2.62  
Shannon Gabriel 10 2 50 0 5  
Jason Holder (c) 12 4 30 0 2.5  
Devendra Bishoo 32 8 105 4 3.28  
Roston Chase 13.4 2 61 2 4.46  
Kraigg Brathwaite 10 1 30 1 3  
               

Windies 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite lbw Raza 86 229 4 1 37.55
Kieran Powell b Cremer 17 34 1 1 50
Kyle Hope lbw K Jarvis 43 106 5 0 40.57
Shai Hope lbw K Jarvis 44 122 4 0 36.07
Roston Chase b Sean Williams 95 139 8 1 68.35
Jermaine Blackwood st Chakabva & b Sean Williams 3 5 0 0 60
Shane Dowrich(wk) c Masakadza & b Sean Williams 12 18 2 0 66.67
Jason Holder(c) c Mpofu & b Cremer 24 23 2 1 104.35
Devendra Bishoo c Sean Williams & b Cremer 44 71 4 1 61.97
Kemar Roach b Cremer 0 1 0 0 0
Shannon Gabriel not out 0 8 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 3, lb - 2, w - 0, nb - 0)5
Total(373 all out in 126 overs)373 (2.96 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/25 (Kieran Powell, 10.3 ov.) 2/107 (Kyle Hope, 44.4 ov.) 3/174 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 76.2 ov.)
4/211 (Shai Hope, 88.1 ov.) 5/224 (Jermaine Blackwood, 89.4 ov.) 6/244 (Shane Dowrich, 93.2 ov.)
7/277 (Jason Holder, 100.2 ov.) 8/369 (Devendra Bishoo, 122.3 ov.) 9/369 (Kemar Roach, 122.4 ov.)
10/373 (Roston Chase, 125.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Kyle Jarvis 24 1 66 2 2.75  
Chris Mpofu 10 3 30 0 3  
Sean Williams 35 8 91 3 2.6  
Graeme Cremer (c) 34 5 114 4 3.35  
Sikandar Raza 19 4 53 1 2.79  
Solomon Mire 2 0 5 0 2.5  
Malcolm Waller 2 0 9 0 4.5  
               

Zimbabwe 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Hamilton Masakadza c Dowrich & b Bishoo 42 78 4 1 53.85
Solomon Mire c K Brathwaite & b Roach 27 36 4 1 75
Craig Ervine lbw Bishoo 39 89 5 0 43.82
Brendan Taylor c Blackwood & b Bishoo 1 7 0 0 14.29
Sean Williams c Dowrich & b Roach 7 25 0 0 28
Sikandar Raza c Gabriel & b Bishoo 6 25 0 0 24
Malcolm Waller b Holder 11 27 0 0 40.74
Regis Chakabva(wk) c Roston Chase & b Bishoo 12 21 0 1 57.14
Graeme Cremer(c) b Holder 0 11 0 0 0
Kyle Jarvis not out 2 24 0 0 8.33
Chris Mpofu c Dowrich & b Gabriel 10 26 0 0 38.46
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 0, nb - 0)2
Total(159 all out in 61.3 overs)159 (2.59 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/44 (Solomon Mire, 11.5 ov.) 2/91 (Hamilton Masakadza, 26.1 ov.) 3/93 (Brendan Taylor, 28.3 ov.)
4/110 (Sean Williams, 35.2 ov.) 5/123 (Sikandar Raza, 42.4 ov.) 6/133 (Craig Ervine, 46.1 ov.)
7/139 (Malcolm Waller, 49.3 ov.) 8/147 (Regis Chakabva, 52.1 ov.) 9/147 (Graeme Cremer, 53.6 ov.)
10/159 (Chris Mpofu, 61.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Shannon Gabriel 11.3 4 24 1 2.09  
Jason Holder (c) 14 5 25 2 1.79  
Devendra Bishoo 24 4 79 5 3.29  
Roston Chase 1 0 6 0 6  
Kemar Roach 11 5 23 2 2.09  
               

Windies 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite c Chakabva & b K Jarvis 3 22 0 0 13.64
Kieran Powell c Craig Ervine & b Cremer 56 133 6 0 42.11
Kyle Hope c Chakabva & b Mire 16 23 3 0 69.57
Shai Hope not out 90 201 7 1 44.78
Roston Chase c Craig Ervine & b Raza 31 64 3 0 48.44
Jermaine Blackwood st Chakabva & b Cremer 1 15 0 0 6.67
Shane Dowrich(wk) c Masakadza & b Sean Williams 11 17 2 0 64.71
Jason Holder(c) lbw Sean Williams 8 13 2 0 61.54
Devendra Bishoo c Craig Ervine & b Sean Williams 0 5 0 0 0
Kemar Roach lbw Cremer 0 3 0 0 0
Shannon Gabriel c Craig Ervine & b Cremer 0 1 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 3, lb - 0, w - 0, nb - 0)3
Total(219 all out in 82.5 overs)219 (2.64 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/14 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 8.3 ov.) 2/35 (Kyle Hope, 15.3 ov.) 3/110 (Kieran Powell, 43.2 ov.)
4/174 (Roston Chase, 65.2 ov.) 5/179 (Jermaine Blackwood, 68.6 ov.) 6/202 (Shane Dowrich, 75.4 ov.)
7/212 (Jason Holder, 79.6 ov.) 8/218 (Devendra Bishoo, 81.6 ov.) 9/219 (Kemar Roach, 82.4 ov.)
10/219 (Shannon Gabriel, 82.5 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Kyle Jarvis 14 2 40 1 2.86  
Chris Mpofu 14 4 28 0 2  
Solomon Mire 7 0 22 1 3.14  
Graeme Cremer (c) 23.5 3 64 4 2.69  
Sikandar Raza 11 1 42 1 3.82  
Sean Williams 13 4 20 3 1.54  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
4

to Mire, FOUR, short delivery just outside off. Mire doesn't get hold of the pull. Yet manages to hit it over the infield and collect four

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, top shot! It was a short delivery that didn't get up as much as would have wanted. Masakadza was ready for it and he nails the pull between deep square leg and fine leg

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, just a hint of width on offer from . Masakadza opens the bat face and gets a thick outside edge that rolls between slip and a gully down to third man

4

to Mire, FOUR, clever shot from Mire. He opnes the bat face to this delivery outside off and runs it down to third man

4

to Mire, FOUR, Mire times it to perfection. It was in the air for a little moment, was flicked well wide of the man at mid-wicket. Mid-on gives chase, only to see it roll over the fence

4

to Mire, FOUR, more runs down to third man. Mire has enough width to play that shot. He reached out for the wide delivery outside off and dabs it to third man

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, full ball on off. Masakadza cracks the drive between the bowler and the man at mid-off

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, now bangs it short again. And this time Masakadza's pull is well timed and placed, beats the man behind square to his left

4

Bishoo to Mire, FOUR, fifty-partnership. Mire sweeps against the turn and puts a lot of bat on that. Sends it racing through square leg

4

Bishoo to Masakadza, FOUR, drops it short. Masakadza has enough time to rock back and pull. He does so and places it wide of the man at long-on

4

Bishoo to Masakadza, FOUR, short ball. Masakadza pulls off the back foot and clears the mid-wicket infield at mid-wicket. Easy pickings

4

Bishoo to Masakadza, FOUR, kneels down and does not hold a bit. Goes for the sweep and cracks it along the ground through mid-wicket

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, this time he doesn't miss out. A long half volley from , Masakadza strides forward and smashes the drive past the diving cover fielder. Struck it pretty hard as the ball raced away

4

Brathwaite to Masakadza, FOUR, Masakadza takes a leaf out of Mire's stroke book. Lunges forward and takes it on the full, reverse sweeps it fine and this time Blackwood doesn't even bother to chase. Some start this to the session

OT

to Masakadza, no run, poor from Dowrich. He was the one who asked Holder to go upstairs. It was not even hitting the stumps. Windies lose one review. Slanted in and Masakadza is late in getting his bat across, struck in front of leg-stump and knew it was a no-go LBW appeal

OT

Brathwaite to Masakadza, 1 run, fifty for Masakadza. His first in three years. Looks up at the sky and then raises his bat towards the dressing room. He needs to convert it into a big one. Tossed up delivery and Masakadza eases it down to long-on

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, anything in his arc, Masakadza is not holding back. Full and wide outside off, he went down on one knee and almost sliced the drive backward of point, got enough wood to pocket another boundary

W

Brathwaite to Masakadza, out Caught by Shai Hope!! That's the wicket Windies were looking for. The partnership is broken one short of the 100-run mark. A fine innings from Masakadza comes to an end, he is disappointed with himself and almost drags himself off the field. The slow off-break which grips and turns in, Masakadza prods and goes with hard hands, the inside edge deflects off the front pad to short leg. Shai Hope clings on to the dolly. Masakadza c Shai Hope b Brathwaite 57(93) [4s-10]

4

to Mire, FOUR, edged and four. A first slip would have gobbled that up. Short of length and the ball rears up, Mire is late in bringing his bat down, big nick and the ball flies through vacant first slip. looks at the surface bemused

4

to Mire, FOUR, he does favour the third man region. Not the first time he's deliberately played it there. Rides the bounce on the back of a length delivery and then opens the bat face to run it down to the fence

W

to Mire, out Bowled!! One brings two. That's what happened in the first innings and the same now. enjoyed that wicket, fist pumped and gave Mire a long stare as he walked back. Windies are back in it. The big inswinging yorker, might have been reverse, right in the blockhole, Mire falls over as he attempts to squeeze it out, the ball rolls back to kiss the off-stump. No maiden fifty for Mire, he falls three short. In fact, the ball took a deflection off the back pad as well. Mire b 47(77) [4s-7]

4

Brathwaite to Craig Ervine, FOUR, overpitches the flighted delivery and is punished. Ervine caresses the drive through extra cover and picks up his first boundary. He didn't try to overhit it, just relied on timing the ball

4

Brathwaite to Craig Ervine, FOUR, dangerous, but effective. The length allowed him to play that shot, very full and just outside off, Ervine plants his front foot across and swipes it past the mid-on fielder

4

Bishoo to Craig Ervine, FOUR, full toss outside off. Craig Ervine picks the gap on the off-side and helps himself with a boundary through covers

4

to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, short delivery at the right height. Brendan Taylor sways away and upper cuts it over the keeper. Very well done by Brendan Taylor

W

Bishoo to Craig Ervine, out Lbw!! Craig Ervine has been given out LBW! He consults his partner and goes for the review. Only inside edge can save him. Has he got some bat on it? Don't think there is one HawkEye too confirms it is crashing into middle and leg. Coming to the ball - Craig Ervine went deep in his crease to play the quicker delivery on the back foot. He fails to get bat on ball and he was a sitting duck once he missed. Kumar Dharmasena gives it a thought and rules it against him. Zimbabwe lose a review. Craig Ervine lbw b Bishoo 18(36) [4s-3]

4

Bishoo to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, short delivery outside off, Brendan Taylor jumps on the back foot and cuts it to sweeper cover. The fielder gives chase and tries to pull in, but fails to get his boot away from the ropes

4

to Sean Williams, FOUR, width on offer outside off. Sean Williams throws the bat at it and doesn't bother to keep the ball down. Hits it well over the fielder at point and collects four

W

Bishoo to Sean Williams, out Stumped!! Brilliant cricket from the Windies duo of Bishoo and Dowrich. Unnecessary from Williams. First ball from Bishoo and he decides to give him the charge, the leggie slows it up and drags the length back, the ball goes on straight with the arm, Williams misses the forward push and the ball lobs off the front pad to Dowrich, who removes the bails off in a flash. Dowrich was slightly blinded by the batsman, but kept his composure to effect the stumping. Looks like there was an inside edge onto the pad. The mode of dismissal might be changed. Sean Williams st Dowrich b Bishoo 6(14) [4s-1]

4

to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, lovely shot! went wide of the crease and landed it on a half volley, Taylor has a big stride forward as he creams the drive through extra cover. The placement was perfect from him

6

Bishoo to Raza, SIX, where did that come from? He is known for playing his shots and got out playing a similar one in the first innings. This time, he gets right underneath the flighted delivery and smashes it over wide long-on

4

Bishoo to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, "catch it" were the calls from someone of the Windies players. But Taylor had placed it to perfection. Bit more air from Bishoo and overcooks it, Taylor drills the drive left of Bishoo and beats mid-off as well

4

to Raza, FOUR, edged and four! is on his knees. Almost deceived the batsman with a slower delivery, Raza went for the drive with the bat away from the body, the outside edge bisects first slip and gully to perfection

4

to Brendan Taylor, no ball, FOUR, once more steps over searching for extra pace. Cheeky little shot from Taylor. Saw the short ball rise till the last second and then ramped it over the keeper for a boundary

4

Bishoo to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, fifty for Taylor. A welcome return to the country for the former Zimbabwe skipper. Raises his bat and acknowledges the applause. Raza shakes his hand. Bishoo overcooks the flighted delivery and sends it as a full toss outside leg, Taylor kneels down and sweeps it past long leg

4

Bishoo to Raza, FOUR, this line of attack is not working for Bishoo. Gifts another full toss and Raza like Taylor makes no mistake in putting it away, sinks to one knee and brooms it away to the left of long leg

W

Bishoo to Raza, out Caught by Roston Chase!! Raza will be disappointed with the way he has got out. It was a poor delivery. It was short and wide outside off asking to be hit. Guess what Raza does? He gives himself room and tries to cut it too hard only to find cover fielder. Chase catches it at a comfortable height. Raza c Roston Chase b Bishoo 30(65) [4s-2 6s-1]

4

Bishoo to Waller, FOUR, short and wide outside off. Waller rocks on the back foot and cuts it through the covers to get of the mark with a boundary

4

Chase to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, perfectly executed by Brendan Taylor. He sinks low on one knee and reverse sweeps it fine to get it down to the third man fence

4

Bishoo to Waller, FOUR, space on offer outside off. Waller goes back and cuts past the man at point

4

Chase to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, gets across and drags the sweep over the man at short fine leg. Got it off the top edge

W

Bishoo to Brendan Taylor, out Waller Run Out!! This is poor cricket from Zimbabwe. There was never a run there and to make things worse, Brendan Taylor hesitated after calling for it. That killed Waller's momentum and he found himself well short on a direct hit at the striker's end. Brendan Taylor nudged it in front of mid-wicket and called for a single that was needless. Waller run out (Shai Hope) 11(13) [4s-2]

W

Chase to Chakabva, out Caught&Bowled!! That's another one. Chakabva drives in the air and back to the bowler, who dives to his left and grabs it with both hands. Brendan Taylor is left stranded at the other end. What will be his approach now? Chakabva c and b Chase 1(6)

W

Chase to Brendan Taylor, out Brendan Taylor Run Out!! 1 run completed. That's a suicidal second run from Brendan Taylor and he is gone. Earlier he was involved in Waller's run-out and now he is out himself. Tucked off the back foot towards backward square leg. Brathwaite attacked the ball and got there in time. There was never the second run. But Brendan Taylor took his chance and called for it. That the throw was on top of the stumps did not help his cause. Dived in the end but that could not save him. Windies just two wickets away now. Brendan Taylor run out (Kraigg Brathwaite/Dowrich) 73(151) [4s-8]

W

Bishoo to Cremer, out Caught&Bowled!! Ninth one goes down. Cremer wants to flick against the turn and gets a thick leading edge to the bowler. Easiest of catches for him. Cremer c and b Bishoo 9(25)

4

Bishoo to Jarvis, FOUR, Jarvis takes Bishoo on. Cuts uppishly between cover and cover-point for a boundary

OT

to Mpofu, no run, it was a full ball outside off. Mpofu wanted to squeeze it, thudded the bat into the ground. But the ball had not touched the bat at all

4

Bishoo to Mpofu, FOUR, heaves it. And does well with the timing, sends over the man at mid-wicket. Long-on cannot get around in time

4

Bishoo to Jarvis, FOUR, tossed up ball. Jarvis slogs it across the line, almost clears the long-off fence. Just bounces inside the ropes

4

Bishoo to Jarvis, FOUR, allows the ball to turn and flogs it over the bowler's head

6

Chase to Mpofu, SIX, he is frustrating the Windies here. Clears the front leg and slogs it over the deep mid-wicket fence

4

Chase to Mpofu, FOUR, tossed up ball outside off. Mpofu slices the heave through cover. A couple of bounces and over the ropes at sweeper cover

4

Chase to Mpofu, FOUR, dares to flight again. Mpofu crunches it down the ground. Mid-off is left redundant

D

Chase to Mpofu, 1 run, dropped at mid-wicket by Holder. Mpofu slogged across the line, and because he had hit it too hard, it popped out of the fielder's hands

4

Chase to Mpofu, FOUR, Mpofu clears the front leg and launches it over the bowler's head. Brings the fifty-partnership

W

Chase to Mpofu, out Caught by K Powell!! Finally Chase gets rid of Mpofu. Flighted on the stumps and Mpofu cleared the left leg and cracked it over the bowler's head. Long-on had to jump a bit to grab it from above his head. Windies win by 117 runs. Mpofu c K Powell b Chase 33(25) [4s-4 6s-1]

6

to K Powell, SIX, where did that come from? That is a shot and a half from Kieran Powell. Presents the full face of the bat and hits it through the line over extra cover. Came of the meat and sailed well over the fence for a maximum

4

to K Powell, FOUR, leg-break on the stumps. Kieran Powell whips it wide of the man in the deep. Timed it so well to race away across the turf

W

to K Powell, out Bowled!! Dream delivery for any bowler! See the off-stump go for a toss. This was a slider that went through through. Kieran Powell looked to defend and played for the turn. The ball sneaks past the outside edge to knock him off. Zimbabwe needed this breakthrough. K Powell b 17(34) [4s-1 6s-1]

D

to Kyle Hope, no run, tough chance goes down. That came right of the meat and was travelling. FSL got his body behind the ball, but could hold onto the catch. It was a full delivery on the stumps. Kyle Hope flicked uppishly

6

to Kraigg Brathwaite, SIX, Graeme sees Kraigg Brathwaite come down the track and tosses it up well outside off. Brathwaite reaches out for the ball and lifts it high and over long-on. Strikes it cleanly

4

to Kyle Hope, FOUR, good use of the feet by Kyle Hope. Come down the track in a jiffy and wrists it wide of mid-wicket to get off the mark with a boundary

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, low full toss outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite drags it of the inside half of the blade to vacant deep mid-wicket region. Collects four with that

OT

Williams to Kyle Hope, no run, Zimbabwe think of a review for LBW! Yes they go for it. Has that pitched in line? Looks like it has. There is no bat involved shows UltraEdge. Pitching in line, impact in line but wickets umpires call. So the on-field call stays. Zimbabwe don't lose a review either. Coming to the ball - Kyle Hope went low on the sweep and missed to wear it on the pads

4

Williams to Kyle Hope, FOUR, this time Kyle Hope won't miss out on the sweep. Connects well and hits it behind the square on the on-side. A risky shot though with the ball turning away

4

to Kyle Hope, FOUR, lovely shot, that should give Hope some confidence, comes down the track, doesn't get too close to the ball and then shovels it over mid-wicket, a much needed boundary for the number three batsman

4

to Kyle Hope, FOUR, poor ball from , a real long-hop, dragged it short and just outside off, Hope is all over it as he swivels across and pulls it over mid-wicket. This is now his highest Test score

4

Williams to Kyle Hope, FOUR, a rank long hop from Williams. Kyle Hope quickly rocks on the back foot and pulls it to vacant deep mid-wicket region

W

to Kyle Hope, out Lbw!! A fighting innings from Kyle Hope comes to end. He has a word with his patner about the review and they both decide against it. This kept real low. Kyle Hope was expecting it to bounce higher and he was hopping across his stumps. A hint of reverse swing from to beat the bat on the inside edge and thuds Kyle Hope on the front pad. The umpire had no doubt in his mind and rules him out straightaway. That would have crashed leg-stump. Kyle Hope lbw b 43(106) [4s-5]

OT

Williams to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, flicked to deep mid-wicket and gets to his fifty. His 14th in Tests. Raises his bat to his teammates and soaks in the applause

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, pressure straightaway on the Zimbabwe skipper. Fraction short and Hope was quickly onto that, used the depth of the crease well to maneuver back and thumps the pull over mid-wicket. knows he erred there and let out a grunt, Hope also was disappointed that he didn't put it away for six

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, fabulous shot! errs in length and digs it short outside off, Hope moves back and across quickly, plays the cut late to place it behind point, no point running for that as it came off the meat

D

to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, dropped at first slip! Beautifully bowled by . Draws Kraigg Brathwaite forward to push at the leg-break and gets a thick outside edge that lobs to the right of Hamilton Masakadza, who dives and gets both hands to it but fails to hold on to the catch

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, it looked like a mistimed shot, but the ball kept racing away to the fence. Flighted around off, Brathwaite's bottom hand takes over the on-drive and he almost sort of jams it past , Jarvis from mid-on could only escort the ball to the fence

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, poor delivery to end the over. A real drag down by , Hope went back in the crease and pulled it square. There was a man in the deep but he was too straight and had no chance

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, drops it short, but errs in line. Drifting down leg and Brathwaite deflects it fine after a hop. The long leg fielder runs across and puts in a desperate dive, in vain

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, first run after 23 balls! Thanks to a gross delivery. Short and down leg asking to be punished. Brathwaite jumps back and swishes it away past backward square leg

W

to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Lbw!! Kraigg Brathwaite is given out lbw and he walks away without even having a chat with his partner. He knew he was a goner as soon as he failed to make contact. A tossed up delivery from round the wicket outside off. The ball pitched outside off and turned in sharply to beat the inside edge. Brathwaite is struck on the back leg in front of off. That must be crashing into off and middle. The partnership is broken. Kraigg Brathwaite lbw b 86(229) [4s-4 6s-1]

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, too straight from . All Shai Hope had to do was to get some bat on it. He gets enough of it to run it down to fine leg with a flick

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, beautifully driven! dishes in a half-volley outside off. Roston Chase leans onto the front foot and creams it through the covers

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, too short from . Roston Chase gets inisde the line of the ball and pulls it fine into the fine leg fence

W

to Shai Hope, out Lbw!! Given out on field. Shai Hope has a chat with his partner and decides to review for an LBW shout! has got his foot inside the popping crease. No inside edge either. HawkEye shows three reds and the decision stays. Shai Hope will have a walk back and Windies lose a review. Coming to the ball - It was a nip-backer from off-stump. Shai Hope was sitting inside the crease to play that off the back-foot and misses. Paul Reiffel got it spot on. Is this the opening Zimbabwe were looking for? Shai Hope lbw b 44(122) [4s-4]

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, poor delivery from . It was short and wide outside off. Roston Chase gets on top of the bounce and cuts it past the diving point fielder. No chance of stopping that once it beat the infield

4

Williams to Roston Chase, FOUR, darted down the leg. Roston Chase plants his foot inside the line of the ball and sweeps it fine. No chance of the man in the deep

W

Williams to Blackwood, out Stumped!! Stumping chance has been referred to the third umpire. It is a legal delivery. Looks like Blackwood hasn't got his foot back in when the bails were off. OUT flashes on the gaint screen and he will have to walk back. It was beautifully bowled by Williams. He tosses it up and gets it to turn away past the outside edge. Blackwood had dragged his back foot out of the crease and he forgot to bring it back in. Exactly how he got out in the previous innings. Blackwood st Chakabva b Williams 3(5)

4

Williams to Dowrich, FOUR, Dowrich gets off the mark with a boundary. Shortish length delivery on the stumps, Dowrich whips it past mid-wicket

6

to Roston Chase, SIX, Windies are going after the bowling now. Roston Chase clears his front foot and smokes it over long-off. Sails all the way into the stands

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, loopy leg-break outside off. Dowrich leans onto the front foot and creams it through the cover. Got everything right on that count. The lead is now 301 for the Windies

W

Williams to Dowrich, out Caught by Masakadza!! Williams deserves this wicket. Gets out identically to how he got out in his first innings. This turns enough to take the outside edge. Dowrich fends forward with hard hands and the edge carries just about to the slip. Masakadza got his fingers under the ball to take the catch. Dowrich c Masakadza b Williams 12(18) [4s-2]

6

Williams to Holder, SIX, well, well, well! That makes somethings clear. Holder is not going to hang around and Windies are looking for quick runs. First delivery and Holder lofts the flighted delivery over long-on. Not completely off the middle, but the strong man had enough muscle behind that to carry the distance

4

Williams to Holder, FOUR, another mishit that has raced away to the fence. Quicker and outside off, Holder strides forward and throws his hands on the drive, slices it square on the off-side and no chance for the chasing fielder to haul it in

4

to Holder, FOUR, not sure if Holder picked the googly, but he sure went with the turn. Flighted on off, Holder clears his front leg and slams it with spin to wide long-on, one bounce four

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to Holder, out Caught by Mpofu!! It only a matter of time. Holder was not holding back and with the ball turning, a miscue was round the corner. flights it around off, Holder takes the invitation and goes for the loft, the ball spins and takes the outer half of the blade, balloons towards backward point where Mpofu completes the formalities. Holder c Mpofu b 24(23) [4s-2 6s-1]

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to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, miscued pull and it just clears the deepish mid-wicket fielder. drops it short and Bishoo is early into the pull, skies it towards mid-wicket and breathes a sigh of relief seeing it go over the fielder

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to Roston Chase, 1 run, fifty for Chase. Raises his bat and shakes hands with Bishoo. Needs to take Windies to a substantial total. Flatter delivery around off, Chase hangs back and punches it to long-off

4

to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, flighted on off, Bishoo kneels down and nails the slog sweep to the cow corner fence. Got it right off the screws and didn't even bother to run

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, wide half volley outside off, Chase is almost on his knee to smack the drive through extra cover. No one in the deep to stop that

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to Devendra Bishoo, SIX, that's a stunning hit from Bishoo! Gets low and slog-sweeps a leg-break over the cow corner region. He played with the spin there

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, that's a good shot! Lots of width offered outside off, Chase clears his front leg and flays it away through the cover region. There was a man in the deep. He didn't bother to chase it down as it would be to no avail

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, so, Chase has decided to go after the pacer. Goes aerial and makes good contact. Good length delivery angling in on middle and leg, Chase elevates it over mid-wicket and the ball reaches the fence in a hurry

4

Williams to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, lovely shot! Williams tosses it up and bowls it too full. Bishoo waits for it, bends his back knee and tonks it over the bowler's head. A high back-lift as well. One bounce and over the ropes

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to Roston Chase, FOUR, Chase moves into the 90s with a boundary. Off-pace delivery outside off, Chase fetches it from there and hoicks it over mid-wicket. The ball slowly dribbles and touches the boundary rope

4

to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, what a shot! Bishoo isn't afraid to play his shots. Gets down on one knee and nails the slog sweep. One bounce and into the deep mid-wicket fence

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to Devendra Bishoo, out Caught by Sean Williams!! He tries to repeat the shot and holes out to deep mid-wicket. He timed it well, but found the man in the deep to perfection. Bishoo misses his maiden fifty by half a dozen runs. It was a flat leg-break on the stumps, Bishoo got down on one leg and middled the slog sweep. Didn't get the required elevation and Williams reverse-cups it at deep mid-wicket. And with that, it's stumps on day three. Devendra Bishoo c Sean Williams b 44(71) [4s-4 6s-1]

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to Roach, out Bowled!! Wicket off the first ball. Just what Zimbabwe would have wanted. Roach had no clue what was coming. He gets forward to defend to a leg-break. slipped in a googly that beats the inside edge and uproots the middle stump. is on a hat-trick for the second time in this match. Roach b 0(1)

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to Gabriel, no run, review for LBW! That looked like it pitched well outside leg and Zimbabwe have wasted a review. Gabriel looks to push it into the on-side and misses. The ball pings him on the pad and rolls to the off-side

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Williams to Roston Chase, out Bowled!! Roston Chase falls five short of a well deserved century. He had to go for it as Gabriel would have struggled at the other end to survive. This was a quicker and flatter on leg-stump. Roston Chase clears his front foot and swings across the line only to see his leg-stump knocked off. Roston Chase b Williams 95(139) [4s-8 6s-1]

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to Mire, FOUR, that's a cheeky way to get off the mark. Opens the bat-face at the last moment and gets it past the man at third slip

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to Mire, FOUR, this is completely opposite of what we just saw. Short ball and he latches on to it, pulls off the front foot and through mid-wicket sends it racing to the fence

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Chase to Mire, SIX, this man has his own ideas. Steps down and goes with the turn and sends it over the cow corner. This, in the last over of the day

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to Masakadza, FOUR, another short delivery from . Wasn't high enough to trouble Masakadza. He pulls off the front foot to the right of mid-wicket and collects four

4

to Mire, FOUR, another thick outside, but this time it finds the fence. Raced away between gully and backward point

4

to Mire, FOUR, calculative from Mire. He sees the width and opens the bat face to hit that wide of backward point. Once it beats the fielder, there was no chance of stopping that

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, short delivery sits up nicely to be hit. Masakadza makes the most of it. Rocks on the back foot and pulls it wide of mid-wicket. No chance of stopping those

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, top shot! It was a half-volley alright. Masakadza gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it through covers. Wasn't far from the man at cover, but it was hit so hard that he couldn't move an inch

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to Mire, out Caught by Kraigg Brathwaite!! What have you done Mire. It was going so well for Zimbabwe and he decides to do this. It was a slower delivery on the stumps. Mire has a ugly looking hoick to a man that was placed deep on the on-side. Kraigg Brathwaite moves to his left, kept his eyes on the ball and takes a good catch. wears a smile on his face. Mire c Kraigg Brathwaite b 27(36) [4s-4 6s-1]

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to Masakadza, FOUR, wasn't a half-volley, but Masakadza got the width to free his arms. He went had on the drive and smokes it through the covers. Raced away in no time

6

Bishoo to Masakadza, SIX, Masakadza welcomes Bishoo with a huge hit over long-on. It was a well tossed up delivery on the stumps. Masakadza clears his front foot and gives it a free swing of his arms. Came right of the screws

4

Bishoo to Craig Ervine, FOUR, lovely shot, Ervine shimmied down the track, got too close to the ball, but went through with the lofted on-drive, played with the turn and cleared mid-wicket

4

Bishoo to Craig Ervine, FOUR, top-edge and four, Ervine wasn't in control over the sweep, but got enough bat to clear Chase at short fine. He was done it by the extra bounce as he swept

4

Bishoo to Craig Ervine, FOUR, cracking shot, Ervine doesn't want Bishoo to settle, gets a big stride forward, gets close to the ball, plays with the turn and shovels it over mid-wicket, no need to run for those

4

Bishoo to Craig Ervine, FOUR, now the reverse sweep, back-to-back boundaries from Ervine, gets down low, rolls his wrists and sweeps it backward of square on the off-side, the pressure is back on Bishoo now

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Bishoo to Masakadza, out Caught by Dowrich!! Bishoo has struck, the perfect leg-break, pitched just outside off, drew Masakadza forward into the defensive push, the ball ripped just enough to catch the outside edge and Dowrich does the rest. That's a big wicket for West Indies, Masakadza was looking really threatening out there. He's gutted as he stays in his crease for a while, head down and then turns back towards the pavilion. Masakadza c Dowrich b Bishoo 42(78) [4s-4 6s-1]

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Bishoo to Brendan Taylor, out Caught by Blackwood!! Cracking catch from Blackwood at first slip, but that's a poor shot from Taylor under the circumstances. This was tossed up just outside off, Taylor had made up his mind to play the reverse sweep. Pre-empted the shot, got into a poor position as he did so, gets a top-edge - to the right of first slip. The ball was travelling, but Blackwood does exceptionally well to move across and dive, went with both hands and holds on. Brendan Taylor c Blackwood b Bishoo 1(7)

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Bishoo to Craig Ervine, no run, Bishoo asks Dowrich if that was close for them to go for the review. Yes they do go for it. Front foot is well inside the popping crease. Not sure if there was an inside edge on that. Closer looks shows it is clearly missing the bat and hits him in on the front pad. HawkEye shows wickets will be umpires call which means Windies don't lose a review with the new rule. Coming to the ball - Craig Ervine looked to defend the leg-break. The ball turns in and pings him in front of off-stump. Height was the only issue and it proved to be

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to Sean Williams, out Caught by Dowrich!! Sean Williams is livid with himself for chasing a wide delivery outside off. kept bowling it full and wide. Might be the plan they discussed for Sean Williams during the lunch break. Williams goes for the drive away from the body and gets a thick outside edge that flies to the left of diving keeper. Dowrich takes a good low catch. is delighted with the breakthrough and so are his teammates. Sean Williams c Dowrich b 7(25)

4

Bishoo to Craig Ervine, FOUR, Bishoo isn't a happy man. He got the man at short fine leg just before the start of this over for this shot. Craig Ervine goes on his knee and sweeps it to the left of diving Holder at short fine, who fails to get a hand on the ball. The man in the deep to had no chance of stopping that

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Bishoo to Raza, out Caught by Gabriel!! Raza falls for the pressure. He was kept quiet for long and ends up throwing his wicket to a poor shot selection. It was a flighted delivery well outside off. Raza decided to go over the top. Went against the spin and gets it of the cue end that skied to long-off. Gabriel kept his eyes on the ball and took a clean catch running forward. Raza c Gabriel b Bishoo 6(25)

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Bishoo to Craig Ervine, out Lbw!! That's a huge blow for Zimbabwe, Ervine knew it as well, has a chat with his partner, gets the confirmation and simply walks off. This was nicely tossed up on off and spun back into the left-hander, as he has been doing - Ervine went down low on the sweep. It's a risky shot against the leg-spinner and once he missed it, it was curtains. Struck bang in front of middle and umpire Reiffel has an easy call. Zimbabwe are fast losing the initiative, Hawk-Eye shows three reds. Craig Ervine lbw b Bishoo 39(89) [4s-5]

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to Waller, out Bowled!! Cleaned up! Waller's middle-stump goes cart-wheeling and Zimbabwe have lost their seventh wicket. The umpire wants to check for the front-foot no-ball, but is just fine on that count as well. Lovely piece of bowling from , pitched up and nipped back in sharply, Waller wasn't fully forward to counter the movement, as a result, he left a big gap between bat and pad as he prodded half-forward, the ball snuck in and sents the stumps flying. Waller b 11(27)

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Bishoo to Chakabva, SIX, smashed, that's a lovely shot from Chakabva, this was tossed up just outside off, Chakabva gets a big stride forward and heaves it high and over mid-on, went a long way over the stands

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Bishoo to Chakabva, out Caught by Roston Chase!! Five wickets for Bishoo and Zimbabwe have lost their eighth wicket. This was tossed up slower and wider of off, turned and bounced extra and that defeated Chakabva. He was caught in two minds, makes a rather half-hearted attempt at playing a cut, gets a top-edge that lobs into the hands of Chase at backward point. As easy as it gets and West Indies are on a roll. Chakabva c Roston Chase b Bishoo 12(21) [6s-1]

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to Cremer, out Bowled!! Dragged on! Zimbabwe are falling away in their first innings. This was full, this was slower and this was loopy. Cremer saw the width and his eyes lit up, was rooted to the crease as he went hard on the drive, gets a thick inside edge and the ball crashes into the leg-stump. The umpire has a look at 's front-foot and he's fine on that count once again. Cremer b 0(11)

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to Mpofu, out Caught by Dowrich!! Edged and caught! Zimbabwe have been bowled out for just 159. Mpofu's patience was wearing thin and he loses his wicket with a loose waft. This was on a good length and well wide of off, Mpofu went poking at that, the edge is found and Dowrich snaffles it cleanly. Mpofu c Dowrich b 10(26)

4

to K Powell, FOUR, Powell is off and running! Overpitched outside off, no swing there. Powell latches onto it by pressing forward and driving it between extra cover and mid-off. Timed it well

OT

to K Powell, no run. Loud shout for lbw and after a conversation, Zimbabwe decide to take the review. It swung in a bit. Powell didn't offer a shot and hence the impact doesn't matter. It was full and swung in a shade. HawkEye shows it to be missing the off-pole and the onfield call stays. Zimbabwe lose a review. Missed the off-stump by a few inches

D

to K Powell, no run, hurls it full and gets it swing in a bit, Powell drives it to the left of the bowler and the latter half-stops it with his left hand in his followthrough

4

to K Powell, FOUR, touch full and Powell gloriously straight-drives it. Stands tall and offers a straight face of the bat. Gets it past the non-striker and there is none to stop that

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to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Caught by Chakabva!! Edged and taken! strikes. He gets a wicket off his 27th ball in his comeback. He kept persisting with that line outside off on a good length and it has worked. Brathwaite, who is known to be a patient batsman, has a rare poke at it and gets an outside edge. Easy take for the keeper. Kraigg Brathwaite c Chakabva b 3(22)

4

to Kyle Hope, FOUR, full ball closer to off and Kyle Hope crisply on-drives it. Beats a diving mid-on fielder and the ball races away into the fence. Off the mark with a boundary

4

to Kyle Hope, FOUR, that's a loosener and Kyle Hope takes heavy toll of it. A non-threatening short ball, Kyle Hope gets into a good strong position on the back foot and powerfully pulls it behind square leg coupled with a swivel across. A couple of bounce and into the fence

4

to Kyle Hope, FOUR, the edge goes through. The keeper and first stand, watching the other, expecting the other to go. A loose poke from Hope, seams away to take the outside feather. And a boundary to show for his efforts

4

to K Powell, FOUR, airy. Gets a nice overcook outside off, allows it to get to him and frees his arms to slice it over extra cover. Nothing this rain beaten outfield can do to pull it back

W

to Kyle Hope, out Caught by Chakabva!! Appeal. Quite a meek one to start. But the Zimbabweans decide to try their luck with the technology. And tell you what there is a spike on the UltraEdge. A thick one. After a few spray-arounds, gets it bang in that channel, that nagging channel just outside off. Hope hangs his bat out, with his feet getting squared up, hoping for a feel. And it is the slightest of feathers as the ball zips away to the keeper. Overturned. And has a Test wicket - thanks to his abilities in forcing the skipper to go upstairs. Kyle Hope c Chakabva b 16(23) [4s-3]

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, nothing the outfield can do now. A tickle on the ribs, Hope takes it head-on. Flat-batted. Pulls it away powerfully through square leg

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, starts with some juicy generosity. A rank half volley with all the flight. And finds it absolutely hammered in the drive through the covers

4

to K Powell, FOUR, short ball. K Powell goes for the pull, against the angle that was taking it across him, and edges it over the slip cordon

4

to K Powell, FOUR, loose delivery - a full toss. K Powell drives through extra cover with ease

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, long hop. Shai Hope's eyes lit up. Goes back and pulls to the deep mid-wicket fence

4

to K Powell, FOUR, fifty for K Powell. Bumper around off. K Powell tries to ramp, and gets a top-edge that goes over the leaping keeper

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to K Powell, out Caught by Craig Ervine!! Zimbabwe review. For a catch at short leg. Looks like it came off the bat. And Ervine has taken a clean catch. Excellent catch. There is a little spike on the UltraEdge. Overturned! Excellent review. And, Powell has to walk back. Second successful review of the day for Zimbabwe. This was a flat leg-break from round the wicket, Powell went down for a paddle sweep and got a faint inside edge. Ervine, at forward short leg, anticipated early, moved to his left and took a sharp, low catch. K Powell c Craig Ervine b 56(133) [4s-6]

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, loopy, overpitched delivery on middle, Chase stands tall and straight-drives it past the stumps at the bowler's end. There is no one to stop that

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, a big shot from nowhere! drifts one on the pads, Chase stands tall and clubs it over mid-wicket. One bounce and into the fence

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, four more! A freebie in the form of a half-tracker, Chase is quick to jump back and hammer the pull between mid-wicket and mid-on

4

Williams to Shai Hope, FOUR, loads of width outside off and Shai Hope latches onto it. Leans forward, with the back-knee bent and follows it with an exquisite cover drive through cover-point. Bulleted away into the fence

D

to Shai Hope, no run, Graeme tosses it up outside off and the length is very full. Shai Hope goes for the booming drive, but fails to make contact. Masakadza moves to his left a bit late and fails to hold onto it. There was a muted appeal for a catch. Masakadza urged the umpires not to go up

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, starts the new spell with a bouncer without any venom. Shai Hope waits for it on the back foot and employs the pull shot to good effect. Total control of the shot and the ball reaches the square leg fence in a hurry

OT

Williams to Shai Hope, 1 run, third Test fifty for Shai Hope! Gets there by tickling a leg-stump line delivery fine towards fine leg. Just a raise of the bat to celebrate the milestone

OT

to Shai Hope, no run. Shai Hope has been given out and he reviews. Fair delivery. Was there bat involved? Hope asked his partner before going up. Looks like, there is no bat involved. No spike on UltraEdge. The impact is well outside off as well. The decision has been overturned! Tossed up delivery, Hope lunges forward in defence and the ball spun past his inside edge. Brushed the pad and lobbed to first slip. Good review.

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, 133kph. And it gets the most beautiful sound that there ever is. Some width and Hope is quick to get airborne in a punch, arching back too, piercing the crowded cover region

W

to Roston Chase, out Caught by Craig Ervine!! Gets him next ball. Follows it up with another vicious turner, one that bites the surface and bounces. Chase after the forward defence softened him up a ball earlier now just doesn't get out in his nudge. Stays mid-way, gets the inside edge and short leg doesn't mess about. Roston Chase c Craig Ervine b 31(64) [4s-3]

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to Shai Hope, no run, almost another wicket. Ripping in, extracts bounce as well to bounce up as Hope nudges it away, onto his pad in a ricochet that falls just short of a forward diving short leg

W

to Blackwood, out Stumped!! Third ump time. He's been really busy today. And this time he has the on-field umpire to blame. A stumping opportunity. yet again spins his web, and Blackwood's meek defences do not do him any good. Gets drawn out, once again doesn't cover for the turn and lets it spin past. Also his back foot stretches so much so that it slips out of the crease. And stays on the line. All the zoom cameras confirm nothing behind it. Curtains on a clueless knock and the Windies are on half a slide post tea. Blackwood st Chakabva b 1(15)

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, a rank drag down. Quite typical with a part timer. Holds onto the pitch making Dowrich wait on his commited pull as he heaves it over mid-wicket

OT

to Dowrich, no run, appeal. Deliberation. And then they take it upstairs. Wasn't the sharpest of leg-breaks. And Hope was looking to defends for that. The result - plays outside the line and the ball finds the front pad. Okay here we go with the HawkEye .. pitching in line, but sliding past the leg-stump. Zimbabwe lose both reviews

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, fed by a juicy long hop. And Dowrich puts his English troubles away with a rocked back pull. Muscling it through mid-wicket

6

to Shai Hope, SIX, first six of the innings. Floats on the stumps and Shai Hope slogs across the line over the deep mid-wicket fence

W

Williams to Dowrich, out Caught by Masakadza!! What a catch diving to his right. Williams gets the ball to turn sharply from middle and off. Dowrich plays touch inside the line and gets a thick outside edge. Dowrich was struggling to get runs and it seemed inevitable. Dowrich c Masakadza b Williams 11(17) [4s-2]

4

to Holder, FOUR, tossed up ball. Holder stays inside out and drives through cover

4

to Holder, FOUR, another fluent drive from Holder. Uses his height to reach the pitch of the ball and then lets his hands take over on the drive. Finds the gap through cover

W

Williams to Holder, out Lbw!! Holder tried to play across the line, closed the bat face, the ball was straight enough to miss it and hit him on the back leg. Read the description below to understand things better. West Indies have lost their captain. Holder lbw b Williams 8(13) [4s-2]

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, short ball. Shai Hope goes back and pulls through backward square leg

W

Williams to Devendra Bishoo, out Caught by Craig Ervine!! Another sharp catch at FSL. Third catch for Ervine. Devendra Bishoo fails to negotiate the turn and ends up flicking towards the fielder under his helmet. Ervine had stayed low and that helped him get his both hands to the ball, moving a bit to left. Great catch. Zimbabwe have been brilliant today on the field. Devendra Bishoo c Craig Ervine b Williams 0(5)

W

to Roach, out Lbw!! Tossed up ball, googly that turns in sharply. Roach had his bat tucked behind the front pad as he came forward to defend, while expecting the ball to be a leggie. It was not and thudded him well below the knee roll. The review did not have elements to save him. Roach lbw b 0(3)

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to Gabriel, out Caught by Craig Ervine!! He is gone first ball. Top spinner and Gabriel wants to get forward to defend, gloves it to the man at FSL. Shai Hope is left stranded on 90 at the other end. Gabriel c Craig Ervine b 0(1)