Zimbabwe Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST)
Date: Saturday, 21 October 2017 Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo Match Status: Match Ended
West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 117 runs
Zimbabwe 316/10 (90.4 ov) R/R 3.5 | Match Ended
- Chris Mpofu 33,
- Kyle Jarvis 20
this over :
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- So that's it from us for this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. We are not promoting four-day Tests but the sides on show probably did. Both were guilty of thinking too ahead too early and it cost Zimbabwe more than West Indies. The second Test begins on 29th October, 2017 at the same venue. Action begins at 1000 local (0800 GMT). We look forward to your company. Until then, it's goodbye and take care.
- Man of the Match, Devendra Bishoo says he's quite happy as he got some wickets under his belt. Adds that the conditions in England made it difficult for him to get wickets, so is happy to do well here. States that it's just hard work that's got him here. When asked about missing out on his fifty, he says that he is disappointed to miss out on it and won't make the same mistake next time.
- Jason Holder says that they started well with the bat but lost their way in the middle. Reckons that it was a tough wicket to bat on. Since it was tough to get a start here, he credits his bowlers who created pressure and got wickets. Opines that the track gripped a lot on the first day and then became slower as the game progressed. He is happy with the spinners' contribution from both sides and even the pacers, hoping that there is something for the latter in the next Test. Credits Bishoo for bowling well and even contributing with the bat and adds that he is unlucky to miss out on a deserving 50. He states that Brathwaite is an underrated bowler as he varies his flight and pace, while Chase was bowling fuller. He went with his gut feel to hand the ball to the former who gave them the first breakthrough. Ends wishing Ian Bishop a very happy birthday.
- Graeme Cremer says they did really well on the first day getting them out for 219, but then lost their way on the second with the bat. Applauds West Indies for batting well in their second innings. Admits they knew it was going to be tough. Credits Roston Chase and Devendra Bishoo for their bowling performance. Cites a loss of concentration as the biggest factor for their loss. Says that Solomon Mire did well on his debut and will come good evenatually, also Hamilton Masakadza has been great for them and he'll kick on soon enough. Adds his seamers did well on a tough bowling wicket and is also happy with the spin department, just wants to get more runs on the board. Mentions that as they play more Test cricket, they get more familiar with the nature of the game and will only get better with more exposure.
- The hosts needed to bat and apply themselves better in the first innings and it could have made a difference on this wicket which settled as the game went on. West Indies were done and out after the first day but showed tremendous character to bounce back and register the win. They will be pleased with the effort. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony.
- Zimbabwe began really well with both the openers Hamilton Masakadza and Solomon Mire going great guns. The 99-run opening stand had set it up well for them but as is the case on such wickets, one brings two and they lost four wickets in the second session today to be at the brink of a loss. Brendan Taylor was the lone man fighting for them with a valiant 73. Bishoo finished with nine wickets in the fixture and was easily the best bowler on display for the visitors. Ironically though it was the run out involving him and Waller that triggered a mini collapse. Chris Mpofu and Kyle Jarvis had some fun for the last wicket but Graeme Cremer would know that they have missed a shot at history.
- It was Devendra Bishoo who took a fifer to skittle out the home side for a meager 159, thereby helping his side gain a 60-run lead. The tourists didn't look back since then and batted the hosts out of the game. Kraigg Brathwaite, the Hope brothers and Roston Chase played vital knocks to set a mammoth target of 434 runs in front of the home side.
- Brilliant comeback by West Indies to win this Test and take a 1-0 lead. They appeared to be a long way behind when they were bowled out for 219 in their first innings after winning the toss and batting. Only Kieran Powell and Shai Hope were the ones who put up a fight. They were brought back in the game by their bowlers.
- 90.4 OUT! The fun ends! Chase bowls it outside off, Mpofu wants to thump it out of Zimbabwe but does not connect well. The ball flies down towards long on where Kieran Powell takes a really good catching leaping to his left. Ends the joy for the sparse crowd. WEST INDIES WIN BY 117 RUNS!
- 90.3 That's a record! First time ever we have a 50-run stand for the 10th wicket at this ground. Mpofu swings this one towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
- 90.2 FOUR! Fuller from Chase outside off, spins in, Mpofu gives himself room and slams it over the head of the bowler for a boundary. He is enjoying his time out here.
- 90.1 Shorter outside off, Jarvis gets across and nudges it through backward square leg for a single.
- 89.6 Mpofu looks to push it to the off side but the spin takes the ball past the edge of the bat. 309/9
- 89.5 Jarvis works it towards fine leg for a single.
- 89.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.