Zimbabwe Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST)
Date: Sunday, 29 October 2017 Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo Match Status: Match Ended
Zimbabwe drew with West Indies
Zimbabwe 301/7 (144.0 ov) R/R 2.09 | Match Ended
- Graeme Cremer 28,
- Regis Chakabva 57
this over :
|Regis Chakabva (W)||not out||71||192||5||0|
|Graeme Cremer (C)||not out||28||150||0||0|
- That brings us to the close of an entertaining series. The hosts have fared fairly well to prove their caliber on the biggest stage. It will do them a world of good if they are given opportunities against top nations. On the other hand, the Windies would be satisfied with their performances but still a lot is to be desired. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Join us for future games. Till then, adios and take care!
- Windies skipper, Jason Holder says that it feels really good. Mentions that they have been playing decent cricket since a year but didn't end up on the right side. Adds that he is happy to win a series in Zimbabwe. States the conditions were tough and the DRS errors didn't help their cause. Credits Zimbabwe for the way the played. Feels that it is always good to play competitive cricket. Lauds Graeme Cremer and the other spinners for bowling well. Reckons that it would be good if there is a little more life on the tracks for the seamers. Feels that when it comes to technology, it looks pretty straight on TV but things sometimes change when the Hawk Eye comes into play. Adds that they have very less time to make a decision on the review. Feels that they are going in the right direction. Informs that they will have a training camp in Australia and then will go to New Zealand. Ends by saying they need to adapt to the conditions.
- Man of the Series, Devendra Bishoo is really elated to get the award especially after having a tough time in England. Adds the pitch was a bit slower in the second Test and he found it really tough to get going. Informs he keeps practicing in the nets on his variations, especially on the googlies and is happy to execute it well here. He is really looking forward to New Zealand.
- Man of the Match, Sikandar Raza says that they put emphasis on fitness and they have followed the protocol well. Adds that it feels good that they have improved as a side. Mentions that he was not aware of the record and is humbled after becoming aware. Adds that having his name along side a legend like Jacques Kallis is an honour for him. States that they are playing a Test match in December. Rues the fact that he had a poor first Test match but he came back well this time and he is also pleased with the way his side bounced back. Informs that he wants to give the best for his country.
- Zimbabwe skipper, Graeme Cremer feels really good to come back from behind and says he has a team that has the potential to fight. Rues the dropped catches which has cost them. Opines the wicket wasn't doing anything either and that is why those dropped chances proved costly even more. On the Reviews, he laughs and says whoever bowls in his team and hit the pads, they want to get it reviewed. States the confidence should come from the keeper if one has to opt for the DRS. Praises Sikandar Raza, especially for his effort with the ball. His job was to hold one end up but picking up a 5-fer shows how effective he was. Is short of words to describe the way he batted and reckons he is a great all-rounder for them who is only getting better with each game. Lauds Regis Chakabva to put his hand up when the side was in trouble. Ends by saying the wicket-keeper needed this as he was having a tough time.
- It seemed that Zimbabwe will crumble under pressure when they were 46/4 but it was again that man, Raza who showed tremendous resilience. He found an able ally in Moor and weaved a 98-run partnership with him to go beyond parity. Once Chakabva and Cremer started a blockathon, Holder went defensive. He didn't put much pressure on both the lower order batsmen and that meant Zimbabwe sailed into safe harbours. This Test will be memorable for them. They drew their first Test in 12 years and avoided a loss in 4 years.
- Earlier, the hosts put up a commendable show with the bat, going past the 300-run mark courtesy a brilliant century from Masakadza and an enterprising 80 from Raza. The visitors responded in style. Though they were teetering at 230-7 as Raza spun a web with a 5-wicket haul but the pair of Holder and Dowrich stitched a record-breaking 212-run stand for the 8th wicket, bailing their side out from a precarious situation. Both of them scored a century to earn a 122-run lead.
- The Windies take the 2-match Test series 1-0, their first one away from home in 5 years. However, they will be disappointed with the result of this game as they were the firm favourites heading into Day 5 but didn't have enough gas left in them. They picked up two wickets in the first session but the valiant Raza carried on to lead the fight for the home side. Though he departed and Cremer got a reprieve thrice, nothing can be taken away from the Zimbabwe skipper and Chakabva. They stitched the longest eight-wicket stand for their country and ensured safety for their side.
- That's it, THE MATCH ENDS IN A DRAW! Both the skippers have a word with each other and decide to call it a game after having a conversation with the umpires. A match which has seen a lot of eventful moments but shuts in a tame manner. Special mention needs to be given to the pair of Cremer and Chakabva who were resolute when it mattered the most while Raza was the hero for them.
- 143.6 Length delivery on off, stays low. Chakabva adjusts well to block it.
- 143.5 Angling in on a length from outside off, Regis plays it with an open bat face to backward point.
- 143.4 Good length delivery around off, eased off the front foot to covers.
- 143.3 Short delivery outside off, Regis punches it firmly to covers.
- 143.2 Length delivery outside off, Chakabva doesn't fiddle with it.
- Something for the crowd to cheer for. Powell stops in his delivery stride and stares at Cremer who was out of his crease. Tries to warn him with Mankading.