Match Details

WI vs ZIM 13th Match, WCQ 2023

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WI
233-1044.4
Zimbabwe won by 35 runs ๐Ÿ†
ZIM
49.5268-10
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A Joseph Logo
A Joseph Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
SR:37.50
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A Hosein Logo
A Hosein Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
SR:37.50
T Chatara Logo
T Chatara Jersy

3-52

(9.4)

T Chatara

3-52(9.4)
Econ: 5.38
42nd Over:
2
1
0
W
0
0
 
= 3
43rd Over:
1
0
1
W
0
1
 
= 3
Last Over:
3wd
0
1
0
0
0
2
 
= 7
This Over:
0
1
0
W
 
= 1
WIWI - 2nd Innings
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10 Over 5155
15 Over 8276
20 Over 102109
25 Over 133139
30 Over 170162
35 Over 182193
40 Over 219217
ZIMZIM - 1st Innings
SessionOpenPASS
10 Over 4837
15 Over 6163
20 Over 9380
25 Over 107112
30 Over 136135
35 Over 166170
40 Over 202193
50 Over 278268
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So, thatโ€™s it from his Group A fixture of ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023. Zimbabwe has pulled off a magnificent victory at the Harare Sports Club to top the table again. West Indies will have another chance to redeem themselves before the Super Six stages as they will lock horns with the Netherlands next Monday. Join us tomorrow for some Group B action and stay tuned for more cricketing action from around the world. For now, this is Megh Mandaliya, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Ayan Chatterjee alongside our scorer/analyst Zeeshan Naiyer. Cheers!
Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe Captain): "I have picked up a calf strain and didn't want to aggravate it. I was sitting outside and not easy seeing it. I feel I didn't have to do much. Sean Williams is an experienced guy and he did a good job. First 15 overs were tricky and then we recovered. Raza and Burl were good partnerships. They did well and still we were 20-30 runs short of the winning score.  It was a tough one to say. We are treating every game seriously and every game is important for us. It's emotional and we have the next game against USA on Monday. Thanks to the crowd for their support as always. It shows how we are playing and happy to get the win. Cheers and Thank You."  
Shai Hope (West Indies Captain): "To be honest, too much is going on in my mind and I am not sure if I can explain everything. But yeah, I am disappointed. The aim was to play our best cricket but today we lacked in the field and that pretty much cost us the game. We still have a lot of work to do and the tournament is not over yet.

Yeah, there will be challenges on and off the field. Especially, trying to get the guys motivated again to get us through the next stage. We have to be hard on ourselves and there is a lot more we need to do going forward. It's probably best to have a day off right now and erase everything. Catches let us down today and then with the bat. If we had anything around 260 to chase, we would have been happy with that." `
Sikandar Raza (Player of the Match): "Yes, listen. All I ask for the boys is fight and courage out there. Skills will look after itself. We fought like warriors and won the game. Yes, Burl was amazing and showed great hunger and dedication to his batting. I personally we were 20-30 short in the field. But we gave it all in the field and won the game. Yes, our bowlers did the job for us. Ngarava, Muzarabani, Chatara. They are our real heroes. We could not have just won it on skills. The fans supported us a lot and that helped us a lot to get the win. We will now do a lap of honour to thank them."  
Sikandar Raza has been awarded the Player of the Match.  
8:25 PM IST, 4:45 PM Local Time | There it is! A historic day for Zimbabwe cricket. They have stunned the two-time World Cup Champions by 35 runs to win this humdinger of an encounter. Zimbabwe's bowlers soared back in form at the right moment and they have ushered the hosts to a remarkable victory. Zimbabwe have won three games on the bounce now and they will head towards the Super Six with huge confidence. The crowd has gone absolutely berserk at the Harare Sports Club. 
 
Chasing a below-par score of 269, the opening duo of Kyle Mayers and Brandon King cruised the Windies to a blistering start. The Zimbabwean bowlers were inconsistent early on and overpitched with the new ball. Both Mayers and King made the most of the looseners and piled up 39 runs off the first 6 overs. That was before Blessing Muzarabani was introduced into the attack and the right-arm pacer straightaway generated some extra bounce off the surface to outfox King for 20(12). The right-handed Johnson Charles failed to capitalize on the foundation laid as Richard Ngarava dismissed him on 1(5) to give the Windies another setback in the first powerplay. 

Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava bowled fiery spells once the field was spread out and they were completely able to stem the flow of runs. However, Mayers decided to cut loose in the 15th over by smashing three consecutive boundaries to Muzarabani. That over gathered momentum for West Indies as Mayers and Hope started developing a partnership. Mayers was the leading figure in the partnership and the southpaw completed his 2nd half-century in ODIs. The 64-run stand for the third wicket was broken by Wellington Masakadza as Mayers 56(72) holed out to long-off. Sikandar Raza further pushed the Men in Maroon on the backfoot by having woods over skipper Shai Hope 30(39).

Nicholas Pooran went into a counterattacking mode and played a breezy knock but again delivered the goods by trapping the southpaw in front. Muzarabani was soon brought back into the attack in the 33rd over and he deceived the Windies vice-captain Rovman Powell 1(2) with a nip-backer. Two wickets in quick succession meant the Windies were suddenly reeling at 180/6. However, Jason Holder and Roston Chase soaked up the pressure and tried to rescue the innings but the Windies lost wickets at regular intervals and eventually fell 35 runs short of the target. Tendai Chatara (3/52) was the most successful over for the hosts.

Earlier in the day, after being invited to bat first, Craig Ervine and Joylord Gumbie shepherded the innings for the Chevrons but they were irked by some early sideways movement and steep bounce. Jason Holder was consistent with his outswingers while Alzarri Joseph decided to stick with nip-backers to the left-handed Ervine. Gumbie broke the shackles in the 6th over by swatting his first maximum in International cricket. Ervine also batted with calculated aggression and steered Zimbabwe to 37/0 at the end of the first powerplay. The Windies had an opportunity to cease the opening partnership in the 15th over but vice-captain Rovman Powell dropped the Zimbabwean skipper on 25. 

The right-left duo of Gumbie and Ervine continued to bat sedately and added 63 runs for the opening wicket before Keemo Paul brought the resurgence to the side by trapping Gumbie 26(50) in front with a perfect inswinger. Akeal Hosein joined the wickets tally soon as Wessly Madhevere 2(8) departed in an attempt to change gears. Roston Chase was brought into the attack in the 22nd over and the off-spinner had an immediate impact as Ervine 47(58) threw his wicket while attempting a needless reverse sweep.  

With wickets tumbling at the other end, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza paired up to accelerate the innings but the former holed out in the process and had to walk back for 23(26). Zimbabwe were reduced to 112/4 following the departure of Williams however Ryan Burl got together with Raza and stitched a crucial 87-run partnership for the 5th wicket to elude a collapse. The Windies bowlers once again failed to clinch in the middle overs and allowed a partnership to prosper. The southpaw Burl 50(57) got to his 5th ODI half-century before Akeal Hosein had the better of him. West Indies were again untidy in the field as Raza was dropped on a couple of occasions and the right-hander maximized on that by aggregating a quick 68(58). Keemo Paul was the pick of the bowlers for the Windies and finished his stint with the figures of 3/61. Stick around for the post-match presentation! 

What a game we have had as the host nation have pulled off an upset over the West Indies. A great catch from Sikandar Raza at midwicket. 
44.4 T Chatara to A Joseph
W IN THE AIR AND CAUGHT! That will do it for Zimbabwe. Sikandar Raza completes the catch with ease and a historic victory for the home side. Fuller delivery angled into the middle and leg stump line, Joseph leans forward and looks to flick that away but doesn't connect that well and only manages to chip that straight to short mid-wicket. Zimbabwe have defeated the Windies by 35 runs. What a contest this has turned out to be! Unbelievable scenes here. 
44.3 T Chatara to A Joseph
0 Huge appeal but the umpire is unmoved! Good length and outside off, Joseph looks to poke that away but gets beaten on the outside edge to the keeper. 
44.2 T Chatara to A Hosein
1 Good length delivery on the leg stump line, Hosein takes a little shuffle across and chips that in front of deep mid-wicket for a single. 
44.1 T Chatara to A Hosein
0 Over the wicket. Short of a length delivery on the top of middle and leg stump, Hosein hops and defends that into the surface for a dot. 
OVER 44
West Indies
232/9
Alzarri Joseph
3(6)
Akeal Hosein
2(6)
Sikandar Raza
2-36(8.0)
43.6 S Raza to A Joseph
2 Fuller and drifting into the leg stump, Joseph with soft hands nudges that to deep square leg and scampers back for the second run. 
43.5 S Raza to A Joseph
0 Good length on the middle and leg stump, Joseph tucks that to square leg for a dot. 
43.4 S Raza to A Joseph
0 Tossed fuller on the middle stump line, Joseph digs that out to the bowler, who stops it on his follow-through. 
43.3 S Raza to A Joseph
0 Over the wicket. Fuller on the woods, Joseph clips that to mid-wicket for a dot. 
43.2 S Raza to A Hosein
1 Good length delivery on the leg stump line, Hosein stays on the backfoot drags that to long-on for a single. 
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