Zimbabwe locked horns with West Indies within the second Check at Queens Sports activities Membership in Bulawayo from Sunday (February 12) and gained the competition by an innings and 4 runs.
Opting to bat first, Zimbabwe did not impress and have been bundled out by the guests for mere 115 runs. Harmless Kaia performed an honest knock of 38 runs and was the very best run-scorer for the hosts. Craig Ervine (22) and Donal Tiripano (23) additionally contributed to the workforce’s complete.
In the meantime, Gudakesh Motie performed a big position for West Indies in dismantling the Zimbabwe line-up and picked up a seven-wicket haul within the first innings.
In reply, West Indies have been cleaned up for 292 of their first essay. Rostan Chase top-scored for the guests and slammed 70 off 132 deliveries. With a superb half-century, Raymon Reifer additionally helped his workforce safe a wholesome lead of 177.
However, Victor Nyauchi scalped a fifer for Zimbabwe, with Brandon Mavuta additionally choosing up three wickets.
Of their second innings, Zimbabwe did not diminish the lead and misplaced the competition by an innings and 4 runs as they have been dismissed for 173. Ervine scored an honest 72 however couldn’t assist his workforce to remain alive within the recreation.
In the meantime, Motie as soon as once more shined with the ball for West Indies and added six wickets to his tally, guiding his workforce to a series-clinching victory.
Motie’s match figures of 13/99 have been the very best by any Windies spinner within the longest format. Together with his distinctive bowling efficiency within the second Check, he additionally turned the third bowler for West Indies with essentially the most wickets in a Check match.
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 14, 2023
Notably, after the primary Check ending in a draw, this was a collection decider recreation which West Indies took away from the hosts.