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Windies cruise to 4-1 series win over Zimbabwe

March 15, 2010 11:02 IST

West Indies wrapped up a 4-1 series win over Zimbabwe on Sunday with a crushing four wicket victory in the final game of the one-day series at Arnos Vale, St Vincent.

Zimbabwe, who had won the opening game of the series, recovered from 25-5 to make 161 all out in their 50 overs with Charles Coventry's leading the recovery with his 56.

West Indies skipper Chris Gayle, knowing the series was already won, again took a positive approach as he blasted 63 from 41 balls.

When Gayle departed the home side were well on their way at 96 for two in just the 16th over.

Zimbabwe though once again forced a wobble in the West Indies middle order with a mini-collapse bringing the Caribbean team to 104 for five.

But Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin recaptured the momentum with a bright partnership of 49 runs from 34 balls with Pollard particularly aggressive in his knock of 36 from 20 balls, including three sixes.

Zimbabwe innings
V. Sibanda c Barath b Sammy 8
H. Masakadza c Sammy b Rampaul 0
T. Maruma c Gayle b Rampaul 1
B. Taylor b Sammy 7
T. Taibu c Ramdin b Sammy 0
C. Coventry run out 56
E. Chigumbura c Sammy b Pollard 19
G. Lamb c Deonarine b Benn 16
G. Cremer not out 19
P. Utseya c Pollard b DJ Bravo 7
R. Price run out 4
Extras (lb-10, w-11, nb-3) 24
Total (all out, 50 overs) 161
Fall of wickets: 1-6 2-12 3-24 4-24 5-25 6-63 7-120 8-127 9-147 10-161.
Bowling: D.Bernard 5-2-8-0, R.Rampaul 10-2-24-2, DJ Bravo 10-1-38-1, D.Sammy 10-3-33-3, S.Benn 10-0-26-1, K.Pollard 5-0-22-1.

West Indies innings
A. Barath lbw b Chigumbura 14
C. Gayle c Taylor b Utseya 63
DM.Bravo st Taibu b Lamb 14
D. Ramdin not out 21
N. Deonarine c Chigumbura b Cremer 3
DJ.Bravo st Taibu b Utseya 0
K. Pollard c Masakadza b Price 36
D. Bernard not out 4
Extras (b-3, lb-3 w-4) 10
Total (six wickets, 27.4 overs) 165
Fall of wickets: 1-20 2-96 3-96 4-104 5-104 6-153.
Bowling: Chigumbura 4-0-30-1, Price 7-0-32-1, Lamb 5-1-20-1, Utseya 7-0-41-2, Cremer 3-0-17-1, Maruma 1.4-0-19-0.

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