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West Indies vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I, Zimbabwe tour of West Indies 2013

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West Indies won by 8 wkts | West Indies Vs Zimbabwe Live Score, 1st T20I

That is all from us here. Join us for the second T20I that will be played at this same venue tomorrow. Bye Bye!
Presentation Ceremony:
Simmons: 'It was a good batting wicket. The team played well in the first three ODIs and there was confidence. I have been playing a lot of first class cricket before the start of this series. My role is to go after the bowling in the powerplay.'
Lendl Simmons is the MoM for his unbeaten knock of 63 off 49 balls.
Sammy: 'It was a clinical victory for us. We have played well in T20Is. We adapt well in this format. We bowled well but we did not finish well. Simmons and Charles laid a good platform and Dwayne Bravo finished it off well. After the win in the T20 World Cup, it has given the team confidence to execute the plans. We might experiment with the squad tomorrow. We appeal to the Antigua fans to come out and support us.'
Brendan Taylor: 'Our top three batters are not getting starts. Waller and Ervine played very well. We made it hard for ourselves in the middle overs. Mpofu is a strong character and he bounced back well. We will take the positives out of this game and come out hard for the second T20I.'
Johnson Charles got things going when he struck five consecutive boundaries off Kyle Jarvis. Chris Mpofu bowled well as he snapped up the wickets of Charles and Darren Bravo. Lendl Simmons and Dwayne Bravo stepped up and ensured that there were no further hiccups. Simmons, in particular, clouted sixes at will as he got to his third T20I fifty. Zimbabwe have themselves to blame as they failed to run-out Dwayne Bravo as Brendan Taylor botched up a run-out chance. He went on to give good support in this 85 run stand as West Indies romped home to an eight wicket win. This is West Indies' first win over Zimbabwe in T20Is and they have avenged the defeat of 2010 in style. Join us for the presentations.
16.1 Kyle Jarvis to Lendl Simmons 6
SIX, Simmons finishes off the game in style, good length ball on middle, Simmons charges down the track and mauls it straight down the ground for a maximum, that was hit as straight as a ramrod
15.6 Chris Mpofu to Lendl Simmons 1
1 run, a yorker speared in on leg stump, Simmons squeezes it out to deep mid wicket, ends a good spell from Mpofu: 4-0-14-2, he has been the lone ranger for Zimbabwe
15.5 Chris Mpofu to Dwayne Bravo 1
1 run, full ball on the pads, Dwayne flicks it to mid wicket
15.4 Chris Mpofu to Lendl Simmons 1
1 run, short and slow ball on middle, Simmons flat-bats it to long on where the fielder moves to his left and keeps it down to just a single
15.3 Chris Mpofu to Dwayne Bravo 1
1 run, full and slow ball just outside off, Dwayne dabs it to cover
15.2 Chris Mpofu to Dwayne Bravo 0
no run, the bouncer on middle, Dwayne bends under it and umpire Nero signals one bouncer for the over
15.1 Chris Mpofu to Dwayne Bravo 2
2 runs, full and slow delivery but it is on the middle and leg stump line, Dwayne clips it to long leg for a couple
Chris Mpofu [3.0-0-8-2] is back into the attack

Match details

Toss : Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Peter Nero (WI) and Joel S Wilson (WI)

TV umpire : Nigel Duguid (WI)

Match referee : Javagal Srinath (Ind)

Teams

West Indies : Lendl Simmons, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(wk), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tino Best, Samuel Badree.

Zimbabwe : Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor(c & wk), Craig Ervine, Malcolm Waller, Chamu Chibhabha, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Prosper Utseya, Natsai Mushangwe, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu.

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