West Indies set mammoth target against Zimbabwe in 1st ODI

Johnson Charles clobbered four sixes and 12 boundaries to score 130 off 111 balls © Getty Images (file photo)

Grenada: Feb 22, 2013

Johnson Charles and Darren Bravo slammed centuries to fire the West Indies to a huge total of 337 for four against Zimbabwe in the first ODI at Grenada on Friday.

Asked to bat first, the Caribbean batsmen took the attack to the opposition and didn’t allow the Zimbabwe bowlers to capitalise.

Opening batsman Charles clobbered four sixes and 12 boundaries to score 130 off 111 balls, as his innings provided the West Indies a strong platform for a huge first innings total.

Charles added 168 runs for the first wicket with Powell, which came from 28.4 overs.

Powell’s innings of 79 came to an end when he was caught by Craig Ervine off Chris Mpofu. The West Indies opener hit seven boundaries and two sixes during his stay at the crease.

After Powell’s dismissal, Charles teamed up with Darren to take his side ahead, as the two added 80 runs for the second wicket to consolidate West Indies’ position.

Brief Scores: West Indies 337 for 4 in 50 overs (Johnson Charles 130, Darren Bravo 100*, Kieran Powell 79; Chris Mpofu 2 for 83) vs Zimbabwe

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