Johnson Charles scored 130 of 111 balls as West Indies set a big total of 337 against Zimbabwe in the first ODI. (Getty Images)
Grenada : West Indies and Zimbabwe by 156 runs in the first ODI played at the National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada on Friday.
Read on for the updates from the match
End of 50 overs: 181 for 9: Dwayne Bravo cleaned up Natsai M'shangwe for 14 runs as Zimbabwe could only manage 181 runs in 50 overs with the loss of nine wickets. Prosper Utseya remained not out on 18 with Christopher Mpofu on zero.
End of 45 overs: 168 for 8: Malcolm Waller got to his fifty and perished in the next over for 51 as he drove a full length delivery on the up straight to extra cover. Kyle Jarvis was cleaned up by a slower delivery from Andrew Russell for one.
End of 40 overs: 149 for 6: Malcolm Waller took advantage of the field restrictions of the mandatory batting powerplay as he improved his strike rate with a couple of boundaries of one Dwayne Bravo over and reaches his 4th ODI fifty steering one to third man for a single in 71 balls.
End of 35 overs: 124 for 6: With lone purpose of occupying the crease Zimbabwe scored just nine runs of the five overs with Malcom Waller batting on 32 off 57 balls and former captain Prosper Utseya on 4 off 20 balls.
End of 30 overs: 115 for 6: With asking run-rate rocketing up and the target of 337 out of sight for Zimbabwe, the visitors' priority is to play out their quota of overs. But their wicketkeeper batsman Regis Chakabva was not thinking of occupying the crease as he went for an ambitious hoick over the bowlers' head and only managed to balloon it up to extra cover. Chakabva scored four runs and Sunil Narine got his third wicket. Malcolm Waller is still i nthe middle batting on 29.
End of 25 overs: 97 for 5: When it seemed Zimbabwe have finally got a partnership, Craig Ervine went after a wide delivery outside off finding the man at short extra cover. Ervine scored 41 runs and had compiled 58-run stand with Malcolm Waller. Andrew Russell was the wicket taker. Waller (16) has been joined by Regis Chakabva in the middle.
End of 20 overs: 73 for 4: Malcolm Waller and Craig Ervine got a partnership going for the visitors as the duo played sensibly rotating the strike well with the West Indies losing their early innings intensity. They have so far stitched together 39 runs. Ervine is on 29 off 36 balls and Waller on 7 off 20 balls.
End of 15 overs: 49 for 4: Zimbabwe captain Brendon Taylor got out in the 11th over as he went after a Tino Best short ball, scooping it to mid-off. Taylor scored 8 off 22 balls. Craig Ervine then got two back-to-back boundaries in the next Sunil Narine over. Ervine is on 12 and Malcolm Waller on two runs.
End of 10 overs: 32 for 3: Zimbabwe slumped further as they lost two more wickets in the form of Chamu Chibhabha who walked after bat padding a Sunil Narine delivery to Kieran Powell at silly point. Chibhabha scored six runs. Hamilton Masakadza was the next to go as he tried to heave a Narine short delivery over long-on with Kemar Roach diving full length to his left to take a brilliant catch. Masakadza scored just four runs.
End of 5 overs: 21 for 1: Chasing a big total of 337 to overhaul, Zimbabwe lost their opener Vusi Sibanda for 12 runs as Kemar Roach trapped him leg before wicket. Replays showed that the ball was sliding down the legside but no review was taken by the visitors. Hamilton Masakadza has joined Chamu Chibhabha (6) in the middle.
West Indies innings
After being put into bat by Zimbabwe captain Brendon Taylor, West Indies posted a mammoth 337 for 4 in their 50 overs courtesy centuries from Darren Bravo (100 off 71 balls) and Johnson Charles (130 off 111 balls). Charles and Kieran Powell (79) had compiled a 168-run stand for the opening wicket after which, Bravo and Charles combined for an 80-run stand to help Windies post the total. Christopher Mpofu took two wickets for the visitors and was the most expensive bowler with Kyle Jarvis picking up one scalp.
End of 50 overs: 337 for 4 Darren Bravo scored a 71-ball 100 with a single of the last ball of the innings as Windies scored 51 runs off the last five overs. Ramnaresh Sarwan remained unbeaten on seven runs. Dwayne Bravo departed in the 48th over scoring nine runs to give Kyle Jarvis his lone wicket in the match.
End of 45 overs: 286 for 3 The good work done by the Windies openers was continued in style by Darren Bravo who raced to his fifty in 48 balls. Andre Russell, who was promoted up the order to hit a few lusty blows failed to get going as he scored four runs off nine balls before being the first international victim of spinner Natsai M'shangwe. Dwayne Bravo has joined his brother Darren in the middle.
End of 40 overs: 261 for 2 Christopher Mpofu cleaned up Johnson Charles with a block hole delivery as the opener departed after scoring 130 off 111 balls with 12 boundaries and four sixes. Charles had hit Mpofu for two boundaries and six in the previous three balls. Darren Bravo at the other end too looked in good touch as he reached 43 off 40 balls. West Indies got 59 runs from the batting powerplay.
End of 35 overs: 202 for 1 The wicket of Kieran Powell resulted in a drop in the run-rate as Johnson Charles reached his second ODI hundred in 94 balls taking a couple off runs in the 32nd over. Darren Bravo, who came one down, is batting on 11 off 22 balls with Johnson motoring along on 107 off 100 balls.
End of 30 overs: 178 for 1: Medium pacer Christopher Mpofu gave Zimbabwe the much needed breakthrough with the wicket of Kieran Powell who had scored 78 off 88 balls. Powell pulled a short one from Mpofu straight to deep midwicket where Craig Ervine took a neat catch. The opening stand of 168 runs by Powell and Johnson Charles had come off 172 balls.
End of 25 overs: 142 for 0: Johnson Charles hammered part-timer Hamilton Masakadza for three boundaries in an over and then hit Malcom Waller for two more back-to-back fours as he outpaced his partner Kieran Powell in terms of runs. The openers milked 38 runs off the five overs as Charles moved to 71 off 72 balls and Powell to 67 off 78 balls.
End of 20 overs: 104 for 0: Kieran Powell reached his second ODI fifty in 64 balls as West indies went past the 100-run mark in the 20th over. Johnson Charles is batting on 47 at the other end.
End of 15 overs: 84 for 0: In just 15 overs, Zimbabwe captain Brendon Taylor introduced five bowlers in a bid to break the opening partnership, but to no avail. Johnson Charles and Kieran Powell looked at ease in the middle as the duo inched towards their respective fifties. Powell was on 44 and Charles on 37.
End of 10 overs: 56 for 0: The West Indies openers got the ball rolling with Kieran Powell hitting Prosper Utseya for a six and a four in one over followed by two boundaries off one Christopher Mpofu over. Powell moved on to 33 off 34 balls as Johnson Charles was unbeaten on 22 off 26.
End of 5 overs: 21 for 0: Johnson Charles and Kieran Powell started off rather cautiously in the first five overs with Charles scoring the only boundary as Zimbabwe got spin in the form of Prosper Utseya as early as in the second over on a very slow and low wicket.
Toss: Zimbabwe captain Brendon Taylor won the toss and elected to field first against West Indies in the first ODI at the National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada here on Friday.
West Indies: 1 Johnson Charles, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 4 Darren Bravo, 5 Dwayne Bravo (capt), 6 Narsingh Deonarine 7 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 8 Andre Russell, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Tino Best.
Zimbabwe: 1 Chamu Chibhabha, 2 Vusi Sibanda, 3 Hamilton Masakadza, 4 Brendon Taylor (capt), 5 Craig Ervine, 6 Malcolm Waller, 7 Regis Chakabva (wk), 8 Prosper Utseya, 9 Natsai M'shangwe, 11 Chris Mpofu.