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West Indies v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI: As it happened


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Feb 25, 2013 at 03:49am IST

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West Indies v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI: As it happened

Ramnaresh Sarwan scored a ton to help West Indies win the second consecutive game against Zimbabwe.

End of over 49: West Indies 274 for 3 Ramnaresh Sarwan scored an unbeaten 120 runs to take West Indies to second consecutive win over Zimbabwe. Needing 274 runs to win West Indies openers made a steady start before Masakadza picked up two quick wickets to bring Zimbabwe back into the game. After completing his century Sarwan accelerated the scoring rate with Pollard. Pollard scored a quick fire 40 runs off 20 balls, as the hosts won the match with a over to spare.

End of over 46: West Indies 245 for 3 After the run out of Utseya in 44th over, Pollard and Sarwan have gone after the Zimbabwe bowlers and scored quick runs. West Indies still need 33 runs off last four overs.

End of over 40: West Indies 201 for 2 Ramnaresh Sarwan scores his century in the 40th over as both the batsmen bring down lowered required run rate in last five overs. Sarwan scored his century of 118 balls with four boundaries and two sixes. West Indies still need 73 runs off last 60 balls to win this match.

End of 35 overs: West Indies 155 for 2 Zimbabwe bowlers have maintained a tide line and length, and have not allowed both the batsmen to score runs freely. Zimbabwe were unlucky in the 32nd over when an appeal for run out against Sarwan was turned down by the on-field umpires, while the replays clearly suggested that he was out. The required run rate has almost touched eight runs per over, and West Indies would have to accelerate the scoring if they want to win this game.

End of 26 overs: West Indies 111 for 2 After having a good day with the bat, Hamilton Masakadza picked up two wickets in three balls to bring Zimbabwe back into the game. Both the batsmen Powell and Darren Bravo and Kieran Powell were caught behind by skipper Taylor.

End of 20 overs:West Indies 90 for 0 Zimbabwe bowlers didn't get a break-through in the first 20 overs as Sarwan and Powell didn't took much risk in the starting overs and gave West Indies a solid start. The required run rate is still over six runs per over, but West Indies have ten wickets in hand.

End of 10 overs: West Indies 44 for o West Indies openers Kieran Powell and Ramnaresh Sarwan made a steady start in reply to Zimbabwe's target of 274 runs. Both the batsmen didn't took much risk and played according to the merit of the ball.

End of 50 overs: Zimbabwe 273 for 8 Craig Ervine and Hamilton Masakadza scored half centuries to help Zimbabwe score a fighting total after Dwayne Bravo toppled the Zimababwe batting. Bravo was the pick of the West Indian bowlers, and he got six wickets. Malcolm Waller scored a quick fire 26 runs to accelerate the scoring rate in the final overs.

End of 40 overs: Zimbabwe 186 for 3 The middle order batsmen showed some resistance to West Indian attack as Hamilton Masakadza and Craig Ervine completed their half centuries to bring Zimbabwe mack in the game.

End of 30 overs: Zimbabwe 142 for 3 After losing three wickets in quick succession, the middle order is trying to consolidate the innings. Craig Ervine and Hamilton Masakadza were batting sensibly and have had 69 runs partnership so far.

End of 20 overs: Zimbabwe 77 for 3 Dwayne Bravo picked up two wickets in three balls of his 19th over to topple up the upper order of Zimbabwe. Sibanda was clean bowled off a full and straight delivery by Bravo. Two balls later skipper Brendon Taylor was out LBW at duck on another full and straight delivery by Bravo.

End of 13 overs: Zimbabwe 50 for 1 Zimbabwe lost their first wicket when Chibhabha was bowled by Sunil Narine in the 12th over. Chibhabha was trying to drive the ball but didn't get to the pitch of the ball and the ball skidded on to the off stump.

End of 10 overs: Zimbabwe 35 for 0 Zimbabwe openers Hamilton Masakadza and Chibhabha made a cautious start after their captain decided to bat first. Both the players didn't take any risk and played according to the merit of the ball. At the end of ten overs they were scoring at the rate of 3.5 runs per over.

Toss report: Brendan Taylor won the toss again, but this time he decided to bat first against West Indies in the second ODI.

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