15 Mar 2010

Windies beat Zimbabwe

4:44 pm on 15 March 2010

The West Indies cricketers wrapped up a 4-1 series win over Zimbabwe with a four wicket victory in the final game of the one-day series in St Vincent.

Zimbabwe, who had won the opening game of the series, recovered from 25 for 5 to make 161 all out in their 50 overs with Charles Coventry 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.

The Windies reached their target in the 28th over.