23 Feb 2013

Windies beat Zimbabwe in first one-dayer

11:40 am on 23 February 2013

The West Indies defeated Zimbabwe by 156 runs to win the opening one-day cricket international in Grenada.

Johnson Charles top scored with 130, Darren Bravo finished 100 not out, and Kieran Powell with 79, steered the West Indies to a daunting 337 for 4 in the first of three ODIs.

Zimbabwe then struggled to 181 for 9 off their 50 overs with Malcolm Waller top-scoring with 51.

Sunil Narine was the pick of the Windies' bowlers with 3-28.