Zimbabwe vs West Indies Match Details
- The first Test match between Zimbabwe and West Indies ended in a draw.
- Tagenarine Chanderpaul was the top player for the visitors with a double century to his in the first innings.
- For Zimbabwe, Gary Ballance was the standout performer owing to a century.
- The two teams have faced each other a total of 11 times in the longest format of the game. West Indies enjoy domination as they have won seven games.
The West Indies tour of Zimbabwe 2023 will conclude with the last Test of the two-match series scheduled from February 12 to February 16 at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Both the teams were equally impressive in the first match, as the game ended in a draw.
Winning the toss, the West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite decided to bat first. It was an excellent decision by the visiting skipper as in the first innings, his team racked up a mammoth score of 447 runs on the scoreboard. The opening batter, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, was the top performer for his team. After facing 467 balls, he smacked 207 runs. Meanwhile, the skipper Brathwaite was also brilliant as he returned with a knock of 182 runs.
Following the score in the second innings, Zimbabwe batters scored 379 runs. The team witnessed an outstanding performance by Gary Ballance while Innocent Kaia was also successful in making an impact. The third innings of the match saw West Indies extending their lead by scoring 203 runs. Visitors continued their batting exploits as they hammered the Zimbabwe bowlers all over the park.
For the final innings, West Indies had a total of 54 overs to pick ten wickets and score a win in the first Test. However, they failed in accomplishing the task, as Zimbabwe lost only six wickets while posting 134 runs on the scoreboard. The two teams will now have the last opportunity to make an impact and seal the series.
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