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West Indies Chipped Away Zimbabwe to Win the T20 World Cup Qualifier by 31 Runs

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West Indies Chipped Away Zimbabwe to Win the T20 World Cup Qualifier by 31 Runs

Key Highlights

  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first, setting a run score of 153-7 in 20 overs. 

 

  • J Charles drilled the highest runs of 45 at a strike rate of 125. 

 

  • Raza took 3 major wickets of Zim to help his team win.  

 

  • West Indies knocked out Zimbabwe by 31 runs. 

 

In the 8th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup conducted on the grounds of Bellerive Oval, Hobart for 

 

Zimbabwe vs West Indies, West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first.  

 

Though the squads have scored maximum on the pitch but a slower pace of the ball couldn’t grip to the surface. This was expected at night as well. 

 

Opening the batting, Mayers and Charles came to the crease while Ngarava was on the bowling attack. In the first over only, Charles deflected the ball for the first boundary of the innings, getting a score of 5 in the first over. Keeping up the run record, Charles smashed the first six of the innings in the 3rd over. Adding 13 off 12, Mayers lost his wicket to Muzarabani. 

 

 With Charles and Lewis on the pitch, West Indies stood at a score of 53-1 after 7 overs, crossing the half-century. The sterling form of Charles helped the side to move the score to 89-2 after 12 overs. Losing wickets frequently, WI scored 101 after 14 overs, losing 6 wickets. 

 

Zimbabwe restricted the score of the West Indies to 153-7 in 20 overs. 

 

To chase the run score of 154, Madhevere and Chakabva opened the batting attack to play on the bowling attack of Mayers. 

 

In the second ball only, Chakbava gave the first boundary for the side and the other two in the first over only, scalping 18 runs in the first over only. Alzarri Joseph took the first wicket of Chakbava, allowing him to score 13 off 9. Stumping the first six of their innings, Madhvere helped the team to cross the half-century, at a score of 55-3 after 6 overs.  

 

Zimbabwe didn’t enjoy the game much enough as they lost their wickets frequently, standing at 78-5 after 10 overs. Fueling 10 off 16, Jongwe helped the side to cross a century with a score of 102-7 after 17 overs. 

 

In the rivalry of 

 

Zimbabwe vs West Indies, West India took the lead in the scoreboard, restricting Zim to 122 in 18.2 overs. 

 

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