Saturday 13 March 2010 

West Indies Seal Series With Four-Wicket Win

West Indies Seal Series With Four-Wicket Win
West Indies Seal Series With Four-Wicket Win
© Action Images / Jason Cairnduff

West Indies 142-6 (Deonarine 32no, Cremer 3-34) beat
Zimbabwe 141 (Chigumbura 42, Bravo 4-21) by four wickets
Fourth One-Day International, Saint Vincent

West Indies moved into an unassailable 3-1 series lead over Zimbabwe with a four-wicket win in the fourth One-Day International in Saint Vincent.

A low-scoring affair saw the tourists bowled out for 141 before the home side reached their target in the 35th over, a patient innings from Narsingh Deonarine seeing them home.

After Zimbabwe were invited to bat on a sporty pitch, the contest looked to be going one way with them being reduced to 88 for seven but they rallied, Elton Chigumbura making 42, and aided by 25 extras, they were eventually bowled out for 141, a score that at least gave them a chance despite Dwayne Bravo's four for 21.

Leg-spinner Graeme Cremer (3-34) then dismissed Adrian Barath (25), Denesh Ramdin (12) and Bravo (6) to raise victory hopes for Zimbabwe, but Chris Gayle's whirlwind 32 in 21 balls and Deonarine's well-paced unbeaten 32 in 67 balls enabled the West Indies to safely negotiate their victory target with more than 14 overs to spare.

The fifth and final match is on Sunday, 14th March.

© Cricket World 2010

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