Both Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored centuries on day two of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dominica as West Indies assumed a controlling position in the match.
Chanderpaul's 108 was his third century in four matches and one he had to work hard for, particularly after Marlon Samuels was dismissed from the first ball of the day.
West Indian off-spinner Shane Shillingford couldn't have asked for much more on his return to Dominica as a Test cricketer, taking five wickets on day one against Zimbabwe.
His haul of five for 59, allied to Marlon Samuels taking three for 10, bundled Zimbabwe out for 175 before West Indies closed on 114 for two in reply.
West Indies have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Test against Zimbabwe, which begins in Dominica on Wednesday.
As well as the 11 that were on duty for the nine-wicket win in Barbados, the Guyanese pair of left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and left-handed batsman and off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine are included.
Shane Shillingford returned career-best figures of six for 49 to bowl West Indies to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Barbados, and he has hailed his effort as his 'best performance ever'.
Zimbabwe were dismissed for just 107 in their second innings, leaving West Indies with a paltry target of 12, which either side of the lunch break on the third day, they polished off for the loss of Kieran Powell's wicket.
Zimbabwe's slim hopes of victory all but disappeared in the first over on day three as they lost captain Brendan Taylor for just six.
The remainder of the middle-order folded to Shane Shillingford, who ended with six for 49, and but for Craig Ervine, who was dropped twice, an innings defeat would have been the result. As it was, just two overs after an interestingly scheduled lunch interval, West Indies wrapped up a nine-wicket win.
There was a time on day two of the opening Test in Barbados, with West Indies teetering on 151 for six in reply to Zimbabwe's 211, that the home side were in trouble.
However, they were rescued by a record 106-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Darren Sammy, who struck 73 off 69 balls and Denesh Ramdin, who made 62.
Marlon Samuels marked his latest comeback to international cricket by taking career-best figures of four for 13 on day one of West Indies' first Test against Zimbabwe in Barbados.
He took a wicket with his first ball and held on to a stunning catch early in the innings to remove Hamilton Masakadza as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 211.
West Indies are keen to extend their winning run and make it five Test wins in a row when they take on Zimbabwe in the opening Test, which begins later today in Barbados.
The team is in confident mood after winning the three One-Day Internationals and both Twenty20 Internationals and go into the match as heavy favourites.
Hamilton Maakadza scored a century, Vusi Sibanda hit 80 and Graeme Cremer took seven wickets as Zimbabwe warmed up for their Test series in the West Indies by drawing with a Sagicor High Performance Centre team.
Masakadza made 112 in the Zimbabweans' first innings, Sibanda made a half-century in the second innings while Cremer returned seven for 79 as the home side were bowled out for 230.
West Indies have named a 13-man squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe, which gets underway on Tuesday (12th March) at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Opening batsman Chris Gayle returns to the squad having been rested for the Twenty20 and One-Day International series, while Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine are among those who miss out.
Experienced internationals Marlon Samuels and Kemar Roach have been named as part of the Sagicor HPC squad to take on the Zimbabweans in a two-day tour game.
Both teams will be able to use 13 players during the game, providing only 11 bat and the match is Zimbabwe's final preparation ahead of two Tests against West Indies in Barbados and Dominica.
West Indies were briefly tested by Zimbabwe before emerging as comfortable winners of the second Twenty20 International at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Lendl Simons helped them survive a stuttering first half of their innings with a mature 41 off 39 balls, before Kieron Pollard provided the late momentum and, in conjunction with Darren Sammy, harvested 60 off the final five overs.
A change of scene didn't bring about any change in luck for Zimbabwe as they were handed their fourth straight defeat on their tour of the Caribbean. This time the West Indies, led by Lendl Simmons, and with supporting roles from Tino Best, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine, triumphed by eight wickets in the first Twenty20 in Antigua.
The match was over almost before it had begun as Zimbabwe lost their three best batsmen inside the first five overs.
The series of two Twenty20 Internationals between the West Indies and Zimbabwe this weekend offer the likes of Christopher Barnwell and Samuel Badree an opportunity to make a name for themselves.
Batsmen Barnwell was recalled after a good run of form in the Caribbean T20 while leg-spinner Badree has played six Twenty20 Internationals since making his debut in 2012.
Prior to the West Indies' clean sweep of Zimbabwe in the One-Day International series, Dwayne Bravo had only captained the men in maroon to victory five times.
He now has a more healthy tally of eight wins leading his side and he has paid tribute to his team for delivering a series of impressive performances that heralded a happy return for international cricket to Grenada.
West Indies batsman Darren Bravo played two match-defining innings during the One-Day International series against Zimbabwe and both set up victories.
In the opening match, his 71-ball unbeaten century laid the foundations for a 156-run win and in the final game his assured 72 not out took the West Indies over the line for a seven-wicket win.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back at West Indies 3-0 One-Day International series win over Zimbabwe in Grenada.
There were some wonderful moments in the series including Darren Bravo's maiden ODI century, Dwayne Bravo takine six wickets in the second match and Ramnaresh Sarwan scoring a match-winning century in the second game.
Darren Bravo's calm unbeaten 72 gave the West Indies a clean sweep of their ODI series against Zimbabwe.
But for a period in the middle of their innings where Zimbabwe's pair of 22 year-old of leg-spinners, Natsai Mushangwe and debutant Tino Mutombodzi, built some pressure, the West Indies batsmen had things largely their own way.
The West Indies have called up fast bowler Shannon Gabriel and recalled all-rounder Christopher Barnwell for their two Twenty20 Internationals against Zimbabwe next month.
Uncapped Gabriel and Barnwell, who has four Twenty20 International appearances to his name, have been selected on the back of strong performances in the Caribbean T20 tournament in January.
West Indian batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan says his match-winning century against Zimbabwe in Sunday's second One-Day International in Grenada was like a burden being lifted from his shoulders.
Brought back into the side to add his considerable experience to a developing team, Sarwan delivered by scoring a career-best 120 as the West Indies sealed the series with a seven-wicket victory.
Ramnaresh Sarwan's match-winning century in the second One-Day International against Zimbabwe was his first triple-figure score for the West Indies since February 2011.
Opening the batting, his 120 in 143 balls was the guiding hand that West Indies relied on to win by seven wickets with an over to spare.
Career-best performances from stand-in captain Dwayne Bravo and Ramnaresh Sarwan ensured that the West Indies secured the series win with a game still to play in Grenada.
However, the tourists put up much more of a fight on this occasion, with fifties from Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza and Craig Ervine leading them to a competitive 273 for eight after they had elected to bat.
Zimbabwe were thoroughly outclassed in the first One-Day International in Grenada, losing by 156 runs as the West Indies bounced back from their whitewash at the hands of Australia to inflict a huge defeat on the tourists.
Johnson Charles and Darren Bravo both hit hundreds at the West Indies racked up 337 for four after being invited to bat, while their bowlers found it exceptionally easy to contain the Zimbabweans once the early blows had been struck by Kemar Roach and Sunil Narine.
The West Indies are hoping for a large crowd to come out and support them as they play their first match in Grenada tonight since 2009, with the opening One-Day International against Zimbabwe.
A public holiday has been declared and the team is making its first home appearance since winning the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
The West Indies have added Jonathan Carter to their One-Day International squad as cover for Kieron Pollard, who is experiencing difficulties in reaching Grenada ahead of Friday's opener against Zimbabwe.
The three-match series gets underway on 22nd February and with Pollard absent, the uncapped Carter offers another big-hitting option in the middle order.
West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin is keen to make the most of his opportunity having been recalled for the limited overs matches against Zimbabwe.
The West Indies play three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 matches between 22nd February and 3rd March with Ramdin back in the squad in place of Devon Thomas.
West Indies have chosen the forthcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe as an opportunity to rest some of their senior players. Captain Darren Sammy has been left out of the 13-man squad for the first two matches in Grenada, while the selectors have granted Chris Gayle permission to miss all three matches at his request. Dwayne Bravo will skipper the side in Sammy's absence.
Zimbabwe have announced their squads for the tour of the West Indies which begins in February. The main news is that veteran left-arm spinner Ray Price has been dropped from the limited-overs squads, while left-arm paceman Brian Vitori has been dropped for all three forms of the game. All-rounder Elton Chigumbura has also lost his place and did not even make the 24-man preliminary squad.
Zimbabwe will tour the West Indies to play two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals in February and March.
The ODI series will see international cricket return to the Grenada National Stadium for the first time since 2009 and the Tests will be the first between the two sides since 2003.