Bravo's all-round show gives West Indies win over Zimbabwe

Bravo's all-round show gives West Indies win over Zimbabwe
Dwayne Bravo scored a half-century and picked two wickets as well.
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West Indies 147-7 (Bravo 55) beat
Zimbabwe 129-7 (Mutumbami 40) by 18 runs
First unofficial Twenty20 warm-up match in Sharjah

Dwayne Bravo struck a splendid half-century and followed it up with a two wicket haul as West Indies went on to beat Zimbabwe by 18 runs by defending a target of 148 in the first unofficial Twenty20 warm-up match in Sharjah.

West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first. West Indies were in a spot of bother early in the innings as Andre Fletcher (1), Johnson Charles (16) and Marlon Samuels (4) were dismissed to leave the team at 41 for three.

It was here that Bravo (55) joined hands with Denesh Ramdin (40) to rebuild the innings with a 60-run partnership.

Bravo struck four fours and two sixes while Ramdin hit two fours and as many sixes as West Indies pushed the total to 147 for seven in 20 overs.

Zimbabwe began their chase well with Richmond Mutumbami (40) hitting six fours and a six in his knock while Malcolm Waller (33) backed it up with a couple of boundaries and a six.

However, Zimbabwe were restricted to 69 for four at one stage but Tinashe Panyangara (25) staged a comeback by posting a 53-run stand with Waller.

However, Bravo (2-20) struck twice in the penultimate over while Sulieman Benn (2-25) also chipped in with a couple of wickets to restrict Zimbabwe to 129 for seven in their 20 overs and secured an 18-run victory.

Bravo was the man of the match for his all-round display. West Indies and Zimbabwe will play another T20 warm-up match on Monday.

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