Sarwan ton powers WI to facile win

 Ram­naresh Sarwan’s unbeaten 120 fired West Indies to a seven-wicket victory in their second one-day international against Zimbabwe on Sunday, ensuring the Carib­beans sealed the thr­e­e-match series 2-0.

Sarwan’s 143-ball knock, his highest score in one-day internationals, drove the hosts past Zimbabwe’s 273 with an over to spare in St George’s, Grenada.

Having enjoyed an easy win in the first match on Friday, West Indies were pushed harder by the tourists, who set a challenging total courtesy of batsman Craig Ervine’s 80 runs and Hamilton Masakadza's 60.

West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo took six for 43 with a lively 10 overs of medium-fast bowling, before Sarwan and Kieran Powell put the home side off to a flying start with 111 for the first wicket.

score board

ZIMBABWE

Sibanda b Dw Bravo    51
Chibhabha b Narine    11
M’kadza c Narine b Dw Bravo    60
Taylor lbw Dw Bravo    0
Ervine b Dw Bravo    80
Waller b Roach    26
C’kabva c Pollard b Dw Bravo    15
Utseya (not out)    12
Jarvis c Da Bravo b Dw Bravo    1
M’Shangwe (not out)    0

Extras (LB-4, W-12, NB-1)    17

Total (for 8 wkts, 50 overs)    273

Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-76, 3-76, 4-186, 5-232, 6-241, 7-268, 8-271.

Bowling: Roach 10-1-63-1, Best 10-0-53-0, Narine 10-0-55-1, Russell 6-0-29-0, Dwayne Bravo 10-1-43-6, Pollard 2-0-15-0, Deonarine 2-0-11-0.

WEST INDIES

Powell c Taylor b Masakadza    57
Sarwan (not out)    120
Darren c Taylor b Masakadza    0
Deonarine (run out)    42
Pollard (not out)    41

Extras (LB-2, W-11, NB-1)    14

Total (for 3 wkts, 49 overs)    274

Fall of wickets: 1-111, 2-111, 3-219.

Bowling: Jarvis 9-1-55-0, Chatara 8-0-64-0, Chibhabha 5-0-25-0, Utseya 10-0-54-0, Masakadza 7-0-27-2, Mushangwe 10-0-47-0.

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