Pollard, Badree help WI sweep series
NORTH SOUND, Antigua – World champions West Indies made the most of Zimbabwe’s lacklustre performance to win the final Twenty20 International by 41 runs and sweep the two-match series here Sunday.
In a low-keyed encounter at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, West Indies posted 158 for seven from their 20 overs, with Kieron Pollard blasting an unbeaten 45 and opener Lendl Simmons hitting 41.
Leg-spinners Tinotenda Mutombodzi (2-28) and Natsai Mushangwe (2-33), both 22-year-olds, picked up two wickets apiece.
In reply, a jaded looking Zimbabwe never seriously challenged and meandered to 117 for six off 20 overs.
The consistent Hamilton Masakadza stood tall with an unbeaten 53 from 51 balls but found no support as leg-spinner Samuel Badree damaged the top order to finish with three for 17 from four overs
Summarized scores: West Indies 158 for 7 (Pollard 45*, Simmons 41) beat Zimbabwe117 for 6 (Masakadza 53*, Badree 3-17) by 41 runs.