St. Kitts and Nevis (Sports Page) – The West Indies team came up against Zimbabwe in another qualifying match of the T-20 world cup 2022, on Wednesday.
Batting first, the Windies were in trouble at 101 for 6 in the 13th over.
However, Johnson Charles, in for the injured Brandon King, led the way in his usual pugnacious style, before being unfortunately run out.
Rovman Powell and Akeem Hosein starred in a critical partnership at the back end of the innings, to make the Windies total barely competitive, at 153 for 7 by the 20th over.
Zimbabwe started with a rush and with 29 from the first two overs. It seemed like the Windies would be catching the next flight home.
Enter Alzarri Joseph. The speedster rocked back the Zimbabwe team, taking two crucial wickets in his first burst.
Jason Holder also leant full support and suddenly the Zimbabwe team was not as confident as they started.
They eventually managed just 122 all out, to give the Windies team a life line in the tournament.
Summarized scores: West Indies 153 for 7 (Charles 45, Raza 3-19) beat Zimbabwe 122 (Jongwe 29, Joseph 4-16, Holder 3-12) by 31 runs