ICC World Cup, International

West Indies defeat Zimbabwe to stay alive in the super 12 race

West Indies’ victory against Zimbabwe has kept their hope alive for a super 12 spot. Moreover, Group B’s equation became more interesting after the Windies’ triumph, as all four teams has a couple of points each with a match to play.

Scotland will be facing Zimbabwe while West Indies takes on Ireland; as the current scenario, the winners of these matches will grab the next round’s seat.

Opting to bast first at Bellerive Oval, The two-time champion were just 101/6 after 14 overs. Rovman Powell and Akeal Hosein then added 49 runs for the seventh wicket as the Windies finished 153/7 in the allotted 20 overs. Powell added 28, whereas Hosein made an unbeaten 23. Earlier, opener Johnson Charles scored 45. Sikandar Raza was a pick of a bowler for Zimbabwe with a spell of 4-0-19-3.


Despite an attacking start, Zimbabwe crumbled for 122 in the 19th over. Having lost the first wicket for 29 in the third over, Windies pacers rattled the Zimbabwe top order. Luke Jongwe and Wesley Madhevere scored 29 and 27 runs, respectively, for the losing side. Alzarri Joseph bagged four wickets while Jason Holder took three scalps.