West Indies vs Zimbabwe

Match info: West Indies v Zimbabwe Test Series 2013 at Windsor Park, Dominica - 2nd Test

Date: 22nd Mar 2013 Status: Day 3 of 5 Umpires: A L Hill and R Martinesz

Home team and score Away team score

West Indies

381/8 Dec (117.0 Overs)



175 All out (60.5 Overs)
141 All out (42.2 Overs)

West Indies win by an innings and 65 runs

  • Last Updated: March 22 2013, 18:53 GMT

Spinner Shane Shillingford was the star of the show once again as the West Indies thrashed Zimbabwe by an innings and 65 runs in the second Test in Dominica to complete a comprehensive 2-0 series victory.

Shane Shillingford: Once again among the wickets
Shane Shillingford: Once again among the wickets

Local favourite Shillingford took five for 34 as hapless Zimbabwe were skittled for 141 in their second innings to slump to defeat inside three days after the West Indies had declared on their overnight 381 for eight - a first-innings advantage of 206.

That left Shillingford with match figures of 10 for 93 on his home ground and a remarkable 19 scalps in the two-match series having also claimed nine for 107 in the first Test.

The West Indies won that match in similarly one-side fashion, romping home by nine wickets, and these two successes against an outclassed Zimbabwe means they have now won six consecutive Test matches - their best run since 1988.

Shillingford, inevitably, was named man of the match for the second successive Test and picked up the man of the series award in the process.

The 30-year-old clearly relishes playing on his home ground at Windsor Park, having also earned a 10-wicket match haul against Australia here last year, but he was not the only Windies off-spinner to make the most of the conditions and opposition.

All-rounder Marlon Samuels took his second three-wicket haul of the Test to finish with 10 in the series - having bowled less than 25 overs in total over the two games.

For Zimbabwe, today's result means they complete their tour with a record of seven defeats in seven matches across all three formats against their hosts.

For a while this morning they at least looked to be making a decent fist of trying to avoid an innings defeat as, after the West Indies had opted against batting on in their first innings with rain in the air, they reached 64 for one with Hamilton Masakadza the only casualty for 17.

However, the introduction of Shillingford again spelled bad news for the tourists and he struck in his third over to snare Brendan Taylor for seven, the Zimbabwe captain caught bat-pad by Keiran Powell at short leg.

Two balls later Zimbabwe found themselves 64 for three as Darren Sammy trapped opener Vusi Sibanda lbw for 35.

Shillingford, who took five for 59 in the first innings, then picked up his second scalp of the morning to leave Zimbabwe further in the mire on 73 for four. Debutant Sean Williams was the man to go, top-edging a ball to Shivnarine Chanderpaul at point for six.

Shillingford added two more victims to his rapidly-growing Test total after lunch with the dismissals of Craig Ervine (eight) and Tino Mawoyo (nought) in successive overs.

That left Zimbabwe 96 for six and the end was not long in coming after that.

Malcolm Waller fell victim to Samuels (three for 35) before Shillingford completed his five-wicket haul with the capture of Graeme Cremer, who was caught by Samuels at mid-wicket as he looked to hit over the top.

Zimbabwe were then put of their misery in the next over as Samuels struck twice in successive balls, having Kyle Jarvis caught by Sammy at leg slip and then seeing last man Tendai Chatara slam his first delivery to Shannon Gabriel at mid-wicket.

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