West Indies Hammer Zimbabwe In Second Test To Win Series

(AFP) – Gudakesh Motie took 13 wickets in the match as West Indies beat Zimbabwe by an innings and four runs in the second Test in Bulawayo on Tuesday to win the two-match series 1-0.

Motie followed his seven for 37 in the first innings with six for 62 as Zimbabwe slipped to 173 all out in their second innings.

Captain Craig Ervine provided the only sustained resistance, making 72 before falling leg-before to Motie.

A West Indies innings that spanned three days, partly due to rain delays, ended quickly on Tuesday when they lost their final two wickets for two runs, bowled out for 292, a lead of 177.

Zimbabwe, who were missing a number of key players including Gary Ballance who made a century in the drawn first Test, were two wickets down with only 15 on the board as Tanunurwa Makoni and Chamu Chibhabha made just one run each. The hosts never recovered.

Opener Innocent Kaia made 43 and Ervine battled hard but left-arm spinner Motie had the final say as he worked his way through the order to finish with 13 for 99 in the match.