West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 31 runs in their eighth encounter in the T20 World Cup, thanks in large part to 45 runs from opener Johnson Charles and four wickets from Alzarri Joseph and three from Jason Holder. This keeps West Indies in the hunt for a Super 12s position. For more detailed information stay connected with The UK Time.
- Johnson Charles, the team’s leading scorer, hit 45 runs off 36 balls (three fours and two sixes) as the West Indies reached 153-7 in 20 overs.
- Rovman Powell hit 28 runs off 21 balls, including two sixes and a four; Akeal Hosein scored 23 runs undefeated off 18 balls, including two fours; and Evin Lewis contributed 15.
- Sikandar Raza was Zimbabwe’s finest bowler with three wickets for 19 runs off of four overs. Blessing Muzarabani also grabbed two wickets, and Sean Williams was surprised.
- Zimbabwe posted 122 runs before being dismissed in 18.2 overs, with Luke Jongwe hitting 29 off 22 balls (including three fours and a six) to lead the way.
- Wesley Madhevere (27 off 19 balls, three fours, and a six for a strike rate of 142.10) and Ryan Burl (17 off 19 balls, three fours) were on fire.
- West Indies’ best bowler was Alzarri Joseph (4-16), Jason Holder (3-wickets, 12 runs, 3.2 overs) was second, while Obed McCoy (one), Akeal Hosein (one), and Odean Smith (one) were all in on the action as well.
- A fast bowler who took four wickets in four overs while allowing only 16 runs earned the match’s MVP award, and Alzarri Joseph was one of the lucky recipients.