04-Mar-2013 04:18:00 GMT
West Indies v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I, Antigua
All-round West Indies Crush Zimbabwe
Antigua: A bludgeoning innings from Kieron Pollard and career-best figures from man of the match Samuel Badree spearheaded West Indies' 41-run win over Zimbabwe in the second and final T20 international on Sunday.
Responding to the hosts' total of 158 for seven, the visitors were restricted to 117 for six with only veteran Hamilton Masakadza offering any sort of resistance with an unbeaten 53 off 51 deliveries with six fours.
However, the damage was already done with Badree making amends for his comparatively ordinary effort in the first match the previous day, dismissing the top three in the Zimbabwean order to finish with three for 17.
With their second consecutive comprehensive win -- after Saturday's eight-wicket triumph -- the world champions took the series 2-0 following a 3-0 whitewash of the Zimbabweans in the one-day matches in Grenada.
Both sides now turn their attention to the Test matches, the first of two beginning March 12 in Barbados.
Pollard crashed three sixes and three fours in an unbeaten 46 off just 24 deliveries to lift the West Indies to a competitive total, dominating a 56-run fifth-wicket partnership with Darren Sammy, the captain contributing 19.
All the Zimbabwe bowlers had shown greater discipline in limiting the home team's early progress.
Tendai Chatara accounted for Johnson Charles, who lost his middle stump in missing an ugly swipe.
The spinners then came to the fore with leggie Natsai M'Shangwe removing Dwayne Bravo and Lendl Simmons, who perished for 41. Simmons also declared player of the series.
Experienced off-spinner Prosper Utseya disposed of Christopher Barnwell, the returning all-rounder attempting one cut shot too many to be bowled for just seven.
It was the former captain's only wicket, but his four-over spell, which cost 22 runs, was the most economical.
West Indies 158 for 7 (Pollard 45*, Simmons 41)
Zimbabwe 117 for 6 (Masakadza 53*, Badree 3-17)
Result West Indies won by 41 runs
MOM Samuel Badree (West Indies)
Man of the series Lendl Simmons (West Indies)