Zimbabwe collapse to heavy defeat in opening Test against West Indies

Last Updated: 15/03/13 9:10am

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Spinner Shane Shillingford claimed career-best figures of 6-49 as West Indies raced to a nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe just after lunch on day three of the opening Test in Barbados.

Zimbabwe collapsed from an overnight position of 43-3 in their second innings to 107 all out, leaving West Indies a victory target of 12, which they reached in five overs for the loss of Kieran Powell.

Shillingford had taken two wickets on the second evening and soon did more damage when play resumed at the Kensington Oval.

He had Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor (6) caught at short leg in the first over of the day and seamer Kemar Roach (1-12) followed up in the next by bowling nightwatchman Ray Price (7).

Shillingford added the wickets of Regis Chakabva (6), Malcolm Waller (5) and Graeme Cremer (14) before fast bowler Shannon Gabriel (3-10) finished things off by removing Kyle Jarvis (9) and Tendai Chatara (0) in the same over.

Craig Ervine was left stranded on 23 not out, the top score an innings lasting 41.4 overs, while Shillingford - playing his first Test since last year's tour of England - finished with match figures of 9-107.

Chatara had Powell caught in the gully for six in the second over of West Indies' run chase before lunch was taken with three still required.

Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo swiftly completed the victory at the start of the afternoon session without further loss.

The two-match series concludes at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica from March 20-24.

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