Lendl's 50 gives Windies victory over Zimbabwe
Lendl Simmons' third half-century and an unbroken 85-run third-wicket partnership with Dwayne Bravo guided the West Indies to an eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe in first T20 international on Saturday
Replying to Zimbabwe’s 130 for eight, the opening batsman smashed six sixes, the last ending the match at the start of the 17th over, in finishing on 63 not out and taking the man of the match award.
Bravo (38 not out) benefitted from a missed run out opportunity at the start of his innings to ensure that the early strikes of medium-fast bowler Chris Mpofu did not result in an upset win for the visitors.
Brief scores: Zimbabwe 130/8 (M Waller 49, C Ervine 34; T Best 3-18) lost to West Indies 131/2 ( L Simmons 63, D Bravo 38; C Mpofu 2-14) off 16.1 overs by eight wickets