Windies sweep struggling Zimbabwe

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The West Indies made very light work of Zimbabwe in the second Test in Roseau, winning on day three by an innings and 65 runs thanks to another five-fer by Shane Shillingford, who also bagged five in the first innings.

The West Indies made very light work of Zimbabwe in the second Test in Roseau, winning on day three by an innings and 65 runs thanks to another five-fer by Shane Shillingford, who also bagged five in the first innings.

After scoring 175 all out in the first innings, the African side then conceded 381 runs before the Windies declared overnight on day two. The hosts then required only 42-odd overs to bag the win, dismissing the visitors for 141.

Shillingford took five for 59 on day one, and backed that up with five, this time for just 34 runs. He made good use of the turning track, as did Marlon Samuels, who bagged the final two wickets in one over to end the game.

The Windies had ended day two on 381 for eight, with Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul showing their experience with centuries apiece as the lead reached 206. They didn't come out to bat on day three, leaving the minnows with a stiff task.

Only opener Vusi Sibanda managed a score over 30, before he was trapped LBW by Windies skipper Darren Sammy for 35. This was the best score by a Zimbabwean in the match. Shillingford then rattled through the middle order, before Samuels wrapped things up.

This was the Windies' sixth Test win in a row, as they took the series two nil. Their next task will be at the ICC Champions Trophy in June, where they will look to add to their silverware cabinet.

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