ST GEORGE’S – Ramnaresh Sarwan crafted his first international century in nearly three years as West Indies coasted to a seven-wicket victory over Zimbabwe to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match one-day series yesterday.
The 32-year-old, in an unfamiliar role of opener, finished unbeaten on 120 to carry West Indies to their target of 274 off 49 overs at the Grenada National Stadium.
Sarwan struck nine fours and two sixes off 143 balls in his first three digit score since April 2010 when he made exactly 100 against Ireland and his 15th overall in 178 ODIs.
His in-form opening partner Kieran Powell carved out 57 for his second half-century in as many innings while Narsingh Deonarine gathered 42 and Kieron Pollard bludgeoned an unbeaten 41 to see West Indies home.
Earlier, the impressive Craig Ervine led three batsmen with half-centuries as Zimbabwe defied Dwayne Bravo’s six-wicket haul to rattle up a creditable 273 for eight. (CMC)