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West Indies crush Zimbabwe by innings and 65 runs

cricket Updated: Mar 23, 2013 02:51 IST

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West Indies cruised to an innings and 65-run victory over Zimbabwe to clinch the second and final Test inside three days at Windsor Park on Friday.

After declaring at their overnight position of 381 for eight, and with a first innings lead of 206, the hosts bowled out Zimbabwe for 175 in the afternoon session to claim the series 2-0.

The victory was also West Indies' sixth successive Test triumph with spinner Shane Shillingford, playing on his home ground, picking up 10 wickets in the match and 19 in the two-game series.

"Shane's performance here has been tremendous but throughout the games different people have been called upon and they executed properly," said West Indies skipper Darren Sammy.

West Indies also won the three one-day internationals as well as the two Twenty20 matches against a hapless and outclassed Zimbabwe.

"It's been massively disappointing and we've been taught a lesson. It hurts," said Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor.

"A lot of us need to go home and have a good think, we need to improve."