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Cricket: Zimbabwe make 130-8 in first T20 against Windies


Zimbabwe totalled 130 for eight batting first against the West Indies in the first T20 international at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday.

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor had won the toss and decided to bat first.

After being rested for the three one-day internationals in Grenada, Darren Sammy returns to lead the home side, who omitted fast bowler Shannon Gabriel and all-rounder Christopher Barnwell from their final eleven.

Zimbabwe welcomed back Craig Ervine, who missed the final ODI with the flu, and have also chosen to go into the match with three specialist spinners -- Prosper Utseya, Natsai M'Shangwe and Tinotenda Mutombodzi -- on a pitch devoid of grass.

West Indies swept the three-match ODI series 3-0 in Grenada earlier this week.