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Local hero shines in Windies romp

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Off-spinner Shane Shillingford claimed a second 10-wicket Test haul on his home island of Dominica as West Indies sauntered to an innings-and-65-run victory over Zimbabwe inside three days to complete a 2-0 series whitewash.

Shillingford’s previous career-best match figures of 10-219 came at Roseau in April 2012, albeit in a losing cause against Australia.

Shane Shillingford

Off-spinner Shane Shillingford has played two Tests at his home ground in Dominica and has helped himself to 10 wickets on each occasion

On this occasion a Windies win – their sixth in succession – was never in doubt as Shillingford returned second-innings figures of 5-34 to help dismiss Zimbabwe for just 142.

Morning rain convinced Darren Sammy to declare his side’s innings without addition to the overnight total of 381 for eight.

The tourists then folded in 42.2 overs, with Shillingford following up his nine wickets in the first Test with a wonderful overall return of 10-93 and the somewhat more innocuous Marlon Samuels claiming three scalps to take his tally for the match to six.

Zimbabwe opener Vusi Sibanda once again displayed promise en route to 35, only to give his wicket away when well-set for the second time in the match.

Sibanda departed lbw to Sammy when swiping horribly across the line, just moments after Brendon Taylor had been caught at short-leg off Shillingford to leave Zimbabwe 64 for two.

There was little resistance thereafter as Shillingford and Samuels made the most of a spin-friendly surface that offered turn from day one.