Zimbabwe Salvage Tie in Thriller With West Indies in Triangular Series

Zimbabwe Salvage Tie in Thriller With West Indies in Triangular Series

Bulawayo:

Shai Hope strike his lass one-day general century though a West Indies could usually stumble to a thespian tie in a triangular array strife with Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Saturday.

With Hope scoring 101 in usually his second ODI a West Indies were good on lane to renovate a hosts’ 257 all out, until his exclusion sparked a late collapse.

The tourists went into a final over wanting usually 4 runs to win off seamer Donald Tiripano, though mislaid 3 wickets — dual of them to run-outs — to finish on 257 for eight.

“We should have won a game, though that’s cricket,” pronounced West Indies captain Jason Holder.

“It’s critical for a guys to learn from this occasion. As a immature group we usually need to consider a bit some-more when we get into these parsimonious positions.”

The diversion was set adult by dual widespread partnerships for a third wicket, with Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza Butt putting on 144 for Zimbabwe before Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite’s 162-run mount for a West Indies.

With Ervine scoring 92 and Raza attack 77, Zimbabwe went into a final 12 overs of their innings on 188 for two, with their eye on a winning total.

Instead a innings free with Raza’s dismissal, as a hosts mislaid 8 for 69 in a remaining overs to be bowled out off a final round of a innings.

Carlos Brathwaite picked adult a pivotal wicket of Raza as good as dual some-more late dismissals to finish with total of 4 for 48.

The West Indies looked in control via their chase, with Kraigg Brathwaite scoring 78 and Hope holding advantage of being forsaken on 69 and 84, both times by Raza off a bowling of Graeme Cremer.

The tourists reached a finish of a 44th over on 217 for two, though when Hope was hold behind off a bowling of Chris Mpofu, Zimbabwe were means to fist a new batsmen on a two-paced pitch.

Although Sean Williams picked adult dual wickets in his final over, a West Indies were still complicated favourites when Carlos Brathwaite strike a final round of a penultimate over for six.

But Tiripano hold his haughtiness to have Brathwaite hold in a deep, afterwards enjoyed some fitness when he deflected Holder’s expostulate onto a stumps during a non-striker’s finish to run out Ashley Nurse.

Holder usually indispensable a singular off a final delivery, though could not make hit and saw his partner Jonathan Carter run out as he attempted to take a bye.

“We done some mistakes and it could have left a way, though credit to a guys for a approach they fought and cumulative a tie,” pronounced Cremer.

“We were a bit messy in a field, we substantially gave divided 20 runs and forsaken a integrate of catches, though we’ll take a positives from this diversion into a final dual matches.”

Zimbabwe take on Sri Lanka during a same Queen Sports Club venue on Monday in a subsequent diversion of a series.

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