Zimbabwe defeat West Indies by D/L method: As it happened

The D/L method came into play and Zimbabwe will go on to face Sri Lanka.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 26, 2016 12:41 am
West Indies’ march to the final was interrupted by rain. (Source: AP)

Zimbabwe beat the West Indies by five runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in Bulawayo on Friday to book a place in Sunday’s final of the triangular one-day international tournament against Sri Lanka.

Rain ended the last round-robin match early after Zimbabwe fought back from a dismal start to post a competitive score and pegged the Windies back to 124 for five in the 28th over when play was halted.

Sikander Raza and Tendai Chisoro shared a record ninth-wicket stand of 84 to lift Zimbabwe to 218 for eight off 49 overs after rain had interrupted the early stages of the match.

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Hello and welcome to the coverage of the final group stage ODI of the tri-series. West Indies are playing Zimbabwe and the winner of this match will head to the Sunday’s final against Sri Lanka

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TOSS

Zimbabwe have won the toss and decided they will bat against West Indies. Remember, winner of this match qualifies for the final

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Only one change in the Zimbabwe team. Hamilton Masakadza returns and he is replaces Elton Chigumbura

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West Indies have made two changes to their playing XI. Sulieman Benn and Shannon Gabriel are out while Devendra Bishoo and Minuel Cummins are replacing them

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All set for play in the match. Chari and Chibhabha are the openers for Zimbabwe while Cummins will bowl the first over for West Indies. Chari on strike

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Decent over from Cummins as he gives only two runs, both wides. Jason Holder will share the new ball from the other end for West Indies. Chibhabha on strike

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WICKET! Chibhabha has to go. What a beauty from Holder. Full and it sung into the batsman and hits the stumps. Chibhabha was beaten by pace as well

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DROPPED! Chari gets a lifeline. A very difficult chance for Rovman Powell at cover-point. It was struck hard by Chari and it flew to Powell who was leaning back but could not hold on to it

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Six overs gone and Zimbabwe have moved on to 24 for the loss of one wicket. They need a good partnership if they want to post a big total in this important match

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Wild over that from Cummins. Nine deliveries in total. 13 runs coming from it. Zimbabwe reach 37 for the loss of one wicket after seven overs.

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Maiden over from Cummins. Nine overs completed in the Zimbabwe and they are 40 for the loss of one wicket. Chari and Masakadza taking it over by over.

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End of the 10th over and Zimbabwe are 45 for the loss of one wickets. The run-rate has been good for Zimbabwe. West Indies need a couple of wickets from here

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Whoa! What happened there. Ground staff rushing to the pitch with covers. Drizzle! Players are going off the field. Zimbabwe need a win in this match to qualify

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The rain has stopped but there are some wet patches in the outfield and most of them are in the playing area. The umpires are out on the ground to inspect the conditions

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We are back after the rain break. The 12th over will be bowled by Devendra Bishoo. Masakadza on strike for Zimbabwe.

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WICKET! Bishoo with a wicket after the rain break. Masakadza is bowled. Bishoo fires a full one and Masakadza is rooted in the crease. No foot movement and his stumps are rattled

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Zimbabwe reach 50 in the 13th over and Sean Ervine is the new man in for them. Chari has held on to the other end for Zimbabwe

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WICKET! Bishoo strikes again! Chari gone this time. Tries for a big shot after seeing a shot ball but it comes on to him fast. He has to pull it from outside off which he can’t.

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WICKET! Nurse has a wicket. The decision stands after Ervine reviewed it. Playing down the wrong line after Nurse got some drift and spin after pitching

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WICKET! Another one from Nurse. He has two wickets in three balls. Williams is gone for a duck. Pushing with hard hands on a ball that got up after pitching. Zimbabwe are five down now

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OUT! Cremer out by a quick ball from Bishoo. It was short and Cremer goes for the pull shot, it takes the inside edge and goes on to hit the stumps. Zimbabwe brought down to their knees

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Sikandar Raza (33) and Donald Tripiano (14) holding it out in the middle for Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe are 125/7 in 36th over being bowled by Jason Holder.

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OUT! Donald Tripiano walks to the pavilion off Jason Holder. A short ball, Tripiano tried to pull it and gets beaten by the pace. The ball takes the top edge before it lands in the gloves of the wicket keeper. Zimbabwe are 8 wickets down for 127 runs.

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Sikander Raza reaches his half century. Zimbabwe have fought back well to reach a 150-plus total and Raza has led the way. It has been a tenacious inniongs and he has taken 86 balls to get their, hitting just one bouncary along the way. Zimbabwe are 168/8 after 44 overs.