Zimbabwe through to tri-series final

On the back of Sikandar Raza's unbeaten 76 and an all-round effort from Tendai Chisoro, Zimbabwe defeated West Indies by five runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method to qualify for the final of the triangular One-Day International series.

Sikandar Raza shared an unbroken partnership of 91 for the ninth wicket with Tendai Chisoro.   -  AP (File Photo)

Zimbabwe beat West Indies by five runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method in Friday's rain-affected One-Day International (ODI) to qualify for the triangular series final against Sri Lanka.

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Tendai Chisoro played a crucial role with bat and ball as Zimbabwe staged a remarkable comeback. Chisoro scored an unbeaten 42 and then claimed figures of 2 for 23 in six overs to help Zimbabwe recover from a disastrous position and go through to Sunday's final.

 

With West Indian spin duo Devendra Bishoo and Ashley Nurse picking up three wickets apiece, Zimbabwe was reduced to 89 for seven in its innings but recovered to post 218 for eight in 49 overs on the back of Sikandar Raza's unbeaten 76.

Crucially, Raza and Chisoro added 50 runs from the final five overs of the innings, putting on an unbroken 91 to set a new record for ninth-wicket stands by Zimbabwe in ODIs.

In reply, the West Indies was 124 for five in the 29th over when rain returned to bring the match to a premature end, leaving it short of the Duckworth-Lewis equivalent.

Host Zimbabwe will now face Sri Lanka in Sunday’s final at the same venue.