Zimbabwe vs West Indies: Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva help hosts earn a draw; visitors win series 1-0

Zimbabwe reached 301 for seven in their second innings before the two teams shook hands on the draw.

AFP, Nov,02 2017

Bulawayo: Sikandar Raza's 89 and Regis Chakabva's unbeaten 71 allowed Zimbabwe to hold off the Windies in the second Test and earn their first draw in 12 years on Thursday.

File image of Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza. Getty Images

File image of Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza. Getty Images

With Raza making his third major contribution of the match and Chakabva batting out almost 50 overs in an unbroken stand of 91 with captain Graeme Cremer, Zimbabwe reached 301 for seven in their second innings before the two teams shook hands on the draw.

The Windies had looked the likeliest side to secure victory on the final day, when Raza's dismissal left Zimbabwe on 210 for seven, leading by just 88 runs with nearly 64 overs still left in the day.

But Chakabva and Cremer shut up shop and the Windies were unable to break the partnership, forcing them to be content with a 1-0 series victory.

Published Date: Nov 02, 2017 | Updated Date: Nov 02, 2017




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4058 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6680 119
3 England 6320 115
4 New Zealand 6404 114
5 Australia 6012 113
6 Pakistan 4811 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 2262 126
2 Pakistan 2843 124
3 India 3385 121
4 England 2029 119
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112