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, November 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.

Updated Date: Nov 02, 2017





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 3182 91
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1 England 6298 126
2 India 5743 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3391 103
6 Australia 3699 100
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2 India 4601 124
3 Australia 2570 122
4 England 2448 117
5 New Zealand 2542 116
6 South Africa 2058 114