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Zimbabwe defy odds to draw final Test against West Indies

Sikandar Raza (left) had a fantastic game for Zimbabwe
Sikandar Raza (left) had a fantastic game for Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe 326 & 301-7 (Raza 89) v
West Indies 448 (Holder 110)
Match Drawn
Second Test, Bulawayo, day five

Regis Chakava scored a valiant knock of unbeaten 71 after Sikandar Raza's valiant 89 as Zimbabwe managed to post 301 for seven at stumps on the final day against West Indies as the second Test in Bulawayo ended in a draw.

The result also means West Indies have claimed the series 1-0 by virtue of their win in the first game at the same venue.

Zimbabwe resumed their innings with a score of 140 for four, having a slender lead of 18 runs. In the second over of the day, Shannon Gabriel (2-34) accounted for Peter Moor (42), ending his 98 run stand with Raza (89).

With Malcolm Waller (15) also departing, Zimbabwe went into lunch with a score of 199 for six. In the third over of the second session, Jason Holder (1-42) castled Raza and by then the home side stretched their lead 88 runs.

With West Indies remaining sloppy in the field, handing Chakabva (71 not out) a reprieve, Zimbabwe slowly moved on and went into a position of comfort by tea during which they were positioned 259 for seven.

In the final session, Chakabva completed his fifty as he along with Graeme Cremer (28 not out) successfully negotiated the final session to reach 301 for seven, thereby ending the game in a draw.

Raza bagged the player of the match award while Bishoo was named the man of the series.

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