Zimbabwe snatch tie after Windies collapse

first_img…Shai Hope hit 101 from 120 balls(REUTERS)- Zimbabwe seamer Donald Tiripano bowled a superb final over to help his side earn a dramatic tie in their Tri-Series one-day international against West Indies in Bulawayo yesterday.The visitors lost three wickets, including two run outs, in a desperate last five balls as Tiripano gave them nothing to hit with a succession of full deliveries that restricted the West Indies to 257 for eight.Captain Jason Holder had the chance to win the game off the final ball but could not make contact and wicketkeeper Peter Moor ran out a charging non-striker Jonathan Carter.Zimbabwe celebrated as if they had won the game and well they might after the visitors had seemed sure of victory.West Indies batsman Shai Hope hit 101 from 120 balls, his maiden ODI ton in his second match, and added 162 for the third wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite (78).When he was dismissed West Indies needed 38 runs from 32 balls with seven wickets remaining, but they could not get over the line due to tight bowling and poor shot selection.Zimbabwe won the toss and made 257 all out in exactly 50 overs.Their innings was built around the third-wicket stand of 144 between Craig Ervine (92) and Pakistan-born Sikandar Raza (77), but petered out as they managed only 67 runs from their final seven wickets in 11.2 overs.With all three sides having played two matches, West Indies head the Tri-Series table with seven points from Sri Lanka (five) and Zimbabwe (two).West Indies take on Sri Lanka in their game next Wednesday at the same venue.B Chari c Holder b C Brathwaite 15C Chibhabha run out 25C Ervine c Powell b Gabriel 92Sikandar Raza c K Brathwaite b C Brathwaite 77S Williams lbw b Nurse 2E Chigumbura c wkp Hope b Holder 8+P Moor c Powell b Holder 6*A Cremer c Gabriel b C Brathwaite 8D Tiripano b Gabriel 14T Chisoro not out 0C Mpofu b C Brathwaite 2Extras (w8) 8TOTAL (all out, 50 overs) 257Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Chibhabha, 11.1 overs), 2-46 (Chari, 13.1), 3-190 (Sikandar Raza, 38.4), 4-197 (Williams, 39.5), 5-218 (Chigumbura, 43.4), 6-228 (Moor, 45.5), 7-233 (Ervine, 46.2), 8-255 (Tiripano, 49), 9-255 (Cremer, 49.3), 10-257 (Mpofu, 50)Bowling: Gabriel 10-0-45-2 (w4), Holder 10-0-47-2 (w1), Benn 8-0-45-0 (w1), C Brathwaite 10-0-48-4, Nurse 10-0-55-1, Carter 2-0-17-0.WEST INDIESJ Charles lbw b Tiripano 19K Brathwaite c Ervine b Williams 78E Lewis c Chibhabha b Cremer 18+S Hope c wkp Moor b Mpofu 101R Powell b Williams 17C Brathwaite c Williams b Tiripano 9*J Holder not out 4A Nurse run out 0J Carter run out 1Extras (b1, lb3, w5, nb1) 10TOTAL (8 wkts, 50 overs) 257Did not bat: S Benn, S GabrielFall of wickets: 1-33 (Charles, 7.3 overs), 2-58 (Lewis, 11.1), 3-220 (Hope, 44.4), 4-234 (K Brathwaite, 47.1), 5-242 (Powell, 47.4), 6-255 (C Brathwaite, 49.2), 7-255 (Nurse, 49.3), 8-257 (Carter, 50)Bowling: Mpofu 10-0-64-1 (w2), Tiripano 6-0-26-2 (w1), Chisoro 10-1-42-0, Cremer 10-0-44-1, Williams 10-0-52-2 (nb1), Sikandar Raza 4-0-25-0.Points: Zimbabwe 2, West Indies 2.Man-of-the-Match: Shai Hope.last_img

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