2nd Test: West Indies clinch series despite Zimbabwe holding out for draw

first_imgZimbabwe and West Indies drew the second and final test on Thursday after stubborn resistance from Zimbabwe’s lower order. West Indies still took the series 1-0.Pushing for victory, West Indies had a chance when Zimbabwe was 172-6 in its second innings and tottering with a lead of just 50. Had the last four wickets gone down quickly, West Indies was favorite to chase down the target for victory.Windies take series 1-0. #ZIMvWI pic.twitter.com/aQXXElujz5- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) November 2, 2017But Sikandar Raza, underlining a brilliant individual performance in the test, made 89 to hold Zimbabwe’s second innings together on the final day. Wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva made 71 not out. Captain Graeme Cremer, coming in at No. 9, faced 150 balls for his 28 not out to further frustrate the West Indian attack.Devendra Bishoo was named #ZIMvWI Player of the Series after taking 13 wickets across the two matches. pic.twitter.com/fE2K37Thf6- ICC (@ICC) November 2, 2017The eighth-wicket partnership between Chakabva and Cremer was worth 91, but they saw off nearly 50 overs in that stand to secure the draw.Zimbabwe was 301-7 when the sides shook hands for a draw and West Indies didn’t get the chance to bat for a second time.West Indies still clinched a first test series victory under captain Jason Holder after its 117-run win in the first match, also in Bulawayo.In the second test, Hamilton Masakadza made 147 in Zimbabwe’s first innings total of 326. Holder and Shane Dowrich made centuries in West Indies reply of 448.A fantastic performance in both innings with bat and a five wicket haul gets @SRazaB24 the 2nd Test Player of the Match award! #ZIMvWI pic.twitter.com/7nIjwhtD9oadvertisement- ICC (@ICC) November 2, 2017But Raza had the most telling contribution. He hit 80 in the first innings, took 5-99 with the ball in West Indies’ first innings, and then ensured Zimbabwe held out for a draw with another half-century on Day 5.last_img read more