Zimbabwe into tri-series final after rains stops W. Indies
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwe sneaked into the tri-series final after West Indies fell agonizingly short in their rain-affected one-day international on Friday.
Chasing Zimbabwe's 218-8, West Indies was 124-5 in 27.3 overs when rain stopped the game, giving the Zimbabweans a five-run win on the Duckworth-Lewis method and a place in Sunday's series final against Sri Lanka.
West Indies would have been in the decider if it had lost one less wicket by the time the weather intervened.
Bowler Tendai Chisoro was crucial in Zimbabwe's victory, scoring 42 not out in an unbeaten 91-run partnership with Sikandar Raza (76 not out) for the ninth wicket.
That stand got the Zimbabweans to a decent score, and Chisoro followed up with 2-23 with the ball.
Jonathan Carter made 43 not out for West Indies but they were frustrated by the weather.