BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC):West Indies were dumped from the Tri-Nations Series here yesterday after rain, combined with careless cricket, condemned them to a shocking five-run loss to Zimbabwe under the Duckworth/Lewis system.Chasing a modest 219 at Queens Sports Club for a place in tomorrow’s final against Sri Lanka, West Indies slumped to 93 for five in the 23rd over, as they failed to cope with left-arm spinners Sean Williams (2-18) and Tendai Chisoro (2-23).When the rain finally arrived midway during the 28th over, West Indies were 124 for five but unfortunately short of the 130 runs required under the Duckworth/Lewis system.Left-hander Jonathan Carter was unbeaten on 43 and captain Jason Holder, 22, while opener Kraigg Brathwaite chipped in with 24 earlier.The Caribbean side’s sloppiness had earlier cost them dearly when they allowed the hosts to recover from 127 for eight in the 37th over, to reach 218 for eight off their allotted 49 overs.Off-spinner Ashley Nurse claimed three for 27 in a brilliant 10-over spell and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo picked up three for 30 in his first game, to wreck the innings after Zimbabwe opted to bat.AHEAD OF THE WEST INDIESBut Sikandar Raza produced a superb unbeaten 76 and found an ally in Chisoro, who struck a career-best 42 not out as they defied the Windies in a fabulous, record 91-run, unbroken stand for the ninth wicket.Hamilton Masakadza, who made 20, joined the pair as the only three batsmen to get into the 20s.The result meant Zimbabwe finished second in the standings on eight points, just one ahead of the Windies.In the West Indies innings, out-of-form opener Johnson Charles chipped a simple return catch to Chisoro off the first ball he faced, to depart with just one run on the board.His opening partner Evin Lewis, a century-maker in the last game against Sri Lanka, followed in the next over leg before wicket to Chisoro for nine playing back, and when Shai Hope (14) edged a drive at a wide delivery from Williams to Masakadza at slip, West Indies were stumbling badly at 35 for three in the 10th over.
Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Pocari Sweat needed a major jolt to turn back hard-fighting Air Force Wednesday en route to its fourth straight finals appearance in the Premier Volleyball League Open conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Guino-o, pitching in for an off Kai Nepomuceno at opposite position, unloaded 14 points for the Lady Warriors.“Good thing we got that positive vibe once again. I told them to just enjoy it, don’t dwell on the negative things,” said De Guzman. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Starting off cold against the determined Jet Spikers, the Lady Warriors found themselves under siege after losing the first two sets before clawing their way to a thrilling 16-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-10 win in Game 3 of the semifinals.Myla Pablo scored 22 points, most of them in the third set where the Lady Warriors made a solid stand from 17-19 to extend the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I was telling my teammates let’s help each other, we can do it despite the scores,” said Pablo.Pocari has won the past three conferences in utter domination of the league it joined just last year. LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend PH gets deadline to decide on SEAG 2019 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It will now face BaliPure in the championship match after the Water Defernders melted the Creamline Cool Smashers in their semifinal decider, 25-22, 27-25, 25-23.Game 1 of the best-of-three series is on Saturday.And for a while, it didn’t look like Pocari Sweat was going to make it there.“From the start we had trouble with our first ball,” said coach Rico de Guzman in Filipino. “And we started playing very stiff and tentative. It looked like we didn’t want to win the first and second sets.”Fortunately for Pocari, the Lady Warriors were able to steady themselves just in time and then got a big boost from stringer Heather Guino-o.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano