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February 21, 2005
Zimbabweans 206 and 233 (Williams 82*, Morkel 6-66) drew with Combined Easterns/Northerns XI 275
Rain rescued the Zimbabweans as play was brought to an early close on the fourth and final day against the Easterns/Northerns XI at Willowmoore Park. Easterns/Northerns would have needed only 165 for victory after Morne Morkel took six for 66 to wreck Zimbabwe's second innings - but, instead, the rain wrecked any chance of a result.
After most of the third day had been washed out - only 21.1 overs were bowled -the Zimbabweans resumed the final day in a precarious position on 193 for 8: a lead of 82 with just two wickets remaining. In what little play they could muster between the showers on the final day, they managed to double that lead by adding 82 for the last two wickets. Their spearhead was again the indomitable Sean Williams who took his overnight total of 53 not out to an unbeaten 82. But then the rains came, leaving the match high and dry and out of the reach of the Easterns/Northerns.
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