5th ODI, Bulawayo, Dec 9 2007, West Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
• Cricinfo staff

Rain washes out final game

Incessant rain in Bulawayo led to the abandoning of last ODI between Zimbabwe and West Indies

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14:15 update And that's it. The game has been officially called off. The dead-rubber has been abandoned without a ball being bowled. So West Indies win the series 3-1. They now travel to South Africa for a Test and one-day series. Join us for that.

13:20 update It's still raining and the umpires are planning an inspection at 14:15 local time (12:15 GMT). Stay tuned for more then. Looks like a damp end to the series.

12:00 update Rain coming down heavily now. Chances of a start get bleaker and bleaker.

10:30am update: Still no good news from Bulawayo. It's drizzling and one presumes there will be an update only when the rain stops. Two groundsmen on the field with waterproof jackets.

Update It's raining in Bulawayo and the covers are back on. The toss hasn't happened yet so it seems that the start will be delayed. it's raining heavier now. Looks like a long wait.

Hello and welcome to the fifth and final ODI between West Indies and Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. It's a gloomy morning and overnight rain has threatened the start of the game. The covers are off, though, and the Zimbabwe team are warming up. Will give you more updates as and when we get news.

Team news Two changes for Zimbabwe. Gary Brent and Elton Chigumbura out. Chris Mpofu and Tawanda Mupariwa are in.

Blessing Mahwire Bowler
Timycen Maruma Top-order batsman
Gary Brent -
Tawanda Mupariwa Bowler
Ray Price Bowler
Vusi Sibanda Opening batsman
Elton Chigumbura Allrounder
Brendan Taylor Wicketkeeper batsman
Tatenda Taibu Wicketkeeper batsman
Prosper Utseya (c)Bowler
Hamilton Masakadza Top-order batsman
Stuart Matsikenyeri -
Sean Williams Middle-order batsman
Chris Mpofu Bowler
Keith Dabengwa -
Graeme Cremer Bowler
Terry Duffin Opening batsman
Chamu Chibhabha Top-order batsman
Match details
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Tossno toss
SeriesWest Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Series resultWest Indies won the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberODI No. 002654a
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days9 December 2007 - day match (50-over match)
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Brian Jerling
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Kevan Barbour
TV Umpire
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Russell Tiffin
Match Referee
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Chris Broad