On Thursday, Zimbabwe scrambled a run out off the final ball of the game to defeat the Netherlands by one run and even the one-day international series at 1-1. The Zimbabwean spinner Wessly Madhevere also claimed a hat trick earlier in the innings, as the Netherlands narrowly missed out on victory after scoring 270 runs all out in need of 272 runs. After the Netherlands won the first ODI on Tuesday's final ball, the teams provided another nail-biting conclusion at Harare Sports Club.
This time, the Netherlands came agonizingly near to achieving their goal despite requiring 19 off the final over and behind by nine wickets. The last over was opened by No. 10 Ryan Klein's four, and the following three balls were scrambled by him and No. 11 Fred Klaassen into a two, a single, and another two.