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1131dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India take series after Zimbabwe implode

India went 2-0 up with an eight-wicket win in the second ODI, and won the three-match series after bowling Zimbabwe out for 126 at the Harare Sports Club

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sibanda
53(69) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 1 2 6 4 6 12 17
AT Rayudu
41(44) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 0 0 8 4 6 16 5

Best performances - Bowlers

YS Chahal
O6
M2
R25
W3
Eco4.16
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BB Sran
O6
M1
R17
W2
Eco2.83
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

Time for the presentation...

Graeme Cremer: Losing the toss again may have played a part but our batters didn't look the part. The wicket was still doing a little bit and we were looking to get around 240 to get them under pressure. Injuries are always disappointing but I think we had enough batters to post a good score. We know we have four games to go and hopefully come hard at them in the T20s.

MS Dhoni: It's always good to take catches and inside edges are always good to take. It was a different performance from the first game, slightly different pitch. Some of the shots played in the first 10 overs showed it was coming on to the bat nicely. Our bowlers did a great job to restrict them, I felt they would cross 200 and our spinners got us important breakthroughs. Most important thing is to win games and our batting when it comes to professionalism is right up there, even in the first game. We'll sit and discuss changes for the next game with Sanjay Bangar. There's only so much players can do in only one game. We'll see who can fit in the T20 squad and maybe we'll rest one of the bowlers.

Chahal is the Man of the Match: I enjoyed bowling, the wicket was a bit slow. Day before the batsmen were not going after me and were a bit defensive, today they were attacking me so I got wickets. I was looking to bowl a stump-to-stump line and Mahi bhai also asked me to bowl slow through the air.

That's it from us as far as this ODI goes, join us again on Wednesday for the last match of the series, enjoy the Lord's Test and the football until then. It's goodbye from Vishal and Shashank. Ciao!

2.13pm That's another one-sided win for this second-string India side over Zimbabwe and they've taken the series, leading 2-0 for now. Sibanda's fifty was leading the hosts towards a respectable score but poor shots and three wickets from Chahal led their downfall. An injury to Sean Williams, who came in for Craig Ervine, added to their worries and the Indian batsmen were hardly troubled, again. Lots of chinks to be covered and kinks to be straightened out for Zimbabwe before the third ODI. India, on the other hand, will be pretty pleased with this lead and the fashion in which they've achieved it. Will they try out more players? Time will tell...

This match is done and dusted, but another one in another sport in another continent is about to start. It's Spain versus Czech Republic in the Euro 2016. So check it out on espn.in, which is still less than two weeks old.

26.5
4
Sikandar Raza to Pandey, FOUR runs, he just needs one ball and that one is flighted way outside off, he drives by reaching out to it and hits the winning runs through the covers

It's Manish Pandey now

26.4
W
Sikandar Raza to Nair, OUT, loud appeal for lbw and the umpire nods immediately! Raza roars as Nair walks back with disappointment. It was flighted nicely on the middle stump, pretty full, and Nair looked to sweep it, but missed it completely, hit right in front

KK Nair lbw b Sikandar Raza 39 (112m 68b 5x4 0x6) SR: 57.35

26.3
1
Sikandar Raza to Rayudu, 1 run, pushes this one with the turn to long-on for one
26.2
0
Sikandar Raza to Rayudu, no run, the short ball makes him rock back in the crease but it turns a long way and takes him on the left pad
26.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Rayudu, no run, comes down again but defends it back

Just three away

END OF OVER:
26 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 124/1 (3 runs required from 23.1 overs, RR: 4.76, RRR: 0.12)

  • Karun Nair39 (67b)
  • Ambati Rayudu40 (41b)
  • Graeme Cremer3-0-17-0
  • Sikandar Raza1-0-2-0
25.6
0
Cremer to Nair, no run, hardly any room and it's pushed into the covers again

Rayudu vs Zimbabwe

123

Rayudu's average against Zimbabwe in ODIs. He has scored 369 runs in 7 inns with 4 not outs. With 41* in this match, his overall ODI average has gone above 50.

KL Rahul's another record

133

Runs scored by KL Rahul before getting out for the first time in ODIs, which is the highest by an India batsman beating Woorkeri Raman's 103.

Collapse in no time

106/3

Zimbabwe's score at the end of 25th over. But before the 35th over got completed, they got all out at the score of 126.

Successive maidens

2

Maidens bowled by Chahal - his 5th and 6th over of the innings. In the first 4 overs, he had conceded 25 runs without any wicket. He took 3 wkts in those 2 maiden overs.

Sibanda gets going

13.61

Sibanda's average against India in ODIs and SR of 50.86, before this match. In 13 innings, just once he scored 50+. Today he reached 50 in 58 balls

False starts

0

No. of fifty opening stands by Zimbabwe in their last ten ODIs against India. Zimbabwe's first wicket has averaged just 16.8 in those ten innings.