Hello everyone India roared back at Zimbabwe as expected in 2nd T20 match and leveled the series 1-1. India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets at Harare Sports club on Monday. What a strong comeback in the series! Let us see in details what exactly happened at Harare Sports club.
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Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first. Apart from toss nothing went right for them. The pitch looked good for batting. But Zimbabwean batters did not bat well and of course credit must go to Indian bowlers who really looked disciplined. India dropped Rishi Dhawan and Jaydev Unadkut. Barinder sran and Dhawal Kulkarni were given opportunities. The replacement paid off.
Zimbabwe lost the first wicket of the match at the score of 14. Thereafter wickets never stopped falling. In 20 overs Zimbabwe managed to score just 99/9. The score did not trouble Indian batsmen at all. The openers Lokesh Rahul and Mandeep Singh finished things in just 13.1 overs and scored 103/0. This is the first time that India has won International T20 match by 10 wickets. Mandeep singh was not out on 52(40) and Lokesh Rahul remained not out on 47(40). But before this brilliant batting performance, the Indian seamers Barinder sran and Jaspreet Bumrah did all the damage. Barinder sran took 4 wickets while Bumrah picked 3 wickets.Y Chahal and D Kulkarni took 1 wicket each.
Peter Moore scored 31 runs which is highest score among the Zimbabwe batting line up and Donald Tripano was the most economical bowler but could not take wicket.
Dhoni will be a happy man with this performance and series is open now for both the teams. Barider Sran was declared as man of the match for his best bowling figures(4-0-10-4) in debut match by any Indian bowler.