Indian Bowlers Wreaked Havoc Again
Electing to bat after losing the toss, the host team was bundled out for just 161 runs in 38.1 overs.
Indian bowlers also dominated in the second ODI being played at Harare Sports Club. From the very beginning, the Indian bowlers kept the pressure on the Zimbabwe batsmen and took all 10 wickets for just 161 runs.
Electing to bat after losing the toss, the host team was bundled out for just 161 runs in 38.1 overs. Sean Williams scored 42 runs for Zimbabwe. At the same time, Ryan Burle played an unbeaten inning of 39 runs. Shardul Thakur took three wickets for India. On the other hand, Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Hooda, Famous Krishna, Akshar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav got one success each.
Zimbabwe's bad start again
Like in the first ODI, once again Zimbabwe's top order piled up in front of the Indian bowlers. Opener T Caetano 07 and Innocent Kaia got out after scoring 16 runs. Number three batsman Wesley Madhivire scored 02 and captain Regis Chakabwa, who came at number four, was also dismissed after scoring 02 runs. After falling for four wickets for 31 runs, now Zimbabwe had high hopes for Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams, but Raza was dismissed after scoring 16 runs.
Thakur, who was included in the team in place of the hero of the previous match, Deepak Chahar, took full advantage of this opportunity, taking three wickets for 38 runs in seven overs. Mohammad Siraj, Famous Krishna, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Deepak Hooda got one wicket each. Two players were run out.
For Zimbabwe, Shaun Williams scored 42 runs in 42 balls with the help of three fours and a six, while Ryan Burle scored 39 runs in 47 balls with the help of three fours and a six. The hosts could not make a comeback after their four wickets fell for 31 runs.
Opener Innocent Kaiya and Sikandar Raja scored 16-16 runs. After the first match, Zimbabwe's batting was not special in the second match as well. In the absence of regular captain Craig Irvine, Regis Chakabwa could not make an impact in the batting and could only score two runs. Madhevere and in-form Sikandar Raza also could not contribute to the team. Ryan Burle and Shawn Williams certainly did put up a bit of a challenge. Zimbabwe's team was all out for 161 runs.