So that's it from us for this game. Youngsters are unleashing themselves on the big stage and new heroes are emerging on a consistent basis. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Join us for India's quarter-final clash against Bangladesh as and when it takes place. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
India skipper, Prithvi Shaw, says that the bowlers did a really good job for the team and the openers carried on the good work. Feels that attitude and intensity matters a lot on the field and he is pleased with his boys. Reinstates the fact that they are playing Bangladesh in the quarter-finals. Ends by saying that they have 5-6 days to rest and will aim to keep on playing with authority.
Zimbabwe skipper, Liam Roche, says that that it was a team decision to bat first. Feels that it was a good batting track but they were not up to the mark. Mentions that they enjoyed the conditions though. Praises the Indian openers for their brilliant batting and congratulates them. States that he wants to play for the Zimbabwe academy in England and also has hopes of featuring in the senior team in future.
Man of the Match, Shubman Gill, says that it was a good wicket to bat on. Mentions that they capitalized on it and played most of the shots down the ground. Praises Rahul Dravid for his inspirational coaching. Smiles and ends saying that he enjoys batting with Desai.
Earlier, the Indian bowlers once again bowled the opposition out. Three times in three games to be precise, sums up how penetrative they have been throughout. The Men in Blue are going from strength-to-strength and are certainly firing on all cylinders. If they continue to play this way, it will be difficult to defeat them. The presentation is coming up in a while...
A near flawless performance from India has led them to annihilate the opposition without even breaking a sweat. The Men in Blue experimented with a new opening combination and the duo of Desai and Gill responded in style. They showed their range all around the park and kept on finding boundaries at will. Gill was especially eye-catching and gave a glimpse of the huge talent he has got. The Men in Red didn't find any answers and surrendered rather meekly.
to Shubman Gill
FOUR! Gill finishes off in a commanding fashion! Just the way the Men in Blue would liked to have sign off. Length ball around off, Gill uses his feet and smacks it over the bowler for a boundary. Customary handshakes all around. INDIA WIN BY 10 WICKETS and they take the top position in Group B.
to Harvik Desai
Overpitched outside off, smashed to deep cover for a run. India are one hit away.
Ooh.. movement! Shaping in prodigiously, Desai keeps it out somehow.
Short of a length ball outside off, crunched to sweeper cover for a single. The batsmen think about another run but it is not on. 150 up for India. This has been a brilliant opening stand.
Back of a length ball well outside off, Desai tries to go for the glory shot to take his team home but toe ends his flat-bat stroke to mid on.
Fullish delivery, Desai hangs back and taps it to mid-wicket.
Shortish delivery around off, Desai goes for a wild pull across the line but toe ends it to mid off.
FOUR! Streaky runs! A rare false shot in this innings. Fullish delivery around off, shaping in. Desai prods forward to counter it but gets an outside edge. The keeper dives to his right but the ball goes past him in a flash and through to the fence.
Bouncer on off, pulled through square leg for a run.
FOUR! A shot of a man whose confidence is sky high at the moment! Length ball in line of the stumps, Gill stands his ground and punches it on the up past mid on for a majestic boundary.
Nungu is back on.
Length ball, shaping in, tucked to the mid-wicket region for a run.
Back of a length outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
Fifty for Harvik Desai! It has been a measured knock from him and he has impressed one and all with his astuteness. Short ball outside off, placed past the point region. The fielder in the deep slides to his right to keep it down to a couple.