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4.6 overs (1 Run) Bowls this one short and outside the off stump, KL Rahul plays a controlled pull shot towards deep square leg and he will retain the strike with a single.
4.5 overs (1 Run) Continues bowling full and on the pads, Virat Kohli plays this to deep mid-wicket for one.
4.4 overs (1 Run) Strays onto the pads on a fuller length, easy pickings for KL Rahul as he clips this towards deep square leg and rotates the strike with a single.
4.3 overs (1 Run) Goes full this time and angles this into the stumps, Virat Kohli flicks this uppishly towards deep square leg and takes a run.
4.2 overs (0 Run) This is on a good length and outside the off stump. Virat Kohli is watchful as he leaves this one alone.
4.1 overs (1 Run) Tendai Chatara bowls this on a good length and outside the off stump, KL Rahul taps this towards cover-point and takes a single.
3.6 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Virat Kohli is off the mark with a lovely boundary! Blessing Muzarabani fires a yorker-length delivery onto the pads, Virat Kohli does not miss out as he flicks this to the left of short fine leg and gets four runs.
Virat Kohli walks out at number 3!
3.5 overs (0 Run) OUT! CAUGHT! Zimbabwe have drawn first blood and it is the Indian captain that has to make the long walk back to the shed! Blessing Muzarabani bangs the ball in short and just outside the off stump, Rohit Sharma goes for his favorite shot and pulls the ball to the leg side. He is unable to connect well and finds Wellington Masakadza who is placed at deep square leg. The catch is taken comfortably and India's opening partnership woes continue.
3.4 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Played with loads of control and gets the placement spot on! Blessing Muzarabani bowls this wide outside off on a shorter length, Rohit Sharma guides this to deep backward point and collects four runs.
3.3 overs (0 Run) Another shortish delivery but gets this one to move back in. The ball is served outside the off pole and Rohit Sharma decides to leave this one alone.
3.3 overs (1 Run) WIDE! This is beyond the tram line on the off side on a shorter length, Rohit Sharma reaches for it but does not connect and the umpire calls this wide.
3.2 overs (2 Runs) Bowls this one much wider outside the off stump on a fuller length, Rohit Sharma gets a long stride forward and strokes this through the gap in covers for another brace.
3.1 overs (2 Runs) Blessing Muzarabani begins with a back-of-a-length delivery outside the off pole, Rohit Sharma plays a controlled pull shot towards deep square leg and collects two runs.
Will Tendai Chatara continue? No, it is Blessing Muzarabani who is into the attack now!
2.6 overs (1 Run) Some sloppy fielding once again! This is bowled on a good length and just outside the off pole, Rohit Sharma gets an inside edge to the right of mid-wicket where the fielder dives over the ball. They take another single and Rohit Sharma will retain the strike.
2.5 overs (1 Run) Goes straight once again and on a good length, KL Rahul clips this towards mid-wicket and a misfield allows them to complete a single.
2.4 overs (6 Runs) SIX! KL Rahul gets his first boundary and it is a biggie! Richard Ngarava bowls a leg stump line on a good length, KL Rahul has all the time in the world to heave this towards deep square leg and clears the boundary comfortably for six runs.
2.3 overs (1 Run) Straying on the pads on a good length, Rohit Sharma tucks this towards square leg and takes an easy single to rotate the strike.
2.2 overs (0 Run) Bowls this one short and outside the off stump, Rohit Sharma mistimes his pull shot towards mid on.
2.1 overs (3 Runs) Richard Ngarava fires this on really full and on the pads, KL Rahul flicks this just over the fielder at mid-wicket. The long square boundary allows them to complete three runs.
1.6 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! First boundary of the inning and it comes from the bat of Rohit Sharma! Tendai Chatara bowls this full and just outside the off stump, Rohit Sharma plays this uppishly past the mid on fielder and the ball races away to the long on fence for four runs.
1.5 overs (1 Run) KL Rahul opens his account now! A good-length delivery in line with the stumps, KL Rahul tucks this ball to the right of mid-wicket and takes a run.
1.4 overs (1 Run) First runs on the board for India! Tendai Chatara goes full and angles this into the pads, Rohit Sharma clips the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark.
1.3 overs (0 Run) Pulls his length back a fraction and bowls this wide outside off, Rohit Sharma charges down the pitch and swings at this wildly but is beaten.
1.2 overs (0 Run) The dot balls continue as India are yet to get off the mark! This is an outswinger bowled outside the off pole and on a good length, Rohit Sharma defends this back to the bowler.
1.1 overs (0 Run) Tendai Chatara starts off right on the mark. Bowls this on a good length and just outside the off stump, Rohit Sharma blocks this towards mid on.
Tendai Chatara to share the new ball with Richard Ngarava.
0.6 over (0 Run) Richard Ngarava bowls a maiden in the first over of the inning! A good-length delivery angling away from the off stump. KL Rahul hangs his bat out to drive once again but is beaten all ends up.
0.5 over (0 Run) Scramble seam delivery served wide outside off and moving further away. KL Rahul feels for the ball and gets beaten. Make that five dot balls now.
0.4 over (0 Run) Attacks the pads once again on a good length, KL Rahul clips this towards square leg. Four dot balls in a row.
0.3 over (0 Run) On a good length once again and in line with the stumps, KL Rahul defends this to the right of the bowler.
0.2 over (0 Run) Lovely delivery! Richard Ngarava serves this outside the off stump and gets the ball to angle away. KL Rahul plays for the in-swing and gets beaten.
0.1 over (0 Run) Richard Ngarava begins with a good-length delivery on the pads, KL Rahul blocks this to the leg side and a dot to start proceedings.
We are moments away from the start of the game now! Zimbabwe players are out there on the field and the Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul also make their way out to the middle now. Richard Ngarava to start the proceedings with the ball. Here we go...
Time for the national anthems! It will be India's first followed by the Zimbabwe national anthem. It is not a full house here in MCG but there are still more than 50,000 people in the ground. We saw Netherlands going the unthinkable in the first game of the day, Can Zimbabwe also pull off a victory to finish off their journey in style? Let's find out.
Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe says that they were looking to bowl first as the ball might skid in the evening under lights. Informs that they have two changes with Wellington Masakadza and Tony Munyonga playing as they wanted to give Tony Munyonga a chance. Also adds that Luke Jongwe is injured and they have not explored their spin options in this competition so far, so they wanted to go with spin of Wellington Masakadza.
Rohit Sharma, the skipper of India says that they will have a bat first. He mentions that it is what the team prefers to do and the decision has very little to do with the pitch. Feels that it is a good pitch and wants to put up a strong total on the board which the bowlers will be able to defend. Informs that they have one change as Dinesh Karthik makes way for Rishabh Pant who has not played any games including the warm-up games and they wanted to give him some game time before the semi-finals. Ends by saying that their qualification for the knockouts changes nothing as they still want to play well.
Zimbabwe (Playing XI) - Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (C), Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams (WK), Sikandar Raza, Tony Munyonga (In place of Luke Jongwe), Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza (In place of Milton Shumba), Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani.
India (Playing XI) - KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (WK) (In place of Dinesh Karthik), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
TOSS - The coin goes up and lands in favour of India. They have elected to BAT first.
Pakistan have registered a comfortable victory against the Bangla Tigers and have now booked a place in the semi-final! What a turnaround this has been, they looked down and out of the competition at one stage but this is cricket and you can never count anyone out. South Africa also learned this lesson in quite an harsh way this morning. It has been a dramatic Super Sunday so far and let's hope that the drama continues in the final Super 12 game of what has been quite a fascinating World Cup.
Zimbabwe saw their first game of the Super 12 stage washed out against South Africa and a one-run win against Pakistan in the following game made them strong contenders for the semi-finals spot. However consecutive losses to Bangladesh and the Netherlands saw them miss out on the knockouts and will be playing for pride in their final outing. They have banked heavily on their bowlers in this tournament to win their games as most of their runs have been scored but their senior stalwarts Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza. They need a team effort if they are to beat a dangerous Indian side but they do not have the power to prevent their opponents from making it to the next stage of the competition. Will they achieve an unlikely victory and end their tournament on a high? Will India prove to be too strong for them? Or will it be the rain gods that have the final say? We will find out soon. Stay tuned for the toss and team updates.
India started the day at the top of the table and they need a win to cement the top spot on the table. They have had three close games so far, winning two against their Asian counterparts Pakistan and Bangladesh but losing to South Africa. Their comfortable win against the Netherlands has put them on six points and are looking to top the group with a victory. Their top four batters have all scored at least one half-century in this tournament but the openers have not been able to click at the same time which has resulted in them performing poorly in the Powerplay. Another area of concern for them is their death bowling as they have conceded far too many runs in the last few overs. A loss or a washed-out result condemns them to the second spot with Pakistan close to clinching a win over Bangladesh in Adelaide at the moment.
Hello and a warm welcome, ladies and gentlemen to our coverage from the Melbourne Cricket Ground for match number 30 of the Super 12 in the 2022 ICC Men's T20 World Cup as we arrive at the last fixture of this stage before the semi-finals. India will take on Zimbabwe in the final game of the triple-header between teams in Group 2. This fixture is a dead rubber of sorts as India qualified and became the third semi-finalist the moment the Netherlands pulled off an outstanding win over South Africa who stumbled at the last hurdle. With the minnows slaying the giants of cricket several times in this competition, this game has all the excitement it needs to be a cracker.
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