India defeat Zimbabwe to go 2-0 up
India registered another win against hosts Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, leaving Indian fans here with a big smile.<br><br>A look at some of the highlights from the match. <br><br> All images courtesy: AFP and AP
India registered another win against hosts Zimbabwe - by 58 runs - at the Harare Sports Club, leaving Indian fans here with a big smile.<br><br>A look at some of the highlights from the match. <br><br> All images courtesy: AFP and AP
Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to field in conditions that favoured seam bowling. <br><br>The decision was fruitful as Rohit Sharma (unseen) was dismissed in the second over itself.
The hosts were relentless having smelled blood.<br><br>Ambati Raudyu is seen here making his way back after scoring just 5.
Skipper Virat Kohli was not too pleased when he was given out. He scored 14.
Malcolm Waller had taken Kohli's catch but indicated he wasn't sure if his take was clean. <br><br> The on-field umpires however chose not to consult the TV umpire, leaving Kohli visibly bewildered.
India's middle-order was unimpressive with Zimbabwe removing Suresh Raina (4) and Ravindra Jadeja (15).
Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan at the other end was making the most of a lifeline. <br><br> He was caught behind off a Kyle Jarvis delivery after the bowler had over-stepped. <br><br> Dhawan went on to play a sensible innings, peppered with aggression.
Dhawan slammed 116 off 127 deliveries - his third ODI ton - to seize the initiative back.
Dhawan was supported well by Dinesh Karthik who hit 69 in a 167-run 5th wicket stand which helped the visitors post 294.
In reply, Zimbabwe may have lost Sikandar Raza early but the other opener in Vusi Sibanda (55) kept the chase on track.
The Indians however soon began pecking at the batting card with a sudden burst of wickets. While Jaydev Unadkat claimed two in a rush and inflicted a run-out as well, Jadeja too contributed with his slow spin.
Hamilton Masakadza managed to plug the fall of wickets with a gritty 34 but it was not enough to stop India from cruising to a win.