Zimbabwe vs India

Match info: Zimbabwe v India ODI Series 2013 at Harare Sports Club - 1st ODI

Date: 24th Jul 2013 Umpires: B N J Oxenford and R B Tiffin

50-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Zimbabwe

228/7 (50.0 Overs)

Result

India

230/4 (44.5 Overs)

India win by 6 wickets

  • Last Updated: July 26 2013, 17:09 BST

Shikhar Dhawan scored his third one-day international century as India beat Zimbabwe by 58 runs in Harare to take a 2-0 lead in their five-match series.

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century for India
Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century for India

Dhawan (116) and Dinesh Khartick (69) put together a fifth-wicket stand of 163 to guide India out of some early trouble and towards a total of 294 for eight.

Zimbabwe made a strong start to their reply, with opener Vusi Sabanda scoring 55 but his departure sparked a middle-order batting collapse which wrecked their victory hopes.

From the strong foundation of 109 for one after 20 overs, Zimbabwe crashed to 133 for six, losing five wickets for just 24 runs in 10.1 overs and there was no way back.

Prosper Utseya scored an unbeaten 52 and Elton Chigumbura hit 46 to restore some respectability but Zimbabwe were restricted to 236 for nine in their reply.

Jaydev Unadkat was the pick of the bowlers, taking four for 41 including opener Sikandar Raza for 20 and the catalyst wicket of Sibanda.

Zimbabwe, having won the toss and elected to bowl, also made a strong start with the ball and reduced India to 65 for four inside 17 overs but they could not build on it.

Opener Rohit Sharma fell to Brian Vitori's first ball, caught in the slips for one, before captain Virat Kohli joined him in the pavilion for 14.

Kohli, who had scored a match-winning century in the first international of the five-match series, was caught low at mid-on by Malcolm Waller off Kyle Jarvis.

When Ambati Rayadu fell to Vitori for five and Suresh Raina was caught behind off Tendai Chatara for four, India were in trouble.

But Dhawan remained solid to score his third and biggest one-day international century of the year, striking 11 fours and two sixes in a 127-ball 116.

Karthick stayed with Dhawan for nearly 26 overs. By the time he was run out for 69, India had progressed from a precarious position of 65 for four to a commanding 232 for five.

Dhawan fell soon after but India accelerated from that platform in the final overs, with Vinay Kumar cracking an unbeaten 27 from 12 balls and Mohammed Shami hitting the only delivery he faced for six.

Sibanda set a good early pace for Zimbabwe, hitting seven fours and two sixes to reach 55 before he was caught by Amit Mishra, giving Unadkat his second wicket.

From there, Zimbabwe collapsed. Brendan Taylor was run-out without scoring and Sean Williams was trapped lbw by Ravindra Jadeja for five.

Amit Mishra then struck twice in successive overs, removing Hamilton Mazakadze for 34 and Malcom Waller for two as India tore into the Zimbabwe middle order.


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