The Azzurri have qualified for the semi-finals after South Africa were beaten by the Netherlands on 13 points. Nonetheless, India still have a lot of advantages against Zimbabwe as they will be at the top of Group 2 if they win. They did it!
Batting first after winning the toss, India put up a competitive 186/5 on the board. The batting side again cheaply lost their captain Rohit Sharma (15) when the opener pulled Blessing Muzarabani to the square leg. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli then came in for a solid 60 at the second wicket. However, in order to change, Kohli couldn’t change his start. He shot 26 of 25, missing a lob from Sean Williams.
Rahul well documented his second half-century in a row, but then died instantly. He was fired with a 51 at the age of 35, mistaking Sikandar Raza for a long run. Rishabh Pant scored just 3 goals in the first match of the World Cup.
Suryakumar Yadav (61* off 25) again stood like a thorn in the opponent’s flesh. He hit six more fours and four sixes as India surpassed 180, another unbelievable blowout.
In the chase, Wesley Madhevere fell to Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s first ball, which almost set the tone of the inning. Arshdeep Singh (1/9), Mohammad Shami (2/14) and Hardik Pandya (2/16) were all involved as Zimbabwe fell to 36/5.
Raza (34 off 24) and Ryan Burl (35 off 22) provided some resistance for Zimbabwe. However, outgoing player Ravichandran Ashwin claimed a 3/22 finish in the lower rankings. In the end, Zimbabwe folded 115 in 17.2 rounds.
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Suryakumar had a great run with the bat. His unbeaten knock lifted India to an impressive total after they quickly lost a few wickets. Rahul quickly hit another 50 to give the game an early boost.
With the ball, Ashwin picked up three wickets, while Shami and Pandya also took two each.
For Zimbabwe, Williams fired Kohli and Pant. In addition to two great catches, Burr had 35 points.
Suryakumar was named the man of the match as his dominant innings put Zimbabwe at a disadvantage.