T20 World Cup: Another Suryakumar Blitz Powers India To Beat Zimbabwe

Melbourne: After Suryakumar Yadav continued his dream run, smashing another breathtaking knock of an unbeaten 61 from 25 deliveries, India swiftly defeated Zimbabwe by 71 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Defending 186 for 5, India bundled out Zimbabwe for 115 runs in 17.2 overs as Ravichandran Ashwin starred with 3 wickets for 22 runs in his four overs.

Zimbabwe needed a good start to get anywhere near to the steep target of 187.

Instead, they suffered an early collapse, losing half of their side for just 36 runs. All the Indian pacers were on song, as they used the conditions to perfection to extract swing and movement.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami brought their experience into play whereas youngster Arshdeep Singh was brilliant once again.

Earlier, Yadav’s blistering knock guided India to a competitive total of 186/5 in their final Super 12 match.

KL Rahul also played an excellent knock of 51 from 35 deliveries to set the tone for India.

What next for India?

India already qualified for the semi-finals following South Africa’s loss to Netherlands earlier in the day. But their win against Zimbabwe helped them in finishing at the top of Group 2 and set up a semi-final clash against England in Adelaide on November 10.

You might also like

Comments are closed.