2nd ODI: India decimate Zimbabwe by 62 runs to win the match, series

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July 13, 2015

Brief Scorecard: India 271 for 8 (Vijay 72, Rahane 63, Madziva 4-49) beat Zimbabwe 209 (Chibhabha 72, Bhuvneshwar 4-33) by 62 runs

The Indian players walk off after their 62-run win, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, July 12, 2015

July 13, 2015

Brief Scorecard: India 271 for 8 (Vijay 72, Rahane 63, Madziva 4-49) beat Zimbabwe 209 (Chibhabha 72, Bhuvneshwar 4-33) by 62 runs

The Indian players walk off after their 62-run win, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, July 12, 2015

HARARE – India won the second ODI against Zimbabwe by 62 runs and with that the series as the hosts' crumbled under pressure and were bowled out for 209 before India posted a formidable total of 271 for 8 at the end of 50 overs.

Chamu Chibhabha was the lone warrior from the Zimbabwean side as he scored 72 off 100 balls but Bhuvneshwar Kumar returning with figures of 4 for 33, who orchestrated India's victory, played spoilsport for the African Lions.

Earlier, after opting to bat first, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane scored solid fifties as India registered a challenging 271 for 8. Vijay's 95-ball-72 and Rahane's 63 off 83 balls to lay a foundation with an opening stand 112 in 26 overs.

Ambati Rayudu contributed with good 41 from 50 balls that included hree boundaries. Manoj Tiwary (22) and Robin Uthappa (13) however missed another opportunity to impress as they fell cheaply. Tiwary (22) failed to capitalize after getting a start, while the others such as Uthappa (13) and Stuart Binny (25) tried to prop up the innings towards the end with some brisk scoring.

Binny hit three boundaries in his 16-ball knock and it eventually led to India scoring in excess of 270.

The Zimbabweans, to their credit, bowled to a good line and length and kept things tight for the Indian batsmen.

23-year-old medium pace bowler Neville Madziva, who was picked ahead of an injured Tinashe Panyangara for today's match, was the star performer for Zimbabwe, returning impressive figures of four for 47.

India have fielded the same team that won the opening ODI by four runs. Zimbabwe have made one change with Panyangara making way for Madziva.


Courtesy: IBN