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India finish off Zimbabwe with huge win

By The Assam Tribune

HARARE, June 13 (PTI): Skipper Suresh Raina led from the front with a blistering 72 as India signed off their Zimbabwe tour with a comprehensive seven-wicket win over the hosts in the second and final Twenty20 International here today.

Chasing 141, India made 144 for three in 18 overs at the Harare Sports Club ground with Raina dispatching Chris Mpofu to boundary for the winning runs.

Raina stepped on to the field after the fall of Naman Ojha (10) in fifth over and stayed till the job was done.


Zimbabwe: Masakadza c Sharma b Dinda 2, Taylor c Pathan b Mishra 27, Chibhabha b Piyush Ojha 7, Taibu not out 45, Coventry b Dinda 28, Chigumbura c Raina b R. Ashwin 18, Lamb not out 7. Extras: (B-2, WD-3, NB-1) 6. Total: (for 5 wkts in 20 overs) 140. Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-21, 3-64, 4-107, 5-128. Bowling: Dinda 3-0-15-2, Kumar 4-0-28-0, Ojha 4-0-26-1, Mishra 4-0-21-1, Ashwin 4-0-48-1.

India: Ojha c Chatara b Price 10, Vijay c Cremer b Chibhabha 46, Raina not out 72, Pathan c Masakadza b Chatara 4, Sharma not out 0. Extras: (LB-2, WD-10) 12. Total: (For 3 wickets in 18 overs) 144. Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-111, 3-139. Bowling: Mpofu 3-0-29-0, Chatara 4-0-27-1, Price 3-0-25-1, Lamb 3-0-21-0, Cremer 1-0-9-0, Chigumbura 1-0-12-0, Chibhabha 3-0-19-1.

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