India clinched the three-match ODI series by defeating Zimbabwe in the second ODI by five wickets on August 20 at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe.
After choosing to bowl first, India bowled out the host on just 161 in 38.1 overs. Only Sean Williams and Ryan Burl added contrubuted some runs. Williams scored 42 runs off 42 balls while Burl scored 39 runs off 47 balls. Shardul Thakur grabbed three wickets while other bowlers scalped one wicket each.
Indian fans had expected KL Rahul to score runs as he is making a comeback to cricket after injury. But Rahul opened the innings and scored only one run off five balls before losing his wicket to Victor Nyauchi.
But other opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 33 runs off 21 balls which included four boundaries but Tanaka Chivanga dismissed him with a change in his length. Chivanga dug it in short and Dhawan shaped up to pull but completely mistimed his shot and Innocent Kaia moved forward and across from square leg to grab a comfortable catch.
Shubman Gill played a knock of 33 runs off 34 balls with six boundaries and Luke Jongwe dismissed him with a short ball. Gill leapt up as he looked to upper-cut it but couldn’t control the lofted shot. The ball went straight down the throad of the third man fence and Brad Evans caught it.
Ishan Kishan failed to score much run as Jongwon dismissed him on six runs. Deepak Hooda played a 36-ball 25 runs knock but was bowled off Sikandar Raza’s delivery.
Sanju Samson then played an unbeaten 43 runs off 39 balls with three boundaries and four sixes. With this knock, India chased down the target in 25.4 overs. Jongwe picked up two wickets, Chivanga, Nyauchi and Raza scalped one wicket each.
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