India thrash Zimbabwe by nine wickets


Harare : Inspired by some brilliant all-round performance, India thrashed Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the second of three-match One-Day International (ODI) series at Harare Sports Club, here today.
Chasing a paltry 126, Indian openers KL Rahul (33) and Karun Nair (39) gave the decent start as they forged a 58-run opening partnership before Rahul was bowled by Chibhabha in 15th over. Incoming batsman Amabti Rayudu (41 not out) continued his Indian Premier League's (IPL) form and constructed a 67-run partnership with Nair to guide his team a comprehensive victory with 139 balls remaining.
For Zimbabwe, Chibhabha and Sikandar Raza chipped in with one wicket each. Earlier, India restricted Zimbabwe for 126 in 34. 3 overs.
Put into bat, Zimbabwe started on a poor note as their first three wickets fell for just 39 runs on the board. Vusi Sibanda (53) and Sikandar Raza, However, added 65 for the third wicket, but both fell to suicidal shots, triggering a collapse that saw the last six wickets fell for 20 runs, in the space of 9.
1 overs. For India, leggie Yuzvendra Chahal, pacer Barinder Sran and Dhawal Kulkarni scalped two wickets respectively, while Jasprit Bumrah and Axar Patel took a wicket each

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