ZIM vs IND: We put up good fight, bowlers hit their lengths well, says Zimbabwe captain Regis Chakabva after five-wicket loss to India
ZIM vs IND: Zimbabwe captain Regis Chakabva remarked that his team put up a terrific fight and the bowlers hit their lengths exceptionally well after Zimbabwe’s five-wicket loss to India in the second ODI.
Sanju Samson, Shubman Gill, and Shikhar Dhawan all played outstanding innings as Team India defeated Zimbabwe by five wickets in the second of the series’ three one-day games on Saturday.
“I think we had a really good fight. Last few games we struggled to pick up early wickets and we managed to do that. Today we were short of a few runs. We were up for the challenge, the bowlers hit their lengths really well,” said Chakabva in a post-match presentation.
With this victory, India holds a 2-0 series lead and has won it with one game remaining.
Zimbabwe’s day was forgettable because their batting team performed abjectly. They only had 38.1 overs before bowled out for 161. The hosts’ Sean Williams (42) and Ryan Burl (41*) scored some respectable runs, but that was about it as the Indian bowlers pounded the batters for wicket after wicket. For India, Shardul Thakur took 3/38. One wicket apiece was taken by Siraj, Krishna, Kuldeep, Hooda, and Axar Patel.
India lost KL Rahul early for just one while attempting to chase 162. After that, the innings rebuilt by Shubman Gill (33) and Shikhar Dhawan (33). After Dhawan was trapped by Tanaka Chivanga, their 42-run stand was broken. Ishan Kishan and Gill persisted, establishing a 36-run partnership. India was concerned after fast falls from Kishan (6) and Gill to Luke Jongwe (2/33) However, Men in Blue were victorious because to a 56-run partnership between Sanju Samson (43*) and Deepak Hooda (25), despite Hooda’s dismissal just a few balls before the triumph.
Samson’s outstanding 43* off 39 balls earned him the title of “Man of the Match.”