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India Trounce Zimbabwe in T20 Cricket Series

  • Michael Kariati

FILE: Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan unsuccessfully tries to remove stumps of Zimbabwe's Vusimuzi Sibanda during a match at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

FILE: Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan unsuccessfully tries to remove stumps of Zimbabwe's Vusimuzi Sibanda during a match at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

It was a bad day in office for the Chevrons of Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club this afternoon after the Zimbabweans were once again on the losing end going down to India by 10 wickets in the second of their three T20 match Series

The manner in which Zimbabwe played was just the opposite of the splendid show they put up Saturday when they won the opening T20 game by two runs with Elton Chigumbura the star of the show with an unbeaten 54 runs.

However, this afternoon, by the turn of the 16th over mark, Zimbabwe had lost as many as seven wickets and had amassed only 81 runs with Chigumbura out on a little eight runs.

Peter J Moor top scored for Zimbabwe with a paltry 31 runs as the Zimbabweans struggled for a disappointing total of 99 after their allotted 20 overs, and after using all their 10 wickets.

Only four other Zimbabwean batsmen Malcolm Waller, Chamu Chibhabha, Donald Tiripano, and Hamilton managed double figures but those were not even more than 15.

The Indians had no trouble chasing the Zimbabwean target and needed only two batsmen Mandeep Singh, who hit 52, and Lokesh Rahul, who was on 47 for a total of 103 without loss.

This is the first time in history that India has won a T2O game by 10 wickets. The two teams are now one-all in the Three-match Series with the decider coming Wednesday. However, there are a few who believe the Chevrons will salvage something out of the Series.

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