Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 23 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 294/8 | RR: 5.88

  • Mohammed Shami6 (1b)
  • Vinay Kumar27 (12b)
  • Sean Williams3-0-34-1
  • Kyle Jarvis10-0-70-1

The over-rate from Zimbabwe is extremely poor, they finish about 28 minutes after the scheduled close - they'll get some extra minutes added for delays etc, but the team could be facing a hefty fine after the game. And Taylor gambled by giving Williams the final over though Vitori, who had such a good day, still had two overs remaining. That move didn't work, and India reach 294.

India hadn't looked like reaching anywhere close to this sort of target after their top order struggled against the Zimbabwe pacers. At 65 for 4, with Dhawan having had two lives, India were under immense pressure but they turned the innings around thanks to a 167-run stand between Dinesh Karthik and Dhawan. It was a more important innings for Karthik, who has had a lean run in recent matches. For Dhawan, it was business as usual, as he hit his third ODI hundred in two months.

Zimbabwe's bowlers did a terrific job first up, but were left down by the fielding and the sting was also taken out once the track began easing up towards the second half of the innings.

Zimbabwe are in trouble in this game and their neighbours South Africa are also wobbling in their game against Sri Lanka. you can catch commentary of that match here.

Sir Jadeja jokes may be getting stale but this one is pretty good. Gokul: ""Lord Jadeja" can make India score 23 in 5 balls by getting out!!"

Pradeep Sharma: "It's amazing today 4 Indian batman made their career best scores Dhawan, Mishra, Vinay Kumar and Mohd. Shami. Its a historic match."

Harsh Bansal: "Vinay Kumar's effort today reminded me of IPL match of RCBvsSRH. Vinay kumar scored like this in final over and then bowled superb last over to take RCB to Super Over. Though RCB lost thanks to Cameron White and Dale Steyn"

Jayanth: "Just loved Raina's expression as Vinay Kumar and Shami blasted 23 runs off last five balls. Reminds of the cricket we used to play during our good old college days."

Ketan: "In the last game, ZIM openers had the option of seeing off the new ball, as they were batting first. Lets see how they prevail today under the pressure of chasing at nearly 6 RPO."

Williams to Mohammed Shami, SIX runs, the carnage continues as Mohammad Shami absolutely pounds that one, a length delivery that was in the slot, launched high by Shami and long enough to clear the long-on rope, so despite losing Jadeja on the first ball of the over, India pillage 23 off the over to reach a formidable 294
Williams to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, skips down the track and taps it to the off side for a single
Williams to Vinay Kumar, SIX runs, power, Vinay Kumar perhaps a trifle miffed at seeing Amit Mishra sent ahead of him in the batting order, charges out and hammers a brutal flat hit over long-off for six
Williams to Vinay Kumar, FOUR runs, another boundary for Vinay here, a length ball that is crashed to the deep extra cover boundary
Williams to Vinay Kumar, SIX runs, a full ball outside leg stump, Vinay backs away from the stumps and launches that over the bowler's head, for a moment it seemed that there would be another catch, but it is too straight for either long-on or long-off
Williams to Jadeja, OUT, drops it short, should have been put away by Jadeja, who muscles that away but only as far as deep midwicket, perfectly picks out the fielder there

RA Jadeja c Chigumbura b Williams 15 (28m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

49 | 8 Runs | INDIA: 271/7 | RR: 5.53

  • Vinay Kumar10 (8b)
  • Ravindra Jadeja15 (21b)
  • Kyle Jarvis10-0-70-1
  • Sean Williams2-0-11-0
Jarvis to Vinay Kumar, FOUR runs, here's the boundary India were searching for, Vinay makes room and carves that inside out towards sweeper cover for four
Jarvis to Jadeja, 1 run, squeezed out towards backward point for a single

Venkat: "Oh Mishra,, you beauty ... U getting me nostalgic with that.. the running between wickets in the nineties,, Javagal Srinath, Venkatpathy Raju, Anil Kumble.. Priceless.!!!"

Jarvis to Jadeja, no run, painful blow there, not for the batsman but for the non-striker, a yorker gone wrong, ends up as a full toss, Jadeja latches on to it and crashes it down the ground towards Vinay, who punches it away to prevent bodily harm, he's wringing his hand in pain
Jarvis to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, length ball outside off, slapped towards point
Jarvis to Vinay Kumar, no run, short of length and outside off, looks to chop that behind point, misses
Jarvis to Vinay Kumar, 2 runs, a superb yorker from Jarvis, Vinay gets bat on it but the ball doesn't roll off the track even, Jarvis charges through to field, Jadeja was too quick so Jarvis has to fire at the non-striker's end, he misses and the man backing up also misses, an overthrow

48 | 8 Runs | INDIA: 263/7 | RR: 5.47

  • Ravindra Jadeja14 (19b)
  • Vinay Kumar3 (4b)
  • Sean Williams2-0-11-0
  • Kyle Jarvis9-0-62-1
Williams to Jadeja, no run, length ball outside off, Jadeja is out of the crease as he pushes that to the right of the bowler, not wide enough to get a run
Williams to Jadeja, no run, defend towards midwicket tis time
Williams to Jadeja, 2 runs, a full toss on the pads, chipped over Vitori at midwicket for a couple

Abi: "Mishra is a Test batman..he may not have touched double digits in 1 dayers but he has a fifty in tests!!!" And a double-century in first-class cricket!

Williams to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, thick inside-edge as he looks to drive that, a French cut towards short fine leg, Jadeja was always pushing for the single though the ball went straight to the fielder, makes it comfortably
Williams to Jadeja, 1 run, drops it short, Jadeja gets back and pushes it towards mid-on
Williams to Jadeja, FOUR runs, what a hit that is, serious power from Jadeja as he hammers that along the ground, back past the bowler

47 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 255/7 | RR: 5.42

  • Ravindra Jadeja7 (14b)
  • Vinay Kumar2 (3b)
  • Kyle Jarvis9-0-62-1
  • Sean Williams1-0-3-0
Jarvis to Jadeja, 1 run, full ball from round the stumps, well outside off, squeezed towards backward point

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st45V SibandaSikandar Raza
2nd64H MasakadzaV Sibanda
3rd0H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
4th18H MasakadzaSC Williams
5th3H MasakadzaMN Waller
6th3E ChigumburaMN Waller
7th88E ChigumburaP Utseya
8th15P UtseyaKM Jarvis
9th0P UtseyaBV Vitori
10th0P UtseyaTL Chatara