result
2nd Match, Bulawayo, May 30 2010, Zimbabwe Triangular Series
(43.3/50 ov)243/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
101* (100)
rohit-sharma

Thanks a lot for joining us, okay bye

Presentation

Rohit Sharma is the MoM He says, "Always nice getting hundreds in consecutive matches. it's not the end of the world for me, I have a long way to go. Boys played really well, right from the start. This wicket was really nice to bat on, still a bit on the slower side. We knew if we got one big partnership, we would get the target."

Suresh Raina "We bowled really well, and Rohit Sharma is the man, he batted really well. I forgot, I thought I had told the umpire about the Powerplay, but he said I hadn't. Anyway we bowled really well, and Rohit and Virat batted really well too."

Tillakaratne Dilshan "We had to bowl in the right areas, we needed to take half chances because we had only 240, but it went wrong with the bat, couple of run-outs and then untimely wickets. I tried to bring the fielders up to prevent easy singles, but there was nothing in the wicket."

High fives in the Indian dressing room, this has been a remarkable comeback after having been beaten by Zimbabwe. The tri-series is wide open now. And Sharma and Kohli played beautifully after the bowling unit was very disciplined. Do stay back for the presentation

43.3
1
Fernando to Raina, 1 run

game over as they pinch a single to square leg

43.2
Fernando to Raina, no run

looks to run this down to third man and is beaten

43.1
4
Fernando to Raina, FOUR runs

back of a length, punched away between mid-off and extra cover for four

end of over 437 runs
INDIA: 238/3CRR: 5.53 RRR: 0.71
Rohit Sharma101 (100)
Suresh Raina19 (20)
Ajantha Mendis 10-0-64-1
Dilhara Fernando 8-0-53-0
42.6
4
Mendis to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

that's it, back-to-back hundreds! Relief on Sharma's face! And then a big laugh, looks up the skies, acknowledges the standing ovation from the team balcony, hugs Raina, and then removes his helmet and raises his arms. And top shot to get there too, making room and cutting him off the stumps for four

42.5
1
Mendis to Raina, 1 run

comes down the track and plays inside-out for a single

42.4
Mendis to Raina, no run

flat ball, stays back and defends

42.3
1
Mendis to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

googly again, makes room and takes a single to extra cover

42.2
1
Mendis to Raina, 1 run

another googly, hit down to long-off for one

42.1
Mendis to Raina, no run

full ball, played away to midwicket

end of over 4211 runs
INDIA: 231/3CRR: 5.50 RRR: 1.50
Rohit Sharma96 (98)
Suresh Raina17 (16)
Dilhara Fernando 8-0-53-0
Ajantha Mendis 9-0-57-1
41.6
4
Fernando to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

lovely lovely shot! Length ball, stands tall, and drives it between mid-off and extra cover. One shot away from hundred now

41.5
1
Fernando to Raina, 1 run

punched away off the back foot, gets a single to deep point

41.5
1w
Fernando to Raina, 1 wide

ducks under this bouncer, and it's way down the leg side too

41.4
Fernando to Raina, no run

short ball, Raina is slow into the pull, the ball passes over the stumps

41.3
1
Fernando to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

yorks him, Sharma hits Raina with a gentle straight hit, and they take a single

41.2
1
Fernando to Raina, 1 run

low full toss outside off stump, played with an open face towards deep point

41.1
3
Fernando to Rohit Sharma, 3 runs

poor bowling, low full toss on the pads with fine leg up, and he works it past the fielder, and the outfield is heavy enough to prevent the boundary. Kulasekara hits the stumps direct, but Raina has just made it for the third run, by a split-frame

Fernando comes back

end of over 418 runs
INDIA: 220/3CRR: 5.36 RRR: 2.55
Suresh Raina15 (13)
Rohit Sharma88 (95)
Ajantha Mendis 9-0-57-1
Suraj Randiv 9-0-51-1
40.6
Mendis to Raina, no run

googly, stays back to pat it to midwicket

40.5
2
Mendis to Raina, 2 runs

short, flat, on the pads, pulled away to deep square for two

40.4
Mendis to Raina, no run

flighted delivery on the pads, defended

40.3
1
Mendis to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

short, pulled away along the ground, there is a deep square leg to keep them to one

40.2
1
Mendis to Raina, 1 run

short, into the body, pushed to long-on for one

40.1
4
Mendis to Raina, FOUR runs

short, angling across him, and hit on the up, through the gap in the covers, easy pickings

Powerplay taken