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1st Match, Bulawayo, May 28 2010, Zimbabwe Triangular Series
285/5
(48.2/50 ov, target 286)289/4
Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
player of the match
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Taylor and Ervine seal terrific win

Zimbabwe were the stronger of the two sides, which showed in the assured manner of a tall chase, set up by Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza's fliers and finished off with ten balls to spare by a cool debutant, Charles Ervine

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Scorecard summary
India285/5(50 overs)
Zimbabwe289/4(48.2 overs)

The stronger team won the day. Simple as that. It was absolutely top effort from Ervine. Right from the start, he looked so cool, so collected and in control. Much credit to Taylor who laid the platform with a responsible innings.

Sudha: "As an Indian supporter, am a bit disappointed. But what a game by Zimbabwe and Erwine! But when a country has seen such a turmoil on the political and economic fronts, its amazing to see the never-say-die spirit in the way they played today. Congratulations to Zimbabwe. "

Please hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Suresh Raina: "They batted really well. They had a good partnership. We didn't bowl well, couple of guys are playing their first games. hopefully we will learn from this. Mishra bowled well, Jadeja too. We need to work on our bowling and fielding department and come back."

Chigumbura: "I left the team down a bit in the morning with my bowling. The batsmen played really well. Only one seamer, Chris, bowled well but the spinners bowled really well for us. It was a good start .. credit for Ervine and he has to make sure that he gets consistent. He played very well today."

Man of the Match is Brendon Taylor: " I am very happy. It (man of the match) doesn't come often. I have always enjoyed my keeping. We basically wanted to bat through. Try not to lose too many wickets and give it a go later. We just wanted to knock it around in the middle overs. We knew Elton and Blignaut and Coventry to come in. It was a good all round performance on a flat wicket. It was nice to see all the guys chipping in."

That's it from us. The stronger team won the day. Simple as that. Thanks for logging on.

48.2
4
Dinda to Chigumbura, FOUR runs

That must taste real sweet. Zimbabwe have clinched a comfortable win. They have done it with 10 balls to spare. It was the short delivery and Chigumbura goes for the pull and top edges it over the keeper. Fabulous innings from Ervine. And Chigumbura made sure the debutant's effort didn't go to waste.

Just one more now.

48.1
3
Dinda to Ervine, 3 runs

full pitched on the middle and leg line, whipped through midwicket

end of over 4812 runs
ZIM: 282/4CRR: 5.87 RRR: 2.00
Craig Ervine64 (59)
Elton Chigumbura20 (15)
Ravindra Jadeja 10-0-51-1
Ashok Dinda 7-0-42-0

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47.6
1
Jadeja to Ervine, 1 run

turns this to square-leg for a single

47.5
4
Jadeja to Ervine, FOUR runs

Another full toss and what's more it was on the leg stump! Ervine was not going to miss out on that one; he lifts it over midwicket

47.4
4
Jadeja to Ervine, FOUR runs

Ervine rocks! He goes down on his knee, fetches the full toss from outside off and sweeps it to the square-leg boundary.

47.3
1
Jadeja to Chigumbura, 1 run

rushes down the track and has a big heave .. doesn't connect well but the ball rolls to deep midwicket

47.2
1
Jadeja to Ervine, 1 run

full and on the legs ... Ervine tries to whip it to the on side and slices it towards long-on

47.1
1
Jadeja to Chigumbura, 1 run

full delivery outside off, driven to long-off

Robert Brown: "now it is keeping one's head. Noting rash and Zimbabwe win.:

end of over 478 runs
ZIM: 270/4CRR: 5.74 RRR: 5.33
Elton Chigumbura18 (13)
Craig Ervine54 (55)
Ashok Dinda 7-0-42-0
Umesh Yadav 8-0-48-0

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46.6
1
Dinda to Chigumbura, 1 run

full and straight, driven down to long-on . End of the over.

46.5
4
Dinda to Chigumbura, FOUR runs

That's the game breaker, surely? Dinda slips in a full toss and Chigumbura whacks it over mid-off

46.4
Dinda to Chigumbura, no run

charges down the track, Dinda fires it full and the ball goes under the big swing of the bat and to DK

46.3
1
Dinda to Ervine, 1 run

yorker from Dinda but Ervine stays calm, doesn't have a big back-lift and runs it to third man

46.2
2
Dinda to Ervine, 2 runs

reaches forward to squeeze the full delivery to right of third man for couple of runs

46.1
Dinda to Ervine, no run

full toss but no run. hmmm .. it was outside off and Ervine went for the cover drive but made contact with the bottom of the bat

24 from 24. Dinda to bowl.

end of over 4618 runs
ZIM: 262/4CRR: 5.69 RRR: 6.00
Elton Chigumbura13 (10)
Craig Ervine51 (52)
Umesh Yadav 8-0-48-0
Ashok Dinda 6-0-34-0
45.6
4
Yadav to Chigumbura, FOUR runs

What a fabulicious thwack! The Zimbabwe captain clears the front foot and smashes the length delivery to the wide midwicket boundary.

45.5
1
Yadav to Ervine, 1 run

yorker length on the middle and off, turned to midwicket

45.4
4
Yadav to Ervine, FOUR runs

he loves those pull shots. Yummy! It was short in length and Ervine pulls it to the midwicket boundary. Yusuf rushes after it and makes a diving stop. his elbow has touched the boundary line as he was about to push it back. ... Third umpire, rightly, reckons it's a four. And stand up and applaud. It's fifty for the debutant. Calm. Cool. solid. very impressive.

45.3
1
Yadav to Chigumbura, 1 run

really full delivery, short of the blockhole, edged his off drive to the pad

Raina has a chat with Umesh. 34 from 28 balls

45.2
4lb
Yadav to Chigumbura, 4 leg byes

Four more. The school boys are dancing in the crowd. It was the bouncer and Chigumbura top edged his pull shot over the keeper.

45.1
4
Yadav to Chigumbura, FOUR runs

Blasted! Immense fun. Game on. Full pitched around off stump and driven well to the left of mid-off.

Batting Powerplay taken Now then now then .. Much fun.

Best performances - batters
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma INDIA
114 runs (119)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
29 runs
0 four
1 six
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Brendan Taylor
BRM Taylor ZIM
81 runs (103)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
leg glance
22 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Chris Mpofu
CB Mpofu ZIM
O
10
M
1
R
63
W
2
ECO
6.3
Vinay Kumar portrait
R Vinay Kumar INDIA
O
8
M
0
R
51
W
2
ECO
6.37
Match details
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe Triangular SeriesIndia tour of Zimbabwe
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Brendan Taylor
Brendan Taylor
Match numberODI no. 2981
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30, Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days28 May 2010 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Ashok Dinda
Ashok Dinda
Craig Ervine
Craig Ervine
Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav
Vinay Kumar
Vinay Kumar
Umpires
South Africa Image
Brian Jerling
Zimbabwe Image
Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
Zimbabwe Image
Owen Chirombe
Reserve Umpire
Zimbabwe Image
Christopher Phiri
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsZimbabwe 4, India 0