Dinda's fascination with his slower ones continue. They can be picked so early and easily and this one has been pulled away to the boundary. Zimbabwe have been clinical, professional and have crushed India here.
Impressive. Professional. Thumping win. And Zimbabwe have beaten India in successive ODIs for the first time ever. And Suresh Raina had said on the eve of the tour that "team had no weakness". Oh well...!
Avi: "It looks that In all the captaincy tension, Raina forget the difference in strength and weakness... i think he meant to say "Team has no strength".. :D"
This is Zimbabwe's third biggest in terms of balls remaining, excluding wins against minnows. \
Jambe: "With all due respect to all other comments, i don't think India lost because they are a weaker side. remember how the same team easily swept Sri lanka aside not many days ago. Credit should go to Zimbabwe today because, as the commentary below says, they showed up, were professional and clinical in their play today."
Please wait for the quotes from the post-match ceremony
Suresh Raina: "We didn't bat well. We should have probably scored 260-270.. they bowled well. We are not getting a good partnerships from the openers. We have to learn from it. They [the openers] didn't get runs in last two games. Over all we haven't batted well. Sri Lanka are a good side. Let's hope we play well."
"Elton Chigumbura:" It's a good comeback after the last game. Our bowlers bowled well, esp Blignaut. 10 overs for around 22 runs was outstanding. It was just a matter of opening partnership after that which they gave. All the rest of the bowlers bowled well. We wanted to get a good foundation and it was going to be easy to go after the bonus point after that."
Man of the Match is Brendon Taylor: "I am very happy with this performance after our dismal effort against Sri lanka. Batting with Hamilton, I am always relaxed. He is a powerful hitter. For some reason I was ahead of him today! Consistency has been my biggest problem. If I can get another good knock, I would be happy."
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short in length, just outside off, cut to point
2 from 12 deliveries for the bonus ie
just outside off, pushed out to point
Just 3 to win from 13 balls for the bonus point
leans forward to drag it to deep midwicket region
plays the sweep shot but straight to short fine-leg
leans forward to defend
turns from the middle stump line, defended on the front foot
leans forward to drive it down the track and Jadeja deflects it to the stumps at the non striker's end
on the middle and leg, edges his off drive to pad
just outside off, cut to deep backward point .. Dinda rushes in from sweeper cover and doesn't pick up the ball! Raina wears a very glum look
turns from the off stump, goes for the sweep and is hit on the pad
just outside off, punched to deep point
turns away from the off, guided to backward point
goes down on his knee to fetch it from outside off and sweep it away for a single
quickish delivery, rolls away of the pad
on the legs, rolls of the pad to short fine-leg
on the middle stump line, defended on the front foot
turns with bounce and it has been edged through vacant slip region
goes back to flick but the quickish arm ball goes past the bat to hit the pad
gets forward and lifts the flighted delivery to right of long-on