India's perfect Six at the World cup

India chase down 288-run target in 48.4 overs for an emphatic six-wicket victory. India lost both their openers early but Virat Kohli and Rahane steadied the ship with a 50-run stand. Once they fell, Raina and Dhoni came together and first ensured India did not lose any further wickets and then played some aggressive cricket to take India over the line with a 196-run stand off just 156 balls. Suresh Raina top scored with a brilliant 110 not out off 104 balls.

Earlier, Brendan Taylor's who played his last International match for Zimbabwe, plundered the Indian bowling attack by playing orthodox and innovative strokes to score a ton. He especially, took a heavy toll off Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja's bowling by using his feet, playing cheeky sweeps and reverse sweeps. He reached his hundred in style by ramping Mohammed Shami for a six. Once he was dismissed, Zimbabwe lost their way a bit to end up with a total below 300. With eight centuries to his name, Taylor now holds the record for most number of hundreds by a Zimbabwean cricketer in ODIs.

Suresh Raina is adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock.

This ends it for India in the group stages. India have chased it down and go to the quarter-finals with a cent percent win ratio. India take on Bangladesh next in the second quarter-final on the 19th of March.

With this win, Dhoni now has 10 consecutive victories in World Cups.

No comments:

Post a Comment