India vs Zimbabwe highlights

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2015 15:09 IST

Innings highlights

SIX! Dhoni finishes it off in style! Panyangara goes short with his length on middle, Dhoni rides the bounce and launches it over square leg for a biggie. INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!

44.2 overs | T. MUPARIWA TO S. RAINA
Century for Raina! What a knock he has played under pressure! Simply outstanding! Full length ball on off, Raina taps it down to covers and crosses for a brisk single. He removes his helmet and raises his bat to the crowd. The crowd is roaring. He came in when the team was staring down the barrel and look at the way he soaked all the pressure. Brilliant!

42.4 overs | T. MUPARIWA TO MS DHONI
Fifty for Captain Cool! Good length ball outside off, Dhoni goes back and punches it through mid off for a single.

39.1 overes | T. PANYANGARA TO S. RAINA
SIX! Clean hit from Raina! Short of a length ball on middle, Raina makes some room to free his arms and muscles it over mid-wicket for a biggie.

34.6 overes | S. RAZA TO S. RAINA
DROPPED BY MASAKADZA! Massive moment in this match! Flighted ball on middle, Raina top edges his sweep shot in the air towards backward square leg. Masakadza gets underneath it and drops a dolly. Oh dear, that would have been the game for Zimbabwe.

31.3, 31.4 overs | S. MIRE TO MS DHONI
FOUR! Back to back boundaries! Short again but this time wide outside off, Dhoni latches onto it and whacks it over point for a boundary.
FOUR! Mire digs in a short ball on middle, Dhoni rides the bounce and pummels it via a pull shot through square leg. Brutal!

22.4, 22.5 overs | S. WILLIAMS TO S. RAINA
SIX! High and handsome! Loopy full ball on middle, Raina shimmies down the track and clobbers it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
SIX! Flat hit, straight over the bowler's head and it sails into the stands! Loopy ball again, around middle, Raina is down the track in a flash and sends it packing.

22.4 overs | S. RAZA TO V. KOHLI
OUT! Bowled round the legs! Shortish and going down the leg side, Kohli gets down on his knee and tries to sweep it away. The ball goes off the gloves and onto his stumps. Huge, huge wicket for Zimbabwe. The dangerman Kohli departs. India in some trouble now.

16.3 overs | T. MUPARIWA TO A. RAHANE
OUT! Rahane is run out! Big blow to India and they lose their third wicket. Length ball around off, Rahane taps it down to covers and comes running down in search of a run. Kohli shows interest initially but then sends him back. Rahane turns and runs back. He puts in a full length dive and at the same time the throw comes to the keeper. The bails are off, they appeal and it's referred upstairs. The replays show that Rahane's bat was in the air. The decision is conveyed and Rahane walks back

16 overs | 69/2
Virat Kohli
Ajinkya Rahane

OUT! Chops it on! Panyangara is doing the trick for Zimbabwe! He serves a length ball around off, Dhawan tries to cut but it's too close to his body and he ends up dragging it onto the stumps. Zimbabwe are off to a fine start!

OUT! Rohit is gone! Panyangara angles in a length ball on middle, Rohit leans forward and across to flick it on the leg side but there is some extra bounce and it catches the top edge. The ball balloons in the air and Raza takes the skier with some discomfort. Big wicket for Zimbabwe!

3.5 overs | T. CHATARA TO S. DHAWAN
FOUR! Full length ball on middle, Dhawan picks it off his pads and whips it through mid-wicket. Chibhabha chases it but the ball wins the race.

0.3, 0.5 overs | PANYANGARA TO R. SHARMA
FOUR! Beautiful shot! Back of a length ball outside off, width on offer, Rohit remains on the back foot and punches it through cover-point for a boundary.
FOUR! Edgy! Back of a length ball on off, some extra bounce, Rohit goes back and runs it down off the outside half of the bat. It speeds past second slip to the fence.

Zimbabwe batting

Departing Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor hit a brilliant century to guide Zimbabwe to an imposing 287 all out in their World Cup Pool B match against India in Auckland on Saturday.

The 29-year-old, possibly playing his last international match for Zimbabwe after signing a deal with English county Nottinghamshire, smashed 15 boundaries and five towering sixes in his 110-ball 138.

Taylor's ton anchored his team, unable to qualify for the quarter-finals, after they were sent into bat by defending champions India -- already through to the last eight -- on a bare Eden Park pitch.

He added an invaluable 93 for the fourth wicket with Sean Williams (50) and another 109 for the next with Craig Ervine (27) to help Zimbabwe recover from a struggling 33 for three,

Taylor guided paceman Mohammad Shami's short-pitched ball over the third man boundary for a six to reach his successive hundred in the World Cup off 99 balls.

In the process Taylor became the only Zimbabwe batsman to hit back-to-back hundreds at the World Cup, with this innings following his 121 against Ireland.

Taylor then smashed left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja for three boundaries and two sixes in one over to complete his 400 runs in the tournament -- another Zimbabwe first at a World Cup.

He eventually out off paceman Mohit Sharma, who also ended Ervine's knock to finish with three for 48

Shami and Umesh Yadav also took three wickets apiece.

Before Taylor came into his own, Zimbabwe had lost Hamilton Masakadza (two), Chamu Chibhabha (seven) and Solomon Mire (nine) by the 11th over.

Pakistan-born Sikandar Raza chipped in with a 15-ball 28, including three sixes and a four, to give the innings some much-needed impetus.

For the first time in the tournament, India's bowling was tested as spinners Ravichandran Ashwin went for 75 and Jadeja for 71 respectively in their ten overs apiece.

Scorecard: India vs Zimbawe

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