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Barinder Sran picked up 2 wickets in the mandatory powerplay © Getty Images

India‘s pace duo of Barinder Sran and Dhawal Kulkarni continued their spectacular performance against Zimbabwe in the 2nd ODI at Harare. They, yet again, bowled in the right channel and troubled the incompetent Zimbabwe batsmen right from the word go. Sran drew first blood as opener Hamilton Masakadza flashed a short and wide delivery directly in the hands of Jasprit Bumrah at third man. Before Zimbabwe could steady the ship, Sran struck again and sent Peter Moor back to the pavilion. His sharp in-swinger trapped in front, but replay suggested that ball was travelling well above the stumps. After 10 overs, Zimbabwe were 39 for 3. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Zimbabwe 2016, 2nd ODI at Harare

MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first. He said, “We will bowl first. Slightly less grass, but the conditions are overcast and quite chilly. The fast bowlers should get help throughout, but it will be more in the morning. There are a couple of cracks and there could be uneven bounce. It looks a tough wicket and we will have to play well. It gets much warmer once you’re inside the field. The fast bowlers are the ones who really need to keep themselves warm because you don’t want them to be bowling with a stiff back. We are playing with the same playing XI.”

Captain Cool is one step away from registering his first series win after October 2014. In the first game of the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe at Harare, the Men in Blue thrashed the hosts by 9 wickets, thanks to Jasprit Bumrah’s match-winning four-for and KL Rahul’s stunning unbeaten hundred.