India will look to seal the series today itself © AFP
India will look to seal the series today itself © AFP

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Murali Vijay was the Man of the Match for  the game. He says he is happy to contribute and acknowledges that he played a bad shot and missed out on his ton. He says the wicket was slow and he was glad that he adjusted well to the deck. You can read Pramod Ananth’s match report: India comprehensively beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs in 2nd ODI at Harare to win series

Ajinkya Rahane says the wicket got slower, all bowlers chipped in and he was happy with the way he and Vijay started at the top that gave them the platform. They were targeting a score of 280-300. Calls it a team effort to win the series 2-0.

Elton Chigumbura regrets losing three early wickets in the game and that put them back in the game, they will look to comeback harder in the next game.

A clinical win for India! They put up a big total on board and then bowled superbly as a team to keep the hosts in check by taking wickets at regular intervals. They never comeback and India completed a 62-run win to seal the series 2-0. They will be happy with their work after getting tested in the first game. 


Live cricket score Zimbabwe 209 all out | Target 272 | Overs 49 – India win by 62 runs!

Brian Vitori  8(9)

Kumar bowls a short one outside, hit to the fielder at point for a DOT ball. FOUR! Vitori connects with a pull over mid-wicket for a boundary. DOT! A flat bat towards mid off. ONE! Fuller outside off, an edge results in a single down to fine leg. DOT! A good length ball defended back down the wicket. OUT! The match gets over as Tiripano lofts one straight to Patel at mid off for a simple catch. India win by 62 runs.

OUT! Donald Tiripano c Patel b Kumar 6(13)

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 204/9 | Target 272 | Overs 48

Donald Tiripano 6(11) Brian Vitori 3(5)

Dhawal Kulkarni continues. DOT! Starts with a bouncer outside off. ONE! Slower one on middle, turned through mid-wicket for a single.  FOUR BYES! Fuller on middle and leg, the ball goes through between the legs of Tiripano for a boundary down to fine leg. And again, he gets a single to fine leg for a singe. DOT! Shorter on middle, played back down to the bowler. ONE! Fuller on middle, played through mid on for a single.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 197/9 | Target 272 | Overs 47

Donald Tiripano 5(9) Brian Vitori 1(1)

DOT! Full outside off, Cremer looks to swing it over the on side but misses OUT! A simple catch as Cremer mistimes a pull towards covers, Rahane takes the catch diving forward. DOT! Pushed towards covers. ONE! Dabbed to third man for a single. ONE! Vitori gets an inside edge through fine leg for a single. DOT! A swing and a miss to end the over.

OUT! Graeme Cremer c Rahane b Kumar 27(42)

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 195/8 | Target 272 | Overs 46

Graeme Cremer 27(40) Donald Tiripano 4(6)

Dhawal Kulkarni comes on! DOT! Played towards mid on but not in the gap. WIDE! Shorter length outside off, left alone. DOT! Another chance of a run out but the batsman got safe since the fielder missed the stumps. DOT! Another dot ball. DOT! Pushed towards covers but not for any run. DOT! Good length on off, pushed towards the on side. FOUR! Short and Tiripano pulls one over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 190/8 | Target 272 | Overs 45

Graeme Cremer 27(40) Donald Tiripano 0(0)

Stuart Binny comes on! FOUR! Mutumbami comes down and swings one of the top edge over short fine leg for a boundary. FOUR! Mutumbami comes down and gets an inside edge on his heave through fine leg for a boundary. 50-run stand is up for them! OUT! Mutumbami holes out to Axar Patel at long off for a simple catch. Neville Madziva is the new man in for Zimbabwe. TWO! Clipped through the on side for a couple. OUT! He does not last long and is bowled without even facing a ball. FOUR! An edge down to third man for a boundary.

OUT! Neville Madziva run out Rahane 0(0)

OUT! R Mutumbami c Patel b Binny 32(41)

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 176/6 | Target 272 | Overs 44

Richmond Mutumbami 24(38) Graeme Cremer 21(37)

DOT! A dot ball to start the over. FOUR! A swing from Mutumbami and he gets an edge down to third man for a boundary. DOT! Shortish outside off, looks to flay it through but misses. TWO! A single taken and an extra results in a single. DOT! Mutumbami makes room but can only push it to covers. DOT! A slower one outside off.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 171/6 | Target 272 | Overs 43

Richmond Mutumbami 19(34) Graeme Cremer 21(35)

DOT! A dot ball to start the over. ONE! Played through mid-wicket for a single. FOUR! Swept to the square leg fence by Cremer. DOT! Playe to covers by Cremer. ONE! Another sweep to fine leg for a single.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 163/6 | Target 272 | Overs 42

Richmond Mutumbami 18(33) Graeme Cremer 14(30)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes on to bowl. DOT! Played towards mid on off the crease. ONE! Drops to covers and takes a single. DOT! Another dot ball from Kumar. DOT! Pushed towards covers for a dot ball. DOT! Appeal for leg before not given. A single to the end the over.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 161/6 | Target 272 | Overs 41

Richmond Mutumbami 17(31) Graeme Cremer 13(26)

Axar Patel continues. Starts the over with a couple of dots. A single then results towards the on side. Another dot ball towards mid on. A single taken to covers followed by another dot ball towards the on side.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 159/6 | Target 272 | Overs 40

Richmond Mutumbami 16(29) Graeme Cremer 12(22)

The Zimbabweans are showing no intent to get going here, just playing out time and getting some batting practice. They need to start scoring at some rate to have any chance. India have brought back Dhawal Kulkarni.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 146/6 | Target 272 | Overs 37

Richmond Mutumbami 9(22) Graeme Cremer 6(11)

ONE! A single taken to start the over. ONE! Played through mid on for a single. ONE! Fuller on off, played through long on for a single. DOT! Played back to the bowler by the batsman. ONE! A single taken to square leg. TWO! Dabbed down to third man for a couple.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 140/6 | Target 272 | Overs 36

Richmond Mutumbami 5(19) Graeme Cremer 4(8)

A reverse sweep for a single. DOT! Played back to the bowler. DOT! Another dot ball as Harbhajan appeals for leg-before. ONE1 Pushes through covers for a couple. DOT! Flatter on off, played down the wicket. ONE! Punched through covers for a single.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 136/6 | Target 272 | Overs 35

Richmond Mutumbami 2(14) Graeme Cremer 3(7)

Dot! Cut to point. DOT! Driven to cover. DOT! Flatter on off, played back to the bowler. DOT! Flatter again, Mutumbami sweeps but fails to connect. DOT! Played back to the bowler. DOT! Flatter on middle, turned to the on side.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 136/6 | Target 272 | Overs 34

Richmond Mutumbami 2(8) Graeme Cremer 3(7)

Dot! Played back to the bowler. DOT! Pushes to cover. DOT! Floated on off, played back to the bowler. ONE! Turned through mid on for a single. Two dots end the over.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 134/6 | Target 272 | Overs 33

Richmond Mutumbami 1(7) Graeme Cremer 2(2)

Harbhajan Singh comes back on! OUT! Confusion as Raza clips it towards mid-wicket, Rahane ais and scores a direct hit at the bowlers end to catch Chamu Chibhabha short of the crease. ONE! Worked through mid on for a single. DOT! Punced to covers. ONE! A single to get off the mark. OUT! Another wicket as Raza gets an under edge and Uthappa takes a good catch going to his right. ONE! Cremer comes down and turns it through mid on for a single.

OUT! Sikandar Raza c Uthappa b Harbhajan 18(22)

OUT! Chamu Chibhabha run out Rahane 72(100)

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 130/4 | Target 272 | Overs 31

Chamu Chibhabha 72(100) Sikandar Raza 17(19)

DOT! Clipped towards mid-wicket. FOUR ! Chibhabha carves one over covers for a boundary. ONE! A quick single towards covers. DOT! Pushed towards covers. ONE! A single towards covers. TWO! A couple to end the over.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 122/4 | Target 272 | Overs 30

Chamu Chibhabha 66(96) Sikandar Raza 16(17)

Robin Uthappa misses a stumping chance there, that was there to be done, a simple, regulation chance. SIX! Raza comes down and hits one over long off for a maximum.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 109/4 | Target 272 | Overs 28

Chamu Chibhabha 65(93) Sikandar Raza 2(7)

ONE! A quick single taken to fine leg. ONE! Another single to deep fine leg. DOT! Played towards mid on for a dot. ONE! Chips one over mid on for a single. DOT! Pulled to square leg off the pads. ONE! A single to end the over.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 105/4 | Target 272 | Overs 27

Chamu Chibhabha 64(90) Sikandar Raza 1(5)

TWO! Chibhabha heaves one over mid on for a couple of runs. DOT! A dot ball to covers. FOUR! Chibhabha heaves this one in the gap at mid-wicket for a boundary. ONE! Cut hard through covers for a single. Two dot balls to end the over.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 98/4 | Target 272 | Overs 26

Chamu Chibhabha 57(86) Sikandar Raza 1(3)

Vijay to roll his arm over for the first time! ONE! Played down to long on for a single off the back foot. ONE! Cut through covers for a single. DOT! Flatter on off, played back towards the on side. ONE! Pushes to covers for a single. DOT! Flatter outside off, Raza looks to cut but is beaten. DOT! Played towards mid on for a dot ball.

Change of bowling – Murali Vijay!

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 95/4 | Target 272 | Overs 25

Chamu Chibhabha 55(83) Sikandar Raza 0(0)

A dot ball to start, Chibhabha then flays one through covers for a boundary. He will key to Zimbabwe’s progress in the chase here. The partnership is 50 too. OUT! Axar ends Williams’ misery here and he bowls him all ends up.

OUT! Sean Williams b Axar Patel 20(37)

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 90/3 | Target 272 | Overs 24

Chamu Chibhabha 50(78) Sean Williams 20(36)

Harbhajan continues! ONE! A single to covers by Williams. DOT! Floated on off, Chibhabha defends it back down the wicket. DOT! Turned towards mid-wicket. DOT! Flatter on off, kept out by Chibhabha. DOT! Clipped towards mid-wicket. ONE! Chibhabha gets to his fifty with a quick single to mid off. That is his 12th One-Day International (ODI) fifty.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 88/3 | Target 272 | Overs 23

Chamu Chibhabha 49(73) Sean Williams 19(35)

ONE! Starts with a single to long on. DOT! Punched towards covers. FOUR! Chibhabha get the gap and finds the fence at the long on. DOT! Goes back and punches it towards covers. DOT! A push to covers. DOT! Another dot to end the over.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 83/3 | Target 272 | Overs 22

Chamu Chibhabha 45(68) Sean Williams 18(34)

ONE! Williams clips one through mid on for a single. DOT! Another punch towards mid-wicket but this time for no run. DOT! Floated on off, turned towards the on side. DOT! Another dot ball outside off. DOT! Chibhabha gets a leading edge towards covers. DOT! Played down the wicket by Chibabha.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 82/3 | Target 272 | Overs 21

Chamu Chibhabha 45(63) Sean Williams 17(33)

Axar Patel starts with a couple of dot balls. ONE! Williams pulls one over mid-wicket for a single. ONE! Turned through the on side for a single. ONE! Punched through covers for a single. DOT! Punched to covers by Chibhabha.

Change of bowling – Axar Patel!

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 79/3 | Target 272 | Overs 20

Chamu Chibhabha 44(61) Sean Williams 15(29)

Harbhajan continues! FOUR! Williams comes forward and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary. DOT! Williams looks to paddle one but is beaten. DOT! Dropped! Williams tries to reverse sweep but gets a glove to it but Murali Vijay drops the catch. That’s the second life for him. DOT! Williams pushes it to covers. TWO! Williams gets across and paddles it down to fine leg for a couple. ONE! Driven to long off for a single.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 72/3 | Target 272 | Overs 19

Chamu Chibhabha 44(60) Sean Williams 8(23)

ONE! Punched through covers for a single. ONE! Punched through covers for a single. ONE! Another top edged pull over mid-wicket for a single. ONE! Cuts one to point for a couple and the overthrows result in a boundary. DOT! A cut to point. DOT! Full outside off, driven to mid off.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 63/3 | Target 272 | Overs 18

Chamu Chibhabha 37(57) Sean Williams 6(21)

DOT! A push towards covers by Williams. ONE! Williams comes down, has a go but the ball falls in vacant region. TWO! Punched off the back foot for a couple of runs. ONE! Worked through fine leg for a single. ONE! Williams sweeps one through deep square leg for a single. DOT! Tucked towards the on side.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 58/3 | Target 272 | Overs 17

Chamu Chibhabha 34(54) Sean Williams 4(18)

DOT! A play and a miss outside off. DOT! Good length on off, punched through covers. DOT! Shorter one on middle, ducked under by Chibhabha. ONE! Pushed through covers for a single. ONE! Dabbed down to third man for a single.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 56/3 | Target 272 | Overs 16 – Drinks

Chamu Chibhabha 33(49) Sean Williams 3(18)

ONE! A single to the on side. DOT! Comes down and pushes it to covers. DOT! Williams pushes one to covers. DOT! A play and a miss outside off from Williams. DOT! Another push towards covers. The pressure is building on Williams. DOT! Dot ball to end the over.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 55/3 | Target 272 | Overs 15

Chamu Chibhabha 32(48) Sean Williams 3(12)

DOT! A good leave outside off from Chibhabha. DOT! Chibabha comes forward and pushes it to covers. DOT! Played back to the bowler who mimes the throw. DOT! Full outside off, left alone. ONE! A nice drive through covers for a single. DOT! Played back down the wicket.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 54/3 | Target 272 | Overs 14

Chamu Chibhabha 31(43) Sean Williams 3(11)

A bit of confusion as Sean Williams hits one in the air, Manoj Tiwary drops the chance coming in from covers. He looks a bit edgy. Remember he was hurt while fielding and looks in some pain too. A good over overall for India, just four runs off it.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 51/3 | Target 272 | Overs 13

Chamu Chibhabha 29(41) Sean Williams 2(7)

Not quite the best over but a lucky boundary for Zimbabwe as the ball takes the inside edge and runs down to fine leg fence. Chibhabha was the batsman there.

Change in bowler – Stuart Binny!

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 45/3 | Target 272 | Overs 12

Chamu Chibhabha 24(37) Sean Williams 1(5)

ONE LB! A single to the on side. DOT! Pushed to covers by Williams. DOT! Another defense from Williams. DOT! This time he plays it outside off, towards the off side. DOT! Williams plays one back to the bowler. ONE! Driven through covers for a single.

Change in bowler – Harbhajan Singh!

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 43/3 | Target 272 | Overs 11

Chamu Chibhabha 24(36) Sean Williams 0(0)

FOUR! Full outside off, Chigumbura drives it in the air over covers for a boundary. Good start to the over from Chigumbura. ONE! Chigumbura guides one down to third man for a single. ONE! Another single taken. FOUR! Full outside off, Chigumbura drives it nicely through mid off for a superb boundary. DOT! Length ball outside off, played towards covers. OUT! Big wicket! Chigumbura pokes at one outside off, he gets an edge through to first slip, Ajinkya Rahane flies to his right to take a good catch.

OUT! Elton Chigumbura c Rahane b Kumar 9(6)

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 33/2 | Target 272 | Overs 10

Chamu Chibhabha 24(35) Elton Chigumbura 0(1)

DOT! Length ball played to mid on. DOT! Length ball outside off, pushed to covers. DOT! Drifting on the pads, tucked towards fine leg but not in the gap for a single. DOT! Fuller one on off, played back to the bowler. DOT! A back of a length ball on off, played back down the wicket. TWO! A short and wide one, hit to deep point for a couple.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 31/2 | Target 272 | Overs 9

Chamu Chibhabha 22(29) Elton Chigumbura 0(1)

DOT! Played back to the bowler. DOT! Another good defence. DOT! Maskadza comes forward and defends it. The pressure builds with another dot. OUT! Masakadza edges one through to the keeper for a simple catch. That is also the 50th ODI wicket for Kumar in ODIs. Elton Chigumbura is the new man in. DOT! He is beaten first ball by a length ball from Kumar.

OUT! Hamilton Masakadza c Uthappa b Kumar 5(11)

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 31/1 | Target 272 | Overs 8

Chamu Chibhabha 22(29) Hamilton Masakadza 5(6)

DOT! A full ball outside off, Masakadza defends it back down the wicket. FOUR! Touch short and Masakadza cuts it hard through covers for a boundary. DOT! Full on off, played off the outer half towards covers. Good length ball on off, played towards covers. ONE! Tucked through mid-wicket for a single. DOT! A back foot punch ends the over.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 26/1 | Target 272 | Overs 7

Chamu Chibhabha 22(28) Hamilton Masakadza 0(1)

DOT! A good defence from the crease. DOT! Another left alone outside off. DOT! Kumar continues to bowl tight lines and lengths. DOT! A shorter one on middle and leg, ducked under by the batsman. DOT! A cut to point but not for any runs. DOT! A good leave outside off.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 26/1 | Target 272 | Overs 6

Chamu Chibhabha 22(22) Hamilton Masakadza 0(1)

OUT! Dhawal strikes! Kulkarni bowls a short one outside off, Sibanda cuts it hard to Vijay at point for a good catch. First blood for India. Hamilton Masakadza is the new man in. DOT! Tucked towards the on side for a single by Masakadza. DOT! Placed to point by Chibhabha.

OUT! Vusi Sibanda c Vijay b Kulkarni 2(13)

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 24/0 | Target 272 | Overs 5

Chamu Chibhabha 21(18) Vusi Sibanda 2(12)

DOT! A dot ball to start. TWO! Clipped through the on side for a couple. FOUR! Another one down the leg side, a clip to mid wicket for a boundary. Two runs from the next three balls. Zimbabwe are starting to score runs here.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 16/0 | Target 272 | Overs 4

Chamu Chibhabha 14(14) Vusi Sibanda 1(10)

DOT! Another dot ball to start off from Kulkarni. FOUR! Chibhabha cuts one hard through point for a boundary. FOUR! And another boundary towards covers from Chibhabha. And all the pressure is released as Chibhabha hits another boundary. WIDE! A wide now outside off. DOT! Another dot ball outside off. ONE! A dab down to third man, 16 runs of the over.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 2/0 | Target 272 | Overs 3

Chamu Chibhabha 1(8) Vusi Sibanda 1(10)

Two good dot balls to start from Kumar. DOT! Another leave outside off from Sibanda. Kumar bowls another dot ball outside off. And another maiden from India.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 2/0 | Target 272 | Overs 2

Chamu Chibhabha 1(8) Vusi Sibanda 1(4)

Dhawal Kulkarni to bowl from the other end! DOT! Short and wide one outside off, cut to point. DOT! Another dot ball, as Chibhabha leaves one outside off. DOT! Length ball outside off, keeps low and beats the batsman. DOT! This one is tucked towards the on side off the crease. DOT! Another play and a miss. DOT! Another dot ball towards covers.

Live cricket score Zimbabwe 2/0 | Target 272 | Overs 1

Chamu Chibhabha 1(2) Vusi Sibanda 1(4)

We’re back for the chase! Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes on to bowl. DOT! A dot ball to start off.  DOT! A left alone outside off. ONE! Played towards covers for a single. DO! A close leave as the ball comes in a long way. ONE! Tucked through the on side for a single. DOT! A dot ball to finish the over.


India will think they are probably 20-30 short after the start they got. The openers gave them a superb start but wickets then started to fall and India did not quite get to accelerate best. Zimbabwe though will have to bat well on this drier wicket. You can read Pramod Ananth’s innings report Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay score fifties as India score 271/8 against Zimbabwe in 2nd ODI at Harare!


Live cricket score India 271/8 | Overs 50

Harbhajan Singh 5(4) Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0(0)

OUT! The short one gets rid of Kedar who top edges his pull. Axar Patel is the new man in. ONE! Harbhajan smacks one over covers for a single. ONE! Axar carves one to covers for a single. ONE! Harbhajan hits another one down to long off for a single. OUT! Axar gets out trying to go big and is caught at long on. TWO! Harbhajan hits a couple to end the innings for India.

OUT! Kedar Jadhav c Mutumbami b Madziva 16(12)

OUT! Axar Patel c Raza b Madziva 1(2)

Live cricket score India 266/6 | Overs 49

Harbhajan Singh 1(1) Kedar Jadhav 16(12)

FIVE WIDES! Bonus runs for India as they get five wides. ONE! A single take to third man on the next ball.  ONE! Binny hits one hard to cover for a single. ONE! Jadhav slams one down the ground for a single. OUT! Binny then holes out to mid-wicket trying to get the big one. Harbhajan Singh comes out to bat and gets off the mark with a single. ONE1 Jadhav then misses out on a full toss and hits it to covers for a single but he takes the single.

OUT! Stuart Binny c Raza b Vitori 25(16)

Live cricket score India 256/5 | Overs 48

Stuart Binny 24(14) Kedar Jadhav 13(9)

A good over for India as they take nine runs from the Tiripano over. Binny hit a boundary in that over. The next over from Madziva is even more good for India as they get a couple of boundaries and 13 runs come off that over.

Live cricket score India 234/5 | Overs 46

Stuart Binny 14(10) Kedar Jadhav 1(1)

Madziva comes on! ONE! Uthappa flays one through mid off for a single. ONE! Binny hits one hard through covers for a single. ONE! Uthappa pushes it towards covers for a single. ONE! Binny clips it towards mid-wicket for a single. WIDE! Very wide outside off for a wide. OUT! A beauty of a ball from Madziva and he gets past Uthappa who fails to defend the ball and is bowled. The new man in is Kedar Jadhav. He gets off the mark with a single.

OUT! Robin Uthappa b Madziva 13(11)

Live cricket score India 228/4 | Overs 45

Stuart Binny 12(8) Robin Uthappa 11(8)

Triripano continues! ONE! A push to covers for a single. ONE! Dabbed down to third man for a single. ONE! Binny comes down the wicket, turns it towards the on side for a single. ONE! Uthappa places it to short third man for a single. ONE! Fuller outside off, driven through covers for a single. ONE! Dabbed to short third man for a quick single.

Live cricket score India 222/4 | Overs 44

Stuart Binny 9(5) Robin Uthappa 8(5)

Raza to bowl! ONE! A single to point followed by another single to square leg. FOUR! Reverse sweep to third man for a boundary. WIDE! Slanted down the leg side for a wide. FOUR! On the pads, clipped to the fine leg fence for a boundary. DOT! A dot ball to end the over.

Live cricket score India 210/4 | Overs 43

Stuart Binny 3(2) Robin Uthappa 3(2)

ONE! Turned through the on side for a single. ONE! Uthappa gets off the mark with a single. OUT! Tiwary gets out trying to scoop one and finds the short fine leg fielder. Stuart Binny comes out to bat. ONE! He get off the mark with a clip to mid-wicket. ONE! A single taken to third man. TWO! Tricky times for India, Uthappa clips one over mid-wicket.

OUT! Manoj Tiwary c b Tiripano 22(26)

Live cricket score India 203/3 | Overs 42

Manoj Tiwary 19(21) Robin Uthappa 0(0)

ONE! A single to start the over. ONE! Comes down and hammer it to long off for a single. ONE! Rayudu sweeps one through fine leg for a single. DOT! Played back to the bowler. ONE! Played through covers for a single. OUT! The pressure was building and it results in a wicket as Rayudu gets caught at deep mid-wicket.

OUT! Ambati Rayudu c Waller b Raza 41(50)

Live cricket score India 199/2 | Overs 41

Ambati  Rayudu 39(47) Manoj Tiwary 19(21)

ONE! Turned to mid-wicket for a single. ONE! Another single to long on. DOT! A dot ball results. ONE! Rayudu clips it through the on side for a single. ONE! Tiwary pulls one through mid-wicket for a single. ONE! Rayudu pushes one to long on for a single.

Live cricket score India 194/2 | Overs 40

Ambati  Rayudu 36(43) Manoj Tiwary 17(18)

ONE! Turned to mid-wicket for a single. DOT! A dot ball towards mid-wicket. DOT! Another dot ball to covers. ONE1 Turned through the on side for a single. ONE! Rayudu comes forward and drives it down to long off for a single. DOT! Another dot to end the over.

Live cricket score India 191/2 | Overs 39

Ambati  Rayudu 34(41) Manoj Tiwary 16(15)

DOT! Turned to mid-wicket but not for runs. ONE! Fuller on middle, played through mid on for a single. DOT! Rayudu cuts one towards point. DOT! Flicked to mid-wicket but not in the gap. ONE! A mis-field results in a single to long off. TWO! Turned through mid-wicket for a couple.

Live cricket score India 187/2 | Overs 38

Ambati  Rayudu 33(38) Manoj Tiwary 13(12)

ONE! Turned through the on side for a single. ONE! Worked through mid-wicket for a single. WIDE! A wide down the leg side. ONE! Tucked down to the on side for a single. ONE! Played through mid-wicket for a single. ONE! Places this one wide of square leg for a single. DOT! Rayudu looks to sweep but misses.

Bowling change – Sikandar Raza comes on to bowl

Live cricket score India 181/2 | Overs 37

Ambati  Rayudu 31(35) Manoj Tiwary 10(9)

Hamilton again! DOT! Rayudu drives one just back past the bowler for a single. SIX! Tiwary gets under one and lofts it over the long off for a superb maximum. That is a superb shot from the  man from Bengal. ONE! A quick single take to covers. FOUR! Rayudu heaves one towards mid-wicket, the fielder Vitori drops the catch and that is a huge let off for India. ONE! Fuller outside off, driven to mid off for a single. ONE! Turned through mid on for a single.

Live cricket score India 167/2 | Overs 36

Ambati  Rayudu 25(32) Manoj Tiwary 2(6)

Madziva comes on! ONE! Rayudu takes a single to mid on. DOT! Manoj Tiwary pushes one towards covers. WIDE! Slanted down the leg side for a wide. ONE! A single taken to covers. DOT! A left alone outside off. ONE! Rayudu drives it through mid off for a single. DOT! A dot to finish the over.

Live cricket score India 163/2 | Overs 35 – Drinks

Ambati  Rayudu 23(29) Manoj Tiwary 0(3)

Wicket! Murali Vijay holes out to deep fine leg. He is not happy, he knows he missed out on a ton. He knows he missed out on a superb platform. India will want to not lose wicket and momentum from here. Manoj Tiwary is the new man in for India.

OUT! Murali Vijay c Waller b Madviza 72(95)

Live cricket score India 154/1 | Overs 32

Ambati  Rayudu 17(17) Murali Vijay 70(92)

DOT! Rayudu looks to clip it through the on side but is hit on his pads. ONE! Rayudu dabs one down to third man for a single. DOT! Tucked to fine leg. DOT! Vijay gets an under edge towards covers. TWO! Vijay lofts one over covers for a couple. ONE! Turned through the on side for a single.

Live cricket score India 150/1 | Overs 31

Ambati  Rayudu 16(15) Murali Vijay 67(88)

FOUR! Rayudu slinks down and heaves one over mid-wicket for a boundary. DOT! Rayudu drives one  to mid off. DOT! Played to point from the crease. DOT! Rayudu plays one back to the bowler. ONE! Tucked through fine leg for a single. SIX! Vijay goes back and across and slams one down the ground for a maximum!

Live cricket score India 139/1 | Overs 30

Ambati  Rayudu 11(10) Murali Vijay 61(87)

ONE! Clipped down to fine leg for a single. ONE! Dabbed through point for a single.  DOT! Rayudu gets in line and defends it. ONE! Clipped through mid-wicket for a single. SIX! Glorious shot! Vijay gets in line and lofts it over the long off region for a maximum. DOT! A dot ball to end the over.

Live cricket score India 130/1 | Overs 29

Ambati  Rayudu 9(7) Murali Vijay 54(84)

FOUR! Rayudu comes down and clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. DOT! Rayudu pushes it towards covers off his crease. ONE! Rayudu cuts one through point for a single. ONE! Floated on off, Vijay pushes it towards covers. ONE! Vijay goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. ONE! Driven to mid off for a single. 

Live cricket score India 121/1 | Overs 28

Ambati  Rayudu 3(3) Murali Vijay 51(82)

DOT! Loud shot for a leg before not given as Murali Vijay was hit on the pads off the inside edge. ONE! Turned to deep square leg for  single. ONE! Rayudu gets a leading edge through mid off for a single. DOT! Vijay pushes one towards covers. TWO! Vijay clips one through mid-wicket for a couple of runs to get to his MAIDEN ODI FIFTY!

Live cricket score India 117/1 | Overs 27

Ambati  Rayudu 2(2) Murali Vijay 48(77)

ONE! A single taken to mid off. ONE! Rayudu gets off the mark with a single to long off. DOT! Turned through the on side but not for any runs. ONE! Clipped through mid on for a single. ONE! Rayudu takes a single to covers. ONE! A quick single to end the over from Vijay.

Live cricket score India 112/1 | Overs 26

Ambati  Rayudu 0(0) Murali Vijay 45(73)

ONE! Vijay drives one through mid on for a single. DOT! Turned through the on side but not for any runs. ONE! Dabbed down to third man for a single. DOT! Vijay defends it. ONE! Turned through mid-wicket for a single. OUT! Against the run of play, Rahane gets a leading edge towards covers where Raza takes the catch. That’s a handy wicket for Zimbabwe.

OUT! Ajinkya Rahane c Raza b Chibhabha 63(83)

Live cricket score India 109/0 | Overs 25

Ajinkya Rahane 62(80) Murali Vijay 43(70)

DOT! Vijay pushes one to the on side followed by another DOT!. DOT! Vijay defends one to covers. ONE! Vijay clips one through mid on for a single. ONE! Rahane cuts one through covers for a single. ONE! Driven through covers for a single.

Live cricket score India 105/0 | Overs 24

Ajinkya Rahane 60(78) Murali Vijay 41(66)

FOUR! Rahane comes forward and drives it through covers for a boundary. ONE! Dabbed down to third man for a single. DOT! Play and miss. DOT! Vijay turns towards the on side. DOT! Vijay flicks one towards mid on. TWO! Clipped through the on side for a couple.

Change in bowling: Chamu Chibhabha into bowl.

Live cricket score India 98/0 | Overs 23

Ajinkya Rahane 55(76) Murali Vijay 39(62)

ONE! A single taken to covers. ONE! Another single. DOT! Vijay pushes one to covers. ONE! Vijay goes back and punches one to covers for a single. ONE! Turned through mid on for a single. ONE! Played through point for a couple of runs.

Live cricket score India 92/0 | Overs 22

Ajinkya Rahane 53(74) Murali Vijay 35(58)

DOT! Rahane comes forward and defends one. ONE! Turned through fine leg for a single. DOT! Pushed through covers. ONE! Vijay punches  through covers for a single. FOUR! FIFTY! Rahane gets to his fifty, 10th one with a boundary through mid-wicket. DOT! Rahane defends the last ball.

Live cricket score India 86/0 | Overs 21

Ajinkya Rahane 48(70) Murali Vijay 34(56)

TWO! Vijay goes back and pulls one through mid on for a couple. ONE! Vijay punches one through covers for a single. TWO! Rahane cuts one to deep point for a couple of runs. DOT! Rahane pushes one to covers. TWO! Turned through the on side for a couple. ONE! Turned through mid-wicket for a single.

Change in bowling – Graeme Cremer to bowl!

Live cricket score India 78/0 | Overs 20

Ajinkya Rahane 43(66) Murali Vijay 31(54)

FOUR! Rahane gets in line and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. ONE! Clipped through the on side for a single. ONE! Worked through the mid on region for a single. DOT! Rahane looks to clip one through the on side but does not get the single. ONE! Rahane punches one through covers for a single. TWO! Punched to deep cover for a couple.

Live cricket score India 70/0 | Overs 19

Ajinkya Rahane 37(62) Murali Vijay 29(52)

DOT! Vijay turns one towards the on side. ONE! Fuller one on middle, clipped through mid-wicket for a single. DOT! Fuller on off, Rahane plays it back. DOT! Rahane gets in line and defends it back down the wicket. ONE! Turned through the on side for a single. DOT! Vijay plays one back to the bowler.

Live cricket score India 68/0 | Overs 18 – Drinks

Ajinkya Rahane 36(59) Murali Vijay 28(49)

ONE! Worked through the on side for a single by Rahane. ONE! Vijay pushes one through covers. DOT! Rahane comes forward and defends one to the on side. DOT! Tucked towards short fine leg but not for any runs. ONE! Quick single to the fine leg region. ONE! Pushes towards point for a single.

Live cricket score India 64/0 | Overs 17

Ajinkya Rahane 34(55) Murali Vijay 26(47)

Vitori back on. DOT! Fuller outside off, Vijay drives it. CHANCE! ONE! Vijay goes for a drive, he skies it up, the fielder tries to run back and take it but he failed to get anywhere close to it. FOUR! Rahane slinks down and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. ONE! Turned through fine leg for a single. DOT! Vijay defends one from his crease.  DOT! Another mistimed drive to mid off.

Live cricket score India 58/0 | Overs 16

Ajinkya Rahane 29(53) Murali Vijay 25(43)

ONE! Vijay turns one through the on side for a single. DOT! Rahane looks to punch but misses. DOT! Driven to covers by Rahane. DOT! Rahane defends from his crease. DOT! Another dot to covers. DOT! Turned through the on side but not for any runs.

Live cricket score India 57/0 | Overs 15

Ajinkya Rahane 29(47) Murali Vijay 24(42)

Madziva comes on! ONE! Rahane turns it through the on side for a single. DOT! Vijay pushes it towards covers. Rahane then plays three dot balls. Another dot to end the over.

Live cricket score India 55/0 | Overs 14

Ajinkya Rahane 24(42) Murali Vijay 23(41)

ONE! Vijay punches one through covers for a single. ONE! Turned through the on side for a single. DOT! Vijay defends one back to the bowler. ONE! Vijay clips one through square leg for a single. ONE! Turned through the fine leg region for a single. DOT! Played back to the bowler.

Change of bowling – Sean Williams into the attack.

Live cricket score India 51/0 | Overs 13

Ajinkya Rahane 22(40) Murali Vijay 23(38)

ONE! Rahane gets an under edge past his stumps for a couple, he was trying to cut the ball there. WIDE! Rahane comes down to have a go but is beaten. It is given a wide. DOT! Another leave outside off. ONE! Rahane drives it to covers for a single. ONE! Clipped down to fine leg for a single. DOT! Another leave outside off. DOT! Rahane plays one down to the bowler.

Live cricket score India 46/0 | Overs 12

Ajinkya Rahane 19(35) Murali Vijay 23(37)

ONE! A lofted shot just wide of the fielder. ONE! Vijay cuts one to deep point for a single. ONE! Rahane clips one through mid-wicket for a couple. DOT! Rahane fails to clip one off his pads. ONE! Rahane turns one through square leg for a single. DOT! A dot to end the over.

Live cricket score India 40/0 | Overs 11

Ajinkya Rahane 20(33) Murali Vijay 20(33)

ONE! A single taken to third man for a single. DOT! Ajinkya Rahane comes forward and lets one go outside off. DOT! Rahane comes forward and defends it. DOT! Rahane leaves another one outside off. DOT! Rahane comes down and defends it back down the wicket.  DOT! A mistimed drive to mid off.

Live cricket score India 39/0 | Overs 10

Ajinkya Rahane 20(27) Murali Vijay 20(33)

The keeper is standing up now. DOT! Vijay clips one towards the on side. ONE! Vijay flashes one over backward point for a single. ONE! Rahane now carves one over point for a single. FOUR! Touch short outside off, Vijay goes back and punches it through covers for a boundary. ONE! Vijay clips one down to fine leg for a single. DOT! A dot ball to end the over.

Live cricket score India 32/0 | Overs 9

Ajinkya Rahane 19(26) Murali Vijay 14(29)

ONE! Takes a single to the on side. ONE! Rahane rides the bounce on this one and pushes it towards point for a single. DOT! Vijay comes forward and drives one to covers. DOT! A good push towards backward point. DOT! Full outside off, Vijay comes forward and defends it. ONE! Vijay clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

Live cricket score India 29/0 | Overs 8

Ajinkya Rahane 18(25) Murali Vijay 12(24)

DOT! Starts with a leave outside off. ONE! Vijay gets across and turns it through the on side for a single. DOT! A dot ball follows. DOT! Another leave outside off. DOT! A dot ball towards covers. DOT! Another dot to finish the over.

Live cricket score India 28/0 | Overs 7

Ajinkya Rahane 18(21) Murali Vijay 7(21)

DOT! Starts off with a nice one outside off. DOT! Another leave from Vijay. ONE! Vijay takes a quick single as he gets an edge towards the on side. DOT! Another dot ball from Rahane. ONE! Rahane drives one towards mid off for a single. WIDE! Fuller on the pads, Vijay fails to clip it down the leg side, they an extra. FOUR! Rahane comes forward and drives it through covers for a boundary.

Change in bowling – Neville Madziva comes on to bowl.

Live cricket score India 20/0 | Overs 6

Ajinkya Rahane 13(18) Murali Vijay 6(18)

DOT! Vijay drives nicely but to the fielder. ONE! Vijay gets across and clips it towards the on side for a single. DOT! Rahane gets into a tangle and no run result. DOT! A forward push to covers. ONE! Short and wide, Rahane cuts it through point for a single. ONE! Vijay pushes one towards mid on and takes a quick single.

Live cricket score India 17/0 | Overs 5

Ajinkya Rahane 12(15) Murali Vijay 4(15)

FOUR! Width and Rahane cashes in with a glorious drive through mid off. No second slip now, just the lone slip. DOT! Rahane defends one coming forward. ONE! Rahane clips one through mid-wicket for a single. ONE! Almost! Vijay pushes one towards point, wants a single, slight worry but they make it in time. DOT! Rahane drives it through mid off. DOT! A dot to the end the over.

Live cricket score India 11/0 | Overs 4

Ajinkya Rahane 7(10) Murali Vijay 3(14)

ONE! Rahane gets an inside edge towards the on side for a single. DOT! Vijay comes forward and defends. DOT! Vijay comes forward and drives one to covers. DOT! A back foot punch by Vijay but to the fielder. DOT! Fuller outside off, left alone by Vijay. DOT! Another dot to end the over.

Live cricket score India 10/0 | Overs 3

Ajinkya Rahane 6(9) Murali Vijay 3(4)

DOT! Rahane pushes one towards point and wants the single but is sent back in time. WIDE! A wide down the leg side. DOT! Rahane comes forward and pushes it back. FOUR! A lovely drive from Rahane to cover fence. DOT! A good drive towards mid off. ONE! A quick single to mid off by Rahane. DOT! A dot to end the over.

Live cricket score India 4/0 | Overs 2

Ajinkya Rahane 1(4) Murali Vijay 3(8)

Donald Tiripano is the bowler from the other end. TWO! Starts with a length ball on the pads, Vijay clips it through the on side for a couple. DOT! Good leave from Vijay there. DOT! Another leave. DOT! Vijay comes forward and defends one back. DOT! Vijay presses forward and defends. DOT! Ends the over with another dot.

Live cricket score India 2/0 | Overs 1

Ajinkya Rahane 1(4) Murali Vijay 1(2)

The Indian openers are out to bat. Ajinkya Rahane takes strike to Brian Vitori with Murali Vijay at the other end. ONE! Starts off with a single down to third man for a single to get off the mark. DOT! Vijay comes forward and defends it back down. ONE! On the pads, Vijay clips it to square leg for a single. DOT! Rahane defends this one back to the bowler. DOT! Another good forward defence from Rahane. DOT! Beaten! Rahane goes for a drive outside off but is beaten.


Toss: Zimbabwe win the toss and elect to bowl first again. Zimbabwe leave Tinashe Panyangara for Neville Madziva. India are unchanged.

India: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Uthappa(w), Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Axar Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni.

Zimbabwe Vusi Sibanda, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura(c), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Richmond Mutumbami(w), Graeme Cremer, Donald Tiripano, Brian Vitori, Neville Madziva.


Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Zimbabwe from Harare. This is Nikhil Popat and I will be bringing to you the live updates from the game throughout the day. Read: India vs Zimbabwe 2015, 2nd ODI at Harare: Preview

India were tested to the hilt in the first ODI when Zimbabwe had India in trouble at 87 for five. It took a stand from Ambati Rayudu and Stuart Binny to save India the blushes. It was then Elton Chigumbura who almost won the game for the hosts but Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled an excellent last over to swing the  game in India’s favour. Read: Bhuvneshwar Kumar: India’s unsung hero

India will look to seal the series today itself while Zimbabwe will look to stay in the series with a win. Their new ball bowling is good but they have lacked the depth at the death overs. In the batting department, Chigumbura will hope the rest of the seniors in the team step up to help them beat a second-string Indian side.

Squads:

Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), Chamu Chibhabha, Graeme Cremer, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.

India: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Stuart Binny, Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Ambati Rayudu, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma,Manoj Tiwary, Murali Vijay.

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