IND Vs ZIM ICC T20 World Cup 2022: India to play England in second semi-final after defeating Zimbabwe by 71 runs

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IND Vs ZIM match highlights

India recorded a comprehensive 71–run win over Zimbabwe in their last game of the Super 12 to advance for the semis as the top team from Group 2. Let us look at IND Vs ZIM match highlights in detail.

After the Indian batters put up a solid batting display, Indian bowlers then took the charge did no time to bundle out the opposition to claim a big win.

Earlier, Kl Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav shot fifties for India help their side put 186 on board in 20 overs. Rahul was got out after scoring 51 in 35 balls, while Surya remained unbeaten in the process and scored 61 off just 25

IND Vs ZIM match highlights

The men in blue lost their wicket early as Muzarabani trapped the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.

They placed a fielder at Rohit’s favourite shot place, and Blessing Muzarabani bowled a bouncer. Rohit pulled it away and got caught by Masakadza at the deep backward square leg.

After guiding India to good score in the first 10 overs. Indian batters faced some tough time at the crease.

First Virat Kohli walked back due to extra bounce, as the ball took the edge of the bat and Ryan Burl caught him at log-off.

Then KL Rahul returned to pavilion while trying to clear the ropes over log off.

And in the next over, Rishabh Pant, who was playing his first match in the tournament, was dismissed on Williams bowl when he was trying to play the slog sweep, but Burl at wide long-on did no mistake and took a brilliant catch.

Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav then steadied the ship for India and took from 101 to 166 in by taking just 35 balls.

Pandya left the crease after adding 65 for the fifth wicket alongside Suryakumar Yadav.

But the dangerous man was still there to explode.

The highest-ranked batter in T20Is, Suryakumar Yadav again did what he is known for, smashing the ball every corner of the stadium.

Kumar was flawless in his intent to struck big shots and recorded 61 not out in just 25 balls. He smashed 6 fours and 4 maximums in the process and also went pass 1000-run mark in the year 2022.

It was his 9th fifty of the year so far that guided India to 186 for 5 in 20 overs.

IND Vs ZIM match highlights: Zimbabwe to chase 187 in 20 overs

In reply, Zimbabwe was seen clueless ahead of India bowlers during the initial overs of the game.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who as expected started the bowling proceedings for India, again provided his side a wicket in the first over itself in his wicket-maiden over.

Arshdeep then removed another batter in the second over to put Zimbabwe in pressure. Captain Ervine and Seam Williams then tried rescue their side, but Shami didn’t let happen, and got rid off Williams.

It was for the fourth time in the innings, when a new bowler took a wicket in their first over. As this time Pandya removed Ervine in his first over.

Shami bagged his second wicket in the seventh over of the innings.

With target was looking too big to chase, Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl shifted the gears and started taking chances especially over spinners. They collected 60 off 35 before Ashwin bowled Burl.

The experienced spinner then grabbed another two in his final over to finish his spell on an impressive note.

Rohit handed the ball to Hardik for the 17th over and he dismissed Raza for 34. While Axar Patel took the last wicket to hand India a comfortable victory.

Ready for the semi-finals?

India vs Zimbabwe was the last match of the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022.

With India and Pakistan qualified for the semis from their group as the 1st and 2nd team, respectively. They will now meet the qualifiers from Group 1 on the coming Wednesday and Thursday.

Pakistan will face New Zealand in the first semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 9. While India will lock horns with England in the second semi-final on November 10 at the Adelaide Oval.

So, according to you which 2 teams will have better chances to play the final on November 13. Just share your thoughts with us by commenting down below.

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