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IND vs ZIM 2nd T20I Highlights: Abhishek, Gaikwad star as India beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs to level series 1-1 

IND vs ZIM 2nd T20I Highlights Today Match

IND vs ZIM 2nd T20I Highlights: India made a strong comeback in the five-match T20I series after beating Zimbabwe in the second T20I by 100 runs on Sunday at Harare Sports Club.  

Chasing a target of 235, Wessly Madhevere (43) scored highest runs for Zimbabwe, as the team fell short by 100 runs.

Earlier, Abhishek Sharma’s 100 off 47 and Gaikwad’s not out 77 guided India to a solid 234 after 20 overs.  


IND vs ZIM 2nd T20I Highlights 

Opted to bat, India faced a shocking start in the comeback match, as they lost the wicket of their skipper, Shubman Gill, in the second over of the game for 2.  

But the young Abhishek Sharma and Ruturaj Gaikwad took the center stage and rescued the side with their solid techniques with the bat.  

Sharma, who was out without scoring a run in his debut game, opened his international cricket account with a six.  

IND vs ZIM 2nd T20I Highlights
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Both added 137 runs for the second wicket, which is also the highest ever partnership by Indian batters against Zimbabwe in T20Is.  

Interestingly, Abhishek Sharma not only started with a six, but he also completed his first fifty by smashing a six, and his maiden ton with a mighty six.  

Sharma played a knock of 100 in only 47 deliveries. His innings included seven fours and eight maximums.  

Rututraj Gaikwad remained unbeaten at 77 off 47. While Rinku Singh, who got a promotion in batting order to provide a perfect finish, proved the decision right, scoring 48* off 22.

India posted 234 on board after 20 overs, which is their seventh best total in T20I history. 

Zimbabwe to chase 235 in 20 overs

Mukesh Kumar took no time in providing India first match as his in-swing to Innocent Kaia knocked him over.  

He got the wicket of aggressive Bennett for 26 in his second over to keep India on top.  

Avesh Khan joined the party and bagged 2 wickets in his first over.  

Zimbabwe batters found it extremely hard to play big shots against Indian bowlers.

Wessly Madhevere (43 off 39)

did try his best to narrow the gap but due to lack of support from other end, Zimbabwe end up scoring only and lost the second T20I by 100 runs.

Both Mukesh Kumar and Avesh Khan bagged 3-3 wickets each for India.

Vineet Vashisht
Vineet Vashisht
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