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Ind vs Zim (India vs Zimbabwe) 2015 World Cup live: Dhoni, Raina take score to 240

Ind vs Zim (India vs Zimbabwe) 2015 World Cup live: Dhoni, Raina take score to 240

Ind vs Zim (India vs Zimbabwe) 2015 World Cup live: Dhoni, Raina take score to 240 runs

Will India be able to beat Zimbabwe after such a great inning that the minnows came out with. To be true given the performance of Indian bowlers in the tournament, no one thought that they will be able to score anything beyond 220 runs.

But they proved almost everyone wrong when they scored a mammoth 284 runs with a blitzkrieg of sort from Taylor whose back to back hundred makes him the only Zimbabwean player to do so in any world cup thus far.

His 138 runs along with Williams’ 50 brought cheers in the Zimbabwean side.

Indian team that lost several quick wickets at one time looked to have wilted under pressure. But now Raina and Dhoni have steadied the inning and India is all set to romp home without much of trouble.

dhoni 1Raina is playing at 95 runs off just 92 balls while Dhoni is playing at 55 at the end of 44 overs.
Zimbabwe inning 287 (48.5 ov)

CJ Chibhabha c Dhawan b Mohammed Shami 7 20
H Masakadza c †Dhoni b Yadav 2 15
SF Mire c †Dhoni b MM Sharma 9 31
BRM Taylor*† c Dhawan b MM Sharma 138
SC Williams c & b Ashwin 50 65
CR Ervine c & b MM Sharma 27 67
Sikandar Raza b Mohammed Shami 28
RW Chakabva c RG Sharma b Yadav 10
T Panyangara c Yadav b Mohammed Shami 6
T Mupariwa not out 1
TL Chatara b Yadav 0
Extras (lb 2, w 7) 9
Total (all out; 48.5 overs) 287 (5.87 runs per over)

India innings (target: 288 runs from 50 overs)
RG Sharma c Sikandar Raza b Panyangara 16
S Dhawan b Panyangara 4
V Kohli b Sikandar Raza 38
AM Rahane run out (Sikandar Raza/†Taylor) 19
SK Raina not out 40
MS Dhoni*† not out 8
Extras (w 5) 5
Total (4 wickets; 31 overs) 130
To batRA Jadeja, R Ashwin, MM Sharma, Mohammed Shami, UT Yadav

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