India hammered Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the 2nd T20 International to keep their hopes alive in 3 match series at the Harare Sports Club.

Chasing a low scoring target of only 100 runs, openers Mandeep Singh (52*) and Lokesh Rahul (47*) led the Indian team a 10 wicket with 35 balls to spare. This is Indian team’s first 10-wicket win in T20 format.  

Zimbabwean team collapsed on their lowest T20I score at Harare after a blazing bowling spell from left-arm debutant pacer Barinder Sran kept under control them to 99/9 in their 20 overs.

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Both openers Rahul and Mandeep took only 40 balls for a match winning innings.

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Indian debutant was adequately backed by fellow pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who also bowled brilliantly and took 3 wickets to crush the backbone of hosts after Zimbabwe elected to bat first.

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Yuzvendra Chahal and Dhawal Kulkarni took one wicket each.

Sran was awarded as Man of the Match for his thrilling bowling (4-10) effort. This was the best bowling spell by an Indian bowler on debut.

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With this superb win, Indian team will keep their hopes alive in series after levelling 3 match T20 series at 1-1.

Now, final T20I  on June 22 will decide the series winner.

I hope that Indian team will keep their good form till final match and seal the series with 2-1.

Cheering Already India!! India!!

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21 June 2016
Nuclear Mind

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