In their final Super 12 match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022, India dominated Zimbabwe, defeating them by 71 runs (November 06). The bowlers ran riot to give India a crushing victory after Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul each blasted half-centuries to lead the Men in Blue to a solid total of 186 runs. After South Africa’s unexpected loss to the Netherlands on Sunday, India’s match against Zimbabwe ended in a tie. However, Rohit Sharma and the company made sure that they secured a convincing victory to take first place in Group 2 on the points table and secure a matchup with England in the second semi-final.
At the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where they had opened their T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan last month, India won the toss and decided to bat first. They got off to a slow start as Rohit, the captain, was cheaply bowled on 15 off 13 balls. However, KL Rahul appeared to be in excellent form, as he and Virat Kohli worked together to score a 60-run partnership for the second wicket. Rahul went on to score 51 runs off just 35 balls, and Kohli added 26 runs off just 25 before quickly leaving the field. Rishabh Pant followed suit and was also quickly out of the game after facing just three balls.
Then Suryakumar Yadav came center stage and saved India from danger once more. He batted in his customary spectacular way to score an unbeaten 61 off just 25 balls. The Zimbabwe bowlers took the brunt of his bat’s wrath during his innings, which featured six fours and four sixes. The right-hander once again appeared to be in exceptional form. Suryakumar once again demonstrated why he is currently one of the top T20 batsmen in the world with a superb knock that helped India reach a solid total of 186 runs.
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