Zimbabwe

  • Run scoring is difficult after new ODI rules: Dhawan July 27, 2013

    Harare: He might be relishing the role of an opener but Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan says scoring runs has not been easy in one-dayers ever since the introduction of new rules. Dhawan has been in terrific form for India after being drafted into the side following Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's...
  • 3rd ODI: Can Zimbabwe stop India from winning the series? July 28, 2013

    Harare: Two one-sided matches later, Zimbabwe have been left with a tall mountain to climb if they are to salvage anything from this series. Beaten by six wickets and 58 runs respectively in the previous ODIs at the same venue, Brendan Taylor's team must win on Sunday before the series...
  • It was a lucky day for me, says Man-of-the-Match Dhawan July 26, 2013

    Harare: He is in splendid form but Shikhar Dhawan was quick to admit that it was one of his "lucky days" at the office as his century against Zimbabwe ensured an easy 58-run victory for India in the second One Day International here on Friday. "It was one of my lucky...
  • Shikhar Dhawan rides his luck to return to form July 27, 2013

    Third time's the charm, goes the saying, but for Zimbabwe it was not the case. On Friday at the Harare Sports Club the home team was left to rue three reprieves of Shikhar Dhawan as India went up 2-0 in the series with a 58-run win. Dhawan was the beneficiary...
  • Dhawan, Karthik power India to 2-0 over Zimbabwe July 26, 2013

    A wicket off a no-ball, several dropped catches, one controversial one that was claimed, a collapse followed by the biggest fifth-wicket partnership for India against Zimbabwe, a plucky century to Shikhar Dhawan and a stubborn rearguard from the hosts. It was an eventful ODI at the Harare Sports Club. At...
  • Fourth India-Zimbabwe ODI shifted to August 1 July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The fourth ODI between India and Zimbabwe has been postponed from July 31 to August 1 on account of elections in Zimbabwe, the BCCI announced Friday. The match will still be played at the original venue of the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. The last two matches of...
  • Virat Kohli falls for controversial catch, walks off fuming July 26, 2013

    Harare: Virat Kohli walked off an incensed man after the Indian captain was given out to a controversial catch in the second cricket one-dayer against Zimbabwe on Friday. It was the seventh over of the Indian innings with medium-pacer Kyle Jarvis being the bowler. Kohli attempted to go past the mid-wicket...
  • India vs Zimbabwe 2013, 2nd ODI: As it happened July 26, 2013

    TOSS: Brendan Taylor won the toss and Zimbabwe elected to field. TEAM NEWS: India unchanged. Zimbabwe replaced Mutombodzi with Brian Vitori. PITCH NEWS: The strip has an even covering of grass, and bowling first will give the team a slight advantage. Zimbabwe need to win today or else they will have to...
  • Rayudu showed that one should never lose hope: Jadeja July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India ODI captain Ajay Jadeja feels that Ambati Rayudu's international debut will be an inspiration for all those "eternal hopefuls" who want to don the national colours. "If I can remember, Rayudu started playing first-class cricket when I was playing for India. It took him 10 long years...
  • Amit Mishra makes a mark on ODI return July 25, 2013

    Harare: Playing his first ODI in over two years, legspinner Amit Mishra made a strong impact at the Harare Sports Club with figures of 3 for 43 from his ten overs to help keep hosts Zimbabwe to a total of 228. Playing as a specialist spinner alongside allrounder Ravindra Jadeja,...
  • Rayudu thanks Sachin, Robin Singh for his success July 25, 2013

    Harare: Elated after a successful ODI debut following years of struggle, Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu thanked Sachin Tendulkar for helping him through the tough days of waiting. "Sachin (Tendulkar) and Robin Singh especially. They've helped me a lot, and I'd definitely like to thank them for that," Rayudu said. "I always had...
  • 2nd ODI: Solid India look for encore over Zimbabwe July 25, 2013

    Harare: The first ODI on Wednesday was not as one-sided as perhaps expected by many, but the ease with which India chased a target of 229 will have given hosts Zimbabwe plenty to think about heading into the second game at the Harare Sports Club on Friday. Being given first...
  • Kohli pleased with his batting after steering India to win July 24, 2013

    Harare: As Virat Kohli yet again scored a century in India's victory, the young skipper was ecstatic at beginning the Zimbabwe tour in tremendous fashion. Kohli scored a magnificent hundred in India's comprehensive six-wicket win over the hosts while chasing a modest 228 to win. "It's always good to kick off...
  • Ambati Rayudu marks long-overdue debut with fifty July 24, 2013

    Harare: Ambati Rayudu has become the 11th Indian to score fifty-plus runs on one-day international (ODI) debut. Making his first international appearance against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday in the first of five ODIs, the 27-year-old scored an unbeaten 63 off 84 deliveries to help India beat...
  • Business as usual for run-machine Virat Kohli July 25, 2013

    Harare: Virat Kohli marked his first full series as captain of India with a stroke-filled century that helped secure a facile six-wicket win over Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday. In reaching three figures for the 15th time in ODIs, in his 109th match, Kohli drew level with...
  • Kohli, Rayudu drive India to victory over Zimbabwe July 24, 2013

    Virat Kohli made his second ODI century as captain - and 15th overall to become India's third-highest century-maker - and Ambati Rayudu marked his international debut with a promising 63* as India completed a one-sided victory over Zimbabwe in Harare to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Chasing...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs India, 1st ODI July 24, 2013

    Live updates from the first ODI between India and Zimbabwe being played at the Harare Sports Club. For Virat Kohli's young Indian team this five-match series presents a chance to test the bench strength, while hosts Zimbabwe will see this as a chance to upset the reigning world champions. Zimbabwe do...
  • India out to have fun in Zimbabwe on ODI tour July 23, 2013

    Harare, Zimbabwe: India's players are seeking a more relaxing time on their five-match ODI tour to coach Duncan Fletcher's home country of Zimbabwe following a "hectic" - and successful - two months. The Champions Trophy winners have been busy recently and Fletcher will use the limited-overs series against lowly ranked Zimbabwe...
  • We hope to surprise India in one of five games, says Zimbabwe coach July 23, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe managed to beat India not once but twice the last time they were here and coach Andy Waller is hoping that his wards would spring the same surprise in at least one match of the five-game ODI series that starts here Wednesday. "All along we've prepared and hoped we...
  • 1st ODI: Zimbabwe out to upset weakened India July 23, 2013

    Harare: On Thursday, at the Harare Sports Club surrounded by jacaranda trees and with a lovely gabled pavilion, a new bilateral series will kick off in an already busy international summer. Following the Ashes and 50-over contests in the West Indies and Sri Lanka, a fourth series will begin between...
  • Hosts Zimbabwe start as underdogs against India July 23, 2013

    The upcoming five-game ODI series against India at home presents Zimbabwe with a stiff challenge, considering that they have won just five matches against any team aside from Bangladesh and Associate members in the last five years. Since July 2008, Zimbabwe have won just five ODI series - two each...
  • Fact-file: A statistical look at India v Zimbabwe in ODIs July 22, 2013

    Ahead of the five-match ODI series starting July 24, we present a statistical overview of India-Zimbabwe matches, including records, achievements and trivia from 1993-2010. Overall, India have played Zimbabwe 52 times in ODI cricket, winning 39 and losing ten matches for a win-loss percentage of 3.90. The two teams have...
  • Five Indian cricketers to watch in Zimbabwe July 22, 2013

    India's previous tour to Zimbabwe, in the summer of 2010 for a tri-series also featuring Sri Lanka, saw several new players make their ODI debuts. Among them were the pace bowling trio of Umesh Yadav, Ashok Dinda and R Vinay Kumar, each of whom has played for India several time...
  • India in Zimbabwe: A brief ODI history July 22, 2013

    Ahead of the five-match ODI series starting July 24, we take a look at how India have fared in Zimbabwe down the years. Overall, India have played 20 ODIs on Zimbabwean soil since 1992, winning 12 and losing eight. 1992-93 - India won 1-0 India first played an ODI in Zimbabwe on...
  • Team India departs for Zimbabwe for ODI series July 21, 2013

    Mumbai: A 15-member India squad, led by Virat Kohli, left here this morning for Zimbabwe to take on the hosts in a five-game One-Day International series commencing on July 24. The squad is without inspirational captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been given a break by the national selectors. The selectors...
  • Jadeja is the most valued cricketer at the moment: Kapil Dev July 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Legendary allrounder Kapil Dev on Saturday credited Ravindra Jadeja for the recent success of the Indian cricket team and termed the Saurashtra player the "most valued cricketer" presently. "Since he (Jadeja) came in, it made so much difference to the team. He is the most valued cricketer at the moment,"...
  • Doping in sports is unacceptable, says Kohli July 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian cricket team vice-captain Virat Kohli on Friday said doping in sport is simply not acceptable and called for the harshest possible punishment for those who bring disrepute to the game. Kohli's comments came in the wake of Delhi Ranji player and Kolkata Knight Rider's promising left-arm seamer Pradeep Sangwan...
  • Zimbabwe-bound Indian squad is strong, says Virat Kohli July 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The Indian team for the upcoming ODI series in Zimbabwe is missing some key players, including inspirational captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who have been rested, but skipper for the tour Virat Kohli Friday described the squad as a strong one. "I don't think experience matters, especially in limited overs game....