India vs Zimbabwe Highlights T20 World Cup, Talking Points: Feels good to be ranked No.1 T20 batter, says Surya; IND beats ZIM by 71 runs

India vs Zimbabwe Talking Points: India beats Zimbabwe by 71 runs at the MCG to set the T20 World Cup 2022 semifinal date with England.


Updated : Nov 08, 2022 13:34 IST

Suryakumar Yadav dismantled the Zimbabwe attack at the MCG.
Suryakumar Yadav dismantled the Zimbabwe attack at the MCG. | Photo Credit: AFP

Suryakumar Yadav dismantled the Zimbabwe attack at the MCG. | Photo Credit: AFP

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IND vs ZIM Result: India beats Zimbabwe by 71 runs, to meet England in semifinal

Rohit Sharma on India’s performance: It was a good all-round performance, something that we were looking for. Before the game, we were qualified but was important to come out and play the way we wanted to play. What he’s (Suryakumar) doing for the team is remarkable. Playing and taking pressure off others - it’s quite important. We know his ability and it allows the other guys to take some time as well. The confidence he shows when he bats, the dug-out can be at ease. He’s shown a lot of composure. This is something we expect from him. He’s going from strength to strength.

Rohit on semifinal vs England: The key for us will be to adjust to the conditions as quickly as possible. We’ve played a game there but England will be a good challenge for us. Two teams going at each other, it’ll be a great contest. We need to understand what each individual needs to do. It’s going to be a high pressure game. We need to play well. If we do play well, we have a good game ahead as well.

Suryakumar Yadav, player of the match: I think the plan was very clear when me and Hardik were batting together. He said we should take a positive route and we started hitting the ball and never stopped. I think the atmosphere in the team is really nice and so is the build-up towards the knockout, really looking forward to that game. My plan has always been clear, I do the same thing in the nets, I practise the same shots. I bat according to the situation and what the team needs. It feels really good, to be the number 1 ranked T20I batter. You got to start from zero everytime, that’s what I think. It’s good to see people come out, let’s see how it goes in the next game.

India hammers Zimbabwe: R Ashwin picked a three-wicket haul as Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya shared four wickets among themselves as India hammered Zimbabwe by 71 runs in its final group game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Chasing a tall target of 169 runs to win, Zimbabwe lost wickets in a cluster with Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar picking a wicket each to leave the opposition reeling at 36/5 just at the end of PowerPlay. A recovery from that stage was almost impossible but Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl saved Zimbabwe from much embarrassment by forging a fifty-run stand. However, Ashwin spun a web with three wickets and helped India move to the top of the table.

IND VS ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Ashwin picks three-wicket haul: Ashwin bowls a fruitful spell as the off-spinner takes a three-wicket haul (4-0-22-3) and that should give him a lot of confidence. Ashwin has been bowling well but wasn’t among the wickets but ahead of the semifinal, the India off-spinner had a good outing by picking three wickets. India needs two wickets to wrap up proceedings and top the table.

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Raza, Burl resist attack, forge 50-run stand: Ryan Burl and Sikandar Raza have forged a 50-run stand off 33 balls and it’s spin from both ends with R Ashwin and Axar Patel operating from both ends. Both the spinners’ skills will be put to test as they haven’t set the stage on fire and with India heading into the semifinal,it will be interesting to see how the spinners approach. The runs have started to flow for Zimbabwe and India will look to shut shop by picking the remaining five wickets.

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: India on top, Zimbabwe implodes: 34 runs and three wickets and Zimbabwe falling apart in the chase against a relentless Indian attack that is breathing fire. Every Indian bowler in the attack has got wickets with Shami picking his second wicket by trapping Tony Munyonga. It is just the sheer pace coupled with the swing that has troubled the Zimbabwe batsmen with Arshdeep and Bhuvneshwar posing questions. Against a quality attack, the batsmen needed to apply themselves but they had no clue in dealing with the Indian seamers. First signs of spin and it’s Ravichandran Ashwin. The off-spinner would like to come to the party, rather quickly. 

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Regular strikes put India on top: Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya strike to leave Zimbabwe four down and this match is almost done and dusted. A dominating start in the PowerPlay and Shami ended Williams’ stay in the middle as the batsman swings and gets a thick outside edge as Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes a simple one at third man. Pandya then took an excellent caught and bowled to pack off Ervine. The wheels have come off the Bangladesh batting and India bossing proceedings:

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Arshdeep, Bhuvi choke Zimbabwe: Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have tied down the Zimbabwe batsmen and both Craig Ervine and Sean Williams are tested with a barrage of swingers as India searches for another breakthrough. The required rate has already crossed 10 rpo and Zimbabwe needs to find a way to attack and get some boundaries.

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Bhuvi, Arshdeep strike early: Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes in his very first ball as Madhevere drives straight to Virat Kohli at short cover and then Arshdeep with a beautiful inswinger castled Chakabva to leave Zimbabwe in early trouble. It’s the swing that has landed Zimbabwe into trouble and chasing a tall total, Zimbabwe is off to a poor start. India did take a review as the LBW decision by the on-field umpire stayed as Rohit lost the review. Nevertheless, India continues to attack with Buvneshar and Arshdeep eyeing another breakthrough.

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: MCG witnesses Surya fireworks: What an innings from Suryakumar Yadav as he blasts a brilliant 61 off just 25 balls and he has snatched the game away from Zimbabwe. It was fireworks at the MCG as Surya became the first Indian to score 1000 T20I international runs in a calendar year. The Zimbabwe bowlers had to run for cover as Suryakumar brought his fifty off just 23 balls - the fourth fastest half-century by an India and he has now got the highest strike rate in a T20 World Cup at 193.96. It was carnage from the India middle-order batsman as in the last five overs, India scored 79 runs with Surya doing the bulk of the scoring. There wasn’t a shit that Surya didn’t play as he deposited the good balls into the stands as the knock was laced with six hits to the fence and four sixes. Massive score by India and Rohit’s men are favourites to win this encounter.

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Surya tees off: Suryakumar is batting in a different zone in this World Cup and he is striking at more than 200 and the batsman is smoking the bowlers to all parts of the park. He goes on one knee and brings out his signature paddle as the ball sails over the deep backward square for a maximum and the manner in which he is manoeuvring the field is amazing to watch. The scoops pulls, paddle, drives down the ground, Oh! it’s a batting exhibtion and the partnership is already 44 off 25 balls. Hardik happy to play the role of second fiddle.

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Burl stunner packs off Pant: Good period of play for Zimbabwe as they have got three wickets including that of Rishabh Pant and what a blinder Ryan Burl has pulled in the wide-long-on region. Pant played a slog sweep and connected well but Burl runs to his left and takes a brilliant diving catch to pack off Pant. An opportunity went begging for Pant as Hardik joins Suryakumar. India lost three for 34 runs in the five overs but with Suryakumar on song and Hardik in the middle, the Indian camp is very much relaxed but need to step on the gas. 

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Rahul falls after fifty, Kohli departs: Sean Williams has denied Virat Kohli a fourth half-century in the tournament as he gets the prized scalp. The extra bounce did the trick on that occasion as Kohli was looking for the cut but ended up holing it out to Ryan Burl at long off. Rahul, meanwhile, brought his second consecutive half-century but perished while trying to smoke Raza into the stands. The India vice-captain got to his half-century with a brilliant six over the sight screen and went for another big shot but failed to get the required distance as Masakadza takes a simple catch at long-off. Rishabh Pant is in the middle and he has Suryakumar Yadav for company.   

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Kohli, Rahul keep Zimbabwe at bay: Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are milking the bowling attack and have forged an unbeaten 44-run partnership for the second wicket and the run flow has been steady. While Rahul has been the aggressor with two sixes and two hits to the fence, Kohli has relied on his agricultural shots down the ground and the running between the wickets has been excellent from both the batsmen. Sikandar Raza is into the attack but the Indian batsmen are looking comfortable, finding the boundaries and rotating the strike. Zimbabwe in need to wickets. 

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Kohli, Rahul take charge: Virat Kohli is off the mark with a boundary as he dispatches the half-volley from Muzarabani with a flick through the backward square leg and KL Rahul is looking in splendid touch. The partnership is just taking shape and India recovering after the early loss of Rohit Sharma. In the last five overs, India has scored 46 runs at a run rate of 7.67 as Zimbabwe searches for another breakthrough. Crucial stand for India with Rahul and Kohli marching ahead.  

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Muzarabani bounces out Rohit: Rohit Sharma’s search for runs continues as the India skipper once again falls inside the PowerPlay after playing a cracking shot through the back square leg for a boundary. Muzarabani used his height and dug in a short ball, Rohit went for the pull and hit it straight to Masakadza at backward square. KL Rahul, meanwhile, is continuing from where he left in the last innings as the opener brought his wrists into play and swiveled a length delivery over the square leg for a maximum. Kohli in the middle. 

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Rohit, Rahul steady: Richard Ngarava starts with a maiden and it’s a slow and cautious start from the Indian openers. There is a hint of swing as Ngarava just shapes it away from Rahul as the ball beats the outside edge of the bat. Rohit tried to disturb Tendai Chatara’s rhythm but misses the length delivery after going down the track before driving the bowler through the mid-on for a boundary. 

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Right then we are done and dusted with the national anthems and it will be Rohit Sharma along with KL Rahul who will open the batting for India. Important that Rahul, who found his touch continues to dominate while Rohit finds form ahead of the semifinals. Rishabh Pant gets a game in place of Dinesh Karthik and the wicket-keeper will look to impress with his skills behind the stumps but first with the bat. It’s action time as the MCG crowd let’s out a roar with the tricolour flying high in Melbourne. It’s action time under the blue Melbourne skies.

India Playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Kohli goes through his batting drills and India despite entering the semifinals will not take Zimbabwe lightly. The Rohit Sharma-led side will aim to finish the final group game with a win which will help them finish the group stage as table toppers.

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022:Team India through to the semifinals after Netherlands beat South Africa earlier in the day.

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Head 2 Head | Matches played: 7 | India won: 5, Zimbabwe won: 2 | Last result: India won by 3 runs (Harare; June 2016) | Last five meetings: IND won - 3; ZIM won - 2

IND vs ZIM Live Score T20 World Cup 2022: Team India set for MCG showdown against Zimbabwe

India vs Zimbabwe Live Streaming Info

When will Zimbabwe vs India Super 12 Group 1 match of T20 World Cup 2022 be played?

The India vs Zimbabwe Super 12 T20 World Cup 2022 match will be played on November 6, 2022, Sunday.

What time will India vs Zimbabwe Super 12 Group 1 match of the T20 World Cup 2022 start? 

The Zimbabwe vs India Super 12 T20 World Cup 2022 match will start at 1:30 PM IST. 

What time does the toss between Zimbabwe vs India Super 12 Group 1 match of T20 World Cup 2022 take place?

The toss between Zimbabwe vs India Super 12 T20 World Cup 2022 match will take place at 1:00 PM IST.

Where will India vs Zimbabwe Super 12 Group 1 match of T20 World Cup 2022 be played? 

The India vs Zimbabwe Super 12 T20 World Cup match will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Which TV channel will telecast Zimbabwe vs India Super 12 Group 1 match of T20 World Cup 2022?

Star Sports Network will telecast the Zimbabwe vs India Super 12 T20 World Cup 2022 match.

When and where to watch India vs Zimbabwe Super 12 Group 1 match of T20 World Cup 2022 online? 

Disney+ Hotstar will live stream the India vs Zimbabwe Super 12 T20 World Cup 2022 match.

Match officials: Umpires: Rod Tucker and Richard Kettleborough; TV umpire: Aleem Dar; Match referee: David Boon.

Match starts at 1.30 p.m. IST.

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