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IND vs ZIM: India mark win against Zimbabwe by 71 runs, SKY shines

Melbourne: India has won against Zimbabwe in their last fixture of Super 12 of ongoing T20 World Cup 2022. Indian batters gave powerful performances against their opponents with KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav hitting half-centuries.

India have the target of 187 runs to Zimbabwe and they failed to chase. Rohit Sharma-led India won by 71 runs and fixed their semi-final fixture with England in Adelaide.

Ravichandran Ashwin clinched three wickets while Mohammad Shami and Hardik Pandya got two each. Rest of the three bowlers managed to get one wicket each.

Brilliant batting of Indian team

KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav powered team put 186 runs on board and have increased the difficulties manifold.

Rahul scored 35-balls 51 runs before getting dismissed by Sikhandar Raza. During his stay on field, he hit 3 fours and 3 maximums. He was well-supported by Suryakumar Yadav who contributed with 61 runs in 25 balls.

Rohit Sharma departed early for 15 runs and Virat Kohli followed him for 26 runs in 12th over. Rishabh Pant was the new addition ot the team but he couldn’t perform and returned for 3 runs. Hardik Pandya however played 18 balls and scored same amount of the runs.

Significance of India vs Zimbabwe

India has already qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament but this game holds significance in their course. Currently, Pakistan is standing on top with +1.028 NRR and India follows them with +0.730 NRR. The top finisher will get England while the second position holder with fight against New Zealand in the semi-finals.

India has now won the game and thus, they will face England in the semi-finals.

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