Flop performance by Zimbabwe batsmen
Chasing the target, Zimbabwe had a very poor start. The team lost its wicket on the very first ball of the first over. Wesley Madheware was caught by Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the very first ball at the hands of Virat Kohli. After this, in the very next over, Arshdeep Singh did the work of sending wicketkeeper batsman Regis Chakbwa clean bowled to the pavilion.
Indian bowlers wreaked havoc
The Indian bowlers kept the batsman tied to Zimbabwe from the very beginning. The pair of Bhuvi and Arshdeep Singh spent just 7 runs in the first three overs. During this, India also took two big wickets. Shaun Williams was caught by Mohammed Shami in the sixth over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Shaun Williams scored 11 runs in 18 balls. This World Cup has been great for Mohammed Shami.
Amazing catch by Pandya
Hardik Pandya caught captain Craig Irwin off his own ball. Irwin was dismissed for 13 runs in 15 balls. Pandya, going back on his own ball, did the job of taking the best catch of Craig Irwin. Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were surprised to see this catch of Pandya. After this Mohammed Shami got Tony Munyonga out albw. Tony could score five runs in four balls. The performance of the Indian bowlers was amazing in this match.
Ashwin took three wickets
R Ashwin broke the partnership of Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burle. Ashwin gave the sixth blow to Zimbabwe by clean bowling Ryan Burle. Ryan Burle was clean bowled by Ashwin on the score of 35. Ravichandran Ashwin got Wellington Masakadza caught by captain Rohit Sharma. After this Richard Engarwa was also clean bowled by Ashwin.
India had scored 186 runs
Earlier, batting first after winning the toss, India scored 186 runs in 20 overs for the loss of five wickets. Suryakumar Yadav once again played an amazing half-century for India. Suryakumar scored an unbeaten 61 off 25 balls. Apart from Surya Kumar Yadav, KL Rahul also scored his half-century in the second consecutive match of the World Cup.
Rohit-Pant’s bat remained silent
Rohit Sharma had a chance to score a big score against Zimbabwe before the semi-final, but he missed it. Rohit Sharma tries to hit a big shot off Blessing Mujarbani, holding his catch to Wellington Masakadza. Virat Kohli handed his catch to Ryan Burle off Shaun Williams. Kohli scored 26 runs. Rishabh Pant, playing his first World Cup match this year, could not show anything special in this match. He was caught after scoring just three runs.
These players were included in both the teams
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (capt), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Zimbabwe: Wesley Madheware, Craig Irwin (c), Regis Chakabwa (wk), Shaun Williams, Sikandar Raza, Tony Munyonga, Ryan Burle, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Engarwa, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Mujarbi.