India tour of Zimbabwe 2013 : Zimbabwe Vs India, 2nd ODI at Harare Sports Club - Jul 24, 2013
Match scheduled to begin at 09:00 local time (07:00 GMT)
Teams : Zimbabwe Vs India
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe
India have played 13 ODIs at the Harare Sports Club, won 8 & lose 5 matches. Against Zimbabwe at this venue, won six & lost two matches.
Time: 09:00 local time (07:00 GMT, 12:30 PM IST)
Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and bowl first
India 294/8 (50 Ov)
Zimbabwe 236/9 (50 Ov)
India won by 58 runs
Brendan Taylor: "Good side like them, if you give them chances they make you pay. That partnership really killed us. Our top-order batters and senior players have to put our hand up and accept responsibility. We were too slow in the field, and there are some penalties in place for that."
Virat Kohli: "At 50 for 4, it wasn't looking good. Few mistakes from the batsmen, few tricky calls. There's two sides of being lucky, you can think that I'm not batting well, or you think today is my day, credit to Dhawan for the way he played. A pity Karthik couldn't make his century, Unadkat has good hieght, he hits good lengths, change of pace as well. We're playing some really good cricket, we've got a new side out there to prove themselves, today the guys responded beautifully."
Man of the Match isShikhar Dhawan: "Actually, it was one of my lucky days. I was playing well in earlier innings too, but I was getting out. The wickets wasn't easy to bat on. Me and Karthik just thought we should play on the merit of the ball."
Rohit Sharma's 100th ODI today - is he finally beginning to deliver consistently six years after his debut.
Last five completed matches
India: W W W L L
Zimbabwe: W W L L L
Winters in Zimbabwe are cold and dry and usually the pitches reflect this, favouring spin over seam and playing a little on the slow side.
On Wednesday, Kohli became the quickest to 15 ODI hundreds; it took him only 109 innings, breaking the previous record held by Saeed Anwar (143 innings).
In the last 10 years, Zimbabwe's opening partnership in ODIs against India yields 43.66 runs on average. The next highest against a Test nation is 28.60 against England.
The 159-run stand between Kohli and Ambati Rayudu in the first ODI was the highest for the third wicket in India-Zimbabwe ODIs
Zimbabwe Playing XI: H Masakadza, V Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, BRM Taylor(c)(wk), SC Williams, MN Waller, E Chigumbura, TC Mutombodzi, P Utseya, KM Jarvis, TL Chatara
India Playing XI: S Dhawan, RG Sharma, V Kohli(c), KD Karthik(wk), SK Raina, AT Rayudu, RA Jadeja, A Mishra, Mohammed Shami, R Vinay Kumar, JD Unadkat