ZIMvIND 2nd T20I: Abhishek’s sizzling 100 brings IND back to winning ways

By Mumbai Indians

The second game of the five-match ZIMvIND T20I series was an Indian masterclass as the visitors pulled off a 100-run triumph at Harare on Sunday, July 7.

Here is a consolidated summary of all that transpired.

First innings: Record total powered by Abhishek Sharma carnival

In his second game in the Indian colours, Abhishek Sharma brought out the form that lit up IPL 2024 courtesy of a special 46-ball century to guide India to 234/2 - their highest first-innings score away from home. Ruturaj Gaikwad (77*) and Rinku Singh (48*) also chipped in strong cameos with the bat.

Second innings: Avesh-Mukesh run riot with the ball

Zimbabwe’s charge to chase 235 began on the wrong foot as they were reduced to 58/4 in the powerplay. Wessly Madhevere (43) and Luke Jongwe (33) tried to inject confidence in the fightback, but impressive spells from Avesh Khan (3/15), Mukesh Kumar (3/37) and Ravi Bishnoi (2/11) saw the hosts’ batting collapse and end 100 runs short of the target - 134 all out in 18.4 overs.

Brief scores: India 234 for 2 (Abhishek Sharma 100; Wellington Masakadza 1/29) BEAT Zimbabwe 134 (Wessly Madhevere 43; Avesh Khan 3/15) BY 100 RUNS.