India on positive side against Zimbabwe for 2nd ODI

Harare: A brilliant as well as confident Indian cricket team who is on its Zimbabwe tour will be on positive side during their tomorrow second ODI here.

Team India has shown a fantastic all round performance in their first ODI against the hosts along with some new comers in the team.

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Basically with the aim of whitewash team India gave its best ever performance during their first show.

The two teams are going to clash again at the same venue in Harare on Monday.

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It was a classical display by the Indian side against Zimbabwe in 1st ODI. As team India has done pretty well in all of their departments.

The match seems like one sided game in their opener clash of the three-ODI series with Mahindra Singh Dhoni men eye for another big win during their second encounter on Monday.

It was Jasprit Bumrah, who shocked Zimbabwe team by taking four wickets and restricted the team to a total of 168 runs. On other hand opener Lokesh Rahul helped the team to chase down the target with an unbeaten century on his debut ODI.

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It seems like that Lokesh have booked his permanent place in the team with his century and will board the flight along with the other players for West Indies series in August.

Now if we talk about Ambati Rayudu then we must not forget that he has also played a good role to help team India in winning this game, Rayudu who was playing second fiddle to Rahul with an unbeaten 120 runs in just 62 balls with five boundaries.

This game must have given whole team a big moral boost after Rayudu’s performance as he was dropped from the team because of his out of form against South Africa last year.

In the past, India have registered back-to-back whitewashes against Zimbabwe — 5-0 and 3-0 in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

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Dhoni’s men will eye another clean-sweep and would look to take another step in that direction tomorrow.

In the bowling department, India has shown discipline with all the five bowlers figuring among the wickets.