Indian youngsters once again proved the bench strength of Indian Cricket team and crushed Zimbabwe team to another low scoring and humiliating defeat.The hosts did look like they want to prove a point or two to the world that they are easy pushovers and minnows but they could not rise their game to the level of Indian players.
After a decent partnership, between Sibanda and Sikander Raza, the team just gifted their wickets without showing any sign of resistance and bundled out for a mere 126, without even batting their full quota of overs.Indian batsmen came out to bat in a very positive manner, last match century scorer, K L Rahul seemed to be in a bit of hurry trying one too many shots, stil managed a decent 33 to his name.
Karun Nair, who failed in his first outing, did perform well and got out just before the winning runs scored, for a well made 39 off 68 balls.Manish Pandey finished off the chase with a boundary, while Ambati Rayudu, again saw his team through to the finish line with a fast paced 41 out off 44 balls.
Yazuvendra Chahal, the young spinner, who performed broke the partnership and rocked the Zimbabwe batsmen with 3 quick wickets and 2 wicket maidens in the middle of the innings, was adjudged Man of the Match and he expressed his happiness.
Indian Captain, M.S.Dhoni, expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance and suggested there could be few changes for the third match to give other players a chance to play and practice.