India Beats Zimbabwe at Cricket World Cup

2015 Cricket World CupThe India cricket team has been playing particularly well, and has triumphed once again. So far, the team has a perfect record of wins in the World Cup 2015, and has recently won its match against Zimbabwe. This is the 10th win for the India cricket team in World Cup matches.

The match between India and Zimbabwe took place at Eden Park in Auckland, with Zimbabwe ending with 287 in 48.5 overs, and India ending on 288-4 with 48.4 overs. Zimbabwe’s Taylor ran 138, Williams ran 50, and Yadav 3-43. India’s Raina ran 110 not out, Dhoni ran 85 not out, and Panyangara 2-53. India won the match by six wickets.

The India team captain, MS Dhoni, and Suresh Raina ended the match with a 196-run partnership, chasing the Zimbabwe team’s 288. India has already reached the quarter finals, and will soon be playing against Bangladesh. Although India still needed to play this match against Zimbabwe, the team’s impeccable playing had already assured India of a place at the top of the Pool B teams.

MS Dhoni said of his decision to field first after winning the toss: “The wicket was doing a bit in the second innings and the Zimbabwean bowlers exploited that weel, with slot bowling.”

He further commented: “Raina is a key palyer for us and the partnership we put on was very good. Everyone performed under pressure so this is looking good and all our batsmen have had a bat.”

Although Zimbabwe did not win the match, the team’s wicketkeeper, Brendan Taylor, managed to get an excellent century. This match was Taylor’s final match for Zimbabwe. He is joining the Nottinghamshire team on a Kolpak contract, and will no longer be playing for Zimbabwe. Taylor also scored a century in the match against Ireland.