Thursday 3 June 2010 

Impressive Zimbabwe Bowlers Restrict India To 194

Impressive Zimbabwe Bowlers Restrict India To 194
Impressive Zimbabwe Bowlers Restrict India To 194
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India 194-9 (Jadeja 51, Lamb 3-45) v Zimbabwe
Tri-series One-Day International, Harare

Zimbabwe bounced back from their dreadful performance with the ball against Sri Lanka to restrict India to 194 for nine in the latest tri-series One-Day International in Harare.

Such was Zimbabwe's discipline with the ball that only five bowlers were used with off-spinner Greg Lamb returning three for 45 as India struggled.

Their openers, Murali Vijay (21) and Dinesh Karthik (33) both got starts but failed to go on and scored slowly, putting pressure on the middle order.

Virat Kohli made 18 before he was caught by Tatenda Taibu off Prosper Utseya before both captain Suresh Raina (3) and Rohit Sharma (18) were run out.

Ravi Jadeja stood firm, hitting 51 in 72 balls with three fours and two sixes but as he was left to bat with the tail following the dismissal of Yusuf Pathan, trapped in front by Ray Price for 15, India's innings almost stalled, despite the best efforts of Ashok Dinda, who made 16 and Pragyan Ojha, who was unbeaten on seven.

The other four bowlers to bowl their full quota of ten overs - Andy Blignaut, Price, Utseya and Graeme Cremer all picked up a wicket apiece.

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