A maiden fifty from Vusi Sibanda and a 13-ball cameo from Elton Chigumbura helped Zimbabwe set up a target of 159 runs before going on to secure a 14-run victory against Hong Kong in the first match of the first round in Group B in the ICC World Twenty20 in Nagpur.
Ambati Rayudu scored an unbeaten ton to resurrect the innings after a top order collapse and post enough on the board to just stave off a spirited Zimbabwe chase as India won the first One-Day International in Harare by four runs.
For picking seven wickets and scoring a quick fire 46 off just 39 balls to make sure England do not concede a lead in the second Test to New Zealand in Headingley, Stuart Broad is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
Zimbabwe, who put up a strong fight against South Africa in their World Cup opener, promised an aggressive and relentless approach ahead of their next league match against the United Arab Emirates on Thursday.
Even with Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers rested, and two debutants in Rilee Rossouw and Mthokozisi Shezi, South Africa thrashed Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the third and final One-Day International in Bulawayo.
Zimbabwe had to comprehensively beat the United Arab Emirates to stay in the hunt to qualify for the Super 10s of the ICC World Twenty20 and they did so, completing a five-wicket win with more than six overs to spare.