5 best batting performances by Indian batsmen against Zimbabwe in One-Day Internationals
A young Indian side led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni left for Zimbabwe. According to the skipper, this series is a crucial one for the young team. Over the years, the Zimbabwe tour has been important for the fringe players who are looking to force their way into the main team.
As the team embarks on another journey, we take a look at 5 brilliant innings by Indian batsmen against Zimbabwe. These innings came in crunch situations when the team's back was against the wall.
#1 Kapil Dev: 175*
Perhaps the most important innings for India during their triumphant campaign in 1983.
This inning is considered to be one of the best innings in the history on One Day Cricket. A place in the World Cup semis was on the line, and India was reduced to 17/5.
Kapil then launched a scintillating counter-attack and smacked 16 fours and 6 sixes en route his 138-ball 175. He stitched 126 for the ninth wicket with Syed Kirmani. Kirmani added 24 runs from 56 balls.
He then picked up a wicket too as India defeated Zimbabwe by 31 runs in the end.