Sran, Bumrah restrict Zimbabwe to 99/9 in second T20I
Harare, June 20 (IANS) Promising medium-pacer Barinder Sran made a memorable debut in Twenty20 Internationals, taking four wickets to restrict Zimbabwe to a paltry 99/9 in the second match here on Monday.
The Punjab pacer was amply supported by fellow seamer Jasprit Bumrah, who took three wickets to break the backbone of the home batting after Zimbabwe elected to bat at the Harare Sports Club.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Moor, who replaced injured Richmond Mutumbani, top-scored for the home side with 31 runs while Malcoln Waller scored 14 but no other batsman found his feet in the middle.
Sran who opened the bowling got opener Chamu Chibhabha (10) cheaply and then returned to take three wickets -- Hamilton Masakadza (10), Sikandar Raza (1) and Tinotenda Mutombodzi -- in the same over to reduce Zimbabwe to 28/4.
Bumrah then joined the party, taking the key wicket of Moor, whose 32-ball knock was laced with two fours and a six. The right-armer then packed Elton Chigumbura (8) and Neville Madziva (1) in quick succession to get his three sclaps.
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and medium pacer Dhawal Kulkarni also took one wicket apiece. While Chahal dismissed Waller (14), Kulkarni got the wicket of skipper Graeme Cremer (4).
Having won the first match, Zimbabwe are 1-0 up in the three-match series.