Zimbabwe v India 2016, Stats: Chahal, batsmen hand India easy 8-wicket win over Zimbabwe
In the second ODI of the India tour of Zimbabwe, the visitors once again showed their all-round prowess as they dominated with both bat and ball to win by eight wickets. With this win, India have won the three-match ODI series with the dear rubber set to be played on June 15.
After being put into bat by India, the home side were bowled out for 126 after Sean Williams was absent hurt. At one point of time, Zimbabwe were 106/3 with Vusi Sibanda scoring a well-made half-century. Yuzvendra Chahal picked up three wickets while Barinder Sran and Dhawal Kulkarni picked up two wickets each.
In reply, KL Rahul and Karun Nair got India off to a steady start. Both of them had close shaves and they went on to put up a 50-run stand for the first wicket. Ambati Rayudu was the top-scorer as he made an unbeaten 41.
Here are the major stats from the game:
0 – Zimbabwe has not scored a single 50-plus opening stand against India in the last ten ODIs.
1 – This is the first time MS Dhoni has won an ODI series since the win over West Indies in 2014.
2 – This was only the second time that KL Rahul got a score between 10 and 100 in international cricket. In the 12 innings he played, he made 3 hundreds and 7 scores under 10.
2 – Yuzvendra Chahal's last two overs were maiden overs after his first four overs went for 25 runs. He picked up all his three wickets in the two maiden overs.
13.61 – Vusi Sibanda had a batting average of 13.61 against India in ODIs before this match.
15 – Elton Chigumbura was dismissed for a duck for the 15th time in his ODI career. This is the joint third highest for any Zimbabwe batsman.
20 – Zimbabwe lost their last six wickets for just 20 runs in 56 balls.
21 – Vusi Sibanda scored his 21st half-century in ODIs. This was his first fifty since 2013.
50.23 – Ambati Rayudu now has a batting average of above 50 in ODIs. He is only the eighth international batsman and the third Indian to achieve the feat (for any batsman scoring at least 500 ODI runs).
95 – Chamu Chibhabha has played 95 ODIs without playing a single Test match. This is the fourth highest for any cricketer.
123 – Ambati Rayudu's batting average against Zimbabwe. He has scored 369 runs in 7 innings.
126 – This is Zimbabwe's second lowest score in ODIs against India. Their lowest was 65 in 2005.
133 – KL Rahul scored 133 runs before getting out for the first time in ODIs. This is the highest for any Indian. Rahul beat Wookeri Raman's 103. Rahul's tally is the second highest number of runs scored by an Indian in his first two games.