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Published Time: 06.07.2024 - 15:13:06 Modified Time: 06.07.2024 - 15:13:06

Mukesh Kumar struck early for the Men in Blue in the first innings and dismissed Innocent Kaia for a golden duck on his first ball. Brian Bennett was the next to follow after a well-made knock of 22(15). Ind vs Zim, India vs Zimbabwe



The Indian men’s cricket team, playing their first match since winning the T20 World Cup last week, lost to hosts Zimbabwe by 13 runs in the first of the five-match IND vs ZIM T20I series at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

Despite the bowlers, led by Bishnoi’s spell of 4/13, putting on a disciplined effort, Indian batters endured a difficult evening in Harare. Only three players - Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan - managed to get into double digits.

Mukesh Kumar struck early for the Men in Blue in the first innings and dismissed Innocent Kaia for a golden duck on his first ball. Brian Bennett was the next to follow after a well-made knock of 22(15).

Having dismissed Bennett, Bishnoi returned to pick up the wicket of opener Wesley Madhevere, who scored 21(22). Captain Sikandar Raza and Dion Myers looked solid in the middle before they lost their wickets to Avesh Khan and Washington Sundar, respectively.

Sundar also ran out Johnathan Campbell and dismissed Wellington Masakadza for a golden duck while Bishnoi picked up two more wickets.

Clive Madande, however, stood his ground despite wickets falling at the other end. It was because of Madande’s knock of 29 off 25 balls that the hosts were able to get 115/9 on the scoreboard.

The Indian chase began with Abhishek Sharma getting out on a duck in the first over. The Zimbabwe bowling unit, with their tails up, reduced India to 22/4 inside the powerplay.

Ruturaj Gaikwad (7) lost his wicket to Blessing Muzarabani while Tendai Chetara got rid of Riyan Parag (2) and Rinku Singh (0).



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