Sran, Bumrah wreak havoc as India level T20 series against Zimbabwe

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-06-20 20:09 Harare: After Indian seamers produced a scintillating display, openers Mandeep Singh and KL Rahul shared an unbeaten 103-run stand to guide their side to a comprehensive 10-wicket triumph in the crucial second Twenty20 of the three-match series here at Harare Sports Club on Monday. Opting to bat first, Zimbabwe batsmen failed to counter India's attack and got dismissed cheaply for 99 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Peter Moor (31), who replaced Mutumbami in the second match,was the highest scorer for the hosts. Indian seamers Barinder Sran and Jasprit Bumrah shared seven wickets between themselves while Dhawal Kulkarni and Yuzvendra Chahal chipped in with a wicket each. Sran, who was drafted into the Indian squad following their embarrassing two-run defeat in the series opener, marked his T20 debut with figures of four for 10 in his quota of four overs. Meanwhile, Bumrah dismissed top scorer Moor and Elton Chigumbura (eight) to finish with figures of three for 11. In reply, opener Rahul, who got dismissed for a duck in his T20 debut in the opening match, did not miss his another opportunity and went on to smash a superb 47-run unbeaten knock in his side's chase. He also shared a huge 103-run opening stand along with Mandeep Singh (52) as India chased down the lowly target with 41 balls to spare. Sran was adjudged `man of the match` for his match-winning contribution with the ball. With the win, India have now levelled the three-match series against Zimbabwe 1-1. The two sides will next lock horns at the same venue on Wednesday. (ANI)