Tri-Series: Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, India.

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    Upcoming Tri-Series 2010 Matches

    Date Venue No. Match
    May 28
    12:30 PM Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo 1st ODI Zimbabwe v India
    May 30
    12:30 PM Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo 2nd ODI India v Sri Lanka
    Jun 01
    12:30 PM Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo 3rd ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka
    Jun 03
    12:30 PM Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) 4th ODI Zimbabwe v India
    Jun 05
    12:30 PM Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) 5th ODI India v Sri Lanka
    Jun 07
    12:30 PM Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) 6th ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka
    Jun 09
    12:30 PM Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) Final T.B.C. v T.B.C.

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    Rohit ton powers India to win

    Century-plus stand with Kohli takes game away from Sri Lanka

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    MATCH-WINNING KNOCK: Rohit Sharma's second century on the trot ensured that India beat Sri Lanka comfortably on Sunday.

    Rohit Sharma hammered his second successive ODI century as India crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in its second match and put its campaign back on track in the cricket tri-series here on Sunday.

    Chasing 243, India made a rather slow start and lost both its openers inside 10 overs before one-down Virat Kohli (82) and Rohit (101 not out) resurrected the innings to help India romp home with 6.3 overs to spare at the Queens Sports Club.

    Earlier, the tidy Indian bowlers produced a disciplined effort to bundle out Sri Lanka for 242 after captain Suresh Raina had opted to field.

    Sunday's win also marked Raina's first victory as captain.

    Coming together in the 10th over, Kohli and Rohit added 154 runs from 168 balls for the third wicket to take the game away from Sri Lanka.

    Rohit, who hit 114 against Zimbabwe in India's first match though for a lost cause, hit six fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 100-ball knock, his second ODI century in his 44th match.

    He got superb support from Kohli whose 82 came from 92 balls with the help of four boundaries.

    After opening bowler Nuwan Kulasekara and Ajantha Mendis achieved early success by removing Murali Vijay (14) and Dinesh Karthik (18) respectively, the Sri Lankan bowlers were left high and dry with Kohli and Rohit stamping their authority.

    The duo initially dealt mostly in singles with occasional boundaries before opening up later on. They also did not allow the asking rate to jump over five.

    Rohit took 60 balls to reach his fifty which came of a single off Mendis in the 28th over and Kohli reached his seventh half-century an over later with a single off Dilhara Fernando.

    Kohli, however, perished in the 38th over while trying to finish the game early. He came down the track to play a lofted shot off a Suraj Randiv delivery only to hole out to long-on fielder Fernando.

    When Kohli fell, India needed just 42 runs from more than 12 overs and Rohit ensured that it wrapped up the match without any hiccup.

    Rohit took a four off Mendis in the 43rd over to reach his second successive ODI century while Raina hit the winning runs in the next over.

    India, which lost its opening match against Zimbabwe on Friday, plays the host again in its next match on Thursday at the Harare Sports Club.

    Sri Lanka: U. Tharanga (run out) 1 (2b), T. Dilshan (run out) 61 (84b, 4x4, 1x6), T. Samaraweera st. Karthik b Ojha 19 (24b, 2x4), A. Mathews b Yadav 75 (95b, 2x4, 2x6), C. Kapugedera c Vijay b Jadeja 20 (48b), C. Silva lbw b Jadeja 5 (5b, 1x4), T. Perera c Raina b Ojha 32 (23b, 2x4, 1x6), N. Kulasekara b Dinda 19 (14b, 1x4, 1x6), S. Randiv (run out) 1 (2b), D. Fernando (not out) 0 (0b), A. Mendis b Dinda 2 (2b); Extras (b-1, lb-3, w-3): 7; Total (in 49.5 overs): 242.

    Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-39, 3-97, 4-150, 5-156, 6-204, 7-226, 8-239, 9-240.

    India bowling: Yadav 10-1-61-1, Dinda 9.5-0-44-2, Ojha 10-0-44-2, Mishra 10-0-40-0, Jadeja 10-1-49-2.

    India: D. Kartik c sub b Mendis 18 (26b, 3x4), M. Vijay lbw b Kulasekara 14 (20b, 1x4), V. Kohli c Fernando b Randiv 82 (92b, 4x4), Rohit Sharma (not out) 101 (100b, 6x4, 2x6), S. Raina (not out) 24 (23b, 3x4); Extras (lb-1, w-3): 4; Total (for three wkts. in 43.3 overs): 243.

    Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-47, 3-201.

    Sri Lanka bowling: Kulasekara 9-1-34-1, Fernando 8.3-0-58-0, Mendis 10-0-64-1, Randiv 9-0-51-1, Perera 7-0-35-0.

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    Zimbabwe restricts India to 194

    Ravindra Jadeja’s 51 was the only face-saving performance in an otherwise spineless batting display as India managed a meagre 194 for nine against Zimbabwe in a tri-series one-dayer here on Thursday.

    Put into bat, India failed to recover from a slow start and lost wickets at regular intervals to end their innings below 200-run mark at the Harare Sports Club.

    Jadeja scored his second half century of the tournament to prop up the innings after a disciplined Zimbabwean attack reduced India to 127 for seven in the 37th over.

    The left-hander stitched a crucial 48-run eighth wicket stand with Ashok Dinda (16) and hit three fours and two sixes during his 72-ball knock.

    Lamb shines

    Off-spinner Greg Lamb was the pick of the Zimbabwe bowlers with figures of three for 45 from his 10 overs, while Raymond Price, captain Prosper Utseya, Graeme Cremer and Andrew Blignaut chipped in with a wicket apiece.

    The visiting openers Dinesh Karthik (33 off 47) and Murali Vijay (21 off 56) found the going tough and India could reach their fifty in the 15th over.

    Finding it difficult to score runs with conventional shots against the Zimbabwean spinners, Karthik went for a reverse sweep off Lamb only to top-edge a dolly to wicket-keeper Tatenda Taibu.

    Vijay’s struggles also came to an end an over later with Lamb outwitting the right-hander with a drifter, which found the edge of his bat and went straight onto Taibu’s safe hands.

    Back-to-back centurion Rohit Sharma (13) and skipper Suresh Raina (3) fell prey to some sharp fielding while Virat Kohli (18) fell to a soft dismissal and Yusuf Pathan (15) was caught plumb in front of the wicket by Price.

    Jadeja and Dinda, however, batted sensibly and gave some respectability to the Indian innings with a 48-run partnership.

    The duo played cautiously and mixed ones and twos with occasional boundaries to give the Indian bowlers something to bowl at.

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    Zimbabwe thrash India by 7 wickets


    HARARE: A listless India received their second mauling in a week at the hands of hosts Zimbabwe, who crushed them by seven wickets in the ongoing tri-series on Thursday.

    In a shock repeat of the tournament opener, India dished out yet another pathetic display in all three departments of the game to suffer a crushing defeat with 11.4 overs to spare that seriously jeopardised their chances of reaching the June 9 final.

    Put into bat, India's famed line-up came out with a shoddy display to crawl to a below-par 194 for nine in 50 overs. Things, in fact, could have been worse but for Ravindra Jadeja's gritty 72-ball 51 down the order.

    India needed to bowl out of their skin to defend the paltry total but Zimbabwe cashed in on a steady start and cruised to 197 for three in 38.2 overs to humble their opponents. This was also India's first back-to-back defeat against the minnows.

    For Zimbabwe, Brendan Taylor (74) and Hamilton Masakadza (66) scored bulk of the runs with their 128-run opening partnership in 26.3 overs as the hosts bagged five points, including a bonus, from the match.

    They now have nine points from three matches that brightened their chance for a place in the final.

    India now must beat Sri Lanka on Saturday and then wait for the outcome of the islanders' match against Zimbabwe on Monday for a place in the final.

    Needing less than five runs an over, Zimbabwe made a slow but steady start with Masakzada and Taylor shunning risk in the first half hour before stepping up the tempo once they settled down.

    Taylor, who played some exquisite shots including a six off Umesh Yadav, reached his fifty in the 17th over off 59 balls with a single off Jadeja.

    India could break the Zimbabwean opening stand in only the 27th over with Ojha removing Taylor who holed out to long-off fielder Murali Vijay but not before taking the home side to the threshold of victory.

    After Taylor was out, Masakzada took upon himself the responsibility of maintaining the momentum. Once he reached to his fifty, Masakzada hoisted Amit Mishra for two successive sixes in the 30th over to raise the 150 of Zimbabwe innings.

    Masakadza was out in the 32nd over of the bowling of Jadeja with Virat Kohli taking a stunning catch.

    Jadeja (2/27) got his second wicket in the form of Charles Coventry (20) before captain Elton Chigumbura (16 not out) and Tatenda Taidu (13 not out) took Zimbabwe home comfortably.

    Earlier, Jadeja's 51 was the only face-saving performance in an otherwise spineless batting display as India managed a meagre 194 for nine.

    India failed to recover from a slow start and lost wickets at regular intervals to end their innings below 200-run mark.

    Jadeja scored his second half century of the tournament to prop up the innings after a disciplined Zimbabwean attack reduced India to 127 for seven in the 37th over.

    The left-hander stitched a crucial 48-run eighth wicket stand with Ashok Dinda (16) and hit three fours and two sixes during his 72-ball knock.

    Off-spinner Greg Lamb was the pick of the Zimbabwe bowlers with figures of three for 45 from his 10 overs, while Raymond Price, captain Prosper Utseya, Graeme Cremer and Andrew Blignaut chipped in with a wicket apiece.

    The visiting openers Dinesh Karthik (33 off 47) and Murali Vijay (21 off 56) found the going tough and India could reach their fifty in the 15th over.

    Finding it difficult to score runs with conventional shots against the Zimbabwean spinners, Karthik went for a reverse sweep off Lamb only to top-edge a dolly to wicket-keeper Tatenda Taibu.

    Vijay's struggle also came to an end an over later with Lamb outwitting the right-hander with a drifter, which found the edge of his bat and went straight onto Taibu's safe hands.

    Back-to-back centurion Rohit Sharma (13) and skipper Suresh Raina (3) fell prey to Zimbabweans' sharp fielding while Virat Kohli (18) fell to a soft dismissal and Yusuf Pathan (15) was caught plumb in front of the wicket by Price.

    Jadeja and Dinda, however, batted sensibly and gave some respectability to the Indian innings with a 48-run partnership.

    The duo played cautiously and mixed one and twos with occasional boundaries to give the Indian bowlers something to bowl at.

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    India crash out of tri-series after loss against Sri Lanka

    A sloppy India crashed out of the cricket tri-series after Sri Lanka, riding on Dinesh Chandimal’s maiden century, thumped them by six wickets in a crucial one-dayer here on Saturday.

    Tottering on the brink of disaster after their back-to-back defeat against Zimbabwe, India badly needed to win this match with a big margin to keep alive their final hopes but they could not pull off a repeat performance of their previous encounter with the Lankans and went down with 1.4 overs to spare.

    Chandimal’s (111) 118-ball knock, which included six fours and five sixes, knocked the stuffing out of India’s feeble bowling attack as Sri Lanka cruised to 270 for four in 48.2 overs.

    Monday’s Sri Lanka-Zimbabawe match is now rendered inconsequential and they would meet again in Wednesday’s final at the same venue.

    Earlier put into bat, India had posted 268 for nine with Virat Kohli (68), Yusuf Pathan (44) and R Ashwin (38) scoring bulk of the runs.

    Desperate for a win, India effected three changes in the squad - bringing in the uncapped trio of Naman Ojha, Pankaj Singh and R. Ashwin while leaving out Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav and Amit Mishra - but the win remained elusive.

    Sri Lanka’s chase got off to a brisk start with Tillakaratne Dilshan (21) looking in his element before he fell to Ashok Dinda in the sixth over.

    Chandimal joined Upul Tharanga (27) in the middle and looked quite at ease against the Indian attack.

    Even after Tharanga fell to R. Ashwin, Chandimal continued the good work in company of Chamara Kapugedera (42). He used his feet well against the spinners and never allowed the Indian bowlers to dictate terms.

    Chandimal smote Pankaj Singh over mid-on, greeted Pragyan Ojha with a six and twice hit Ashwin out of the ground.

    Ashwin eventually had Chandimal stumped in the 41st over but by then, the writing was clear on the wall for India.

    Jeevan Mendis (35) and Thilan Samaraweera (28) completed for the formality for the Sri Lankans with consummate ease.

    Earlier, Virat Kohli curbed his aggressive instinct to score a 95-ball 68 on the low and slow Harare Sports Club wicket and shared a crucial 84-run third-wicket stand with Yusuf Pathan (44 balls) to take India beyond the 250 mark.

    Kohli’s innings was a struggle from the word go as he found boundaries hard to come by and dealt mostly in singles and twos.

    Pathan, on the other hand, provided the acceleration from the other end with a brisk 41-ball innings during which he struck six fours and a huge six.

    Desperate for a win, India effected large-scale changes in the squad but there was no end to their opening woes as debutant Naman Ojha managed just one run in his ODI debut before Thilan Kulasekara trapped him plumb in front.

    The other opener Dinesh Karthik (27) looked in good nick and hit five delectable boundaries before Thissara Perera caught him of his own bowling.

    Kohli and Pathan, promoted in the order, steadied the ship to guide India from 41 for two to 125 for three before Suraj Randiv removed Pathan in the 24th over.

    Kohli continued the good work in company of in-form Rohit Sharma (32 off 40) and their association produced 46 runs before the India vice captain fell to Thilan Thushara.

    Rohit was inching close to his fifty when Randiv castled him while captain Suresh Raina (19) and Ravindra Jadeja (19) could not capitalise on the starts they got and gave away their wickets.

    Debutant R Ashwin, however, sparkled down the order with a 32-ball 38 in which he struck four boundaries and a six as India crossed the 260-mark.

    Left-arm pacer Thilan Thushara was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers with figures of three for 57 from his nine overs while off-spinner Suraj Randiv picked up two crucial wickets for 38 from his quota of 10 overs.

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