Suryakumar Yadav continued his great form with the bat, smashing an unbeaten 61 off 25 balls as India beat Zimbabwe by 71 runs in match number 42 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 6. India had qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup after South Africa went down to Netherlands by 13 runs in the first match of the triple-header. Still, India had a lot of play for against Zimbabwe. A win would have seen them top Group 2, which they did.
Netherlands beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in match number 34 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, November 2. While the Group 2 clash in the Super 12 round will not have any bearing on the semi-final qualification scenario, the Dutch did put up a commendable effort.
Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by three runs in match number 28 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the The Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday, October 30. Bangladesh batted first after winning the toss and posted 150 for 7. Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto top-scored with 71 off 55 balls. However, they were also aided by a poor fielding effort by Zimbabwe. In response, Zimbabwe were held to 147 for 8 despite Sean Williams’ 64 off 42 balls.
Zimbabwe caused yet another upset in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Thursday, October 27 in Perth, defeating Pakistan by 1 run in a low-scoring contest. Batting first after winning the toss, Zimbabwe were held to 130 for 8 in their 20 overs. However, Pakistan failed to get over the line and were restricted to 129 for 8 in response.
Zimbabwe narrowly survived defeat against South Africa in match number 18 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 24. In a rain-marred encounter, South Africa needed 13 runs to win from four overs. However, rain played spoilsport again and no further overs were possible. South Africa finished on 51 for no loss in 3 overs in a chase of 64 in seven overs. Both teams shared points as the match was called off.
Pacers Alzarri Joseph (4/16) and Jason Holder (3/12) came up with excellent bowling performances as West Indies defeated Zimbabwe by 31 runs in match number eight of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Wednesday, October 19.
Sikandar Raza smashed 82 off only 48 balls as Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 31 runs in a Group B encounter of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 17. Zimbabwe were sent into bat by Ireland after they lost the toss. They got off to a poor start, losing four wickets for 79 by the halfway stage. Regis Chakabva (0), Craig Ervine (9), Wesley Madhevere (22) and Sean Williams (12) were all back in the hut.
Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill started opening together in the West Indies since KL Rahul was unavailable and Rohit Sharma was rested for the one-dayers. They enjoyed themselves and put together a couple of impressive stands.
KL Rahul-led Team India registered an emphatic 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday, August 18 at the Harare Sports Club to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. India bowled first after winning the toss and restricted the hosts to 189 in 40.3 overs.