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Indian cricket team in Zimbabwe in 2015

The Indian cricket team toured Zimbabwe from 10 to 19 July 2015.[1][2] The tour consisted of three One Day International matches and two Twenty20 Internationals.[3] All the matches were played in Harare.[4] India won the ODI series 3–0 and the T20I series was drawn 1–1. Zimbabwe's win in the second T20I match was their first Twenty20 win over India.[5]

Indian cricket team in Zimbabwe in 2015
  Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Flag of India.svg
  Zimbabwe India
Dates 10 July 2015 – 19 July 2015
Captains Elton Chigumbura
Sikandar Raza (2nd T20I)
Ajinkya Rahane
One Day International series
Results India won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Chamu Chibhabha (157) Ambati Rayudu (165)
Most wickets Neville Madziva (6) Stuart Binny (6)
Player of the series Ambati Rayudu (Ind)
Twenty20 International series
Results 2-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Chamu Chibhabha (90) Robin Uthappa (81)
Most wickets Graeme Cremer (4) and Chris Mpofu (4) Axar Patel (4)
Player of the series Chamu Chibhabha (Zim)

In June Zimbabwe Cricket stated that the tour could be postponed to the next year, if broadcasting issues were not resolved.[6] Sources close to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suggested that the tour would go ahead with India fielding a second-strength side,[7] with the selection committee meeting in Delhi on 29 June to pick the squads.[8] Indian team director Ravi Shastri missed the tour due to professional commitments that were agreed before the BCCI extended his contract.[9] The Indian squad was announced on 29 June as planned.[10]

Contents

SquadsEdit

ODIs T20Is
  Zimbabwe[11]   India[10]   Zimbabwe[11]   India[10]

On 6 July Indian bowler Karn Sharma was ruled out of the tour after fracturing a finger in his left hand. There was no replacement for him. This left the Indian team with only two spin options of Harbhajan Singh and Axar Patel.[12] Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu was ruled out of the tour after the second ODI due to a quadricep injury. He was replaced by Sanju Samson.[13]

ODI seriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

10 July 2015
09:00
Scorecard
India  
255/6 (50 overs)
v
  Zimbabwe
251/7 (50 overs)
Ambati Rayudu 124* (133)
Chamu Chibhabha 2/25 (10 overs)
Elton Chigumbura 104* (101)
Axar Patel 2/41 (10 overs)
India won by 4 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Russell Tiffin (Zim)
Player of the match: Ambati Rayudu (Ind)

2nd ODIEdit

12 July 2015
09:00
Scorecard
India  
271/8 (50 overs)
v
  Zimbabwe
209 (49 overs)
Murali Vijay 72 (95)
Neville Madziva 4/49 (10 overs)
Chamu Chibhabha 72 (100)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/33 (10 overs)
India won by 62 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Jeremiah Matibiri (Zim)
Player of the match: Murali Vijay (Ind)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.

3rd ODIEdit

14 July 2015
09:00
Scorecard
India  
276/5 (50 overs)
v
  Zimbabwe
193 (42.4 overs)
Kedar Jadhav 105* (87)
Neville Madziva 2/59 (9 overs)
Chamu Chibhabha 82(109)
Stuart Binny 3/55 (10 overs)
India won by 83 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Jeremiah Matibiri (Zim)
Player of the match: Kedar Jadhav (Ind)

T20I seriesEdit

1st T20IEdit

17 July 2015
13:00
Scorecard
India  
178/5 (20 overs)
v
  Zimbabwe
124/7 (20 overs)
Robin Uthappa 39* (35)
Christopher Mpofu 3/33 (4 overs)
Hamilton Masakadza 28 (24)
Axar Patel 3/17 (4 overs)
India won by 54 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Jeremiah Matibiri (Zim) and Russell Tiffin (Zim)
Player of the match: Axar Patel (Ind)

2nd T20IEdit

19 July 2015
13:00
Scorecard
Zimbabwe  
145/7 (20 overs)
v
  India
135/9 (20 overs)
Chamu Chibhabha 67 (51)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/26 (4 overs)
Robin Uthappa 42 (25)
Graeme Cremer 3/18 (4 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 10 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Langton Rusere (Zim) and Russell Tiffin (Zim)
Player of the match: Chamu Chibhabha (Zim)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zimbabwe confirm tours from India and New Zealand". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  2. ^ "India to Tour Zimbabwe for Three ODIs and Two T20s in July". NDTV. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  3. ^ "India build up to World T20 with plenty of matches". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  4. ^ "India to tour Zimbabwe in July". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Chibhabha, Cremer set up maiden T20 win over India". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  6. ^ "India's Zimbabwe tour yet to be finalised". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  7. ^ "India likely to go ahead with Zimbabwe tour". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  8. ^ "BCCI confirms selection meeting for Zimbabwe tour". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Shastri to skip Zimbabwe series". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Rahane to lead second-string side in Zimbabwe". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Zimbabwe Squad". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  12. ^ a b c "Karn Sharma ruled out of Zimbabwe tour". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Rayudu out of Zimbabwe series; Samson called in". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Rayudu ton gives India last-ball thriller". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Jadhav, Pandey set up 3-0 India sweep". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  16. ^ "India top order, spinners muzzle Zimbabwe". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  17. ^ "Chibhabha, Cremer set up maiden T20 win over India". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  18. ^ "Zimbabwe's first T20I win in Harare". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2015.

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