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India vs Zimbabwe: India thumps Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to level T20 series

India equalise three match T20 series against Zimbabwe with Mandeep Singh (52) and KL Rahul (47) batting performance.

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India rode on young seamer Barinder Sran's memorable debut performance to notch up a crushing 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 International and level the three-match series 1-1 on Monday. Asked to bowl after the coin landed in favour of Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer, a determined India restricted the hosts to 99 for nine in the stipulated 20 overs with Sran returning the best figures by an Indian debutant in T20 format, to lay the foundation at the Harare Sports Club. (Source: Reuters)

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Barinder Sran who received his T20 cap from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, returned with the figures of four for ten. Sran was ably assisted by Jasprit Bumrah, who picked up three wickets for 11 runs in his quota of four overs. (Source: Twitter)

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Another player who made his T20 debut for India in this match was Dhawal Kulkarni. Kulkarni was a part of Gujarat Lions team in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League. (Source: Twitter)

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Apart from Sran-Jasprit blowling performance, Dhawal Kulkarni and Yuzvendra Chahal also claimed one wicket each in their quota of four overs. (Source: Reuters)

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Wicket-Keeper Peter Moor was the highest scorer for Zimbabwe followed by Malcom Waller, who managed to score 14 runs from 20 balls. (Source: AP)

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Chasing the total, India were off to a flying start with openers KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh hardly facing any trouble against a mediocre Zimbabwean bowling attack. Hosts struggled not just with the bat and ball, but in the field too as Mandeep was dropped on 23. (Source: AP)

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India rode on Mandeep Singh's 52 off 40 balls that included six fours and a maiden six and KL Rahul's 47 from 40 balls as he found the fence two times and also cleared it twice. With the help of unbeaten knocks from Mandeep and Rahul, visitors chased down the target with 41 balls to spare. This was India's first 10-wicket win in this format. (Source: Reuters)