HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura won the bung and autonomous to acreage for the aboriginal bout in Harare actuality on Thursday adjoin India in a tri-nations alternation that additionally includes Sri Lanka.Zimbabwe connected with the acceptable blueprint acclimated adjoin India in Bulawayo a anniversary ago back they bowled aboriginal in the morning and after batted, scoring 289-4 with all six batsmen accepting runs.
The aggregation again burst to Sri Lanka four canicule later, scoring alone 118 all out with the accident of all ten wickets in some 21 overs.Zimbabwe fabricated one change from the ancillary defeated by Sri Lanka on Thursday, bottomward Chris Mpofu - apparent to be their best bowler of the alternation so far - in favour of Tatenda Taibu in a bid to strengthen the batting.
David Houghton, apprenticed from England to abetment the Zimbabwe coaching, explained to AFP: "We are apperception absolutely on spin. That is the trend these canicule and it's us who started it in the West Indies during the apple Twenty/20. That is the way to go on ODI cricket.
"It is aloof adverse for Mpofu. Zimbabwe has consistently had a botheration award absolutely acceptable fast bowlers. He will get added chances."India autonomous for the aforementioned XI that thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets, a aftereffect that put all three on akin terms, over run ante excepted, giving the Murali Vijay-Dinesh Karthik aperture aggregate addition go.
Zimbabwe - Elton Chigumbura (capt), Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Gregory Lamb, Craig Ervine, Charles Coventry, Tatenda Taibu, Andy Blignaut, Graeme Cremer, Prosper Utseya, Ray Price.India - Suresh Raina (capt), Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay, Dinesk Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra, Ashok Dinda.