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India vs Zimbabwe 8th Match Prudential World Cup 1983 Article

Read the article of India vs Zimbabwe 8th Match Prudential World Cup 1983 - Prudential World Cup 1983 tournament of the 8th ODI match played between Zimbabwe and India at Grace Road, Leicester in 11th June 1983.


Madan Lal and Roger Binny's combined 5-wickets, Economical bowling by Kapil Dev, Balwinder Sandhu, Ravi Shastri before A splendid half-century by Sandeep Patil and Mohinder Amarnath's valuable 44 swept India to decisive five-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in a low-scoring qualifying game of the eighth match of a Prudential World Cup.


ZIMBABWE scored 155 for all-out (51.4 Overs) with top scorer by  Iain Butchart 22 not out (35) and Grant Paterson 22 (51)

India best bowler by Madan Lal 3/27 (10.4) and Roger Binny 2/25 (11)

INDIA chased 157/5 (37.3 Overs) with top scorer by Sandeep Patil 50 (54) and Mohinder Amarnath 44 (79)

Zimbabwe best bowler by Peter Rawson 2/11 (5.1) and John Traicos
1/41 (11)

Madan Lal named Player of the match for his medium pace bowling performance to picked up 3-wickets for 27-runs in 10.4-overs.


Third Party Reference Article from The Observer)


The Failure of Zimbabwe's batting banished any prospects of another upset and led to inevitable defeat by five wickets, when put in by India after rain had delayed the start at Grace Road several of their batsmen promisingly enough but none could play a significant innings.


Zimbabwe may rate as outsiders but they are certainly not lacking in confidence after the defeat of Australia "We always knew were good enough to cause an upset or two; said manager Dave Eilman-Brown.

"When we defeated Pakistan in a practice game which they seemed to take seriously we knew we had a chance against any of the teams here"

Their stuttering start briefly belied such optimism as Shah and Paterson scrambled improbable singles each of which risked a run out. The light was poor, the bounce uneven and hardly had Shah begun to play a few handsome attacking strokes than Sandhu made one lift to have him caught behind, Grant Paterson, standing tall and playing straight in defence, now unloosed a cover drive, With Jack Heron also looking strong off his legs the innings began to gather momentum.

A mixture of textbook strokes and optimistic heaves brought them 42 runs at accelerating pace. Then Madan Lal dismissed both within three balls, Heron touching a simple catch to Kirmani and Paterson beaten by one which kept low.

The captain Duncan Fletcher, man of the match against Australia, again faced an unpromising situation with cool resolution. He and Houghton ran briskly and competently between the wickets except for one misunderstanding from which they were rescued by Kapil Dev's misfield. The tightness of the Indian bowling contrasted with the flatness of their fielding, which these two sensibly exploited.

The stolen singles mounted up but the hundred came only in thirty-fourth over with something more forceful now needed, Houghton became the third victim of the Madan Lal and Kirmani combination. Kevin Curran began with suitable belligerance, restrained only by Shastri's left-arm, spinners Even in limited over competition the accurate slow bowler and often contain better than the medium pace men.

Curran's brief assault ended in error as he charged down the pitch for an improbable run and found himself stranded. With Fletcher then hitting across a yorker from Kapil Dev his side were a sad 115 for seven.

                   

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