India vs Zimbabwe 19th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 Highlights

Watch the highlights of India vs Zimbabwe 19th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 - Reliance World Cup 1987 tournament of the 19th ODI match played between Zimbabwe and India at Gujarat Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad in 26th October 1987.

Half-centuries from opener Sunil Gavaskar, Navjot Sidhu and A all-round display from Captain Kapil Dev's two wickets with a whirlwind unbeaten 41 helped to India comfortable seven-wicket victory over Zimbabwe but India's run-rate dropped from 5.31 to 5.18 in the 19th match of a Reliance World Cup.

Zimbabwe scored modest total of 191-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Kevin Arnott scored 60 off 126-balls including a boundary.

Andy Waller cracked a 39 off 44-balls including 4-fours & a six, Dave Houghton 22 and Peter Rawson 16 not out.

India best bowler by Chetan Sharma, Kapil Dev both took 2-wickets and one for Maninder Singh - Ravi Shastri.

India chased 194-3 in 42 overs with top scorer by Navjot Sidhu cracked a 55 off 61-balls including 5-fours & a six.

Sunil Gavaskar scored 50 off consuming 114-balls including three boundaries, Kapil Dev hammered a unbeaten 41 off 25-balls included 3-sixes & 2-fours with strike rate of 164 and Dilip Vengsarkar hit a unbeaten 33 off 43-balls with a boundary.

Zimbabwe best bowler by Peter Rawson took 2-wickets and one for Malcolm Jarvis.

This match reported by The Daily Telegraph Staff (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

KAPIL DEV, the Indian captain, was not a happy man despite his team's seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the World Cup group A match in Ahmedabad

India took 42 overs to pass Zimbawe's modest total of 191 for seven, and so their run rate per over dropped from 5.31 to 5.18.

"We should have made it by 38 overs," said Kapil Dev, who slammed three sixes - one the winning hit - in an effort to increase the scoring rate. The Indian captain was named man of the match for his 41 not out and two wickets.

India's run rate is now below Australia's 5.20 and though they still lead the section, their position is vulnerable. The Australians have a match in hand and with games against New Zealand and Zimbabwe to come, will be hoping to oust India on faster scoring rate and finish top of the group.
In that case, India would have to go to Lahore to face Pakistan in the semi-finals.

In fairness to the Indian batsmen, strokeplay was never easy on a slow pitch. Before them, Zimbabwe had tried with only limited success to accelerate their innings in which Kevin Arnott made 60 between the second and 45th overs.



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