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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:58:44 GMT

Youngsters made an impact on this tour: Bangar
It was far from a cake walk for the Indian team against minnows Zimbabwe in the Twenty20s, but India coach Sanjay Bangar says the youngsters have managed to make an impact. India survived a last ball scare on Wednesday night in the final T20 to nail the series 2-1.

3rd T20I: India hold nerves to pocket series 2-1
A second string India signed off their Zimbabwe sojourn with a nerve-wracking finish, winning the third and final T20I at the Harare Sports Club by three runs to return home with a 2-1 series win on Wednesday.

Tour helped develop pool of 10-12 players: Dhoni
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni summed up the limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe as "good exposure" for the youngsters but insisted that the players learnt more from the T20Is than the ODIs.

Received bowling tips from Nehra, Bhuvneshwar: Sran
Sran (4/10) returned the best figures by an Indian debutant in T20 Internationals to help the visitors restrict Zimbabwe to a paltry 99 for nine and then register a 10-wicket victory in the second match on Monday.

Was sleepless the night before second T20: Mandeep
Young Indian batsman Mandeep Singh, who struck a half-century in the team's series-levelling win against Zimbabwe in the second T20, says he spent a sleepless night before the match owing to pressure which vanished the moment he stepped on to the field.

India hold edge in series-decider against Zimbabwe
India entered the series on the back of a 3-0 whitewash of Zimbabwe in the preceding ODI series, but suffered a shocking loss in the opening T20 last Saturday before getting their act together in the second game on Monday.

2nd T20I: India level series 1-1
Chasing 100 runs to win, Indian openers – KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh – saw their team home with ease with 41 ball to spare against Zimbabwe.The victory marked India’s first ever 10-wicket triumph in a T20I and second best win in terms of balls (41) remaining.

Bowlers won us the match, says Dhoni
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was pleased with the way his bowlers performed on Monday as India decimated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the second T20 to level the three-match series in style.

Axar Patel moves to career-best ranking of 13
Indian left-arm spinner Axar Patel jumped 20 places to career-best ranking of 13 in the ICC Rankings for ODI bowlers while Jasprit Bumrah and Dhawal Kulkarni also made progress after conclusion of series against Zimbabwe.

Are Dhoni's finishing skills on the wane?
Not too long ago, if India needed eight runs to win off the final over in an ODI or a T20 contest and a certain gentleman by the name of MS Dhoni was at the crease, you could have taken victory for granted. This isn't the case anymore.

1st T20I: Zimbabwe pull off thrilling two-run win
Neville Madziva defended eight runs in the last over as Zimbabwe recorded one of their famous victories over a fancied Indian side, a two-run win in the first T20I of the three-match series at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday to take 1-0 lead.

Last delivery was 'brilliant', says Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has taken his side past the finishing line with his assured batting in crunch situations, found the last delivery bowled by Zimbabwe paceman Neville Madziva to be a "brilliant" one.

Wounded India eye fightback against Zimbabwe
It was the first time that the young team was tested on the tour and it faltered on key moments to suffer an unexpected loss. Another fighting contest will be welcome but beating a wounded India could prove to be a too big a task for the home team.

Nehra, Bhuvneshwar taught me seam position, says Sran
Promising left-arm seamer Barinder Sran on Friday credited senior pros Ashish Nehra and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his successful outing during the ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Second-string India complete first-class whitewash
In the third and final ODI on Wednesday, India chased down a target of 123 in just 21.5 overs and ten wickets to spare to complete a 3-0 ODI whitewash on Zimbabwe. KL Rahul scored 63*, while debutant Faiz Fazal hit a confident 55*. Jasprit Bumrah claimed 4 for 22.

Knew I've the ability to do well in all formats: Rahul
The only Indian batsman to get a chance to shine in the lop-sided ODI series against Zimbabwe, opener Lokesh Rahul on Wednesday said he always knew he had the ability to do well in every format.

I don't try to read batsman's mind too much: Bumrah
India's in-form pacer Jasprit Bumrah says he focuses more on executing his plans than thinking too much about the batsman's mindset.

Dhoni first Indian keeper to complete 350 ODI dismissals
Indian limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni achieved the feat during the ongoing third and final one-dayer against Zimbabwe, when he caught Elton Chigumbura off medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the 33rd over.

Formidable India gear up for T20 whitewash against Zimbabwe
The ODI series proving to be a stroll in the park, MS Dhoni would look to finish his current season with another dominant performance when he leads India in the three-match Twenty20 series against a hapless Zimbabwe, starting on Saturday.

Yuzvendra Chahal, spinning his way into further contention
In his second ODI, the 25-year-old Haryana legspinner played a huge role in securing India the series over Zimbabwe.








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