At the Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG), India and Zimbabwe squared off in the final game of the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup 2022. Although India had already advanced to the semifinals, their opponent would not have been determined until the conclusion of the Zimbabwe game. After losing several early wickets, Suryakumar Yadav's brilliance enabled India to reach a significant score before the bowlers secured a victory for the Men in Blue to guarantee a matchup with England in the semifinals.
KL Rahul carried up his strong play from the prior contest and recorded his second consecutive half-century of the competition. He managed to get the game going after losing his opening partner Rohit Sharma early on and struck some incredible shots to reach a half-century, peaking at the appropriate time in the competition.
Suryakumar Yadav, who has scored the most runs in T20Is this season, once again came to India's rescue. Although Yadav was excellent as usual, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Rishabh Pant all lost their wickets relatively early in their innings. He contributed to the Men in Blue with an undefeated 25-ball 61* to finish innings at 186/5.
While chasing, Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl, middle-order batsmen for Zimbabwe, looked promising as they tried to turn the game in their favor after losing consecutive important wickets. Together, they put up a 60-run partnership for the sixth wicket. In the first innings, the two had excelled both with the ball and on the field.
For India, Ravichandran Ashwin was the best bowler. In his four overs, he took three wickets and conceded just 22 runs, maintaining an economy of 5.50. He was undoubtedly the best bowler, although each other Indian bowler also succeeded in getting at least one wicket. As India bowled Zimbabwe out for 115 runs, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya each finished with two wickets, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Axar Patel each added one wicket.
Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine(c), Regis Chakabva(w), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Tony Munyonga, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzaraban