India won another series as they maintained their outstanding performance in white-ball cricket. The KL Rahul-led team defeated Zimbabwe by five wickets to grab a commanding 2-0 series lead.
India’s victory allowed them to surpass a long-standing record held by the Pakistani national squad.
To bowl out the hosts with just 161 runs on the board, the KL Rahul-led team put on another impressive bowling performance. The bowler who stole the show with his three-wicket haul was Shardul Thakur, who replaced Deepak Chahar in the playing XI. Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav all contributed one wicket each along with the other Indian bowlers.
Rahul’s choice to go up to the third spot did not work out because it was his first time playing in the middle position since the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) finished. He only scored one run.
KL Rahul-led India Break Pakistan’s Massive World Record:
India’s victory in Harare, their 11th straight victory, beat Pakistan’s previous global record. The Men in Blue became the first group to win 11 straight ODIs at the same venue.
The victory streak in Harare for the Men in Blue had started in 2013 and kept on over time. At the same venue, they also defeated Zimbabwe 3-0 in 2003, also with MS Dhoni serving as captain.
At the Sharjah Cricket Ground in 1990, Pakistan enjoyed a winning streak of ten straight ODI matches. West Indies, who won nine consecutive games at Brisbane’s Gabba from 1992 to 2001, is third on the list.
When the two teams square off on Monday, August 22, for the final game of the series, India will attempt to increase its winning streak to 12.