India vs Zimbabwe, IND vs ZIM
India vs Zimbabwe (Credits: Getty)

India vs Zimbabwe Head To Head Records, 2nd ODI, India Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022. India will face Zimbabwe in the second ODI at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday (August 20), and the visitors will be eager to wrap up the series. India had won the first ODI by 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and they would not want to place themselves in a must-win situation in the final ODI.

India vs Zimbabwe One Day series commenced on 18th August 2022 with the first ODI match. Now the 2nd ODI match will be played at Harare Sports Club, Harare on 20th August 2022 and will get started at 12:45 PM as per Indian Standard Time, the toss of the match will be at 12:15 PM.

India vs Zimbabwe (Image Credits: Twitter)
India vs Zimbabwe (Image Credits: Twitter)

KL Rahul recorded his first win as captain on Thursday in the 1st ODI at the Harare Sports Club. Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill smashed half-centuries in the visitor’s 10-wicket win over the hosts. Pacer Deepak Chahar was named the Player of the Match for his bowling heroics.

Indian pacer Deepak Chahar appeals for a wicket on the first day of the One-Day International cricket match between Zimbabwe and India at Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Aug, 18, 2022. (AP/PTI)
Indian pacer Deepak Chahar appeals for a wicket on the first day of the One-Day International cricket match between Zimbabwe and India at Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Aug 18, 2022. (AP/PTI)

Deepak Chahar, who bowled unchanged for seven overs with first spell figures of 3/27, was well supported by Mohammed Siraj (1/36), who worked up the brisk pace while bowling the ideal Test match length. Prasidh Krishna (3/50) and Axar Patel (3/24) also got their share of middle and lower-order victims while Kuldeep Yadav (0/36) was restrictive despite going wicket-less.

 Shubman Gill thrives as ODI opener with support from old guard Shikhar Dhawan (AP Photo)
Shubman Gill thrives as ODI opener with support from old guard Shikhar Dhawan (AP Photo)

Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan belted sparkling half-centuries as India thrashed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series on Thursday. Shubman Gill made an unbeaten 82 while Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 81 as the pair peeled off an unbeaten stand of 192 for the first wicket.

Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan have stitched 3 100-plus stands in India’s last 4 ODIs. Shubman Gill topped the scoring charts with 205 runs in the 3 ODIs against the West Indies while Shikhar Dhawan finished second with 168 runs. Both of them hit 2 fifties and missed out on centuries by fine margins in the Caribbean tour.

Deepak Chahar-led bowlers reduced Zimbabwe to 31 for 4 and then 110 for 8 before a counter-attacking ninth-wicket stand of 70 off 65 balls between Brad Evans and Richard Ngarava lifted them to a somewhat respectable total.

India 192 for 0 (Gill 82*, Dhawan 81*) beat Zimbabwe 189 (Chakabva 35, Ngarava 34, Axar 3-24, Chahar 3-27, Prasidh 3-50) by 10 wickets

India is expected to go in with the same team in the 2nd ODI as none of their batsmen barring openers got the chance to bat in the first game, while each of the bowlers shined in the 1st ODI. Zimbabwe is expected to go in with the same team that played the first game.

India vs Zimbabwe Head To Head Records, 2nd ODI, India Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022

The teams have played a total of 64 ODIs, with India having the advantage of 52 victories. Zimbabwe has registered 10 wins. The two teams drew twice in ODIs, first in 1993 (Indore) and then in 1997 (Paarl). The two teams first faced off in an ODI game in 1983, the eighth match of the Prudential World Cup in Leicester.

The two sides have played eight bilateral series, with India emerging victorious seven times. Zimbabwe has won just one, a two-match series in 1996-97. While they won the opening match by eight wickets, the second game was cancelled. Since July 2013, India has won 13 consecutive ODI matches against Zimbabwe with their most recent encounter ending in a 10-wicket victory at Harare in 2022.

Dinesh Mongia’s unbeaten knock of 159 in 147 balls powered India to 333/6 in 50 overs in 2002 at Guwahati. The visitors have the highest total of 333/6 against Zimbabwe in ODIs and Zimbabwe, on the other hand, has the highest total of 289/4 against India in ODIs.

Sachin Tendulkar with the World Cup. PHoto- Getty
Sachin Tendulkar with the World Cup. Photo- Getty

Given a target of 227 in a 2005 Triangular series, Zimbabwe was bowled out for 65 with pacer Irfan Pathan registering his career-best figures of 5/27.

Sachin Tendulkar is India’s leading run-getter against Zimbabwe in ODIs, with 1,377 runs in 34 matches at an average of 49.17. Andy Flower who was a legend of Zimbabwe cricket has scored 1298 runs against the Asian Giants in ODIs which is the highest by any Zimbabwe player.

Kapil Dev hit the highest individual score in an ODI fixture between the two sides. During their 1983 Cricket World Cup 60-over game, Kapil Dev slammed a blitzkrieg unbeaten 175 off 138 balls. Interestingly, 100 runs from the knock came from just fours and sixes.

Andy Flower’s 145 against the Asian Giants in the 2002 Champions Trophy is the highest individual score by a Zimbabwe player against India in ODIs.

Kapil Dev 175 v Zimbabwe. Photo-Getty.
Kapil Dev 175 v Zimbabwe. Photo-Getty.
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Ajit Agarkar leads the wicket-taker charts in ODIs between the two countries, with 45 wickets in 26 matches against Zimbabwe. Former Zimbabwe fast bowler Heath Streak took 39 wickets against India which is the highest by any Zimbabwe bowler.

Heath Streak
Heath Streak (Image Credit: Twitter)

Amit Mishra (6/48) scripted the best bowling figures in an ODI match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2013. For Zimbabwe, it is Heath Streak who registered a bowling figure of 5/32 against India which is the best by a Zimbabwe bowler.