2nd Test,
West Indies tour of Zimbabwe, 2017, Bulawayo

Zimbabwe vs Windies

29 October 2017 13:00 (IST)

16th Match, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 22 April 2016

Pune vs Bangalore

Pune 2nd Inn:172/8 (20)

Ankit Sharma* 3 (3);Ishant Sharma 0 (0);
Shane Watson* 4-0-31-2; Kane Richardson 3-0-13-3;

Last bat: Murugan Ashwin

Result: Bangalore won by 13 runs.

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Pune Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Ajinkya Rahane st Rahul & b Tabraiz Shamsi 60 46 8 0 130.43
Faf du Plessis c Harshal Patel & b Kane Richardson 2 3 0 0 66.67
Kevin Pietersen retired hurt 0 1 0 0 0
Steven Smith runout (Kohli) 4 3 1 0 133.33
MS Dhoni(c) & (wk) c de Villiers & b Harshal Patel 41 38 3 0 107.89
Thisara Perera c Mandeep & b Watson 34 13 3 3 261.54
Rajat Bhatia c Watson & b Kane Richardson 21 11 1 1 190.91
Ravichandran Ashwin c Harshal Patel & b Watson 0 1 0 0 0
Ankit Sharma not out 3 3 0 0 100
Murugan Ashwin c de Villiers & b Kane Richardson 0 1 0 0 0
Ishant Sharma not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 0, w - 6, nb - 0)7
Total(172 for 8 in 20 overs)172 (8.6 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/12 (Faf du Plessis, 1.4 ov.) 2/18 (Steven Smith, 2.3 ov.) 3/109 (Ajinkya Rahane, 14.4 ov.)
4/120 (MS Dhoni, 15.5 ov.) 5/164 (Thisara Perera, 18.3 ov.) 6/165 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 18.5 ov.)
7/169 (Rajat Bhatia, 19.3 ov.) 8/169 (Murugan Ashwin, 19.4 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Stuart Binny 2 0 23 0 11.5  
Kane Richardson 3 0 13 3 4.33  
Harshal Patel 4 0 46 1 11.5 (3w)
Shane Watson 4 0 31 2 7.75 (2w)
Tabraiz Shamsi 4 0 36 1 9  
Iqbal Abdulla 3 0 22 0 7.33 (1w)
               

Bangalore Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Virat Kohli(c) c A Rahane & b T Perera 80 63 7 2 126.98
Lokesh Rahul(wk) c Ishant & b T Perera 7 10 1 0 70
AB de Villiers c Ankit Sharma & b T Perera 83 46 6 4 180.43
Shane Watson not out 1 1 0 0 100
Sarfaraz Khan not out 2 1 0 0 200
Mandeep Singh dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Stuart Binny dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Harshal Patel dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kane Richardson dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Iqbal Abdulla dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Tabraiz Shamsi dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 0, w - 11, nb - 1)12
Total(185 for 3 in 20 overs)185 (9.25 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/27 (Lokesh Rahul, 3.4 ov.) 2/182 (Virat Kohli, 19.3 ov.) 3/182 (AB de Villiers, 19.4 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Ishant Sharma 4 0 47 0 11.75 (2w)
Thisara Perera 4 0 34 3 8.5 (2w)
Ankit Sharma 4 0 31 0 7.75 (1w)
Rajat Bhatia 3 0 22 0 7.33  
Ravichandran Ashwin 3 0 22 0 7.33 (6w)
Murugan Ashwin 2 0 29 0 14.5  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Rahane, FOUR, just a gentle push and that will do. Did not try to hit that hard, just waited for the ball and let his arms take over, found gap to the left of mid-off

4

to Rahane, FOUR, there is hardly anyone better than Rahane in India when the ball comes nicely onto the bat. Length ball on off and Rahane drove it on the up, beat the dive from the fielder at mid-off

W

Richardson to du Plessis, out Caught by Harshal Patel!! Richardson has made the first incision. This the start BLR wanted. du Plessis got too ambitious and has to walk back. Wanted to force this length ball over mid-off, the bat turned in his hand and spooned it low towards the fielder at mid-off, who took a good catch moving to his right. Now this 185 will start looking bigger than what it is. du Plessis c Harshal Patel b Richardson 2(3)

4

Patel to Smith, FOUR, splays it on the pads of Smith and that is bread and butter for him. Gets across and flicks it through backward square leg

W

Patel to Smith, out Smith Run Out!! Slower delivery and Smith missed the flick, there was a huge appeal for an lbw by the bowler. However, the umpire denied it. In the meantime, while the appeal drama was unfolding, Smith wanted to steal a single but slipped as he was sent back by Rahane. It was enough for Kohli to cash in, who from point underarmed a direct hit at striker's end to catch him short on the dive. Smith run out (Kohli) 4(3) [4s-1]

4

Richardson to Rahane, FOUR, short and wide, Rahane accepts it gleefully, cuts it past the fielder at cover. There was a chase given by two fielders, neither reached in time

4

Patel to Dhoni, FOUR, full face of the bat from Mahi and that has fetched him a four. Drives it on the up, in fact push-drove this overpitched delivery, no chance for the fielder at mid-off

4

to Rahane, FOUR, yorkers do not deserve that treatment. But T20s werenever for the bowler, off cutter yorker and Rahane wanted to work it away, got it off the inside edge and it rocketed to the fine leg fence

4

to Rahane, FOUR, this is delicate from Rahane, too cute! Almost let it go and then opened the blade to roll it into the third man fence, played this late cut quite close to his body

4

Shamsi to Rahane, FOUR, this is one way of dealing with him. Gets on one knee and sweeps it, bisects the fielder at deep mid-wicket and deep backward square leg

4

Shamsi to Dhoni, FOUR, splays it on the pads of Dhoni and he tickles it fine to beat the fielder at short fine leg. Given as runs so Dhoni did get some bat on it. An expensive over from Bangalore's point of view

OT

Abdulla to Rahane, 1 run, flatter agan, but Rahane played the length not the trajectory, pulls t uppshly to long-on

4

Shamsi to Rahane, FOUR, under the short fine leg's dive and it's a four! Tripe ball. Flatter down leg, Rahane punishes it with a tickling sweep

OT

Abdulla to Rahane, 1 run, gets across and slaps a sngle to the sweeper. There's the ffty, hs second of the season. Off the toe end and all gven the wdth but that wll do. Rases hs bat nstead of coverng hs ears. Take that, vuvuzelas!

4

to Rahane, FOUR, that's what I take out of my house every morning - garbage. Slower ball-turned-full toss down leg, Rahane swivels and flicks it uppishly through backward square leg. An 8-run over won't do, Pune!

4

Shamsi to Dhoni, FOUR, googly dropped short, Dhoni pounced on it. All flat-footed. All bottom hand into it. Crashed it through extra cover

W

Shamsi to Rahane, out Stumped!! That's uglier than my handwriting. Why Rahane? Charges out early for the cross-batted heave ho, Shamsi shortens the length on this googly and fizzles it past his outside edge. Keeper latches on and lights the LEDs. Shamsi gets out his steering wheel celebration to mark the moment. Rahane st Rahul b Shamsi 60(46) [4s-8]

6

Shamsi to T Perera, SIX, why would you give the width on this one? Flatter outside off, Perera slogs across the line and deposits it into the deep mid-wicket orbit

W

Patel to Dhoni, out Caught by de Villiers!! The width has gobbled Dhoni up. He's not Sehwag, afterall. Anyway, a wrist-roll wide of off, Dhoni had to reach out, managed it off the toe-end as he threw his bat at it and the long-off runs in an arc to pouch that. Good catch. Inches inside the rope as ABD had to turn back to have a look at where his boot was. Dhoni c de Villiers b Patel 41(38) [4s-3]

4

to R Bhatia, FOUR, Bhatia isn't slow...with the bat. Gets a short wide one, gets on his toes and uses a high bat to thrash it with a cut. Over backward point and to the fences

6

to T Perera, SIX, no , you don't bowl that. To Perera. Short ball, sitting up pretty at 's pace and Perera had to just swivel on the pull through square leg

6

Patel to R Bhatia, SIX, length ball - you eternal saviour. You don't need to do much. Gets low, slogs it across the line and murders it for 76 meters with an arc over long-on

4

Patel to T Perera, FOUR, it will do. Anything will do. Dhawan will do. Tries to go big over cover, gets an outside edge and it runs to the third man fence. Luck, where were you?

4

Patel to T Perera, FOUR, gully cricket. Full toss delivered to start with, Perera swings it to deep mid-wicket where Mandeep has to run across....gets there...looks like...but he doesn't. Blinded by light? Rusted by bench-warming? Figure out. Almost ends up catching thin air when the ball drops in front of him and rolls away

4

Patel to T Perera, FOUR, oh Perera! That bat of yours. Full toss alright, but this was a drive in free fall. Thumps it through extra cover and the ball blazed off the turf

6

Patel to T Perera, SIX, a six! Who would have thought? *Kohli is having jitters* Gets a full ball, takes on the invitation to get under it and does it ever so brutally. Swung with disdain over long-on

W

to T Perera, out Caught by Mandeep!! People who breathed a sigh of relief: Kohli, de Villiers, Vettori and the all of Bengaluru. Was looking to smack a length ball, gets it off base of the bat that pops all the way to extra cover. The bat turned courtesy all the desperate power and that was the undoing. Went too hard and paid the price. T Perera c Mandeep b 34(13) [4s-3 6s-3]

W

to Ashwin, out Caught by Harshal Patel!! Ashwin departs too. 21 runs needed off 7 balls. Not impossible. bowls it slow on back of a length, asks Ashwin to manufacture power on the slog but Ashwin has none. Finds deep mid-wicket to perfection. Ashwin c Harshal Patel b 0(1)

W

Richardson to R Bhatia, out Caught by Watson!! This is the game, if it wasn't already. Slow short ball that never arrives. Bhatia was on the front foot waiting for it, waits a little longer than he should have and then skewed the pull off the inner half to backward square leg. R Bhatia c Watson b Richardson 21(11) [4s-1 6s-1]

W

Richardson to Murugan Ashwin, out Caught by de Villiers!! de Villiers is a freak. He is cricket's Elon Musk and his bat is a SpaceX. And his fielding...well...I don't know. Just an off-pace delivery outside off, Ashwin looks to loft it downtown. Only intent, no timing and result is a mistimed shot wide of long-off. ABD is running across...he's quick...he loses the sight of the ball...turns 360 degress...still is able to spot the ball...and catches it with a smile. Oh ABD, where do you get all that from? Murugan Ashwin c de Villiers b Richardson 0(1)

4

to Rahul, FOUR, is struggling to get his line right, bowled on Rahul's pads once again. He moved across and clipped it fine into the fine leg fence

6

to Kohli, SIX, there was a fielder at fine leg but he was reduced to being a spectator, great pick up shot from Kohli. Moved across and chipped the flick that just carried over the fine leg fence

4

to Kohli, FOUR, this is even better, fuller length delivery around middle. Kohli prodded across and found the gap on the flick through mid-wicket

4

Perera o Kohli, FOUR, wha a sho ha is! ouch shor and enough for Kohli o bring ou ha punch, ges on he op of bounce and punches hrough cover, found he gap o perfecion

W

Perera o Rahul, ou Caugh by Ishan!! ha's an easy cach for Ishan Sharma a hird man. Nohing sho from Rahul. He has hrown his away. Innocuous delivery, good lengh ball ouside off and Rahul hrew his ba on i, all he could ge was a hick edge ha carried o Ishan a hird man. He seled under i nicely o send Rahul back. Rahul c Ishan b Perera 7(10) [4s-1]

4

Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, he has found the gap with his sheer smartness this time. Square drive on this flat delivery, opened the bat face a touch to get it to the sweeper cover fence

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, dispatched this one off his sight like an irritant. Not that short but de Villiers judged the length to perfection and then smacked it over mid-wicket, the ball raced away to the fence

4

to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli charged this time but was smart to keep it short just outside off. Kohli did well and cut it over point, the fielder from third man covered good ground to his right, got to it but could not prevent Kohli from fetching a four

6

Sharma to de Villiers, SIX, what can a bowler do if top edges go for sixes. de Villiers moved across trying to sweep it, got it off the top of the bat, the fielder at deep backward square leg moved to his left, hoping for a catch but it eluded him and carried over the fence

4

Bhatia to de Villies, FOU, shot slow ball and de Villies ead it well to slap past exta cove. du Plessis fom sweepe moved swiftly to his ight and got a hand to it, could not pevent it fom cossing the fence

OT

Bhatia to de Villies, 2 uns, de Villies stays leg-side and dives it had towads long-off

6

Ashwin to de Villiers, SIX, wait, what? Never looked like one but it went all the way. Flatter on off, de Villiers kneels and gets a top edge over deep backward square leg. Second time he has got away with a top edge

6

Ashwin to de Villiers, SIX, this has been bullied, like a high school nerd. Short and sitting up, de Villiers slogs and brutalizes it over long-on. No ground is long enough when de Villiers's bat wants to roar

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, wow. What a way to get to a fifty! Get your seat belt on, fellas! The top-spinner outside off, too short to threaten and de Villiers kills it with a cut shot through covers

4

Ashwin to de Villiers, FOUR, bowlers, pitches and grounds don't matter. de Villiers is batting. Doesn't even let the ball pitch, reverses his stance and sweeps it past the diving backward point. Surreal

4

Ashwin to de Villiers, FOUR, wow. God save my fingers. On the leg-stump, de Villiers shuffles and sweeps it through backward square leg

OT

Sharma to Kohli, 1 run, here's another half-century from the stylish run-machine. Skips out outside leg-stump and works this ball round the corner for a single

OT

Sharma to de Villiers, 2 runs, short again. Deliberate because the crease is not comfy enough at the moment. Worked with rolled wrists through mid-wicket

D

to Kohli, 1 run, dropped! You don't do that! Just don't. Kohli was scarced for runs anyway, and with de Villiers batting so well, he wants to chip in too. Throws his bat on this wide carrom ball, top-edges it and Ankit Sharma runs across from extra cover only to drop it at mid-off...with an eye-catching diving attempt

6

Perera o Kohli, SIX, no. ha's a mediocre follow-up. Dishes a full ball buffe for Kohli o ge under i and smoke i over mid-wicke. Carries all he way

4

to Kohli, FOUR, happens when you play so long with de Villiers. Gets forward with a shuffle, gets outside the line and meets this ball on the full. A ramp through backward square leg that fetches four runs

4

to Kohli, FOUR, Smith is grimacing because he couldn't stop one at long-off. A full toss it was, Kohli throws his bat, almost put in too much power for the bat to turn. Smith runs across, overruns maybe because he might have sensed a chance but lets the ball go through

6

to de Villiers, SIX, wow, , wow. Bowls a length ball, invites de Villiers who RSVPs with a brutal bat-swing. Slashes the air, throws his bat and swings it over deep square leg

4

Perera o Kohli, FOUR, i's a summer sale. No bowler can sop his. A yorker lengh delivery has been driven hrough backward poin. "I was alive when Kohli used o do i" momen

4

Perera o Kohli, FOUR, oh my. his was jus oo good. Find me words, someone. Was ino his fron foo sride across off early, Perera slings i wider ouside off and Kohli akes i on he full o caress i hrough backward square leg

W

Perera o Kohli, ou Caugh by Rahane!! And he's gone. hree balls o live wihou Kohli and de Villiers baing ogeher now. Goes for he brual slog, hruss in power bu doesn' find he iming. An easy cach a deep mid-wicke. Kohli c Rahane b Perera 80(63) [4s-7 6s-2]

W

Perera o de Villiers, ou Caugh by Anki Sharma!! And de Villiers follows sui. hey wan o ba ogeher, hese wo. Sees widh ouside off, seeing he clock icking, and hrows he kichen sink (and he ools) a his wide one ouside off. Miscued and Anki Sharma has a momen of redempion. Runs back from exra cover and arches back o pouch i...o his relief. de Villiers c Anki Sharma b Perera 83(46) [4s-6 6s-4]

Pune

 Ajinkya Rahane  Faf du Plessis  Kevin Pietersen
 Steven Smith  MS Dhoni (c) & (wk) Thisara Perera
 Rajat Bhatia  Ravichandran Ashwin  Ankit Sharma
 Ishant Sharma  Murugan Ashwin  Mitchell Marsh
 Albie Morkel  Saurabh Tiwary  Ashok Dinda
 Peter Handscomb  RP Singh  Jaskaran Singh
 Adam Zampa  Scott Boland  Ishwar Pandey
 Deepak Chahar  Baba Aparajith  Ankush Bains
 Irfan Pathan     
           

Bangalore

 Virat Kohli (c) Lokesh Rahul (wk) Mandeep Singh
 AB de Villiers  Shane Watson  Sarfaraz Khan
 Stuart Binny  Harshal Patel  Kane Richardson
 Iqbal Abdulla  Tabraiz Shamsi  Kedar Jadhav
 David Wiese  Vikramjeet Malik  Abu Nechim
 Sreenath Aravind  Yuzvendra Chahal  Sachin Baby
 Adam Milne  Vikas Tokas  Akshay Karnewar
 Praveen Dubey  Parvez Rasool  Chris Gayle
 Travis Head  Varun Aaron   
           
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