India won the match comfortably by a margin of 71 runs and goes to the semi-finals as the group 2 topper. KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav scored individual half-centuries to steer Men in Blue past the winning line. India will next play England next in the second semifinal on Thursday, November 10.
Ravichandran Ashwin was the highest wicket-taker for India with three wickets. he dismissed Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, and Richard Ngarava. Mohammad Shami took three wickets for India dismissing Tony Munyonga and Sean Williams.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Wesley Madhevere and Richard Ngarava, while Hardik Pandya got the wickets of Sikandar Raza and Craig Ervine. Arshdep Singh, Hardik Pandya,
Pakistan will take on New Zealand in the other semifinal on November 9, Wednesday.
The T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 is almost at its business end. While all Group 1 matches have finished, with New Zealand and England qualifying for the next stage, India and Pakistan went through to the semifinals from Group 2.
However, India still had their last Super 12 match left against Zimbabwe, as they faced each other at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, November 6 and won it comfortably.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss ahead of the match and chose to bat first. It was the second time since August this year the Men in Blue faced Zimbabwe, as they last played each other in an ODI series in Harare.
India XI:KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Zimbabwe XI: Wessly Madhevere, Craig Ervine (captain), Regis Chakabva (wk), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Tony Munyonga, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani.