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    6.4 Samson grabs that on the second attempt and that ends Kaia's stay in the middle. The short ball does it for Chahar on comeback. Kaia is caught by surprise and yet goes on with the pull. Gets a thin outside edge that flies to the right of the keeper. Samson fumbles the first take but perhaps went at it with soft hands, allowing the rebound to yet again land in his gloves. Zimbabwe lose one early again. 25/1
    8.1 Edged and taken! Simple as they come for Samson behind the stumps. This is the outswinger for the left-hander, Marumani is tentative in his poke and only manages a feather. Another failure for the youngster. 26/2
    10.1 That is as plumb as it gets and Madhevere is out of here! He chats with Raza about the review but doesn't get the desired encouragement. A jaffa from Chahar. Spears it full and straight and gets it move away just a touch and that too late. Madhevere looks to flick it to the on side but loses his balance and is struck adjacent to the stumps. 31/4
    9.2 Catching practice for Dhawan at first slip. Lands it on a length, gets it to go straight without any inward movement. Williams pokes at it tentatively and gets a thick outside edge straight to Dhawan, who doesn't err. Zimbabwe in tatters early. 31/3
    16.1 edged straight to slip, Prasidh strikes as well! That's the big, big wicket of Sikandar Raza, who was poking a bit too much outside off against Prasidh Krishna. The bowler angles one in nicely from wide of the crease, Raza pokes with a forward lean and the ball goes straight to Dhawan's hands between his knees off the outside edge 66/5
    26.3 Axar doesn't miss his darts and Chakabva is cleaned up! He wanted to go for some shots, it looked like, and this was neither a defence nor a big swing, somewhere in between. The ball came in from wide of the crease with the arm and rattled the stumps 107/7
    20.5 and holes out next ball! Burl is known for his sixes on the leg side but this time he heaves, doesn't get the required distance and Gill at deep backward square leg takes it well inside the boundary rope. Easy peasy 83/6
    28.3 Trapped in front! The Axar Patel arm ball does it for Jongwe. Looks forward to block but gets beaten on the inside edge to be struck on the front pad. The impact is umpire's call but it was pretty adjacent. Review stays but Jongwe goes. 110/8
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    39.2 Timber! Prasidh breaks the enterprising 70-run partnership with a perfect yorker. Spears it full, Ngarava fails to squeeze that out and it whizzes past the bat to disturb the off pole. 180/9
    40.3 Good catch from Gill and Zimbabwe are bowled out for 189. It is also Axar's 50th wicket in ODIs. The quicker arm ball outside off, Nyauchi goes back to punch it and gets a thick, late edge. It grazes Samson's leg and Gill did well to stick his right hand out and grab that. 189/10
    25 (b 4, lb 12, w 9)
    189 all out (40.3 Overs, RR: 4.66)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Innocent Kaia, 6.4 ov), 2-26 (Tadiwanashe Marumani, 8.1 ov), 3-31 (Sean Williams, 9.2 ov), 4-31 (Wessly Madhevere, 10.1 ov), 5-66 (Sikandar Raza, 16.1 ov), 6-83 (Ryan Burl, 20.5 ov), 7-107 (Regis Chakabva, 26.3 ov), 8-110 (Luke Jongwe, 28.3 ov), 9-180 (Richard Ngarava, 39.2 ov), 10-189 (Victor Nyauchi, 40.3 ov)
    DL Chahar702733.85303020
    Mohammed Siraj823614.50354020
    Kuldeep Yadav1013603.60340100
    M Prasidh Krishna805036.25278010
    AR Patel7.322433.20342100

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