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Dhoni and Raina guided India to a 6 wicket win

Fielding first after winning the toss Indian bowlers continued their form and dismantled the Zimbabwean top order. Brendan Taylor, playing his last match slammed his second century, the only Zimbabwean to score successive centuries in world cup.

With decent support from Sean Williams and a quick 28 of 15 balls from Sikandar Raza helped Zimbabwe reach a competitive total until they were bundled out on 287.

India in reply faltered with the loss of openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the space of five balls.  India looked worrisome at 92/4, but it was the captain cool MS Dhoni and Raina’s unbeaten record partnership of 196 got India home for their sixth victory in the tournament.

 

Scoreboard: /icc-cwc-2015-live/results-folder/39th-match-pool-b-india-v-zimbabwe/

Picture Gallery:

1. Brendan Taylor walks out for the national anthem in his final ODI.

 

2. Brendan Taylor smashed 138 off 110 balls in his final ODI.

 

3. An overjoyed Brendan Taylor was the first Zimbabwe player to score consecutive tons in a World Cup.

 

4. Virat Kohli congratulates Brendan Taylor while he walks off.

 

5. Brendan Taylor is congratulated by his team-mates after his final ODI innings.

 

6. Sikandar Raza thumps the ball to the leg side.

 

7. Flip-flop: Sikandar Raza pouches Rohit Sharma.

 

8. Ajinkya Rahane was caught short despite a dive.

 

9. Virat Kohli is disappointed after he was bowled for 38.

 

10. Suresh Raina celebrates his maiden World Cup century.

 

11. Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni shared an unbroken 196-run stand to lift India to a six-wicket win.

 

12. Dhoni finished the chase with a pulled six.

 

13. Suresh Raina signs off with a message for his fans with the Player of the Match award.