Chibhabha helps Zimbabwe to topple India for landmark win

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Chibhabha helps Zimbabwe to topple India for landmark win
Zimbabwe batsman Chamunorwa Chibhabha plays a shot during their second and last T20 cricket match against India in Harare

Harare - An improved fielding performance under stand-in captain Sikandar Raza Butt allowed Zimbabwe to limit India to 135 for nine.

By AFP

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Published: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 9:06 PM

Last updated: Tue 21 Jul 2015, 10:15 AM

Zimbabwe ended a run of disappointing defeats with a morale-boosting win over India by 10 runs in the second Twenty20 international, here on Sunday to earn a share of the series.
After Chamu Chibhabha hit a career-best 67 to steer Zimbabwe to 145 for seven, an improved fielding performance under stand-in captain Sikandar Raza Butt allowed Zimbabwe to limit India to 135 for nine. The victory was their first ever Twenty20 victory over former world champions and was a much-needed shot in the arm for the home side, coming less than 24 hours after Prosper Utseya's letter alleging racism against Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Alistair Campbell was made public.
Utseya, though, despite this retained his place in the team.
Zimbabwe had lost all three one-day internationals to India as well as the first Twenty20 game, but looked re-energised under the leadership of Raza, who took the reins in the place of the injured Elton Chigumbura. "We didn't care what the news was," Raza said of the Utseya letter. "All we wanted to do was just go out there and prove a point, and that is that we can win a game.



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