A 25-ball blitz from Suryakumar Yadav set up a dominant victory in the final Super 12 game of the T20 World Cup as India smashed Zimbabwe by 71 runs.
Yadav’s 61 not out included 10 boundaries and continued his impressive year which has seen him score more T20I runs than anyone on the planet.
It was then smooth sailing for the Group 2 winners with Zimbabwe’s chase of 187 doomed from the start, losing a wicket on the opening ball and never looking like any chance of producing the day’s second big upset.
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Zimbabwe was bowled out for 116 with Ravichandran Ashwin (three wickets for 22 runs) doing the damage.
Earlier the Netherlands stunned South Africa, turning Pakistan’s clash with Bangladesh into a virtual quarter-final.
A win by Pakistan saw…