Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders were one of the favourites to win the Indian Premier League 2016. And, while they did well to make it to the play-offs, they weren’t good enough to progress all the way
Although India went to Zimbabwe with a second string side, they were still expected to do well, and were the favourites against the hosts. In the end, they did not do badly, clean sweeping the one-day series 3-0.
Chasing an average score of 145 runs, India had a horrible start of their inning. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane found himself short of crease in the first over of the inning. Robin Uthappa and Murli Vijay went on towards the target at brisk rate and it looked like the partnership is taking the game away from Zimbabwe.
There was a time when India struggled to win matches in Zimbabwe. This was specifically during the 90s and the early 2000s when India travelled very poorly, and Zimbabwe were still a competitive force at the international stage.