10 facts about India-Zimbabwe World Cup match in Auckland

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Auckland, Mar 12: The way India are playing at ICC World Cup 2015, they should comfortably defeat Zimbabwe in their final league match on Saturday (March 14, 6.30 AM IST). However, the African side cannot be taken lightly.

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India have won every single game so far at World Cup, making it 5 in a row with a new record for the team in the tournament's history. (Ind-NZ semi-final likely)

India's coach Duncan Fletcher (left) was Zimbabwe's captain in 1983 World Cup

Now, MS Dhoni and his men will be aiming to head into the knockouts with an all-win record. The setting for final league game against Zimbabwe is Auckland's Eden Park. It will be a day/night encounter.


Here are 10 facts about the match

1. The two sides have met 8 times in World Cups. India hold 7-1 advantage. None of the current players have faced each other in a World Cup. The two teams have not faced off in this quadrennial tournament since 2003

2. India and Zimbabwe first met at a World Cup in 1983, on 11 June. India won that game

3. Current coach of India, Duncan Fletcher was the captain of Zimbabwe side when the teams played in 1983

4. Kapil Dev's famous 175 in 1983 edition is the highest individual score between the sides in World Cup. For Zimbabwe, it is Kevin Curran with 73. Another centurion for India was Vinod Kambli in 1996

5. No Zimbabwe player has hit a World Cup century against India

6. Madan Lal and Javagal Srinath with 6 wickets each are the leading wicket-takers for India. Peter Rawson with 7 scalps is on top for the opposition

7. Kapil has most runs - 228 (4 innings) while for Zimbabwe it is Andy Flower with 161 (4 innings)

Kapil Dev (175) is the highest scorer for India Vs Zimbabwe in World Cups

8. Most WC matches - 5 (Mohammad Azharuddin, Kapil Dev, Kris Srikkanth, Iain Butchart, Dave Houghton, Andy Pycroft, John Traicos)

9. Highest score for India - 266/8 in 1983. Zimbabwe 252/9 in 1999

10. Overall in ODIs, India and Zimbabwe have met 57 times with the former winning 44 and losing 10. Two matches were tied and one no result


India Vs Zimbabwe World Cup match results and scorecards

1983

11 June - India won by 5 wickets

18 June - India won by 31 runs


1987

17 October - India won by 8 wickets

26 October - India won by 7 wickets


1992

7 March - India won by 55 runs (revised target)


1996

6 March - India won by 40 runs


1999

19 May - Zimbabwe won by 3 runs


2003

19 February - India won by 83 runs

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