Impressive Indian bowlers equal World Cup record

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Auckland, Mar 14: This might be a batsmen's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with batting records being blown away. But try telling that to Indian bowlers. They have been exceptional in each game and now have claimed a record.

Match Scorecard; World Cup Special

Indian bowlers were once again impressive. At the Eden Park ground on Saturday, they bowled the opposition out, this time - Zimbabwe and won the game. (Ind-Zim match updates)

Mohammed Shami (right) has 15 wickets

This was sixth match in a row that India had got their rivals all out at World Cup 2015. This is a joint record with South Africa. The Proteas had done the same in 2011 edition. (Ind-Bangladesh in quarters)

India began their World Cup defence against Pakistan on February 15 in Adelaide. Since that day, they are on a roll, winning all five games so far.

Mohammed Shami (15 wickets) is the leading wicket-taker for India in the tournament. R Ashwin has 12 followed by 10 each for Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma. Ravindra Jadeja has 7 scalps.

Today, they bowled out Zimbabwe for 287 and made it 6-0 heading into the quarter-finals on March 19 against Bangladesh. However, today's score of 287 was the most conceded by India so far in the tournament.

Before the World Cup started, Indian bowlers had come in for heavy criticism after failing in the tri-series that preceded. Now, all of a sudden, they are in outstanding form.


India's 60 wickets in 6 games at World Cup 2015 (February 15 to March 14)

1. Pakistan 224 all out in 47 overs (India won by 76 runs)

2. South Africa 177 all out in 40.2 overs (India won by 130 runs)

3. United Arab Emirates 102 all out in 31.3 overs (India won by 9 wickets)

4. West Indies 182 all out in 44.2 overs (India won by 4 wickets)

5. Ireland 259 all out in 49 overs (India won by 8 wickets)

6. Zimbabwe 287 all out in 48.5 overs (India won by 6 wickets)

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