India crushed the West Indies after the visitors had put 322 on the board, with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma adding 246 for the second wicket off 187 balls to surge to victory with seven overs to spare.
Shimron Hetmyer’s century was the backbone of a big West Indies score that answered captain Jason Holder’s call for his batsmen to post a 300-plus score, but the Indian master batsmen Kohli and Sharma chased down the target with plenty of time to spare.
West Indies 322-8 (Shimron Hetmyer 106, Kieran Powell 51, Jason Holder 38; Yuzvendra Chahal 3-41, Ravindra Jadeja 2-66, Mohammed Shami 2-81)
India (Rohit Sharma 152 not out, Virat Kohli 140; Devendra Bishoo 1-72, Oshane Thomas 1-83)
India won by 8 wickets, with 47 balls remaining
A late surge from Zimbabwe’s power-hitters took them to within 28 runs of a strong Bangladesh outfit’s score of 271-8, with Kyle Jarvis starring with bat and ball for the visitors after Imrul Kayes’ stunning 144 off 140 balls.
Bangladesh 271-8 (Imrul Kayes 144, Mohammad Saifuddin 50, Mohammad Mithun 37; Kyle Jarvis 4-37, Tendai Chatara 3-55, Brandon Mavuta 1-48)
Zimbabwe (Sean Williams Cephas Zhuwao 35, Peter Moor 26, Craig Ervine 24; Mehidy Hasan 3-46, Nazmul Islam 2-22, Mustafizur Rahman 1-29)
Bangladesh won by 28 runs
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