India defeated Zimbabwe by 71 runs in the last game of the Super 12 stage in the ICC T20 World Cup.
Yadav scored 61 not out off just 25 balls as India finished with 186-5 in 20 overs. He hit 6 fours and 4 sixes in his scintillating knock against the African nation.
In reply, Zimbabwe struggled to get going against India’s pacers.
It was reduced to 36-5 in 7.3 overs. Wesley Madhevere and Regis Chakabva were out for ducks while Craig Ervine and Sean Williams only managed to score 13 and 11, respectively.
Sikandar Raza put up some resistance with 34 off 24 balls, before he was out caught off Pandya.
Raza also took one wicket and conceded just 18 runs from three overs. He became the first ever cricketer to hit 500+ runs and take 25+ wickets in a calendar year in T20Is.
Ryan Burl hit five fours and a six to score 35 off 22 balls.
Ashwin then struck late to pick up three wickets in 10 balls to help finish off the match.