Chibhabha: It was important for me to bat through


Zimbabwe allrounder Chamu Chibhabha admits it was frustrating to get himself in but then not guide his team over the line in the second ODI against India in Harare on Sunday.

Chasing a victory target of 272 to level the three-match series, Chibhabha, who opened the batting, scored 72 but got no real support from the rest of the batting order as the Africans were 209 all out to succumbed to a 62-run defeat.

Chibhabha came out at a crucial time of the innings when his side were still in the game at 130 for four in the 32nd over.

The 28 year-old Chibhabha said after the game: "I was a bit frustrated, since I'd got myself in and it was important for me to bat through and give the team a better chance to win the game.

"But at the end of the day, there are just some things you can't control. Chasing 270 at Harare Sports Club in the afternoon, you've got a chance of winning the game. It's a par score here.

"But losing wickets early on is not going to do us any good, because you can catch up on runs but you can't catch up on wickets. If you lose wickets then you're always going to struggle."

The third match of the series takes place on Tuesday before the teams square off in two T20 matches.