Player of the Match
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543dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India edge thriller to seal series 2-1

Zimbabwe came within one hit of sealing their first-ever win in a T20I series of more than one match, but India ultimately prevailed to shade the third T20I by three runs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KM Jadhav
58(42) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 12 8 4 8 7 6 11
V Sibanda
28(23) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 3 6 5 9 4

Best performances - Bowlers

DT Tiripano
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DS Kulkarni
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Series result

India won the 3-match series 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.25, Interval 14.25-14.45, Second Session 14.45-16.10

Match days

22 June 2016 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 135/6 (4 runs required, RR: 6.75)

  • T Maruma23 (13b)
  • BB Sran4-1-31-2
  • JJ Bumrah4-0-23-0

Zimbabwe needed a four off the last delivery to win it today. Here's a look at five ODIs that were decided by final-ball boundaries.

4.30pm Superb finish. A sensational match, India defend 138 to end up victors of the T20 series 2-1. 21 off the last over, Sran lost his head and his line but came back to keep Zimbabwe's batsmen in check. India had just enough in the end, it seemed, to get over the line. Zimbabwe got a strong start to their chase, but fell away in the middle with some limp batting. Even with a late surge, it wasn't enough.

Presentation time.

Barinder Sran is the Man of the Series: "21 runs is a lot for the final over. i was confident we were going to win. Started with a different plan but then changed."

Kedar Jadhav is the Man of the Match

Graeme Cremer: "Disappointing, but happy with the way the guys fought. One-day series was a tough beating. Nice to get a few more games. If we carry on playing, we'll get better."

MS Dhoni: "usually in this format, the games get close. Zimbabwe did well, bowled well. They need more games to get better. Difficult one, we did what was right to put in the opposition (in the ODIs). Right way to play cricket. Fast bowling department, we need a good pool of players. Now we can proudly say we have 10-12 players who can play. Important to turn up for India. Personally I feel we got more from the T20s than the ODIs.

19.6
W
Sran to Chigumbura, OUT, taken and India have won. What a game. Low full toss outside off, Chigumbura toe-ends it to cover and Chahal takes the catch in front of him. India win the series 2-1.

E Chigumbura c Chahal b Sran 16 (34m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Not long ago Dhoni needed four off one ball. Chigs' turn. What is Sran going to do

19.5
4
Sran to Chigumbura, FOUR, they get one. Full and wide outside off, Chigs comes down and has a nice, old, swing at it and gets a thick outside edge. Third man is up and that will be four

8 off 2, Zimbabwe need a boundary. India don't

19.4
1
Sran to Maruma, 1 run, excellent bowling. Predictable line but Maruma can only jam it away into the off side for a run. Really good bowling

Chigs walks down to chat with his partner

19.3
0
Sran to Maruma, no run, another wide yorker outside off, just inside the tramline. Maruma misses another. Marginal, but the right call.
19.2
0
Sran to Maruma, no run, oh, excellent comeback. Wide yorker and Maruma cannot get anything. Great bowling

Free hit coming up

19.2
5nb
Sran to Maruma, (no ball) FOUR, over cover and that will be four. Very high full toss outside off, Maruma slaps the ball over cover. And a no ball is called. Over waist. Got sufficient behind that to clear cover.

Lowest

141

Previous lowest total defended by India in T20Is - vs Pak for a tie in WT20 2007. The previous lowest total successfully defended was 146 vs Ban in 2016 WT20.

Zimbabwe ahead

59/2

Zimbabwe's score at the end of 10th over. At the same stage, India were 53 for 3.

Masakadza's feat

1

No. of players who have appeared in 50 or more T20Is for Zimbabwe. Hamilton Masakadza becomes the first to play that many T20Is for his country.

Late Blast

43

Runs scored by India in the last 3 overs of the innings - 16 runs in 18th over, 11 in 19th and 16 in 20th. They had scored just 42 runs in 7 overs before that.

MS Dhoni is out

5

No. of consecutive T20I inns where MS Dhoni remained not out, before getting out in this match. His scores in those inns: 13*, 13*, 18*, 15* and 19*.

Career-bests

19

The previous highest score in T20Is for Rayudu and Jadhav. Both the batsmen have gone past that score in this match.

False start

0

No. of times India lost 3 or more wickets in the Powerplays against Zimbabwe in T20Is, in 7 matches. 29 is India's joint 4th-lowest powerplay score in T20Is.

First time on the tour

0

No. of times India batted first on this tour, before this T20I. Zimbabwe batted first in all 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is. They elected to field in this T20I.

Dhoni at the top

324

No. of international matches captained by MS Dhoni, which equals Ricky Ponting's tally at the top of the list