• BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    6.6 bowled im. The legcutter gets Chibhabha. Lands it fuller than a good length on middle, pace well off the ball. No cut on the legcutter, the ball goes skids on through but Chibhabha gets a thick inside edge on his attempted swat over midwicket, clatters into leg and middle stump. A length too full to play the pull? 50/2
    4.3 gone. Masakadza goes. A big wicket for India. Slower delivery outside off, the offcutter. Masakadza, with short fine leg in place, premeditated the scoop. Gets down low, in a good position to execute but doesn't get the pace. A thick leading edge lobs up for Dhoni to take, running to his left. Easy catch 33/1
    5.2 oh my. Mutumbami is writhing in pain. Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, the inswinger jags back prodigiously and swerves back enough to beat the bat. Mutumbami tries to defend it into the off side but it smashes him towards his right hip, near the solar plexus. Seems winded. The physio is out. That one bounced and swung exaggeratedly, may have hit the seam or a crack. Mutumbami is leaving the field, hobbling off in pain 34/1
    13.1 given by the umpire. Raza is run out. Hmm, interesting call. Some flight outside off, Mutoimbodzi steps out but the ball thuds off the pads, towards cover. Mutombodzi calls yes, steps out for the run, hesitation all around, but amid all the chaos, raza is a long way down. He is sent back late, very late. The throw from cover is good to Axar who takes his time to take off the bails but does so in time 98/4
    12.4 the googly and Zimbabwe lose another. Excellently delivered, just outside off, Waller thinks he has width so he tires to open the face and guide a ball towards point but that opened up a gap between pad and bat. The variation creeps through the gap and rattles into off stump 97/3
    15.1 gone. Mutombodzi's struggles continue, and his misery ends. Runs to the pitch of the flighted delivery but doesn't quite get there. As a result, the ball is allowed to spin and skew off the outside half of the bat. No timing, no power, straight to long-off 111/5
    not out
    54
    26
    1
    7
    207.69
    17.1 gone. Chipped to mid-off and another one goes. Back of a length on off, Cremer stands in his crease and lofts the ball but with no timing. Straight to mid-off. 130/6
    not out
    5
    5
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 5, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    170/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.50)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JD Unadkat4.0043010.75102420
    R Dhawan4.0042110.5076110
    JJ Bumrah4.012426.00131200
    AR Patel4.001814.50101000
    YS Chahal4.003819.5081301
    Fall of wickets:1-33 (H Masakadza, 4.3 ov), 1-34 (R Mutumbami, ), 2-50 (CJ Chibhabha, 6.6 ov), 3-97 (MN Waller, 12.4 ov), 4-98 (Sikandar Raza, 13.1 ov), 5-111 (CT Mutombodzi, 15.1 ov), 6-130 (AG Cremer, 17.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    0.1 bowled im first ball. A golden duck for Rahul in his debut. Good length delivery outside off, a hint of away movement. Rahul looks to dab the ball to third man and plays it late. But the ball hits the inside edge and then finds the off stump. What a start for Zimbabwe. 0/1
    7.4 taken. Zimbabwe have another. Full delivery on middle, Mandeep backs away and hits the ball beautifully with a straight bat. But he wanted to go more over cover but hits it to long-off, who runs in and takes a quality grab, diving low in front of him. Had to cover significant ground to get to the opportunity 53/3
    5.5 gone. A wild swing from Rayudu and he is out. Full on off, just keeping it there. Rayudu shimmies down and has a heave at it, across the line. The ball goes under the cross bat and uproots off stump. Vital wicket for Zimbabwe after a few loose overs 44/2
    17.2 gone. Muzarabani salutes. He has Pandey. Full on off, right in the slot for Pandey's big hit but the number of twos have probably fatigued Pandey who plays a tired shot. Gets to the ball late, in his attempted slog, and the ball squirts off the outside half, skied up for deep cover to come in and take 143/5
    12.2 bowled im. A naughty slog across the line and Jadhav chops on. Full and wide outside off, Jadhav walks across and looks to mow over midwicket but gets a thick inside edge which removes off stump 90/4
    not out
    19
    17
    1
    0
    111.76
    19.2 gone. Straight to long-off. just to add to the tension and drama. Overpitched outside off, quite a terrible delivery, but Axar just cannot get under that enough. Smashes it straight to long-off. Enough power but not enough elevation 164/6
    not out
    1
    2
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    13 (lb 2, w 11)
    TOTAL
    168/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.40)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DT Tiripano4.003518.75113130
    N Madziva4.003418.5094040
    T Muzarabani4.003127.7583100
    CJ Chibhabha2.001326.5062000
    Sikandar Raza3.001806.0080110
    AG Cremer3.0035011.6641310
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (KL Rahul, 0.1 ov), 2-44 (AT Rayudu, 5.5 ov), 3-53 (Mandeep Singh, 7.4 ov), 4-90 (KM Jadhav, 12.2 ov), 5-143 (MK Pandey, 17.2 ov), 6-164 (AR Patel, 19.2 ov)

Match Notes

Successive wins

2

No. of consecutive T20I wins for Zimbabwe against India. Before this 2-run win, they had defended 145 at this same venue last year.

Worst possible start

0

No. of times India had lost a wicket off their first ball of the innings in T20Is, before this match. KL Rahul was out a first-ball duck making his T20I debut.

Quick fifty

3

No. of fifties completed in fewer balls than Chigumbura's 25 in this match among Zimbabwe players - Waller (20), Chigumbura (21) and S Williams (20)

Good batting effort

139

Average score for Zimbabwe in the ODI series - 417 runs in 3 matches. They have scored more than that in this first T20I.

Five debutants

0

No. of T20Is where 5 or more players made their debut for India, before this match (excluding the first T20I where all 11 were debutants).