Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6s
    SR
    17.2 sharp take from Masakadza at slip. On a length and outside off, Rahane is undone by extra bounce. Rahane chases as he aims to run it towards third man. He only manages a thick edge, which is snaffled by Masakadza, moving to his right and pouching it around chest height 60/2
    3.2 Vitori strikes.. Good length and in the channel outside off. Vijay is ordinarily good at leaving balls but he can't resist his temptation here. He pushes away from the body and edges it to Sibanda at second slip. Not a happy return to ODIs for Vijay 9/1
    not out
    124
    133
    199
    12
    1
    93.23
    20.4 Chibhabha gets Tiwary, umpire Tiffin's finger goes up. Reward for probing bowling. Pitched up, smacks Tiwary on the front pad bang in front of middle. Again, Tiwary did not move his feet much as he attempted a defensive push. This would have rattled the leg stump 74/3
    21.3 a direct hit at the non-strikers' end and Uthappa is in trouble. They go to the TV umpire. Uthappa has to go, he bags a duck. He drops this full ball near short cover and calls for a risky single. Raza sprints to his right, swoops down on the ball and under-arm flicks it onto the furniture. Two wickets in two overs and India slip to 77 for 4 77/4
    24.2 edged and Chibhabha has his second scalp. He is pleased as punch. Back of a length and outside off (not all that short), Jadhav is crease-bound as he aims to cut it away. However, he does not connect properly and nicks it behind. Umpire Tiffin raises his finger again; India are rattled 87/5
    48.5 Binny swings and edges it behind. Pushed full and wide outside off, Tiripano rolls his fingers across this cutter. Binny's balance is a mess as he looks to kitchen-sink it away. He can only manage an outside edge to Mutumbami. End of a rapid stand, the highest sixth-wicket stand for India 247/6
    not out
    2
    3
    5
    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    10 (lb 2, w 8)
    TOTAL
    255/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (M Vijay, 3.2 ov), 2-60 (AM Rahane, 17.2 ov), 3-74 (MK Tiwary, 20.4 ov), 4-77 (RV Uthappa, 21.3 ov), 5-87 (KM Jadhav, 24.2 ov), 6-247 (STR Binny, 48.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    T Panyangara9.215305.67295100
    BV Vitori906317.00258110
    DT Tiripano8.414825.53286010
    CJ Chibhabha1022522.50451020
    AG Cremer1004704.70272100
    SC Williams301705.6672000
  • BATSMEN
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    12.2 Binny strikes back! Dragged short, not much bite in it. It should have been put away, instead Sibanda mis-hits the pull. Harbhajan swallows it at mid-on. Good overhead catch 47/2
    4.5 outswinger with loads of extra extra bounce nabs Chibhabha. He is crease-bound as he spars at it and gets a thickish outside edge, which flies to Rahane at second slip. Good, sharp catch around head height 16/1
    22.6 Hami M falls. Alarming turn and bounce. Might have held up in the pitch as well. Hami M was surprised by it as he just chips it tamely to Tiwary at point off the outside half of the bat. Hami M yanked his bottom hand off the bat as he met the ball 89/3
    not out
    104
    101
    157
    8
    1
    102.97
    24.2 Axar takes out Williams for a duck. He gives this more air outside off, grips in the surface and rips through the bat-pad gap to hit the top of middle and off. Zimbabwe fall behind in the chase 94/4
    32.5 another half-tracker, Raza goes for a pull and gifts his wicket. He makes a mess of the pull as he mistimes it in the air. Axar runs in from deep midwicket, flings himself forward and snaps it up. First ODI wicket for Harbhajan in four years 142/5
    37.4 Binny rolls his fingers across this one. Mutumbai targets the leg side with a flick but ends up spooning a leading edge to Harbhajan at mid-off. He runs to his right and takes it. They check for a possible no-ball. Binny is okay 160/6
    48.6 What have you done Cremer? Full toss outside the leg stump, he goes for a reverse-sweep and hits it right into the lap of Binny at backward point. The wide has helped him get the wicket, but India needed Chigumbura's wicket 246/7
    not out
    1
    1
    5
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    18 (b 8, lb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    251/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (CJ Chibhabha, 4.5 ov), 2-47 (V Sibanda, 12.2 ov), 3-89 (H Masakadza, 22.6 ov), 4-94 (SC Williams, 24.2 ov), 5-142 (Sikandar Raza, 32.5 ov), 6-160 (R Mutumbami, 37.4 ov), 7-246 (AG Cremer, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar1013513.50424010
    DS Kulkarni906016.66284170
    STR Binny1005425.40284100
    Harbhajan Singh1004614.60365010
    AR Patel1014124.10344000
    MK Tiwary10606.0031000

Match Notes

Chasing problems

6-22

Zimbabwe's win-loss record when chasing targets between 240 and 275, in ODIs since the start of 2005

Rayudu's favourite country

112.5

Rayudu's ODI average in Zimbabwe. In four innings he has scored 225 runs and been dismissed only twice

Run-fest in last 10

90

Runs scored by India in the last ten overs; after 40, India were 165 for 5

Rayudu's highest

124*

Ambati Rayudu's score, his highest in ODIs. His previous best was 121*, v SL in 2014

Five down early

4

Number of times India have been five down for less than 100 in ODIs v Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe - lost 2, won 1.

Slow and Steady

4.20

India's average run rate in the first ten overs in ODIs in Zimbabwe since 2010, lower than all countries except in SA and WI

Vijay's ODI struggles

18.1

Vijay's average in 14 ODI innings, with a highest of 33