3rd T20I, Harare, Jun 22 2016, India tour of Zimbabwe
(20 ov, target 139)
India won by 3 runs
Player Of The Match
ZIM Innings
Full commentary
end of over 2017 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 135/6CRR: 6.75 
Timycen Maruma23 (13)
Barinder Sran4-1-31-2
Jasprit 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.

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

Sran to Chigumbura, FOUR runs
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

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

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

Free hit coming up

Sran to Maruma, (no ball) FOUR runs
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.
Sran to Maruma, 1 wide
very very very wide outside off. Maruma gets low to play the scoop but the ball is way too wide outside off. Did not land on the strip.

Dhoni and Sran have a chat. Full and wide? Maruma has to anticipate the line. Sran comes over the wicket

Sran to Maruma, SIX runs
six to start the over. Full on off from Sran, Maruma picks the length, and slogs/heaves/mows (who cares) over midwicket. Enough behind it and way over midwicket. What a start

Right then, last over of the tour. Zimbabwe have left themselves with way too much to do. Sran will finish. Dhoni needs some eye drops

end of over 1911 runs
ZIM: 118/5CRR: 6.21 • RRR: 21.00
Timycen Maruma12 (8)
Elton Chigumbura12 (14)
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-23-0
Dhawal Kulkarni4-0-23-2
Bumrah to Maruma, 1 run
full outside off, mis-timed to long-on. Just the one. Makes the equation much harder for Zim now.
Bumrah to Maruma, no run
excellent delivery. A wide yorker and all Maruma can do is squeeze it out, back to the bowler. Dot.

Zimbabwe still well behind this. Need more runs from this over. Many more.

Rajanand: "The most important over of the T-20 Series :)"

Bumrah to Maruma, SIX runs
there is one. A predictable length, shortish on middle and leg. Maruma backs away and slogs it way over midwicket. Fantastic shot. Just enough behind that to clear the boundary

Zimbabwe need at least one boundary in the next three balls

Bumrah to Maruma, 2 runs
terrible timing again. Hitting that back of a length down leg, swatted over midwicket for a couple.
Bumrah to Chigumbura, 1 run
back of a length on leg, Chigs backs away and looks to clear the midwicket boundary, but slaps to long-on for a run. On the bounce to the fielder

Rohan: "How important was Axar's six in the last over of Indian innings.. That shot might well be the difference between these teams."

Bumrah to Maruma, 1 run
good length on off, mis-timed to long-on. Could get nothing substantial behind that

Very tough now for Zimbabwe

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 107/5CRR: 5.94 • RRR: 16.00
Elton Chigumbura11 (13)
Timycen Maruma2 (3)
Dhawal Kulkarni4-0-23-2
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-12-0
Kulkarni to Chigumbura, no run
excellent end. Awesome bowling. Wide yorker outside off. Chigumbura can't reach it. Left alone and the over is bowled.
Kulkarni to Maruma, 1 run
slower ball outside off, tapped to point. Just one
Kulkarni to Maruma, no run
good length outside off, Maruma stands in his crease but misses his slog. Bounces in front of Dhoni, dot
Kulkarni to Chigumbura, 1 leg bye
slower ball on leg, bouncer. Chigs is through his pull too early and the ball pings into his helmet. A scampered leg bye, head bye
Kulkarni to Maruma, 1 run
back of a length on off, honing in on off. Maruma shuffles across to flick to midwicket. Just one
Kulkarni to Waller, OUT
taken. Big wicket. Waller goes. And India have a wicket. Back of a length on off, Waller backs away, tries to steer he ball over short third man but doesn't get the elevation. Bumrah leaps over his head and clings onto a tough chance.
MN Waller c Bumrah b Kulkarni 10 (27m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.82
end of over 177 runs
ZIM: 104/4CRR: 6.11 • RRR: 11.66
Elton Chigumbura11 (11)
Malcolm Waller10 (16)
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-12-0
Axar Patel4-0-18-1
Bumrah to Chigumbura, FOUR runs
length outside off, Chigs dances down and slaps it over cover. Four. Much-needed boundary that
Bumrah to Chigumbura, no run
Chigumbura charges down and gets a huge edge. Dropped by Dhoni
Bumrah to Chigumbura, no run
back of a length outside off, Chigs goes back and pushes into the off side
Bumrah to Waller, 1 run
driven into the cover region