Match Day

1351dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Chigumbura 54* sets up narrow Zimbabwe win

Zimbabwe, outclassed in all three ODIs, pulled off their second successive 20-over win over India, shading a match of exceedingly tiny margins by two runs to go 1-0 up in the T20I series

1351dKarthik Krishnaswamy

Chigumbura shows India what they lack

India's T20 side lacks a genuine power hitter. Zimbabwe have one with a strike rate and six-hitting frequency comparable to the world's best

Preview

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).

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.

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)

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.

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.