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.
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.
Not long ago Dhoni needed four off one ball. Chigs' turn. What is Sran going to do
8 off 2, Zimbabwe need a boundary. India don't
Chigs walks down to chat with his partner
Free hit coming up
Dhoni and Sran have a chat. Full and wide? Maruma has to anticipate the line. Sran comes over the wicket
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
Zimbabwe still well behind this. Need more runs from this over. Many more.
Rajanand: "The most important over of the T-20 Series :)"
Zimbabwe need at least one boundary in the next three balls
Rohan: "How important was Axar's six in the last over of Indian innings.. That shot might well be the difference between these teams."
Very tough now for Zimbabwe