Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.3 as far as catches go, it can't get simpler than that. It was a delicious half-volley outside off, Masakadza's eyes lit up and he threw his bat at that, but didn't transfer any weight whatsoever forward, as the thick edge flew to Bumrah who took a regulation catch at third man. He perhaps played for some inswing when there was none. Sran looks up to the skies to thank the gods. First one in the bag for him today 19/1
    9.6 the bluff, or was it unintended? Two deliveries that moved away, this one comes back in from the off stump. Chibhabha is caught on the crease and by surprise as the ball thuds into his pad as he looks to awkwardly work it across the line. The umpire had no doubt whatsoever. That would have crashed into the stumps. 39/3
    6.2 indecision in footwork has consumed him. Moor hopped back when he could have well prodded forward, and ends up getting into a tangle as the ball nips back in to hit him in front of middle. He pushed outside the line of the delivery too. Sran's morning just got better 21/2
    27.4 oh my, Sibanda has given it away. There go Zimbabwe's hopes! It was a length delivery well outside off and Sibanda went ahead with a big slog-sweep, but the ball turned a fair bit and took a leading edge that went really high. Enough time for Jadhav to come forward and to his left for an easy catch 107/6
    25.2 he tries to break the shackles but he's holed out to long-on! It was pitched up around off, Raza went across the line and tried to clear the fielder in the deep but found him pretty comfortably. Kedar Jadhav it was 106/4
    25.3 oh, he's gone first ball, Chahal has him lbw! It looked very close and umpire Langton Rusere gave it out confidently. Looks like the flighted ball pitched on leg and turned just enough to come back towards the stumps as Chigumbura came forward to defend but missed. Replays show it pitched on leg and would have hit middle and leg. So all good with the decision 106/5
    30.2 inside edge as the ball nips in sharply and the finger goes up! Short delivery that pitched well outside off and jagged in sharply off the pitch to get a faint inside edge and Dhoni did the rest by going to his left. Mutumbami shakes his head, but replays show there was something the ball touched on its way. Looks like bat unless more replays suggest otherwise 112/7
    not out
    31.4 that one pitched outside off, this one on off and then knocks it over! Nice seam position of the ball as it was back of length and held its line, making Chatara wanting to flick it to leg but the movement beat him and struck top of off 115/8
    34.3 more flight and using the angle to aim for the stumps, loud appeal and Gould gives it out after a couple of seconds! It was like a flighted slider as Muzarabani went forward to defend and was struck right in front 126/10
    absent hurt
    10 (lb 4, nb 1, w 5)
    126 all out (34.3 Overs, RR: 3.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Hamilton Masakadza, 4.3 ov), 2-21 (Peter Moor, 6.2 ov), 3-39 (Chamu Chibhabha, 9.6 ov), 4-106 (Sikandar Raza, 25.2 ov), 5-106 (Elton Chigumbura, 25.3 ov), 6-107 (Vusi Sibanda, 27.4 ov), 7-112 (Richmond Mutumbami, 30.2 ov), 8-115 (Tendai Chatara, 31.4 ov), 9-126 (Taurai Muzarabani, 34.3 ov)
    BB Sran611722.83271010
    DS Kulkarni913123.44372000
    JJ Bumrah602714.50274030
    AR Patel7.302212.93312010
    YS Chahal622534.16231101

Match Notes

Rayudu vs Zimbabwe


Rayudu's average against Zimbabwe in ODIs. He has scored 369 runs in 7 inns with 4 not outs. With 41* in this match, his overall ODI average has gone above 50.

KL Rahul's another record


Runs scored by KL Rahul before getting out for the first time in ODIs, which is the highest by an India batsman beating Woorkeri Raman's 103.

Collapse in no time


Zimbabwe's score at the end of 25th over. But before the 35th over got completed, they got all out at the score of 126.

Successive maidens


Maidens bowled by Chahal - his 5th and 6th over of the innings. In the first 4 overs, he had conceded 25 runs without any wicket. He took 3 wkts in those 2 maiden overs.

Sibanda gets going


Sibanda's average against India in ODIs and SR of 50.86, before this match. In 13 innings, just once he scored 50+. Today he reached 50 in 58 balls

False starts


No. of fifty opening stands by Zimbabwe in their last ten ODIs against India. Zimbabwe's first wicket has averaged just 16.8 in those ten innings.