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1st T20I, Harare, July 17, 2015, India tour of Zimbabwe
(20 ov, T:179) 124/7

India won by 54 runs

Player Of The Match
India Innings
Zimbabwe Innings
Match Flow
India  (20 ovs maximum)
Ajinkya Rahane (c)c Masakadza b Cremer33324420103.12
Murali Vijay run out (Sikandar Raza)34193551178.94
Robin Uthappa not out 39355720111.42
Manish Pandey c Sikandar Raza b Mpofu19192311100.00
Kedar Jadhav c Masakadza b Mpofu971010128.57
Stuart Binny c Cremer b Mpofu116801183.33
Harbhajan Singh not out 83310266.66
Extras(b 8, lb 3, nb 1, w 13)25
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.90, 92 Mins)178/5
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Murali Vijay, 6.6 ov), 2-82 (Ajinkya Rahane, 9.2 ov), 3-127 (Manish Pandey, 15.2 ov), 4-150 (Kedar Jadhav, 17.3 ov), 5-166 (Stuart Binny, 19.1 ov)
Prosper Utseya403007.5051010
Chris Mpofu403338.2572030
15.2 to MK Pandey, slower ball magic. Pandey was looking to smash this as well, but is found short because there is absolutely no pace on it. He was looking to find the sightscreen, instead he slices the ball off the bottom of the bat to long-off. 127/3
17.3 to KM Jadhav, full and wide outside off, Jadhav tries to get under it and slice it over the three men square on the off side. Doesn't get enough power behind it because it comes off a bit slowly. Hami M completes a simple catch. 150/4
19.1 to STR Binny, starts off with a short one, Binny swings hard. But he doesn't time it. Big hit is comfortably taken at deep midwicket. Slower balls people, slower balls for the win. 166/5
Taurai Muzarabani3036012.0055110
Neville Madziva4046011.5054131
Graeme Cremer412015.00110110
9.2 to AM Rahane, does him in flight! Excellent bowling from Cremer. Loops it up to draw Rahane onto the front foot and think about hitting against the turn. And then a hint of turn and the slow pace of the deck takes care of the rest. Leading edge loops over to point. 82/2
Sikandar Raza10202.0040000
Zimbabwe  (T: 179 runs from 20 ovs)
Hamilton Masakadza c Jadhav b Patel28244012116.66
Chamu Chibhabha c Pandey b Harbhajan Singh2327342185.18
Charles Coventry c Rahane b Harbhajan Singh10101001100.00
Elton Chigumbura (c) b Patel1320033.33
Sikandar Raza  b Patel1017260058.82
Craig Ervine run out (Sharma)28120025.00
Graeme Cremer  b Sharma914190064.28
Prosper Utseya not out 1371811185.71
Neville Madziva not out 1410911140.00
Extras(lb 6, w 8)14
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.20, 89 Mins)124/7
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Chamu Chibhabha, 8.1 ov), 2-64 (Hamilton Masakadza, 9.2 ov), 3-66 (Elton Chigumbura, 9.6 ov), 4-68 (Charles Coventry, 10.5 ov), 5-82 (Craig Ervine, 13.4 ov), 6-90 (Sikandar Raza, 15.6 ov), 7-98 (Graeme Cremer, 17.4 ov)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar402205.50121110
Sandeep Sharma3034011.3382320
Mohit Sharma30812.66131000
17.4 to AG Cremer, instant relief for Mohit. Its the fuller, slower ball on off stump. Cremer goes for the slog too early. Misses. Bowler hits. 98/7
Axar Patel401734.25111000
9.2 to H Masakadza, hes been sweeping quite well. But with pace off the ball, and him getting under the ball a bit too much, Hami M has guided the ball down the throat of short fine leg. 64/2
9.6 to E Chigumbura, through him! Thats the arm ball from Axar. Skids through before Chigumbura knew what was happening, middle pole out of the ground. 66/3
15.6 to Sikandar Raza, made his intentions a bit too early by running down the track. Axar bowls the flatter ball, cramps Raza, who tries to defend. Offers a gap between bat and pad, the ball hurtles through and knocks leg stump. 90/6
Harbhajan Singh402927.25110210
8.1 to CJ Chibhabha, excellent take from Pandey running to his left from long-on. Chibhabha ran down the track to smash it down the ground. But he gets it off the very bottom of the bat. Too much height, not enough power. Pandey covers a lot of ground, slides as well, keeps his eyes on the prize and wins it. 55/1
10.5 to CK Coventry, pops a simple little catch to short midwicket. Its a short ball, he could have picked his spot. But instead he forgets to keep the flick down and throws it away. 68/4
Stuart Binny20804.0050000
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  • India innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 58 runs, 0 wicket)
  • India: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 32 balls (AM Rahane 20, M Vijay 27, Ex 4)
  • India: 100 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 15
  • India: 150 runs in 17.2 overs (105 balls), Extras 23
  • Innings Break: India - 178/5 in 20.0 overs (RV Uthappa 39, Harbhajan Singh 8)
  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (H Masakadza 24, CJ Chibhabha 21, Ex 5)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 14
Harare Sports Club
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Axar Patel
Series resultIndia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 440
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.20, Interval 14.20-14.40, Second Session 14.40-16.00
Match days17 July 2015 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
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Kedar Jadhav
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Manish Pandey
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Sandeep Sharma
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Stuart Binny
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Neville Madziva
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Taurai Muzarabani
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