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2nd T20I, Harare, Jul 19 2015, India tour of Zimbabwe
(20 ov, target 146)135/9
Zimbabwe won by 10 runs
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• The Report by Arun Venugopal

Chibhabha, Cremer set up maiden T20 win over India

Chamu Chibhabha and Graeme Cremer played starring roles as Zimbabwe finally coalesced their different strengths into a functional, all-round performance to trip up India by 10 runs in the second T20 international

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Scorer: Binoy
Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe145/7(20 overs)
India135/9(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 135/9CRR: 6.75 
Sandeep Sharma1 (1)
Mohit Sharma3 (3)
Chris Mpofu 3-0-26-1
Taurai Muzarabani 3-0-23-1

The captains share the T20 trophy. Thats all we have for you. Thank you for your company and your comments. Goodbye

Sikandar Raza says It was my first game as captain for Zimbabwe, great honour and the team out there made me feel welcome and the fans made their support felt. We knew we were 10-15 runs short. Basic errors cost us, but like we said our poor run had to come to the end and it came today. I just said if we save one run every over, at the end we would have saved 20 runs. Try to contribute like that and at the end we would come out well. Everything has to come to an end, and now we hope we can win more games for Zimbabwe and give the fans something to cheer about

Ajinkya Rahane says Credit to Zimbabwe, fantastic with the ball and fielded well as well. 145 was achievable, our bowlers did very well, especially in the last five overs. We didnt bat well, we accept that. Lost wickets continuiously. Thats why pressure was built. Played pretty well, in the one-dayers and T20. Disappointed with losing the game today, but overall happy with the boys

Chamu Chibhabha is named the Man of the Match, and he says, Ive put in a lot of work and its come off and Im happy to contribute to a win. Bit slow, bit of bounce and had to work hard for your runs. To be fair, I was happy with the catch more than I was with the bat. We needed to get Binny out, hes been brilliant all series. So happy to take the blinder

4.25 pm Lots of high-fives, lots of hugs. And spare a thought for Sikandar Raza. He did not know he would be captaining the team until the warm-ups when regular captain Elton Chigumbura pulled up with an injury. Took on the responsibility, marshalled his bowlers cleverly and defended a relatively low total. More pleasing will be Zimbabwe finally managing to put up a good bowling effort. The yorkers landed properly, the spinners leg by Graeme Cremer with 3 for 15, strangled India. And then Chris Mpofu and Taurai Muzarabani finished things off: Last five overs only 30 runs, and four wickets! That included a stunning, running, diving, match-turning catch from half-centurion Chamu Chibhabha. Should be Man of the Match, right?

Satish: "India has a growing concern of finding big hitters at the end overs...time to find one before world T20"

Rohit: "India has to lose this one. A lot of dismissals had complacency written all over. Rahane and Vijay's wicket comes to mind here"

Lesnar: "Number 13th ranked team defeating number 2 ranked team #humiliating "

19.6
1
Mpofu to Sandeep, 1 run

low full toss on off stump, clipped away through midwicket. There it is! Zimbabwe share the T20 series 1-1

12 off 1 needed... Well done, Zimbabwe

19.5
1
Mpofu to Sharma, 1 run

lands the yorker on off stump, bunted down the ground

19.4
2
Mpofu to Sharma, 2 runs

Raza moves to his left, throws himself high into the air, hes horizontal with the ground. He looks spectacular, except he cant pull off the catch. Fuller ball ends up being a couple of runs

15 runs off three balls.... last man in is Sandeep Sharma.

19.3
W
Mpofu to Bhuvneshwar, OUT

nine down! It was a low full toss, curling in late. Bhuvi is unable to make connection as he tries a slog. Coventry takes the ball, throws it to the bowler, who in turn underams a direct hit

Bhuvneshwar Kumar run out (†Coventry/Mpofu) 9 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 150
19.2
1b
Mpofu to Sharma, 1 bye

take a bye after Mohit swings and misses at a good length ball outside off. Coventry again couldnt take the ball cleanly.

19.1
3
Mpofu to Bhuvneshwar, 3 runs

finds the yorker on middle, Bhuvi gets an inside edge which wanders away to the fine leg boundary. The fielders - Chakabva and Utseya - end up nearly making a mess of it, and India gamble on that to pick up three. Keeper cant collect the sub Chakabvas throw

Raza shares high-fives with the bowler. Zimbabwe will fancy defending this: 19 needed off the final six balls. Chris Mpofu is the man under pressure. Though not as much as Bhuvi, the batsman

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 127/8CRR: 6.68 RRR: 19.00
Bhuvneshwar Kumar6 (4)
Mohit Sharma0 (0)
Taurai Muzarabani 3-0-23-1
Chris Mpofu 2-0-19-1
18.6
1
Muzarabani to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

another low full toss, which is slugged away along the ground to deep midwicket

18.5
2
Muzarabani to Bhuvneshwar, 2 runs

outside edge skewed through extra cover for a couple of runs.

two wickets and eight balls left, 22 runs to get...

18.4
W
Muzarabani to Axar Patel, OUT

full toss caught at deep midwicket! Great work by Williams running to his left and catching it over his head. The force is with them. This Harare crowd has taken care of that. The players are piling on top of each other in the huddle. Straight forward change to clear the boundary, but Axar doesnt make the requisite connection

Axar Patel c Williams b Muzarabani 13 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 86.66
18.3
Muzarabani to Axar Patel, no run

beautiful yorker. Axar was looking to smash it over the leg side, but then realises that there is no way he could do that and nearly falls over himself while trying to protect his stumps

long-on, deep midwicket and deep square leg in place

18.2
1
Muzarabani to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

sees a fuller ball way outside off, plants that front leg across and scoops it over square leg

18.1
2
Muzarabani to Bhuvneshwar, 2 runs

lands the yorker on middle, Bhuvi works it through midwicket and shows good desperation for the second run

25 off 12, with a pretty full Harare Sports Club on their feet roaring for a miracle. Bhuvi to take his first ball, against Muzarabani

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 121/7CRR: 6.72 RRR: 12.50
Axar Patel13 (13)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar0 (0)
Chris Mpofu 2-0-19-1
Sikandar Raza 2-0-9-0
17.6
Mpofu to Axar Patel, no run

fuller ball quite wide outside off, Axar goes for a slash and misses. Rather the keeper misses, and Mpofu has his hands on his head. Was there actually an edge there?

17.5
4
Mpofu to Axar Patel, FOUR runs

good ball, nice and full just outside off, but Axar has done really well to get a boundary through third man. Waits nicely, plants an open face down on it and picks the gap between short third and point

29 off 14 and India running out of wickets

17.4
W
Mpofu to Samson, OUT

picks out long-on! Harare roars. They are on the cusp here. Mpofu looks skyward and pumps his fists. Bowls length, sees Samson go for the big hit but he hasnt timed it well enough to beat the fielder

Sanju Samson c Waller b Mpofu 19 (24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 79.16

Raza comes up to his bowler for a chat, while Axar gets a change of bat

17.3
1
Mpofu to Axar Patel, 1 run

slower short ball, this time Axar stands still and pulls to wide long-on

Crowd revving up, clapping, yelling

17.2
Mpofu to Axar Patel, no run

leaps down the track, but Mpofu bowls the offcutter short and way wide of off stump. Axar who was also making room barely connects with the bottom of the bat

17.1
2
Mpofu to Axar Patel, 2 runs

back of a length and outside off, nudged through midwicket and the fielder on the boundary takes ages to get in. Axar pinches a good two

Mpofu comes back for his second over, around the wicket... 32 off 18 balls.... Tense

end of over 175 runs
INDIA: 114/6CRR: 6.70 RRR: 10.66
Axar Patel6 (8)
Sanju Samson19 (23)
Sikandar Raza 2-0-9-0
Graeme Cremer 4-0-18-3
16.6
1
Raza to Axar Patel, 1 run

dropped by Cremer at extra cover! Axar is itching for the big hit. Sees the width outside off and throws his bat at it. Connects really well, the fielder has to dive full length to his right. Just evades him

16.5
2
Raza to Axar Patel, 2 runs

down the track and slashed over the covers. Misfield from Muzarabani this time. Took his eyes off the ball at the last minute, thinking about the throw

Best performances - batters
Chamu Chibhabha profile photo
CJ Chibhabha ZIM
67 runs (51)
9 fours
0 six
Control77%
Productive shot
cut shot
14 runs
2 fours
0 six
31510203322
Robin Uthappa portrait
RV Uthappa INDIA
42 runs (25)
9 fours
0 six
Control76%
Productive shot
flick
14 runs
3 fours
0 six
448140318
Best performances - bowlers
Graeme Cremer
AG Cremer ZIM
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Bhuvneshwar Kumar portrait
B Kumar INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Zimbabwe
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Chamu Chibhabha
Chamu Chibhabha
Player Of The Series
Chamu Chibhabha
Chamu Chibhabha
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 442
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 days19 July 2015 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson
Umpires
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Langton Rusere
Zimbabwe Image
Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
Zimbabwe Image
Jeremiah Matibiri
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama