Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 135/6 (4 runs required, RR: 6.75)

  • Timycen Maruma23 (13b)
  • Barinder Sran4-1-31-2
  • Jasprit Bumrah4-0-23-0

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.

Presentation time.

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.

19.6
W
Sran to Chigumbura, OUT, taken and India have won. What a game. Low full toss outside off, Chigumbura toe-ends it to cover and Chahal takes the catch in front of him. India win the series 2-1.

E Chigumbura c Chahal b Sran 16 (34m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Not long ago Dhoni needed four off one ball. Chigs' turn. What is Sran going to do

19.5
4
Sran to Chigumbura, FOUR runs, they get one. Full and wide outside off, Chigs comes down and has a nice, old, swing at it and gets a thick outside edge. Third man is up and that will be four

8 off 2, Zimbabwe need a boundary. India don't

19.4
1
Sran to Maruma, 1 run, excellent bowling. Predictable line but Maruma can only jam it away into the off side for a run. Really good bowling

Chigs walks down to chat with his partner

19.3
0
Sran to Maruma, no run, another wide yorker outside off, just inside the tramline. Maruma misses another. Marginal, but the right call.
19.2
0
Sran to Maruma, no run, oh, excellent comeback. Wide yorker and Maruma cannot get anything. Great bowling

Free hit coming up

19.2
5nb
Sran to Maruma, (no ball) FOUR runs, over cover and that will be four. Very high full toss outside off, Maruma slaps the ball over cover. And a no ball is called. Over waist. Got sufficient behind that to clear cover.
19.2
1w
Sran to Maruma, 1 wide, very very very wide outside off. Maruma gets low to play the scoop but the ball is way too wide outside off. Did not land on the strip.

Dhoni and Sran have a chat. Full and wide? Maruma has to anticipate the line. Sran comes over the wicket

19.1
6
Sran to Maruma, SIX runs, six to start the over. Full on off from Sran, Maruma picks the length, and slogs/heaves/mows (who cares) over midwicket. Enough behind it and way over midwicket. What a start

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

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs | ZIM: 118/5 (21 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.21, RRR: 21.00)

  • Timycen Maruma12 (8b)
  • Elton Chigumbura12 (14b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah4-0-23-0
  • Dhawal Kulkarni4-0-23-2
18.6
1
Bumrah to Maruma, 1 run, full outside off, mis-timed to long-on. Just the one. Makes the equation much harder for Zim now.
18.5
0
Bumrah to Maruma, no run, excellent delivery. A wide yorker and all Maruma can do is squeeze it out, back to the bowler. Dot.

Zimbabwe still well behind this. Need more runs from this over. Many more.

Rajanand: "The most important over of the T-20 Series :)"

18.4
6
Bumrah to Maruma, SIX runs, there is one. A predictable length, shortish on middle and leg. Maruma backs away and slogs it way over midwicket. Fantastic shot. Just enough behind that to clear the boundary

Zimbabwe need at least one boundary in the next three balls

18.3
2
Bumrah to Maruma, 2 runs, terrible timing again. Hitting that back of a length down leg, swatted over midwicket for a couple.
18.2
1
Bumrah to Chigumbura, 1 run, back of a length on leg, Chigs backs away and looks to clear the midwicket boundary, but slaps to long-on for a run. On the bounce to the fielder

Rohan: "How important was Axar's six in the last over of Indian innings.. That shot might well be the difference between these teams."

18.1
1
Bumrah to Maruma, 1 run, good length on off, mis-timed to long-on. Could get nothing substantial behind that

Very tough now for Zimbabwe

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 107/5 (32 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.94, RRR: 16.00)

  • Elton Chigumbura11 (13b)
  • Timycen Maruma2 (3b)
  • Dhawal Kulkarni4-0-23-2
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-12-0
17.6
0
Kulkarni to Chigumbura, no run, excellent end. Awesome bowling. Wide yorker outside off. Chigumbura can't reach it. Left alone and the over is bowled.
17.5
1
Kulkarni to Maruma, 1 run, slower ball outside off, tapped to point. Just one
17.4
0
Kulkarni to Maruma, no run, good length outside off, Maruma stands in his crease but misses his slog. Bounces in front of Dhoni, dot
17.3
1lb
Kulkarni to Chigumbura, 1 leg bye, slower ball on leg, bouncer. Chigs is through his pull too early and the ball pings into his helmet. A scampered leg bye, head bye
17.2
1
Kulkarni to Maruma, 1 run, back of a length on off, honing in on off. Maruma shuffles across to flick to midwicket. Just one
17.1
W
Kulkarni to Waller, OUT, taken. Big wicket. Waller goes. And India have a wicket. Back of a length on off, Waller backs away, tries to steer he ball over short third man but doesn't get the elevation. Bumrah leaps over his head and clings onto a tough chance.

MN Waller c Bumrah b Kulkarni 10 (27m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | ZIM: 104/4 (35 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.11, RRR: 11.66)

  • Elton Chigumbura11 (11b)
  • Malcolm Waller10 (16b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-12-0
  • Axar Patel4-0-18-1
16.6
4
Bumrah to Chigumbura, FOUR runs, length outside off, Chigs dances down and slaps it over cover. Four. Much-needed boundary that
16.5
0
Bumrah to Chigumbura, no run, Chigumbura charges down and gets a huge edge. Dropped by Dhoni
16.4
0
Bumrah to Chigumbura, no run, back of a length outside off, Chigs goes back and pushes into the off side
16.3
1
Bumrah to Waller, 1 run, driven into the cover region

Lowest

141

Previous lowest total defended by India in T20Is - vs Pak for a tie in WT20 2007. The previous lowest total successfully defended was 146 vs Ban in 2016 WT20.

Zimbabwe ahead

59/2

Zimbabwe's score at the end of 10th over. At the same stage, India were 53 for 3.

Masakadza's feat

1

No. of players who have appeared in 50 or more T20Is for Zimbabwe. Hamilton Masakadza becomes the first to play that many T20Is for his country.

Late Blast

43

Runs scored by India in the last 3 overs of the innings - 16 runs in 18th over, 11 in 19th and 16 in 20th. They had scored just 42 runs in 7 overs before that.

MS Dhoni is out

5

No. of consecutive T20I inns where MS Dhoni remained not out, before getting out in this match. His scores in those inns: 13*, 13*, 18*, 15* and 19*.

Career-bests

19

The previous highest score in T20Is for Rayudu and Jadhav. Both the batsmen have gone past that score in this match.

False start

0

No. of times India lost 3 or more wickets in the Powerplays against Zimbabwe in T20Is, in 7 matches. 29 is India's joint 4th-lowest powerplay score in T20Is.

First time on the tour

0

No. of times India batted first on this tour, before this T20I. Zimbabwe batted first in all 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is. They elected to field in this T20I.

Dhoni at the top

324

No. of international matches captained by MS Dhoni, which equals Ricky Ponting's tally at the top of the list