Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs | INDIA: 138/6 | RR: 6.90

  • Axar Patel20 (11b)
  • Dhawal Kulkarni1 (1b)
  • Neville Madziva4-0-32-1
  • Donald Tiripano4-0-20-3

2.45pm Some lusty blows towards the end has brought this game back in India's favour. 51 off the last five overs means India post 138. Jadhav's fifty set it up after a number of early wickets set India back. Zimbabwe will still take this I suspect. Could be a fascinating finish to this tour.

19.6
2
Madziva to Patel, 2 runs, drilled to long-off for another couple. Tag fielding can't prevent the second. 16 off the last over, great comeback from India
19.5
6
Madziva to Patel, SIX runs, six. Vital runs these. Full and wide again, Axar was able to get under that. Maybe a touch too predictable. Axar drills a lofted drive over long-off. Nicely played
19.4
2
Madziva to Patel, 2 runs, and again. The wide yorker outside off, squeezed to long-on for another couple. Easy
19.3
2
Madziva to Patel, 2 runs, full and wide again, good bowling. Not bowling it in the hitting arc, hammered to long-on. Two more
19.2
2
Madziva to Patel, 2 runs, full and wide outside off, skewed to long-off. No timing at all. Two as the ball plonks in the outfield
19.1
1
Madziva to Kulkarni, 1 run, squeezed to midwicket off the full length
19.1
1w
Madziva to Kulkarni, 1 wide, excellent short delivery on middle and leg, Dhawal ducks underneath but a wide is called. Hmm, marginal call

Madziva will finish. The umpires check if the batsmen have crossed. Axar has to go the non-striker's end. Dhawal on strike

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 122/6 | RR: 6.42

  • Axar Patel6 (6b)
  • Donald Tiripano4-0-20-3
  • Tendai Chatara4-1-34-0
18.6
W
Tiripano to Jadhav, OUT, slower legcutting bouncer outside off. Jadhav holes out, did not quite get his heave and mis-timed it in the air. No timing, no distance, elevated enough for Chigumbura to set himself at long-on and complete the sitter

KM Jadhav c Chigumbura b Tiripano 58 (70m 42b 7x4 1x6) SR: 138.09

18.5
4
Tiripano to Jadhav, FOUR runs, four more. Runs coming freely. Strays down leg and Jadhav gets outside the line to just flick past short fine leg. Great stuff
18.4
3
Tiripano to Patel, 3 runs, poor stuff from Zimbabwe. Full and wide outside off, skewed towards the keeper. Waller gets to it and throws at the batsman's end, misses and there will be two overthrows

Vaibhav : "Why is Malcolm Waller behind the stumps today? Isn't Moor a specialist keeper?"

18.3
1
Tiripano to Jadhav, 1 run, slower ball down leg, off the pad and almost rolls back towards the stumps. Jadhav waits to see if it's safe, sets off late but makes the run
18.2
2
Tiripano to Jadhav, 2 runs, slower bouncer outside off, Jadhav comes down and mis-times his pull to deep midwicket. Comes back for two, calls of 'aaja, aaja' (come, come)
18.1
1
Tiripano to Patel, 1 run, full and wide outside off, squeezed towards point

Can India eke their way to 130?

END OF OVER:
18 | 16 Runs | INDIA: 111/5 | RR: 6.16

  • Kedar Jadhav51 (38b)
  • Axar Patel2 (4b)
  • Tendai Chatara4-1-34-0
  • Donald Tiripano3-0-9-2
17.6
4
Chatara to Jadhav, FOUR runs, strays down leg this time, an inside edge onto his pad and past the keeper for four. Quality knock this from Jadhav. Fifty.
17.5
4
Chatara to Jadhav, FOUR runs, lovely shot. Chatara fires this full and wide again, but Jadhav stays back, waits for it and scythes a square drive to the point boundary. Got his hands through that

Pradeep Sinha: ""Zimbabwe really well played, picked up the wickets in regular intervals not letting any partnership to build""

17.4
0
Chatara to Jadhav, no run, well bowled. Full and wide, yorker. Jadhav can't connect. Beaten. Dot.
17.3
1
Chatara to Patel, 1 run, good length outside off, glided to backward point. Maskadza picks up but doesn't have a shy
17.2
1
Chatara to Jadhav, 1 run, full and wide outside off, squeezed to deep cover
17.1
6
Chatara to Jadhav, SIX runs, phew, massive. Full delivery outside off, Jadhav shimmies down and mows the ball with so much power that it carries way over the long-on boundary. Six off the bat

Madziva needs some treatment on his hand, he was the one at short fine leg

END OF OVER:
17 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 95/5 | RR: 5.58

  • Kedar Jadhav36 (33b)
  • Axar Patel1 (3b)
  • Donald Tiripano3-0-9-2
  • Neville Madziva3-0-16-1
16.6
1
Tiripano to Jadhav, 1 run, just short of short fine leg. Slower ball on middle, Jadhav steps out but is early through his swipe. Almost carried
16.5
1
Tiripano to Patel, 1 run, fullish on off, pushed to mid-off for one
16.4
0
Tiripano to Patel, no run, driven to cover this time
16.3
0
Tiripano to Patel, no run, full and wide outside off, Axar looms to drive through the off side but skews it back to the bowler. More signs of the slowness

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