Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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
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.
19.1
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
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
16.6
4
Bumrah to Chigumbura, FOUR runs, length outside off, Chigs dances down and slaps it over cover. Four. Much-needed boundary that
13.4
6
Chahal to Moor, SIX runs, six more. invites the shot again by floating it well outside off, Moor leans on the lofted drive and sends his cover drive a long way over cover. Immediate calls of 'nai, nai' from Dhoni (no, no)
13.1
6
Chahal to Moor, SIX runs, another short long-hop from Chahal. Tear-your-hair bowling, especially because he repeated it again. On off, smashed over midwicket for another six. Nice batting
11.1
6
Chahal to Moor, SIX runs, poor delivery and smashed. Much much better. A long hop down leg, Moor stays back and crashes the pull way over midwicket. Wayy back. Nice execution
8.1
4
Patel to Masakadza, FOUR runs, lovely shot. Flat on middle, Masakadza premeditates the reverse lap, gets low and then helps it on its way past short third man. Deft touch, great batting
7.1
4
Chahal to Sibanda, FOUR runs, rubbish delivery. Short on middle, long-hop. Sibanda hurries back and pulls over midwicket. Easily put away
4.1
4
Sran to Sibanda, FOUR runs, over mid-on for four. Fullish on off, Sibanda steps out, and then heaves the ball over mid-on. Not quite timed but who cares?
3.3
4
Kulkarni to Sibanda, FOUR runs, four more. Good length on off, Sibanda steps out and drills the drive back past the umpire. Not quite full enough but he went after it and got the desired result
3.2
4
Kulkarni to Sibanda, FOUR runs, awful delivery, awful fielding, four. Short, wide outside off. Sibanda goes after it but finds cover point. Jadhav just lets it go through. He has to hobble off too. Not sure what damage he has done
3.1
4
Kulkarni to Sibanda, FOUR runs, superb shot. Shot of the day? Full and wide, swinging away. Sibanda shuffles down, and then offers the full face of the bat. Lofts the ball over mid-off, exemplary timing. Straight bat.
2.2
4
Sran to Masakadza, FOUR runs, superb shot. Overpitched outside off, Masakadza smashes the straight drive, just misses the stumps. Exceptional timing and four.
1.1
4
Kulkarni to Chibhabha, FOUR runs, over the infield. Better. Good length delivery outside off, some away swing. Lofted over mid-on with a flat-batted swat. Not great timing but enough to get it over the fielder and to the boundary

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