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Zim vs Ind, 1st T20: Elton Chigumbura's unbeaten 54 stars as hosts shock India

Published Jun 18, 2016, 4:03 pm IST
Updated Jun 18, 2016, 8:12 pm IST
India required 8 runs from the last over but were unable to cross the line.
MS Dhoni and Co will want repeat their ODI series success in T20s against Zimbabwe. (Photo: AFP)
 MS Dhoni and Co will want repeat their ODI series success in T20s against Zimbabwe. (Photo: AFP)

Harare: Zimbabwe have bounced back in style to win the first T20I of the three-match series here against India on Saturday.

IND 168-6 (20 overs)

20th over: IND 168-6 (Dhoni 19, Rishi Dhawan 1)

Zimbabwe win it! A brilliant last over by Madziva and Zimbabwe have bounced back in style to win the first T20I of the three-match series.

19th over: IND 163-5 (Patel 18, Dhoni 16)

Axar Patel again! After stuttering in between Axar Patel smashed a six and a four which now means India have just 8 runs needed to win in the last over.

18th over: IND 150-5 (Dhoni, Axar Patel 6)

Axar with the big hit! Manish Pandey departed after scoring 48 runs. New batsman Axar Patel launched a huge hit.


17th over: IND 142-4 (Pandey 48, Dhoni 13)

Tiripano was all over! Donald Tiripano bowled plenty of wides in this over as India need 29 runs to win from the last 3 overs.

16th over: IND 130-4 (Pandey 44, Dhoni 11)

Cool and calm Dhoni, Pandey! Both the Indian batsmen are ensuring they don't leave any loose balls as pressure now is on the Zimbabwe bowlers.

15th over: IND 118-4 (Pandey 38, Dhoni 7)

Dhoni in command! MS Dhoni has read the situation very well and is keeping the scoreboard ticking.

14th over: IND 108-4 (Pandey 34, Dhoni 1)


Pandey registers consecutive sixes! Manish Pandey struck back-to-back sixes off Cremer's bowling as India now need 63 runs from the last 6 overs.

13th over: IND 92-4 (Pandey 18, MS Dhoni 1)

Jadhav departs! Muzarabani sent Kedar Jadhav back for 19. Indian skipper MS Dhoni has joined Pandey out in the middle.

12th over: IND 89-3 (Pandey 16, Jadhav 19)

India need to step up! Only one boundary came up in this Cremer over.

11th over: IND 79-3 (Pandey 13, Jadhav 13)

Jadhav smashes it! Kedar Jadhav smashed a huge six over long-on. Too much of flight and Jadhav was able to get underneath the delivery. It's getting close.


10th over: IND 69-3 (Pandey 11, Jadhav 6)

Cremer in! The Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer introduced himself into the attack and was welcomed with a massive hit by Manish Pandey.

9th over: IND 60-3 (Pandey 3, Jadhav 5)

Raza continues tight bowling! Sikandar Raza is bowling some really tight lines, his second over going for just 5 runs.

8th over: IND 55-3 (Pandey 2, Kedar Jadhav 1)

Mandeep departs! After going great guns, Mandeep departed after scoring 31 runs. His knock was laced with five boundaries.

7th over: IND 47-2 (Mandeep 25, Pandey 1)


Raza shines! Sikandar Raza, who was introduced into the attack gave away just 3 runs.

6th over: IND 44-2 (Mandeep 23, Manish Pandey 0)

Rayudu departs! Ambati Rayudu's brief stay at the crease came to an end, courtesy Chamu Chibhabha. Rayudu added 19 runs to the Indian run-chase and was looking in good touch.

5th over: IND 39-1 (Mandeep 18, Rayudu 19)

Rayudu joins the party! Ambati Rayudu registered two boundaries as both the Indian batsmen have accelerated their scoring. Zimbabwe are sloppy in the field.

4th over: IND 29-1 (Mandeep 17, Rayudu 10)


Mandeep fires! Back-to-back boundaries by Mandeep Singh and he's having a great debut.

3rd over: IND 16-1 (Mandeep 5, Rayudu 10)

Tiripano on target! Donald Tiripano, who took Rahul's wicket was on target giving away just 3 runs in this over.

2nd over: IND 13-1 (Mandeep 4, Rayudu 8)

Confident Mandeep! The other opener Mandeep Singh struck a beautiful boundary through the gap at cover.

1st over: IND 8-1 (Mandeep Singh 0, Ambati Rayudu 8)

KL Rahul goes for a duck! Indian opener KL Rahul was welcomed with a golen duck on his T20I debut, courtesy Donald Tiripano.


Harare: Elton Chigumbura's unbeaten 26-ball 54 runs has laid the foundation for Zimbabwe to pull off their first upset as the hosts have set a mammoth 171-run target, here in the first of the three-match T20I against India on Saturday.

ZIM 170-6 (20 overs)

20th over: ZIM 170-6 (Chigumbura 54, Madziva 5)

Chigumbura, take a bow! Elton Chigumbura powers Zimbabwe to 170-6 after 20 overs.

19th over: ZIM 155-6 (Chigumbura 42, Madziva 3)


Unadkat completely off target! Elton Chigumbura has smashed the ball on the roof and he's looking in red hot form. Add to India's problems, Unadkat has bowled 2 wides.

18th over: ZIM 134-6 (Chigumbura 24, Neville Madziva 4)

Bumrah strikes this time! Bumrah sent the Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer for just 4 runs.

17th over: ZIM 130-5 (Chigumbura 22, Cremer 4)

Chigumbura lights it up! Chigumbura smashed a couple of sixes to light up the match.

16th over: ZIM 115-5 (Chigumbura 9, Graeme Cremer 2)

Patel comes back strong! Axar Patel struck in this over as Mutombodzi, who tried to go down the track, found the fielder at long-off. He departed after scoring 3 runs.


15th over: ZIM 111-4 (Chigumbura 7,  Mutombodzi 3)

Chahal over steps! It was quite an odd sight to see a spinner bowl a no-ball. Elton Chigumbura punished the Indian tweaker smashing a maximum from the free-hit.

14th over: ZIM 100-4 (Elton Chigumbura 1, Mutombodzi 2)

Raza departs! Sikandar Raza walked back after being run out. Raza scored 20 runs.

13th over: ZIM 98-3 (Raza 20, Tinotenda Mutombodzi 1)

Chahal strikes! Malcolm Waller, who was going great could not gauge the google by Chahal and departed after adding 30 runs to the Zimbabwe total.


12th over: ZIM 91-2 (Raza 19, Waller 25)

Dhawan continues to leak runs! It's definitely not Rishi Dhawan's day today as he's given away 42 runs in his 4 overs.

11th over: ZIM 80-2 (Raza 18, Waller 16)

Yuzi into the attack! Yuzvendra Chahal, who has loads of T20 experience was unable to find the breakthrough in his first over.

10th over: ZIM 72-2 (Raza 16, Waller 10)

Zimbabwe doing it well! Raza now is looking to shoulder the responsibility to ensure the hosts put up a decent total on the board.

9th over: ZIM 67-2 (Raza 15, Waller 6)


Rishi Dhawan expensive! Althouhg picking up the wicket of Chibhabha, Rishi Dhawan is turning out to be expensive among the Indian bowlers, this over going for 10 runs.

8th over: ZIM 57-2 (Raza 6, Malcolm Waller 5)

Spin introduced! Axar Patel joined the attack, but went for 7 runs in his first over.

7th over: ZIM 50-2 (Raza 4)

Chibhabha departs! After striking exquisite shots, Chamu Chibhabha's brief stay came to an end after Rishi Dhawan cleaned up the Zimbabwe batsman.

6th over: ZIM 41-1 (Chibhabha 13, Sikandar Raza 2)

Mutumbami retired hurt! It was not a good sight to see Richmond Mutumbami being helped off the field after Unadkat's delivery hit him right in the rib cage.


5th over: ZIM 33-1 (Chibhabha 7, Richmond Mutumbami 0)

Bumrah strikes! Jasprit Bumrah spoiled the party for Masakadza after the Zimbabwe batsman played a blinder of an innings to depart for a 15-ball 25 runs.

4th over: ZIM 33-0 (Chibhabha 7, Masakadza 25)

Masakadza looking dangerous! Hamilton Masakadza struck two huge sixes in this over and is looking really dangerous. Indian skipper MS Dhoni's got some thinking to do.

3rd over: ZIM 20-0 (Chibhabha 7, Masakadza 12)

Runs flowing freely! Chamu Chibhabha has joined the party as both openers now are attacking the Indian bowlers.


2nd over: ZIM 14-0 (Chibhabha 2, Masakadza 11)

Zimbabwe fire back! Hamilton Masakadza struck the first maximum of the match and the intent from the openers is very positive.

1st over: ZIM 2-0 (Chamu Chibhabha 1, Hamilton Masakadza 1)

Good start by Unadkat! A couple of false shots by the Zimbabwe batsmen was seen in this over. However, only 2 runs were given.

Harare: MS Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bowl as India-Zimbabwe square-off in the first T20 against Zimbabwe on Saturday. 


KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal and Rishi Dhawan are making their T20 debuts.

After crushing Zimbabwe in the three-match ODI series 3-0, India will be keen to continue their domination against the hometeam.

Read: IND vs ZIM: 4 cricketers whose career ended in Zimbabwe

The Graeme Cremer-led side was no match to Team India’s new-look outfit under the leadership of MS Dhoni. While Indian bowlers dominated the show, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Faiz Fazal and Karun Nair played their part in India’s cleansweep in ODIs.

However, Dhoni, while eager to continue team’s fine show in the African nation, will be more than happy if other batsmen get a go against Zimbabwe. The hosts, meanwhile, will want to put up a much-improved display if they want to trouble the Indian side.


Location: Zimbabwe, Harare, Harare