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Zim vs Ind, 2nd T20: Mandeep (52*), Rahul (47*) guide India to 10-wicket win

Published Jun 20, 2016, 4:08 pm IST
Updated Jun 20, 2016, 7:25 pm IST
Team India level series 1-1; Sran (4/10), Bumrah (3/11) shine with the ball.
KL Rahul in action against Zimbabwe during the second T20 in Harare on Monday. (Photo: AFP)
 KL Rahul in action against Zimbabwe during the second T20 in Harare on Monday. (Photo: AFP)

Harare: India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to level the three-match T20I series 1-1 here on Monday.

India innings


IND 103/0; Mandeep 52, Rahul 47

14th over: And that's it, Mandeep brings up his half-century in style as India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to level series 1-1.

IND 98/0; Rahul 47, Mandeep 48

13th over: Mandeep hits a boundary and takes a single, unbeaten on 48. It seems the lad will miss his half-century by a whisker.

IND 93/0; Rahul 46, Mandeep 43

12th over: Raza brought into the attack but there is no chance Zimbabwe can save this match now, nine off the over and India - one hit away.

IND 84/0; Rahul 45, Mandeep 35

11th over: Cremer to Rahul - SIX runs! The right-hander is a bright prospect for Indian cricket, he is inching towards his 50.


IND 74/0; Rahul 37, Mandeep 33

9th over and 10th over: Rahul joins the sixer party, 13 off the over. India is taking sweet revenge. Chihaba conceded 23 off his two overs. India need 26 off 60 balls now.

IND 61/0; Rahul 28, Mandeep 30

8th over: Six runs off the Cremer over, India are close to level the series 1-1.

IND 55/0; Rahul 25, Mandeep 29

7th over: Mandeep goes for the big one, Chihaba gets the treatment. SIX! 10 runs off the over.

IND 45/0; Rahul 23, Mandeep 21

6th over: Skipper Cremer brings himself into the attack; Mandeep steals a boundary off the very second ball. It was a flat delivery down the leg.


IND 37/0; Rahul 21, Mandeep 15

5th over: One delivery outside the off stump to Rahul and he smashes it for four runs. India are racing here; nine off the over.

IND 28/0; Rahul 14, Mandeep 13

4th over: Mandeep is on fire, the ball goes through two fielders who had no clue. FOUR! The right-hander slams the second ball of the over for another four runs, he is in a hurry to finish things off here.

IND 18/0; Rahul 13, Mandeep 4

3rd over: Madziva starts his second over, FOUR runs! Rahul looking good today. Two more runs added in the over. India should be able to finish it within 13 overs.


IND 7/0; Rahul 4, Mandeep 2

2nd over: WOW! Terrific running between the wickets, India need not hurry but this is smart cricket; five off the over.

IND 2/0; Rahul 1, Mandeep 0

1st over: Indian openers KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh are out in the middle. Rahul had a terrific ODI series but is yet to fire in the T20 format. Rahul is off the mark, only two runs off the Tiripano over.

India need 100 runs off 120 balls to level the series.

Zimbabwe innings

ZIM 99/9; Tiripano 11, Muzarabani 0

20th over: Kulkarni sends skipper Cremer back to the pavilion for 4, Rayudu takes the catch. Tiripano takes the aerial route, SIX! And that's all over.


ZIM 90/8; Cremer 4, Tiripano 3

19th over: Bumrah concedes only four runs, Zimbabwe 90/8, can they pass the 100-run mark? Cremer will take strike in the final over.

ZIM 86/8; Cremer 1, Tiripano 2

18th over: Sran brought back to complete his spell, he finishes with 4-0-10-4 in four overs, top performance from the left-arm speedster.

ZIM 84/8; Cremer 1, Tiripano 1

15th-17th over: Bumrah barges in between Chigumbura's (8) bat and pad, this is a big one and the second for the youngster. WOW! Madziva, bowled by Bumrah. What a ball! What a bowler! Champion stuff.


ZIM 76/6; Chigumbura 3, Cremer 0

14th over: WICKET! A slower delivery outside off stump, takes a leading edge and goes straight to Patel at point. Moor goes for 31. Three runs off the over and that brings, skipper Cremer to the crease.

ZIM 73/5; Moor 30, Chigumbura 1

13th over: Moor moves to 30, Chahal bowls yet another tight over; a total of more than 130 will look competent on this pitch.

ZIM 68/5; Moor 28, Chigumbura 0

12th over: Moor hits Patel for a six, that's the first maximum of the match. Whack! Four more runs for Moor. This is a good over for the hosts.


ZIM 57/5; Moor 17, Chigumbura 0

11th over: Slow and flat delivery gets Waller, Chahal strikes. He goes for 14. Wicket maiden for Chahal.

ZIM 52/4; Moor 14, Waller 12

10th over: Chahal concedes five from his second, Moor and Waller are looking at a partnership here.

ZIM 47/4; Moor 11, Waller 10

9th over: Finally, Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack. It will be interesting to see his approach at this stage of the match. What a brilliant over, good control and pace, only one off it.

ZIM 46/4; Moor 11, Waller 9

8th over: Chahal introduced into the attack, WOW! Waller steps up his game, sends a fully tossed up delivery to the boundary line.


ZIM 37/4; Moor 10, Waller 1

7th over: Axar Patel bowls a tight seventh over, concedes only two runs.

ZIM 35/4; Moor 9, Waller 0

6th over: Moor is trying to accelerate and keep the scoreboard ticking, Waller has joined him in the middle.The run rate looks alright provided they have the wickets, towards the end, to go for the shots.

ZIM 28/4; Moor 2, Waller 0

5th over: Sran cleans up Masakadza (10), the middle stump has been uprooted. The batsman didn't realise the inward movement of the ball. Sikandar Raza (1), comes and goes, Sran picks up his third. Rahul dives and takes the catch at gully. What's happening here? Sran picks up his fourth in a row, Mutombodzi trapped leg-before for a duck.


ZIM 25/1; Masakadza 10, Moor 1

4th over: Masakadza joins the party, it was a full delivery on the slot. Kulkarni gets the treatment.  The over ends with another boundary.

ZIM 15/1; Masakadza 1, Moor 0

3rd over: Sran strikes, Chihaba dismissed for 10. The change of pace worked and Rayudu made no mistake, easy catch.

ZIM 11/0; Masakadza 0, Chihaba 10

2nd over: Kulkarni is sharing the new ball with Sran, six runs off his over. Chihaba slams his first delivery for four runs, he seems to be in good touch here today.

ZIM 5/0; Masakadza 0, Chihaba 5


1st over: Five runs off the first over from Sran, Zimbabwe will look to post a good total after the win in the first T20.

Harare: Bruised and battered after a shocking loss in the first T20, a wounded Team India will look to bounce back to level the three-match series against Zimbabwe, here on Monday. Graeme Cremer has won the toss and the hosts have elected to bat.

Jaydev Unadkat and Rishi Dhawan, who were poor with their bowling in the previous match have been left out for T20 debutants Dhawal Kulkarni and Barinder Sran.


The hosts, with help from Elton Chigumbura, put up a spirited show on Saturday and now have set up an interesting clash in the second encounter. The Zimbabwe win has also added a bit of spark to an otherwise dull looking series.

Dhoni and Co were unchallenged in the 50-over format and it was a good sight to see minnows offer some sort of resistence to the Men in Blue.

Chasing a target of 171, India were restricted to 168 for six. Needing only eight off the final over, Dhoni couldn't connect a single big shot during his sedate 19 off 17 balls.

Location: Zimbabwe, Harare, Harare