India vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I: Ind stay alive with 10-wicket win over Zim in Harare

India beat Zimbabwe by ten wickets in Harare to keep the three-match T20I series alive.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 22, 2016 12:53 pm
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After seamers show, KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh shared an unbeaten 103-run stand to gun down the modest target in Harare on Monday. Earlier, Sran (4/10) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/11) never allowed Zimbabwe batsmen to get going and helped India restrict the hosts to just 99/9. 

Scorecard: India vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I (Click here)

As it happened

India thump Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in Harare, level three-match series 1-1. Maiden T20I FIFTY for Mandeep Singh

1855 hrs IST: SIX! Rahul goes straight on this occasion and lands the shot on the roof. Clean and big by the right-hander. It’s turning out to be a one-sided chase for India

1850 hrs IST: SIX! Rahul makes room and hits it all the way for a maximum. Right off the middle of the blade

1849 hrs IST: India need another 37 runs to level the series in Harare. Both Rahul and Mandeep are well set and would look to stay there till the end

1842 hrs IST: SIX! Mandeep swings and Tiripano helps it over the ropes in the deep. FIFTY up for India in the eighth over

1837 hrs IST: India are cruising after the watchful start now. 45/0 after seven overs

1832 hrs IST: Rahul goes straight over the ring and gets another boundary. Has no problems hitting through the line of the ball

1830 hrs IST: Pitched up and Mandeep creams it through covers for a boundary. India move to 26/0 in the fifth over

1829 hrs IST: DROPPED! Mandeep miscues the big hit and the fielders make a mess in the deep. Poor calling…

1824 hrs IST: Rahul gets his bottom-hand into play and gets a boundary. Plenty of power behind that shot

1818 hrs IST: Tight start by Zimbabwe seamers. India, chasing 100, are 7/0 after two overs

1814 hrs IST: And, Rahul scores his first run for India in T20Is. Tight start by Tiripano, concedes only one

1810 hrs IST: India openers out in the middle for the chase. They need 100 to keep the series alive

1750 hrs IST: 2nd T20I: India restrict Zimbabwe to 99/9 in Harare. (Sran 4/10, Bumrah 3/11)

1747 hrs IST: SIX! Tiripano scores a rare boundary for Zimbabwe. He gets them close to the 100-run mark

1745 hrs IST: WICKET! Cremer perishes trying hard for the extra runs in the final over. Zimbabwe 91/9. Kulkarni with his first wicket of the match

1741 hrs IST: Sran, on T20I debut, ends with figures of 4/10 – the best on debut by an Indian in this format

1738 hrs IST: The debutant denied as Tiripano survives the hat-trick ball

1737 hrs IST: Sran is back into the attack, and he’s on a hat-trick

1734 hrs IST: WICKET! Bumrah with his third as he now cleans up Madziva. 83/8

1733 hrs IST: With this scalp, Bumrah becomes the leading wicket-taker in T20Is in 2016

1732 hrs IST: WICKET! Bumrah castles in-form Chigumbura for 8. Zimbabwe lose their seventh wicket

1729 hrs IST: With 22 wickets, Jasprit Bumrah is now the joint-leading wicket-taker in T20Is in 2016

1724 hrs IST: WICKET! Moor is out playing a rash shot. Axar takes the catch off Bumrah. Zimbabwe 75/6

1721 hrs IST: DROPPED! Moor miscues and Chahal makes a mess off his own bowling

1718 hrs IST: Pitched up from Axar and Moor hammers it straight for a boundary. Zimbabwe make a move on after the quiet phase

1716 hrs IST: SIX! Moor swings and hits the Axar delivery on the roof. MASSIVE HIT

1714 hrs IST: In-form Chigumbura is the new man in for Zimbabwe

1713 hrs IST: WICKET! Waller miscues, Axar Patel takes a brilliant catch off Chahal. Zimbabwe 57/5

1711 hrs IST: Dhoni very chirpy behind the stumps today. “Theek hai, theek hai, dande pe rakhna baapu,” he shouts as Axar prepares to bowl

1710 hrs IST: India have kept it tight after the powerplay. No freebies and they have denied the hosts easy singles

1707 hrs IST: Zimbabwe 52/4 at the half-way mark. India dominate proceedings at the moment

1700 hrs IST: Chahal offers width and Waller hits it over extra for a boundary. Top shot by the right-hander

1657 hrs IST: Sran, on hat-trick, is off the attack. Time for spin as Dhoni introduces Axar after the powerplay

1656 hrs IST: Waller cuts it straight to Manish Pandey who makes a mess of the sitter. Kulkarni not pleased

1654 hrs IST: Fine start by India seamers. Sran, in particular, has been spot on since the start of play

1650 hrs IST: WICKET! No.4 for Sran as he now traps Mutombodzi in front. LBW first ball. Zimbabwe 28/4

1649 hrs IST: WICKET! Raza is out cheaply as Rahul takes a sharp catch off Sran. Zimbabwe struggling at 28/3

1647 hrs IST: Two new batsmen in the middle for Zimbabwe – Moor and Raza

1645 hrs IST: WICKET! Masakadza misses the wild slog, Sran disturbs the woodwork. Zimbabwe 26/2

1644 hrs IST: Masakadza makes a move on. Zimbabwe 25/0 at the end of four overs

1640 hrs IST: Masakadza slaps the Kulkarni delivery through the off-side for his first boundary of the day

1636 hrs IST: WICKET! Chibhabha charges Sran for the big hit, fails to make a good connection and Ambati Rayudu takes a well-judged running catch to get rid of the opener. Zimbabwe 14/1

1635 hrs IST: Masakadza struggling to put bat to ball in the middle. He’s yet to get off the mark

1629 hrs IST: Kulkarni starts with a loosener – short of length outside off – and Chibhabha cuts it to the ropes for his second boundary

1627 hrs IST: Sran with the new ball for India. Chibhabha and Masakadza the two openers for Zimbabwe

1624 hrs IST: Indian team in a huddle. We are moments away from LIVE ACTION

1619 hrs IST: The teamsheets are out. Here’s a look at the two XIs

C Chibhabha, H Masakadza, S Raza, M Waller, E Chigumbura, P Moor, T Mutombodzi, G Cremer, N Madziva, T Muzarabani, D Tiripano

IND XI: L Rahul, M Singh, A Rayudu, M Pandey, K Jadhav, MS Dhoni, A Patel, D Kulkarni, J Bumrah, B Sran, Y Chahal

1610 hrs IST: India have made two changes for the must-win contest. Sran and Kulkarni are in for Unadkat and Rishi Dhawan

1607 hrs IST: The conditions are ideal for batting and Zimbabwe, like the last game, will eye something in excess of 160

1605 hrs IST: TOSS! Zimbabwe get another coin-spin in their favour, and they have elected to bat first against India

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The build-up

Keeping track of KL Rahul’s makeovers, on and off the field

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THE REQUEST is for a full-length profile picture. “It’s hard to keep up with your constant image makeovers man. I need a full-body photo,” you tell KL Rahul. “Do you want me to take my shirt off then,” he quips. But he’s duly informed that candid topless images of him have already begun doing the rounds under the guise of him being the new ‘poster-boy’ of Indian cricket.

India vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I: India have their task cut out

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Clearly hit by the two-run defeat in the first T20I, the young India team has their task cut out when they take on Zimbabwe in the second match on Monday. The only time the team was tested on the tour and it scummed to the pressure of chasing the target, which was big on a tricky Harare track.

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