India vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I: Zimbabwe beat India by 10 runs

Zimbabwe put up a brilliant all-round performance to beat India by 10 runs in the 2nd T20I; series shared 1-1.

By: Express Web Desk | Harare | Updated: July 19, 2015 8:54 pm
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India, chasing 146 for a win, were off to a good start finishing with 57/1 in the powerplay. In the next 18 balls, India fell to 69/5 and never recovered. Stuart Binny and Sanju Samson did provide some hope but Zimbabwe kept their nerves and India fell short by 10 runs in the end. The two-match series ended 1-1.

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As it happened:

1954 hrs IST: ZIMBABWE WIN! By 10 runs. Their first win at the Harare Sports Cub in T20I. What a performance! India 135/9. 

1952 hrs IST: Nine down! Mpofu runs out Bhuvneshwar

1945 hrs IST: The Zimbabwe fans are going crazy in Harare and why not! India’s eighth wicket falls as Axar Patel is caught at square-leg. India need 19 from the last over.

1937 hrs IST: Sanju Samson is out! Hits it to long-on. India need 25 from the last 2 overs with three wickets in hand.

1922 hrs IST: Zimbabwe needed that magical effort in the field. Chamu Chibhabha runs in from long-off boundary and stretches full length to take brilliant low catch. Binny is gone. India six down.

1920 hrs IST: Stuart Binny and Sanju Samson have steadied the Indian innings. But can they see India through?

1900 hrs IST: Last thing India wanted was a run-out at this stage and Zimbabwe have just affected that. Kedar Jadhav run-out.

1855 hrs IST: This has changed completely. Now Robin Uthappa (42) is caught and bowled by Sean Williams. In space of nine balls, from 57/1, India down to 61/4

1848 hrs IST: And there is another one for Cremer! Manish Pandey is adjudged LBW. The ball seemed to be drifting down the leg-side but umpire thinks other wise. Out for duck. India 57/3

1845 hrs IST: Murali Vijay gone! Spinner Cremer has castled the right-hander. Vijay gone after scoring 13. India 57/2

1843 hrs IST: Powerplay done. India have done well to put up 57/1 in the first six overs.

1825 hrs IST: India lose Ajinkya Rahane! He is run out after scoring 4. India 8/1.

1806 hrs IST: Right then, Zimbabwe end their innings at 145/7. The hosts repeat the story of the tour. They got off to a good start, got a fluent stand in the middle overs but their lost way after losing wickets in a pack. Chamu Chibhabha was the top scorer with a 51-ball 67. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/26.

1736 hrs IST: That’s fifty for Chamu Chibhabha, his fourth in T20Is. It took him only 38 balls to reach there

1722 hrs IST: Axar saw Williams charging down the track and the left-arm spinner pushed his length back a bit. The left-hander was trying to turn that delivery on the leg-side for a single but could only present an easy return catch to the spinner

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1717 hrs IST: At the half-way mark, Zimbabwe 76/2. It’s important they don’t lose any more quick wickets now. A steady stand will take them past 150 with ease from here

1700 hrs IST: And, Samson takes his first catch in international cricket. Sikandar Raza hits one straight to the debutant off Mohit Sharma’s bowling. Hosts lose two in a hurry now

1646 hrs IST: He was hit for a six but removed Hamilton Masakadza the very next ball. The right-hander was trying to run one down to third-man but could only edge it Robin Uthappa behind the stumps

1633 hrs IST: Sandeep to bowl from the other end. The seamer had a forgettable debut where his first ball in international cricket was smoked for a maximum

1628 hrs IST: Out come the two teams. Bhuvi with the new ball for the visitors

1627 hrs IST: Here’s Samson receiving his India cap from Murali Vijay

1602 hrs IST: India rest Harbhajan Singh, include Sanju Samson who will make his debut

1600 hrs IST: Zimbabwe stand-in skipper Sikandar Raza elects to bat in the final T20I

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Teams: 

India: A Rahane, M Vijay, R Uthappa, M Pandey, S Samson, K Jadhav, S Binny, A Patel, B Kumar, M Sharma, Sandeep Sharma

Zimbabwe: C Chibhabha, CK Coventry, S Raza, S Williams, C Ervine, G Cremer, P Utseya, C Mpofu, T Muzarabani, M Waller, H Masakadza

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Sikandar Raza’s journey from Sialkot to Zimbabwe took some unexpected detours involving flying ambitions and a computing career.

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