India vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20, Highlights: Rahul, Mandeep Complete ZIM Rout After Sran, Bumrah's Pacy Show
Barinder Sran's fiery spell of 4/10 and Jasprit Bumrah's 3/11 helped India restrict Zimbabwe to 99/9 in the second T20I at Harare Sports Club. In reply, KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh made light work of Zimbabwe's bowlers and cruised India to a flawless victory. This was also India's first 10-wicket win in a T20 international. Catch all the highlights of the match between India (IND) vs (ZIM) Zimbabwe here
India defeated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to keep their hopes alive of winning the series. This was India's first 10-wicket win in a T20 international. Barinder Sran, Jasprit Bumrah were the standout bowlers for India while Mandeep Singh notched up his maiden T20I fifty. Catch all the highlights of the match between India vs Zimbabwe here. (SCORECARD | NEWS)
19:26 hrs IST: That's it from us for today. Do join us on Wednesday for the decider and India's final match of the tour. Till then, it's goodbye, Cheers!Â
Barinder Sran (Man of the Match):Â "It was fun, the ball swung. There was no pressure, the debut came late. Not concentrating on pace but on swinging the ball."
MS Dhoni (India's skipper):Â "It was a big victory. I think the bowlers started well and personally I was a little worried as we are playing third straight game on the same pitch. I felt there might be something worrying about the pitch that's why I wanted to bat first. I emphasized we needed to run hard, push the fielders and in a shorter format it's always important to sneak in those quick runs."
Graeme Cremer (Zimbabwe's skipper):Â "We started well but we lost wickets at regular intervals, just couldn't get going. It was disappointing, we thought the pitch misbehaved a bit but getting all out for 99 isn't good enough. We still have one more game to go."
19:09 hrs IST: And that's it. India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to level the three-match series 1-1.Â
19:01 hrs IST: Seven runs off Cremer's third. India now require 16 off 54 balls.Â
18:57 hrs IST: India are 74/0 after 10 overs.Â
18:52 hrs IST: 16 runs off the last two overs. India are 61/0 after 9 overs.Â
18:49 hrs IST: Both Mandeep and Rahul will look to stay unbeaten so as to gain confidence ahead of the decider on Wednesday.Â
18:44 hrs IST: Eight runs off Cremer's first. India are 45/0 after 7 overs.Â
18:41 hrs IST: Two runs off the last ball for Mandeep. India are 37/0 after 6 overs.Â
18:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Muzarabani and Rahul lofts it over mid-off.Â
18:37 hrs IST: Dot ball from Madziva. Good over from India. 10 runs off it. They are 28/0 after 5 overs.Â
18:34 hrs IST: FOUR! Length delivery from Madziva and Mandeep slaps it in the gap between cover and mid-off for a boundary.Â
18:32 hrs IST: India are 18/0 after 4 overs.Â
18:30 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Madziva and Rahul cuts it past the extra cover for his first boundary.Â
18:28 hrs IST: Another good over from Tiripano. Just three runs off it. India are 10/0 after 3 overs.Â
18:24 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Madziva. India are 7/0 after 2 overs.Â
18:20 hrs IST: First runs of the day for Mandeep. Works it towards backwar point region for two runs.Â
18:18 hrs IST: Excellent start from Tiripano. India are 2/0 after first over.Â
18:15 hrs IST: Time for India's innings. Rahul and Mandeep to open. Tiripano to bowl the first over for Zimbabwe.Â
17:55 hrs IST: And that's it. Zimbabwe finish their innings on 99/9. We'll be back in a few minutes time.Â
17:52 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Kulkarni, Tiripano steps out and hits over mid-off for his first maximum.Â
17:49 hrs IST: Bumrah ends with the figures of 3/11. Zimbabwe are 90/8 after 19 overs.Â
17:44 hrs IST: So Sran finishes with the figures of 4/10. It's also the second-best figures by an Indian in a T20 ( R Ashwin 4/8 vs SL in 2016). Zimbabwe are 86/8 after 18 overs.
17:41 hrs IST: Sran comes in for his last over. He could become the second player after Elias Sunny (Bangladesh) to take a five-fer on debut. Sunny achieved the feat in 2012 vs Ireland.Â
17:39 hrs IST: OUT! Madziva b Bumrah 1(2). Zimbabwe are 84/8 after 17 overs.Â
17:36 hrs IST: WICKET! Indian bowlers have demolished Zimbabwe today. Chigumbura b Bumrah 8(19).Â
17:33 hrs IST: Zimbabwe are 76/6 after 15 overs. Can they get to 140?
17:30 hrs IST: OUT! Moor c Axar b Bumrah 31(32). Top edges it.Â
17:27 hrs IST: Five runs off the over. Chahal finishes his spell with the figures of 1/19. Zimbabwe are 73/5 after 14 overs.Â
17:24 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Moor. Zimbabwe are 68/5 after 13 overs.Â
17:23 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Axar and Moor smashes it past the batsman at non-striker's end (Chigumbura) for a boundary.Â
17:21 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Axar and Moor dispatches it over long-on for a maximum.Â
17:19 hrs IST: Maiden wicket over from Chahal. Zimbabwe are 57/5 after 12 overs.Â
17:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Waller c Axar b Chahal 14(20). Caught at covers.Â
17:14 hrs IST: Five runs off Chahal's second. Zimbabwe are 52/4 at the half-way mark.Â
17:10 hrs IST: Excellent over from Bumrah. Just a run off it. Zimbabwe are 47/4 after 9 overs.Â
17:07 hrs IST: Bumrah now. He was the pick of the Indian bowlers in the last match (2/24).Â
17:06 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Waller. Zimbabwe are 46/4 after 8 overs.Â
17:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up and Waller thumps it overs covers for his first boundary. Zimbabwe need more of these.Â
17:04 hrs IST: Leggie Chahal into the attack.Â
17:03 hrs IST: Tidy over from Axar. Just two runs off it. Zimbabwe are 37/4 after 7 overs.Â
17:00 hrs IST: Decent over from Kulkarni. Seven runs off it. Zimbabwe are 35/4 after 6 overs. They desperately need a partnership now.Â
16:55 hrs IST: WICKET! Sran is on fire. Mutombodzi lbw Sran 0(1). Zimbabwe in all sorts of trouble. They are 28/4 in 5 overs.Â
16:51 hrs IST: OUT! Masakadza b Sran 10(12). Misses a straight delivery.Â
16:48 hrs IST: FOUR!Â Good length delivery from Kulkarni, Chibhabha pulls it for a boundary to mid-on.Â Zimbabwe are 25/1 after 4 overs.Â
16:47 hrs IST: First runs of the day for Moor. Works it towards the wide third-man region for a single.Â
16:45 hrs IST: In comes Peter Moor at number three.
16:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Chibhabha c Rayudu b Sran 10(11). Caught at long-on. Zimbabwe are 14/1 in 2.5 overs.Â
16:39 hrs IST: Sran to continue.Â
16:38 hrs IST: Good comeback by Kulkarni. Zimbabwe are 11/0 after 2 overs.Â
16:35 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor ball from Kulkarni. Too wide, Chibhabha lofts it over point region for one bounce four.Â
16:34 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off. Zimbabwe are 5/0 after first over.Â
16:33 hrs IST: Get a feeling that Dhoni missed a trick in not including Sran for the first T20. He troubled both the Zimbabwe openers with his inswingers in ODIs. Â
16:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Slightly short, outside off, Chibhabha cuts it in the gap between point and cover point for his first boundary.Â
16:29 hrs IST: It's time for live action. Masakadza and Chibhabha make their way out in the middle. Sran to start the proceedings for India.Â
16:25 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Jasprit Bumrah has taken 50 wickets in T20s in 2016 - the first bowler from India to reach the milestone in a calendar year.Â
16:15 hrs IST: As expected, India have strengthened their bowling department. The likes of Rishi Dhawan and Jaydev Unadkat leaked away too many runs in the last match.Â
16:06 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams:Â
India: KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Axar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Barinder Sran, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Zimbabwe: Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Peter Moor (wk), Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Graeme Cremer (c), Neville Madziva, Taurai Muzarabani, Donald Tiripano Â
16:03 hrs IST: Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer wins the toss and opts to bat vs India.Â
15:58 hrs IST: Toss in a few minutes time.Â
15:55 hrs IST: A warm welcome to our live coverage of the second T20I between India and Zimbabwe.Â
Having stunned India by two runs in a tense contest on Saturday, Zimbabwe will back themselves to score their first series win. Never before have the Zimbabweans won a T20 series of two or more matches.
The defeat should spur India's young Turks who, despite their plenty of T20 experience due to IPL, were found wanting in a chase.
Given the nature of the format, India will do well to cut out sloppy errors, especially leaking runs in the last five overs when Zimbabwe scored 84 runs of Jasprit Bumrah and Jaydev Unadkat. Elton Chigumbura smashed an unbeaten 54 from 26 balls to take Zimbabwe to a formidable 170 for 6.
India lost opener Lokesh Rahul on his Twenty20 debut on the first ball of their reply. India were behind the run-rate for much of their innings, but Manish Pandey (48 from 35 balls) kept them in the hunt until the last over.
Even a chase master like MS Dhoni could not see India over the line as Zimbabwe recorded their second consecutive win against T20 World Cup semifinalists India.