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India (IND) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM) Live Cricket Score & Commentary

Updated: 22 June 2016 20:06 IST - Published: 22 June 2016 16:14 IST
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LAST BALL HEARTBREAK FOR ZIMBABWE


Zimbabwe started off cautiously, but lost two quick wickets. Sibanda then unleashed some fluent strokes to get the chase going. After that, Moor took charge, but the spinners put the brakes in the middle overs. Timycen Maruma, with a quick cameo, almost took the hosts past the line, but was unable to hit the last ball for a boundary to give India a series victory.

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One over. 21 runs. Sran to bowl the last.

Maruma and Chigumbura need to unleash some big strikes. Bariner Sran to bowl the final over for India.

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32 required off the last two

Tight overs after the 15-over mark make the chase difficult for Zimbabwe. Maruma hits a maxmum off the fourth ball of the nineteenth over to give Zimbabwe hope.

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BUMRAH TAKES A SCREAMER TO DISMISS WALLER

Bumrah takes a blinder at short third man off the bowling of Dhawal Kulkarni as Zimbabwe slide further down. Kulkarni ends a tight 18th over, giving away only three runs.

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INDIA PEGS THINGS BACK

Tight overs from Bumrah and Chahal in the middle overs have made the target difficult for Zimbabwe. Dhoni is changing his bowlers pretty well.

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PETER MOOR CHANGES GEARS

Moor targets Chahal and hits him for a couple of sixes. In the company of Malcolm Waller, he gets a partnership going for Zimbabwe. India need a wicket, and quick.

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DHAWAL GETS THE DANGER MAN SIBANDA

India make further inroads with Kulkarni dismissing the dangerous looking Sibanda. Malcolm Waller walks in to steady the ship.

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Axar Patel is the partnership breaker

Axar Patel gets the welcome breakthrough, trapping Masakadza in front of the stumps. The 40-run partnership is broken and India get back into the game.


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50 up for Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe having no trouble whatsoever, reaching their 50 in 7.5 overs.

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SPIN INTO THE ATTACK FOR INDIA 

The Zimbabweans have negated the power play well, racing to 40 - 1 after 6. Axar Patel takes the ball.

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3 FOURS FOR SIBANDA AS DHAWAL K GETS TAKEN FOR PLENTY

Zimbabwe rolling along nicely now, with Sibanda playing the role of aggressor. 32 - 1 after 4. 

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RAZOR SHARP CHAHAL TAKES A BLINDER TO DISMISS CHIBHABHA

Sran into the action early, taking the wicket of Chibhabha. Zimbabwe 17 - 1 after 2.4

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ZIMBABWE CHASE UNDERWAY

Chibhabha and Masakadza walk out for Zimbabwe to chase down 139 with the trophy on the line.

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FIRST INNINGS, INDIA 138 - 6

India struggle to 138 - 6. After being put into bat, India would have looked to post a total closer to 150. But the Zimbabwe bowlers put in an inspired display, chipping away and constantly taking wickets. Only Ambati Rayadu and Kedhar Jadhav managed to stitch together a partnership. Jadhav was India's best batsman, recording a 50. 


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Kedhar Jadhav brings up his 50 

Becomes only the 11th Indian to register a T20I half century. With two overs to spare, India at 111 - 5.

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Danger man Dhoni departs

MS Dhoni chops on and has to walk off after scoring a mere 9 runs off 13 balls. India 93 - 5 after 16.2

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Dhoni key for India 

At the end of 15 overs, India 87-4. Will look to get close to the 150 mark. Kedhar Jadhav batting with Dhoni on 31*.

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Rayadu throws his good start away 

Ambati Rayudu dismissed for 20, playing a loose short straight to mid on. Zimbabwe get a break, and prevent the 50 run partnership between the two batsmen by one solitary run. 

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Rayudu and Jadhav up the ante

A couple of good overs for India as they look to push the score close to 150. 10 runs off the 11th over, and 8 runs off the 12th.

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THE 50 IS UP FOR INDIA IN THE 10TH OVER

The 50 is up for India in the 10th over. The last five overs have been all about changing ends and looking for the odd boundary.

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RAYUDU AND JADHAV START THE REBUILDING PROCESS

Ambati Rayudu and Kedhar Jadhav start off slowly and watchfully, trying to repair the damage of three early wickets. The next three overs yield only 12 runs.

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MANISH PANDEY GOES OFF THE VERY NEXT BALL

India are tottering at 27-3 after Manish Pandey goes for a first ball duck. He taps it to mid-on for a non-existent single, a bullet throw from Chigumbura finds him short.

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RAHUL GOES FOR A QUICK-FIRE 22


Rahul carried on with his form, unleashing some delightful drives and a massive six. However, he dragged a ball from Madziva onto his stumps, departing for a 20 ball 22.

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TIRIPANO ACCOUNTS FOR MANDEEP CHEAPLY

  • Rahul takes 14 runs off three balls from the third over, including two fours and a massive six over long on.


  • Tiripano comes back and takes the wicket of Mandeep Singh for just 4.


  • Ambati Rayudu walks in.

  • Mandeep went for a loose stroke over the cover infield, manages to just lob it to Maruma, who takes a tumbling catch.
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AND, WE ARE UNDERWAY!

Lokesh Rahul and Mandeep Singh walk in to bat for India. The pitch is hard with some cracks on it.

Rahul loses his bat while playing a cut shot on the third ball of the innings. It goes flying to the leg side.