IND vs ZIM 1st T20I Highlights: Zimbabwe bag historic win, beat World Champions India (2024)

IND vs ZIM

India Today News Desk

Harare,UPDATED: Jul 6, 2024 20:23 IST

India (IND) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM) 1st T20I Live Score Updates: Zimbabwe have scripted history for themselves after the side beat World Champions India by 13 runs in Harare. Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag and Dhruv Jurel's T20I debut ended in a nightmare, while Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rinku Singh failed to impress with the bat.

IND vs ZIM 1st T20I Highlights: Zimbabwe bag historic win, beat World Champions India (2)

Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first T20I between India and Zimbabwe from Harare

20:23 IST:

And with that, we wrap up this first T20I! India failed tochase the target that was below run-a-ball. But it was thisZimbabwean side that fought valiantly till the end. And as they say, cricket is a good old funny game, this one zigzagged through and through. It ended up as a sure-shot blockbuster. Zimbabwe go up 1-0 in this 5-match T20I series. It's a quick turnaround then as the 2nd T20I will be played in less than a span of 24 hours or so and will be played on 7th July, Sunday. The first ball will be bowled at 4.30 pm IST (11 am GMT). Till then, take care and cheers!

20:20 IST:

The Zimbabwean skipper, Sikandar Raza is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his all-round brilliance. He says that he feels really happy about the win but need to take one game at a time. Adds that they will enjoy this victory but the series is not over yet. Lauds the bowlers of both sides for the way they bowled. Mentions that the surface was sticky and there was turn on offer as well. Says that he is really happy that the bowlers stuck to the plans. Further says that the catching and ground fielding was amazing. States it with the crowd support, it felt like they were playing with 12 guys.

20:17 IST:

Shubman Gill, the captain of India says thatthey bowled pretty well. Also mentions they let themselves down in the fielding department. Adds there wasn't much pressure on their shoulders but things really didn't work for them with the bat. Says halfway down the stage they lost half their side and reckons had he stayed in the middle for long, things could have been different. Appreciates the way Washington Sundar batted out. Ends by saying overall, they didn't collectively play well as a group.

20:12 IST:

Clive Madande is in for a chat. He says that he just wanted to bat through and tried to get as many as he could. Adds that he tried to protect his partner and ended up getting 115 which was a decent total on this wicket. Shares that he told Chatara to keep it simple and tried to let him play just 2 balls in an over. Ends by saying that the talk at the halfway mark was to give it all no matter what.

20:13 IST:

Time for the post-matchpresentation ceremony...

20:13 IST:

Earlier in the game, India invited the hosts to have a go with the bat first. Zimbabwe were dented really badly by the Indian spinners. Ravi Bishnoi ran through their batting and finished with his career-best figures including a sensational 4-fer. He was partnered pretty well by Washington Sundar who also troubled the batters and picked a two-wicket haul. None of the Zimbabwean batters actually tried to stabilize the innings and threw their wickets away, and of course, were outfoxed by the Indian spin duo. Zimbabwe, however, crossed the triple figures thanks to Clive Madande's handy cameo of 29 that came towards the backend. In their defence, Zimbabwe executed a near-perfect fightback, barring a few moments of hiccups and didn't let India go through.

20:09 IST:

The Zimbabwean bowlers used the variations perfectly and didn't let any Indian batter be at ease. Sikandar Raza only compounded the pressure further and got a couple of scalps to his name. But that partnership between Avesh and Sundar surely got their heartbeats on again but Raza got the better of him in the end. Then came another turnaround as Luke Jongwe bowled a very poor over and conceded 12 runs in the 18th over. But those last two overs from Blessing Muzarabaniand Tendai Chatararespectively, really choked down the defending champions.

20:08 IST:

Talk about a crazy turnaround! Zimbabwe was staring at a tough job, trying to defend a tiny score. But man, did they deliver or what? Chatara and Muzarabani came out swinging, knocking over India's big guns before they could even get going. Just like that, Zimbabwe flipped the script in those first few overs. Suddenly, a game that looked like a snoozefest turned into a real nail-biter. Luke Jongwe around the halfway mark, broke a brewing partnership by removing Jurel.

20:26 IST:

Shubman Gill was the sole exception who appeared at ease up top. The dismissal of the debutant Abhishek Sharma set off a chain reaction, leading to a rapid loss of three more wickets in short order.India was desperate for someone to step up and stop the bleeding. Entered a confident-lookingdebutant Dhruv Jurel. He failed to have any sort ofimpact.Meanwhile, Gill was holding down the fort like a champ, but even he couldn't last forever. Just when you thought he might save the day he got out for 31. As this game was a bag full of surprises, it was the stand between Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan that kind of brought back the hopes. But Khan couldn't dispatch that juicy full toss into the stands and was gone as well. However, India's last hope, Washington Sundar, held onto his nerves and counterpunched strongly like a lone warrior. He struck a few lusty blows that ascended the hopes back. But in the end, those dots towards the backend proved and cost India dearly.

20:09 IST:

THE REIGNING T20 WORLD CHAMPIONS ARE ROCKED, SHELL-SHOCKED! Zimbabwescript a history and the Harare Sports Club echoes with celebrations ofthe glory of the home side. Aren't you entertained? This game had all our nerves jangling and heartbeats pounding that could defeat any stethoscope.India's batting lineup crumbled early, with wickets falling in quick succession. The unpredictable bounce of the pitch seemed to trouble most batters. But creditto Zimbabwe, they bowled really well.

20:15 IST:

19.5: Tendai Chatara to Washington Sundar, OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Zimbabwescript a famous win, upstaging the reigning T20 champions! Tendai Chatarabends his back and directs a good bumper, aimed at the batter, Washington Sundargoes for the pull but he is tucked up for room and the ball gets big on him too. Gets a top edge that goes in the air and only as far as backward square leg. Blessing Muzarabanifrom short fine leg, runs to his right and keeps his eyes on the ball all the way through before diving full-length to take a brilliant catch. The ball stays in his grasp even as his elbow hits the turf. The crowd are jubilant as are Sikandar Razaand his men. Zimbabwewin by 13 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series!

19:59 IST:

19.4: Tendai Chatara to Washington Sundar, That should do it for Zimbabwe! Tendai Chataranow has to ensure that he does not overstep or bowl a wide here. Length delivery, going across the batter, on off, Washington Sundarstays deep in the crease but can only hit it along the ground to long off. The crowd erupts but Sikandar Razasignals to his players to calm down as the game is not over yet.

19:58 IST:

19.3: Tendai Chatara to Washington Sundar, Johnathan Campbell, you beauty! Saves two for his side. Oh no, hang on. Washington Sundardid not run, so even better for Zimbabwe. A dot and it leaves Indianeeding 14 runs now off the last 3 balls. Chatara offers width, on a length, outside off, Washington Sundarclears his front leg and smacks it hard to the left of deep cover where Johnathan Campbellsprings to his left and dives to cut it off.

19:58 IST:

19.2: Tendai Chatara to Washington Sundar,A good effort in the deep by Blessing Muzarabanito keep it down to two. Chatara is lucky to get away with it as this is short and too straight, around the hips, Washington Sundargets inside the line but gets this one high on the bat. Gets enough bat on it to clear short fine leg.Muzarabani gives it a chase and slides to save a couple of runs for his side.

19:56 IST:

19.1: Tendai Chatara to Washington Sundar, A dot. Good start to the over for Zimbabwe. Chatara angles it across the batter, on a short of a good length, outside off, Washington Sundarclears his front leg to access the off side but Sundar ends up chopping it down on the deck.

19:58 IST:

Who bowls the final over? Surely, it is going to be Tendai Chatara, as he should! And, he will! India needs 16 off the finale over. Will Washington Sundardo the needful for India and pull off a miracle? Let's find out...

Score 100/9

BatsmanKhaleel Ahmed 0(1b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerBlessing Muzarabani 4-0-17-1

19:55 IST:

18.6: Blessing Muzarabani to Khaleel Ahmed, Watchfully left alone by Khaleel.Muzarabani digs it in short but the line is outside off, Khaleel Ahmedsways away from the line of the ball and sees the ball nestle into the gloves of the keeper. Right then, we are going down to the final over with Indianeeding 16 runs.

19:54 IST:

18.5: Blessing Muzarabani to Washington Sundar, Sundar crosses over now, leaving Khaleel Ahmedto face one ball in this over.Muzarabani dishes it out on a hard length, outside off, Washington Sundarflays at the delivery and gets an outside edge that goes down to deep third for one. India need 16 runs off the last 7 balls.

19:53 IST:

18.4: Blessing Muzarabani to Washington Sundar, Hit hard but straight to the man in the deep. Short and wide on off, Washington Sundarmakes room and stands tall to crack the cut to deep point and refuses the single yet again.

19:53 IST:

18.3: Blessing Muzarabani to Washington Sundar, Delivers it on a length, going across, on off, Washington Sundarclears his front leg for a hack across the line but mish*ts it down to long on. No single taken again.

19:52 IST:

18.2: Blessing Muzarabani to Washington Sundar, Lands it on a back of a length, over middle, Washington Sundarhangs back and steers it down to deep third. Sundar declines the single.

19:51 IST:

18.2: Blessing Muzarabani to Washington Sundar, WIDE! This is pitched byMuzarabani but it goes beyond the wide guideline on off.

19:51 IST:

18.1: Blessing Muzarabani to Washington Sundar, Beaten! Bangs it on a hard length doesMuzarabani, outside off, Washington Sundarthrows his hands at the delivery but fails to connect.

19:51 IST:

Who bowls the penultimate over now? Will it be Tendai Chatara? Will it be Blessing Muzarabani? It is Blessing Muzarabani(3-0-15-1) into the attack now.

Score 98/9

BatsmanWashington Sundar 24(24b 1*4 1*6)

BowlerLuke Jongwe 4-0-28-1

19:49 IST:

17.6: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, And he succeeds in doing so. Fuller and at pace, on off, Washington Sundarextends his hands to drive it past cover but gets an inside edge that rolls to deep backward square leg for a single. 12 runs off the over, Indiaare still alive in the game, needing 18 runs off the last 2 overs.

19:49 IST:

17.5: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, FOUR! Poor choice of delivery by Jongwe and it gets the treatment. With a short fine leg in place, Jongwe bowls the slower but the line is down leg, on a back of a length, Washington Sundargets inside the line and pulls it up and over short fine leg for a boundary. Sundar will be looking to retain the strike now with a single off the last ball.

19:48 IST:

17.5: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, WIDE! Goes searching for the wide yorker but ends up serving a low full toss, beyond the tramline on off.

19:48 IST:

17.4: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, SIX! BANG! Picked the bones out of that! Slower and into the wicket, sits up nicely for Washington Sundarwho sets up a good base for himself and hammers it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

19:47 IST:

17.3: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, On a shortish length, on middle, Washington Sundarpulls it aerially but well in front of deep mid-wicket. Refuses the single again does Sundar.

19:47 IST:

17.2: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, Into the wicket goes Jongwe, slower as well, Washington Sundardoes not get any timing on the pull and hits it down to long on. No single taken.

19:46 IST:

17.1: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, Goes full and on off, Washington Sundarpushes it out from the crease to cover.

19:45 IST:

Khaleel Ahmedis the last man in for India.

Score 86/9

BatsmanMukesh Kumar 0(3b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerSikandar Raza 4-0-25-3

19:45 IST:

16.6: Sikandar Raza to Mukesh Kumar, OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Sikandar Razastrikes with the last ball of his spell! Zimbabweon the cusp of a famous win. The crowd at the Harare Sports Club goes wild. Raza serves the off-break now, on a nagging length, on off, Mukesh Kumaris neither forward nor back and plays for the ball going straight on. The ball spins in after pitching and Mukesh ends up leaving a big gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks past the inside edge to rattle into the off stump.

19:45 IST:

16.5: Sikandar Raza to Mukesh Kumar, Is that out? Has Mukesh Kumardragged his foot outside the crease? The keeper seems confident. This spins away from the right-hander, full and outside off, Mukesh Kumargets on the front foot to keep it out but the ball goes the other way and beats the bat. The keeper is quick to whip the bails off and the third umpire is called into action. However, the replays show that at no point did Mukesh drag his foot out and it was grounded all the way through inside the crease.

19:43 IST:

16.4: Sikandar Raza to Washington Sundar, Takes the single now does Sundar! Slanting in, at the stumps, on middle and leg, Washington Sundarknocks it down to long on and crosses over.

19:41 IST:

16.3: Sikandar Raza to Washington Sundar, Keeps it full and outside off, Washington Sundarleans on it and drives it square to deep point but refuses the single.

19:41 IST:

16.3: Sikandar Raza to Washington Sundar, WIDE! Fires it in down leg, on a length for a wide.

19:41 IST:

16.2: Sikandar Raza to Washington Sundar, Missed out! Sikandar Razagoes searching for the yorker but ends up serving a low full toss, on off, Washington Sundarmisses out as he goes for the drive. The keeper is late in getting down, but luckily, his pads get in the way of the ball.

19:40 IST:

16.1: Sikandar Raza to Washington Sundar, Darts it in, full and around off, Washington Sundarpresses forward and blocks it out.

Score 84/8

BatsmanMukesh Kumar 0(1b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerWellington Masakadza 3-0-15-1

19:40 IST:

15.6: Wellington Masakadza to Mukesh Kumar, Fullish delivery, on off, Mukesh Kumardefends it out on the off side watchfully.

19:40 IST:

Avesh just can't believe that he aired that juicy full toss straight into the hands ofSikandar Raza at long off. Mukesh Kumaris in at number 10 now.

19:38 IST:

15.5: Wellington Masakadza to Avesh Khan, OUT! STRAIGHT TO THE FIELDER! Not a wicket-taking delivery but Wellington Masakadzawon't mind one bit. Avesh Khanis distraught. He could not have picked out the man in the deep any better. Low full toss, outside off, Avesh Khanstays low to make the connection and plays a cross-batted lofted stroke. Fails to get the elevation to clear the fence and hits it straight down the throat of long off where Sikandar Razadoes the rest. Zimbabwe2 wickets away now from a famous win.

19:37 IST:

15.4: Wellington Masakadza to Avesh Khan, Fired in, short and on a nagging length, Avesh Khanslashes hard at it but fails to connect.

19:37 IST:

15.3: Wellington Masakadza to Avesh Khan, FOUR! Short and punished! Back-to-back boundaries for Avesh Khan!Masakadza errs in length as he serves a half-tracker, on off and middle, Avesh Khanrocks back and nails the pull to the left of deep mid-wicket for four more runs.

19:36 IST:

15.2: Wellington Masakadza to Avesh Khan, FOUR! Misfield! A gift served to India in the form of a boundary. Fuller and on off and middle, Avesh Khanswats it along the ground to long on where Innocent Kaiaruns in off the ropes and there is no pressure on him to release the throw quickly. Kaia lets it slip through his legs for a boundary.

19:35 IST:

15.1: Wellington Masakadza to Washington Sundar, Comes back into the attack and begins on a nagging length, on middle, Washington Sundarwhips it through mid-wicket for a single.

Score 75/7

BatsmanAvesh Khan 8(8b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerSikandar Raza 3-0-23-2

19:34 IST:

14.6: Sikandar Raza to Avesh Khan, Good length, and outside off, Avesh Khan goes deeper into the crease and blocks it back to the bowler. 41 needed off the last 5 overs now.

19:34 IST:

14.5: Sikandar Raza to Washington Sundar, Pushes it through, full and drifting on the middle and leg, Washington Sundargets on his front foot and drives along the carpet for a single to leg side.

19:33 IST:

14.4: Sikandar Raza to Avesh Khan, Tossed up, outside off and on a fuller length, Avesh Khanclears his front leg but mistimes it towards the cow corner region for a single.

19:33 IST:

14.3: Sikandar Raza to Washington Sundar, Around off, on a length, Washington Sundargoes back and pats it down to long on for a single.

19:32 IST:

14.2: Sikandar Raza to Washington Sundar, Around the stumps now, length ball, angling on to the pads, Washington Sundarwatches it closely, leans onto the ball and steers it along the ground towards deep mid-wicket for a brace. Sikandar Razais not really happy with that complacent effort in the deep that allowed an extra run.

19:32 IST:

14.1: Sikandar Raza to Avesh Khan, Good length, outside off, Avesh punches it off the back foot towards the left of mid off and takes a quick single.

Score 69/7

BatsmanAvesh Khan 6(5b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerLuke Jongwe 3-0-16-1

19:31 IST:

13.6: Luke Jongwe to Avesh Khan, Slower one, onto the pads on a fuller length, Avesh Khanturns itsquare for a single at deep square leg.

19:30 IST:

13.5: Luke Jongwe to Avesh Khan, FOUR! Avesh Khan gets it right this time and gets a crucial boundary! Full, but too full,and around the off-stump line, Avesh Khangets an overpitched-delivery and swipes it across off the inner half of the bat. He gets it through the tiny gap between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary.

19:30 IST:

13.4: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar,Slower one and outside off, Washington Sundardrives it to deep extra cover for just a single.

19:29 IST:

13.3: Luke Jongwe to Avesh Khan, Hurls at a gentle pace, and lands it full and on off, Avesh Khanhits it down to mid on for a quick single.

19:28 IST:

13.2: Luke Jongwe to Avesh Khan, Full and angles back into the leg stump, Avesh Khanmisses to flick it off and wears it on the pads. It visibly looked like it is going down the leg side.

19:28 IST:

13.1: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, Length, outside off, Washington Sundardrives it square to deep point for one.

Score 61/7

BatsmanAvesh Khan 0(1b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerSikandar Raza 2-0-17-2

19:26 IST:

12.6: Sikandar Raza to Avesh Khan, Length-delivery on the off stump, Avesh Khanhangs back and somehow manages to block it back to the bowler. End of a very successful over from the Zimbabwean skipper. India now need 55 off 42 balls. But they have only three wickets in hand.

19:26 IST:

Avesh Khanis the new man in.

19:25 IST:

12.5: Sikandar Raza to Ravi Bishnoi, OUT! LBW! A huge confident appeal and up goes the finger. No doubt in thatas it looked in front of the stumps. However, Ravi Bishnoihas gone upstairs. Sikandar Razaspears in a quicker one with an upright seam position. Too full and right on the line of the stumps, Ravi Bishnoiskips down the track to access the leg side but since the ball is a quicker one on a flatter trajectory, he fails to bring the bat down in time and pings his front pad. UltraEdge is summoned and it shows no bat is involved. Ball Tracking then confirms three reds. Ravi Bishnoiperishes. Zimbabwe are sniffing a win here.

19:23 IST:

12.4: Sikandar Raza to Ravi Bishnoi, Slows it up a bit and keeps it full, on middle and leg, Ravi Bishnoipaddles but picks out the man at short fine leg.

19:23 IST:

12.3: Sikandar Raza to Ravi Bishnoi, Length ball, around off, Ravi Bishnoilooks to defend but the ball hits on the gloves and rolls down the deck.

19:25 IST:

12.2: Sikandar Raza to Ravi Bishnoi, FOUR! Second four from Bishnoi! Quicker and pitched on a shorter length, outside off, Ravi Bishnoigoes back into the crease and punches it through extra coverfor a boundary.

19:22 IST:

12.1: Sikandar Raza to Washington Sundar, Raza continues fromaround the stumps, on a fuller length, Washington Sundarleans ahead and drives it through the cover region but the ball loses its steam before the ropes. Johnathan Campbellfrom deep covers runs in to his right and flicks the ball with the dive. Three taken.

Score 54/6

BatsmanRavi Bishnoi 5(4b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerLuke Jongwe 2-0-8-1

19:21 IST:

11.6: Luke Jongwe to Ravi Bishnoi, Slows it up again, outside off on a length, Ravi Bishnoilunges ahead and tries to play an expansive drive but gets beaten. The wicket-keeper collects it cleanly and flashes off the bail but Ravi Bishnoiis unmoved and well inside the crease.

19:20 IST:

11.5: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, On the back of a length, around the off-pole, Washington Sundardrives it through covers for a single.

19:20 IST:

11.4: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, Slower one, at 112 kph, on a length at the middle stump, Washington Sundarpushes it towards mid off again.

19:19 IST:

11.3: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, At a gentle pace, on a length and on off, Washington Sundarblocks it to mid off.

19:19 IST:

11.2: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, Good length, on the middle, Washington Sundarpunches it to the left of the bowler.

19:18 IST:

11.1: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, Going across the batter, on a length, Washington Sundargets his bat out in front and pushes it with a straight bat in front of mid off.

Score 53/6

BatsmanWashington Sundar 1(2b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerSikandar Raza 1-0-10-1

19:17 IST:

10.5: Sikandar Raza to Ravi Bishnoi, Full and sliding on, on middle, Ravi Bishnoigets on the front foot and pushes it past the non-striker for a single.

19:17 IST:

10.4: Sikandar Raza to Ravi Bishnoi, FOUR! Cheeky and will do! Full and around leg, Ravi Bishnoisits down on his knee and sweeps it very fine past short fine for a boundary.

19:16 IST:

10.3: Sikandar Raza to Ravi Bishnoi, Good length, on the stumps, Ravi Bishnoipushes it to mid-wicket.

19:16 IST:

Zimbabweare into India's tail now. Ravi Bishnoiwalks in at number 8.

19:17 IST:

10.2: Sikandar Raza to Shubman Gill, OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Captain-to-captain and Sikandar Razawins the battle! He sprints in celebration and India are in all sorts of trouble now with the skipper Shubman Gilltoo, back to the hut. Sikandar Razahides the ball and lands it on a fuller length, on a flatter trajectory, and on the middle stump, Shubman Gillis hurried into the shot as he walks ahead a couple of steps. Helooks to push it across the line but misses to connect. The ball sneaks past the inside edge, deflects off the front pad and crashes into the off pole.

19:13 IST:

10.1: Sikandar Raza to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Gill is unfazed by what's happening at the other end. Sikandar Razastarts off with a fuller-length delivery, onto the pads, Shubman Gillshuffles a bit to the leg side, half-squats at it and pulls it behind square through backward square leg for a boundary.

Score 43/5

BatsmanWashington Sundar 0(1b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerLuke Jongwe 1-0-7-1

19:12 IST:

9.6: Luke Jongwe to Washington Sundar, Pace on now, on a hard length, on off, Washington Sundarstabs it down the deck for a dot. End of a successful over for Luke Jongweand Zimbabwe. At the halfway mark, Indiaare 43/5, needing73 runs in 60 balls.

19:12 IST:

Washington Sundaris in at number 7 with half of the Indian side into the sheds.

19:11 IST:

9.5: Luke Jongwe to Dhruv Jurel, OUT! TAKEN! Dhruv Jureltries to repeat the previous shot but it does not come off for him this time. There's that trademark celebration from Luke Jongweas he removes his boot and uses it as a mobile phone! Jongwe serves a cross-seam delivery without much pace on offerand drags the length back too. Dhruv Jurelgets on the front foot again to get the cover drive away but the ball is not as full as the previous delivery. The ball sticks in the surface and it results in Jurel going through his shot early. The bat twists in his hands and ends up hitting this one low towards cover where Wessly Madheveretakes a good catchnear his shoelaces.

19:10 IST:

9.4: Luke Jongwe to Dhruv Jurel, FOUR! Cracked away! A juicy half-volley by Jongwe and it is the slower one as well, outside off, Dhruv Jurelwaits for the ball to arrive, springs on the front foot and creams the drive between cover and mid off for a boundary.

19:09 IST:

9.3: Luke Jongwe to Shubman Gill, Jongwe takes pace off and goes into the wicket, over off and middle, Shubman Gillhangs back and tries the pull but miscues the shot to long on for just a single.

19:08 IST:

9.2: Luke Jongwe to Dhruv Jurel, At 124 kph, on a good length, outside off, Dhruv Jureldrives it square to deep point and crosses over.

19:08 IST:

9.1: Luke Jongwe to Shubman Gill, Starts with a length delivery, on the pads, clipped away to deep mid-wicket for a single by Shubman Gill.

19:21 IST:

India needs 80 to win from 66 deliveries. Luke Jongweis introduced into the attack now. He will bowl with the keeper up to the stumps.

Score 36/4

BatsmanDhruv Jurel 1(11b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerWellington Masakadza 2-0-6-0

19:07 IST:

8.6: Wellington Masakadza to Dhruv Jurel, Good shot for no run!Masakadza drops it fractionally short, around off, Dhruv Jurelcuts it fiercely towards backward point but fails to get it through. A quiet over byMasakadza, just the 2 runs off it.

19:06 IST:

8.5: Wellington Masakadza to Dhruv Jurel,Masakadza sees the batter back away and follows him with a full delivery. Jurel is tucked up for room and can only push this one back to the bowler.

19:06 IST:

8.4: Wellington Masakadza to Dhruv Jurel, Angled in again, fuller and on off, Dhruv Jurelpresses forward and works it to point where the fielder makes a stop and prevents the single.

19:06 IST:

8.3: Wellington Masakadza to Shubman Gill, Sliding on with the arm, short and over middle, Shubman Gillpulls it to wide long on for a single.

19:05 IST:

8.2: Wellington Masakadza to Shubman Gill, Spears it in flat and short, outside off, Shubman Gilltries to make use of the width and goes for the cut but misses.

19:05 IST:

8.1: Wellington Masakadza to Dhruv Jurel, Masakadza darts it in from around the wicket, full and on off, knocked down to long off for a single by Jurel.

19:05 IST:

Change? Back to spin? Yes, Wellington Masakadza(1-0-4-0) is into the attack again. He replaces Tendai Chatara.

Score 34/4

BatsmanShubman Gill 24(23b 4*4 0*6)

BowlerBlessing Muzarabani 3-0-15-1

19:04 IST:

7.6: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Three dots byMuzarabani to close out the over. On a hard length, on off, Shubman Gillstays leg side of the ball and dabs it square towards backward point. Jurel wants a single but Gill says 'No' and sends him back.

19:03 IST:

7.5: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Pulls the length back and bowls it on off, Shubman Gillstays back in the crease and plays it to backward point.

19:02 IST:

7.4: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Half a shout for LBW but there was inside edge involved. Fuller in length now, honing in at the stumps, Shubman Gillshapes up to play the flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads which saves the Indian skipper.

19:02 IST:

7.3: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Placed to perfection!Muzarabani hurls it on a back of a length, on middle, Shubman Gillrides the bounce nicely and employs the short-arm jab. Hits it to the left of deep backward square leg for a boundary.

19:01 IST:

7.2: Blessing Muzarabani to Dhruv Jurel, Leg bye! Too straight again byMuzarabani, on the pads, Dhruv Jurelmisses the tickle as the ball rolls off his pads down to deep fine leg for a leg bye.

19:01 IST:

7.1: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Muzarabani strays on the pads slightly, on a short of a good length, Shubman Gillnudges it in front of square on the leg side and gets to the other end.

19:03 IST:

Well, that was a superb over from Tendai Chatara. A maiden over at this juncture is really impressive. But, Zimbabwe are still hanging by a thread here as they don't have enough runs on the board. A wicket or two here could tilt the game in their favor. But as of now, this is a cliffhanger. Also, no change, Blessing Muzarabanito continue.

Score 28/4

BatsmanDhruv Jurel 0(6b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerTendai Chatara 3-1-14-2

18:59 IST:

6.6: Tendai Chatara to Dhruv Jurel, A maiden from Tendai Chatara! Superb stuff from the experienced right-arm seamer. Offers a bit of width though on this occasion, short and on off, Dhruv Jurelstands tall and cuts it well but picks out the man at backward point.

18:57 IST:

6.5: Tendai Chatara to Dhruv Jurel, Make that five dots in a row. Slanting in, on a back of a length, around off, Dhruv Jurelstabs it in front of backward point and sets off for the run but gets sent back by Gill. Rightly so, as the ball fielder was quick to get to the ball.

18:57 IST:

6.4: Tendai Chatara to Dhruv Jurel, Much fuller this time and attacking the stumps, on off and middle, Dhruv Jurelis tentative to come on the front foot but does enough to keep it out on the off side. Four dots on the trot.

18:56 IST:

6.3: Tendai Chatara to Dhruv Jurel, This nips away after pitching, on a hard length, on off, Dhruv Jurelhangs back and pushes it to out to cover.

18:56 IST:

6.2: Tendai Chatara to Dhruv Jurel, Serves it on a back of a length, on off, Dhruv Jurellets the ball come to him and pats it in front of backward point.

18:55 IST:

6.1: Tendai Chatara to Dhruv Jurel, A big, big shout for LBW but the finger stays down this time! Sikandar Razahas a word with the bowler and the keeper and takes the review. Tendai Chataragoes wide of the crease on the over-the-wicket angle and angles it in, on a good length, on off, Dhruv Jurelplays for the angle and looks to work it away on the leg side. The ball holds its line and zips past the outside edge to ping Jurel high on the back pad. There is nothing on UltraEdge but there is that extra bounce on display yet again. The Ball Tracking shows the ball to be bouncing over the off peg and Zimbabwelose their review.

Score 28/4

BatsmanShubman Gill 19(18b 3*4 0*6)

BowlerBlessing Muzarabani 2-0-10-1

18:52 IST:

5.6: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Drags the length back now and gets a bit of extra bounce off the deck, on off, Shubman Gilladjusts well to the steep bounce and stabs it down the deck. Just the Powerplay Zimbabwewere after. At the end of 6 overs, Indiaare 28/4.

18:52 IST:

5.5: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Glorious shot! Overpitched byMuzarabani, on middle and leg, Shubman Gillstays balanced in his crease and plays it right under his eyeliner. Clips it past mid-wicket and collects a boundary.

18:51 IST:

5.4: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Streaky! That could have gone anywhere.Muzarabani lands it on a length, in the corridor of off, Shubman Gillpushes at the delivery with hard hands as he looks to play it straight. Gets a leading edge and the ball is in the air for a brief period but it evades the man at point. Couple of runs taken.

18:50 IST:

5.3: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Serves it on a length, just outsideoff, Shubman Gillgets a good stride in and defends it out with a straight bat.

18:50 IST:

5.2: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Hits the deck hard, on off, Shubman Gillhangs back and punches it to cover.

18:49 IST:

5.1: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Given LBW but successfully overturned by Shubman Gill!A massive shout for LBW and up goes the finger! Shubman Gillhas reviewed it straight away though! Did Gill get some bat on it or was it sliding down leg? There is no bat involved on UltraEdge. We move on to Ball Tracking now. The extra bounce saves the Indian skipper. The ball is going over the leg pole. What a time to get the review right. Honing in at the stumps, on a good length, on middle, Shubman Gillplays all around it as he looks to clip it away and gets pinged on the front pad.

18:47 IST:

Dhruv Jurelcomes in at number 6.

Score 22/4

BatsmanRinku Singh 0(2b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerTendai Chatara 2-0-14-2

18:47 IST:

4.6: Tendai Chatara to Rinku Singh, OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! The Harare Sports Club erupts in joy and why not? Not a good shot selection from Rinku Singhand he too, bites the dust. India in serious trouble as Rinku Singhgoes on a silver duck. Tendai Chatarabangs a short-pitched delivery around off, and gets a bit of an extra bounce on that one.Rinku Singhgoes for a pull shot but gets a top edge behind the wickets. The ball spoons up in the air and Brian Bennettstationed at short fine takes a simple catch.

18:44 IST:

4.5: Tendai Chatara to Rinku Singh, Hits the hard length, closer to the off-pole, Rinku Singhgets ahead and blocks it out to the off side.

18:44 IST:

Rinku Singhcomes out to the middle with Indiain early trouble.

18:45 IST:

4.4: Tendai Chatara to Riyan Parag, OUT! TAKEN! Zimbabweis well and trulyin this game now! Riyan Paragperishes for a low score on his debut! Tendai Chataratakes the pace off from the leather and lands it around off and full in length. It comes late onto the bat as it sticks to the surface a bit. Riyan Paragis early into his shot looking to clear the inner ring over mid off but mistimes it totally off the high end of the willow,and airs it straight to mid off where Brandon Mavutathe substitute fielder makes no mistake and catches it. India 3 down now. GAME ON!

18:42 IST:

4.3: Tendai Chatara to Shubman Gill, On the pads, full in length, Shubman Gillgets in line and flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

18:41 IST:

4.2: Tendai Chatara to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Class, pure class! Just one bounce and into the fence! Hits the hard length does Chatara, Shubman Gillshimmies down the track and makes the ball full before lofting it nicely over the bowler's head for a boundary straight down the ground.

18:40 IST:

4.1: Tendai Chatara to Riyan Parag, Length ball, outside off, Riyan Paragpushes at it to deep point for one.

Score 16/2

BatsmanShubman Gill 8(10b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerBlessing Muzarabani 1-0-4-1

18:39 IST:

3.6: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Good length, angling in around off, Shubman Gillpresses forward and hits it straight to mid on.

18:39 IST:

3.5: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Length ball, in the channel of off, Shubman Gillgets beaten on the outside edge as the ball moves away.

18:38 IST:

3.4: Blessing Muzarabani to Riyan Parag, Short and outside off, Riyan Paraghangs back and cuts it past backward point for a single and gets off the mark on his T20I debut.

18:38 IST:

Riyan Parag, on debut,makes his way out to the centre.

18:38 IST:

3.3: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, OUT! TAKEN! A brilliant catch from Innocent Kaiaatfirst slip! The umpire will surely have a look at it but Ruturaj Gaikwadis walking already. Blessing Muzarabanibowls a beautiful outswinger, right into the corridor of uncertainty around off, Ruturaj Gaikwadends up being double-minded about whether to play it on the front foot or the back foot and eventually, goes for a back foot punch but the length is very full for that shot. He ends up getting an outside edge. The ball carries towards the first slip where Innocent Kaiadives a bit to his left and takes a good low catch. After the replays roll in, the TV umpire confirms that Kaia has taken it cleanly just above the grass.

18:36 IST:

3.2: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Hard length, slightly around off, Ruturaj Gaikwadgets on his front foot and solidly drives it straight to mid off.

18:35 IST:

3.1: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Bowls it outside off on a length, Shubman Gilldrives it uppishly through the covers with no proper timing but runs for the third by the time the cover fielder chases it down and throws it back to the keeper.

18:35 IST:

Double change as Blessing Muzarabanicomes into the attack, replacing Wellington Masakadza.

Score 12/1

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 7(7b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerTendai Chatara 1-0-8-0

18:34 IST:

2.6: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Swings it away from outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwaddrives off the front foot again but this time he doesn't beat Dion Myersat covers.

18:33 IST:

2.5: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Now that's a textbook cover drive! Bowls it full and way outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwadplants his front foot ahead,caresses it off the middle of the bat and gets a boundary at deep cover.

18:33 IST:

2.4: Tendai Chatara to Shubman Gill, Back of a length, outside off, Shubman Gilltaps it through covers for one.

18:32 IST:

2.3: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, A direct hit and Ruturaj Gaikwadwas gone! On the back of a length, closer to the body, Ruturaj Gaikwadis on the back foot and knocks it in front of mid on and hurries for a single. Johnathan Campbellat mid on is quick on the ball but misses theshy at the non-striker's end. Ruturaj Gaikwadslides the bat in and completes the single.

18:31 IST:

2.2: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Outside off with a hint of an away movement, on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwadslashes it with a horizontal bat but finds the fielder at covers.

18:31 IST:

2.1: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Starts off from over the wickets, gets a bit of an outswing on a fullish length, around off, Ruturaj Gaikwadfirmly pushes it on the front foot towards deep coverfor a brace and gets off the mark.

18:31 IST:

Just the one over for Brian Bennettin his opening spell. Time for pace as Tendai Chataracomes on to bowl.

Score 4/1

BatsmanShubman Gill 4(6b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerWellington Masakadza 1-0-4-0

18:30 IST:

1.6: Wellington Masakadza to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and keeps straight after pitching, Shubman Gillplants his front foot ahead and knocks it back to the bowler.

18:29 IST:

1.5: Wellington Masakadza to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Cuts away nicely and in the gap! Slightly short in length and just outside off, Shubman Gillgets the desired width and gets on the back foot before pinning the cut shot between deep third and backward point for a boundary.

18:29 IST:

1.4: Wellington Masakadza to Shubman Gill, Short in length and around off, Shubman Gillgoes back and punches it straight to covers.

18:28 IST:

1.3: Wellington Masakadza to Shubman Gill, Full and on off, Shubman Gillknocks it to covers.

18:28 IST:

1.2: Wellington Masakadza to Shubman Gill, Pulls his length back, short and outside off, Shubman Gillcuts it well but finds Dion Myersat point.

18:28 IST:

1.1: Wellington Masakadza to Shubman Gill, 'Round the stumps, Wellington Masakadzalands it on a length, outside off, Shubman Gilldefends it to covers.

18:28 IST:

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be the left-arm spin of Wellington Masakadza.

Score 0/1

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 0(2b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerBrian Bennett 1-1-0-1

18:26 IST:

0.6: Brian Bennett to Ruturaj Gaikwad, An appeal for LBW but turned down! A wicket-maiden over from Brian Bennett! Tossed up outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwadshuffles and goes for a sweep shot but misses. He wears it high on the pad and the ball then rolls to the keeper.

18:25 IST:

0.5: Brian Bennett to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Over the stumps, outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwadgoes to defend it but gets a leading edge to point.

18:25 IST:

Ruturaj Gaikwadwalks in at number 3.

18:24 IST:

0.4: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Abhishek Sharmagoes for a rare duck, finding that lone fielder in the deep! Brian Bennettbowls a short-pitched delivery, on the middle, Abhishek Sharmastands tall and goes for a pull shot over the leg side but gets over-ambitious, and mistimes it up in the air, and straight towards deep mid-wicket where Wellington Masakadzaruns a few yards forward and takes a brilliant catch. Not an ideal debut for any batter to get out on a duck! Abhishek Sharmais absolutely distraught and rightly so.

18:23 IST:

0.3: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, Flatter and on off, Abhishek Sharmawaits for it and eases it in front of point.

18:23 IST:

0.2: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, A length ball, outside off, Abhishek Sharmagives him a charge and hits it to mid off.

18:22 IST:

0.1: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, Brian Bennettstarts off from around the stumps with a slip in place. Lands it short and around off, Abhishek Sharmahangs back and punches it to covers.

18:23 IST:

We are back for the chase. Zimbabweare in a huddle near the ropes with Sikandar Razagiving a pep talk to his boys. It will be the left-hand right-hand combination of Abhishek Sharmaand Shubman Gillto open the innings for India. Zimbabweare starting with spin in the form of Brian Bennett. Here we go...

18:20 IST:

... THE RUN CHASE ...

18:27 IST:

Right then, Zimbabwedid manage to gain a bit of momentum towards the end of their batting effort but have fallen short of where they would have wanted to be after being put into bat. Early wickets will be the key for the hosts if they want to make a match out of this. A target of 116 should not be much of an issue for Indiabut as they say, cricket is a funny game and if they are rocked early, the belief in the Zimbabwean camp will grow. Back in a bit for the chase.

18:23 IST:

As for India, they would have loved to bowl Zimbabweout and a bit of complacency crept in towards the end, resulting in the inning lasting longer than they would have liked.Mukesh Kumar gave India an early strike but they could not build on that scalp as the Zimbabwean batters took the attack to them and to add to that, Avesh Khan dropped a skier off the bowling of Khaleel Ahmed. It did not take long for Ravi Bishnoi to make an impact and take the game by the scruff of the neck. Avesh Khan opened the floodgates for India by dismissing Raza and then it was the duo of Bishnoi and Sundar that ran through the Zimbabwean lower order. Ravi Bishnoiwas the pick of the bowlers for India, finishing with career-best figures of4-2-13-4.

18:15 IST:

A good finish to the innings for Zimbabwe, all thanks to Clive Madande! At 90-9, the hosts were in danger of being bowled out but Madande stepped up to the plate and put up a fighting came to take his side to 115.Zimbabwe were dealt an early blow in the form of Innocent Kaia falling for a golden duck. Coming in at number 3, Brian Bennett threw caution to the wind but could not survive the Powerplay. Innocent Kaia fell soon after and the Zimbabwean hopes rested on the shoulders of their skipper Sikandar Raza. Sensing that he was getting bogged down, Raza tried to break the shackles and perished in doing so. The captain's departure triggered a collapse for Zimbabwe, losing 6 wickets for just 17 runs.

Score 115/9

BatsmanClive Madande 29(25b 4*4 0*6)

BowlerAvesh Khan 4-0-29-1

18:12 IST:

19.6: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, FOUR! 12 runs off the final over, including 3 boundaries! Zimbabwe will take it. Avesh Khanbowls it on a good length, and outside off, Clive Madandeshuffles a bit to the off side and swings across, getting a thickish outside edge that flies over short third for a boundary. Mukesh Kumarsprints to chase the ball but it has got enough gas to breach the fence.

18:10 IST:

19.5: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, A regular leg cutter outside off, Clive Madandethrows everything at it but mistimes it off the inner half of the bat to long on and refuses thesingle.

18:10 IST:

19.4: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, FOUR! That's a fantastic shot! Avesh Khanlooks for another yorker and misses by a couple of inches, and ends up serving a friendly half-volley around off, Clive Madandeclears his front leg to access the shot and smashes it down the ground for a cracking boundary.

18:09 IST:

19.3: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, A good bumper from Avesh, on off and with pace off as well, Clive Madandeswings but misses.

18:08 IST:

19.2: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, Follows up with a yorker outside off, Clive Madandelooks to shovel it towards the off side but misses.

18:08 IST:

19.1: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, FOUR! These are handy runs for Zimbabwe and Clive Madandeis putting a crucial cameo out there. Length ball, and well outside off, Clive Madandeshuffles outside the off stump and scoops it over short fine for a boundary.

18:07 IST:

Who will bowl the final over? It will be Avesh Khan (3-0-17-1).Can Clive Madandetake Zimbabwepast 110?

Score 103/9

BatsmanTendai Chatara 0(9b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerMukesh Kumar 3-0-16-1

18:06 IST:

18.6: Mukesh Kumar to Tendai Chatara, Hits the deck hard, on a good length, Tendai Chatarastays on the back foot and drops it to the pitch. Just 5 from the penultimate over.

18:06 IST:

18.5: Mukesh Kumar to Clive Madande, Misses the yorker and servesalmost a knee-length full toss, on the stumps, Clive Madandeclears his front foot and spanks it down to long off for a single.

18:05 IST:

18.4: Mukesh Kumar to Clive Madande, Short of a good length, and outside off, Clive Madandethrows his bat at it and ends up chopping it to the right of point.

18:04 IST:

18.3: Mukesh Kumar to Clive Madande, A vicious bouncer from Mukesh, angling on the bodyline, Clive Madandearches back and misses to execute the upper cut.

18:04 IST:

18.2: Mukesh Kumar to Clive Madande, Back of a length, outside off, Clive Madandehits it through covers for a brace.

18:04 IST:

18.1: Mukesh Kumar to Clive Madande, Finally, Zimbabwe crawlpast the three figures! Ravi Bishnoidoes well and stops a certain boundary there at point. A low full toss on off, Clive Madandeslices it and the ball lands just short of Ravi Bishnoiat point who gets low to make a half-stopand it goes to the deep but saves two for his team.

Score 98/9

BatsmanClive Madande 12(14b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerAvesh Khan 3-0-17-1

18:02 IST:

17.6: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, A single to end the 18th. Takes the pace off from the ball, and pitches it outside off on a length, Clive Madandewaits for it to arrive and guides it to the widish short third for a single.

18:01 IST:

17.5: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, Bangs it short again, slower this time, outside off, Clive Madandewaits for it and climbs on the bounce but gets a toe-end of the willow to the off side. No run.

18:00 IST:

17.4: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, Short and outside off again, Clive Madandeslashes at it, and gets off the thickish outer half of the bat towards deep third and scampers back for the second.

18:00 IST:

17.3: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, FOUR! That's a proper square cut from Clive Madande! Hits the deck hard, outside off, Clive Madandestands tall, transfers the weight on the back foot and cuts it crisply past backward point for a boundary.

17:59 IST:

17.2: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, Full and on the stumps, Clive Madandeclears the front leg and drives it past covers for one.

17:58 IST:

17.1: Avesh Khan to Clive Madande, Good length, outside off, Clive Madandeopens the bat's face to guide it behind the square on the off side but misses as the ball keeps a tad bit low on the bounce.

Score 91/9

BatsmanTendai Chatara 0(8b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerWashington Sundar 4-0-11-2

17:57 IST:

16.6: Washington Sundar to Tendai Chatara, In front of the stumps, full in length, Tendai Chataralunges forward and defends it.

17:57 IST:

16.5: Washington Sundar to Tendai Chatara, Much closer to the stumps now, on a fuller length, Tendai Chatarahits it to point.

17:56 IST:

16.4: Washington Sundar to Tendai Chatara, Full, slow and outside off, Tendai Chataragets a good stride ahead and eases it in front of cover.

17:56 IST:

16.3: Washington Sundar to Tendai Chatara, Full around off, on a flatter trajectory. This is blocked on the front foot to short extra cover by Tendai Chatara.

17:56 IST:

16.2: Washington Sundar to Tendai Chatara, Full outside off,Chatara plays forward and is beaten on the outside edge.

17:56 IST:

16.1: Washington Sundar to Clive Madande, In the air but just a single! Good length, around off, Clive Madandeswipes across aerially with no real timing and the ball lands ahead of deep square leg for a single.

Score 90/9

BatsmanTendai Chatara 0(3b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerRavi Bishnoi 4-2-13-4

17:54 IST:

15.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Tendai Chatara, Career-best figures for Ravi Bishnoi, 4-2-13-4! Full and on off, Tendai Chatarablocks it out again to point.

17:54 IST:

15.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Tendai Chatara, Are we surprised? A googly again, that skids through quickly on the leg stump, Tendai Chataragets an inside edge to the leg side.

17:53 IST:

15.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Tendai Chatara, Good length, around off, Tendai Chatarablocks it.

17:52 IST:

Tendai Chatarais the last man in for Zimbabwe.

17:53 IST:

15.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Blessing Muzarabani, OUT! BOWLED'EM! This time Bishnoi gets it through the defences and gets his fourth wicket! Another googly on a fuller length, spinning into the right-hander from off, Blessing Muzarabanihas no clue and just swooshes his bat across and misses to connect. The ball goes through the gap between the bat and the pad before breaking into the stumps.

17:52 IST:

15.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Blessing Muzarabani, An appeal for LBW and again,the finger goes up! Ravi Bishnoiis unplayable at the moment! Ravi Bishnoilands this one outside off, it is a googly that turns sharply into the batter. Blessing Muzarabaniis drawn forward and goes to defend it but misreads the wrong'un and the ball goes past the inside edge and pings his front pad. The impact, however, is outside the off stump and hence, Blessing Muzarabanisurvives.

17:49 IST:

Blessing Muzarabanicomes in at number 9.

17:48 IST:

15.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Luke Jongwe, OUT! LBW! In front of the pegs! That looks pretty plumb in real-time,but Luke Jongwehas anyways challenged it! Review taken. Quicker googly from Bishnoi, on the middle and slightly turning back into the right-hander, Luke Jongwetakes a big stride forward and tries to ease it to the leg side but plays over the line and the ball pings his front pad. UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. Ball Tracking confirms that the impact is in the line of the stumps and the ball is hitting the wickets on the umpire's call. It is all going wrong for the hosts. Zimbabwe 8down now.

Score 90/7

BatsmanClive Madande 4(7b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerWashington Sundar 3-0-10-2

17:45 IST:

14.6: Washington Sundar to Clive Madande, Good length, pitched outside off, Clive Madanderocks back and punches it to the bowler.

17:48 IST:

14.5: Washington Sundar to Luke Jongwe, Short and around off, Luke Jongwegoes on the back foot and pats it wide of point for a single.

17:46 IST:

14.4: Washington Sundar to Luke Jongwe, No hat-trick for Washington Sundar! This goes straight on, fuller and on off, Luke Jongweplays for the non-existent turn as he presses forward to defendand gets beaten on the outside edge.

17:45 IST:

Luke Jongweis in now.He will face the hattrick ball from Ravi Bishnoi.

17:44 IST:

14.3: Washington Sundar to Wellington Masakadza, OUT! OUT! STUMPED! Two in two for Washington Sundar! Zimbabwe's inning is faling apart here.Sundar changes his angle of attack for the left-hander as he comes in from around the wicket now. Tosses it up nicely and gets the ball to dip in front of the batter. Wellington Masakadzalunges to smother the spin but fails to do so. The ball pitches and spins away to go past the outside edge. The keeper, Dhruv Jurelcollects it cleanly and is quick to whip the bails off. Jurel is extremely confident and the third umpire is called into action. The replays confirm that Masakadza dragged his back leg outside the crease as he pressed forward and could not drag the foot back in time inside the popping crease. Hat-trick ball coming up.

17:44 IST:

Is he stumped out? Yup, clearly.Wellington Masakadza's back foot is out of the popping crease when the bails are broken by Dhruv Jurel. OUT.

17:42 IST:

Wellington Masakadzais in at number 8.

17:42 IST:

14.2: Washington Sundar to Dion Myers, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! 100TH T20 WICKET FOR SUNDAR! This was pushed through by Sundar, short and on off, Dion Myersrocks back in his crease and shapes to pull it away with the turn. This goes straight on and pops up a bit off the deck too. Myers ends up chipping it tamely back to Washington Sundarmakes no mistake. Sundar gets into the wickets' column now.

17:40 IST:

14.1: Washington Sundar to Dion Myers, At 95 kph, on a nagging length, on off, Dion Myersslaps it to the right of deep cover for a couple of runs.

Score 87/5

BatsmanClive Madande 4(6b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerRavi Bishnoi 3-1-13-2

17:39 IST:

13.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Clive Madande, Sliding on, full and on off, Clive Madandepushes it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

17:39 IST:

13.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Clive Madande, Floats it up does Bishnoi, on off, Clive Madandegets a good stride in and drives it to the right of deep cover for a couple of runs. Madande wanted the third run but Myers was in no mood to return.

17:38 IST:

13.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Dion Myers, Much fuller this time and quicker too, on off, Dion Myershangs back to a delivery he should have played off the front foot. Dabs it in front of short third for one.

17:37 IST:

13.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Clive Madande, Drifting in, full and on middle, Clive Madandeclips it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

17:37 IST:

13.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Dion Myers, A googly on offer this time, on alength on the middle stump, Myers punches it to long on for a run.

17:36 IST:

13.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Dion Myers, WIDE! Another mix-up but no harm this time! Ravi Bishnoisprays it down the leg side, Dion Myersmisses to sweep it away and the keeper too, fails to collect it cleanly and the ball deflects off his gloves towards the point region. Clive Madandeis already halfway trying to steal single but Dion Myerssays 'No'. Madande obeys and retreats back to the non-striker's end. The fielder at point has a shy at the non-striker's end as well.

17:36 IST:

13.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Dion Myers, FOUR! Nice shot! Full and around off, Dion Myersplants his front leg ahead and drives it past the cover-point gap for a boundary.

Score 77/5

BatsmanClive Madande 1(3b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerWashington Sundar 2-0-7-0

17:35 IST:

12.6: Washington Sundar to Clive Madande, Full and turning towards the off-pole, Clive Madandegoes back and across, and punches it back to the bowler.

17:34 IST:

12.5: Washington Sundar to Dion Myers, Short and outside off, Myers cuts it away to deep point for a single.

17:34 IST:

12.4: Washington Sundar to Dion Myers, Good length outside off, Dion Myersbatter goes for a back foot cut but misses.

17:34 IST:

12.3: Washington Sundar to Clive Madande, Quicker with the arm, on the middle, Clive Madandeknocks it down to long on for a single.

17:33 IST:

12.2: Washington Sundar to Clive Madande, Loops it on off, full in length, Clive Madandestrides out and blocks it to the off side.

17:33 IST:

12.1: Washington Sundar to Dion Myers, Short and angling in, on leg, Dion Myerstucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Score 74/5

BatsmanJohnathan Campbell 0(1b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerAvesh Khan 2-0-10-1

17:32 IST:

11.6: Avesh Khan to Johnathan Campbell, OUT! RUN OUT!A massive mix-up in the middle and this is catastrophic for Zimbabwe!Avesh lands it on a back of a length, on off, Johnathan Campbellhops and taps it in front of the backward point region and calls his partner for a single. He says 'no' but it is too late for Dion Myersto retreat. Myers is at the batting end by then and Washington Sundarcalmly collects and lobs it towards the bowler who does the rest. The third umpire is called into action to check who will be dismissed here. The replays show that Dion Myers, who ran towards the batting end had crossed Campbelland therefore, it will be Campbell who has been adjudged out.Clive Madandeis the new batter in for Zimbabwe!

17:33 IST:

Courting chaos in the middle! A suicidal run out just when Zimbabwe needed a good resilient partnership. Now the question is which batter has to go as both of them were at the non-striker's end. After confirming through the replays, the TV umpire affirms that it isJohnathan Campbellwho has to depart.

17:30 IST:

Johnathan Campbellis the new man in at number 6 for Zimbabwe.

17:29 IST:

11.5: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Sikandar Razawas itching to take Avesh Khanon and he holes out now. A good catch by Ravi Bishnoiand this is a big blow to the hosts. Avesh lands it on a short of a good length, around off, Sikandar Razastays in the crease and shapes up to go downtown. There's that extra bounce again which results in the ball hitting the splice of Raza's bat and it goes only as far as long on. Ravi Bishnoiruns in off ropes to his right and dives in front to take a safe catch.

17:27 IST:

11.4: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, Avesh pulls his length back and gets a bit of extra bounce off the surface, on off, Sikandar Razawaits to steer it down to deep thirdbut fails to make any connection as the ball rises and beats the bat.

17:27 IST:

11.3: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, Swing and a miss! Fuller in length, in the channel on off, Sikandar Razaswings to go back over the bowler's head but connects with thin air.

17:26 IST:

11.2: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, Avesh attempts the slower delivery but ends up serving a low full toss, outside off, Sikandar Razais unable to take full toll of it. Raza reaches out and knocks it to mid off.

17:26 IST:

11.1: Avesh Khan to Dion Myers, At 137 kph, on off, on a good length, Dion Myerstaps it in front of mid on and calls Raza through for a single.

Score 73/3

BatsmanDion Myers 12(13b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerWashington Sundar 1-0-4-0

17:25 IST:

10.6: Washington Sundar to Dion Myers, A bit of extra bounce on this one, short and around off, Dion Myersadjusts well and runs it down to the left of short third where Ravi Bishnoimakes a tumbling stop and cuts it off. They cross.

17:25 IST:

10.5: Washington Sundar to Dion Myers, Fires it in, on off, on a length, Dion Myersdefends it out with a straight bat.

17:24 IST:

10.4: Washington Sundar to Dion Myers, Drops it short again, turning in, on middle and leg, Dion Myershangs back and pulls it wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs.

17:24 IST:

10.3: Washington Sundar to Dion Myers, Sees the batter make room and follows him does Sundar, on a nagging length, Dion Myerspushes it from the crease to mid-wicket.

17:24 IST:

10.2: Washington Sundar to Dion Myers, Pushes it through, flatter and shorter, outside off, Dion Myersmakes room for the cut but gets beaten for pace there.

17:23 IST:

10.1: Washington Sundar to Sikandar Raza, Starts off on a nagging length, turning in, on middle, Sikandar Razahops and steers it in front of short third for a single.

17:23 IST:

Washington Sundarhas now been introduced into the attack now.

Score 69/3

BatsmanDion Myers 9(8b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerAvesh Khan 1-0-9-0

17:22 IST:

9.6: Avesh Khan to Dion Myers, Swing and a miss! Outside off on almost a shortish length, Dion Myersslashes hard at it but only manages to connect thin air. Halfway done, Zimbabweare 69/3.

17:21 IST:

9.5: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, Short in length and on the top of the middle, Sikandar Razatransfers the weight on the back foot reading the length well, and pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

17:21 IST:

9.4: Avesh Khan to Dion Myers, Hard length, outside off, Dion Myerspushes it towards backward point for a single.

17:20 IST:

9.3: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, Follows up with a short-pitched delivery outside off, Sikandar Razaslashes it to mid off for a quick single.

17:20 IST:

9.2: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, SIX! Oh, that was begging to be hit, quite literally! First six of the day! Avesh Khanlands it right underneath the bat, on the stumps line, Sikandar Razapresents the full face of the bat and thumps it downtown with a good extension of arms for a six.

17:19 IST:

9.1: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, Starts off from over the stumps, on a length and on the stumps, Sikandar Razablocks it to mid-wicket.

17:19 IST:

Avesh Khancomes on to bowl now.

Score 60/3

BatsmanDion Myers 8(6b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerAbhishek Sharma 2-0-17-0

17:18 IST:

8.6: Abhishek Sharma to Dion Myers, Bowls it flat and on middle, Dion Myerssweeps it with no real timing towards deep fine and gets two to end the over.

17:17 IST:

8.5: Abhishek Sharma to Dion Myers, Darts it in, short and on middle, Dion Myersrocks back and knocks it back to Abhishek.

17:17 IST:

8.4: Abhishek Sharma to Dion Myers, Tosses it up, full and on middle, Dion Myerspresses forward and defends it back to the bowler.

17:17 IST:

8.3: Abhishek Sharma to Sikandar Raza, Short and around leg, Sikandar Razapushes it to long on for one.

17:21 IST:

8.2: Abhishek Sharma to Dion Myers, Short in length, around off, Dion Myersmistimes his pull shot towards mid-wicket for a single.

17:20 IST:

8.1: Abhishek Sharma to Dion Myers, FOUR! Streaky but it races away! Tossed up, full and outside off, Dion Myersgoes for an expansive cover drive but is a bit early on his shot and slices off the thickish outside edge towards deep third for a boundary.

Score 52/3

BatsmanDion Myers 1(1b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerRavi Bishnoi 2-1-3-2

17:19 IST:

7.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Dion Myers, Flatter and quicker outside off, Dion Myershangs back and cuts it to deep point for one.

17:15 IST:

Dion Myersis the new man in.

17:19 IST:

7.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, OUT! BOWLED'EM! Ravi Bishnoiis not an easy man to sweep! Wessly Madheverewas anyway playing with fire here trying to connect that sweep shot. But, he couldn't, even once. Bowls it on a length, and pitches it full, Wessly Madhevereis again down on a knee trying to play that premeditated sweep shot. Plays down the wrong line again and the ball this time crashes into the stumps. Ravi Bishnoistrikes and Zimbabweare three down now.

17:13 IST:

7.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, Flighted delivery around off,Madheverepaddles it in the fine leg region for a brace.

17:18 IST:

7.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, Pushes it through, shorter and quicker, on middle and leg, Wessly Madheverelooks to work it away on the leg side but gets beaten on the inside edge and wears it on the back pad.

17:13 IST:

7.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, Another appeal but this is only an excited one rather than a confident one. Flighted one around leg, full in length, Wessly Madhevereagain goes for a risky sweep shot and misses and wears on the front pad. But it visibly looks like it is sliding down the leg side. The umpire thinks likewise as well.

17:12 IST:

7.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, Ravi Bishnoi is really confident but the umpire says 'No'. After a long chat, Shubman Gillopts for a review for caught behind. Or is it for stumping? Yes, it is for the stumping.Ravi Bishnoislides it on the leg stump line and keeps it full and quick, Wessly Madheverepremeditates the sweep shot but the length is not ideal to play that shot and he misses. Dhruv Jurelcollects the ball and flashes off the bails in a jiffy. The side on replay shows that Wessly Madhevere's foot is well inside the popping crease. NOT OUT appears on the giant screen.

Score 49/2

BatsmanWessly Madhevere 19(17b 3*4 0*6)

BowlerAbhishek Sharma 1-0-9-0

17:08 IST:

6.6: Abhishek Sharma to Wessly Madhevere, On a flatter trajectory by Abhishek, quicker too, on off, Wessly Madheveregoes back and cuts it to backward point for a single to retain the strike.

17:08 IST:

6.5: Abhishek Sharma to Sikandar Raza, Slightly pulls his length back, on off, Sikandar Razadabs it to short third for one.

17:07 IST:

6.4: Abhishek Sharma to Sikandar Raza, FOUR! Excellent shot! Abhishek serves an arm-ball, but full and in front of the pegs, Sikandar Razasits on his knee and sweeps it past backward square leg for a boundary.

17:06 IST:

6.3: Abhishek Sharma to Sikandar Raza, Quicker and fuller on off, turning a shade away, Sikandar Razaaborts from the shot and lets it go.

17:06 IST:

6.2: Abhishek Sharma to Sikandar Raza, Good proactiverunning there! Tossed up around off, Sikandar Razagets low and tickles it to the deep fine region and scampers back for the double.

17:05 IST:

6.1: Abhishek Sharma to Wessly Madhevere, Around the stumps, length ball turning away from the right-hander, Wessly Madheveresees it closely and cuts it to cover-point for one.

17:05 IST:

It will be spin from both ends as one of the three debutants for India, Abhishek Sharmacomes on to bowl.

Score 40/2

BatsmanSikandar Raza 0(5b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerRavi Bishnoi 1-1-0-1

17:04 IST:

5.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Sikandar Raza, Completely deceived him there! Another deceptive googly, turning in from outside off, and pitching on the fuller length, Sikandar Razaanticipates the ball to turn away but fails to read the googly off Bishnoi's hand, goes for a drive through the covers and the ball catches the inside edge, passes close to the leg stump and towards short fine.

17:03 IST:

5.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Sikandar Raza, Flattens his trajectory this time, on the stumps, Sikandar Razareads it well and punches it off the back foot to mid-wicket.

17:03 IST:

5.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Sikandar Raza, Slides through to the leg stump line, on a length, Sikandar Razamisses to flick and wears on the front thigh pad and then to the strip.

17:03 IST:

5.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Sikandar Raza, This one stays very low, on the pads, full in length, Sikandar Razabrings his bat down in time and blocks it to the leg side.

17:02 IST:

5.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Sikandar Raza, Tossed up a bit outside off, 92 kph, Raza presses forward to defend it and gets aninside edge onto the pads.

17:02 IST:

The captain of Zimbabwe, Sikandar Razawalks in now.

17:02 IST:

5.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Brian Bennett, OUT! BOWLED! Oh, what happened here?Dhruv Jurel is very convinced that Brian Bennettis gone and the bail has come off the stumps. Ravi Bishnoistarts off with a wrong'un, pitching on the length and turning into the off-pole from outside off, Brian Bennettplays down the wrong line and the ball sneaks past his inside edge as he is beaten all ends up. UltraEdge shows there's no nick on it when the ball passes the bat. The replays come up with multiple angles and confirmthat the bail has been dislodged from the off stump. And the on-field umpire reverses the decision to OUT.

16:58 IST:

Will Mukesh Kumartoo get his third over? Nope, spin has been introduced now.Ravi Bishnoireplaces Mukesh.

Score 40/1

BatsmanWessly Madhevere 17(15b 3*4 0*6)

BowlerKhaleel Ahmed 3-0-28-0

16:57 IST:

4.6: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, FOUR! Lucky boundary but they all count! Angling away, on a short of a length, outside off, Wessly Madhevereleaves nothing in the tank and swings to go back over the bowler's head. Gets an outside edge that races well wide of deep third for four more runs. An over where Khaleel Ahmedshould have had a wicket, has instead gone for 17 runs.

16:57 IST:

4.5: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, FOUR! Dispatched! Too short and on off, Wessly Madheverestands tall and flat bats this disdainfully over wide mid on for a cracking boundary.

16:56 IST:

4.4: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, Short and going across the batter, on off, Wessly Madheveretries to latch onto the width but misses out on the connection this time as the ball sails over his bat.

16:55 IST:

4.3: Khaleel Ahmed to Brian Bennett, Slips it on a length, on middle, Brian Bennettwhips it wide of mid-wicket for a single.

16:55 IST:

4.2: Khaleel Ahmed to Brian Bennett, PUT DOWN! Avesh Khanhas made an absolutemeal of it! Brian Bennettcontinues to ride his luck. Khaleel serves it on a hard length this time, on off, Brian Bennetthangs on the back foot and stays leg side of the ball to go up and over point. Gets it off the outer half of the bat and this goes straight to the man at deep backward point. Avesh Khanis looking into the sun but he has his shades on. Never looked comfortable under the skier and in the end, does not even manage to lay a hand on it. To rub salt into the wounds, the ball trickles behind for a boundary.

16:54 IST:

4.1: Khaleel Ahmed to Brian Bennett, FOUR! Streaky but Brian Bennettwill take it! Khaleel angles it across from over the wicket, on a length, outside off, Brian Bennettgoes deep in his crease and throws the kitchen sink at it. Gets an outside edge that flies over the leaping first slip fielder for a boundary.

Score 23/1

BatsmanBrian Bennett 13(11b 3*4 0*6)

BowlerMukesh Kumar 2-0-11-1

16:53 IST:

3.6: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, Leg bye! Angles it in now does Mukesh, on middle and leg, on a short of a length, Brian Bennettclears his front leg and swings to go big on the leg side. Fails to get any bat on it but crosses over quickly as the ball rolls off his pads on the leg side.

16:52 IST:

3.5: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, At 134 kph, on a back of a length, outside off, Brian Bennettstays leg side of the ball and flays at the delivery but gets beaten as the ball sneaks under the horizontal bat.

16:51 IST:

3.4: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, A hint of inward movement off the deck, on a good length, on the off pole, Wessly Madheverelets the ball come to him and dabs it in front of backward point for a well-judged single.

16:53 IST:

3.3: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, Misfield! Slanting in, on a short of a good length, on middle, Brian Bennetthops back and nudges it in front of mid-wicket where Abhishek Sharmafumbles and concedes a single.

16:49 IST:

3.2: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Quick single taken! Length delivery, on off, Wessly Madheveregets half-forward and drives it on the up in front of Shubman Gillat mid off for a run.

16:50 IST:

Halt! Oopsie! That must have hurt him! Wessly Madheverehas taken a hit right on his helmet grill in the front. A mandatory concussion checkis to follow. The physio rushes out to the middle in no time. Wessly Madhevereis getting hydratedas well. Also,Washington Sundaris seen warming up near the ropes. Is he gonna be the next one to bowl? Looks like Madhevere is good to continue now, yes pretty much so.

16:47 IST:

3.1: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Ouch, Wessly Madheverehas copped it flush on the grill of the helmet! Madhevere looks rattled by the blow and the mandatory concussion check will follow now. This was a well-directed bumper by Mukesh Kumar, aimed at the helmet of the batter, Wessly Madhevereshaped up for the pull but got beaten for pace there and the ball took off a bit to hit him bang on the helmet.

16:46 IST:

Change? Nope, Mukesh Kumar(1-0-8-1) to continue.

Score 19/1

BatsmanBrian Bennett 12(8b 3*4 0*6)

BowlerKhaleel Ahmed 2-0-11-0

16:45 IST:

2.6: Khaleel Ahmed to Brian Bennett, Hurls it on a hard length and tucks the batter up for room, on middle, Brian Bennettstays back and stabs it down on the off side.

16:44 IST:

2.5: Khaleel Ahmed to Brian Bennett, Play and a miss! Fuller in length and angling across the batter, Brian Bennettthrows his hands at the delivery while staying rooted in the crease and connects with thin air.

16:44 IST:

2.4: Khaleel Ahmed to Brian Bennett, FOUR! Up and over! Short and wide on off, Brian Bennettgets the width he needs and he does not miss out. Rises the bounce by getting on his toes and slaps it over pointfor a boundary.

16:43 IST:

2.3: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, A mix-up but no harm done! Honing in at the stumps, on a length, Wessly Madhevereturns it to the left of mid-wicket where Abhishek Sharmadives to cut it off. The batters stutter for the single but eventually cross over.

16:42 IST:

2.2: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, Banged into the deck by Khaleel and outside off, Wessly Madhevereswivels in the crease for the pull but misses out as the ball sneaks under the bat.

16:42 IST:

2.1: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, Going across the batter, on a length, on off, Wessly Madheverepushes it from the crease towards cover.

Score 14/1

BatsmanBrian Bennett 8(5b 2*4 0*6)

BowlerMukesh Kumar 1-0-8-1

16:41 IST:

1.6: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, EDGED AND FOUR! Just over! Mukesh goes into the wicket, on off, Brian Bennetthangs back and pokes at the delivery in front of his body. Gets an outside edge that flies towards the second slip but luckily for Brian, the ball evades a leaping Ruturaj Gaikwadand races away for a four.

16:40 IST:

1.5: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, So nearly dragged it back onto his stumps there did Brian Bennett! Mukesh delivers it full and just outside off, not wide enough for Brian Bennettto free his arms for the drive. Gets an inside edge but gets lucky there as the ball goes back onto the pads and not back onto the stumps.

16:39 IST:

1.4: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, Angling in, on a back of a length, on middle, Brian Bennettgets on his toes and tucks it to mid-wicket.

16:39 IST:

1.3: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, Keeps it full but the line is much straighter this time, shaping in, on middle, Brian Bennettgets behind the line of the ball and defends it out to the right of the bowler.

16:38 IST:

1.2: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, FOUR! Width on offer and Brian Bennettcashes in! Mukesh errs in line as he bowls it too wide on off, full as well, Brian Bennettstays rooted in his crease and extends his hands to drive it past point for a boundary.

16:37 IST:

1.1: Mukesh Kumar to Innocent Kaia, OUT! DRAGGED ON! Perfect start for Mukesh Kumar! Strikes with his first delivery and Innocent Kaiafalls for a golden duck. Mukesh hurls it full in length from over the wicket, in the corridor of off, Innocent Kaiagoes for the drive away from the body but there is no foot movement whatsoever. Pays the ultimate price as the ball nips back in enough to catch the inside edge and it goes on to uproot the leg pole. Couldn't be a better start for Mukesh Kumar.

16:38 IST:

Brian Bennettis in at number 3.

Score 6/0

BatsmanWessly Madhevere 6(6b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerKhaleel Ahmed 1-0-6-0

16:35 IST:

0.6: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, And again! Khaleel bangs it on a hard length and angles it away from the right-hander, outside off, Wessly Madheverefiddles at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

16:36 IST:

0.5: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, Beaten!Good length delivery pushed across, Wessly Madheverepushes at it without moving his feat at all, playsaway from his body and gets beaten on the outside edge.

16:35 IST:

0.4: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, Serves it on a hard length, on off, Wessly Madheverepats it in front of cover and looks for a single but gets sent back by his partner and rightly so.

16:35 IST:

0.3: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, Edgy! In the channel on off, on a hard length, has a feel for the delivery away from his body. Gets a thickish outside edge that races down to deep third where Mukesh Kumar sprints to his left and makes the stop with his feet. Two runs taken.

16:35 IST:

0.2: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere, Khaleel pulls his length back and angles the ball across the right-hander, outside off, Wessly Madheverewatchfully lets it go through to the keeper.

16:34 IST:

0.1: Khaleel Ahmed to Wessly Madhevere,Lovely start to the game for Wessly Madhevereand Zimbabwe! Khaleel steams in from over the wicket and pitches it right up, full and around off, springs on the front foot and shows the full face of the bat. Drives it to the right of mid off for the first boundary of the game.

16:41 IST:

Done with the anthems and the pre-match formalities. It is now time for the action to commence at the Harare Sports Club. Well, guess what, it is winter in this South African nation, but the sun is shining to its full glory with the temperature being in the mid-20s. Quite a warm winter, isn't it? Jokes apart,the two umpires make their way out to the middle. The Indian players can be seen having the last-minute huddle talk before dispersing out to the field. And again, just a reminder, India is striding out with three debutants - Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, and Dhruv Jurel. Out walk the two Zimbabwean openers, Wessly Madhevere along with Innocent Kaia. The talented left-arm pacer,Khaleel Ahmedhas the new ball and will begin the proceedings for India with two slips in place. And, here we go...

16:25 IST:

Well, just a few moments away from this first T20I to begin! But before that, the two sets of players make their way out with the match officials for their respective national anthems. It will be the Indian national anthem first, followed by that of Zimbabwe.

16:15 IST:

PITCH REPORT - Tino Mawoyo is pitchside. He begins by saying that this is a nice firm surface with a good covering of green grass. Looking at the surface, he mentions it is a good batting track and won't change throughout the 40 overs. Ends up saying that 150-160 would be a good score here.

16:18 IST:

The Zimbabwean skipper, Sikandar Raza says that he does not mind batting first. Feels that the weather has improved over the past week and feels that there won't be moisture. States that the wicket looks good to bat on. Tells that he is very excited to lead a young side and hopes that the youngsters can keep the flag flying high. Further says that it is a moment of pride for him to be leading the nation. Expects the young guys to come out and put up a good fight. Informs that Richard Ngaravamisses out but hopes that the left-arm seamer is fit for the remainder of the series. Also says that Craig Ervine has rested for this series but has a role to play going ahead.

16:15 IST:

Shubman Gill, the captain of India, says it looks like a good surface and reckons it won't change much throughout. Says that they want to know the score they are chasing. Further tells that you always have certain expectations from yourself. Informs that Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, and Dhruv Jurel are making their debuts.

16:13 IST:

India (Playing XI) - Shubman Gill (C), Abhishek Sharma (On debut), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Riyan Parag (On debut), Rinku Singh, Dhruv Jurel (WK) (On debut), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed.

16:40 IST:

Zimbabwe (Playing XI) - Wessly Madhevere, Innocent Kaia, Brian Bennett, Sikandar Raza (C), Dion Myers, Johnathan Campbell, Clive Madande (WK), Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara.

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