IND vs ZIM, 2nd T20I Highlights: India beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs (2024)

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Harare,UPDATED: Jul 7, 2024 20:10 IST

India vs Zimbabwe Highlights, 2nd T20I in Harare: This young and fresh Team India have well and truly redeemed themselves by defeating Zimbabwe by 100 runs and levelling their five-matrch T20I series 1-1. After the brilliant batting performance by Abhishek Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rinku Singh, bowling brilliance by Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan and Mukesh Kumar ran an onslaught against Sikandar...Read More

IND vs ZIM, 2nd T20I Highlights: India beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs (2)

Mukesh Kumar

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2nd T20I between India and ZImbabwe from the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe.

India were stunned in the series opener in a low-scoring game on Saturday. Shubman Gill is under pressure as India look to bounce back from the setback. Sikandar Raza's Zimbabwe will be high on confidence on Sunday evening.

20:10 IST:

Right then, that's all from what turned out to be a lopsided affair. After a shock defeat in the opening game, India were expected to bounce back, and they did so clinically to bring the five-match series on level terms. The teams will have a couple of days' rest now, and the third T20I will take place on Wednesday, 10th July, with the first ball to be bowled at 4.30 pm IST (11 am GMT). As always, our build-up will begin much sooner. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

20:06 IST:

The skipper of India, Shubman Gillsays that he is happy to get the win. States that it was not easy to bat in the Powerplay with the ball doing a bit and lauds the way Ruturaj Gaikwadand Abhishek Sharmacompiled their innings. Shares that they are a young side and in the first game, it was more about not being able to handle the pressure. Adds that it was good to be put under pressure in the first game and they knew what to expect in this game. Hopes that thebatters keep firing.

20:06 IST:

Abhishek Sharma is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his scintillating maiden century. He begins by saying that he is delighted. Says it was not a great outing with the bat in the first match, and not only for him but also for the team as a whole. Adds that he just wanted to express himself and felt like it was his day the way he was striking the ball from the get-go.He says after his catch was dropped, he thought it was his day and he took the charge. Also appreciates Ruturaj Gaikwad and says that he helped him in keeping his perspective. Further adds that he believes in his hitting ability. Mentions that momentum plays a crucial role in T20 cricket. And also says if it is in the arc, he believes he needs to get it over the fence regardless.

20:03 IST:

The captain of Zimbabwe, Sikandar Razasays that the World Champions played like World Champions in this game. Feels that dropping catches hurt them and need to get better in that facet of the game. Tells that he expected 200 on this wicket and the surface did not change much in the second inning. Reckons that they gave away 20-30 runs too many. He says that it would have been a different result had they had wickets in hand after the Powerplay.

19:57 IST:

Time for the presentation ceremony...

19:59 IST:

Ravi Bishnoi is up for a flash interview. He says it was a disappointing outing in the first game, but they made a great comeback in this match. Says he is very delighted with the way he is bowling and is happy to contribute to the team's win. He says there was no real turn in the pitch but the ball skidded through quickly which made the batters hurry into their shots. On being asked about the T20 World Cup victory, Bishnoi says that the celebrations are still on, and rightly so. Says it has been a long wait and they will keep celebrating for a long time.

20:00 IST:

Earlier in the game, the toss went India's way and Shubman Gill had no hesitation in opting to bat first. Zimbabwe struck early again through Blessing Muzarabani, removing the Indian skipper. However, Abhishek Sharma immediately made his intentions clear and shifted gears as his innings progressed. Ruturaj Gaikwad struggled initially, but Abhishek's aggressive stroke play allowed Gaikwad to settle into his innings. Dropped when he was on 27, Abhishek made Zimbabwe pay dearly for that error by scoring his maiden international ton. After Sharma fell, Ruturaj joined hands with Rinku Singh to ensure a strong finish for India. India scored 160 off their last 10 overs to finish with a commanding total of 234. For Zimbabwe, Tendai Chataraand Blessing Muzarabanibowled tidy spells upfront but the former took a beating towards the end.

19:57 IST:

As for Zimbabwe, after the high of their famous win in the series opener, they have been humbled by India in this game. With their backs against the wall at the halfway mark, a good Powerplay was crucial to their fortunes in the chase. Despite the early setback, Brian Bennett did not shy away from playing his shots. However, his aggressive approach soon led to his downfall. Sikandar Raza was bounced out, and the hosts could never really recover from losing 4 wickets in the Powerplay. Wessly Madhevere struggled to get going, and with wickets falling around him, it became even more difficult for him to get out of the rut. Madhevere and Luke Jongwe displayed stiff resistance, but the writing was on the wall inside the Powerplay, and the hosts were eventually bowled out for 104.

20:12 IST:

An emphatic win for Indiato draw level in the series! A dominant effort with both bat and ball saw the Men in Blue secure a victory by 100 runs, the joint-highest margin of victory in terms of runs against Zimbabwe in T20Is, with Australia being the other team to win by the same margin.Having finished well with the bat, India were able to take momentum into their bowling effort. The visitors were able to take the wind out of Zimbawbwe's sails thanks to two wickets apiece by Mukesh Kumarand Avesh Khan inside the first four overs. Just like the first game, Ravi Bishnoi and Washington Sundar dominated the middle phase and never really let Zimbabwe off the hook. Brought back into the attack, Mukesh and Avesh answered the skipper's call and performed the cleanup job.

19:45 IST:

18.4: Mukesh Kumar to Luke Jongwe, OUT! TAKEN IN THE DEEP! India win by 100 runs and level the series by 1-1. Total dominance out there in the field in all three domains by the Men in Blue. Mukesh Kumarpins in a fuller-length delivery outside off, Luke Jongweopens the face of the bat but slices it uppishly, flat, and straight down the throat of Ruturaj Gaikwadat deep third. A strong comeback from India after a dismal performance in the series opener. Hugs and handshakes around with delighted Indian faces.

19:44 IST:

18.3: Mukesh Kumar to Luke Jongwe, Bowls it on a length, outside the off stump. Jongwe reaches for it and slashesto deep point for a couple of runs.

19:43 IST:

18.3: Mukesh Kumar to Luke Jongwe, NO BALL AND FOUR! A high full toss on the bodyline, Luke Jongwestands upright and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Free Hit to follow.

19:42 IST:

18.2: Mukesh Kumar to Luke Jongwe, MISFIELD AND FOUR! Firmly driven down the groundMisses the yorker and serves alow full toss on the stumps, Luke Jongwespanks it down the ground. Mukesh Kumardoes get his fingertips at it but deflects it behind him. Abhishek Sharmathere runs to his left from long on but is a bit casual in his approach to make the stop and the ball breaches the fence.

19:41 IST:

18.1: Mukesh Kumar to Luke Jongwe, Mukesh comes back into the attack, and bowlson a fullish length and outside off, Luke Jongweclears his front foot and swings hard at it but only meets thin air.

Score 123/9

BatsmanTendai Chatara 0(2b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerAvesh Khan 3-0-15-3

19:40 IST:

17.6: Avesh Khan to Tendai Chatara, Another half-tracker on off, Tendai Chataragoes to ramp it away but misses.

19:39 IST:

17.5: Avesh Khan to Tendai Chatara, Over the stumps bowls does Avesh, bangs a short one again outside off, Tendai Chataraswooshes at it but misses.

19:38 IST:

Tendai Chatarais the last man in for Zimbabwe.

19:38 IST:

17.4: Avesh Khan to Blessing Muzarabani, OUT! IN THE AIR AND SUNDAR TAKES IT EASILY! Zimbabwe9 down now. Avesh Khancontinues to bowl on a short length, just around off, Blessing Muzarabanigoes for a half-hearted pull shot and gets a leading edge that flies up in the air. Washington Sundarstationed at mid on runs a few steps ahead and takes a simple catch.

19:37 IST:

17.3: Avesh Khan to Luke Jongwe, Bowls almost a half-tracker on the top of middle, Luke Jongwestays leg side and shuffles down the leg side before cutting it through the off side for one.

19:37 IST:

17.2: Avesh Khan to Blessing Muzarabani, Outside off on a hard length, Blessing Muzarabanithrows his bat at it and chops it to deep third for a single.

19:36 IST:

17.1: Avesh Khan to Luke Jongwe, On the back of a length outside off, Luke Jongwecuts it past cover-point for a single. Rinku Singhruns in to his right from deep point and keeps it to just a single.

19:35 IST:

17.1: Avesh Khan to Luke Jongwe, WIDE! Sees the batter shuffling across off for a scoop shot, Avesh bowls it even further away outside the wide guideline. Wided.

Score 119/8

BatsmanLuke Jongwe 21(19b 2*4 0*6)

BowlerRavi Bishnoi 4-0-11-2

19:35 IST:

16.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Luke Jongwe, Another wrong'un on offer, slightly on a pulled-back length, around off, Luke Jongwewatches the ball closely, goes back and across and guides it in front of short third for a single.

19:33 IST:

16.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Blessing Muzarabani, A googly on a fuller length, turning in from off, Blessing Muzarabanireads it well and strides out before working it towards widish mid-wicket for one.

19:33 IST:

16.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Blessing Muzarabani, Bishnoi follows up with a regular leg-break in front of the stumps. Blessing Muzarabaniblocks it out.

19:32 IST:

Blessing Muzarabaniis the new man in.

19:31 IST:

16.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, OUT! YOU MISS I HIT! THROUGH THE GATES! Ravi Bishnoi gets his second wicket! He bowls it very close to the bodyline on a length, on a flatter trajectory, angling to the leg stump line. Wessly Madheveregives Bishnoi the charge but gets cramped up for room as he tries to play it across the line. The ball is too close to execute that shot and Madhevere fails to connect. The ball sneaks through the gap between the bat and the pad to dismantle the furniture.

19:31 IST:

16.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Luke Jongwe, Flat and quick on the middle, Luke Jongwebends low and eases it in front of point for a quick single.

19:30 IST:

16.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, Over the wicket, in front of the pegs, full in length, Wessly Madhevereshuffles well outside leg and punches it between mid off and covers for one.

Score 115/7

BatsmanLuke Jongwe 19(17b 2*4 0*6)

BowlerWashington Sundar 4-0-28-1

19:29 IST:

15.6: Washington Sundar to Luke Jongwe, Nice and slow, full and just outside off, Luke Jongweplays inside the line of the as he expectsthe ball to turn into him but it straightens up instead. As a result, he gets beaten on the outside edge.

19:29 IST:

15.5: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, Full and on the stumps, this is clippedaway to deep mid-wicket by Wessly Madheverefor one.

19:28 IST:

15.4: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, Pushes it through, full and around off, Wessly Madheveregets down on a knee, and lifts itover the bowler's head for a brace.

19:28 IST:

15.3: Washington Sundar to Luke Jongwe, Short and spinning into the batter from off, Luke Jongwehangs back and pulls it towards widish mid-wicket for one.

19:28 IST:

15.2: Washington Sundar to Luke Jongwe, Good piece of running there by the two batters! Good length and on off, Luke Jongweturns it to deep square leg and hurries back for the second.

19:27 IST:

15.1: Washington Sundar to Luke Jongwe, FOUR! Pulled away! Sundar bowls a short-pitched delivery, turning into the batter from off, Luke Jongwereads the length early, gets in position quickly and pulls it nicely over mid-wicket for a boundary.

19:27 IST:

Washington Sundaris back on.

Score 105/7

BatsmanWessly Madhevere 39(35b 3*4 1*6)

BowlerAbhishek Sharma 3-0-36-0

19:26 IST:

14.6: Abhishek Sharma to Wessly Madhevere, Fuller and quicker, outside off, Wessly Madheveregoes for the reverse sweep but connects with thin air.

19:26 IST:

14.5: Abhishek Sharma to Wessly Madhevere, SIX! Wessly Madheverefinally gets hold of one properly! Abhishek slants it in, full and right in the arc of the batter, Wessly Madheveredoes not miss out as he reaches out in front and slog sweeps it over deep square leg for a six.

19:25 IST:

14.4: Abhishek Sharma to Luke Jongwe, Shorter and flatter, outside off, Luke Jongwehangs back and chops it past the keeper for a single.

19:25 IST:

14.3: Abhishek Sharma to Luke Jongwe, Nicely bowled! Drifting in from around the wicket, full and around off, Luke Jongwe gets on the front foot and plays for the ball coming into him. The ball pitches and spins away to beat the bat. Dhruv Jurelis quick to take the bails off and the third umpire is called into action. The replays show that Jongwe has his back leg grounded inside the crease all the way through.

19:26 IST:

Is he stumped out? Excellent piece of glove work from Dhruv Jurelyet again behind the stumps. Luke Jongwemisses to connect the ball, gets beaten on the outside edge.Jurel collects it cleanly. He flashes off the bails in the blink of an eye. However, the side-on replay confirms that Jongwe has got his back foot grounded at the moment the stumps are broken.

19:23 IST:

14.2: Abhishek Sharma to Luke Jongwe, Offers flight does Abhishek and slows it up too, on off, Luke Jongwecarves it up and over cover for a couple of runs.

19:23 IST:

14.1: Abhishek Sharma to Luke Jongwe, Turning away, not short enough for Luke Jongweto cut but he goes on the back foot and gets beaten.

Score 96/7

BatsmanWessly Madhevere 33(33b 3*4 0*6)

BowlerRiyan Parag 1-0-5-0

19:22 IST:

13.6: Riyan Parag to Wessly Madhevere, So nearly trickled back onto the stumps! Dishes it out on a fullish length, just outside off, Wessly Madheveregoes for the reverse sweep again but this time it does not connect. The ball rolls off his pads and sneaks just past the leg pole.

19:21 IST:

13.5: Riyan Parag to Luke Jongwe, Shortens his length now and bowls it on off, Luke Jongwegoes on the back foot and punches it down to long off for one.

19:22 IST:

13.4: Riyan Parag to Wessly Madhevere, Slips it in full and straight, at the stumps, Wessly Madheveremakes room and drills it down to long off for a single.

19:21 IST:

13.3: Riyan Parag to Wessly Madhevere, Just over! Floats it up, full and around the pads, Wessly Madheverepulls out the reverse sweep but gets more of a top edge. Luckily forMadhevere, he manages to clear backward point for a couple of runs.

19:20 IST:

13.2: Riyan Parag to Luke Jongwe, Goes full and around off, Luke Jongwewrists it down to long on and rotates the strike.

19:20 IST:

13.1: Riyan Parag to Luke Jongwe, Begins on a nagging length, on off, at 92 kph, Luke Jongwedefends it back to the bowler.

Score 91/7

BatsmanLuke Jongwe 7(6b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerAbhishek Sharma 2-0-27-0

19:18 IST:

12.6: Abhishek Sharma to Luke Jongwe, Pushed through, fuller and on the pads, Luke Jongwegets his bat out in front to defend but gets an inside edge that rolls behind square on the leg side for a run.

19:18 IST:

12.5: Abhishek Sharma to Luke Jongwe, Offers a hint of width on off, short in length, Luke Jongwecuts it well but picks out the man at backward point.

19:18 IST:

12.4: Abhishek Sharma to Wessly Madhevere, Slower and shorter, on middle, Wessly Madheveredrags the pull down to long on for one more run.

19:17 IST:

12.3: Abhishek Sharma to Luke Jongwe, Darts it in, at the stumps, on a nagging length, Luke Jongweplays it with a straight bat to the right of the bowler for one.

19:17 IST:

12.2: Abhishek Sharma to Wessly Madhevere, Keeps it away from the reach of the batter, short and outside off, Wessly Madheverereaches out and cuts it to deep point for one.

19:17 IST:

12.1: Abhishek Sharma to Wessly Madhevere, FOUR! A good effort by Sai Sudharsanbut in vain! Abhishek drops it short and it is outside off, Wessly Madhevererocks back and cracks the cut to the right of deep cover. Sai Sudharsancovers good ground and tumbles to his right but the ball comes off his hands and trickles into the fence.

19:20 IST:

This has been an excellent bowling effort from the Men In Blue overall. Especially as they are playing one bowler short in this clash. Change? Yup, Abhishek Sharma(1-0-19-0) is back into the attack. He replaces Ravi Bishnoi.

Score 83/7

BatsmanLuke Jongwe 5(3b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerWashington Sundar 3-0-18-1

19:15 IST:

11.6: Washington Sundar to Luke Jongwe, On a fullish length, on middle, Luke Jongwesqueezes it out to mid-wicket.

19:14 IST:

11.5: Washington Sundar to Luke Jongwe, FOUR! Neatly played! Looped by Sundar, full and around leg, Luke Jongwegets inside the line and brings out the paddle. Plays it well past short fine leg for a boundary.

19:14 IST:

11.4: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, Slower and the length is pulled back, on middle, Wessly Madhevere uses his feet and drives it down to long on for one.

19:14 IST:

11.3: Washington Sundar to Luke Jongwe, Lands it full again, on middle, Luke Jongweswats it to long on and gets to the other end.

19:15 IST:

11.2: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, Floats it up, full and on off, Wessly Madheverelunges and chips it down to long off for a single.

19:13 IST:

It has just gotten from bad to worse for Zimbabwe in this chase. With 7 men down, Luke Jongweis the next batter in.

19:12 IST:

11.1: Washington Sundar to Wellington Masakadza, OUT! RUN OUT! Superb work by Dhruv Jurel! Sundar lands it on a nagging length, at the stumps, Wellington Masakadzalooks to keep it out but gets an inside edge that rolls beside the pitch on the leg side. A yes-no situation between the two batters and they eventually decide to cross over. The keeper, Dhruv Jurelgets to the ball quickly and takes his right glove off. Picks the ball up and in one motion, hits the stumps at the bowling end to catchMasakadza short of his crease.

Score 76/6

BatsmanWessly Madhevere 22(25b 2*4 0*6)

BowlerRavi Bishnoi 3-0-7-1

19:11 IST:

10.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, Brilliant game awareness by the two batters! At the stumps by Bishnoi, on a length, Wessly Madhevereknocks it in front of long on and crosses over. Madhevere sees that Avesh Khanat long on is casual in his effort to get to the ball and senses the opportunity to sneak the second in. Wellington Masakadzaresponds in agreement. Avesh fires in a throw at the batting end and hits the stumps. It is referredupstairs but the replays show that Madhevere is in by then.

19:09 IST:

10.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Wellington Masakadza, Slows it up but it is the googly again, on off, fuller as well, Wellington Masakadzareaches out in front and pushes it to the right of the bowler.

19:09 IST:

10.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Wellington Masakadza, Googly, on a length, outside off, Wellington Masakadzapokes at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

19:09 IST:

Wellington Masakadzais the next batter in for Zimbabwe.

19:08 IST:

10.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Clive Madande, OUT! TRAPPED PLUMB IN FRONT! Or is it? This looks dead straight but after a chat with his partner, Clive Madandehas taken the review. Another one of those deliveries by Ravi Bishnoithat does not turn away and just keeps sliding into the batter, short and on off, Clive Madandeis cramped up for room. He does goon the back foot to play it across the line but the ball skids off the deck, beats the inside edge and pings Madande on the back pad. There is nothing on UltraEdge and it is three reds on Ball Tracking. Ravi Bishnoigets his first wicket of the game. Clive Madandedoesn't trouble the scorersthis time and departs on a duck.

19:06 IST:

10.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Clive Madande, Goes straight on, fuller and outside off, Clive Madandewalks across his stumps to play the slog sweep but misses and wears it on the pads.

19:05 IST:

10.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, Fires it in, flat and short, on middle, Wessly Madheveregoes on the back foot and punches it down to long on for a single.

Score 72/5

BatsmanClive Madande 0(2b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerWashington Sundar 2-0-11-1

19:05 IST:

9.5: Washington Sundar to Clive Madande, Around the wicket, across off on a fuller length, Clive Madandegoes for a drive but misses.

19:05 IST:

Clive Madandeis the new man in.

19:03 IST:

9.4: Washington Sundar to Johnathan Campbell, OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Ravi Bishnoiwon't drop those! Washington Sundardrops it full and around off from around the wickets, Johnathan Campbellsits for a slog sweep, gets underneath the ball but mistimes it high up in the air off the top half of the bat. Ravi Bishnoifrom deep square leg runs to his right, settles his eyes under the ball and tumbles but manages to hold onto it in the end.

19:02 IST:

9.3: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, A conventional off-break from Sundar now, outside leg, Wessly Madhevereshuffles to the leg side and chips it to long on for one.

19:02 IST:

9.2: Washington Sundar to Johnathan Campbell, 'Round the stumps, on a shorter length, around off, Johnathan Campbellcuts it to deep cover for one.

19:01 IST:

9.1: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, Tossed-up delivery on off, Wessly Madheverehits it to long on for one.

Score 69/4

BatsmanJohnathan Campbell 9(16b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerRavi Bishnoi 2-0-3-0

19:00 IST:

8.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Johnathan Campbell, A wrong'un, short and outside off, it skids through as well, Johnathan Campbellgoes for a cut but misses.

19:00 IST:

8.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Johnathan Campbell, Full and on the stumps, Campbell goes for a sweep again and gets it off the inside half of the bat towards deep square for a couple.

18:59 IST:

8.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Johnathan Campbell, Signaled as a wide initially but overturned instantly by the umpire himself. Ravi Bishnoicontinues to bowl on a flatter trajectory outside leg, Johnathan Campbellemploys that reverse sweep but misses. Ravi Bishnoistraightaway gets animated but the umpire reverses the decision in time.

18:59 IST:

8.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Johnathan Campbell, It's currently not working for Campbell. Bishnoi is a very difficult guy to sweep it away. Flat and on the stumps, Johnathan Campbellgoes for the sweep again but inside edges onto his pad.

18:58 IST:

8.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Johnathan Campbell, In front of the pegs, a googly again, Johnathan Campbellagain plays that reverse sweep but wears on the pads outside off.

18:58 IST:

8.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Johnathan Campbell, An appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. A googly on a fuller length, outside off, Johnathan Campbellreverse sweeps and misses. Gets beaten on the outside edge.

Score 67/4

BatsmanWessly Madhevere 17(21b 2*4 0*6)

BowlerWashington Sundar 1-0-8-0

18:57 IST:

7.6: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, Flat and full on off, Wessly Madheveretries the reverse sweep but gets a ping on his pad instead.

18:56 IST:

7.5: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, Short and on leg, Wessly Madheverenudges it to deep mid-wicket with soft hands and gets a double.

18:56 IST:

7.4: Washington Sundar to Johnathan Campbell, Drifting in, on middle, full in length, Johnathan Campbellworks it behind square on the leg side for a single.

18:55 IST:

7.3: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, Short again, turning in, Wessly Madheveretucks it away to deep square leg for one.

18:55 IST:

7.2: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, FOUR! In the gap this time! Short and shade outside off, Wessly Madheveregets the desired width, and gives himself some room,and cuts it past backward point for a boundary.

18:55 IST:

7.1: Washington Sundar to Wessly Madhevere, Quick and short, outside off, Wessly Madheverepunches it off the back foot towards the cover fielderwho stops it with a dive.

18:54 IST:

It will be spin from both ends now as Washington Sundarcomes on.

Score 59/4

BatsmanJohnathan Campbell 6(9b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerRavi Bishnoi 1-0-1-0

18:53 IST:

6.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Johnathan Campbell, Well bowled! Drops a flipper on the fourth stump line and full in length, it straightens after pitching. Johnathan Campbellplays a defensive shot anticipating the ball to turn but gets beaten on the outside edge.

18:53 IST:

6.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Johnathan Campbell, Too close to the stumps on a fuller length, Johnathan Campbellagain attempts to cut it away but gets beaten.

18:52 IST:

6.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Johnathan Campbell, Motors a quick googly across off on a length, Johnathan Campbellgoes back and gets beaten on the cut shot.

18:52 IST:

6.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, Another googly, turning in from a length, Madhevere reads it off the pitch and tucks to the off side for a single.

18:51 IST:

6.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, Quicker and flatter outside off, chopped towards backward point by Wessly Madhevere.

18:51 IST:

6.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Wessly Madhevere, An appeal for caught behind from Dhruv Jureland Ravi Bishnoibut the umpire says 'No'. Drifts it down the leg side does Bishnoi, full in length, Wessly Madheveremisses to tuck it away and Dhruv Jurelcollects it cleanly behind the stumps. Maybe, it came off Madhevere's thigh pad.

18:51 IST:

Ravi Bishnoicomes into the attack now.

Score 58/4

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

BowlerAvesh Khan 2-0-11-2

18:50 IST:

5.6: Avesh Khan to Johnathan Campbell, Another misfield. Short and outside off, Johnathan Campbellhangs back and cuts it hard but straight to cover where Ravi Bishnoifumbles and parries the ball to the deep. Allows two to be taken. End of the mandatory powerplay. Zimbabwe reeling at 58/4.

18:49 IST:

5.5: Avesh Khan to Wessly Madhevere, Avesh Khanhits the deck hard again. On off, Wessly Madheveregives the bowler the charge, but the ball gets an extra bit of bounce. Wessly Madhevereadjusts his shot but still plays it aerially. The ball, however, lands in between the cover and point gap. A single taken.

18:48 IST:

5.4: Avesh Khan to Johnathan Campbell, Onto the pads on a hard length, Johnathan Campbellswivels quickly and pulls it along the ground towards deep square leg for a single.

18:47 IST:

5.3: Avesh Khan to Johnathan Campbell, Hard length, on the middle, Johnathan Campbellcamps back and turns it towards deep backward square leg for a brace.

18:47 IST:

5.2: Avesh Khan to Johnathan Campbell, Outfoxed Campbell totally! Avesh Khanfollows it up with a good-length delivery, just passing above the off stump, Johnathan Campbellhas no clue and gets squared up. Awkwardly lets the ball pass.

18:46 IST:

5.1: Avesh Khan to Johnathan Campbell, Bowls it full and on off, Johnathan Campbellprods ahead and drives it straight to covers.

Score 52/4

BatsmanWessly Madhevere 8(12b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerMukesh Kumar 3-0-26-2

18:47 IST:

4.6: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, FOUR! Poor effort by Avesh Khan. A boundary gifted away to Wessly Madhevere. Fuller in length, on the off pole, Wessly Madheveredoes not move his feet and looks to drive it on the up. Gets an inside edge that rolls to the left of short fine leg where Avesh Khanfails to bend in time and the ball goes under his hands for a boundary.

18:44 IST:

4.5: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Beats the bat again! The ball holds its line this time and it is much closer to the batter, on a good length, Wessly Madheverepresents a straight bat to keep it out but fails to do so as the ball goes the other way to beat the bat.

18:43 IST:

4.4: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Serves it in and around off, on a length, Wessly Madhevereknocks it back to the bowler.

18:43 IST:

4.3: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Nipping back in, on a hard length, on off, Wessly Madheverefiddles at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

18:42 IST:

4.2: Mukesh Kumar to Johnathan Campbell, Drama out there!Good length and outside off from Mukesh, Johnathan Campbellguides it to deep third and takes a single. Avesh Khanin the deep fumbles to cleanly pick it up but eventually gets onto it and throws it in. Johnathan Campbellwants the second but gets sent back by his partner, Wessly Madhevere.He obeys and retreats back to the bowler's end.

18:41 IST:

4.1: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Leg bye! Full and slanting in, on leg, Wessly Madheveremisses the flick and wears it on the front pad. The ball rolls on the off side for a leg bye.

18:42 IST:

Sikandar Razadeparts now and Avesh Khanstrikes a double whammy! Appreciations for Dhruv Jurel. He has been absolutely acrobatic behind the stumps.Zimbabwe is in all sorts of trouble with the skipper back in the hut as well. Johnathan Campbellis the new man in at number 6.

Score 46/4

BatsmanSikandar Raza 4(4b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerAvesh Khan 1-0-5-2

18:40 IST:

3.6: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Avesh Khanwith the double strike and this is the big wicket of Sikandar Raza. Avesh bends his back and digs it in short, at the batter, Sikandar Razais caught in two minds about whether to drop his wrists and let the ball go orhelp the ball on its way. The ball climbs onto him and comes onto him quicker than he anticipated. Raza fails to get his gloves out of the way and the ball comes off his gloves and balloons behind to Dhruv Jurelwho takes it to his left.

18:39 IST:

3.5: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, FOUR! Hit it too fine! Down the leg side by Avesh once again, on a length, Sikandar Razacovers his pegs and tickles it through deep fine for a boundary.

18:38 IST:

3.4: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, Lands it on a back of a length, on off, Sikandar Razahangs back and punches it to backward point.

18:38 IST:

3.3: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, That stayed very low! On a length, outside off, Sikandar Razalooks to play at it but the ball does not rise at all and scoots under the bat on its way to the keeper.

18:37 IST:

3.3: Avesh Khan to Sikandar Raza, Wide but a great save by Dhruv Jurel behind the stumps! Avesh Khanhurls it down the leg side on a good length. It further takes off from the surface and Dhruv Jurelbehind the wickets, leaps like a bird to his left and plucks the ball out of thin air.

18:37 IST:

The Zimbabwean skipper, Sikandar Razawalks in at number 5. Will he bail out his side from a difficult situation? Let's find out...

18:36 IST:

3.2: Avesh Khan to Dion Myers, OUT! TAKEN! The move to sendDion Myersup the order does not work for Zimbabwe! Not the best of deliveries by Avesh Khanas this is short and wide on off, asking to be hit. Dion Myersdoes not move his feet much and reaches out to go through the off side. Gets this one right off the toe end of the bat and it lobs tamely towards short cover where Rinku Singhtakes it to his right.

18:36 IST:

3.1: Avesh Khan to Wessly Madhevere, A big, big shout for LBW but the umpire is unmoved. Avesh Khan is pretty confident and he convinces Shubman Gill to take the review. Was the impact outside off? Or was it going over the stumps? Shaping in, on a good length, on off, Wessly Madhevereuses his feet a bit and looks to work it across the line. Plays all around it and gets rapped high on the back pad. The batters cross over as the ball rolls away on the off side for a leg bye. There is nothing on UltraEdge but wickets is umpire's call as the ball is just clipping the middle stump on Ball Tracking.

18:36 IST:

Is that out? A shout for LBW from Avesh Khan but 'No' says the umpire. Nothing on UltraEdge as the ball passes the bat. Ball Tracking saves Wessly Madhevereas the ball is hitting the wickets on the umpire's call. It is just clipping the bail on the top of the middle stump. The on-field decision stands.Wessly Madheveresurvives.

18:33 IST:

One shot, too many for Brian Bennett! Who walks in next? It's Dion Myersin at number 4. Also, a change in bowling from the other end. Avesh Khanhas been introduced into the attack now.

Score 40/2

BatsmanBrian Bennett 26(9b 1*4 3*6)

BowlerMukesh Kumar 2-0-21-2

18:31 IST:

2.6: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, OUT! CASTLED! Brian Bennettmisses but Mukesh Kumardoes not! Mukesh fights back and the fun is over for Bennett. Mukesh keeps it at the stumps and goes slightly fuller, nipping back in a touch, Brian Bennettgoes for a wild heave across the line and loses his shape in the process. Fails to get any bat on it and the ball sneaks under the bat to clip the middle stump.

18:30 IST:

2.5: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, SIX! Two in two for Brian Bennett! The 20-year-old is putting on an exhibition here! Angling in, on a good length, on middle, Brian Bennettpicks up the line and length early and creates a good steady base for himself. Tonks it over the sight screen for six more runs.

18:29 IST:

2.4: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, SIX! New balls, please! This has gone onto the roof! Mukesh goes short but this is not short enough to trouble the batter, on middle, Brian Bennettgets this one right where he needs it. Nails the pull towards deep square leg for a biggie.

18:28 IST:

2.3: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Almost dragged it on! In the corridor of off, on a hard length, Wessly Madheverestays rooted in the crease and pushes at the delivery away from his body. Gets an inside edge that rolls in front of short fine leg.Madhevere gets called through for a quick single by Brian Bennett.

18:28 IST:

2.3: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, WIDE! Mukesh bangs it into the deck but gets the line wrong again. Strays down leg, Wessly Madhevereswivels but fails to get any bat on the pull.

18:27 IST:

2.2: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Missed out! Mukesh errs in line as he slips it wide on off, short in length, Wessly Madheverereaches out to latch onto the width but gets a bottom edge that dribbles towards first slip.

18:26 IST:

2.1: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Honing in at the stumps, on a good length, on middle, Wessly Madhevereclips it in front of square on the leg side. The deep square leg fielder runs to his left and cuts it off. Two runs taken.

Score 24/1

BatsmanBrian Bennett 14(6b 1*4 1*6)

BowlerAbhishek Sharma 1-0-19-0

18:26 IST:

1.6: Abhishek Sharma to Brian Bennett, And it will stay as 19. A momentum-gaining over for Zimbabweafter losing a wicket in the first over. Speared in, fuller and on off, Brian Bennettgoes back in his crease and stabs it down on the off side.

18:25 IST:

1.5: Abhishek Sharma to Brian Bennett, FOUR! Intelligent batting by Bennett! Shorter and around off, Brian Bennettwaits on the back foot and opens the bat face to glide it to the left of short third for a boundary. 19 runs off the over with a ball to go.

18:24 IST:

1.4: Abhishek Sharma to Brian Bennett, Drifting in, full and on middle, Brian Bennettdrags the shot to the left of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

18:24 IST:

1.4: Abhishek Sharma to Brian Bennett, FIVE WIDES! Wayward by Abhishek Sharma! Slips it down leg, on a nagging length, Brian Bennettgets inside the line to swipe it behind square on the leg side but misses. The keeper, Dhruv Jurelfails to collect to his left and the ball races away for a boundary.

18:23 IST:

1.3: Abhishek Sharma to Brian Bennett, SIX! Clean strike! Right in the slot by Abhishek and offers width as well, Brian Bennettstays still and frees his arms to loft it over long on for a six.

18:23 IST:

1.2: Abhishek Sharma to Wessly Madhevere,Madhevere moves to the leg side early and Abhishek spots it. Fires in an arm-ball and tucks the batter up for room.Madhevere knocks it down to long on for a single.

18:22 IST:

1.1: Abhishek Sharma to Brian Bennett, Starts off with a flighted delivery from around the wicket, on off, Brian Bennettgets his bat out in front of the pads and pushes it to the left of mid off for a single.

18:22 IST:

Spin early on. The centurion with the bat, Abhishek Sharmato roll his arm now.

Score 5/1

BatsmanWessly Madhevere 0(2b 0*4 0*6)

BowlerMukesh Kumar 1-0-5-1

18:21 IST:

0.6: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Oh, that kept slightly low and just about carried to the keeper, Dhruv Jurel. Dug into the deck by Mukesh, outside off, Wessly Madheverestays leg side of the ball and swings to pull it away but the ball stays a bit low and sneaks under the bat.

18:20 IST:

0.5: Mukesh Kumar to Wessly Madhevere, Play and a miss! In the channel on off, a hint of away movement, outside off, Wessly Madheveregets drawn into the cover drive and gets beaten on the outside edge.

18:19 IST:

0.4: Mukesh Kumar to Brian Bennett, Greets Bennett with a shortish delivery, at the batter, Brian Bennettfends it down on the leg side an gets off the mark with a single.

18:19 IST:

Brian Bennettis in at number 3.

18:17 IST:

0.3: Mukesh Kumar to Innocent Kaia, OUT! TIMBER! Mukesh Kumarwith the early strike for India, yet again! Innocent Kaiafalls in a similar fashion as he did in the series opener. The leg polewas uprooted then but it is the off pole this time. Mukesh pitches it on a length with an upright seam, on off, nipping back into the right-hander, Innocent Kaiagets on the front foot to drive it down the ground but gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball comes back in and knocks over the off pole.

18:17 IST:

0.2: Mukesh Kumar to Innocent Kaia, Half a shout for LBW but that was comfortably heading down leg and was high too!Mukesh drags the length back and angles it in, on middle and leg, Innocent Kaiaswivels in the crease to get the pull shot away but misses and wears it high on the front pad.

18:16 IST:

0.1: Mukesh Kumar to Innocent Kaia, FOUR! What a start from Innocent Kaia! Mukesh steams in from over the wicket and lands it on a good length, on off and middle, Innocent Kaiagives the bowler the charge and whips it aerially towards the vacant deep square leg region for a boundary.

18:16 IST:

We are back for Zimbabwe's response! Out walk the two openers of Zimbabwe. Innocent Kaiatakes the guard and he will be partnered by Wessly Madhevere. Mukesh Kumarhas the new ball and will get the proceedings underway for India with a couple of slips in place and a standard off-side field. And, here we go...

18:14 IST:

... THE RUN CHASE ...

18:25 IST:

Right then, after a brilliant outing with the bat, a huge contrast from the previous T20I, India isin the driver's seat, quite literally. They have the runs on the board and with that kind of a bowling line-up, it won't be easy for Zimbabwe at all. However, T20 is the kind of format where things change rapidly, and India would want to take early wickets as they are playing a bowler short in this contest. They would want toexert pressure on the opposition batters from the get-go. An interesting run chase up next. Stay tuned.

18:13 IST:

Ruturaj Gaikwad is in for a chat. He says that he had a tough start and did not middle even a single ball of his first 15 balls. Shares that he discussed with Abhishek Sharma to stitch a partnership for 5-6 overs and it worked well for them. Lauds Abhishek for the way he batted and feels that he chose the correct bowlers to target and took the spinners on really well. Tells that the wicket is not easy to bat and it is two-paced. Reckons that the bowlers need to stick to Test match lengths and keep things simple.

18:19 IST:

Zimbabwe had their moment in the sun early on, with Blessing Muzarabani sending the Indian skipper packing. They nearly bagged a double whammy in the same over, but Muzarabani couldn't cling onto a Gaikwad offering. The Zimbabwean quicks kept the heat on, keeping it tight in the fielding restrictions. Zimbabwe's fielding woes turned the tide, with Wellington Masakadza fumbling a dolly off the red-hot Sharma - a blunder that came back to haunt them. Lightning struck twice as Masakadza fluffed his lines again, this time giving Gaikwad a lifeline. From there, it was all downhill for the Chevrons as the Indian batters went absolutely berserk, unleashing a barrage of sixes and boundaries. However, it was Masakadza who removed Abhishek eventually, but the damage was already done. Overall, it was a tough, tough day at the office for Zimbabwe with the ball, a mad contrast from the previous outing.They conceded 82 runs off the last 30 deliveries.

18:14 IST:

Then came the fireworks! Abhishek Sharma, in a jaw-dropping display of redemption, unleashed a batting masterclass. He rocketed from fifty to hismaiden T20I ton in a mere 13 balls, peppering the ground with 8 massive sixes and 7 crisp fours. Gaikwad played the perfect foil, rotating strike to the on-fire Sharma, who was dispatching bowlers to all corners with ease. After Abhishek's departure, Ruturaj Gaikwad too, notched up a fifty and further accelerated massively. With the cushion of 8 wickets in hand, Gaikwad took the chances and helped India cross 200. Rinku Singh too struck huge lusty blows toward the backend thattilted the momentum in India's favour.

18:09 IST:

Talk about carnage! 14 sixes and 20 boundaries in this Indian innings. A perfect finish in the end from Rinku Singhand Ruturaj Gaikwad. A brilliant turnaround for the Men In Blue with the bat as they mount 234 on the board. Also, this is the highest first inning score by India on Zimbabwean soil in the T20Is. The Indian innings, however, kicked off with familiar jitters as Shubman Gill fell early. But Abhishek Sharma flipped the script from his previous duck, coming out swinging his bat and taking on the bowlers. Ruturaj Gaikwad, though initially shaky, dug in his heels. Luck smiled on both Sharma and Gaikwad as they survived close shaves, turning those reprieves into a robust partnership. As the innings unfolded, the pitch seemed to shed its demons, becoming a batter's paradise.

Score 234/2

BatsmanRinku Singh 48(22b 2*4 5*6)

BowlerLuke Jongwe 4-0-53-0

18:05 IST:

19.6: Luke Jongwe to Rinku Singh, SIX! Straight towards the sight screen! Back-to-back sixes by Rinku Singhto end the Indian innings! Luke Jongweerrs in length as he slips in a low full toss, outside off,Rinku Singhstays low to make the connection, frees his arms and pumps it back over the bowler's head for six more runs. 21 runs off the final over help India finish with 234 on the board!

18:03 IST:

19.5: Luke Jongwe to Rinku Singh, SIX! SMASHED! Luke Jongwedelivers a good-length delivery just around off, Rinku Singhreadies himself for the pull shot, creates a strong base and gets it over deep square leg for a six.

18:02 IST:

19.4: Luke Jongwe to Rinku Singh, Going across the batter, on a length, outside off, the bottom hand comes off the bat for Rinku Singhand he ends up chopping it down the deck.

18:01 IST:

19.3: Luke Jongwe to Rinku Singh, FOUR! Not exactly where Rinku Singhintended but he will take it! Low full toss, outside off, Rinku Singhreaches out and throws his hands at it. Gets an outside edge that races past short third for a boundary.

18:01 IST:

19.2: Luke Jongwe to Ruturaj Gaikwad, In the air...but Brian Bennettdoes not go for the catch. Sikandar Razaisn't too pleased as he thinksBennett should have gone for the catch. Length delivery, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadshuffles across again and hits it flat towards long on where Bennett collects it on the bounce. The batters cross for one.

18:00 IST:

19.1: Luke Jongwe to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Clever, very clever! Jongwe goes searching for the yorker but it comes out as a full toss, around off. Ruturaj Gaikwadknows that short fine leg and backward square leg are inside the circle and he walks across to the off side early. Swats it up and over backward square leg for a boundary.

18:00 IST:

Luke Jongwe(3-0-32-0) to bowl the final over.

Score 213/2

BatsmanRinku Singh 32(18b 1*4 3*6)

BowlerBlessing Muzarabani 4-1-30-1

17:58 IST:

18.6: Blessing Muzarabani to Rinku Singh, SIX! Oh, my! The sound it made off the bat!Muzarabani goes into the wicket, on middle, it sits up nicely for Rinku Singhwho does not miss out. Swivels and pulls it into the stands towards deep mid-wicket for half a dozen more. 16 runs off the penultimate over for India.

17:57 IST:

18.5: Blessing Muzarabani to Rinku Singh, Aerial but safe! Angling in, on a length, on off and middle, Rinku Singhswipes across the line but gets a leading edge that clears short third for a couple of runs.

17:57 IST:

18.4: Blessing Muzarabani to Rinku Singh, SIX! BANG! This has come right off the screws! A predictable line byMuzarabani but errs in length this time and serves a cross-seam delivery, right in the slot, on the tramline on off, Rinku Singhgets the front leg out of the way and smokes it way over long off for a biggie.

17:55 IST:

18.3: Blessing Muzarabani to Rinku Singh,Muzarabani persists with his plan of forcing Rinku to hit on the off side towards the longer square boundary. Hurls it on a fullish length, outside off, Rinku Singhfrees his arms to drill it through the off side but gets an inside edge that rolls to the keeper.

17:55 IST:

18.3: Blessing Muzarabani to Rinku Singh, WIDE!Muzarabani changes his angle of attack for the left-hander as he comes from around the wicket and dishes it out beyond the tramline on off for a wide.

17:54 IST:

18.2: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Gaikwad backs away early butMuzarabani holds his line and length. Serves it on a yorker length, outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwadreaches out and steers it down to deep third for one.

17:53 IST:

18.1: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Beaten! On a back of a length, outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwadbacks away to flay it away on the off side but the extra bounce results in the ball climbing onto him and sails over the bat.

17:53 IST:

Blessing Muzarabani(3-1-14-1) to bowl the penultimate over.

Score 197/2

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 71(43b 10*4 1*6)

BowlerTendai Chatara 4-0-38-0

17:54 IST:

17.6: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Loopy slower delivery, on a fullish length, on middle, Ruturaj Gaikwadgets low and digs it out to long on to keep the strike with a single. 20 runs off Chatara's final over. He ends with figures of4-0-38-0.

17:51 IST:

17.5: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Skillfully done! 19 runs off the over with a ball to go. Wide yorker by Jongwe on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadshuffles across a bit and opens the bat face to glide it past backward point for four more runs.

17:50 IST:

17.4: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Streaky but they all count! Slower and shorter, width on offer on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadthrows his hands at the delivery and gets an outside edge that flies over short third for a four.

17:50 IST:

17.3: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX! Goes down the ground again and this time, Ruturaj Gaikwadgets the maximum result! At the stumps, on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwadholds his shape and with a still head, launches it flat and over Sikandar Razaat long on for a six.

17:49 IST:

17.2: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Shot! On a length, at the stumps, Ruturaj Gaikwadgives the bowler the charge and even though the extra bounce results in the ball coming high on the bat, he gets enough to beat long on to his left.

17:48 IST:

17.1: Tendai Chatara to Rinku Singh, Short and on off, Rinku Singhpushes it wide of point and turns the strike over.

Score 177/2

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 52(38b 7*4 0*6)

BowlerLuke Jongwe 3-0-32-0

17:47 IST:

16.6: Luke Jongwe to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Hit in the gap and that brings up FIFTY for Ruturaj Gaikwad! The start was shaky but he hung in there and is slowly starting to accelerate now. Into the wicket and slower as well, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadhangs back and nails the pull to the left of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

17:46 IST:

16.5: Luke Jongwe to Rinku Singh, Fuller and on off, Rinku Singhdrives it through covers and gets to the other end.

17:46 IST:

16.5: Luke Jongwe to Rinku Singh, WIDE! Short and beyond the tramline on off for a wide. The keeper does well to make the stop, moving away to his left.

17:45 IST:

16.4: Luke Jongwe to Rinku Singh, FOUR! Nicely done! Low full toss, near the wide tramline on off, Rinku Singhreaches out and carves it towards deep backward point for a boundary.

17:44 IST:

16.3: Luke Jongwe to Rinku Singh, Good-length delivery, on off, Rinku Singhplaces this one well wide of deep point for a couple of runs.

17:44 IST:

16.2: Luke Jongwe to Rinku Singh, Another high full toss, outside off, Rinku Singhchops it down from the crease towards backward point.

17:43 IST:

16.1: Luke Jongwe to Rinku Singh, Oh, what happened there? Jongwe slips in a high full toss, outside off, Rinku Singhgets caught by surprise and stabs it down on the off side. Rinku feels it was over the waist but the umpire does not think likewise.

Score 165/2

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 48(37b 6*4 0*6)

BowlerBlessing Muzarabani 3-1-14-1

17:43 IST:

15.6: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, DROPPED AND FOUR! Brian Bennettputs one down now!Muzarabani goes into the wicket and it is slower as well, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadgets into the position early and looks to flat bat this one down the ground. Does not get the desired connection as it comes off the bottom half of the bat. Brian Bennettat long on, runs in a bit initially instead of running sideways and close to the fence. As a result, he gets himself into an awkward position and fails to hold on and it trickles off his hands into the fence. This is the third chance that has gone begging in the field for Zimbabwe.

17:41 IST:

15.5: Blessing Muzarabani to Rinku Singh, Another off-pace delivery by Muzarabani, on a back of a length, on middle, Rinku Singhwaits for the ball to arrive and steers it past backward point for one.

17:40 IST:

15.4: Blessing Muzarabani to Rinku Singh, Drags the length back and takes the pace off does Muzarabani, outside off, Rinku Singhlooks to guide it down to deep third but misses.

17:40 IST:

15.3: Blessing Muzarabani to Rinku Singh, SIX! Cracking shot! On a good length, outside off, Rinku Singhgives himself room by moving leg side of the ball and skips down the track too. Frees his arms and thumps it over cover for a biggie.

17:39 IST:

15.2: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad,Muzarabani hits the deck hard and bowls it around off, Ruturaj Gaikwadshapes up for the flat-batted stroke but the extra bounce results in the ball hitting high on the bat. It goes down to long on for one.

17:38 IST:

15.1: Blessing Muzarabani to Rinku Singh, At 138 kph, on a hard length, over middle, Rinku Singhsteers it down to deep third for a single.

Score 152/2

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

BowlerTendai Chatara 3-0-18-0

17:37 IST:

14.6: Tendai Chatara to Rinku Singh, Back of a length, outside off, Rinku Singhslashes it off the back foot towards covers for one to end the over.

17:36 IST:

14.5: Tendai Chatara to Rinku Singh, Delivers on a length, around the fourth stump, Rinku Singhgets in line of the ball and tries to pierce that gap through covers but Sikandar Razastops it.

17:36 IST:

14.4: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Pitched up, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadgets it off the inner half of the willow towards the right of long on for a single.

17:35 IST:

14.3: Tendai Chatara to Rinku Singh, A length-delivery across off, Rinku Singhwaits for this one to arrive at him and drives it firmly past cover and mid off for a single.

17:34 IST:

14.2: Tendai Chatara to Rinku Singh, On the top of the middle, Rinku Singhtucks it with soft hands to mid-wicket.

17:34 IST:

14.1: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Closer to the body, on the middle and on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwadtucks it through mid-wicket for one.

17:34 IST:

14.1: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, WIDE! On a fullish length but sliding down leg, Ruturaj Gaikwadmisses the tickle. Wide given.

17:35 IST:

Rinku Singhwalks out to bat. Also, a change in bowling as Tendai Chatara(2-0-13-0)comes back on.

Score 147/2

BatsmanAbhishek Sharma 100(47b 7*4 8*6)

BowlerWellington Masakadza 2-0-29-1

17:32 IST:

13.6: Wellington Masakadza to Abhishek Sharma, OUT! TAKEN! A sort of a consolation for Wellington Masakadzahere! Delivers an arm-ball on a length, at the stumps, Abhishek Sharmaswings hard to slog it across the line of the ball but ends up getting a leading edge that flies to the backward point region. Dion Myersat the mentioned position runs a few steps backward and takes a good catch. Abhishek Sharmawalks back to the dugout and gets a huge round of applause from the crowd.

17:30 IST:

13.5: Wellington Masakadza to Abhishek Sharma, SIX! Abhishek Sharmahas arrived and in what style! Maiden T20I CENTURYfor this extremely talented lad! Alow full toss down the leg, Abhishek Sharmabends low and helps it over deep fine for a biggie. Takes the helmet off and soaks in the applause from the crowd and his teammates. Duck in the series opener but a hundred in just his second international game. Redemption for Abhishek!

17:32 IST:

13.4: Wellington Masakadza to Abhishek Sharma, SIX! Drop him twice and see the carnage! Closer to the body, on middle and leg, on a length, Abhishek Sharmasteps out of his crease and swivels to pull it over deep mid-wicket for a six.

17:32 IST:

13.3: Wellington Masakadza to Abhishek Sharma, SIX! That has gone miles! OUTTA HERE! Wellington Masakadzaoffers a friendly half-volley begging to be hit, around off,Abhishek Sharmaclears his front leg and easily clears the deep mid-wicket fence for a six.

17:32 IST:

13.2: Wellington Masakadza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Speared in, on off, on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwaddabs it wide of point and rotates the strike.

17:28 IST:

13.1: Wellington Masakadza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Drops it short and on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadpunches it past cover and well wide of deep cover for a couple of runs.

Score 126/1

BatsmanAbhishek Sharma 82(43b 7*4 5*6)

BowlerSikandar Raza 3-0-34-0

17:27 IST:

12.6: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, A huge appeal for caught behind and up goes the finger! Abhishek Sharmathough, has instantly reviewed it! Sikandar Razadrifts it onto the pads, on a length, Abhishek Sharmagoes for a pull but misses. The ball passes close to the bat and the keeper grabs it cleanly behind the stumps. The appeal is for caught behind as the keeper feels it has come off the edge of the willow. However, UltraEdge shows that the ball has brushed off Abhishek's front pad and not the bat. Abhishek Sharmasurvives!

17:25 IST:

12.5: Sikandar Raza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On off pole, flatter and fuller, Ruturaj Gaikwadpresses forward and pushes it wide of point for a single.

17:24 IST:

12.4: Sikandar Raza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Shot! Bowls a flighted off-break down leg, Gaikwad gets low and sweeps it aerially in the vacant long leg region for a boundary.

17:24 IST:

12.3: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, Darted in on the pads, on a length, Abhishek flicks it to deep mid wicket for a single.

17:23 IST:

12.2: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, DROPPED AND FOUR!It is Abhishek's day! The culprit is the same again, Wellington Masakadza! Flighted ball, outside off, Abhishek Sharmasteps out and flat bats aeriallytowards long off. Wellington Masakadzadoes not run fast enough to his rightbut realises the chance for a catch and stretches his hand to grab the ball, but the ball hits his wrist and trickles intothe fence.

17:22 IST:

12.1: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, SIX! Go fetch that, says Abhishek Sharma! Around the wicket comes Raza. Heserves it right into the slot, with a seam-up delivery, on off, Abhishek Sharmajust clears his front leg and dispatches it behind long on for a six.

Score 110/1

BatsmanAbhishek Sharma 71(39b 6*4 4*6)

BowlerWellington Masakadza 1-0-8-0

17:21 IST:

11.6: Wellington Masakadza to Abhishek Sharma, Drags his length, on the middle, and angling on off from around the stumps. Abhishek Sharmastands upright, swivels and pulls it towards long on for a single to end the over.

17:20 IST:

11.5: Wellington Masakadza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Flatter and outside off on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwadgoes deep inside the crease and cuts it towards deep point for a single.

17:20 IST:

11.4: Wellington Masakadza to Abhishek Sharma, Short and darted in, on middle, Abhishek Sharmatucks it off his hips in front of deep square leg for a single.

17:19 IST:

11.3: Wellington Masakadza to Abhishek Sharma, Loopy delivery on the off-pole, Abhishek Sharmagives the bowler the charge and looks to hoist it in the air but slices it over the bowler's head for a brace.

17:19 IST:

11.2: Wellington Masakadza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short and down leg, Ruturaj Gaikwadsits and sweeps it to deep square leg for one.

17:18 IST:

11.1: Wellington Masakadza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Good length, outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwadpushes it firmly through cover-point for a brace.

17:18 IST:

Wellington Masakadzacomes into the attack, replacing Luke Jongwe.

Score 102/1

BatsmanAbhishek Sharma 67(36b 6*4 4*6)

BowlerDion Myers 1-0-28-0

17:17 IST:

10.6: Dion Myers to Abhishek Sharma, FOUR! 100 up for India! And 28 runs off this over. Just the acceleration India needed! Bowls it on a good length, outside off, Abhishek Sharmashuffles and swings hard but gets a leading edge that flies over short third for a boundary.

17:16 IST:

10.5: Dion Myers to Abhishek Sharma, SIX! He is just clearing the fence with ease now! Dion Myersovercorrects his length this time, full and on off, Abhishek Sharmaclears his front foot to access the off side and thumps it over the widish long off for a six.

17:16 IST:

10.4: Dion Myers to Abhishek Sharma, FOUR! Raining fours and sixes at the moment! Bowls it short and on off, once again, Abhishek Sharmaagain pulls it over short fine for a boundary.

17:15 IST:

10.3: Dion Myers to Abhishek Sharma, SIX! Maiden T20I fifty for Abhishek Sharma! A prolific inning from him! Dion Myersagain serves it at a gentle pace, short and outside off, Abhishek Sharmareadies himself for the pull again and slaps it behind over deep fine for a six. The ball has hit the roof and seems to have been lost. The umpire calls for a change of ball.

17:14 IST:

10.2: Dion Myers to Abhishek Sharma, FOUR! Hammered away! Back of a length, on off, Abhishek Sharmasits back and creates a strong base before pulling it towards deep square leg for a boundary.

17:13 IST:

10.1: Dion Myers to Abhishek Sharma, Zimbabwehavebeen sloppy in the field! Around the wicket, short and on the stumps, Abhishek Sharmawrists the pull to deep square leg for a single. A false throw at the batter's end allows them to get an extra run.

17:13 IST:

10.1: Dion Myers to Ruturaj Gaikwad, TWO WIDES! A false start from Myers! Bowls it from over the wicket but wide of the guideline on a fuller length. Ruturaj Gaikwadthrows his bat at it and misses. The ball deflects off the keeper's gloves and rolls towards short third. Allows a single.

17:12 IST:

Dion Myersis into the attack now.

Score 74/1

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 29(26b 4*4 0*6)

BowlerLuke Jongwe 2-0-20-0

17:11 IST:

9.6: Luke Jongwe to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Bowls it full and on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadleans on it and knocks it with a straight bat to long off to keep the strike with one. Good last couple of overs for India. 11 off this one and 14 off the previous one. At the halfway mark, Indiaare 74/1.

17:11 IST:

9.5: Luke Jongwe to Abhishek Sharma, Jongwe takes pace off and drags the length back slightly, on off and middle, Abhishek Sharmabacks away and pats it to deep point for a run.

17:10 IST:

9.4: Luke Jongwe to Abhishek Sharma, Acrobatic stop by the Zimbabwean skipper! Jongwe attacks the off pole and keeps it on a length, Abhishek Sharmadoes not move his feet and goes into the shot with his hands. Checks the drive towards cover where Sikandar Raza flings himself to his right and cuts it off. Saves at least a couple of runs for his side.

17:10 IST:

9.3: Luke Jongwe to Ruturaj Gaikwad, On a fullish length, on middle, Ruturaj Gaikwaddigs it out in front of mid-wicket for one.

17:09 IST:

9.2: Luke Jongwe to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! And again but this time to the left of deep point! Jongwe errs in line again as this is too wide and full on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadopens his bat face slightly this time to play it squareand picks the gap for a boundary.

17:08 IST:

9.1: Luke Jongwe to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Width offered and Ruturaj Gaikwadpounces all over it. Jongwe hurls it full and wide on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadextends his arms to go into the shot and cracks the drive to the left of cover and beats deep point to his right for a boundary.

Score 63/1

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 19(22b 2*4 0*6)

BowlerSikandar Raza 2-0-18-0

17:07 IST:

8.6: Sikandar Raza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, This is flat and short, on middle and leg, Ruturaj Gaikwadgets on the back foot and clips it off his pads to deep square leg for a single. A good over for India, 14 runs off it.

17:07 IST:

8.5: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, Slower and shorter, on middle and leg, Abhishek Sharmanudges it to deep backward square leg for a single.

17:06 IST:

8.4: Sikandar Raza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sliding onto the pads, on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwadworks it around the corner and crosses over.

17:06 IST:

8.3: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, Lands it on a length, around off, Abhishek Sharmadabs it wide of point and gets to the other end.

17:05 IST:

8.2: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, SIX! High and handsome! Sikandar Razalands it full and on the off-pole, Abhishek Sharmaseizes the opportunity and gets down to the pitch of the ball by staying leg side. He magnificently lofts it over extra coversfor a maximum. He is in the groove now, middling every shot.

17:05 IST:

8.1: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, FOUR! Short and punished! Raza drops it short and on middle, Abhishek Sharmarocks on the back foot in a flash and hammers the pull to the left of long on for a boundary.

Score 49/1

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 17(20b 2*4 0*6)

BowlerLuke Jongwe 1-0-9-0

17:03 IST:

7.6: Luke Jongwe to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! Easy pickings! Fired in by Jongwe, but down leg, on a fuller length, Ruturaj Gaikwadgets inside the line and just helps it past the keeper and short fine leg for a boundary.

17:04 IST:

7.5: Luke Jongwe to Abhishek Sharma, IN THE AIR...DROPPED! Butterfingers!Wellington Masakadzahas dropped a sitter! Abhishek Sharmagets a life. Fuller in length, on off, Abhishek Sharma's eyes light up as he sees the ball in his arc. Swings to downtown but skies it high in the air towards mid off. Wellington Masakadzaruns in off the ropes at long off and Sikandar Razais converging as well to his right. Maksadza settles under it but the ball hits his palm and pops out. Tries to have a second go but the ball rolls down off his thigh. How costly will this prove to be?

17:02 IST:

7.4: Luke Jongwe to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Honing in at the stumps, on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwadworks it in front of square on the leg side for a single.

17:01 IST:

7.3: Luke Jongwe to Abhishek Sharma, Serves it on a back of a length, on middle, the ball stops in the surface a bit. Abhishek Sharmahas to check his shot and tuck it to deep mid-wicket. Abhishek called two straightaway but the fielder in the deep was quick to get to the ball and kept it down to one.

17:00 IST:

7.2: Luke Jongwe to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Lands it on a fullish length, on midlde, Ruturaj Gaikwadgets his bat down in time and takes it on the full to clip it to deep square leg for one.

17:00 IST:

7.1: Luke Jongwe to Abhishek Sharma, Jongwe starts off with a real loosener, short and too wide on off, Abhishek Sharmareaches out and cuts it in front of cover where the fielder fumbles and concedes a single.

Score 40/1

BatsmanAbhishek Sharma 25(21b 2*4 1*6)

BowlerSikandar Raza 1-0-4-0

16:59 IST:

6.6: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, Raza slows it up and bowls it full, inviting the batter to go for the big shot. Abhishek Sharmashapes up to go back over the bowler's head but ends up hitting it flat and on the bounce to long on for just a single. A tidy start by Raza, 4 runs off it.

16:58 IST:

6.5: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, Drifting in, full and on middle, Abhishek Sharmaknocks it to cover.

16:58 IST:

6.4: Sikandar Raza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Turning into the right-hander, on middle and leg, on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwadturns it through square leg and crosses over.

16:57 IST:

6.3: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, Full with a round-arm action by Raza. Right in the slot for Abhishek Sharmawho swings a bit too hard and loses his shape to scuff the shot down to long on for one.

16:57 IST:

6.2: Sikandar Raza to Abhishek Sharma, Shorter and quicker from around the wicket for the left-hander, Abhishek Sharmacuts it late but picks out the man at backward point.

16:57 IST:

6.1: Sikandar Raza to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Starts off from over the wicket and drops it short, on middle and leg, Ruturaj Gaikwadcrouches and helps it down to deep backward square leg for a single.

16:59 IST:

A sedate powerplay for India once again, but these two have managed to keep their wickets intact this time around. Also, a change in bowling. Sikandar Raza introduces himself into the attack now. He replaces Blessing Muzarabani.

Score 36/1

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 9(15b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerTendai Chatara 2-0-13-0

16:55 IST:

5.6: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nipping back in off the deck, on a good length, on the sixth stump line, Ruturaj Gaikwadstays back and chops it down in front of point for a single. Zimbabwewill be happy with the start. They have not allowed Indiato race awayin the Powerplay. The visitors are 36/1 at the end of 6 overs.

16:55 IST:

5.5: Tendai Chatara to Abhishek Sharma, 'Two, two' is the call from Abhishek but he will have to settle with just a single. At the stumps, on a back of a length, Abhishek Sharmanudges it from the crease to the left of mid on where Brian Bennettcuts it off.

16:54 IST:

5.4: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Much better by Chatara, on off and middle, on a short of a good length, Ruturaj Gaikwadskips down the track again and whips it to the right of mid on for one.

16:53 IST:

5.4: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, WIDE! Fuller but slips it down leg, Ruturaj Gaikwadgets inside the line but fails to get any bat on the tickle. Ruturaj will feel that he missed out there.

16:53 IST:

5.3: Tendai Chatara to Abhishek Sharma, Bangs it into the deck, over middle, Abhishek Sharmahops and pulls it in front of deep mid-wicket for one.

16:52 IST:

5.2: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shaping away a touch, on a good length, Ruturaj Gaikwaduses his feet to counter the movement and dabs it square to deep point for a run.

16:52 IST:

5.1: Tendai Chatara to Abhishek Sharma, So nearly dragged it on! Chatara angles it across the left-hander, on a back of a length, outside off, Abhishek Sharmahangs back and pushes hard at the delivery with an angled bat. Gets an outside edge that sneaks past the leg stump and rolls behind for a single.

Score 29/1

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 6(12b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerBlessing Muzarabani 2-1-1-1

16:51 IST:

4.6: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Blessing Muzarabanihurlsit full and on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadprods ahead and firmly pushes it to mid off.

16:50 IST:

4.5: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, A bit closer to the body, on the top of off, Ruturaj Gaikwadcamps back and pats it to point.

16:49 IST:

4.4: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, BEATEN! Hard length with that extra bit of bounce outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwadstands rooted into his crease and tries to cut it and misses.

16:48 IST:

4.3: Blessing Muzarabani to Abhishek Sharma, A risky run there! Short and outside off, Abhishek Sharmastands tall and guides it to the right of point and steals a quick single.

16:48 IST:

4.2: Blessing Muzarabani to Abhishek Sharma,Abhishek Sharmaskips down the track and gives himself some room stayingleg side of the ball. Seeing him advancing, Blessing Muzarabanibowls it faraway from the southpaw on a fuller length. outside off.Abhishek Sharmabends low and reaches out to connect but misses.

16:47 IST:

4.1: Blessing Muzarabani to Abhishek Sharma, Blessing Muzarabanihits the deck hard, on off, Abhishek Sharmahops onto the back foot and pushes it to short cover. He looks interested for the single but Ruturaj Gaikwadsends him back. Good call.

16:48 IST:

Change of ends for Blessing Muzarabani (1-0-1-1).

Score 28/1

BatsmanRuturaj Gaikwad 6(9b 1*4 0*6)

BowlerTendai Chatara 1-0-6-0

16:46 IST:

3.6: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR! A gift from Chatara, and Ruturaj Gaikwadsays, Thank You! A poorly executed delivery, angling on the pads, on a good length, Ruturaj Gaikwadsimply guides the ball through the vacant deep backward square leg for a boundary.

16:45 IST:

3.5: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Bowls it on a tight line and on a length, Ruturaj Gaikwadcloses the bat's face early for a flick but adjusts to ease it back to the bowler.

16:45 IST:

3.4: Tendai Chatara to Abhishek Sharma, Two slips in place now. Short of a good length, around off, Abhishek Sharmamoves to the off side and miscues his pull towards widish mid-wicket for a single.

16:44 IST:

3.3: Tendai Chatara to Abhishek Sharma, Hits the deck hard, angling across off, nipping away a shade,Abhishek Sharmagoes to poke at it covering his off-pole, and gets beaten on the outside edge.

16:43 IST:

3.2: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short of a good length from Chatara, outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwadwaits for this slower one to arrive at him, and cuts it behind square towards deep backward point for a single.

16:43 IST:

3.1: Tendai Chatara to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tendai Chatarastarts off with a slip in place. Pitches it on a length, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadgets behind the line of the ball and defends it to the strip.

16:43 IST:

Tendai Chataracomes into the attack as the first change.

Score 22/1

BatsmanAbhishek Sharma 18(9b 2*4 1*6)

BowlerBrian Bennett 2-0-22-0

16:42 IST:

2.6: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, Around the wicket again, drops a loopy-delivery, fuller around off, Abhishek Sharmalunges ahead and goes for another lofted cover drive but gets it towards widish long offfor a brace.

16:41 IST:

2.5: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, Pulls the length now, short and on middle, Abhishek Sharmawalks down the pitch and pushes it to mid on.

16:41 IST:

2.4: Brian Bennett to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Full and on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadpresses ahead and pushes it to long off for one.

16:40 IST:

2.3: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, Darts it in, fuller and quicker, on off, Abhishek Sharmapresses forward and pushes it down to long off for a single.

16:40 IST:

2.2: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, FOUR! Abhishek Sharma at his best! Identical length, and line, almost the replay of the first delivery. Abhishek Sharmaclears his front foot and lofts it inside out and over covers for a boundary.

16:39 IST:

2.1: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, FOUR! Easy pickings! Serves right into the arc, full and around the wickets, on off, Abhishek Sharmaplants his front foot out and spanks it inside out towards deep cover for a boundary.

Score 10/1

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

BowlerBlessing Muzarabani 1-1-0-1

16:39 IST:

1.6: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, An appeal for LBW but 'No' says the umpire. Looked to begoing down the leg side. Hurls it on a good length, and angles it into the batter from middle, Ruturaj Gaikwadis drawn forward to flick it away but misses to connect and wears the ball on his front pad.

16:38 IST:

1.5: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Hits the hard length, and gets that extra bounce, on off, Ruturaj Gaikwadsees the ball moving away from him a bit and shoulders arms.

16:37 IST:

1.4: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Short of a good length, outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwadthrows his bat at it but gets beaten.

16:37 IST:

1.3: Blessing Muzarabani to Ruturaj Gaikwad, DROPPED! Ruturaj Gaikwadgets a second life! Continues to bowl on the fuller length, outside off, Ruturaj Gaikwadpresents the full face of the bat but plays it early as the ball visibly stops off the surface. He chips it back to the bowler. Blessing Muzarabanifails to hold onto the ball on his follow-through and parries the ball towards mid off.

16:36 IST:

Ruturaj Gaikwadcomes in at number 3.

16:37 IST:

1.2: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, OUT! TAKEN! Blessing Muzarabaniremoves the Indian captain very early into the game! Blessing Muzarabanilands full and angles it on the middle and leg stump line, Shubman Gillgets the ball into the slot but maybe, the ball is too full to hit it over mid on. He fails to get the elevation and hits it off the inner half of the willow, flat towards Brian Bennettstationed at mid on.

16:34 IST:

1.1: Blessing Muzarabani to Shubman Gill, Length outside off, Shubman Gillfirmly punchesit to point.

16:34 IST:

Will it be spin from both ends, just like the first game? No, it will be right-arm seamer, Blessing Muzarabanito operate from the other end.

Score 10/0

BatsmanAbhishek Sharma 7(4b 0*4 1*6)

BowlerBrian Bennett 1-0-10-0

16:33 IST:

0.6: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, Drops it full and on off, Abhishek Sharmapushes it to backward point to end the first over. A good one for India. 10 from it.

16:33 IST:

0.5: Brian Bennett to Shubman Gill, Full now, on the stumps, Shubman Gillgets ahead and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.

16:32 IST:

0.4: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, Good length again, on middle, Abhishek Sharmatucks it to mid-wicket for one.

16:32 IST:

0.3: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, Quicker on a length, outside off, Abhishek Sharmahits it to the cover fielder.

16:32 IST:

0.2: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, SIX! Similar shot in theprevious game to which he got out, but this time he gets it into the stands! Lands it short and just around off, Abhishek Sharmareads the length well, transfers the weight on the back foot and nicely pulls it behind deep backward square leg for a six.

16:31 IST:

0.2: Brian Bennett to Abhishek Sharma, WIDE! Around the stumps for the southpaw. Drifts it flat but down leg on a length. Abhishek Sharmagoes searching for that pull but misses. Wide called.

16:31 IST:

0.1: Brian Bennett to Shubman Gill, Brian Bennettstarts off from over the stumps. Lands it on the good length, and on the off-stump line with a slip in place, Shubman Gillgoes back and across and nudges it to long for a single. India and Gill are underway.

16:32 IST:

All set for the start of the 2nd T20I. The sun is shining its full glory as the two umpires make their way out to the middle.A good crowd is already in, and with it being a Sunday, it will be packed sooner rather than later, just like it was in the series opener. The Zimbabwean players disperse from the huddle and take their places on the field. No change at the top of the order for India as it will be Shubman Gilland Abhishek Sharmato open the innings. It will be the right-arm off-spin of Brian Bennettto kickstart the proceedings for Zimbabwe once again. Away we go...

16:27 IST:

Tendai Chatarais in for a chat. He says that he has worked on his fitness and also on his diet. Adds that he played a couple of domestic games that helped him to get back into the side. He says that he has played in different conditions around the world. He feels that the youngsters in the side have a lot to learn and this series is a huge opportunity for them. Ends by saying that if they do the basics right, they can manage to put the Indians under pressure.

16:25 IST:

Washington Sundaris up for a flash interview. He says Zimbabwe bowled really well in the Powerplay in the first T20I. Adds that it is a good wake-up call for them and they will look to bounce back. He believes that everything happens for good and trusts God's plan. Mentions that it would have been great if he had taken the team across the line. But also says this game is an opportunity for them to level the series. Adds they have learned a lot from the previous game and that they need to show game awareness on the field.

16:18 IST:

PITCH REPORT - Tino Mawoyo is near the deck. He starts by informing that the same surface will be used as the first game. Abhinav Mukund joins him and says that the Indian batters struggled to adapt to the conditions. Feels that the lengths bowled by spinners from both sides were key.Abhinav feels that fuller-length deliveries were easier to hit and reckons that the spinners should look to bowl it on a good length and give the ball the chance to grip. Further says that Indian batters will need to show some restraint while playing their shots as the ball is not going to slide on as it did under lights during the Indian T20 League.

16:22 IST:

Sikandar Raza, the skipper of Zimbabwe,says they wanted to bowl first. Says as per their local knowledge it feels like a normal wicket. He reckons that it will get better to bat on as the game progresses. Adds the body is holding up well and the changing room is pumped up as well. Further says the job is not done yet and they are taking one game at a time. Also mentions that Blessing Muzarabanihas been impressive since the Bangladesh series. Further goes on to appreciateTendai Chatara and says he is happy with the way he is performing.

16:14 IST:

The captain of India, Shubman Gill says that this is the same surface as the last game and feels that this is a good opportunity for them to bat first. Adds that the surface has not been watered and looks more dry than it was in the series opener. Informs that Sai Sudharsan makes his debut and he comes in for Khaleel Ahmed.

16:15 IST:

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

16:14 IST:

Zimbabwe (Unchanged 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.

16:03 IST:

TOSS - The coin flip lands in the favor of India, andShubman Gillelects to BAT first.

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