New Delhi: India after putting up a decent 138/6 on board cameback fine with some good bowling from the pacers and held Zimbabwe on 135/6 in 20 overs, clinching the series 2-1.
Sran started off for India giving just 1 run in the 1st over troubling the hosts openers with his accurate line and length and struck in his 2nd over sending Chamu Chibhabha back for just 5 after which Axar, Kulkarni and Bumrah took a wicket each and kept India in the game. For Zimbabwe Timycen Maruma batted brilliantly but failed to help his team get past the target
With just 138 runs on board, the match depended very much on the Indian bowlers and they did well to keep the opponents off the target taking regular wickets and building pressure.
Earlier in the game Jadhav’s half century 58(43) heleped India post a defendable target of 138/6.
The bowlers did the rest and ensured a victory and a series win over the hosts Zimbabwe.
India Innings138-6 (20)
Lokesh Rahul 22(20) b Neville Madziva
Mandeep Singh 4(6) c Maruma b Donald Tiripano
Ambati Rayudu 20(26) c Chigumbura b Cremer
Manish Pandey 0(1) run out (Chigumbura)
Kedar Jadhav 58(42) c Chigumbura b Donald Tiripano
MS Dhoni (c & wk) 9(13) b Donald Tiripano
Axar Patel 20(11) not out
Dhawal Kulkarni 1(1) not out
Extras4 (b 0, lb 1, w 3, nb 0, p 0)
Total138 (6 wkts, 20 Ov)
Did not BatBumrah, Barinder, Chahal
Zimbabwe Innings135-6 (20)
Chamu Chibhabha 5(10) c Chahal b Barinder
Hamilton Masakadza 15(21)lbw b Axar
Vusi Sibandalbw 28(23) b D Kulkarni
Peter Moorc 26(21) Mandeep b Chahal
Malcolm Waller(wk) 10(17) c Bumrah b D Kulkarni
Elton Chigumbura 16(16)c Chahal b Barinder
Timycen Maruma 23(13) not out
Extras12 (b 0, lb 8, w 3, nb 1, p 0)
Total135 (6 wkts, 20 Ov)
Did not BatCremer, Neville Madziva, Donald Tiripano, Chatara