Zimbabwe stun India by 2 runs in T20 thriller
HARARE: Zimbabwe ascended from the slag of a humiliating one-day arrangement whitewash on account of India to paralyze the voyagers in an exciting Twenty20 worldwide at Harare Sports Club.
Zimbabwe’s batting had been horrid in the ODIs, when they neglected to score more than 168, however on Saturday they seemed to rediscover their satisfaction for the amusement and posted 170 for six on the back of Elton Chigumbura’s unbeaten 54.
Manish Pandey drove India’s answer with his 48, however Zimbabwe wore down the guests to limit them to 168 for six and win by two runs.
The second amusement in the three-match arrangement happens at the same venue on Monday.
With only six individuals from India’s 16-man squad bragging worldwide involvement in the most brief organization, the travelers named five debutants for now’s amusement.
Batsmen KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh, allrounder Rishi Dhawan, and bowlers Jaydev Unadkat and Yuzvendra Chahal all made their Twenty20 global bows.
Zimbabwe were without Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Vusi Sibanda because of damage. Allrounder Tinotenda Mutombodzi was reviewed for his initial Twenty20 universal match in more than three years, while Sikandar Raza Butt came back to the batting lineup in the wake of being dropped for the last ODI.
Zimbabwe: Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza Butt, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Richmond Mutumbami, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Graeme Cremer (capt), Neville Madziva, Tawanda Mupariwa, Donald Tiripano.
India: KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Axar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal.