Kedhar Jadhav’s fifty in the final T20 proved crucial as India won the match and the series, India named the series after winning the third t20 match against Zimbabwe by three runs. Kedar Jadhav’s half-century and bowler’s effort helped India to win two consecutive series in a row.
Kedhar Jadhav’s fifty in the final T20 proved crucial as India won the match and the series
Winning the toss, Zimbabwe astonished everyone with their decision to bowl first. Though Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was also happy since he wanted to bat first.
KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh walked out to bat first and Chatara started the proceeding for Zimbabwe with a maiden over.
India lost his first wicket as Mandeep Singh was mishit Donald Tiripano and bowl went to Timycen Maruma’s hands. India 20/1.
India has added just seven runs on the scoreboard and KL Rahul was bowled out by Madziva. Rahul, who was the player of the series, went back scoring 22 runs. India 27/2
The next batsman Manish Pandey came in and gone for a golden duck, as he was run by Elton Chigumbura. India 27/3
It was a nice start by Zimbabwe picking up three important wickets inside the powerplay. After the end of the powerplay, India was 29/3.
Ambati Raydu and Kedar Jadhav was taking singles and doubles and both move to 20s. Meanwhile, Jadhav’s catch was Masakadza.
Captain Cremer strikes for Zimbabwe as Rayudu goes big but finds the fielder in the deep. India 76/4.
Skipper MS Dhoni came to bat after Rayudu’s wicket. Tiripano took another wicket, this time, it was MS Dhoni was caught and bowled by him. India 93/5.
Kedar Jadhav hit two consecutive boundaries and scored a much need half-century for India.
Tiripano took his third wicket of the match. Kedar Jadhav was played a mishit which went straight to Elton Chigumbura. He was gone scoring 58 runs off 42 balls. India 122/6.
Axar Patel hit a six and end of the batting, India finished 138/6.
Jadhav was the highest scorer for the India with his 58 runs, KL Rahul scored 22, Ambati Rayudu hit 22 runs and a good innings at the end by Axar Patel hitting 20 runs off 11 balls.
Donal Tiripano sent three Indian batsman to the pavilion, Chibhabha and Cremer took one wicket each.
It was not a big total for Zimbabwe who scored 170+ runs in the first T20 but need to keep the patience.
Chibhabha and Hamilton Masakadza opened the innings for the host team.
Barinder Sran continued his good form and took the first wicket for India, Chibhabha hits the Sran delivery straight to Yuzvendra Chahal who takes a brilliant catch. Zimbabwe 17/1.
Vusi Sibanda came into bat with different mood hit three consecutive boundaries in Kulkarni’s over.
Zimbabwe did not lose any more wicket and scored 40 runs at the loss of one wicket at the end of the powerplay.
The host lost another one as Masakadza sweeps, misses and is trapped in front by Axar Patel. Zimbabwe 57/2.
Kulkarni was brought back after his expensive previous over and LBW bowled the dangerous man Sibanda. Zimbabwe 60/3.
Chahal gets his first man as Moor hits one to Mandeep Singh. Fourth wicket for the host.
The match now is heading towards an exciting finish. The host Zimbabwe needed another 48 runs from 31 balls to win the match as well as the series.
Zimbabwe reached the 100 mark on the 17th but it’s getting difficult for them now. Waller looks to clear short third-man on Kulkarni’s delivery but failed and Bumrah completed the catch. Zimbabwe 104/5
Zimbabwe needed 21 runs in last over to win the match, series. Barinder Sran was called to bowl the final over.
Maruma hit the first ball to a maximum. Zimbabwe needed 15 from 5 now.
Single on the second ball. Sran bowled a no-ball and conceded a four and bowled next two dot balls.
Four runs needed from the final over but Zimbabwe couldn’t clear the ropes and India won the match by three runs as well as the series.