India vs Zimbabwe 1st T20, Update, News, Score, Match Summary


The first T20 between India and Zimbabwe starts as the pitch is absolutely fantastic to bat on. the team winning the toss and bat first ussually wins herethere isn’t a lot of moisture on the surface there are some cracks but it’s a bat first wicket.


Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat first.


India Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Murali Vijay, Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Axar Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma
Zimbabwe Playing XI: Hamilton Masakadza, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Charles Coventry(w), Elton Chigumbura(c), Sikandar Raza, Prosper Utseya, Graeme Cremer, Neville Madziva, Chris Mpofu, Taurai Muzarabani
Sandeep Sharma, Kedhar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Manish Pandey and Axar Patel got there first T20 Indian cap from skipper Ajinkya Rahane

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India Innings:-

Ajinkya Rahane and Murli Vijay the indian opners walks to the middle, Rahane on strike.
Prosper Utseya start t

he proceedings for Zimbabwe
India got a flying start as after the end of powerplay India were 58-0 in 6 overs as Vijay was taking charge on the Zimbabwe bowlers while Rahane giving him the support from the other end.
India lost it’s first wicket in the form of Murli Vijay who was run out by direct throw from Sikandar Raza.
Vijay pushed a length ball in front of mid wicket and runs for a quick single, Raza was quick onto the ball turns around and make a derect hit at the bowlers end Vijay was found well short of crease.
Vijays cracker innings comes to an end as he was out for 34 from just 19 balls India were 64-1 after 7 overs.

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India were on to a steady start as they were 82-2 at 10 avers lokking to get a massive total.
Indian innings went on and raached 100 in 13th over of the innings and were 135-3 at 16 overs when the slog overs started.
India post a huge total of 178-5 at 20 overs from the contributions of Ajinkya Rahane {33} Murli Vijay {34} Robin Uthappa {39 not out} and some quickfire innings from the likes of Stuart Binny and Harbhajan Singh.

Zimbabwe innings:-


Masakadza and Chibhabha ae the opening duo from the Zimabwe side while Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts bowling.

Zimbabwe got a steady start as they were 38-0 after 6th over at the end of Powerplay.
India got its First wicket in form of Chibhabha as he was was caught by Manish Pandey of Harbhajan singh, Pandey taking a brilliant catch at long on as Chibhabha was lokking to go over the top
Zimbabwe were in trouble at the 10th over as they lost 3 wickets for 66 runs at the 10th over of the innings.
India tooks its 4th wicket in the form of Coventry to Harbhajan for his mistimed shot, Zimbabwe had complety lost the path as its 4 wickets fell in last 17 balls
Zimbabwe was half down as it looses its 5th wicket in form of Craig Erwine of a derect hit from Mohit Sharma, Zimbabwe was in deep trouble as it needs 94 from 38 balls with 5 wickets remaining.
Axar Patel picks up his third wicket in form of SIkandar Raza and completes hi spell as {3-17 in four overs}, Zimbabwe required onother 89 runs from just 4 overs.
India won the first T20 by a margin of 54 runs. with the help of wickets from Axar Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Stuart Binny and Mohit sharma.

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Updated: May 15, 2016 — 3:15 am

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