A dramatical end to the second T20 between India And Zimbabwe as Zimbabwe beat India by 10 runs defending just a minor score of 145.
Opener Chamu Chibhabha’s 67 guided the hosts to 145 for 7 in reply to which the visitors could manage only 135 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs.
However,Wicketkeeper – batsman Robin Uthappa top scored with 42 for India while leg-spinner Graeme Cremer starred for Zimbabwe, taking 3 for 18 in his four overs.
The host not only stunned india but olso managed to draw the two match T20 series which india was leading 1-0 after winning the first T20 against zimbabwe.
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lets have a look at what the 2 captains say at the post match presentation:-
Raza: ‘It’s a great honour to lead Zimbabwe. The fans were right behind us. We enjoyed the challenge of playing against India. We need to go on and achieve better things as a team. Hopefully we’ll win more games and give the fans something to cheer about.’
Rahane: ‘Let’s give credit to Zimbabwe. They were fantastic with the ball and fielded well as well. 146 was achievable, the bowlers came back well. We didn’t bat well, we accept that and we lost wickets at regular intervals. We played good cricket throughout the series, but disappointed to lose this one.’
Chamu Chibhabha won the man of the match award for his stunning knock of 67 of just 51 balls.
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‘I’ve put in a lot of work, I am happy that I’ve contributed to the win. We lost a couple of wickets, so I looked to stick around a bit before playing my shots, Said Chibhabha
After losing all three ODIs and the first T20I, the hosts have a lot to cheer about with the way they played in this game.
The visitors are concerned about there batting, and they put up a disappointing show with the bat.
Chibhabha’s useful fifty helped the hosts to post a competitive total on the board.
However, from India’s bowling point of view, Axar Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were good with the ball and were rewarded with wickets as well. Mohit Sharma did well with his bowling skills as he took 2-28 in his given four overs.
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