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Zimbabwe vs India Ball by Ball Commentary

22 Aug, 2022 12:45 (IST)

Result

India in Zimbabwe, 3 ODI Series, 2022- Match

India

289/8

50.0 overs
vs

Zimbabwe

276/10

49.3 overs
India beat Zimbabwe by 13 runs

Harare Sports Club, Harare

That is it from this series then! KL Rahul is handed the trophy and he poses for the cameras along with his teammates. Now then, India have their next assignment in the Asia Cup. Their first match will be against Pakistan on 28th August at 7.30 pm IST ( 2.00 pm GMT)  while Zimbabwe will travel to Australia for a three-match ODI series. The first match will be on 28th August at 5.10 am IST ( 11.40 pm GMT, previous day). So, there is plenty of cricketing action across the globe to keep you busy. Keep checking the schedule page. From here, it is goodbye and cheers!
KL Rahul, the skipper of India is up for a chat. He says he feels great to win the series. Informs they wanted to use this time and use this opportunity and he’s really happy with the result. Mentions Sikandar Raza did take the game really deep, they would have loved to finish the game earlier on but it was a challenge for the bowlers and he’s happy they got across the line. Adds the body is fine and he is happy he could stay out there with the bat for longer.
Regis Chakabva, the captain of Zimbabwe is up for a chat. He starts by congratulating India but also credits Sikandar Raza for his knock. Mentions the boys fought really hard and he is happy with their effort. Mentions they’ll take a lot of positives from today and they’ll be looking to play some good cricket there.
Shubman Gill is the Player of the Series for his 245 runs in the three ODIs. He says it feels great to play with the same bunch and it is special. Mentions this one was for his dad, he has been his coach all his life.
Shubman Gill is the Player of the Match for his brilliant innings (130 runs off 97 balls). He says he was just trying to not play a lot of dots and just try to time the ball. Adds there were a couple of bowlers who were bowling well but once they got in, they took on the bowlers. Mentions he has a really good bat. Says the 100 is special, he did not have a 100 before and this is special.
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Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, India got to a total which we felt was above par coutesy a ton from Gill. Zimbabwe seemed down and out when they lost their 7th wicket and at that stage, it seemed like this would be defended easily. Raza though had different ideas, he gave India a real scare but the visitors got over the line.
India's bowling was brilliant till the 7th wicket. Their pacers were very good at the start and the spinners did brilliantly in the middle overs. Actually, the spinners were brilliant throughout. Combined they finished with figures of 20-1-68-4 but it seemed like the pacers would give it away. They took a real pounding towards the end. Especially Avesh Khan and Deepak Chahar. However, they did keep their calm and took their side over the line.
This innings though was just about one man, Sikandar Raza. It seemed all done when Zimbabwe were 169 for 7 but then came a special knock from Raza. He just wanted someone to hang in there and Evans did that. The two added over 100 with Raza scoring a ton and Evans doing what was needed of him. They needed just around 9 per over heading into the last 10 and they did manage to score at that rate. At one stage, they needed 17 from 13 and it seemed Zimbabwe would take this game but both Evans in Raza fell in quick succession and the last two could not do a lot. In the end, it was a hard fought win for India.
What a game! What an absolute beauty of a game that was! Sikandar Raza, what a player he has turned into, just magical. Have to feel sorry for him. Surely, this is one of the greatest knocks we have seen in a losing effort. Still though, Zimbabwe can be proud of the way they have competed. In the end though, it is India who complete the whitewash.
49.3 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Avesh Khan bowls the perfect yorker to end things here. This is in the blockhole, on middle, Victor Nyauchi is very late to put his bat down to block it and the ball goes through and rattles the stumps. INDIA WIN BY 13 RUNS and wins the series 3-0.

49.2 1

A full toss and outside off, Richard Ngarava drills it towards sweeper cover for just one.

49.1 0

A dot to start the over! This is full and outside off, Richard Ngarava tries to heave it but misses. 15 needed in 5 now.

Score after 49 overs : 275/9

Runs Scored

2 Runs

V Nyauchi

0 (2)

R Ngarava

1 (2)

S Thakur

9-0-55-1

48.6 0

Another brilliant slower ball, on off and length again, Victor Nyauchi swings but cannot connect.

48.5 0

A slower ball, on a length and outsid off, Victor Nyauchi tries to cut it but misses.

48.4 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! A spectacular catch by Shubman Gill to send Raza back to the hut. That should be the game for India! Disbeleif amongst the Zimbabwe fans as their last hope is walking back. He though has played an absolute gem of an innings. An innings not many will forget Just stunning. Single-handedly, he has got Zimbabwe so close but he needed to be there till the end to take them over the line. Great gesture from the Indians as they come up to him and congratulate him for his knock. Coming to the ball now, it is full and on middle, Raza fails to get under it completely. He does not get the elevation he wanted. It goes flat towards long on. Gill dives forward and takes it.

48.3 1

Another slower ball, on a length and on middle, Richard Ngarava goes for the heave but gets it of his gloves and the ball goes nowhere but Raza calls for the run, Thakur picks up and has a shy at the bowler' s end but misses and the batters get the run.

48.2 0

A slower length ball, outside off, Richard Ngarava has wild swing but misses.

48.1 1

Full and outside off, Sikandar Raza crunches it towards long off for a run.

Big moment in the game! Has this stand been broken? The umpire has raised his finger as there was an appeal for LBW. Evans reviews. It could be a good review.

Score after 48 overs : 273/8

Runs Scored

16 Runs

B Evans

28 (36)

S Raza

114 (93)

A Khan

9-1-65-2

47.6 W 0

OUT! LBW! A huge moment in the game. This is on a good length and on middle, angling in, Brad Evans moves across to work it to the le side but plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads. The fielders appeal for the LBW and the finger goes up. Evans takes the review straightaway. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking shows three reds and he has to go back. Finally India have broken this stand.

47.5 4

FOUR! A lucky boundary but Zimbabwe won't mind! This is overpitched and on off, Brad Evans slashes at it but gets an inside edge past the stumps and to the left of the keeper where Ishan Kishan also cannot stop it as it races away to the fine leg fence.

47.4 1

Another full delivery and on off, Sikandar Raza forces it towards long off for just a single. The partnership is now 100 runs between these two.

47.3 6

SIX! BOOM! This is full and outside off, in the slot as well, Sikandar Raza smashes it over the deep extra cover fence for biggie. This is poor bowling from Avesh Khan.

47.2 4

FOUR! Clever shot! This is full and outside off, Sikandar Raza shuffles across, gets on one knee and scoops it just over the short fine leg fielder for boundary.

47.1 1

Short and outside off, Brad Evans slaps it down to long off for a single.

Score after 47 overs : 257/7

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Raza

103 (90)

B Evans

23 (33)

S Thakur

8-0-53-0

46.6 2

Fuller again and outside off, Sikandar Raza crunches it over covers for a brace. 33 runs needed in 18 balls.

46.5 1

Full delivery, on middle, Brad Evans mistimes his lofted shot towards long on for a run.

46.4 0

Sharp bouncer! This is short and on off, Brad Evans looks to heaves it but cannot connect.

46.4 wd 1

WIDE! This full and outside off, way outside off. Wided.

46.3 1

Lengh delivery, on off, Sikandar Raza guides it past point for one.

46.2 lb 1

A full toss, on middle, dipping in, Brad Evans misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. There is a shout for LBW but turned down. India do not have a review. The ball deflects towards point. A leg bye taken.

46.1 1

Sikandar Raza gets his HUNDRED! This has been an incredible year for him, this is his third century in the last 6 ODIs. This is full and on off, Sikandar Raza drills it towards sweeper cover for one. He celebrates it by punching the air and taking off the helmet. Can he get his side over the line now?

Score after 46 overs : 250/7

Runs Scored

12 Runs

B Evans

22 (30)

S Raza

99 (87)

D Chahar

10-0-75-2

45.6 2

Short again and around off, Brad Evans slaps it towards the vacant mid on region and comes back for the second. 250 up for Zimbabwe!

45.5 0

A slower short ball, on off, Brad Evans leaves it thinking that it will be called a wide. But the umpire says it is a legal delivery as he moved to the off side.

45.4 1

Goes short and on middle, Sikandar Raza pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a single. He moves to 99 now.

45.3 1

This is on a good length and on leg, Brad Evans tucks it towards sqaure leg for a single.

45.3 wd 1

WIDE! Bangs in a bouncer, outside off, Brad Evans leaves it. Wided.

45.2 1

A good-delivery, on middle, Sikandar Raza works it through mid-wicket for one.

45.1 6

SIX! BANG! This is full and outside off, Sikandar Raza takes his front leg out and smokes it over the deep extra cover fence for a biggie. He moves to 97.

Score after 45 overs : 238/7

Runs Scored

7 Runs

B Evans

19 (27)

S Raza

91 (84)

S Thakur

7-0-47-0

44.6 0

Length again and outside off, Brad Evans throws his bat at it but cannot connect. Every dot will increase the required run-rate now.

44.5 1

On a length and outside off, Sikandar Raza cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.

44.4 2

This is overpitched and outside off, Sikandar Raza lofts it over extra covers for a couple of runs.

44.3 1

TOUGH CHANCE BUT DROPPED! This is a bit fuller and on off, Brad Evans smashes it uppishly towards the bowler where Avesh can only get a hand to it. They cross.

44.2 2

Serves this on a good length and outside off, Brad Evans moves across and slaps it wide of long on for a brace.

44.1 1

Full and on off, slower too, Sikandar Raza dabs it towards covers for a single. The required run-rate is close to 10 per over now.

Score after 44 overs : 231/7

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Raza

87 (81)

B Evans

16 (24)

D Chahar

9-0-63-2

43.6 1

A single to end the then as this short ball is pulled towards deep mid-wicket for one. Only 5 runs from the over then.

43.5 1

Short delivery and on middle, Brad Evans pulls it but finds the fielder at deep mid-wicket for another run.

43.4 1

Length again, on middle, Sikandar Raza pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for just one. They need boundaries.

43.3 1

This is on a hard length and on leg, Brad Evans tucks it towards deep square leg for one.

43.2 0

A back of the hand slower this time, on a length and on off, shaping away, Brad Evans uses his feet to block it but gets beaten by the lack of pace.

43.1 1

A slower ball, short and on middle, keeps low, Sikandar Raza adjusts and pulls it through square leg for a single.

Score after 43 overs : 226/7

Runs Scored

11 Runs

B Evans

14 (21)

S Raza

84 (78)

A Khan

8-1-49-1

42.6 2

Another length ball, on off, Brad Evans slaps it wide of the long on fielder and comes back for the second. 64 runs needed in 42 balls.

42.5 1

Pulls his length back, on off, Sikandar Raza punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.

42.4 4

FOUR! Good shot! This is full and wide of off, Sikandar Raza slashes and hits it over backward point for a boundary.

42.3 1

This is on a good length, on off, Brad Evans bunts it onto the ground and gives the strike back to Raza. He is playing a good supporting role here.

42.2 1

Full again and on leg, Sikandar Raza eases it towards long on for just a single.

42.1 2

Good running! This is a slower ball, full and on middle, Sikandar Raza nudges it towards the vacant mid-wicket region for a brace.

Score after 42 overs : 215/7

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Evans

11 (19)

S Raza

76 (74)

A Patel

10-1-30-2

41.6 0

Darts this one down the leg, Brad Evans knocks it back to Axar.

41.5 1

Looped up, full and outside off, Sikandar Raza pushes it towards covers for a quick single.

41.4 0

On middle, blocked out.

41.3 2

Tossed up, full and on middle, Sikandar Raza paddles it towards fine leg for a brace. The throw needed to better there.

41.2 1

Quicker, full and on off, Brad Evans knocks it towards short mid-wicket and scampers across for one.

41.1 0

Flatter, full and on middle, Evans blocks it out.

Score after 41 overs : 211/7

Runs Scored

16 Runs

B Evans

10 (16)

S Raza

73 (71)

A Khan

7-1-38-1

40.6 1

A yorker, on middle, Brad Evans digs it towards long on for one.

40.5 4

MISFIELD AND FOUR! This is on a good length and around off, Brad Evans opens the face of his bat and steers it towards third man where Deepak Chahar makes his ground but lets it through his legs for a boundary. Indian players are feeling the pressure a bit now.

40.4 1

A low full toss and on middle, Sikandar Raza drills it towards long on for just one.

40.3 1

Full and on the pads, Brad Evans flicks it through square leg for a single.

40.2 1

On a length and outside off, Sikandar Raza cuts it to deep point for one.

40.1 4

FOUR! HAMMERED! This is full and outside off, Sikandar Raza stays there and hammers it past mid off for a boundary. This over is tunrning out to be expensive.

40.1 nb 3

A full toss and on middle, Sikandar Raza smashes it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace. It is another no ball, this time for overstepping. Free hit next.

40.1 nb 1

BEAMER ALERT! Avesh Khan bowls a beamer over Raza and on the leg side. It is called a no ball. Free hit coming up.

Score after 40 overs : 195/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

B Evans

4 (13)

S Raza

65 (66)

A Patel

9-1-26-2

39.6 0

A maiden over! Darts this one on middle, Brad Evans leans on and defends it to the off side.

39.5 0

Evans again defends out this short ball on middle.

39.4 0

Four dots in a row now. This is full and on off, kept out by Evans.

39.3 0

Flatter, full and on middle, Brad Evans pushes it back to the bowler.

39.2 0

On middle, blocked out.

39.1 0

Floated, short and on leg, Brad Evans blocks it to the leg side. A dot.

Score after 39 overs : 195/7

Runs Scored

20 Runs

S Raza

65 (66)

B Evans

4 (7)

S Thakur

6-0-40-0

38.6 4

FOUR! Another one put away! Three in a row! Short again, this is pulled through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.

38.5 4

FOUR MORE! Takes full toll of the Free Hit! Fuller and on off, this is hit through coves for a boundary.

38.5 nb 5

NO BALL AND FOUR! Short and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a boundary. Free Hit coming up.

38.4 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

38.3 2

2 runs.

38.2 2

2 runs.

38.1 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one more.

38.1 nb 2

On middle, this is pushed to mid on for a run. It is a no ball. Free Hit coming up.

Score after 38 overs : 175/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

B Evans

3 (6)

S Raza

48 (59)

A Patel

8-0-26-2

37.6 0

Another one on the stumps, blocked.

37.5 0

On the stumps, this is kept out nicely.

37.4 1

A single as this is pushed towards cover.

37.3 0

On the stumps, it is kept out again.

37.2 0

On middle, defended.

37.1 0

Flatter and on middle, this is blocked.

Axar Patel (7-0-25-2) is back on.

Score after 37 overs : 174/7

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Raza

47 (55)

B Evans

3 (4)

S Thakur

5-0-20-0

36.6 1

A quick run to end as this is pushed to mid on.

36.5 1

On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

36.4 2

Short and on the body, this is pulled behind square on the leg side for one.

36.3 0

On middle, this is pushed to mid on.

36.2 lb 1

A loud appeal but turned down! On the pads, Raza looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

36.1 0

A bumper and Raza ducks under it.

Shardul Thakur (4-0-16-0) comes back into the attack now.

Score after 36 overs : 169/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

B Evans

0 (1)

S Raza

46 (52)

K Yadav

10-0-38-2

35.6 0

Ends his spell with a dot! On middle, defended.

Brad Evans walks out to bat now.
35.5 W 0

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Kuldeep has another one! This is tossed up on off, it lands and turns away. Jongwe looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge and it is taken at first slip. Kuldeep has one more ball left in his spell, can he take another one?

35.4 0

The googly, on off, it turns away. Jongwe is beaten as he tries to defend.

35.3 0

On the stumps, kept out.

35.2 0

On off, defended.

35.1 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one more.

Score after 35 overs : 168/6

Runs Scored

15 Runs

S Raza

45 (51)

L Jongwe

14 (9)

D Chahar

8-0-58-2

34.6 1

On off, this is pushed through cover for one.

34.5 1

Around off, this is guided towards point for one.

34.4 2

Two more! Shorter and outside off, this is guided past point for a couple.

34.3 6

SIX! All the way! Chahar is taking a pounding in this spell! Shorter and outside off, Jongwe slashes, it goes off the top edge over the third man fence.

34.2 4

FOUR! Finds the gap! Shorter and on off, this is dragged wide of mid on for a boundary.

34.1 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

Score after 34 overs : 153/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

L Jongwe

1 (5)

S Raza

43 (49)

K Yadav

9-0-37-1

33.6 0

On middle, kept out.

33.5 0

On off, this is pushed to covers.

33.4 0

On middle, turning away. Jongwe looks to defend but is beaten.

33.3 1

A single as this is pushed through covers.

33.2 0

On off, Raza pushes it to covers.

33.1 2

Shorter and on off, Raza pushes it wide of long off for two.

33.1 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

Score after 33 overs : 149/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

L Jongwe

1 (2)

S Raza

40 (46)

D Chahar

7-0-43-2

32.6 0

Bangs in a short ball, on middle, Luke Jongwe ducks under it.

32.5 1

Full again and on middle, Sikandar Raza works it towards mid-wicket for one.

32.4 2

Good fielding in the deep! This is in on a  hard length and on middle, Sikandar Raza moves across and pulls it wide of long on, the fielder there dives to his right to stop it and keeps it down to two.

32.3 0

Fuller one and outside off, Sikandar Raza drives it towards mid off.

32.2 1

This is on a good length and on off Luke Jongwe guides it towards point for one and gets off the mark.

32.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Straight to the man! Chahar who took a pounding in his last over has broken the stand that was starting to look nice! Maybe the two wanted to target Chahar. Burl uses his feet, Chahar bangs it short and on middle, this is flat-batted but straight to Dhawan at mid on who takes a nice catch.

31.7 0

On middle, quicker, this is kept out well.

31.6 0

On middle, this is blocked.

31.5 0

NOT OUT! That is some distance away from the bat! Kishan said there was a noise, it was of the bat hitting the ground. The googly, it lands on off and then spins away. Raza is beaten as he tries to defend. A loud shout but turned down. It is reviewed but replays show nothing. India have lost both their reviews now.

31.4 1

Another single as this is hit down to long off.

31.3 0

On middle, defended.

31.2 1

Tossed up on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

31.1 1

Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Drinks! The spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel have been excellent in the middle overs and they have put the pressure back on Zimbabwe. This is now a huge task for Zimbabwe to chase this one. But if they are to get close these two at the crease needs to take this game deep. India will look to take more wickets quickly. Let's see how it unfolds

Score after 31 overs : 142/5

Runs Scored

12 Runs

S Raza

36 (39)

R Burl

6 (12)

D Chahar

6-0-39-1

30.6 0

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler. A really good over for Zimbabwe. They need more of these.

30.5 0

Fuller and on middle, this is played back to the bowler.

30.4 4

FOUR! Top edge and a boundary! Zimbabwe won't mind how they come, they will take it. Short and outside off, Raza looks to cut but it goes off the top edge to the third man fence.

30.3 1

On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.

30.2 1

Good batting, got the biggie now pushes it down to long on and takes one.

30.1 6

SIX! BANG! That is a powerful hit. It is a slower short one, Raza was ready for it, he rocks back and hammers it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. A good start to the over. Can they mnake this into a big over?

Score after 30 overs : 130/5

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Raza

25 (34)

R Burl

5 (11)

K Yadav

7-0-30-1

29.6 1

Short again and on middle, Sikandar Raza slaps it past the bowler who cannot stop it. They cross.

29.5 1

Slightly short and on off, Ryan Burl cuts it to deep point for a single.

29.4 0

BEATEN! This is tossed up, full and on off, tunring away a bit, Ryan Burl goes for the drive but gets beaten.

29.3 1

A googly, short and on off, Sikandar Raza forces it towards long off for one.

29.2 0

This is short again and on leg, Sikandar Raza goes for the reverse sweep but misses and it goes towards the keeper. Ishan Kishan grabs it and dislodges the bails in a flash and appeals for the stumping. The umpires sends it upstairs. The UltraEdge shows that there is no bat involved and the replays shows that Raza's back foot is on the ground when the bails are off. However, the third umpire was pretty qucik to arrive at his decision as he did not watch the full replay. We can see that Raza lifted his back foot for a moment but it is very hard to see whether it was after both the bails were taken off or just one. Raza survives again. Can he make the most of it?

29.1 0

Short delivery, on middle, Sikandar Raza stays back and bunts it onto the ground.

Score after 29 overs : 127/5

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Raza

23 (30)

R Burl

4 (9)

A Patel

7-0-25-2

28.6 1

Another loopy delivery, lands full and on off, Sikandar Raza drills it through extra covers for another run.

28.5 1

Looped up, full and on middle, Ryan Burl drives it past the bowler and towards long on for one.

28.4 2

A bit short and on leg, Ryan Burl flicks it of his back foot towards deep square leg for a brace.

28.3 0

Tossed up and on middle again, Burl pushes it back to the bowler.

28.2 0

Floated and on middle, Ryan Burl tucks it to short mid-wicket.

28.1 0

Short and around off, Ryan Burl blocks it to the right of the bowler.

Score after 28 overs : 123/5

Runs Scored

1 Runs

R Burl

1 (4)

S Raza

22 (29)

K Yadav

6-0-27-1

27.6 1

Floated, full and on off, Ryan Burl drives it past covers for a single and gets off the mark. End of a successful over by Kuldeep Yadav. A wicket and just a run from it.

27.5 0

On off, kept out.

27.4 0

Flighted, full and outside off, turning away, Ryan Burl has a swing at it but misses.

27.3 0

Tossed up, full and on off, Ryan Burl knocks it towards covers.

Ryan Burl is the next man in for Zimbabwe.
27.2 W 0

OUT! STUMPED! Kaitano is well short. His return to the crease was not a long one. He wasn't picking Kuldeep from the start and it is the same here. The googly this time from Kuldeep, it is bowled outside off. Kaitano looks to put bat on ball but is beaten. Kishan is quick to take the bails off. It is referred and replays show that Kaitano is short.

27.1 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Score after 27 overs : 122/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Kaitano

13 (20)

S Raza

22 (29)

A Patel

6-0-21-2

26.6 1

On off, this is hit down to long off for one.

26.5 0

On middle, defended.

26.5 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side, Kaitano looks to flick but misses. Wided.

26.4 0

On middle, Kaitano works it to mid-wicket.

26.3 0

Another one on middle, blocked out.

26.2 0

Flatter and on middle, defended.

Takudzwanashe Kaitano is back onto bat after being retired hurt earlier.
26.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! That is a lovely catch from Axar Patel! Regis Chakabva steps out, he does not get to the pitch of the ball and ends up pushing it back to the bowler uppishly but low. Axar gets down quickly and takes it nicely. The stand which Zimbabwe were relying on is broken. They slip further. 170 more needed.

Score after 26 overs : 120/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

R Chakabva

16 (26)

S Raza

22 (29)

K Yadav

5-0-26-0

25.6 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

25.5 0

Slows it up, Regis plays the sweep again, he is through the shot, it goes off the toe-end towards cover.

25.4 1

Another sweep, another top edge, this time towards square leg for a single.

25.3 2

Top edge but safe! On middle, Raza looks to sweep it hard, it goes off the top edge towards fine leg for two.

25.2 0

A review taken for a caught behind. This is slightly slower through the air, lands full and on middle, Sikandar Raza goes for the sweep but misses and the ball loops up towards the short leg region after hitting his pads, Ishan Kishan move towards it and puts in a forward dive to grab it. They appeal for the catch but the finger stays down. Kishan straightaway asks for the review and Rahul trusts him and goes for it. The UltraEdge shows that there is no bat involved. The umpire then checks for the LBW but Ball Tracking shows it pitched outside leg. Raza survives everything and India lose their review.

25.1 0

Quicker one, full and outside off, Sikandar Raza leaves it alone.

Score after 25 overs : 116/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

R Chakabva

15 (24)

S Raza

19 (25)

A Patel

5-0-19-1

24.6 0

Tossed up, full and on middle, Regis Chakabva blocks it onto the pitch.

24.5 0

Flighted delivery, on off, Regis Chakabva guides it towards point.

24.4 0

On off, kept out.

24.3 1

Tossed up around off, Sikandar Raza eases it towards long off for one.

24.2 4

FOUR! Poor delivery and rightly punished. This is short and on middle, Sikandar Raza pulls it hard, not from the middle of the bat but finds the gap at the deep square leg fence for a boundary.

24.1 0

Floated and on middle, Sikandar Raza blocks it out.

Score after 24 overs : 111/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

R Chakabva

15 (21)

S Raza

14 (22)

K Yadav

4-0-22-0

23.6 0

RIPPER! This is looped up, on off, turning away, Regis Chakabva leans on to block it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

23.5 1

Goes short and on middle, Sikandar Raza flicks it through square leg for one.

23.4 2

Flights this one up, full and on off, Sikandar Raza makes room and lofts it wide of long off for a brace.

23.3 0

Floated and around leg, Sikandar Raza tucks it to mid-wicket.

23.2 1

Short and on middle, Regis Chakabva pushes it towards long on for a single.

23.1 4

FOUR! First boundary after four overs and it was much needed. This is tossed up, full and on middle, Regis Chakabva goes down and sweeps it hard towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary.

Score after 23 overs : 103/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

R Chakabva

10 (18)

S Raza

11 (19)

A Patel

4-0-14-1

22.6 1

Goes short and on middle, Regis Chakabva slaps it towards long on for a single.

22.5 0

Flatter, full and on middle, Regis Chakabva is solid in his defense.

22.4 0

On off, pushed back to the bowler again.

22.3 0

Floated around middle, blocked back to the bowler.

22.2 1

Short again, on middle, Sikandar Raza forces it towards long on for one.

22.1 0

An arm ball now, short and on middle, angling in, Sikandar Raza is hurried into his cut as he plays it to point.

Score after 22 overs : 101/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Raza

10 (17)

R Chakabva

9 (14)

K Yadav

3-0-14-0

21.6 1

Fullish one and on leg, Sikandar Raza works it past the bowler and towards long on for a single.

21.5 1

Another single as Regis Chakabva sweeps this full delivery throug square leg for one. 100 up for Zimbabwe.

21.4 2

Tossed up, full and on leg, Regis Chakabva goes down and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a brace.

21.3 0

On middle, blocked out.

21.2 0

Floated, short and on middle, keeps low, Regis Chakabva tucks it towards mid-wicket.

21.1 2

Starts with a flighted delivery, full and on off, Regis Chakabva drives it with his outer half towards sweeper cover for a brace.

Score after 21 overs : 95/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

R Chakabva

4 (9)

S Raza

9 (16)

A Patel

3-0-12-1

20.6 1

Tossed up and around off, Regis Chakabva eases it towards long off for one more.

20.5 0

Full and on off again, Regis Chakabva leans on and defends.

20.4 1

Floated full and on off, Sikandar Raza drives it towards covers who parries it towards long off. A single taken.

20.3 0

On off, kept out.

20.2 0

Full again, on leg, Sikandar Raza tucks it to mid-wicket.

20.1 0

Tossed up, full and on middle, Sikandar Raza nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

Score after 20 overs : 93/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

R Chakabva

3 (7)

S Raza

8 (12)

A Khan

6-1-22-1

19.6 0

Another bouncer, on off, some extra bounce here, Regis Chakabva misses his pull shot again as this got big on him.

19.5 0

Swing and a miss! Bangs in a bouncer, on off, Regis Chakabva goes for the pull but cannot connect.

19.4 0

This is overpitched, on middle, Regis Chakabva knocks it towards point.

19.3 1

Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Sikandar Raza goes back and punches it past covers for a single.

19.2 0

Full and on off, Sikandar Raza drives it well but straight to covers.

19.1 1

On a length and outside off, Regis Chakabva plays it towards long off for one.

Score after 19 overs : 91/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Raza

7 (10)

R Chakabva

2 (3)

A Patel

2-0-10-1

18.6 4

FOUR! Nice shot! Flighted and full on off, Sikandar Raza leans on and drives it firmly through covers for a boundary.

18.5 0

On off, kept out.

18.4 1

Tossed up, full and on middle, Regis Chakabva drives it towards long on for one.

18.3 1

Another full delivery Sikandar Raza knocks it towards covers for a quick single.

18.2 1

Full and on off, Regis Chakabva pushes it towards covers for a single.

18.1 0

Floated, short and on middle, turning in, Regis Chakabva goes to block it but gets hit on the pads.

Score after 18 overs : 84/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Raza

2 (7)

R Chakabva

0 (0)

A Khan

5-1-20-1

17.6 0

On a length and outside off, Sikandar Raza leaves it alone.

Who walks out now?
17.5 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Tony Munyonga's uncomfortable stay at the crease finally comes to an end. This is on a good length and outside off, Tony Munyonga tries to play the lofted drive but he is no position to play that, he does not time it well and it goes up in the air. KL Rahul at mid off moves to his left and takes a simple catch.

17.4 1

This is short of a length and on leg, Sikandar Raza tucks it through square leg for one.

17.3 0

Goes a bit fuller, on middle, angling in, Sikandar Raza blocks it down the pitch.

17.2 0

Another length delievry and outside off again, Sikandar Raza offers no shot at it.

17.1 0

This is on a good length and outside off, shaping away, Sikandar Raza leaves it alone.

Score after 17 overs : 83/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Raza

1 (2)

T Munyonga

15 (30)

A Patel

1-0-3-1

16.6 1

A bit short and on off, Sikandar Raza pushes it towards point for one.

16.5 0

On middle, blocked out.

Sikandar Raza walks out to bat now.
16.4 W 0

OUT! PLUMB IN FRONT! Axar Patel comes into the attack and provides the much needed breakthrough for India. This is quicker and flatter, on middle, Sean Williams stays on his crease and tries to flick it away but plays all over it as it keeps low too. The ball hits his pads in front of the stumps and the fielders appeal for the LBW, the finger goes up and Sean Williams does not even bother to discuss about the review.

16.3 1

Tossed up, full and on leg, Tony Munyonga looks to work it ot the leg side but it goes of top edge towards the vacant sqaure leg region. Ishan Kishan tries to go for the catch but cannot reach it. They cross.

16.2 0

Floated, full and on middle, Tony Munyonga blocks it out.

16.1 1

Axar Patel comes into the attack and fires a full delivery, on off, Sean Williams pushes it through cover-point for one.

Score after 16 overs : 80/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Williams

44 (44)

T Munyonga

14 (28)

S Thakur

4-0-16-0

15.6 1

A good-length delivery and outside off, Sean Williams looks to play at it but gets a thick outside edge towards third man for one.

15.5 0

On a length, on middle, angling in, Sean Williams bunts it down the pitch.

15.4 0

Length again on middle, Sean Williams knocks it to the leg side.

15.3 4

FOUR! Beautiful shot! This is on a good length and around off, Sean Williams stays there and shows the full face of the bat to drive it through extra cover for a boundary.

15.2 0

Goes fuller, on middle, Sean Williams blocks it towards covers.

15.1 0

This is on a hard length and outside off, Sean Williams slashes hard at it but only connects with thin air.

Score after 15 overs : 75/1

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Munyonga

14 (28)

S Williams

39 (38)

D Hooda

1-0-9-0

14.6 0

Floated, full and on middle, Tony Munyonga pushes it to the leg side.

14.5 4

FOUR! DEFT TOUCH! Hooda bowls this quciker, short and on off, Tony Munyonga makes room and just guides it past the keeper's gloves and towards the third man fence for another boundary.

14.4 4

FOUR! Power shot! This is again tossed up, full and on middle, Tony Munyonga dances down the track and smashes it over the bowler's head for a powerful boundary.

14.3 0

On middle, defended.

14.2 0

Tossed up, full and on middle, Tony Munyonga blocks it back to the bowler.

14.1 1

Floated, full and on middle, Sean Williams knocks it of his inner half towards mid-wicket for a run.

Drinks! After losing Innocent Kaia early on Zimbabwe have been steady. Tony Munyonga and Sean Williams have build up a good partnership and they are playing well. Takudzwanashe Kaitano had to retire hurt but that did not effect Zimbabwe much. These two on the crease will look to add more runs. India, on the other hand have bowlerd well but they need wickets. An exciting session awaits. Also, Deepak Hooda is into the attack now.

Score after 14 overs : 66/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Munyonga

6 (23)

S Williams

38 (37)

S Thakur

3-0-11-0

13.6 0

Nice delivery! This is on a good length and on off, holds its line, Tony Munyonga looks to poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

13.5 0

Another short ball and outside off, Tony Munyonga goes for the cut but is a bit too late and misses it.

13.4 1

Bangs in a short ball, on middle, Sean Williams is through with his pull shot early and it goes of the top edge towards third man. They cross.

13.3 0

On a length and on middle, Sean Williams tucks it towards mid-wicket.

13.2 4

FOUR! Thumped! Short and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a boundary.

13.1 0

On off, defended.

Score after 13 overs : 61/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Williams

33 (33)

T Munyonga

6 (21)

K Yadav

2-0-8-0

12.6 1

Dealing in singles at the moment! Shorter and outside off, Williams pushes it towards cover.

12.5 0

On off, this is pushed to covers.

12.4 1

Tony sweeps again, it is through square leg for another single.

12.3 1

Another sweep shot, this goes more off the underedge towards mid-wicket for one.

12.2 1

The sweep is out, it goes through square leg for one.

12.1 1

Tossed up on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Score after 12 overs : 56/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Williams

30 (29)

T Munyonga

4 (19)

S Thakur

2-0-6-0

11.6 1

On off, this is guided through point for one.

11.5 0

Shorter and on off, Williams pushes it to covers.

11.4 0

On off, blocked.

11.3 1

Shorter again, Tony pulls, not off the middle but it goes through square leg for one.

11.3 wd 1

WIDE! Way too short. Wided.

11.2 1

Shorter and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.

11.1 0

Lands short! On middle, Williams looks to nudge it around the corner, this goes off a leading edge but lands well short of the bowler.

Score after 11 overs : 52/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Munyonga

3 (18)

S Williams

28 (24)

K Yadav

1-0-3-0

10.6 0

Lovely, lovely over! This lands on off and then spins away. Tony is yet again beaten as he tries to defend.

10.5 0

Now the one that comes back! A little too short. Tony goes back but fails to put bat on ball and gets hit on the pad.

10.4 0

Another beauty! Tony is not picking Kuldeep! The googly again, it lands on off and spins away. Tony is beaten as he tries to block.

10.3 0

That is a beauty! This is tossed up on off, it lands and spins away. Tony Munyonga looks to defend but is beaten. He does well not to push at it.

10.2 1

On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.

10.2 wd 1

WIDE! That was so close to the leg pole! Down the leg side. Williams gets right across and looks to sweep but misses. Wided in the end.

10.1 1

The sweep is out, it is played through square leg for one. Fifty up for Zimbabwe.

Powerplay 2! The fielding side can now have up to 4 players outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Also, Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack now.

Score after 10 overs : 49/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Munyonga

2 (13)

S Williams

27 (23)

S Thakur

1-0-2-0

9.6 1

Around off, Tony Munyonga guides it to point.

9.5 0

On middle, defended.

9.4 1

Uppish but safe! Shorter and on middle, Williams looks to pull, this goes off the splice towards square leg for one.

9.3 0

Angled into middle, Williams defends.

9.2 0

Shortish, this is pushed to covers.

9.1 0

On off, blocked.

Shardul Thakur comes into the attack now.

Score after 9 overs : 47/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Munyonga

1 (11)

S Williams

26 (19)

D Chahar

5-0-27-1

8.6 0

Outside off, left alone.

8.5 1

A single as this is worked through mid-wicket.

8.4 4

FOUR! That has been nailed! A short one again and Williams picks it, he smashes it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

8.3 0

Good length and on off, Sean pushes it to covers.

8.2 0

Goes short again and around off, Williams looks to pull but it goes off the underedge towards mid-wicket.

8.1 0

That stays low! Shorter and outside off, Williams looks to pull but this one does not bounce a lot. Beaten.

Score after 8 overs : 42/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Munyonga

1 (10)

S Williams

21 (14)

A Khan

4-1-19-0

7.6 0

Another one on a length and around middle, blocked.

7.5 0

Good length and on off, Tony Munyonga pushes it to covers.

7.4 0

Shorter and on middle, Tony Munyonga pulls but to mid on.

7.3 0

Another one on a length and around off, this is pushed to mid off.

7.2 0

Outside off, shaping away. Left alone.

7.1 0

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

Score after 7 overs : 42/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T Munyonga

1 (4)

S Williams

21 (14)

D Chahar

4-0-22-1

6.6 1

Gets this one to shape back in. Tony Munyonga looks to drive but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket for one.

6.5 0

Just outside off, left alone.

6.4 0

Lovely delivery! Length and on off, this one shapes away. Tony Munyonga is beaten as he tries to block.

6.3 0

Outside off, left alone.

6.2 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

6.1 4

FOUR! Slapped hard! Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for a boundary.

It does not look good for Takudzwanashe Kaitano as he is now walking back to the hut. This is not good news for Zimbabwe. Tony Munyonga comes out to bat now.

Score after 6 overs : 36/1

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Kaitano

12 (15)

S Williams

16 (12)

A Khan

3-0-19-0

5.6 6

SIX! Top edge and it goes all the way! The last ball spoils the over. Zimbabwe won't mind how they come as long as they do. Short and on middle, Takudzwanashe Kaitano looks to pull, it goes off the top edge, over the keeper and towards the fine leg fence.

5.5 1

A single as this is guided down to third man.

5.4 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

5.3 0

Outside off, left alone.

Takudzwanashe Kaitano looks in some discomfort and is stretching his legs. The physios are in to check on him. Everything seems fine now and we are ready to continue.
5.2 1

That is a nasty delivery! Short and on middle, this one takes off. Takudzwanashe Kaitano looks to defend, it goes off the glove and down to third man. He somehow gets to the other end, limping. He now needs treatment.

5.1 0

Goes fuller again and on middle, Kaitano pushes it to mid off.

5.1 wd 1

WIDE! This is short and well wide outside off, left alone.

Score after 5 overs : 27/1

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Williams

15 (9)

T Kaitano

5 (12)

D Chahar

3-0-16-1

4.6 4

FOUR! A boundary to end and Zimbabwe have had back-to-back productive overs! Fuller and outside off, Williams hits it down the ground, past long on and into the fence.

4.5 0

Williams misses out! This is short again and on middle, Williams pulls but straight to mid-wicket.

4.4 4

FOUR! Thumped down the ground! Shorter and around off, Williams drags it wide of mid on and this one races away to the fence. Runs coming thick and fast now.

4.3 1

Length and around off, Kaitano looks to defend but the outswing means it takes the outside edge, goes down to third man for one.

4.2 1

Fuller and outside off, Williams goes after it, it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

4.1 0

Lovely shot but to the fielder! Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

Score after 4 overs : 17/1

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Kaitano

4 (11)

S Williams

6 (4)

A Khan

2-0-10-0

3.6 0

A dot to end the over! This is on a good length and on off, Takudzwanashe Kaitano guides it towards point. 9 runs from the over.

3.5 4

FOUR! Takudzwanashe Kaitano finally gets off the mark with a fine boundary. This is overpitched and on middle, Takudzwanashe Kaitano drives it firmly past the bowler and towards the long on fence for four runs.

3.4 0

Fullish one, on off, swinging away, Takudzwanashe Kaitano pushes it towards covers.

3.3 1

Full again and on off, Sean Williams drills it through covers for one.

3.2 4

FOUR! Nice shot! This is a bit fuller, on middle, Sean Williams stays there and flicks it uppishly over the mid on fielder for a boundary.

3.1 0

A yorker, swinging in, on leg, Sean Williams tries to dig it out but misses and gets hit on the pads. Avesh Khan appeals for the LBW but the finger stays down.

Score after 3 overs : 8/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Kaitano

0 (8)

S Williams

1 (1)

D Chahar

2-0-6-1

2.6 0

Another delivery that is shaping away, on off, Takudzwanashe Kaitano leaves it alone.

2.5 0

Full again and on off, shaping away, Takudzwanashe Kaitano blocks it to the leg side with his inner half.

2.4 1

Full and on off, Sean Williams drives it through mid off for a single and gets off the mark.

Sean Williams walks out to bat at number 3.
2.3 W 0

OUT! LBW! Deepak Chahar provides the breakthrough for India as he always does. He bowls a brilliant inswinging yorker, on middle, Innocent Kaia tries to dig it out but is late to put his bat down in time and gets on the pads in line with the stumps. There is a huge shout for the LBW but turned down. KL Rahul goes for the review after some discussion. The UltraEdge shows that it is pad first and Ball Tracking shows three reds. The on-field decision is changed to Out. Kaia has to go back but he is not happy as he thinks he has hit the ball. India with an early wicket here.

A review for LBW by India. The UltraEdge shows that it is pad first so we move onto Ball Tracking. We have three reds and the on-field decision is changed to Out.
2.2 4

FOUR! Kaia tries to break the shackles now. This is on a good length and on off, Innocent Kaia skips down the track and heaves it wide of the mid on fielder for the first boundary of this innings.

2.1 0

This is overpitched and on off, Innocent Kaia drives it firmly but straight to the cover fielder.

Score after 2 overs : 3/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Kaitano

0 (6)

I Kaia

2 (6)

A Khan

1-0-1-0

1.6 0

Avesh Khan with tight line on the stumps, fuller, Takudzwanashe Kaitano blocks it down the pitch.

1.5 1

Full again and outside off, Innocent Kaia drills it past point for one.

1.4 0

Goes full this time, on off, Innocent Kaia knocks it towards covers.

1.3 0

BEAUTY! This is again on a good length and around off, Innocent Kaia leans on to block it but gets beaten all ends up.

1.2 0

Full and on middle, Innocent Kaia blocks it out.

1.1 0

Starts with a good-length delievry and outside off, shaping away, Innocent Kaia slashes but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Avesh Khan to share the attack with Deepak Chahar.

Score after 1 overs : 2/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Kaitano

0 (5)

I Kaia

1 (1)

D Chahar

1-0-1-0

0.6 0

Length ball, on off, Takudzwanashe Kaitano tries to cut it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

0.5 1

Full and on off, Innocent Kaia drives it towards covers for a single and gets off the mark.

0.4 lb 1

Overthrows and Zimbabwe are underway! This is on a good lengh and on middle, angling in, Takudzwanashe Kaitano misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but turned down. The ball rolls towards point and he hits the stumps at the striker's end and it goes away towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.

0.3 0

Goes fuller this time, on off, shaping away again, Takudzwanashe Kaitano offers no shot at it.

0.2 0

Another outswinger, on a good length and around off, Takudzwanashe Kaitano leaves it alone.

0.1 0

Deepak Chahar starts with a full delivery, swinging away, Takudzwanashe Kaitano blocks it to the left of the bowler.

It will be interesting to see if India do give chances to players who are yet to play a game in this series. We might just see Rahul Tripathi make his debut but the question is, where will he bat? In the bowling, Avesh Khan might just get a game. Zimbabwe on the other hand, might just strengthen their batting as that is the department where they have been poor.

We are back for the chase. The player are out in the middle. Takudzwanashe Kaitano and Innocent Kaia are the openers for Zimbabwe. Deepak Chahar to start proceedings with the ball. Let's play...  Oh!..What happened there. Deepak Chahar starts his run-up to bowl the first ball but he stops and dislodges the bails at the non-striker's end and gives a smile to Innocent Kaia there. The replay shows that Kaia was out of his crease and he would have been out but India did not appeal for that.
... THE RUN CHASE ...
Now this is going to be a stiff chase for a side which is yet to cross the 200-run mark this series. They though have done well chasing in the past. Can they gun this down? India on the other hand will back their bowlers to defend it. Stay tuned for the chase in a bit.
Zimbabwe began well with the ball but failed to control things in the middle overs, especially when Gill and Kishan were batting. However, they will be pleased to keep India under the 300-run mark in the end. A lot of the credit has to go to Evans who was brilliant with a fifer. Just the two others took wickets, the rest went wicket-less. However, Raza and Victor Nyauchi bowled with good economy rates.
After electing to bat, the openers began slowly. Both Rahul and Dhawan took their time but both fell after getting off to starts. India were in a spot of bother then but Kishan and Gill played brilliantly. The two added over 100 with both getting to their half tons. Kishan was run out but Gill continued. He kept losing partners at the other end but he continued scoring freely. Shubman Gill got up a well-deserved ton, his first in ODIs and has taken India into a strong position. Had it not been for him, India maye have ended with something below 250.
That innings from Gill could well be the difference between the two sides! His ton has taken India to what we feel is a total which is above par. Gill just seemed like he is batting on a different wicket and he is the reason for India being on top.

Score after 50 overs : 289/8

Runs Scored

7 Runs

K Yadav

2 (2)

D Chahar

1 (1)

B Evans

10-0-54-5

49.6 2

A couple of runs to end the innings! This is overpitched and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace. India finishes on 289 for 8.

49.5 0

Another good slower ball, on a length and outside off, Kuldeep Yadav throws his bat at it but cannot connect.

49.4 1

A yorker, on off, Deepak Chahar digs it to point for one.

49.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Brad Evans gets his fifth wicket and he is delighted. A slower ball this time, on middle, Shardul Thakur gets deceived by it and is into his heave early. It goes of the top edge and high in the air, Victor Nyauchi at cover runs towards it and takes an easy catch. We saw a maiden ODI hundred from Gill and now Brad Evans gets his maiden five-wicket haul. Kuldeep Yadav is the next batter in for India.

49.2 4

FOUR! This is full and on off, Shardul Thakur smashes it wide of the long off fielder for a boundary.

49.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Shubman Gill walks back after an incredible innings here. This is on a good length and outside off, Shubman Gill moves across to smoke it over long off but his bat rolls in his hand as he connects with the ball. As a result, it goes high in the air and does not get the elevation. Innocent Kaia there takes nice catch. The crowd shows its appreciation while Gill walks back and he acknowledges it. Deepak Chahar comes out to bat now.

Brad Evans is ready to bowl the last over.

Score after 49 overs : 282/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Gill

130 (96)

S Thakur

5 (4)

R Ngarava

9-0-58-0

48.6 1

Nails the yorker this time, outside off, Shubman Gill manages to squeeze it past point for a single. Gill will be on strike for the last over.

48.5 1

Overpitched and outside off, Shardul Thakur drills it towards long off for just one.

48.4 4

FOUR! Thakur puts this one away nicely! This is full and around off, Shardul Thakur stays there and carasses it past the diving cover fielder for a boundary.

48.3 0

Length delivery this time, on off, Shardul Thakur uses his feet to play a lofted cover drive but gets beaten again.

48.2 0

Swing and a miss! This is full and outside off, angling away, Shardul Thakur slashes at it but connects with thin air.

48.1 1

This is overpitched, outside off, Shubman Gill drills it towards long off for one.

Score after 48 overs : 275/6

Runs Scored

11 Runs

S Gill

128 (94)

S Thakur

0 (0)

V Nyauchi

10-1-48-1

47.6 1

Full and around middle, Shubman Gill drives to long on for a single.

47.5 2

A yorker, on middle, Shubman Gill squeezes it past the bowler and towards long on, he runs the first one hard and calls Thakur for the second as well and completes it easily in the end.

47.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Another man bites the dust! Victor Nyauchi bowls this on a good length and around off, Axar Patel goes for the big shot over long off but mistimes it badly in the air, Sikandar Raza there did not have to move an inch as he pouches it safely. India six down now.

47.3 1

Another full delivery, on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and eases it towards long on for a single. Raza does well to keep it down to a run but cutting it out quickly.

47.2 2

Good running there! This is on a yorker length, on leg, Shubman Gill squeezes it towards the vacant mid-wicket region for a brace.

47.1 4

FOUR! Stand and deliver! This is overpitched and on off, in the slot as well, Shubman Gill stays there and heaves it wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.

47.1 wd 1

WIDE! Full but way down the leg side, Gill misses his flick. Wided.

Score after 47 overs : 264/5

Runs Scored

8 Runs

A Patel

1 (3)

S Gill

118 (89)

R Ngarava

8-0-51-0

46.6 0

Well bowled! This is on a yorker length, on middle, Axar Patel digs it out towards mid off.

46.6 wd 1

WIDE! Bangs a bouncer but down the leg. Wided.

46.5 0

Back of a length, on middle, Axar Patel tucks it towards mid-wicket.

46.4 1

Full again and around off, Shubman Gill drills it towards deep point for one.

46.3 4

MISFIELD AND FOUR! This is full and on middle, Shubman Gill lofts it towards the long on fence, the fielder there misjudges the bounce and lets it go through his hands and towards the fence.

46.2 1

On a length and on middle, Axar Patel works it towards short mid-wicket for a quick single.

46.1 1

Full and outside off, Shubman Gill drives it towards long off for a single.

Score after 46 overs : 256/5

Runs Scored

14 Runs

S Samson

15 (13)

S Gill

112 (86)

L Jongwe

5-0-49-1

45.6 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Sanju Samson goes for the big shot again but holes out this time. Luke Jongwe bowls this fuller and on middle and leg, Sanju Samson whips it away to the leg side but does not get the connection right as it goes of the toe end and high up in the air towards deep square leg. Takudzwanashe Kaitano there settles under it and competes a nice catch.

45.5 6

SIX! Another one for Samson! This is on a good length and on off, Sanju Samson picks up the length early and lofts it over the long off fence for another maximum.

45.4 6

SIX! HUGE! Luke Jongwe bowls this full and on middle, Sanju Samson stays there and smokes it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

45.3 0

Bangs in a bouncer and on middle, Sanju Samson ducks under it.

45.2 1

DROPPED! This is short and on middle and leg, Shubman Gill pulls it straight towards short fine leg, Victor Nyauchi moves to his right but cannot grab it. Another oppurtunity lost. A single in the end.

45.1 1

Luke Jongwe comes back into the attack and starts with a short delivery, on off, Sanju Samson upper cuts it towards third man for a single.

Score after 45 overs : 242/4

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Gill

111 (85)

S Samson

2 (8)

B Evans

9-0-47-3

44.6 6

SIX! Over the fence! This is short and on the body, it is pulled over the fine leg fence for a biggie.

44.5 lb 1

Angled into the pads, Samson looks to flick but misses. It htis the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

44.4 0

That does not bounce! Shorter and on middle, Samson looks to pull, this one stays low and goes just over the middle pole.

44.3 0

Outside off, Samson leaves it alone.

44.2 1

Short and on middle, Gill looks to flat bat it but it goes off the splice towards mid off for one.

44.1 1

On middle, this is guided down to third man for one.

Score after 44 overs : 233/4

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Gill

104 (83)

S Samson

1 (4)

V Nyauchi

9-1-37-0

43.6 4

FOUR! Slapped over! Short and outside off, Gill steps out and slaps it over cover for a boundary.

43.5 1

On middle, Samson pushes it down to long on and takes one.

43.4 0

Three dots in a row as this is blocked.

43.3 0

On middle, this is pushed to cover.

43.2 0

Fuller and on middle, this is played back to the bowler.

43.1 1

100 for Gill! His first and one he will remember. Superb, superb knock, Most of the batters have struggled on this wicket but he has made it look so easy. He missed out on one in West Indies but has not had to wait long for his first in ODIs. He gets there by pushing this towards cover for one. Can he take India to above 300?

Sanju Samson comes out to the middle now.

Score after 43 overs : 227/4

Runs Scored

3 Runs

D Hooda

1 (3)

S Gill

99 (81)

B Evans

8-0-39-3

42.6 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! That is an absolute jaffa of a delivery! Wow! Just how do you play those! Length and on off, this lands and comes back in. Hooda looks to push at it but this sneaks between bat and pad and hits the top of off. These are important wickets. It could stop India from crossing the 300-run mark.

42.5 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one more.

42.4 1

Angled into the pads, Hooda works it through mid-wicket for one.

42.3 0

On off, this is pushed to covers.

42.2 1

A single as this is worked down to fine leg.

42.1 W 0

OUT! It is Kishan who has to take the long walk back as the review taken by Zimbabwe was not a successful one. GILL HAD AN INSIDE EDGE AND HE CONTINUES! However, Zimbabwe get the wicket they so desperately wanted. A new batter heading into the last phase of the game is what they would have hoped for! This is on middle, Gill looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads.An appeal but turned down. Kishan is off for a run but is sent back from halfway down. The fielder at point, picks the ball up and hits the stumps at the bowler's end. Kishan starts walking back but Zimbabwe have reviewed for an LBW. Replays show there is an inside edge.

Zimbabwe have taken a review for the LBW for Shubman Gill. The UltraEdge shows that there is some bat involved and the on field decision of Not out remains.

Score after 42 overs : 224/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Gill

97 (78)

I Kishan

50 (61)

V Nyauchi

8-1-31-0

41.6 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

41.5 2

Two! He moves onto 96! On the pads, this is worked past short fine leg. The deep square leg fielder runs to his right, slides and keeps it down to two.

41.4 1

On off, Kishan pushes it through covers for one. Fifty for him. Solid knock. Took his time at the start but now has hit top gear.

41.3 0

Slower one and on off, this is pushed to cover.

41.2 1

Another single as Gill plays this through covers.

41.1 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Score after 41 overs : 218/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

I Kishan

48 (58)

S Gill

93 (75)

B Evans

7-0-36-2

40.6 1

On middle, this is played through mid-wicket for one more.

40.5 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.

40.4 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

40.3 1

Shorter and outside off, this is guided through point for one.

40.2 4

FOUR! On the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side and it races away to the fence. Gill into the 90s.

40.1 0

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

Score after 40 overs : 210/2

Runs Scored

11 Runs

S Gill

87 (71)

I Kishan

46 (56)

L Jongwe

4-0-35-0

39.6 1

This on a good length, on middle, slower too, Shubman Gill pushes it with soft hands towards mid off for a quick single.

39.5 2

Shorish again, on middle, Shubman Gill pulls it wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder for a brace.

39.4 1

Short and on middle, Ishan Kishan pulls it towards deep square leg for a run.

39.3 4

MISFIELD AND FOUR! This is full and on off, Ishan Kishan leans on and just pushes it towards mid off and sets off for a run, the fielder there tries to charge towards the ball but lets it go through his leg and the ball races away to the long on fence. Poor from Zimbabwe in the field yet again.

39.2 1

On a length and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it away through square leg for a single.

39.1 2

Starts with a short delivery and outside off, Shubman Gill slaps it past the covers fielder for a comfortable brace.

Score after 39 overs : 199/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Gill

81 (67)

I Kishan

41 (54)

R Ngarava

7-0-43-0

38.6 1

Short and on middle, Shubman Gill pulls it through square leg for one.

38.5 4

FOUR! Nice placement! This is short again and with width on offer, Shubman Gill stays there and cuts it past the point fielder for a boundary. That was not from the middle of the bat but he finds the gap with ease.

38.4 1

Richard Ngarava continues bowling short here, on midle, Ishan Kishan works it of his back foot through sqaure leg for a single.

38.3 1

Another short ball, on middle, Shubman Gill again pulls it well but this time straight towards the deep square leg fielder. A single taken.

38.2 2

Short again and on middle, Shubman Gill goes back in his crease and pulls it hard wide of the deep square leg fielder for a brace.

38.2 wd 1

WIDE! Bangs in bouncer but down the leg, Shubman Gill ducks under it. Wided.

38.1 0

Richard Ngarava comes 'round the wicket and serves a length ball, on off, angling away, Shubman Gill cuts it of the toe end towards point.

Score after 38 overs : 189/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Gill

73 (62)

I Kishan

40 (53)

L Jongwe

3-0-24-0

37.6 1

Slower one, short and outside off, Shubman Gill cuts it to deep point for a single.

37.5 3

This is short of a length, on middle, Ishan Kishan stays there and flicks it towards the vacant fine leg region, the fielder from short fine leg gives a chase and dives to keep the ball in. The batters run three.

37.4 0

On a length and on the fifth stump line, Ishan Kishan looks to push it to the off side but gets an bottom edge onto the ground and towards the keeper.

37.3 2

Short and outside off, Ishan Kishan cuts it of his back foot towards sweeper cover where a fumble allows the batters to come back for the second. WIth that, the 100 partnership comes up between these two.

37.2 0

A slower length ball, on middle, angling in, Ishan Kishan is early into his pull shot and misses to get hit on his body.

37.1 1

Back of a length and around off, Shubman Gill hops up and punches it through covers for a single.

Drinks! This partnership has turned the tide of the game towards the Indians and they are well on path to get to over 275 now. Both are set and now have also stepped on the gas. Zimbabwe need wickets or they'll be chasing what we feel will be an above par total on this wicket. An interesting passage follows.

Score after 37 overs : 182/2

Runs Scored

11 Runs

I Kishan

35 (49)

S Gill

71 (60)

R Ngarava

6-0-33-0

36.6 4

FOUR! Lucky boundary but they all count! This is again on a hard length and outside off, Ishan Kishan slashes hard at it but gets an outside edge and it has enough legs to beat the third man fielder to go into the fence.

36.5 0

Short of a length, on off, angling in, Ishan Kishan gets hurried and gets hit high on his body while trying to block it.

36.4 1

This is on a good length, on middle, Shubman Gill stays there and knocks it towards mid on for a quick single.

36.3 4

FOUR! Fabulous shot! This is just short of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill stays in his crease and smashes it through covers for a boundary. Not a bad delivery but Gill shows his class.

36.2 1

On a hard length, on middle, Ishan Kishan tucks it away through square leg for one.

36.1 1

This is on a good length and outside off, Shubman Gill tries to cut it but gets a thick outside edge towards third man for a single.

Score after 36 overs : 171/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Gill

65 (57)

I Kishan

30 (46)

T Munyonga

1-0-10-0

35.6 1

A single now as this is pushed down to long on.

35.5 4

FOUR! Lovely shot again. India upping the ante now! The slog sweep comes out, it is hit over mid-wicket for another boundary.

35.4 1

A single as this is pushed down to long off.

35.3 0

On middle, kept out.

35.2 4

FOUR! Out comes the slog sweep and it is nailed, over the mid-wicket fielder and into the fence.

35.1 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Score after 35 overs : 161/2

Runs Scored

12 Runs

I Kishan

25 (42)

S Gill

60 (55)

S Williams

5-0-30-0

34.6 1

Flighted delivery, on off, Ishan Kishan forces it towards long off using his feet for a run.

34.5 1

Full and on off, Shubman Gill pushes it wide of covers for one.

34.4 4

FOUR! Another fine shot from Gill! This is short again, on off, Shubman Gill leans on but then goes back in his crease to punch this through covers for a boundary.

34.3 1

Again shorter in length, on middle, Ishan Kishan stays back and nudges it through square leg for one.

34.2 1

Shorish in length, on middle, skids through, Shubman Gill dabs it towards long off for a run.

34.1 4

FOUR! Nice shot! This is tossed up, full and on leg, Shubman Gill goes down and sweeps it fine towards the deep backward sqaure leg fence for a boundary. He is looking in fine touch here.

Score after 34 overs : 149/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Gill

50 (51)

I Kishan

23 (40)

S Raza

10-1-39-0

33.6 1

FIFTY up for Shubman Gill! This is short and on middle, Shubman Gill pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. This has been an excellent knock by him. Can he get to the century now?

33.5 0

On off kept out.

33.4 2

Short and outside off, Shubman Gill goes on his back foot and punches it towards sweeper cover for a brace.

33.3 0

Full and on middle, Shubman Gill works it towards short mid-wicket.

33.2 1

Goes short and around off, Ishan Kishan cuts it towards sweeper cover for one.

33.1 1

Raza bowls this short, on middle, Shubman Gill eases it towards long on for an easy single.

Score after 33 overs : 144/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

I Kishan

22 (39)

S Gill

46 (46)

S Williams

4-0-18-0

32.6 0

A bit short and outside off, Ishan Kishan cuts it but straight to point.

32.5 1

Floats this one up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill drives it towards long on for one more.

32.4 0

Short again, on middle, Shubman Gill blocks it out.

32.3 1

Goes short and on middle, Ishan Kishan tucks it away through sqaure leg for one.

32.2 0

Tossed up, full and on off, Ishan Kishan uses his feet and knocks it towards covers.

32.1 1

Short and on off, Shubman Gill slaps it towards long off for one.

Score after 32 overs : 141/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

I Kishan

21 (36)

S Gill

44 (43)

S Raza

9-1-34-0

31.6 4

FOUR! Kishan has decided to take Raza on here. This is flighted, full and on middle, Ishan Kishan slams it wide of the long on fielder for another boundary.

31.5 0

On middle, blocked out.

31.4 0

Full and on on, Ishan Kishan knocks it towards mid off.

31.3 0

Short and on off, quciker too, Ishan Kishan gets cramped and cuts it towards point.

31.2 4

FOUR! Fine shot! This is again tossed up, full and on middle, Ishan Kishan goes down and slog-sweeps it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary. The 50 runs partnership between these two comes up with that.

31.1 1

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill pushes it towards long off for a single. Raza is not happy with himself as he could not cut it out.

Score after 31 overs : 132/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Gill

43 (42)

I Kishan

13 (31)

S Williams

3-0-15-0

30.6 1

Fuller one, on middle, Shubman Gill works it towards long on for a single. Only 2 runs from the over.

30.5 1

Goes short and on middle, Ishan Kishan goes back and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

30.4 0

Flatter and full, on middle, Ishan Kishan hits it back to the bowler.

30.3 0

Another dot! This is tossed up, full and on off, Ishan Kishan pushes it towards covers.

30.2 0

On middle again, blocked out.

30.1 0

Floated and around middle, Ishan Kishan uses his feet and blocks it out.

Score after 30 overs : 130/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Gill

42 (41)

I Kishan

12 (26)

S Raza

8-1-25-0

29.6 0

Tossed up around middle, Shubman Gill knocks it back to the bowler.

29.5 1

Flights this one up, lands short and on middle, turning in, Ishan Kishan makes room and tucks it through mid-wicket for just one.

29.4 1

Floated, full and on leg, Shubman Gill drives it towards long on for another single.

29.3 1

A bit short and on middle, Ishan Kishan stays back and forces it towards long on for one more.

29.2 1

Full agian but this time on middle, Shubman Gill eases it towards long on for one.

29.1 0

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill knocks it towards covers.

Score after 29 overs : 126/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Gill

40 (37)

I Kishan

10 (24)

S Williams

2-0-13-0

28.6 1

Short and outside off, Shubman Gill cuts it to deep point for one.

28.5 0

On middle, blocked out.

28.4 4

FOUR! Beautiful shot! This is tossed up and around middle, Shubman Gill moves across and scoops it fine towards the vacant fine leg fence for a boundary.

28.3 1

Looped up, lands full and on off, Ishan Kishan drives it firmly through covers for a single.

28.2 0

Floated, full and on leg, Ishan Kishan pushes it to the left of the bowler.

28.1 0

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ishan Kishan blocks it out.

Score after 28 overs : 120/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

I Kishan

9 (21)

S Gill

35 (34)

S Raza

7-1-21-0

27.6 1

A single to end as this is pushed down to long on.

27.5 0

On off, this is guided to point.

27.4 1

Fuller and on middle, it is clipped through mid-wicket for one.

27.3 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

27.2 1

On middle, Kishan plays it to mid-wicket.

27.1 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

Score after 27 overs : 116/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Gill

33 (31)

I Kishan

7 (18)

S Williams

1-0-7-0

26.6 1

A run to end! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

26.5 1

DROPPED! That should have been taken! An easy caught and bowled chance! Floats it up, lands it on off, this one holds in the surface. Kishan plays a check-drive, it goes back uppishly towards the bowler who spills it. He should have taken that. A single in the end.

26.4 0

On middle, kept out.

26.3 0

Flatter and on middle, defended.

26.2 4

FOUR! Up and over! Kishan steps out, he gets to the pitch of it and hits it down the ground for a boundary.

26.1 1

On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

We will see spin from both ends as Sean Williams has been brought into the attack now.

Score after 26 overs : 109/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

I Kishan

2 (14)

S Gill

31 (29)

S Raza

6-1-17-0

25.6 0

Flatter and on the stumps, blocked.

25.5 0

On middle, defended.

25.4 1

Another single as it s Gill this time who flicks it on the leg side.

25.3 1

A single now as this is worked through mid-wicket.

25.2 1

Another short one, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one more.

25.1 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Score after 25 overs : 106/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Gill

29 (26)

I Kishan

1 (11)

L Jongwe

2-0-17-0

24.6 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.

24.5 0

On middle, defended.

24.4 4

FOUR! Another wonderful stroke! Fuller and on middle, this is driven wonderfully past the mid on fielder for another boundary.

24.3 0

Outside off, on a length. Left alone.

24.2 0

Angled into middle, Gill works it to mid-wicket.

24.2 wd 1

Another extra! Down the leg side. Wided.

24.1 4

FOUR! That is crisp! Gill has timed that brilliantly! What a shot! Fuller and on off, Gill leans into it and creams it through covers for a boundary. He seems to be batting on a different wicket, he is scoring quite freely.

Score after 24 overs : 96/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

I Kishan

1 (11)

S Gill

20 (20)

S Raza

5-1-14-0

23.6 0

Flatter and on middle, this one stays low. Kishan manages to get his bat down in time and block it. Maiden from Raza.

23.5 0

Attacks the stumps again, Kishan pushes it to covers.

23.4 0

On middle, blocked.

23.3 0

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

23.2 0

On the stumps, defended again.

23.1 0

On middle, defended.

Score after 23 overs : 96/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

I Kishan

1 (5)

S Gill

20 (20)

L Jongwe

1-0-7-0

22.6 1

Shorter and on off, Kishan slaps it through covers for one.

22.5 0

Another one on the stumps, Kishan is solid in defense.

22.4 0

On off, kept out.

22.3 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

22.3 wd 1

WIDE! Down the leg side this time, not played at. Wided.

22.2 4

FOUR! Nice and fine! Poor ball and put away! On the pads, Gill works it fine on the leg side and the ball races away to the fence.

22.1 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Luke Jongwe comes into the attack now.

Score after 22 overs : 89/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

I Kishan

0 (2)

S Gill

15 (17)

S Raza

4-0-14-0

21.6 0

Another one on the stumps, kept out.

21.5 0

On middle, defended.

21.4 1

Shorter and outside off, this is guided past point for one.

21.3 0

On the stumps, defended solidly.

21.2 0

On middle, defended.

21.1 4

FOUR! That is glorious! We saw an on-drive from him earlier on but this is better! Flatter and on off, Gill yet again shows the maker's name and caresses it through covers for a boundary.

Ishan Kishan walks out to bat now.

Score after 21 overs : 84/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Dhawan

40 (68)

S Gill

10 (13)

B Evans

6-0-28-2

20.6 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! That is a team dismissal! Dhawan falls after getting off to a start! He just never looked settle, not sure if that is because of the wicket or what but his run finally runs out! Evans does the job yet again for his side. On middle, Dhawan looks to work it on the leg side but the ball comes slow off the surface. It goes off the leading edge and it is an easy catch to the fielder at covers. Sean Williams makes no mistake. Good from Zimbabwe so far.

20.5 1

A single to follow the boundary! Shorter and outside off, this is cut hard but towards point. The fielder makes a half stop. A single taken.

20.4 4

FOUR! That is wonderful! Sheer timing! On middle, Gill shows the full face of the bat and creams it past the mid on fielder for a boundary. He just timed it, did not look to hit it hard.

20.3 0

Back of a length and on off, this is pushed to cover.

20.2 1

Shorter and on the body, this is pulled through square leg for one.

20.1 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Score after 20 overs : 77/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Dhawan

39 (66)

S Gill

4 (9)

S Raza

3-0-9-0

19.6 0

Flights this one up, short and on middle, turning away, Shikhar Dhawan guides it towards point where the fielder fumbles and the batters calls for the single, but decides against it in the end.

19.5 1

Short and on middle, Shubman Gill works it through square leg for another run.

19.4 1

Full again, on middle, Shikhar Dhawan sweeps it through square leg for one.

19.3 4

FOUR! Dhawan finally finds the fence. This is tossed up, full and on middle, Shikhar Dhawan dances down the track and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

19.2 1

Quicker one, full and on middle, keeps low, Shubman Gill looks to block it but gets it of the bottom edge towards short third man for a run.

19.1 0

Flatter, short and on middle, Shubman Gill pushes it to the right of the bowler where Raza cuts it out.

Score after 19 overs : 70/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Dhawan

34 (63)

S Gill

2 (6)

B Evans

5-0-21-1

18.6 0

Short of a length, on middle, angling in, Shikhar Dhawan stays there and blocks it to the off side.

18.5 1

Full again and down the leg, Shubman Gill flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

18.4 0

Goes fuller, on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards mid-wicket.

18.3 0

Evans bowls this on a good length, on off, nips back in, Shubman Gill watches it all the way through and leaves it. Good cricket all around!

18.2 1

Length agian, on off, Shikhar Dhawan punches of his back foot through covers for one.

18.1 0

This is on hard length and outside off, Shikhar Dhawan stays there and slashes at it but cannot connect.

Score after 18 overs : 68/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Dhawan

33 (60)

S Gill

1 (3)

S Raza

2-0-2-0

17.6 1

Tossed up, full and on off, Shikhar Dhawan drives and finds the gap through covers for a single. Another good over from Raza.

17.5 0

Darts this one, on leg, Shikhar Dhawan misses his flick and gets hit on the pads and the ball goes nowhere.

17.4 0

Short and on off, Shikhar Dhawan cuts it but finds the fielder at point. Another dot!

17.3 0

Three dots on the trot! This is full, on middle, Shikhar Dhawan uses his feet and works it straight to short mid-wicket.

17.2 0

A bit short, on middle, Shikhar Dhawan pushes it towards extra covers.

17.1 0

Floated, full and on off, Shikhar Dhawan knocks it back to the bowler.

Score after 17 overs : 67/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Gill

1 (3)

S Dhawan

32 (54)

B Evans

4-0-19-1

16.6 0

This is on a good length, on middle, Shubman Gill nudges it towards mid-wicket.

16.5 1

Another full delivery, on the pads, Shikhar Dhawan tucks it away towards deep square leg for one more.

16.4 0

Full again, on off, angling in, Shikhar Dhawan pushes it towards point.

16.3 1

Goes fuller this time, on middle, Shubman Gill moves across and flicks it thorugh sqaure leg for one and gets off the mark.

16.2 1

This is on a hard length and outside off, Shikhar Dhawan guides it past point for a single.

16.1 0

On a good length and on middle, Shikhar Dhawan works it towards mid-wicket and calls for the run but Gill denies and rightly so.

Score after 16 overs : 64/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Gill

0 (1)

S Dhawan

30 (50)

S Raza

1-0-1-0

15.6 0

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill blocks it towards point.

15.5 1

A bit short, on middle, Shikhar Dhawan goes back and slaps it towards long on for a single.

15.4 0

Floated, full and on middle, Shikhar Dhawan flicks it towards mid-wicket.

15.3 0

Darts this one, on a yorker length, on middle, Shikhar Dhawan digs it out towards the bowler.

15.2 0

Goes a bit fuller, on middle, Shikhar Dhawan pushes it towards short mid-wicket.

15.1 0

Starts with a short delivery, on off, Shikhar Dhawan knocks it towards covers.

DRINKS! Zimbabwe have done well so far! They have kept it nice and tight and now have got the wicket of Rahul. They will hope they can continue the good work from the break. India on the other hand, will now have to re-build again. They would hope these two can lay a platform for a big score.

Score after 15 overs : 63/1

Runs Scored

8 Runs

Rahul

30 (46)

S Dhawan

29 (45)

B Evans

3-0-16-1

14.6 W 0

OUT! CHOPPED ON! Brad Evans provides the breakthrough and Rahul has to go back to the hut. Evans bowls this a bit short and outside off, KL Rahul tries to cut it close from his body but only manages to get an inside edge and the ball crashes into the stumps. KL Rahul did not look comfortable in the middle and his stay has come to an end. Zimbabwe are delighted.

14.5 0

On a length, on middle, KL Rahul looks to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

14.4 6

SIX! BANG! That is the first maximum of the innings. Brad Evans bangs a short ball, on middle, KL Rahul gets into position quickly and hooks it over the diving deep backward sqaure leg fielder for a biggie.

14.3 0

Back of a length, on off, KL Rahul stands tall and blocks it towards covers.

14.2 1

On a length and around off, Shikhar Dhawan takes a couple step forward and pushes it of the inner half through sqaure leg foe one.

14.1 1

Short and on middle, keeps a bit low, KL Rahul adjusts and pulls it towards deep sqaure leg for a single.

Score after 14 overs : 55/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Dhawan

28 (44)

Rahul

23 (41)

V Nyauchi

7-1-25-0

13.6 0

Bangs in a bouncer, on middle, Shikhar Dhawan again skips down the track but ducks under it.

13.5 0

Dhawan comes down the track again, Victor Nyauchi sees this and serves a short of length ball, angling in, Shikhar Dhawan only manages to knock this one to the leg side.

13.4 1

Fuller one, on middle, KL Rahul nudges it towards short mid-wicket for a quick single.

13.3 0

This is on a good length, on off, KL Rahul stays there and guides it towards short third man.

13.2 2

Full again but this time on the pads, KL Rahul flicks it through square leg for a couple of runs.

13.1 0

Full and on middle, KL Rahul works it towards mid-wicket.

Score after 13 overs : 52/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Dhawan

28 (42)

Rahul

20 (37)

B Evans

2-0-8-0

12.6 0

Pulls his length back, on middle, Shikhar Dhawan bunts it onto the ground to the leg side and sets off for the run but Rahul gives a loud shout of 'No run'.

12.5 0

Goes a bit fuller, on middle and leg, Shikhar Dhawan tucks it towards square leg.

12.4 2

This is on a good length and outside off, Shikhar Dhawan cuts it wide of the third man fielder for a brace. The fielder there does well to make the ground and dives to his left to cut it out with his shoulder as his knee got stuck in the ground.

12.3 0

Evans goes over the wicket and serves a full delivery, on middle, angling in, Shikhar Dhawan blocks it back to the bowler.

12.2 1

On a length and around off, KL Rahul stays back and knocks it towards cover-point for a single.

12.1 0

Full delivery and on middle, hint of swing, KL Rahul pushes it towards mid off.

Score after 12 overs : 49/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Rahul

19 (35)

S Dhawan

26 (38)

V Nyauchi

6-1-22-0

11.6 1

A single to end the over as this is pushed through covers.

11.5 0

Half an appeal! This is on a length and outside off, it jags back in. Rahul looks to defend but planting his front foot outside the line of off. It hits the front pad. An appeal but turned down.

11.4 1

Dhawan now waits and then plays it down to third man for one.

11.3 1

Around off, this is guided down to third man for one.

11.2 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

11.1 0

Another delivery outside off, easy leave.Rahul continues to be watchful.

Score after 11 overs : 46/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Dhawan

25 (37)

Rahul

17 (30)

B Evans

1-0-5-0

10.6 0

Back of a length and on off, defended.

10.5 1

On off, Rahul guides it down to third man for one.

10.4 0

On the stumps, kept out.

10.3 0

Around off, Rahul looks to play at it but then pulls his bat back.

10.2 4

FOUR! Nicely timed! Shorter and on off, Rahul waits and then pushes it through covers for a boundary.

10.1 0

On the off pole, kept out.

Powerplay 2! The fielding side can now have up to 4 players outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Also, Brad Evans is into the attack for Zimbabwe.

Score after 10 overs : 41/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Dhawan

25 (36)

Rahul

12 (25)

V Nyauchi

5-1-19-0

9.6 0

On off, Dhawan steps out and defends. End of Powerplay 1 and it has been a sedate start from India.

9.5 0

Good length and on off, defended.

9.4 3

Another mere push! Fuller and on off, Rahul leans into the stroke and pushes it through covers. Three taken.

9.4 wd 1

Slips this one down the leg side, wided.

9.3 0

Outside off yet again, left alone.

9.2 0

Pokes at one which is just outside off, he gets beaten as the ball lands and moves away.

9.1 0

Outside off, left alone.

Score after 9 overs : 37/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Dhawan

25 (34)

Rahul

9 (21)

R Ngarava

5-0-22-0

8.6 0

A dot to end! A little too full, Dhawan looks to drive but it goes off the inner half to mid on.

8.5 4

FOUR! That is a lovely shot from Dhawan! He did not look to hit it hard, just used the pace! Shorter and on middle, Dhawan plays the upper cut over the slip fielder and down to the third man fence. Welcome boundary and this should make Dhawan feel good.

8.4 1

On the pads, Rahul works it through square leg for one. Slow going from India so far.

8.3 0

Well bowled and good field placement! Length and on off, this lands and moves away. Rahul looks to guide it down to third man but there is a gully in place which fields this.

8.2 0

Good length and on middle, Rahul plays it on the off side.

8.1 0

Rahul was late on that one! Length and around off, this lands and moves away. Rahul is beaten as he tries to defend.

Score after 8 overs : 32/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

Rahul

8 (17)

S Dhawan

21 (32)

V Nyauchi

4-1-15-0

7.6 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

7.5 0

On the stumps, Rahul is solid in defense.

7.4 0

Good length again and on off, defended.

7.3 0

Really good line! Just outside off, length delivery. Rahul watches it go through to the keeper.

7.2 1

Fuller and on middle, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

7.1 2

Just the two! Dhawan will feel he missed out there! It is short and on the body, Dhawan looks to hit it hard but it goes more off the glove towards fine leg for two.

7.1 nb 1

Leading edge but safe! Dhawan looks to defend, this is on a length and around off, it lands and straightens. It goes off the leading edge but lands short of the fielder at cover. It is a no ball as Victor Nyauchi has overstepped. A chance for Dhawan to get himself going.

Score after 7 overs : 27/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

Rahul

7 (13)

S Dhawan

18 (29)

R Ngarava

4-0-17-0

6.6 0

On off, defended. The good work from Zimbabwe's opening bowlers continues.

6.6 wd 1

WIDE! Shorter and on middle, Rahul initially looks to pull but then ducks under it. Wided.

6.5 1

DROPPED! That went quickly to him but should have been taken! Dhawan continues to live a charmed life! He has been quite fidgety and has tried to hit the ball really hard! This was short and outside off, Dhawan looks to cut it powerfully, it goes straight to Tony Munyonga at point who spills it. That could prove costly.

6.4 0

Outside off, left alone.

6.3 2

Angled into the pads, Dhawan works it through square leg and takes two.

6.2 0

Edged but short! Dhawan seems to be getting frustrated. He is playing a few shots but not getting a lot of runs off it. Shorter and outside off, Dhawan steps out and slashes at it, it goes off the inside edge and on the bounce to the keeper.

6.1 1

Outside off, Rahul is happy just by guiding it down to third man and taking one.

Score after 6 overs : 22/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Dhawan

15 (25)

Rahul

6 (11)

V Nyauchi

3-1-10-0

5.6 0

A maiden and this is the first maiden for Zimbabwe in this series. On off, kept out.

5.5 0

Five dots in a row now! On off, blocked.

5.4 0

Dhawan steps out again but the length is dragged back by Victor Nyauchi! Defended.

5.3 0

Yet another dot! Just outside off, Dhawan watches it go to the keeper.

5.2 0

Angled into the middle pole, Dhawan plays it back to the bowler. Really good stuff, giving nothing away at the moment are the Zimbabwe bowlers.

5.1 0

Outside off, on a length, left alone.

Score after 5 overs : 22/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Dhawan

15 (19)

Rahul

6 (11)

R Ngarava

3-0-12-0

4.6 1

Just the one! Fuller and on middle, Dhawan pushes it down the ground towards long on and gets to the other end. Runs have dried up after the first two overs. Good from Zimbabwe.

4.5 0

Slightly fuller and on off, Dhawan pushes it but to covers.

4.4 0

Dhawan shuffles across this time, Richard Ngarava attacks the stumps but it is worked to mid-wicket.

4.3 0

BEATEN! Extra bounce there! Shorter and outside off, Dhawan slashes at it but is beaten by the extra bounce.

4.2 1

On the pads, this is worked on the leg side for one.

4.1 0

Good length and on off, defended well.

Score after 4 overs : 20/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Dhawan

14 (15)

Rahul

5 (9)

V Nyauchi

2-0-10-0

3.6 0

A swing and a miss! Dhawan steps out, he makes room and looks to go over the off side but misses. Back-to-back good overs for the hosts.

3.5 1

Length and on off, Rahul waits and then guides it down to third man for one.

3.5 wd 1

WIDE! This one is slipped down the leg side. Left alone by Rahul. Wided.

3.4 0

Outside off, Rahul leaves it alone.

3.3 0

On off, defended.

3.2 0

That was a good delivery! Length and on middle, this lands and moves away. Rahul looks to defend, it goes off the outer half to point.

3.1 2

More runs for Rahul! On the pads, he works it past square leg and takes two.

Score after 3 overs : 16/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Rahul

2 (4)

S Dhawan

14 (14)

R Ngarava

2-0-10-0

2.6 1

A single to end a tidy over from Richard Ngarava! On the pads, this is tucked around the corner on the leg side for one.

2.5 0

Slightly fuller and on off, Rahul lunges and pushes it to covers.

2.4 0

Another one on a length and around off, Rahul plays it to point.

2.3 1

Angled into the pads, Dhawan works it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

2.2 0

Just outside off, it is an easy leave for the batter.

2.1 0

Back of a length and on off, Dhawan blocks.

Score after 2 overs : 14/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Dhawan

13 (11)

Rahul

1 (1)

V Nyauchi

1-0-6-0

1.6 1

Full and on the leg stump, Shikhar Dhawan flicks it towards backward square leg for a run.

1.5 0

Pulls his length back a bit, around off, Shikhar Dhawan lets it go to the keeper.

1.4 4

FOUR! Nicely timed! This is full and on the pads, Shikhar Dhawan flicks it towards the vacant deep sqaure leg region for a boundary. He is scoring runs all around the park.

1.3 0

This is on a good length and outside off, angling away, Shikhar Dhawan leaves it alone.

1.2 0

Fuller this time, on middle, Shardul Thakur tucks it away towards mid-wicket.

1.1 1

KL Rahul gets off the mark straightaway. Victor Nyauchi starts with a length delivery, angling down the leg, KL Rahul helps it towards fine leg for a single.

Who will bowl from the other end? Victor Nyauchi it is!

Score after 1 overs : 8/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

S Dhawan

8 (6)

Rahul

0 (0)

R Ngarava

1-0-8-0

0.6 0

Full again and on off, Shikhar Dhawan drives it towards covers and calls for the run but Rahul sends him back. 8 runs from the first over then.

0.5 4

FOUR! Bread and butter for Dhawan! This is slightly overpitched and around off, Shikhar Dhawan leans on and drives it handsomely through covers for his second boundary.

0.4 0

Goes fuller this time, on middle, Shikhar Dhawan pushes it of his inner half towards mid-wicket.

0.3 0

On a good length, on middle, angling in, Shikhar Dhawan blocks it to the off side.

0.2 4

FOUR! India and Shikhar Dhawan are underway in style! This is short and outside off, Shikhar Dhawan cuts it past point for a beautiful boundary.

0.1 0

Richard Ngarava starts with a good-length delivery, on off, Shikhar Dhawan stays there and knocks it towards point.

Time for the action to begin! The Indian openers, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to the centre. Richard Ngarava has the new ball in hand and he will begin for the hosts. Here we go...
Regis Chakabva, the captain of Zimbabwe says they wanted to bowl first. Mentions they need to take early wickets first up and then try and do well with the bat. Informs they have a couple of changes - Tony Munyonga and Richard Ngarava replaces Wesley Madhevere and Tanaka Chivanga.
KL Rahul, the skipper of India, says they will have a bat first. He says they want to challenge themselves, it is difficult to bat in the first hour or so. Adds Mohammed Siraj has been really good in the last few seasons and has been doing really well lately and is dangerous where the ball is moving. Informs they have two changes, Deepak Chahar and Avesh Khan come in for Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj.
Zimbabwe (Playing XI) - Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Innocent Kaia, Tony Munyonga (In for Wesley Madhevere), Regis Chakabva (C) (WK), Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava (In for Tanaka Chivanga).
India (Playing XI) - Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson (WK), Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar (In for Prasidh Krishna), Avesh Khan (In for Mohammed Siraj).
TOSS - KL Rahul calls correctly for the third time in a row and India have elected to BAT first.
It will be interesting to see if India do give chances to players who are yet to play a game in this series. We might just see Rahul Tripathi make his debut but the question is, where will he bat? In the bowling, Avesh Khan might just get a game. Zimbabwe on the other hand, might just strengthen their batting as that is the department where they have been poor.

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