Harare: Zimbabwe shocked India and emerged victorious in the first T20 match of the three match series played here on Saturday.
The hosts emerged victorious by two runs. After being put in to bat, Hamilton Masakadza and Chamu Chibhabha gave Zimbabwe a solid start but both fell in quick succession courtesy some tight bowling from Jasprit Bumrah. Sikandar Raza and Malcolm Waller continued to pile on the runs but soon the hosts lost three wickets and were reeling at 111/5 in 15 overs. Elton Chigumbura came to the rescue and his aggressive innings of 54* guided Zimbabwe to a competitive total. For India, Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers as he ended with the figures of 2/24.
In reply, India got off to a bad start as they lost three wickets inside the first eight overs. Pandey and Dhoni then stitched together a 53-run partnership to get India back on track but soon Pandey and Axar got out and it all came down to the last over. Madziva executed his yorkers to perfection and as a result of that, Zimbabwe beat India by two runs. Catch all the highlights of this match here
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