Match Day

1922dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Chigumbura 54* sets up narrow Zimbabwe win

Zimbabwe, outclassed in all three ODIs, pulled off their second successive 20-over win over India, shading a match of exceedingly tiny margins by two runs to go 1-0 up in the T20I series

929dKarthik Krishnaswamy

Chigumbura shows India what they lack

India's T20 side lacks a genuine power hitter. Zimbabwe have one with a strike rate and six-hitting frequency comparable to the world's best


Successive wins


No. of consecutive T20I wins for Zimbabwe against India. Before this 2-run win, they had defended 145 at this same venue last year.

Worst possible start


No. of times India had lost a wicket off their first ball of the innings in T20Is, before this match. KL Rahul was out a first-ball duck making his T20I debut.

Quick fifty


No. of fifties completed in fewer balls than Chigumbura's 25 in this match among Zimbabwe players - Waller (20), Chigumbura (21) and S Williams (20)

Good batting effort


Average score for Zimbabwe in the ODI series - 417 runs in 3 matches. They have scored more than that in this first T20I.

Five debutants


No. of T20Is where 5 or more players made their debut for India, before this match (excluding the first T20I where all 11 were debutants).