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India tour of Zimbabwe 2015
2nd T20I, Zimbabwe vs India at Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe (19 Jul 2015)
Zimbabwe

145/7 (20) RR:7.25

Zimbabwe won by 10 runs

MOM: Chamu Chibhabha
India

135/9 (20) RR:6.75

17.3 - Mohit Sharma to C Ervine, FOUR, lovely shot, length delivery from Mohit, Ervine gets a good stride forward and lofts it over mid-off, no need to run for those

17.1 - Mohit Sharma to Chibhabha, FOUR, slower ball from Mohit, Chibhabha spots it early and swings it through the line, one bounce and over the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary

14.5 - Sandeep Sharma to Chibhabha, FOUR, fuller length delivery and well outside off, Chibhabha makes room on the drive, ends up slicing it in the air and behind point. Binny dives in vain, but the ball races away to the fence

14.0 - A Patel to Chibhabha, FOUR, cracking shot, this was tossed up and just outside off, Chibhabha made room and went inside out past cover, eluded the fielder and races away to the fence

12.4 - Mohit Sharma to Chibhabha, FOUR, lovely shot, width on offer from Mohit, Chibhabha stands tall and punches it to the left of backward point, the timing is sublime and beats the man running to his right - from third man

12.2 - Mohit Sharma to Chibhabha, FOUR, short and wide from Mohit, the slower ball bouncer went horribly wrong, Chibhabha reaches out and cracks it square past cover for a boundary

10.5 - Sandeep Sharma to Sean Williams, FOUR, lovely shot, length delivery outside off, Williams steos across, uses Sandeep's pace and helps it over square leg, no need to run for those

9.5 - A Patel to Chibhabha, FOUR, Axar drops this one horribly short and on the stumps, Chibhabha rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket, beats the man getting across from wide mid-wicket

7.1 - A Patel to Sean Williams, byes, FOUR, pushed through flatter by Axar, Williams looks to play the reverse sweep and missed, so did Uthappa and the ball runs away to the fence

4.5 - Binny to Chibhabha, FOUR, fuller length delivery and well outside off, Chibhabha gets forward and hoists it over mid-off, he didn't get hold of the shot, but has enough to clear the fielder and races away to the fence

4.2 - Binny to S Raza, FOUR, too short from Binny, Raza rocks back on the pull, gets a top-edge but has enough to clear the man at mid-wicket, the ball slowly trudges across the outfield and hits the boundary ropes - before the fielder can haul it back in

3.5 - Sandeep Sharma to Chibhabha, FOUR, too short from Sandeep, can't bowl those with his pace, Chibhabha swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it behind square on the on-side for a boundary

2.1 - Bhuvneshwar to H Masakadza, FOUR, too short from Bhuvneshwar, Masakadza rocks back and pulls it high and over mid-wicket, a couple of bounces and over the ropes

2.0 - Sandeep Sharma to Chibhabha, FOUR, the extra ball has cost Sandeep, short of a length and angling into Chibhabha, he makes room and flicks it wide of mid-on, beats Binny and races away to the fence

3.1 - Sandeep Sharma to H Masakadza, SIX, Masakadza makes most of the free-hit, length delivery from Sandeep, he missed his yorker there, Masakadza gets underneath the ball and swings it high and over deep mid-wicket for a maximum

19.3 - Mohit Sharma to Utseya, out Caught by A Patel!! India are chipping away! This was the slower bouncer from Mohit, Utseya was hopping across on the pull, he was in no position to play the shot, ends up getting a top-edge over mid-wicket. Axar runs in from the deep, slides forward and completes a good catch. Utseya c A Patel b Mohit Sharma 1(2)

18.4 - Bhuvneshwar to C Ervine, out Bowled!! Bhuvneshwar gets his yorker right and Ervine has been castled! This was a spot-on yorker, just outside off, Ervine was looking to jam it towards point, gets a bottom edge that rattles back onto the off-stump. Another failure for Ervine, Zimbabwe are losing their way completely. C Ervine b Bhuvneshwar 7(9) [4s-1]

18.1 - Bhuvneshwar to Chibhabha, out Bowled!! Chibhabha falls after a brave effort! This was an attempted yorker from Bhuvneshwar, ends up as a low full-toss, Chibhabha shuffled across on the whip, missed it, the ball clips the bottom pad and rolls back onto the stumps. A good effort from the opener, but Zimbabwe needed him to stay till the end. Chibhabha b Bhuvneshwar 67(51) [4s-9]

15.3 - Binny to Charles Coventry, out Lbw!! Binny strikes for India! This was short and came back with the angle, Coventry went for the flick and missed, he ended up getting caught in his crease and is rapped on the pads, the impact was in front of middle stump. Was the height an issue? The umpire certainly didn't think so, his finger went up in a flash. For good measure - Uthappa caught it as well. Coventry's misery is over. Charles Coventry lbw b Binny 4(10)

11.1 - A Patel to Sean Williams, out Caught&Bowled!! That's a soft dismissal for Williams! He came down the track, Axar shortened his length a fraction as he saw the batsman advancing, Williams wasn't there to the pitch of the ball, ends up playing a tad early and gifts a low return catch - back to the bowler. Axar is amongst the wickets once again. Sean Williams c and b A Patel 17(18) [4s-1]

5.4 - Mohit Sharma to S Raza, out Caught by Samson!! Samson has his first contribution for team India. Not a great delivery from Mohit, this was short and wide outside off, Raza went hard at the cut, gets a thick top-edge over backward point. Samson runs to his right from third man, keeps his eyes on the ball and completes a safe catch. S Raza c Samson b Mohit Sharma 8(7) [4s-1]

3.2 - Sandeep Sharma to H Masakadza, out Caught by Uthappa!! First international wicket for Sandeep. This was short and held its line outside off, Masakadza took a couple of steps down the track, he was looking to dab it down towards third man, gets a faint edge and Uthappa does the rest. Masakadza was looking in good touch and once again fails to make the most of his start. Zimbabwe have lost their first wicket. H Masakadza c Uthappa b Sandeep Sharma 19(17) [4s-1 6s-1]

14.2 - Sandeep Sharma to Chibhabha, 1 run, tad fuller and just outside off, driven down towards long-on, raises Chibhabha's fifty as well

17.5 - Mpofu to A Patel, FOUR, clever batting from Patel. Nothing wrong with the delivery, almost a yorker length delivery just outside off stump, Patel squeezes it out with an angled bat, splits backward point and short third man to perfection

13.1 - Muzarabani to Samson, FOUR, it's a leading edgeee but wide of the man at short third man. Samson was on the walk as he tried to flick, this short of length delivery took the edge and flew to the right of the fielder, who was on the edge of the circle

11.2 - Sean Williams to Binny, FOUR, too short, it was the quicker ball from Williams, Binny rocks back and cuts well to the right of backward point, the fielder at sweeper cover runs to his left and dives but the ball wins the race

11.1 - Sean Williams to Binny, FOUR, driven inside-out and it's gone for four. Flighted delivery on the off stump, Binny advances, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it handsomely over the man at extra-cover

6.0 - Sean Williams to Uthappa, FOUR, nicely played, this was tossed up and on the leg-stump line, Uthappa bends down, reverses his stance and finds the gap between backward point and short third man

5.0 - Chibhabha to Uthappa, FOUR, this is easy pickings for Uthappa, short and on his pads, helped over backward square leg, one bounce and over the ropes for another boundary

4.5 - Chibhabha to Uthappa, FOUR, Uthappa is batting like a dream, too short from Chibhabha, Uthappa swivels across and helps it on its way, one bounce and over the fence at backward square leg

3.5 - Mpofu to Uthappa, FOUR, Uthappa is dealing in boundaries here, short of a length and well outside off, Uthappa swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it past mid-wicket, bisects the two fielders in the deep

3.4 - Mpofu to Uthappa, FOUR, too straight from Mpofu, he yelps in frustration, Uthappa gets inside the line and helps it on its way, fine leg was inside the ring

3.2 - Mpofu to Uthappa, FOUR, lovely shot, fraction too short from Mpofu, Uthappa rocks back and pulls it up and over wide mid-on, no need to run for those

2.4 - Utseya to Uthappa, FOUR, this is excellent cricket from Uthappa, length ball and on his pads, he leans forward and flicks it over mid-wicket, one bounce and over the ropes

2.0 - Muzarabani to Uthappa, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Uthappa, length ball on the pads, Uthappa gets inside the line and whips it over mid-wicket for another boundary

1.5 - Muzarabani to Uthappa, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Muzarabani, it was pitched up as well, Uthappa leans into the drive and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary

0.2 - Utseya to Rahane, FOUR, too straight from Utseya, ends up drifting it down the leg-side, Rahane gets down on his knees and helps it past short fine leg, races away to the fence in a jiffy

5.3 - Sean Williams to Vijay, SIX, Vijay joins the party! This was tossed up and on the stumps, Vijay bends down low and slog sweeps it high and over mid-wicket, the first six of the match

19.3 - Mpofu to Bhuvneshwar, out Bhuvneshwar Run Out!! Bhuvneshwar misses a low full toss outside off stump, he was aiming mid-wicket but he did not make contact. Mohit tried to take a bye, Bhuvneshwar was late to take off, the keeper fired the throw to the bowler, who ran back and under-armed the ball onto the stumps. Bhuvneshwar was out by a mile. Bhuvneshwar run out (Charles Coventry/Mpofu) 9(6)

18.4 - Muzarabani to A Patel, out Caught by Sean Williams!! A full toss has got Muzarabani a wicket, but he won't mind. The crowd go berserk. It was there to be put away, Patel slogged across the line, much like Samson, he made good contact but hit it flat, the fielder at deep mid-wicket moved to his left and swallowed it. A Patel c Sean Williams b Muzarabani 13(15) [4s-1]

17.4 - Mpofu to Samson, out Caught by M Waller!! The last recognised batsman falls. Full and in the slot, Samson tries to clear the boundary and goes for the lofted hit, hits it well but doesn't get the required elevation, long-on runs to his left and completes a good catch. The crowd get right behind the home team. India are under serious pressure. Samson c M Waller b Mpofu 19(24) [4s-1]

15.1 - Cremer to Binny, out Caught by Chibhabha!! In the airrrrr and that's a brilliant take by Chibhabha. The umpires are checking though. Looked like a clean catch, but the third umpire has been asked to check. The soft signal is OUT, it's a legal delivery. That looks very comfortable to me, OUT it will be and Binny has to walk back. Flighted delivery from Cremer, Binny was cramped for room as he advanced and tried to go inside-out over cover, hit it much straighter, long-off ran forward, dived and took a very good low catch. End of a vital 36-run stand. Is this the opening Zimbabwe needed to seal the game? Binny c Chibhabha b Cremer 24(23) [4s-2]

9.0 - Cremer to Binny, out K Jadhav Run Out!! 1 run completed. India have lost half their side now. Lazy running from Jadhav and he has to walk back to the hut. Binny walked down the track to a well flighted delivery and nudged it in front of square on the on-side, he was always coming back for the second. Jadhav took it far too casually, Muzarabani rushed in and made a direct hit at the bowler's end. Jadhav was cruising along and he's caught short of his ground. K Jadhav run out (Muzarabani) 5(6)

7.3 - Sean Williams to Uthappa, out Caught&Bowled!! The Harare crowd erupts! The free scoring Uthappa has been dismissed. This was tossed up and on the stumps, Uthappa drilled it back at the bowler, it was struck sweetly but Uthappa didn't bother to keep it down. Williams clasps his hands around the ball and holds on, the celebrations start in the Zimbabwe camp. Uthappa c and b Sean Williams 42(25) [4s-9]

6.4 - Cremer to M Pandey, out Lbw!! Two wickets in the over for Cremer, India are in some trouble now. Manish will feel unlucky though, the replays suggest it was sliding well down the leg-stump. This was the slider from Cremer, it went straight on after pitching, Pandey was looking to work it towards the on-side and missed. The impact was marginally outside leg. Manish bags a duck to end his tour. M Pandey lbw b Cremer 0(3)

6.1 - Cremer to Vijay, out Bowled!! Cremer strikes with a rank long-hop. This was dropped short by Cremer, Vijay's eyes lit up as he went for the pull, the ball skidded through, beat him for pace and clattered into the off-stump. Vijay wasn't feeling 100%, he is now walking back to the hut. Vijay b Cremer 13(11) [6s-1]

0.3 - Utseya to Rahane, out Rahane Run Out!! Disaster for India. The captain has been sold down the river by his partner. This was pushed through on Rahane's pads, he nudged it behind square on the on-side and set-off, Vijay responded but stopped as he saw Chibhabha swoop onto the ball, Rahane was more than halfway down the track, he didn't even make an effort to come back, the return is swift and Coventry whips the bails off. Rahane run out (Chibhabha/Charles Coventry) 4(3) [4s-1]

17.0 - S Raza to A Patel, 1 run, dropped! Once again Raza fires it wide outside off stump, Patel mistimes the drive, Cremer tries to grab it to his right at extra-cover after diving but spills it