Player of the Match
Player of the Match

3.40pm So India put on a resounding performance to level the series 1-1. After a superb bowling performance, KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh put on a century stand to complete a comfortable victory. Zimbabwe were bad today, they were never in it but still have a strong chance to win this series. It is also India's first 10-wicket victory in this format.

Barinder Sran is the Man of the Match on his T20 debut: "It was fun, the ball swung. There was no pressure, the debut came late. Not concentrating on pace but on swinging the ball."

Graeme Cremer: "We started slowly and lost wickets at crucial times. Disappointing, the pitch misbehaved a bit but getting bowled out for 99, just not good enough. Final on Wednesday, we still excited."

MS Dhoni: "Bowlers started it all, important to start well. I was a bit worried that it was the third match on the same wicket. Backed by some good fielding, I emphasized that we hard to run harder than we did in the last game. In the shorter format, it is very important."

Madziva to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs, short and wide, cut away for four over point to get to his fifty. Nice way to finish. India's first 10-wicket victory in T20s

India need one. Mandeep on 48, will he get to fifty?

13 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 99/0 (1 run required from 42 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 0.14)

  • Mandeep Singh48 (39b)
  • KL Rahul47 (40b)
  • Donald Tiripano3-0-11-0
  • Sikandar Raza1-0-9-0
Tiripano to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, dabbed to third man for one
Tiripano to Mandeep Singh, no run, 117 kph, fullish on middle and leg, defended
Tiripano to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs, superb shot. Short and wide outside off, Mandeep rides the bounce and laces a cut through point for four. Nicely played

Kashyap: "In 4 of the 5 games so far, Indian batsmen had no pressure to play out of their comfort zones. One game when under scoreboard pressure, they failed to cross the finish line. "

Tiripano to Mandeep Singh, no run, full on off, 115 kph. Blocked

Prashant : "I watch Game of Thrones. I watch this match. Slaughter slaughter everywhere."

Tiripano to Rahul, 1 run, fullish outside off, scythed to deep point
Tiripano to Rahul, no run, short, slower bouncer. Rahul withdraws from his pull but the ball is straight enough not to be called wide

Big win


No. of 10-wicket wins for India in T20Is, before this match. They had won twice by 9 wickets - v SL, Visakhapatnam and v UAE, Dhaka, both in this year.

Sran's golden debut


Sran's figures in this match, which is the second-best by a bowler on his T20I debut. His figures are also the second-best by a bowler for India in T20Is.

Three in an over


No. of India bowlers who have taken three or more wickets in a single over in T20Is, including Sran in this match. Dinda was the first to do, vs SL, Pallekele, 2012.

Two more


No. of times India had 2 debutants opening the bowling in a T20I, before this series excluding the inaugural T20I. In both matches, debutants opened the bowling.