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115-9 20.0

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102-10 19.5

Zimbabwe won by 13 runs
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IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Match Highlights: India Loses 1st T20I After Sikandar Raza's Brilliance Outsmarts Gill And Co


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20:18 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20: That's all folks! 🫡

It might have not been India's game but the series has only just begun. India would now cross swords with Zimbabwe on Sunday, 7 July for the 2nd T20I at Harare.

Don't forget to join us as we root for India to bounce back stronger! Until then, this is Muskaan Bhatt and i'm signing off. See you tomorrow!


20:15 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Player Of the Match: Sikandar Raza



He won the POTM award for 3/25 bowling figures vs India.


Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe Captain and Player of the Match): "Yeah, certainly feel happy with the win today. But we are going to take one game at a time. The series is not over. The World Champions will play like World Champions. We will enjoy the victory today but have to take it one game at a time."



20:12 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Zimbabwe Stuns India👀 



20:05 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Zimbabwe defeat India by 13 runs!

Zimbabwe defeat India in a low-scoring game at Harare Sports Club, a heartbreaking start to Shubman Gill's T20I captaincy. But Sikandar Raza and Zimbabwe as they script a historic and memorable win against the Men in Blue!


With this they hand the visitors their first defeat in the format in 2024! Today's loss against ZIM is because of the struggle of the batters. The wickets kept falling at regular intervals, although Gill, Avesh and Washington tried their best, it unfortunately wasn't enough for India.



20:00 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Washington Gone!!!

In the air and taken by Muzarabani. India are ALL OUT in Harare.


19:59 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Fielding 🫡

WOWW!!! Brilliant piece of fielding from Campbell out on the boundary and Sundar hasn't moved. Can you believe it? 14 required from 3 now.


19:56 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Can they pull it off?


India require 16 runs from 6 balls. Experienced Tendai Chatara has been handed the responsibility to bowl the last over. Washington Sundar on strike. 


19:48 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: SIX And FOUR from Washington!!!!!

Sundar clears the ropes this time. A much-needed maximum for India and then not much later takes full advantage of the slower delivery and smacks a FOURRRR!!! Poor delivery from Jongwe and Sundar punishes it!


12 runs coming off the over. India require 18 runs from 12 balls. Blessing Muzarabani will bowl the 19th over.


19:44 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Sikandar Raza Does It!

Raza strikes on the final ball of his spell. Brilliantly bowled by him and he is leading from the front. Zimbabwe are one wicket away from sealing this game.


19:37 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: OH NO NO NO!!!!!

Can you believe it? Avesh has smashed the full toss straight to Raza out on the boundary. He trudges off the field as India lose their eighth.


Avesh Khan's entertaining cameo comes to an end as he holes out in the deep. Avesh departs after scoring 16 off 12.


A good knock from him, but the job is not done yet. India need 32 off 24 balls with Washington and Mukesh Kumar out in the middle.


19:30 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Avesh 'The Finisher' Is Here? 

Avesh hoicked it across the line on the front foot and squeezed it off the inside edge. Along the floor it ran away between mid wicket and mid on for a boundary.


8 runs coming off the over. India require 47 runs from 36 balls.


19:23 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: 4 and bye bye Bishnoi!

Ravi Bishnoi gets his second boundary but Raza traps him in LBW, the umpire quickly raises his finger. 


He has decided to review it and the decision goes upstairs. IND are at 61/6 and it's a wicket. India in deep waters now. They lose their seventh wicket here and still require 55 runs from 43 balls.


Avesh Khan walks out to bat at number 9.


19:20 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: IND need 62 runs in 48 balls


19:15 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: SHUBMAN FALLS!

Captain vs Captain and Raza comes out on top!


Hits the stumps legitimately this time and is off on a celebratory run. The well-set Indian skipper departs and India are six down now.


19:09 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: FOUR AND GONE!

Luke Jongwe strikes in his first over! Another soft dismissal for an Indian batter! Dhruv Jurel's struggles come to an end.


He departs after scoring 6 runs off 14 balls. 👀


It's turning out to be a forgetful day for the Men In Blue, just 43 runs and 5 wickets down. Washington Sundar joins Shubman Gill now.


Brilliant captaincy by Sikandar Raza indeed.

19:02 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Gill Gets Going! 4️⃣

Muzarabani bowled it on a length on the pads, Gill hung back and helps it on its way behind square in the leg side. And India collects a much-needed boundary.

18:54 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Captain Sikandar Raza reviews it!

The decision is reviewed and Jurel survives because of the height.

India can absolutely not afford another wicket. 



India are at 28/4.


18:48 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: IS THAT A WICKET?

The umpire raises his finger but Gill challenges the decision. It's sent upstairs.

THANK GOD, the replays show that it was pitching outside the off and the ball was high thereby missing the wickets. 


An excellent review by Gill as he saves his wicket. Shubman Gill and India breathe a sigh of relief!


End of a disastrous powerplay for India as Zimbabwe reduce the visitors to 28/4 in 6 overs. The pacers have shared 3 wickets between them while the spinner Bennet has started the Indian downfall by dismissing Abhishek Sharma in the first over. 


18:46 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: OH NO NO! Rinku departs!

What is happening at Harare? Zimbabwe have jolted the very core of the Indian batting line up. They are at 22/4. 


The Young Indian side is going down big time in Harare! Big trouble for the Men in Blue! Chatara has 2 in the over and Zimbabwe are all over the visitors with Rinku Singh being the latest to depart for a silver duck.


Dhruv Jurel comes in next


18:43 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Riyan Parag falls!

Chatara has his first wicket of the game! India are in deep trouble early on in the powerplay! The latest casualty is the debutant Riyan Parag! He departs cheaply, throwing his wicket away! Parag falls for just 2 runs.


Rinku Singh to join Gill in the middle and hope to repair the troubling score.


18:36 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: MAN DOWN! GAIKWAD GONE!

First Abhishek and now Ruturaj Gaikwad; both the openers depart cheaply.


Zimbabwe are fighting back in the game! Excellent delivery from Muzarabani and a brilliant catch at first slip diving low in front. 


Riyan Parag to come in now...


18:32 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Ruturaj-Gill Take Charge

Joins Shubman with his first boundary of the day.


18:30 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: BOUNDARY FOR SKIPPER! 4️⃣

India are away with the boundary! Gill with his first four as T20I captain!

18:25 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Abhishek falls for a duck!!!!

A four-ball duck for Abhishek Sharma! He tries to break free after a string of dot balls and holes out in the deep! Excellent captaincy from Raza as he brings Bennet's off-spin against the southpaw! 

Ruturaj Gaikwad joins Captain Gill in the middle.s


18:20 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Abhishek-Shubman Begin!

 The umpires and players are back on the field. Debutant Abhishek Sharma and skipper Shubman Gill are the new Indian openers. Brian Bennett to bowl the first over.


18:12 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: India need 116 to win!

Opting to bowl first, India got off to a good start. The bowlers have done a splendid job and now it looks an easy chase for the batters to complete.

Stay tuned as the second innings begins soon!


18:08 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Hats off to Zimbabwe! 🫡

Madande shuffled outside off and used the pace of the bowler, and executed the scoop nicely and played it over short fine leg for a boundary. And just a delivery after that he send it straight down the ground for a boundary again.


From struggling to get past 90, Madande's 'ONE MAN' mentality has helped ZIM get past 100. THREE BOUNDARIES IN THE FINAL OVER, A brilliant effort by him. 

18:00 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Zimbabwe Steals A Boundary from Avesh! 4️⃣

17:48 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: WICKET!!! Bishnoi gets his third AND THEN 4TH!

Zimbabwe are in deep deep trouble! WICKETTT!!!! Another one bites the dust! Things are happening quickly in Harare! Zimbabwe are falling like nine pins!  Bishnoi gets Jongwe.


Brilliant brilliant bowling by Ravi Bishnoi gets to his fourth wicket and its Blessing Muzarabani who falls for a duck and no blessings from GOD!


Career best for Bishnoi: 4 wickets, 13 runs. AN EXCELLENT BOWLING EFFORT!


ZIM have lost 6 wickets for just 17 runs. 😱

17:40 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Two wickets for Washington!

A simple caught and bowled for Sundar and with the wicket of Dion Myers he gets to his 100 T20 wickets in style. Myers walks back for 23 off 22.


Is that another one?

Umpire's Review for Stumping. Jurel is quick to whip the bails and Masakadza's back leg is outside the line. OUT displayed on the big screen.


Washington Sundar finds himself on a hat-trick.


17:31 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score:  WICKET!!!!!

RUN OUT! Massive miscommunication between the batters and one of them has to take a long walk back to the pavilion! 


A mix-up in the middle and there is a run out at the non-striker's end. The umpires want to check which batter is dismissed here. They send it upstairs. Looks like Myers got inside the crease at the striker's end before Campbell and Jonathan Campbell has to walk back without opening his account or even facing a ball.

17:29 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: MAN DOWN!!! 

Avesh Khan picks up his first wicket of the game and it's the big fish Sikandar Raza who has to walk back for just 17 runs off 19 balls.


Big wicket in the context of the game. Avesh strikes and a very good catch from Bishnoi. Raza falls while trying to up the ante.



17:19 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: RAZA, you beauty! 6️⃣

SIXXX!!! WOWW!!! That's the shot of the day so far and it's by none other than SIKANDAR RAZA! Thrashes Avesh Khan for a maximum.

Washington Sundar to bowl the next one...


17:17 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: All-Rounder Abhishek Sharma Gets Going!


17:13 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Bishnoi Spun His Magic, QUITE LITERALLY! 🤌🏻

Bishnoi was cooking Madhevere for too long now and he finally got the results for it. Bishnoi gets the reward for his tight bowling and ZIM lose their 3rd wicket of the day and it's the LSG spinner that does his trick yet again!

17:10 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: WICKET OR NOT?

Jurel was pleading while appealing for a stumping with the square leg umpire not showing any interest for a few seconds. Indians continue appealing and later, we have a late check for the possible stumping. Replays are in.


And India is not as lucky as they were before, as it's a NOT OUT! 


17:07 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Sikandar Raza Gets A Boundary!


16:59 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: IS THAT A WICKET?


Jurel looks too confident, but the umpire doesn't raise his finger. He convinces the umpire....the decision goes upstairs.

Jurel takes a sharp take behind the stumps and the lone man appealing for a caught behind and the replays confirm it. Ravi Bishnoi gets another one!


BRIAN BENNETT DEPARTS for 22 runs.


A wicket maiden over by Bishnoi, a good decision to send Bishnoi in! 


16:56 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: OH NO!!!! It's not Khaleel's day!

4 boundaries in the over and Zimbabwe have now stepped on the accelerator! 

A VERY COSTLY OVER BY KHALEEL.


Ravi Bishnoi to come in now.


16:54 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: DROPPED!!! 👀

Khaleel looks furious as Avesh Khan drops a dolly near the ropes and it results in a boundary. 


Avesh Khan with an error on the field. Drops the talented Bennet at deep backward point. Should have been taken but makes a meal of a sitter.


16:47 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: OUCH! That one's gonna hurt!


The bouncer has hit Madhevere on the helmet. The physios have walked in to check up on him. 


The game is resumed.


16:44 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Khaleel Gets Thrashed By Bennett!

FOUR!!!! Excellent shot from Bennett. He got a good connection to send it to the point fence in a flash.


ZIM: 19/1 after 3 overs. Mukesh comes in again!


16:37 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Mukesh Cooked; Kaia Shook

Mukesh Kumar gets the first breakthrough for India and Kaia departs for a golden duck. Inside edge and the leg stump goes for a walk!


A very good over by him, although eight runs came off of it, Mukesh managed to get a wicket.


16:35 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: A good first over by Khaleel!


Six runs come off the first over. A good start by Khaleel, India would hope to strike early on in the powerplay.


16:29 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: The Game Is ON!

The umpires and players are making their way to the middle. Shubman Gill is giving last-minute instruction in the team huddle before the players spread out to their respective fielding positions. 

Khaleel Ahmed to bowl the first over! HERE WE GO!!!


16:29 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: That Debutant Smile!




16:19 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score:  Three debuts!




16:10 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Pitch Report (Tino Mawoyo) 


"We are here at the Harare Sports Club and it looks wonderful over the years. Speaking about the pitch, if I go down here, there is a nice firm covering of the grass. A slight tinge of grass as expected as it is a winter season. Shubman Gill won the toss and opted to bowl first. I feel there will be something in it for the bowlers early on. I look at the surface and I don't think it's going to change over the course of 40 overs. 150 is the average first-innings score here. But I don't think 150 will be enough here on this surface."


16:05 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Playing XI

India Playing XI : Shubman Gill (c), Abhishek Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Riyan Parag, Rinku Singh, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed


Zimbabwe Playing XI : Tadiwanashe Marumani, Innocent Kaia, Brian Bennet, Sikandar Raza (c), Dion Myers, Johnathan Campbell, Clive Madande (wk), Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara


16:03 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: India wins the toss!

India have won the toss and opted to bowl first.


"We will field first. I think it looks like a good surface. I don't think it will change much in the second innings. So, we want to know the score we are chasing. Let us see how it goes."


15:55 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Toss is about to begin!


15:49 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Debut Alert!


The news coming from the Indian camp is that Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag and Dhruv Jurel have been handed their maiden T20I caps.


15:38 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: What Happened When India Last Faced Zimbabwe in T20Is?

It was the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) that hosted the two teams in the Super 12 round where the Rohit Sharma-led side won by a comfortable 71-run margin. 


The Men in Blue won the toss and elected to bat first. They lost the skipper early, but Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul's fifty helped India put 186 runs on the board. 


In reply, Zimbabwe's wicket fell like dominos and tumbled for just 115 runs. Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya took two wickets each but R Ashwin was the star with the ball for his three-wicket haul. 


In the end, Suryakumar Yadav won the player of the match award for his unbeaten 61 (25), which featured six fours and four sixes. However, SKY is not a part of the present T20I squad.


15:23 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Weather Update 🌤️

As per Accuweather, the temperature is expected to be somewhere between 24° C to 27°C with a sunny and pleasant afternoon. There are zero chances of precipitation along with 0% cloud cover. Additionally, in the afternoon game the moisture in the pitch will be minimal. 


Moreover, it is expected to remain humid all throughout the day. Fans can enjoy a rain-free game at the ground.

15:15 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score:  The 'NEXT GEN'




15:08 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Harare Sports Club Ground Stats

 

Total Matches: 41

Matches won batting first: 23

Matches won batting second:18

Highest team innings: 229/2 (Australia)

Lowest team innings: 99 (Pakistan)

Average 1st innings score: 156


15:02 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Sikandar Raza's Zimbabwe is ready!




15:00 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Mission Conquer ZIM Begins! 🫡



14:57 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Harare Sports Club Pitch Report

As it's an afternoon game, expect a flat pitch offering excellent batting conditions at Harare Sports Club. 

The batters will exploit the track's even pace and bounce to score runs, while the seamers will likely rely on cutters and variations to succeed at this venue. 

The spinners might get a hint of turn, particularly in the latter half. However, as it's the first game of the series, don't expect the track to deteriorate. So, the toss-winner might opt to bowl first. 


14:56 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Probable XI

India Probable XI: Shubman Gill (c), Abhishek Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar


Zimbabwe Probable XI: Innocent Kaia, Dion Myers, Brian Bennett, Sikandar Raza (c), John Campbell, Wesley Madhevere, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande (wk), Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava



14:55 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Team Previews

India

Led by Rohit Sharma, India recently defeated South Africa by seven runs in a nerve-wrecking final to clinch their second T20 World Cup title. 


However, the Men in Blue will field a second-string side against Zimbabwe, with young batter Shubman Gill leading the team. 


Besides Gill, the burden of Indian batting will be on Ruturaj Gaikwad and IPL 2024 sensation Abhishek Sharma, who will likely make his debut in Yashasvi Jaiswal's absence. 


Meanwhile, India's middle-order batting will revolve around Rinku Singh and Riyan Parag, who had a stellar IPL 2024 stint with Rajasthan Royals. 


In the absence of Sanju Samson, there will be a toss-up between Dhruv Jurel and Jitesh Sharma for the keeper's slot, while Washington Sundar will bring immense all-round value to the table. 


The Indian pace attack looks incredibly potent, with Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan and Mukesh Kumar capable of running through the Zimbabwean batting lineup. Meanwhile, young tweaker Ravi Bishnoi will pose a serious threat to the Chevrons with his wily leg spin. 


14:52 (IST) Jul 06

IND vs ZIM 1st T20 Live Score: Team Previews

Zimbabwe

Much like India, Zimbabwe will also miss several senior players, particularly Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Ryan Burl. However, the Sikandar Raza-led side can give the Indians a run for their money, riding on their squad balance and home advantage. 


Skipper Raza will be the biggest asset with bat and ball for Zimbabwe, with the lethal duo of Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava leading the hosts' bowling attack. 


The eyes will also be on bowling all-rounder Luke Jongwe, who will play the series as one of the senior-most players. 


Apart from these names, Zimbabwe will also rely on Brian Bennett, Wesley Madhevere and Innocent Kaia, who are expected to play key roles with the bat. 


14:47 (IST) Jul 06

Another day and another game!

The 'NEXT GEN' India is all geared up to take on Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club! 

This is One Cricket's live blog for the IND vs ZIM 1st T20, and I'm your host Muskaan Bhatt and I will take you through this interesting game! 


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