After three hammerings in the ODIs, something to cheer for Zimbabwe and its passionate supporters. They have fallen on hard times, but let's hope this win gives them back some much needed happiness. Can they seal a rare series win when these two meet each other once again on Monday or will India comeback with renewed vigour? All to play for then. Do join us for all the action on Monday. For now, cheers and bye..

Chigumbura: 'I thought it was a good effort from the whole team, everyone contributed, the last over from Madziva was excellent. This win gives us plenty of confidence, we will look to improve and come hard once again on Monday.'

Elton Chigumbura is the Man of the Match

Cremer: 'Excellent comeback from us, especially after the loss in the ODI series. There are two matches to go still, can't take it easy. Chigumbura is a dangerous batsman, even when he isn't in the best of forms. India are a quality team and we know they will come hard at us in the remaining two games.'

Dhoni: 'Ultimately, it was a contest between bat and ball. It was all about execution, I thought the last ball was fantastic. We didn't bowl and field that well either. Soft dismissals, some of the wickets we lost were catching practice. I feel this is a stage where most of them would feel the pressure, I hope they learn from it, it is a good learning curve, but there were mistakes from the batsmen. Not a lot to think about, we didn't play our best XI. The Zimbabwe batsmen batted very well, but we didn't bowl well either.'

Just when they were coasting towards the target, Pandey threw away his wicket to Muzarabani and Zimbabwe started to pull things back. Axar Patel landed crunching blows towards the end. With 8 needed off the last over and Dhoni at the crease, one would've put their bet on the Indians but Madziva executed perfect death bowling and helped Zimbabwe romp home by 2 runs.

In a game full of twists and turns, Zimbabwe's bowlers held their nerve to emerge victorious. With 79 runs required off a mere 42 balls, the game was tantalizingly poised. 

Taaza Vaartha

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