dailypeghamHARARE: Zimbabwe rose from the ashes of an embarrassing one-day series whitewash at the hands of India to stun the tourists in a thrilling Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club.

Zimbabwe’s batting had been dismal in the ODIs, when they failed to score more than 168, but on Saturday they appeared to rediscover their joy for the game and posted 170 for six on the back of Elton Chigumbura’s unbeaten 54.

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Manish Pandey led India’s reply with his 48, but Zimbabwe chipped away at the visitors to restrict them to 168 for six and win by two runs.

The second game in the three-match series takes place at the same venue on Monday.