Chasing 171, India could only manage 168 as the visiting batsmen came under pressure for the very first time during the tour.
India needed just 8 runs off the final over with best match finisher MS Dhoni on strike. Zimbabwe kept things tight in the final over and snatched victory out of India's jaws.
Indian batters couldn't manage to reach the total against the Zimbabwe side on this tour with Manish Pandey top-scoring for the men-in-blue with 48 runs. while
India's loss against Zimbabwe shocked the Indian fans who took to Twitter to speak their minds out after shock defeat. If there were some who slammed MS Dhoni, then there were others who still reposed their faith in the India captain.
Here's how Twitterati reacted:
Those who slammed the skipper for loss:
For all of Dhoni's heroics & past glory, today's match was a clear indication his time is up. Inexcusable that he couldn't step up! #ZIMvIND— Srinivas Ramamohan (@srini_ramamohan) June 18, 2016
The gawky shot Dhoni played in the end shows he's past his prime. Dhoni at his prime would've left the wide ball alone.#INDvsZIM— Vasu Kolar (@Vasukolar) June 18, 2016
It's father's day tomorrow.🤗— Ankita Bhat (@ankuleo) June 18, 2016
Madziva reminded him of Ziva n hence Dhoni got emotional.😭😹#INDvsZIM
Those who still have faith in Captain Cool:
Big and richly deserved win for Zim. Kept their nerve in a taut climax. India's run chase haphazard. Defeat will sting Dhoni bad and long— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 18, 2016
Zimbabwe beat India..— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) June 18, 2016
Dhoni couldn't finish in Last ball..
Finally this series gets some life..
Not a fan one sided game..
Hero or Villain, Dhoni is my favorite.— Silly Point (@Sarcaism_) June 18, 2016
Blaming RD and Dhoni is useless , support our team !!!— महेन्द्र सिंह धोनी ❤ (@PayalMsdhoni) June 18, 2016
You know you have bowled really well when even Dhoni— Manas. (@That_MSDian) June 18, 2016
couldn't finish it off in the last over. Take a bow Neville Madziva!
"I play for the country not for the crowd" ~ MS Dhoni 👏— Rainatics United (@RainaticsUnited) June 18, 2016
Well played Zimbabwe!✌
Dhoni is human not god,stop blaming him😒
Dhoni got only 2 balls to bat in last over but yeah lets make it the criminal of the match because we are Dhoni haters— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@SRKswarrior1) June 18, 2016