In first T20I, Zimbabwe successfully defended 170 runs and this is second occasion when India lost to Zimbabwe in T20I. Last time Zimbabwe beat India in 2015 when they had defended 145 runs under Rahane’s captaincy. This is Zimbabwe’s narrowest win while defending and India’s second narrowest loss while chasing. (India’s narrowest loss while chasing was against New Zealand when India lost by 1 run in 2012 at Chennai chasing 168)
KL Rahul who made his debut in ODI against same opponent on same tour became first Indian to register Golden Duck in T20I. Also this is first ever instance for India when they loss their first wicket on first ball of innings in T20I. With today’s duck KL Rahul became only second player for India to fall for duck in T20I debut; India’s skipper MS Dhoni is first Indian to fall for a duck in India’s first ever T20I against South Africa in 2006.