Rahane: We accept that we didn’t bat well


India stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane accepted that his side just did not turn up after they lost their T20 international against Zimbabwe in Harare on Sunday.

The hosts beat the Asian side in what could still be described as an upset even though India came to the African country without eight regular players, including skipper MS Dhoni and batsman Virat Kohli.

India did a clean sweep of the three-match ODI series and won the first T20 on Friday quite comfortably but came unstuck on the last match of the tour, losing by 10 runs after the home team scored 145 for seven in their 20 overs.

The visitors were on track to chase down the score but collapsed to 135 for nine.

After the match, Rahane said: "We accept that we didn't bat well. We were 58 for 1 after six overs, but after that we lost three or four wickets continuously and from there the pressure built on us.

"We couldn't build that one partnership to get us through. We were quite comfortable chasing – we needed a run a ball after six overs.

"We have to give credit to Zimbabwe because I feel they played really well today. Throughout the series they played well. But today their bowling and fielding were really up to the mark."