MS Dhoni was out thought in the last over as Neville Madziva produced a suoerb final over with Zimbabwe pulling off a shock two-run victory over India.
Earlier, Elton Chigumbura smashed 54 not out in 26 balls to set a target of 170 - more than India had to chase in all three of the prior ODIs.
Manish Pandey top scored with 48. India looked set for victory when they only needed eight off the last over from Madziva (1-34) with Dhoni on strike but the seamer's superb display of death bowling denied the tourists.
Zimbabwe 170 for 6 (Chigumbura 54*, Waller 30, Bumrah 2-24) beat India 168 for 6 (Pandey 48, Chibhabha 2-13) by two runs.
Matches Tagged in ClipDex2016 ZIM v IND 1st T20
Series Tagged in ClipDex2016 ZIM v IND T20 series
Players Tagged in ClipDexDhoni, Mahendra S Bumrah, Jasprit J Chahal, Yuzvendra S Dhawan, Rishi Waller, Malcolm N Patel, Axar R Masakadza, Hamilton Chibhabha, C Justice Pandey, Manish K Chigumbura, Elton
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexHarare Sports Club
Categories Tagged in ClipDexLimited Overs (ODI & T20)