After Shubman Gill’s first international century, India thrashed Zimbabwe by 13 runs to clean up the three-match series 3-0 in a close encounter against Zimbabwe. This is India’s 15th consecutive win in ODI cricket against Zimbabwe.
Harare. After Shubman Gill’s first international century, India thrashed Zimbabwe by 13 runs to clean up the three-match series 3-0 in a close encounter against Zimbabwe. Chasing India’s target of 290, Zimbabwe’s team Avesh Khan (3 for 66), Axar Patel (2 for 30), Kuldeep Yadav (2 for 38) and Deepak Chahar (2 for 75) were all out. Wicket reduced to 276 runs in 49.3 overs. in front of the sharp bowling. Sikandar Raza (115 off 95 balls, nine fours, three sixes) and Brad Evans (28) added 104 runs for the eighth wicket to give hope of a turnaround, but the team lost the last three wickets for just three runs. Sean Williams (45 off 46 balls) also played a useful innings.
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This is India’s 15th consecutive win in ODI cricket against Zimbabwe. India have not lost an ODI against Zimbabwe since their seven-wicket loss here on June 3, 2010. Gill scored 130 runs in 97 balls with the help of 15 fours and a six, besides Ishan Kishan (50 runs in 61 balls, six fours) shared a partnership of 140 runs for the third wicket, with India taking 289 for eight. Scored a run. score. Chasing the target, Zimbabwe lost the wicket of Innocent Kaiya (06) in the third over himself, who was leg-behind by Chahar. The decision to take DRS went in favor of India. Williams showed his attitude as soon as he arrived. After hitting a four on Avesh, he also hit two fours on Chahar. Opener Takudwanashe Kaitano hit a six off the bridge on charge, but he was injured while playing the shot and had to return with an injury retirement.
Williams and Tony Munyoga (15) took the team’s score to 82 runs. Akshar broke the partnership in his very first over by hitting Williams leg before. He hit seven fours in his innings. Avesh also had Munyoga caught by captain Rahul in the next over. Raza looked in good rhythm and hit two fours on Akshar. Akshar took the catch of Zimbabwe captain Regis Chakabwa (16) on his own ball. Kaitano then came out to bat again but was bowled by Kuldeep in the next over, taking the team’s score to 122 for five. Raza hit a four and a six on Chahar, but the fast bowler caught Ryan Burle (08) in the hands of Dhawan. Luke Jongwe (14) also hit a four and a six off Chahar’s successive deliveries, but in the next over Gill was caught by Kuldeep. Raza completed his half-century in 61 balls with a run from Shardul and then hit three consecutive fours in the same over. Zimbabwe needed 95 runs in the last 10 overs.
Raza along with Evans took the team closer to the goal. He completed his century in just 88 balls with a six from Chahar and then a run from Thakur. Zimbabwe needed 33 runs in the last three overs. Raza hit two fours and a six in Avesh’s 48th over, but Evans was leg-first. In the next over, Gill again turned the game in India’s favor by catching Raza at long-on off Shardul. Zimbabwe at this stage needed 15 runs in eight balls with just one wicket remaining. Avesh gave India victory by bowling Victor Nayuchi (00). India won the toss and elected to bat for the first time in the series. However, the visiting team did not look good in the beginning and could only manage 63 runs for one wicket in 15 overs. Both experienced openers, skipper Lokesh Rahul (30 off 46 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (40 off 68 balls) will be disappointed that they could not convert a good start into big innings. Rahul, who is making a comeback after an extended layoff due to injury, had a great opportunity to regain his momentum ahead of the Asia Cup T20. However, he played fast bowler Brad Evans on the wickets. Evans took five wickets for 54 runs. It was not easy for the batsmen to bat in the first hour.
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The opening pair of Dhawan and Rahul also failed to play a big innings. Apart from the partnership between Gill and Kishan, the Indian batsmen could not play as expected in the remaining overs. Gill, who returned to one-day internationals with the series against the West Indies, looked in fine form as he hit 15 fours and a six. This twenty-year-old player made shots around the court. His straight drives and cover drives were excellent. Although Gill looked a bit jittery after scoring 90 runs but in the end he managed to complete the century. Evans made a credible appeal against Gill which was turned down by the on-field referee. When he took DRS, the replay showed that the ball hit the pad after hitting Gill’s bat. On the same ball, Kishan was run out, who tried to take a run, but Gill was focused on appeal and did not run for the run.
That’s it from the final ODI.
— BCCI (@BCCI) 22 August 2022
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