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So as expected, India have whitewashed Zimbabwe and win the series 3-0. Now both teams will face each other in a 2-match T20 series. It is all done for tonight. I am Sandipan Banerjee, signing off. Good Night. Bye bye.


Man of the Series: Ambati Rayadu (India)

Man of the Match: Kedar Jadhav (India)


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 193 | Overs 42.4

Batting: Donald Tiripano 4 (6)

OUT! Akshar Patel takes the last wicket. Zimbabwe are all out for 193. India win the match by 83 runs and win the series 3-0. Dominating performance by the Ajinkya Rahane-led young Indian side.

OUT: Neville Madziva st Uthappa b A Patel 3(9)


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 180/9 | Overs 40

Batting: Donald Tiripano 4 (6) Neville Madziva 0(0)

India need just one more wicket to win the match and the series. The last pair is at the crease now.

OUT: Prosper Utseya c Robin Uthappa b Mohit Sharma 0(2)

Malcom Waller c Ajinkya Rahane b Stuart Binny 5(8)


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 172/7 | Overs 38

Batting: Malcolm Waller 1 (4) Prosper Utseya 0 (1)

Back to back wickets have put India in a strong position in this game. Zimbabwe still need 105 runs in 72 balls with 3 wickets in hand.

OUT: Graeme Cremer c Rahane b Harbhajan Singh 0(1)

Sikandar Raza b Harbhajan Singh 13(10)


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 170/5 | Overs 37

Batting: Sikandar Raza 12(7) Malcolm Waller 0 (1)

Two quick wickets for Stuart Binny and India are back in the game big time. The wicket of set Chamu Chibhabha will hurt Zimbabwe the most. Binny would have got the wicket of Malcom Waller as well, but a front foot no ball saved the batsman.

OUT: Chamu Chibhabha c K Jadhav b Stuart Binny 82(109)

Richmond Mutumbami lbw b Binny 22(24)


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 133/3 | Overs 31

Batting: Chamu Chibhabha 67 (90) Richmond Mutumbami 14 (15)

Chamu Chibhabha has been excellent for Zimbabwe in this innings. He has scored his 13th ODI fifty. Zimbabwe are on course. India need few steady overs.


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 100/3 | Overs 26

Batting: Chamu Chibhabha 48 (72) Richmond Mutumbami 1 (3)

OUT! Big blow for Zimbabwe. Murali Vijay gets rid of Elton Chigumbura, LBW. Though it looks like the ball hit him bit high on the pads. Meanwhile Zimbabwe have crossed the 100-run mark.

OUT: Elton Chigumbura lbw b Murali Vijay 10(14)


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 90/2 | Overs 23

Batting: Chamu Chibhabha 46 (66) Elton Chigumbura 4 (5)

OUT! A much needed wicket for India. Akshar Patel cleans up the stumps of Regis Chakbva. Skipper Elton Chigumbura is the new man in. Chamu Chibhabha is batting well at the other end.

OUT: Regis Chakabva b Akshar Patel 27 (43)


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 76/1 | Overs 20

Batting: Chamu Chibhabha 43 (58) Regis Chakabva 21 (38)

Very good period of play for Zimbabwe. This second wicket partnership have done exceptionally well for them so far. Both Chamu Chibhabha and Regis Chakabva are looking very comfortable at the wicket. The partnership have scored 60 off 87 balls.


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 54/1 | Overs 15

Batting: Chamu Chibhabha 32 (42) Regis Chakabva 10 (24)

Stuart Binny continues. Starts well. Another dot to follow up. Three dots in a row. Fourth ball is cut to point, but it’s wonderfully fielded by Manish Pandey. He’s having a great game! No run for that. Five dot balls in a row. Binny isn’t getting the ball to talk but he is bowling a tight line. Elton Chigumbura is clearly frustrated. Maiden over it is! Was that a drop though? Binny beats Elton completely, but Uthappa doesn’t take it cleanly.


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 46/1 | Overs 12

Batting: Chamu Chibhabha 26 (30) Regis Chakabva 8 (19)

Spin for the first time in this innings. Harbhajan Singh has been called upon to bowl and he starts with a tight over.


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 42/1 | Overs 10

Batting: Chamu Chibhabha 24 (22) Regis Chakabva 6 (14)

After losing the big wicket of Hamilton Masakadza, Zimbabwe have made steady progress. This partnership is doing a good for them at this moment.


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 31/1 | Overs 8

Batting: Chamu Chibhabha 14 (17) Regis Chakabva 5 (7)

Chamu Chibhabha has played some expensive shots. Zimbabwe batsmen are looking to build some kind of momentum.


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 20/1 | Overs 6

Batting: Chamu Chibhabha 4 (9) Regis Chakabva 4 (3)  

OUT! Mohit Sharma strike early for the Indians. Hamilton Masakadza has to go, LBW. Though he is looking very impressed with this decision. Regis Chakabva is the new batsman in.

OUT: Hamilton Masakadza lbw b Mohit Sharma 7 (24)


Live Cricket Score Zimbabwe 9/0 | Overs 4

Batting: Hamilton Masakadza 1 (16) Chamu Chibhabha 3 (8)

Zimbabwe are off to a steady start. Indian opening bowlers, especially Bhuvneshwar Kumar is bowling in very good ares. The new balls are moving in the air a bit.


READ: Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey take India to commanding 276/5


 

Live Cricket Score India 276/5 | Overs 50

Batting: Kedar Jadhav 105 (87) Stuart Binny 18 (8)

Kedar Jadhav gets his maiden ODI ton. What an innings he has played! At 82 for 4 things were not looking good for the visitors, but a sensational 144-run stand for the 5th wicket between Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav helped India post a competitive total on the board. It will take a mammoth effort from Zimbabwe batting line-up, to get to this target.


Live Cricket Score India 261/5 | Overs 49

Batting: Kedar Jadhav 91 (82) Stuart Binny 17 (7)

250 up for India. Kedar Jadhav is nearing his maiden ton. He is just 9 runs away. Binny hit few good blows.


Live Cricket Score India 230/5 | Overs 47

Batting: Kedar Jadhav 77 (77) Stuart Binny 0 (0)

After playing an exceptional debut knock, Manish Pandey gets out trying to pull a Justice Chibhabha short delivery. The 144-run partnership also comes to an end. But Kedar Jadhav is plying another exceptional innings on the other end.

OUT: Manish Pandey c S Raza b Chibhabha 71(86)


Live Cricket Score India 210/4 | Overs 45

Batting: Manish Pandey 67 (80) Kedar Jadhav 61 (71)

200-up for India. The last 50 runs came in just 44 balls. Good recovery for India after they lost four quick wickets. Lack of quality death bowlers again hurting Zimbabwe big time.


Live Cricket Score India 191/4 | Overs 43

Batting: Manish Pandey 59 (74) Kedar Jadhav 50 (64)

Maiden ODI Fifty for Kedar Jadhav as well. Great innings under pressure. India re looking good to post a score in access of 250-260 here.


Live Cricket Score India 170/4 | Overs 40

Batting: Manish Pandey 50 (67) Kedar Jadhav 39 (54)

Excellent fifth wicket partnership between these two. Especially Manish Pandey is playing a great knock on his debut. He scores a half-century on his debut. Kedar Jadhav is giving him good company.


Live Cricket Score India 138/4 | Overs 35

Batting: Manish Pandey 32 (53) Kedar Jadhav 26 (38)

India have started to up the scoring rate. Both Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav are batting well.  India need at least 250-260 here. The pitch is turning a bit.


Live Cricket Score India 111/4 | Overs 30

Batting: Manish Pandey 23 (38) Kedar Jadhav 12 (23)

India are trying desperately to form a partnership here. The ball is gripping the pitch as well.


Live Cricket Score India 96/4 | Overs 27

Batting: Manish Pandey 13 (28) Kedar Jadhav 7 (15)

This partnership is going to crucial for India. This is the last recognised pair of batsmen for India. After that, there are a all-rounders and bowlers.


Live Cricket Score India 83/4 | Overs 22

Batting: Manish Pandey 7 (13) Kedar Jadhav 0 (0)

OUT! Now Robin Uthappa, who was batting well is going back to the dressing room after playing a horrible shot. What a waste of a wicket. Kedar Jadhav is the new man in.

OUT: Robin Uthappa c Chigumbura b H Masakadza 31(44)


Live Cricket Score India 70/3 | Overs 19

Batting: Robin Uthappa 23 (35) Manish Pandey 2 (4)

OUT! Manoj Tiwary is missed out once again. Another soft dismissal. It was a nothing ball by Utseya, tad fuller and on the stumps, Tiwary was early in closing the face of the bat, gets a leading edge and the ball lobs back to the bowler for an easy caught and bowled. Manish Pandey is the new man in, he is on debut.

OUT: Manoj Tiwary c and b Utseya 10(33)


Live Cricket Score India 36/2 | Overs 10

Batting: Robin Uthappa 0 (7) Manoj Tiwary 2 (11)

This is an important match for both Robin Uthappa and Manoj Tiwary. They need to score big to keep themselves in the frame of schemes of the national selectors. Today they are getting ample amount of time to play big knocks.


Live Cricket Score India 34/2 | Overs 8

Batting: Robin Uthappa 0 (3) Manoj Tiwary 1 (3)

OUT! Another wicket. This time it is Murali Vijay who gets out. Second wicket for Neville Madziva. What a start for him in this game. Manoj Tiwary comes to the wicket and joins Robin Uthappa.

OUT: Murali Vijay c Mutumbami b Neville Madziva 13(21)


Live Cricket Score India 28/1 | Overs 6

Batting: Murali Vijay 8 (15) Robin Uthappa 0 (0)

OUT! Ajinkya Rahane has missed out once again. A soft dismissal for him. Ball was pitched up and held its line outside off, Rahane was looking to drive, doesn’t get to the pitch of the ball and ends it slicing towards cover-point. The ball also stopped a bit after pitching.

OUT: Ajinkya Rahane c Utseya b Neville Madziva 15(22)


Live Cricket Score India 25/0 | Overs 5

Batting: Ajinkya Rahane 15 (18), Murali Vijay 7 (14)

Good tight over for Zimbabwe. Just 2 runs from this over. They need to bowl more tightly.


Live Cricket Score India 23/0 | Overs 4

Batting: Ajinkya Rahane 14 (17), Murali Vijay 6 (9)

Both Indian batters are timing the ball really well. No demons at the wicket, Zimbabwe bowlers are also obliging them with overpitch bowling.


Live Cricket Score India 12/0 | Overs 2

Batting: Ajinkya Rahane 6 (8), Murali Vijay 5 (5)

Rahane punches a ball to take three runs off the second ball of the over, but otherwise, it is a quiet over. Rahane and Vijay play safely.


Live Cricket Score India 7/0 | Over 1

Batting: Ajinkya Rahane 3 (4), Murali Vijay 4 (3)

So the third ODI is started and India are off to a good start. Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay have started the proceedings for India. For Zimbabwe, Donald Tiripano bowled the first over.


Zimbabwe win the toss decide to bowl first.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the third and final One-Day International (ODI) between India and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on Tuesday. This is Sandipan Banerjee here, and I will be presenting to you the live updates from the match. MATCH PREVIEW: India vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI at Harare

India clinched the series with a 62-run win in the second match of the three-game series, all the matches of which are played at the same venue. India were led to a strong start after the hosts put them to bat. With half-centuries from skipper Ajinkya Rahane (63) and Murali Vijay (72), India were cruising at a score of 203 for two. The middle-over however, build from the momentum, as India finished on 271 for eight. In reply, Zimbabwe were shot out for 209, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar picking four wickets for 33 runs.

The visitors had a tougher time in the opening game, struggling at 87 for five at one stage after being put to bat. They were ultimately rescued by a century by Ambati Rayudu (124 not out) as well as a well-made half-century by Stuart Binny (77), with the sixth-wicket partnership between the two worth 160. The Zimbabweans, in reply, fell five runs short of victory despite Elton Chigumbura‘s (104 not out) fighting century.

Squads:

Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), Chamu Chibhabha, Graeme Cremer, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.

India: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Stuart Binny, Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Ambati Rayudu, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma,Manoj Tiwary, Murali Vijay.

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