Sunday, 28 July 2013

3rd ODI: India beat Zimbabwe with the Series Victory 3-0

India won by 7 wickets with 87 balls remaining against Zimbabwe in the 3rd ODI Cricket Match Played at Harare Sports Club, Harare on 28th July 2013. India won the series by 3-0 still two matches pending the 5 ODI match series in India tour of Zimbabwe Cricket tournament. Mishra picked up 4/47 while Kohli scored an unbeaten 68 as India won the third ODI by 7 wickets to clinch the series.

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Zimbabwe: 183 (46.0 Ovs)
Earlier India have won the toss and elected to field against Zimbabwe and the India seamers get the Zimbabwe openers in the 1st 2 overs. The Zimbabweans kept losing wickets at regular intervals and only Sean Williams showed any signs of fighting back. The lower order chipped in a few runs but disciplined line from the spinners out-foxed them. Amit Mishra was the star bowler for India as he picked up 4 wickets to restrict the hosts to a low total. Finally Zimbabwe ended with the score of 183 with the loss of every wickets in 46 overs.

India: 187/3 (35.3 Ovs)
To chase a low target India reach it steadily. Virat Kohli led from the front yet again and helped India to their 3rd straight win of the tournament. This win was set up by the bowlers. Zimbabwe lost wickets at regular intervals and never got going. The target of 184 was never going to be enough to trouble India. The start was solid and Kohli stayed through till the end to guide his team to a comfortable win. It's a special moment for India's young skipper.


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