With India just one victory away from taking an unbeatable lead, Zimbabwe will be under pressure to keep the series alive. The Indian batting unit has looked solid and well-formed. Virat Kohli scored a ton in the 1st ODI and Shikar Dhawan hit a Ton in the 2nd ODI at Harare. Indian bowling units also pretty well with the young shoulders. They are restricted the Zimbabwe batting line up very well in the last two matches. Particularly Jaidev Unadkat who picked up 4 wickets and put pressure on the hosts. Dhinesh Karthick also in very good form. He was ably supported by Shikar Dhawan and their massive partnership helped India pile on a match-winning score of 294 after losing four wickets early on.
In all fairness, Zimbabwe have fought quite well in the first two games but have in fact been outplayed by a much better team. The openers have looked in good touch with Sikandar Raza hitting a classy 82 in the first game and Vusi Sibanda making a fine 55 in the second. They have given Zimbabwe good starts but unfortunately, the middle order has failed to capitalize on it. Prosper Utseya, one of Zimbabwe's most experienced players, struck an aggressive 52 and along with Elton Chigumbura put up a fighting stand in the last game. However, the assault came too late as by that time the Indians had already got a firm grip over the match. They need their batsmen to fire in unison instead of individual performances and if the likes of Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor come to the party, Zimbabwe will not find it difficult to build up in the middle overs.
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Zimbabwe (From): Brendan Taylor(w/c), Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Michael Chinouya, Elton Chigumbura, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Natsai Mushangwe, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Vusi Sibanda, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams, Ray Price
India (From): Virat Kohli(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool, Shami Ahmed, Vinay Kumar, Jaidev Unadkat, Mohit Mahipal Sharma