Ind-Zim ODI Series : A century by Kedar Jadhav helps India to sweep out the series completely.

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Initially, during Indian Innings, an unbeaten century (105 not out) by Kedar Jadhav and a flamboyant innings from debutant Manish Pandey (71) made sure that India had a challenging total of 276/5.

The duo put on 144 runs after coming together at 82/4. Pandey finished with 71 off 86 deliveries, while his partner Kedar Jadhav top-scored with an unbeaten 105 off 87 balls. For Zimbabwe, Neville Madzive was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 2/59 in nine overs.

Later, Chamu Chibhabha top-scored for Zimbabwe with 82. Stuart Binny was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors, bagging 3/55. Harbhajan Singh, Mohit Sharma and Axar Patel got rid of two scalps each at the Harare Sports Club.

With the ball, India kept Zimbabwe on a tight leash for the first five overs, giving away just 12 runs. The pressure paid off for the team in blue as medium pacer Mohit sent Hamilton Masakadza packing for seven.

The other opener, Chibhabha, and Regis Chakabva then got together to forge a delightful 70-run partnership studded with some well-timed and perfectly placed boundaries. However, left-arm spinner Patel castled Chakabva for 27. After 25 overs Zimbabwe were 97/2.

Skipper Elton Chigumbura started off well but was adjudged leg-before-wicket off a delivery from Murali Vijay who was accurate with his part-time off-spinners. Chibhabha remained unfazed by the situation and kept on making merry out in the middle, clubbing a few big ones.

However, the Indians struck back again getting rid of Richmond Mutumbami and Chibahabha in space of a few overs, courtesy Binny who kept on hurling at a tight channel in one of the turning points of the game. And finally won the game convincingly by a margin of 83 runs, thus making a clean sweep of the Ind-Zim ODI Series 2015 (3-0).

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