It all ended on a very high note for the visitors while the condition was exactly opposite for the hosts. They lost the One-day series by 3-0. The series itself was almost one-sided where the host side never went-on to score at-least 200 runs in an ODI International match. Thus in the only India vs Zimbabwe 2016 3rd and final match of the Series, Indian team won the match convincingly by 10 wickets and won the series by 3-0 against the host team i.e. Zimbabwe.
Let’s get into detailed highlights that took place during the game in the Harare Sports Club on 15th June, 2016 during the 3rd ODI of the series. It all started with Zimbabwe winning the toss and opting to bat first in the match. Both the openers gave a decent start for their side and didn’t loss any wicket till 5th over. But the partnership didn’t went for too long and Masakadza handed over a catch to KL Rahul at first slip. But within the very few moments Sibanda gave a simple chance to Chahal but was dropped. Thus after 10 overs Zimbabwe were 32/1, same as 1st ODI.
Also see -> India vs Zimbabwe 2016 Ist T20 Live Telecast
The batting was so slow that inspite of nine wickets in hand they had only 38 runs in 12 overs. And that became worse as it was 55/1 in 20 overs. Later Chibhabha tried to pull of things but went on to hand a catch at the boundary rope. Then Sibanda who was dropped by chahal went on to score 38 from 71 balls but gifted his wicket to chahal. However they managed to reach 100 in 31.2 overs. But then came a Bumrah storm which shakened the batting side, clinching 4 wickets in 4 deliveries. And it went on like 104/3 at one stage to 123/10 wrapped up in 42.2 overs.
For India Lokesh Rahul and Faiz Fazal opened the batting. Faiz Fazal who was on his international debut today made 55 runs of 61 balls smashing away 7 fours and a brilliant six. While Lokesh Rahul equally supported him on the other side. He made 63 runs of 70 balls which included 4 boundaries and two well hit sixes. Both the players remained not out as they chased the target in 21.5 overs making a total of 126/0. The innings consisted of 11 fours, 3 sixes and 5 extras. So this was all about India vs Zimbabwe 2016 3rd ODI.
India vs Zimbabwe 2016 3rd ODI Result
ZIM – 123 (42.2 Ovs)
IND – 126/0 (21.5 Ovs)
Result : India won by 10 wickets
MAN OF THE MATCH : Jasprit Bumrah
MAN OF THE SERIES : Lokesh Rahul
Also do check out -> India vs Zimbabwe 2016 T20 Series Live Telecast