ZIM vs IND, 3rd T20I: India (182/4) Beat Zimbabwe (159/6) By 23 Runs To Take 2-1 Lead In 5-Match Series, Become 1st Team To Win 150 Matches

ZIM vs IND, 3rd T20I: India (182/4) Beat Zimbabwe (159/6) By 23 Runs To Take 2-1 Lead In 5-Match Series, Become 1st Team To Win 150 Matches

The five-match series is currently levelled at 1-1 after the Men in Blue bounced with a win in the 2nd T20i after they were thrashed by Zimbabwe in the opening match of the series.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 07:54 PM IST
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Final Result:

Team India registered a thumping 23-run win over Zimbabwe in Harare on Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in the 5-match series. The Men in Blue restricted the hosts to 159 for 6 in 20 overs after posting 182 for 4 on the board.

Washington Sundar bagged 3 wickets while Avesh Khan took a couple to derail the Zimbabwean chase.

Mid-Innings Update:

A captain's knock from Shubman Gill and a sublime cameo from Ruturaj Gaikwad helped India reach 182 for 4 in 20 overs against Zimbabwe. Gill top-scored with 66 while Gaikwad made 49.

The Men in Blue hammered 55 runs in the last 5 overs to post a competitive total. For the hosts, captain Sikandar Raza and Blessing Muzarabani bagged a couple of wickets each.

ZIM vs IND, Toss:

Shubman Gill-led Team India won the toss and opted to bat first against Sikandar Raza's Zimbabwe in the third T20I of the five-match series at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday, July 10.

Team India made four changes as they brought in Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube and Khaleel Ahmed into playing XI, while Zimbabwe made a couple of changes in their team.

Playing XI

IND: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abhishek Sharma, Shubman Gill (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson (WK), Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed

ZIM: Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wessly Madhevere, Brian Bennett, Dion Myers, Sikandar Raza (C), Johnathan Campbell, Clive Madande(WK), Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara

Preview:

India and Zimbabwe are taking on each in the third T20I of the ongoing series in Harare. The five-match series is currently levelled at 1-1 after the Men in Blue bounced with a win in the 2nd T20i after they were thrashed by Zimbabwe in the opening match of the series.

Abhishek Sharma (100), Ruturaj Gaikwad (77*), Rinku Singh (48), Ravi Bishnoi (3/15) and Mukesh Kumar (3/37) played crucial roles in helping the Men in Blue to make a comeback in the series in the second T20I against Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe, on the other hand, were up to the mark in the second T20I as they failed to deliver with the bat and bowl.

In the third T20I, India and Zimbabwe will look to put on a good fight as the young Men in Blue will aim take a lead in the series while the hosts will eye to bounce back from the defeat from previous match.

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