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Over 35.3 || Score 187/3
India win by 7 wickets, lead the series 3-0.
It took India just 36 overs to finish off the game. Kohli has been an outstanding leader for the team.
Over 31 || Score 136/3
India have taken the batting Powerplay.
Brian Vitori has done the job in 31st over. Ambati Rayadu is out. Rayudu pitched up the delivery straight to the bowler and Vitori did not miss a chance to catch it.
Suresh Raina, comes to the crease, gets 5 runs off the next three Vitori deliveries in the 31st over.
India need 48 runs from 19 overs.
Kohli 42*(58b, 2X4)
AT Rayudu c & b Vitori 33 (54b)
Over 25 || Score 109/2
Kohli and Rayadu add 29 runs, with three boundaries in the next five overs.
India need 75 runs from 25 overs.
Kohli 32*(58b, 2X4)
Rayudu 22*(39b 2X4)
Over 20 || Score 80/2
Ambati Rayadu opens his account in the 16th over. Utseya concedes 4 runs off the 16th over. 5 runs off the next three overs.
A dull phase for the game. With loss of 2 early wickets India are going slow.
India need 104 runs to win.
Kohli 21* (44b)
Over 15 || Score 67/2
Off-spinner Prosper Utseya takes the charge in the 11th over, conceeds a boundary to Dhawan. Three runs of the Chatara over.
Wicket: Shikhar Dhawan is out at the first ball of the 14th over. Zimbabwe trying to put Indians under pressure.
Ambati Rayadu at the crease now.
India need 117 runs to win.
S Dhawan c Sibanda b Chatara 35 (32b)
Over 10 || Score 51/1
A couple of boundaries in the 7th over. Tendai Chatara replaces Brian Vittori in the 8th over. Kohli goes for a boundary in the first ball. Great shot from Kohli.
India need 133 runs to win.
Kohli* 8 (18b)
Dhawan* 25 (21b)
Over 6 || Score 27/1
Rohit Sharma and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit Sharma is on strike. B Vitori will open the attack.
In the fifth over, an early wicket for the hosts. Rohit has fallen, another failure for him in this series. Virat Kohli on the crease.
WICKET : RG Sharma (21b)
India need 159 runs to win.
Zimbabwe Over 45.6 || Score 183/10
Chatara was the last man to be dismissed as he was cleaned up by Mishra who in turn ended the innings with four wickets. Five runs and a wicket from the over.
Zimbabwe Over 45 || Score 178/9
Jaydev Unadkat came back into the attack and conceded a boundary to Chatara. Five runs came in it. Off the sixth delivery of the next over, Mishra removed Vitori with a googly as Karthik accepted his fourth catch of the match. Vitori scored 17 (26b, 4X2, 6X1) before departing. Chatara scored a boundary off the sixth delivery of the next over. Michael Chinouya drove the final delivery of Mishra’s ninth over through covers for his first boundary. Off the 45th came just a single.
Zimbabwe Over 40 || Score 156/8
Batting powerplay is currently on. Vitori launched Mishra over long off for a maximum to set the ball rolling. Eight runs came in the over. In the next, Jadeja bowled three wides giving away three runs. Off his legal deliveries, Vitori failed to score any run. Vinay Kumar was brought back to bowl the 38th over and Vitori managed to score a boundary off his fourth delivery. Five came in the over. Chatara took a single off the first delivery of the 39th over to take the score to 150 runs. Vitori failed to score off the next five. Chatara employed a pull to smash a six off Vinay in the 40th over. That was the only scoring shot in the over.
Zimbabwe Over 35 || Score 133/8
Zimbabwe are in tatters here after losing their seventh wicket. In the 33rd over, Shami Ahmed took his second wicket after removing Prosper Utseya. He got an outside edge while attempting a drive and was caught by wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. He scored 10 (38b, 4X1). In the following over Sean Williams was run out while attempting a second run. Jadeja’s throw was dead straight from square leg and third umpire ruled in India’s favour as Williams was caught short of his crease. He scored 45 (53b, 4X2, 6X1). Brian Vitori is the new man in the middle.
Zimbabwe Over 30 || Score 118/6
Five runs came from the 26th over while Jadeja’s seventh proved to be an expensive one. He leaked 13 runs in it that included a boundary to Utseya and a six by Williams over deep square leg. Off the following three came just six runs.
Zimbabwe Over 25 || Score 94/6
Five runs came in the 21st over while off the next came just four. Off the second delivery of 22nd over, Chigumbura was trapped in front by Jadeja giving Zimbabwe another major blow. He scored 3 (8b). Prosper Utseya is the new batsman in the middle. Off the following came just five while the 25th was a maiden.
Zimbabwe Over 20 || Score 80/5
From 17th over came just two runs. Off the following came seven runs including a boundary to Williams. Suresh Raina was introduced into the attack in the 19th over and he gave away just three in it. Amit Mishra was introduced into the attack and he took two wickets off his consecutive deliveries. The first one to depart was Masakadza caught by wicketkeeper Karthik while attempting a cut. Off the next, new man Malcolm Waller was trapped in front while attempting to defend. Elton Chigumbura survived the hat-trick delivery as a successful over from Mishra came to an end.
Zimbabwe Over 16 || Score 67/3
Jaydev Unadkat was introduced in the 11th over and six runs came in it over including a boundary to Masakadza. Skipper Kohli brought himself into the attack and leaked seven in his first including a boundary to Taylor. Spin in Ravindra Jadeja was brought in and off the fourth delivery, Kohli dropped a difficult catch at short extra cover as Masakadza went for a drive. Masakadza later scored a boundary in the over. Off the following two came seven runs. OUT! Unadkat took his first wicket of the match in Taylor after having him caught by Shami at mid off. The third umpire looked at the attempt and adjudged it as a clean take. Taylor scored 23 (44b, 4X3). Sean Williams is the new man in the middle.
Zimbabwe Over 10 || Score 39/2
Five runs came in the sixth over while off the next two came just two runs – one in each. Taylor scored his second boundary off the fourth delivery of the ninth employing a pull. Off the final came double. Off the 10th came three runs. Zimbabwe need a partnership here.
Zimbabwe Over 5 || Score 22/2
Taylor scored his first boundary in the third over off Kumar with an off drive. Off the next, he was struck on the pad and Indians appealed for lbw which was turned down. That was the only scoring shot in the over. Off the next came just three runs. Masakadza broke the shackles with consecutive boundaries off Vinay both to long off fence.
Zimbabwe Over 2 || Score 7/2
Shami Ahmed will share the new ball with Vinay. OUT! And Shami has struck with his first delivery of the match! Raza went after a wide delivery from Shami and ended up getting an outside edge that was easily caught by wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. He scored 1 (3b). Bothe Zimbabwean openers are back in the hutch. The home captain Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza are at the crease now. 4 leg byes off the final delivery take the score to 7/2.
Zimbabwe Over 1 || Score 2/1
Vusi Sibanda and Sikandar Raza are at the crease for Zimbabwe and Vinay Kumar of India will start the proceedings. Kumar starts well and finds swing. OUT! And Zimbabwe have lost their first wicket in Vusi Sibanda! After being rattled by the previous two deliveries, Sibanda looks to launch Kumar’s third towards the on side but ends being holed out at extra cover by Shikhar Dhawan. He scored 0 (3b). A wide from Vinay opens the scoring account for the home team. Raza gets off the mark with a single off the fifth. Two runs and a wicket in the over.
TOSS: India have won the toss and elected to field first.
A dominant India will look to plug their bowling loopholes as they go into the third cricket one-dayer against minnows Zimbabwe today with the aim of sealing the five-match series with another emphatic triumph.
India have taken a 2-0 lead on the back of an impressive show by their young batsmen and now need just one more win to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.
Zimbabwe to their credit have scored 200 plus scores in the previous two matches, which meant that both Indian batsmen and bowlers had some work to do though the matches were quite lop-sided affairs.
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India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Vinay Kumar, Shami Ahmed, Jaidev Unadkat
Zimbabwe: Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor(w/c), Sean Williams, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Prosper Utseya, Michael Chinouya, Brian Vitori, Tendai Chatara