India beat Zimbabwe in the Last ODI by 13 runs and Completed the Clean Sweep. Shubman Gill makes 130 runs in just 97 balls and got the player of the match and Player Of The Series award because of his superb batting performance.
Zimbabwe made two changes for the last ODI Match; Richard Ngarava comes in for Tanaka Chivanga, and Tony Munyonga is in for Wessly Madhevere. India also made two changes; Deepak Chahar and Avesh Khan come in for Siraj and Prasidh.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (capt), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan.
Zimbabwe: Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Innocent Kaia, Regis Chakabva (capt & wk), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Tony Munyonga, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi.
India’s Batting First
Early on India won the toss and finally chose to bat. Captain KL Rahul made 30 runs in 46 balls. He was bowled by Brad Evans with a superb delivery. Shikhar Dhawan’s innings was little slow as he played 68 balls and just made 40 runs. Ishan Kishan was run out after completed his fifty. He construct a beautiful 140 runs partnership with Gill Zaman for the 3rd wicket.
India team made 289 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Shubman Gill was the star of the show who smashed his maiden century. He played a magnificent knock of 130 runs on just 97 balls with the help of 15 boundries and one maximum.
Brad Evans was the pick of the bowler from Zimbabwe who took five wickets for 54 runs in the 10 overs.
In reply, the Zimbabwe start was not good. Innocent Kaia was lbw by Chahar for just 6 runs. Sean Williams showed some resistance but who made run a ball 45 runs. India’s spinners did a great job. Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets for 38 runs and Axar Patel also got two wickets for just 30 runs. No one from Zimbabwe side was able to counter Indian Bowling until Sikandar Raza heroics.
Sikandar Raza in Red Hot Form
Raza in Red Hot Form who smashed 3rd century in the last six innings while chasing the target. In the bowling he bowled one median over and just give 39 runs in the10 overs. He made a beautiful 104 runs partenrship for the 8th wickets with Brad Evans. That partnership almost win the match for Zimbabwe.
Raza made 115 runs in just 95 balls with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes. Unfortunately, he could not cross the Zimbabwe to finish the winning line and got out in the penultimate over. Brad Evans made impressive 28 runs and provide good support to Raza.
Game Changing Over
The penultimate over was a game changing over for India when just 17 runs were remaining in the last 2 overs. Shardul Thakur bowled the penultimate over and only give 2 runs. He took the wicket of dangerous Raza who almost won the match for Zimbabwe single-handedly.
|Shikhar Dhawan||c Williams b Evans||40||68||5||0|
|KL Rahul (c)||b Evans||30||46||1||1|
|Shubman Gill||c Kaia b Evans||130||97||15||1|
|Ishan Kishan||run out (Munyonga)||50||61||6||0|
|Deepak Hooda||b Evans||1||3||0||0|
|Sanju Samson †||c Kaitano b Jongwe||15||13||0||2|
|Axar Patel||c Sikandar Raza b Nyauchi||1||4||0||0|
|Shardul Thakur||c Nyauchi b Evans||9||6||2||0|
|Deepak Chahar||not out||1||1||0||0|
|Kuldeep Yadav||not out||2||2||0||0|
|TOTAL||50 Overs (RR: 5.78)||289/8|
Did not bat: Avesh Khan
Fall of wickets:1-63 (KL Rahul, 14.6 ov), 2-84 (Shikhar Dhawan, 20.6 ov), 3-224 (Ishan Kishan, 42.1 ov), 4-227 (Deepak Hooda, 42.6 ov), 5-256 (Sanju Samson, 45.6 ov), 6-272 (Axar Patel, 47.4 ov), 7-282 (Shubman Gill, 49.1 ov), 8-286 (Shardul Thakur, 49.3 ov)
|Takudzwanashe Kaitano||st †Ishan Kishan b Kuldeep Yadav||13||22||1||1|
|Innocent Kaia||lbw b Chahar||6||9||1||0|
|Sean Williams||lbw b Patel||45||46||7||0|
|Tony Munyonga||c Rahul b Avesh Khan||15||31||2||0|
|Sikandar Raza||c Shubman Gill b Thakur||115||95||9||3|
|Regis Chakabva (c)†||c & b Patel||16||27||1||0|
|Ryan Burl||c Dhawan b Chahar||8||16||0||0|
|Luke Jongwe||c Shubman Gill b Kuldeep Yadav||14||13||1||1|
|Brad Evans||lbw b Avesh Khan||28||36||2||0|
|Richard Ngarava||not out||2||4||0||0|
|Victor Nyauchi||b Avesh Khan||0||3||0||0|
|TOTAL||49.3 Ov (RR: 5.57, 240 Mts)||276|
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Innocent Kaia, 2.3 ov), 1-36, 2-82 (Sean Williams, 16.4 ov), 3-84 (Tony Munyonga, 17.5 ov), 4-120 (Regis Chakabva, 26.1 ov), 5-122 (Takudzwanashe Kaitano, 27.2 ov), 6-145 (Ryan Burl, 32.1 ov), 7-169 (Luke Jongwe, 35.5 ov), 8-273 (Brad Evans, 47.6 ov), 9-275 (Sikandar Raza, 48.4 ov), 10-276 (Victor Nyauchi, 49.3 ov)
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