India cruised to a 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the third ODI at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday to win the ODI series 3-0. Jasprit Bumrah picked up four wickets to help India restrict Zimbabwe to a paltry total of 123, before KL Rahul and Faiz Fazal chased it down in 21.5 overs.
MS Dhoni presented the India cap to Faiz Fazal at the start of the match, and the southpaw became the third cricketer from Vidarbha to play for his nation. The 30-year-old replaced Karun Nair in the
Zimbabwe, on the other hand,
Another slow start
After losing three wickets in the first 10 overs of the last match, Zimbabwe
It was a
Another middle order collapse
In the second ODI, Zimbabwe
To put Zimbabwe's batting performance in this series into context: They made 417 runs for 30 wickets in 126.4 overs in the 3-match series, while England had scored 416 runs for 10 wickets in 128.4 overs in their first innings of the recently ended third Test match against Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah, like he did in the first ODI, produced another four-for—his second of the series—as he ran through the Zimbabwean middle order once again.
Faizal shines on debut
After toiling hard on India's domestic circuit for years, Faiz Fazal finally had the opportunity to play for his country. His first runs in international cricket arrived from a thick outside edge down to third man, but as he spent time at the crease, his class shone through. The left-handed batsman played some beautiful drives through the covers, and he announced his arrival on the big stage with a well deserved half century. He became the third Indian opener to score a half century on his debut, with the second - KL Rahul - partnering him at the other end.
KL Rahul also maintained his dominance with the bat with his second 50+ score of the series as India eased their way to their target with 10 wickets in hand and 28.1 overs to spare.
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