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India tour of Zimbabwe 2015
3rd ODI, Zimbabwe vs India at Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe (14 Jul 2015)

276/5 (50) RR:5.52

India won by 83 runs

MOM: Kedar Jadhav

193/10 (42.4) RR:4.52

49.0 - Chibhabha to Binny, FOUR, Cremer misjudged it completely. Another slower short ball, Binny pulls in the air towards deep mid-wicket, Cremer ran way too forward, tries to leap up and take the catch, but the ball eludes him, one bounce and into the fence

48.1 - Chibhabha to Binny, FOUR, wide half volley and Binny latches onto it, he stays leg-side of the ball, frees his arms and drills the drive to the deep extra cover fence. No chance for the sweeper

47.4 - Donald Tiripano to K Jadhav, FOUR, hat-trick of boundaries. Very poor bowling from Tiripano, short and outside off, Jadhav cuts it up and over backward point, no one in the deep to stop the ball

47.3 - Donald Tiripano to K Jadhav, FOUR, that's four more. Can he get a hundred? With the way he is going, I think yes. Jadhav races down the wicket, converts it into a length delivery and lofts it inside out over extra cover, couple of bounces and into the fence

47.2 - Donald Tiripano to K Jadhav, FOUR, Jadhav is dealing in boundaries now. Short and width on offer, Jadhav cashes in, sits on the back foot and cuts to the right of backward point, the ball raced away

47.0 - Chibhabha to K Jadhav, FOUR, back of the hand slower delivery, Jadhav backs away to the leg-side, drills it square on the off-side, sweeper runs to his left in vain

45.2 - Neville Madziva to K Jadhav, FOUR, Jadhav showing his range now. Short of a length and bit of width on offer, third man was inside the ring and Jadhav made use of that, opened the bat face and steered it fine

45.1 - Neville Madziva to K Jadhav, FOUR, good start to the over, once more great use of the feet, back of a length outside off, Jadhav comes down the track and flat-bats it through extra cover, beats long-off as well

43.5 - Neville Madziva to M Pandey, FOUR, Madziva misses the yorker and dishes out a full toss, Pandey goes for the heave and drags it behind square leg, the fielder puts in the dive but the ball escapes

43.1 - Neville Madziva to K Jadhav, FOUR, hammered! Jadhav gives the charge to Madziva, who drops it short, flat-batted through extra cover, Raza tries to haul it in near deep extra cover, but in vain

42.5 - Cremer to M Pandey, FOUR, the wrong 'un which is dropped short, Pandey spotted it early, rocks back and muscles the pull in front of square, bisected the two men in the deep to perfection

40.0 - Donald Tiripano to M Pandey, FOUR, maiden ODI fifty for Pandey, he becomes only the 12th Indian to score a fifty on debut, he gets there with a cut square of the wicket, the fielder from third man runs to his right, dives but fails to stop the ball

38.3 - Cremer to M Pandey, FOUR, short and wide, Pandey rocks back and cuts it wide of the leaping fielder at point, there is no protection in the deep and it raced away

35.5 - Cremer to K Jadhav, FOUR, flighted delivery on middle and leg, Jadhav gets down on one knee and sweeps it uppishly behind square on the leg-side, smart batting from Jadhav even though he is not getting boundaries in convincing fashion, he is finding a way to get those

34.0 - Cremer to K Jadhav, FOUR, Jadhav brings his cheeky style into play, opens the face of the bat to this full and wide delivery and runs it past keeper, good way to end the over

30.4 - Utseya to K Jadhav, FOUR, that's cheeky from Jadhav, full and just outside off, Jadhav opens the face of the bat and runs it past keeper, ball raced away

29.0 - Utseya to K Jadhav, FOUR, sliding down leg, Jadhav sweeps and connects it fine, ball races away in a hurry, no need to run for those

26.5 - Utseya to K Jadhav, FOUR, short and wide, Jadhav rocks back and cuts hard behind square on the off-side, he got the timimg right and it raced away

19.3 - H Masakadza to Uthappa, FOUR, edged and four, on a good length and a hint of late shape away from off, Uthappa was opened up as he looked to nudge it towards the on-side, no slips and the ball races away to the fence

16.1 - Chibhabha to Uthappa, FOUR, lovely shot, a little shimmy down the track, Uthappa gets to the pitch of the ball and lifts it over mid-off, almost went all the way, bounces just in front of the ad cushion

12.5 - Chibhabha to Uthappa, FOUR, lovely shot, overpitched and on the stumps, Uthappa gets forward, presents the full face of the bat and drives it back past the bowler, no need to run for those

6.4 - Donald Tiripano to Vijay, FOUR, lovely shot, wide half-volley from Tiripano, floated up outside off, Vijay gets a good stride forward and goes over extra cover, one bounce and over the ropes

4.0 - Neville Madziva to Rahane, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Madziva, Rahane gets on top of the bounce and punches it square past cover-point, two men gave chase, but the ball wins the race

1.0 - Donald Tiripano to Vijay, FOUR, lovely shot, overpitched and well outside off, Vijay leans forward and caresses it through extra cover, the timing is sweet and the ball races away to the fence in a hurry

49.5 - Neville Madziva to K Jadhav, SIX, maiden ODI hundred for Jadhav. Superb innings! He lets out a roar. Like his batting, he brings out a bit of cheekiness in his celebration. Uses his shirt and does a jig. Raises his bat and acknowledges the applause from his mates. Coming to the ball, it was a full toss on leg-stump, Jadhav helps it on the way, heaves it over backward square, got enough wood to clear the fence

48.5 - Chibhabha to Binny, SIX, massive! Another bad delivery dished out by a Zimbabwean bowler at the death. Short and sat up nicely for Binny, he rocks back and muscles the pull over the cow corner fence for a maximum

27.3 - H Masakadza to M Pandey, SIX, pitched up and in the slot, Pandey lifts it straight down the ground. He made it look so easy, that was a picture perfect shot

46.5 - Chibhabha to M Pandey, out Caught by S Raza!! End of a fine innings. The 144-run partnership also comes to an end. Short delivery from Chibhabha, Pandey transfers his weight back and nails the pull towards long-on, Raza comes forward and takes a good low catch. The umpire checks for a possible no-ball, but Chibhabha is fine on that account. M Pandey c S Raza b Chibhabha 71(86) [4s-4 6s-1]

21.4 - H Masakadza to Uthappa, out Caught by Chigumbura!! Another leading edge and another wicket for Zimbabwe, the Karnataka player wastes yet another opportunity. This was fuller and just outside off, Uthappa was days early into the flick, gets a thick leading edge that flies high in the air, mid-off fielder pedals back and settles under it. He grabbed it with both hands and Uthappa walks back with a sorry face. Uthappa c Chigumbura b H Masakadza 31(44) [4s-3]

18.2 - Utseya to M Tiwary, out Caught&Bowled!! That's a soft dismisal for Tiwary. A nothing ball really, tad fuller and on the stumps, Tiwary was early in closing the face of the bat, gets a leading edge and the ball lobs back to the bowler - for the simplest of return catches. Tiwary scratched around for a while and his misery has come to an end. M Tiwary c and b Utseya 10(33)

7.1 - Neville Madziva to Vijay, out Caught by Mutumbami!! Edged and caught! Loose drive from Vijay, this was pitched up outside off and nipped away slightly, extra bounce as well. Vijay went hard on the drive, played away from his body and gets a thick edge, straight to the keeper. Second wicket for Madziva and India are in some trouble now. Vijay c Mutumbami b Neville Madziva 13(21) [4s-2]

5.5 - Neville Madziva to Rahane, out Caught by Utseya!! That's a soft dismissal for Rahane. This was pitched up and held its line outside off, Rahane was looking to drive, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and ends it slicing towards cover-point. Simple catch for Utseya, the Indian captain has been dismissed. Rahane c Utseya b Neville Madziva 15(22) [4s-1]

41.0 - Cremer to K Jadhav, 1 run, dropped! Would you believe it? It is the skipper himself, who has put down a sitter. Googly from Cremer that bounces a bit more, Jadhav was looking to steer, the ball catches the top-edge and balloons towards point, Chigumbura was too casual in his effort, gets both hands and spills it. To make it worse, fires an unnecessary throw at the bowler's end and concedes an extra run

42.2 - Cremer to K Jadhav, 1 run, now Jadhav reaches his maiden ODI fifty. It has been a fine innings. Pandey walks across and congratulates him. Slower and on off, Jadhav turns it gently to the on-side and reaches the milestone

41.5 - Donald Tiripano to K Jadhav, 1 run, shortens the length just outside off, Jadhav dabs it down to third man and brings up the 100-run stand between the duo

42.1 - A Patel to Donald Tiripano, FOUR, flighted delivery just outside off stump, Tiripano employs the reverse-sweep and sends it to the left of short third man, who had no chance

39.3 - Mohit Sharma to Donald Tiripano, FOUR, a gift from Mohit Sharma. Low full toss on the leg stump, Tiripano flicks it behind square on the on-side and it beats the man at long leg. Mohit tried the yorker on that occasion but missed it by some distance

36.4 - Binny to S Raza, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Raza. Full and just a hint of outswing, Raza leans forward and drives it along the ground through cover

36.3 - Binny to S Raza, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off stump, Raza opens the face of the bat at the last moment and runs it through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary

35.4 - Harbhajan to Chibhabha, FOUR, flighted delivery from Harbhajan, Chibhabha advances and drives it uppishly to the right of mid-off, who had no chance

32.2 - Binny to Mutumbami, FOUR, short and outside off stump, Mutumbami fetches the pull, it was in the air for a while and there was a man at short mid-wicket but it beat him comfortably. That short ball didn't rise much to trouble the batsman

30.0 - Vijay to Mutumbami, FOUR, deft touch! This was flatter and just outside off, Mutumbami waits for the ball to arrive, opens the face of the bat late and guides it to the left of short third man, the ball runs away to the fence in no time

29.2 - Vijay to Mutumbami, FOUR, shortish and on the stumps, Chibhabha rocks back and pulls it through square leg, the fielder at deep backward square leg runs to his left, but the ball beats him to the fence

28.1 - A Patel to Chibhabha, FOUR, lovely shot! This was tossed up on off, Chibhabha takes a step forward after giving himself slight room, he drives it past a diving short cover and it runs away to the fence

26.4 - A Patel to Chibhabha, FOUR, 13th ODI fifty for Chibhabha! This was bowled quicker on the pads, Chibhabha tickles it fine, Harbhajan from short fine leg runs to his right, puts in the dive but fails to stop the ball. He might have done some harm to his shoulder there

24.1 - A Patel to Chigumbura, FOUR, shortish and outside off, it was quicker as well. Chibhabha makes room to cut, he gets a thick outside edge that flies to the right of the keeper and runs away to the fence

22.2 - A Patel to Chigumbura, FOUR, poor ball from Axar first up to the Zimbabwean captain. It was short and well wide outside off, Chigumbura hangs back and cuts it in the gap between backward point and short third man, races away to the fence in no time

21.0 - A Patel to Chakabva, FOUR, even better this time around. This was bit fuller from Patel, Chakabva kneels down and sweeps it very fine, the ball runs away to the fence in no time

18.5 - Binny to Chakabva, FOUR, length delivery on the stumps, Chakabva goes across and scoops it fine to the left of the keeper, runs away to the fence in no time

13.0 - Binny to Chibhabha, FOUR, lovely shot! This was pitched up and the line from Binny was a little too straight. Chibhabha flicks it in the air off his pads, gets it over mid-wicket and the ball runs away to the fence

9.2 - Binny to Chibhabha, FOUR, this was a bad delivery, more shorter than the previous one, Chibhabha cuts it up and over the point region, connected well as the ball went on the bounce to the fence

9.1 - Binny to Chibhabha, FOUR, poor start from Binny, short and plenty of width on offer, Chibhabha gets on top of the bounce and cracks it past the diving cover-point, the fielder got a hand but couldn't make a full stop

7.1 - Mohit Sharma to Chibhabha, FOUR, flashed and flashed hard. Shortish and width on offer, Chibhabha's eyes lit up, goes for the cut and the thickish outside edge flies over the slip fielder

6.0 - Mohit Sharma to Chakabva, FOUR, edged and four! Back of a length close to off, Chakabva had to play at that and he could only manage an outside edge, it goes to the right of Rahane at second slip and into the fence. Hands on head time for Mohit

5.1 - Mohit Sharma to H Masakadza, FOUR, release of pressure. That should get Masakadza going, short and on off, no real pace to trouble Masakadza, who swivels and pulls it behind square leg for the first boundary of the innings

42.4 - A Patel to Neville Madziva, out Stumped!! that's it! India sweep the series 3-0. Zimbabwe are winless in their last 10 ODIs. Flighted delivery just outside off stump, Madziva dances down the track to go big over cover, but misses it completely as he doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, he was a long way out of his crease and Uthappa did the rest. Zimbabwe lost their last 7 wickets for just 43 runs. Neville Madziva st Uthappa b A Patel 3(9)

39.1 - Mohit Sharma to Utseya, out Caught by Uthappa!! Mohit Sharma returns and gets his second wicket. Short ball on the stumps, Utseya goes for the pull but only manages to get a top edge, Uthappa calls for it, moves to his left and swallows the dolly. For some reason, the umpire checks for a front foot no-ball, but Mohit Sharma had more than half his foot behind the line. Utseya c Uthappa b Mohit Sharma 0(2)

38.5 - Binny to M Waller, out Caught by Rahane!! Wicket number three for Binny. It's all coming apart for Zimbabwe. Nothing but a fullish ball around off stump line, the ball just jags away off the seam, Waller looks to on-drive the ball but gets a thick edge. Rahane stays low at first slip and takes a good catch. M Waller c Rahane b Binny 5(8)

37.5 - Harbhajan to Cremer, out Caught by Rahane!! Two in two for Bhajji and he's on a hat-trick now. Flighted delivery on the leg stump, Cremer tries to turn it on the on-side, gets a leading edge, short mid-wicket dives forward and takes a low catch. Cremer played for turn there but it didn't spin much! Cremer c Rahane b Harbhajan 0(1)

37.4 - Harbhajan to S Raza, out Bowled!! Raza gifts his wicket away and Zimbabwe have lost their last 3 wickets for 22 runs. He makes room and once again tries to dab it fine towards third man, Harbhajan pushes this through and beats Raza for pace. The ball knocks over the off stump. A wicket for Harbhajan in his last over. S Raza b Harbhajan 13(10) [4s-2]

36.2 - Binny to Chibhabha, out Caught by K Jadhav!! In the airrrr and that's well caught by the centurion. Slower delivery on the stumps, Chibhabha flicks, doesn't control it, hits it uppishly, deep mid-wicket runs forward and takes a good catch before tumbling onto the ground. This is a big wicket for India as Chibhabha was well set. Zimbabwe are under serious pressure now at 160/5. Chibhabha c K Jadhav b Binny 82(109) [4s-7]

35.0 - Binny to Mutumbami, out Lbw!! That's plumb in front. The umpire took a while to give that though! They are checking for the front foot no ball. Oh that's very tight and probably Binny had just enough behind the line. Too close for comfort! Fullish and on the stumps, Mutumbami moves across the stumps and misses the flick, the ball strikes him right in line with middle and off. End of a gritty 53-run stand. There were two sounds, probably the umpire was thinking if there was any inside edge, but it was the ball hitting the front pad before thudding into the back pad. Mutumbami lbw b Binny 22(24) [4s-3]

25.1 - Vijay to Chigumbura, out Lbw!! Maiden ODI wicket for Vijay and that too on the first ball of his spell. He pulls off a Brett Lee-like celebration in delight. It's the captain, Chigumbura, who has to go. This off-break turns in on off and middle, Chigumbura was looking to work it into the leg-side, he misses and wears it on the pad. There was a loud appeal and the umpire raised his finger in a flash. That would have gone on to hit leg stump and it's a good decision from the umpire. Chigumbura lbw b Vijay 10(14) [4s-2]

22.1 - A Patel to Chakabva, out Bowled!! Axar gets the much-needed breakthrough for India. This was bowled quicker and flatter on the stumps, Chakabva makes room to cut it late, ends up dragging it back onto the stumps off the under-edge. The 70-run union for the second wicket comes to an end. The run-rate too is slowly creeping up towards 7. Chakabva b A Patel 27(43) [4s-3]

5.3 - Mohit Sharma to H Masakadza, out Lbw!! Masakadza's struggle has ended. He is not happy with the decision, but has to walk back. Tails back in from a length, Masakadza is half forward, misses the flick and is struck on the kneeroll, the ball would have crashed into leg. It was the right call from the umpire. H Masakadza lbw b Mohit Sharma 7(24) [4s-1]

34.1 - Binny to Chibhabha, 2 runs, in the airrrr and put down. Too casual from Vijay and he spills an easy catch. Full ball from Binny, Chibhabha goes for the loft, hits it towards long-on, who takes a step forward, it came at a catchable height as well, but it pops out of Vijay's hands, he tries to grab the rebound but doesn't succeed again. Fifty partnership comes up