The third ODI ended with the Indian team beating Zimbabwe by 83 runs. Kedar Jadhav’s century went a long way to bringing about the win. This was Jadhav’s first international century. Jadhav hit 105 off 87 balls.
Zimbabwe had won the toss and elected to field first. By the 22nd over, India had already lots four wickets. Jadhav came into the game, and turned it around. The combination of Jadhav and Manish Pandey added 144 to the score, with Pandey scoring 71 points for India on his debut series. Jadhav kept going and reached his maiden century when he hit a six off of the last ball in the innings.
The Zimbabwe team was chasing 277 to win. Although Chamu Chibhabha made 82, the rest of the team were unable to assist. In fact, no other Zimbabwean batsman made more than 27 runs in the entire match.
The Zimbabwe cricket tour has given India a much-needed boost in international cricket.
The India tour of Zimbabwe began on 10th July and will end on 19th July.
Now that the ODIs have been completed, there is still a two-match T20 series that began today. India has won the first T20 by 54 runs at the Harare Sports Club.
The second T20 is scheduled for Sunday, 19th July, and will also be played at the Harare Sports Club.
In summary. India won the first ODI by four runs. The second ODI saw India 62 runs ahead, and the third ODI was won by 83 runs. It is highly likely that India will continue its winning streak against the Zimbabwe cricket team, and could leave the tour having won all five matches.