Zimbabwe vs India, 3rd T20I - Live Cricket Score, Commentary

Series: India tour of Zimbabwe, 2024 Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare Date & Time: Jul 10, 01:00 PM LOCAL
IND 182/4 (20)
ZIM 159/6 (20)
India won by 23 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Washington Sundar

India have bounced back in style after a shocker that they faced in the first game of the series. They are functioning like a well-oiled unit and the results are there to see. Zimbabwe need to up the ante if they are to make a comeback. Join us for the 4th T20I on Saturday from the same venue, Until next time, goodbye and cheers!

Shubman Gill | India Captain: Definitely it feels very good, it was a crucial game for us, the way we started with the bat and ball was good. The wicket was a bit double-paced, the odd ball was gripping and it was not easy to hit the length balls, that's what we discussed with our bowlers. We know that if there is something in the wicket, it will be more with the new ball, and as the ball gets old it's a bit easier to score. Everyone is contributing and that's a good sign.

Washington Sundar | Player of the Match: Feels amazing and every time I play for the country, it feels amazing. It was definitely a better wicket, in the first two games there was more for the bowlers compared to this game, our batters batted well. (On the partnership between Myers & Madande) It did put a lot of pressure on us and we wanted to execute our plans the best we can to restrict them. Hopefully, we get to see a lot of places in Zimbabwe and explore more, hopefully we can seal the series on Saturday.

Sikandar Raza | Zimbabwe Captain: I think it's the fielding again, we are proud of our fielding but the wheels came off today, we gave away 20 extra runs and we lost by 23 runs. We still have problems at the top but I have utmost faith in them that they will come good some time. We have tried 15 different partners (openers) in the last year and a half or so. There is a lot of cricket going on in the country and club cricket has revived. It's time that our players including myself take up the responsibility. The youngsters making mistakes is acceptable but the senior players need to step up. You cannot fix a problem by creating another problem, we have picked 3 openers for a reason. The openers that have been picked up should be given a run. (On Muzarabani) He he has been outstanding, sometimes the rewards don't come but in the long run the rewards do come.

Stats by Roshan Gede

Most runs added after the fall of 5th wicket in T20Is by Zimbabwe
119 vs IND, Harare, 2024
104 vs BAN, Harare, 2022
101 vs BAN, Harare, 2022
100 vs AFG, Sharjah, 2016
99 vs BAN, Chattogram, 2019

- 119 is also the most added by a team against India after losing their first five wickets for under 40 runs in T20Is. The previous best was Ireland’s 108 (31/5 to 139/7) at Malahide, Dublin last year.

- Only the second time Zimbabwe went past 150 against India in T20Is, after their 170/6 in a 2-run win at the same venue in 2016.

Avesh Khan: Happy with my performance, I always try to have an impact for the team. I have no preference on where to ball, I am ready to bowl at any phase. Shubman is a bowler’s captain, gives us the freedom to set our fields and backs our plans. He is responsible for probably getting me 1-2 wickets today. (On Bishnoi) He is a good fielder, always takes catches like these, you would have seen it in the IPL as well. He always wants to take such extraordinary catches.

16:11 Local Time, 14:11 GMT, 19:41 IST: An impressive show from the Men in Blue as they keep up the momentum in the series. A breezy knock from Jaiswal, a fifty from Gill and a 28-ball 49 from Gaikwad enabled India to post an above par score on a slightly two-paced surface. Zimbabwe lost three wickets within the powerplay and that pushed them further on the back foot. Raza tried to counter-attack but Sundar outsmarted him with a smart piece of bowling. The hosts lost half their side within 7 overs and the writing was on the wall for them. Myers and Madande tried their best as they stitched a 77-run stand for the sixth wicket but it didn't come at the pace they would have liked. The consolation for the hosts was Myers' scoring a fighting fifty. The flourish came at the fag end but it was too late for the hosts by then. Sundar and Khaleel were the pick of the bowlers for India as they bowled in brilliant channels. Stick around for the presentations...

19.6

Avesh Khan to Dion Myers, leg byes, 1 run, India review for a lbw! Was a yorker length ball that tailed in towards leg-stump, Dion Myers walked down the track and looked to flick it across but was struck on the boots as the ball deflected towards the leg-side. Time for the replays. UltraEdge shows a flat line. Over to ball-tracking and it's going down leg. That's the game! Another clinical show from India as they go 2-1 up in the series

DRS!

19.5

Avesh Khan to Dion Myers, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries! The flourish has came late though. Shortish and width on offer, Dion Myers throws his bat at it and upper cuts it over backward point for another boundary

19.4

Avesh Khan to Dion Myers, FOUR, streaky but counts! A shortish delivery outside off, Dion Myers hops and upper cuts it over short third to pick up another boundary

19.3

Avesh Khan to W Masakadza, 1 run, yorker length ball on off, Masakadza jams it out towards mid-off

19.2

Avesh Khan to W Masakadza, SIX, what a shot! A short delivery that sits up nicely for Masakadza. He stands tall and pulls it with aplomb over cow corner for a 84m maximum

19.1

Avesh Khan to W Masakadza, 2 runs, skiddy short of length ball on off, Masakadza miscues the pull through wide mid-on and gets a couple of runs

18.6

Ravi Bishnoi to Dion Myers, 2 runs, floated delivery outside off, Dion Myers slog sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder does well to save a couple for his side

18.5

Ravi Bishnoi to Dion Myers, SIX, Dion Myers brings up his maiden T20I fifty with a brilliant hit! In the slot this time, Dion Myers clears his front leg and tonks it over long-on as the ball goes on to land on the roof. He raises his bat and soaks in all the applause

18.4

Ravi Bishnoi to W Masakadza, 1 run, Masakadza tries to repeat his stroke but mistimes this time towards mid-wicket

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