India Whitewashed Zimbabwe


Harare: India produced a clinical performance as they claimed a comfortable 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the third and final one-day international to achieve a 3-0 whitewash over the hosts here at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.

Chasing a paltry target of 124, the second-string Indian side romped home to victory within 21.5 overs with Lokesh Rahul and debutant Faiz Fazal remaining unbeaten on 63 and 55 respectively.

Earlier, Zimbabwe were bundled out for a yet another paltry score of 123 within 42.2 overs. The hosts continued their batting woes after electing to bat first and began slowly on a hard pitch as they were 104 for three in the 33rd over before losing four wickets in four balls.

Player-of-the-Match Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers for the tourists, taking four wickets in his impressive spell which included one maiden over. Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal provided substantial support by removing Chamu Chibhabha (27) and Vusi Sibanda (38), while Dhawal Kulkarni and Axar Patel claimed a wicket apiece.

India had won the first two games against Zimbabwe by nine and eight wickets respectively. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side will now play a three-match T20 series against Zimbabwe starting on Saturday.