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IND vs ZIM: India won the third T20 by 23 runs

Published - 11-JUL-2024 5:3 IST | Updated - 11-JUL-2024 5:3 IST

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IND vs ZIM: India won the third T20 by 23 runs

India has achieved its 150th victory in T20. It has become the first country in the world to do so. Team India won the third T20 match against Zimbabwe by 23 runs on Wednesday. This is the second consecutive victory of the Indian team in this series.

Captain Shubman Gill won the toss and chose to bat at Harare Sports Club. Team India first scored 182 runs, then restricted Zimbabwe to 159 runs in 20 overs. With this win, Team India has taken a 2-1 lead in the 5-match series. The fourth match of the series will be played on July 13.

Gill's 2 half-century partnerships; Sundar got wickets at crucial moments

Captain Gill (66 runs), batting after winning the toss, gave the team a quick start along with Yashasvi Jaiswal (36 runs). Then took the score past 150 with Rituraj Gaikwad (49 runs).

In the run chase, Khalil and Avesh gave Zimbabwe 3 blows in the powerplay. Avesh took two wickets in the very first spell. Khalil got a success. Then Washington Sundar took two wickets in the 7th over and put India ahead in the match. He broke the 77-run partnership by dismissing Madande and ensured India's victory.

Washington Sundar took wickets

Gave wickets for the Indian team at crucial moments. Came to bowl the 7th over and put Zimbabwe under pressure by taking 2 wickets in the very first over. Not only this, he broke the 77-run partnership by dismissing Clive Madande in the 17th over and ensured India's victory.

Shubman Gill played a half-century innings

Gill played a half-century innings. Scored 66 runs in 49 balls at a strike rate of 134.69. Gill's innings included 7 fours and 3 sixes. Captain Gill shared an opening partnership of 67 runs in 50 balls with Jaiswal. Then added 72 runs in 44 balls for the third wicket with Gaikwad.

Yashasvi Jaiswal explosive start

Yashasvi, who came out to open with Gill, gave an explosive start to the Indian team. Team India had scored 50 runs in 4.1 overs. Yashasvi played an innings of 36 runs in 27 balls. His innings included 4 fours and 2 sixes. He scored runs at a strike rate of 133.33.

Rituraj Gaikwad brilliant 49 runs

Gaikwad came out to bat at number-4. Then the Indian team's score was 81/2. In such a situation, Gaikwad played a useful innings of 49 runs in 28 balls and took the team's score to 177 runs. He made a fifty partnership with Gill.

Avesh Khan took 2 wickets in his first spell

Avesh took 2 wickets in his first spell and put Zimbabwe under pressure in the powerplay. He took the wickets of opener Wesley Madhavre and Brian Bennett. He took 2 wickets for 39 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

Reasons for Zimbabwe defeat

Poor fielding, 6 catches dropped Zimbabwe's team did poor fielding. The team dropped 6 catches during the Indian innings. In such a situation, the Indian batsmen managed to score 182 runs.

Top order failed the top order of the Zimbabwe team failed. The top-3 batsmen of the team returned to the pavilion in the powerplay and could score only 18 runs.

India vs Zimbabwe Playing-11

India: Shubman Gill (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abhishek Sharma, Rituraj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dubey, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan and Khalil Ahmed.

Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza (captain), Tadivanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhavre, Brian Bennett, Dion Myers, Jonathan Campbell, Clive Madande (wicketkeeper), Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarawa, Blessing Muzarabani and Tendai Chatara.

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