Chevrons Lose In Thrilling Encounter

Zimbabwe suffer series defeat against India as they lost the third and final of three One Day Internationals at Harare Sport Club.

India won by 13 runs in a thriller to clinch series whitewash as Raza’s fight back went in vain.

In a tightly contested third ODI, Sikandar Raza and Bradley Evans played exceptionally well with bat and ball.

Raza scored his sixth ODI century of 88 balls only to fall at 115 caught by Shubman Gill over the bowling of Shardul Thukkar.

Zimbabwe’s bowling attack managed to restrict the visitors to 289 runs with Bradley Evans getting a maiden Five wicket  haul for 54 runs  in ODI Cricket.

Man of the match and series Gill showed his prowess with a maiden ton off 97 balls supported by Isham Krishan who hit a 50 off 61 balls.

India won the toss and elected to bat and a solid 50 run partnership from  Indian opening batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul brought stability.

The game went right to wire to the last over Zimbabwe needing 15 runs from 6 balls in a nerve wrecking encounter chasing down the total as India kept composure.

Axar Patel economical bowling spell of 2 for 30 runs and Avesh Khan 3 for 66 were the figures for Indian bowling on their fight to defend 289 runs

Raza and Evans managed to steady the ship propelling Zimbabwe past 250 run mark for the eighth and tenth partnership of 104 runs

Sean Williams was one of the top scorers for Zimbabwe with 45 off 46 balls falling 5 runs short of half century.

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