Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SC Williams
45(53) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 6 2 2 0 0
V Kohli
68(88) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 1 1 7 0 15

Best performances - Bowlers

TL Chatara
O7.3
M1
R34
W1
Eco4.53
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O10.0
M0
R47
W4
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That is all for the Harare leg of the series. And that is all from me, Abhishek Purohit, and Vishal Dixit. Cheers

Amit Mishra is the Man of the Match. Mishra: "Always speak to my bowling coaches and they tell me to go for wickets, and not worry about runs. Whenever you take wickets, it puts pressure. Have worked hard on the googly, with Joe Dawes, and lots of talking on it as well. There are a lot of upcoming players in the side and there is healthy competition."

Virat Kohli: "Was important to win to seal the series. Early breakthroughs with the ball, and not that difficult a total to chase down. We are not setting any goals, did not think we had to seal the series today. Zimbabwe still have some inexperience in the line-up and it is about gaining experience. I am one of the few experienced guys in this side and I am trying to take responsibility. Their bowlers have bowled in good areas, they know how to bowl on these wickets, they are using the two new balls well. Our fast bowlers can learn from them."

Brendan Taylor: "Getting quite frustrating now, leading up to the series the amount of work we put in, that not translating into results, and knowing the ability of the players, is irritating. There is still lot to play for in Bulawayo. Generally soft dismissals, guys need to toughen up mentally. Chinouya has been knocking on the door for ages."

No contest again from Zimbabwe. They can say they lost the crucial toss in Harare twice, but the one time they won it, it was also a big defeat. Today, they lost their openers to atrocious shots within the first seven deliveries, and that was the early beginning of the end. The only thing left for India to achieve in Bulawayo is to try out those on the bench

Virat Kohli has a stump in hand as he walks back, first full series for him as India captain and he's won 3-0 with two games to go. A century, an unbeaten fifty, the run-machine working fine.

35.3
4
Chatara to Raina, FOUR runs, that shall do it, Raina receives the last gift for today on the pad, works it wide of fine leg, who cannot stop it and India have won the series before heading to Bulawayo
35.2
1
Chatara to Kohli, 1 run, swats a shortish one off the pad behind square leg, fielder runs around quickly and keeps them to one
35.2
1w
Chatara to Kohli, 1 wide, short, too short, well outside off, Kohli pulls bat away
35.1
2
Chatara to Kohli, 2 runs, backs away to leg, bowler follows him, Kohli works it behind square

END OF OVER:
35 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 179/3

  • SK Raina24 (17b)
  • V Kohli65 (86b)
  • BV Vitori8-0-53-1
  • MT Chinouya7-0-36-1
34.6
2
Vitori to Raina, 2 runs, full toss again, a high one this time, Raina swats it through square leg, there is a man in the deep
34.5
4
Vitori to Raina, FOUR runs, a low full toss down the pad, and Raina gets enough on it, wide of short fine

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SC Williams
45(53) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 6 2 2 0 0
V Kohli
68(88) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 1 1 7 0 15

Best performances - Bowlers

TL Chatara
O7.3
M1
R34
W1
Eco4.53
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O10.0
M0
R47
W4
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF