seals it with a six over long-on, this wicketkeeper-batter. Where have we seen this before? Got a full delivery on the stumps and dispatched it high over the long-on region for a clean six
That's all from us today. We hope you enjoyed our coverage although it was another one-sided game. This is Vishal Dikshit signing off, along with Sudarshanan and Chandan. Ciao!
At the presentation, Zimbabwe Cricket are dedicating today's game to the cause of children's cancer. They're donating $500 and a Zimbabwe jersey to a six-year-old. He also gets a signed ball from Sanju Samson. First up is Regis Chakabva: We had a really good fight in the field. We've struggled to pick early wickets in the last few games and we did that today. We fell shot of runs on the board. Our execution lacked a little bit in the end, and we're looking to score more runs. The bowlers came out charging and they tried to hit their lengths.
Sanju Samson is the Player of the Match for his three catches and unbeaten 43: How much ever time you spend in the middle feels good. I took three catches but I missed a stumping too; as keepers we're used to listening to things we didn't do well. I really enjoyed keeping and contributing to the win. In this match the fast bowlers picked the length much quicker and I really enjoyed keeping.
KL Rahul: We bat deep and it's good for some of the guys to get time in the middle. We weren't nervous. It didn't work (laughs, on the changed batting order), I wanted to get some runs but it didn't happen. Hopefully in the next game. They have some quality bowlers in the attack and they bowled well to Bangladesh, I watched on the television. the bowlers did come hard, they're tall and big and strong boys. Good challenge for us as batters, but we bat deep so it wasn't a worry. We're here to play good cricket and win. It's a great turnout today, it's a weekend, and wherever we go across the world we get good support from Indian fans, so thanks to them.
2.53pm Handshakes all around on the field and in the Indian dressing room as India take the series 2-0 with one match to go. The big crowd here at the Harare Sports Club will be disappointed after another poor performance from the hosts. They took a few wickets today but their batting has been an issue for a while and another top-order collapse meant they were out for a smaller target today than in the opening ODI. India's quicks shone yet again, even without Deepak Chahar, and KL Rahul decided to open today to get some game time but he lasted just five balls. He'll be eager to get some more balls and runs under his belt, like Chahar did with the ball in the series opener. Dhawan, Gill, Hooda and Samson then finished things off, but Kishan will know his stock has been falling for a while now.
Navneet : "Mystery of Chahar should be solved in post match chat."
Aditya: "Samson finishes it off in style! A magnificent strike into the crowd! India win in Zimbabwe after 6 years, and the party starts in the dressing room!"
keeps low as Samson punches it off the back foot from in front of off, finds cover
loopy and slower towards off stump, he defends off the back foot
slow and wide outside off, Samson mistimes the cut
One to win at the halfway mark, and here's Innocent Kaia
works this one off his pads easily to deep midwicket to level the scores
Samson goes back and pushes the length ball off his pads to midwicket
bowls a flat one down leg for a wide
Will it get over this over? Madhevere continues around the wicket to Samson
successfully punches this one down past the bowler to long-off
goes back again and wants to punch it down but doesn't middle it
pounces on the short ball outside off and scythes it away square of the pitch for a four in the gap
presses forward and blocks the length ball patiently
Another change, here's Madhevere now. He bowls offbreaks, around the wicket with a slip like Raza
rocks back and punches the shorter ball to cover where a full-length dive to his left is not enough for the cover fielder as he deflects it towards long-off
he presses forward this time and blocks the length ball back
pitches it up outside off and Axar pushes it back
Five down and here's Axar Patel. Raza goes around the wicket and gets a slip in place
Matt: "Its good to see that Sanju hasn't thrown his wicket away"
yorks him out! Sikandar Raza is thrilled and he punches the air in delight. It may not change the outcome of the mach but Raza is delighted that he has successfully nailed a slow yorker on off stump which Hooda didn't have an answer for
leans into the length ball and gets a single down to long-off
Only 10 more to go
on length on the stumps and he defends it to leg
Bimal: "That is a sad news. I was looking forward for Shaheen vs Rohit, Rahul and Kohli contests."
shorter length outside off, and Hooda slices this one to point
drives the fuller ball to cover where the fielder dives to his right to save a few
drives this down to long-off for one
|Harare Sports Club|
|Toss||India, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India led the 3-match series 2-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4454|
|Match days||20 August 2022 - day (50-over match)|
|Points||India 10, Zimbabwe 0|