4th Match, Harare, June 03, 2010, Zimbabwe Triangular Series
(38.2/50 ov, T:195) 197/3

Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)

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Impressive. Professional. Thumping win. And Zimbabwe have beaten India in successive ODIs for the first time ever. And Suresh Raina had said on the eve of the tour that "team had no weakness". Oh well...!

Avi: "It looks that In all the captaincy tension, Raina forget the difference in strength and weakness... i think he meant to say "Team has no strength".. :D"

This is Zimbabwe's third biggest in terms of balls remaining, excluding wins against minnows. \

Jambe: "With all due respect to all other comments, i don't think India lost because they are a weaker side. remember how the same team easily swept Sri lanka aside not many days ago. Credit should go to Zimbabwe today because, as the commentary below says, they showed up, were professional and clinical in their play today."

Please wait for the quotes from the post-match ceremony

Suresh Raina: "We didn't bat well. We should have probably scored 260-270.. they bowled well. We are not getting a good partnerships from the openers. We have to learn from it. They [the openers] didn't get runs in last two games. Over all we haven't batted well. Sri Lanka are a good side. Let's hope we play well."

"Elton Chigumbura:" It's a good comeback after the last game. Our bowlers bowled well, esp Blignaut. 10 overs for around 22 runs was outstanding. It was just a matter of opening partnership after that which they gave. All the rest of the bowlers bowled well. We wanted to get a good foundation and it was going to be easy to go after the bonus point after that."

Man of the Match is Brendon Taylor: "I am very happy with this performance after our dismal effort against Sri lanka. Batting with Hamilton, I am always relaxed. He is a powerful hitter. For some reason I was ahead of him today! Consistency has been my biggest problem. If I can get another good knock, I would be happy."

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Dinda to Taibu, FOUR runs

Dinda's fascination with his slower ones continue. They can be picked so early and easily and this one has been pulled away to the boundary. Zimbabwe have been clinical, professional and have crushed India here.

Dinda to Taibu, no run

short in length, just outside off, cut to point

2 from 12 deliveries for the bonus ie

end of over 383 runs
ZIM: 193/3CRR: 5.07 RRR: 0.16
Tatenda Taibu9 (15b)
Elton Chigumbura16 (15b 1x4)
Ravindra Jadeja 7-0-27-2
Amit Mishra 9-0-56-0
Jadeja to Taibu, 1 run

just outside off, pushed out to point

Just 3 to win from 13 balls for the bonus point

Jadeja to Taibu, 2 runs

leans forward to drag it to deep midwicket region

Jadeja to Taibu, no run

plays the sweep shot but straight to short fine-leg

Jadeja to Taibu, no run

leans forward to defend

Jadeja to Taibu, no run

turns from the middle stump line, defended on the front foot

Jadeja to Taibu, no run

leans forward to drive it down the track and Jadeja deflects it to the stumps at the non striker's end

end of over 375 runs
ZIM: 190/3CRR: 5.13 RRR: 0.38
Elton Chigumbura16 (15b 1x4)
Tatenda Taibu6 (9b)
Amit Mishra 9-0-56-0
Ravindra Jadeja 6-0-24-2
Mishra to Chigumbura, no run

on the middle and leg, edges his off drive to pad

Mishra to Taibu, 3 runs

just outside off, cut to deep backward point .. Dinda rushes in from sweeper cover and doesn't pick up the ball! Raina wears a very glum look

Mishra to Taibu, no run

turns from the off stump, goes for the sweep and is hit on the pad

Mishra to Chigumbura, 1 run

just outside off, punched to deep point

Mishra to Chigumbura, no run

turns away from the off, guided to backward point

Mishra to Taibu, 1 run

goes down on his knee to fetch it from outside off and sweep it away for a single

end of over 364 runs
ZIM: 185/3CRR: 5.13 RRR: 0.71
Elton Chigumbura15 (12b 1x4)
Tatenda Taibu2 (6b)
Ravindra Jadeja 6-0-24-2
Ashok Dinda 8-0-50-0
Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run

quickish delivery, rolls away of the pad

Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run

on the legs, rolls of the pad to short fine-leg

Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run

on the middle stump line, defended on the front foot

Jadeja to Chigumbura, 2 runs

turns with bounce and it has been edged through vacant slip region

Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run

goes back to flick but the quickish arm ball goes past the bat to hit the pad

Jadeja to Chigumbura, 2 runs

gets forward and lifts the flighted delivery to right of long-on