Indian cricket team surmounted third T20 match against Zimbabwe by defeating hosts by 3 runs. The interesting conflict ended with debellation of men in blue over the ODI series losers. ICC WC 2011 champions bagged victory in this third battle of fastest format of cricket and clinched the title of ‘Winners’.
First it happened in India’s tour of Zimbabwe that MS Dhoni’s young brigade batted first. Zimbabweans won the toss and invited their guests to open up batting aggression. But the attack was not up to the mark as opening pair failed to kick off with sufficient runs.
KL Rahul and Amabti Rayadu’s little two digit scores braced an average foundation of Indian inning but wasn’t fine. Later come Kedar Jadhav commenced smart hitting and timing shots played by the fresh batsman helped tricolor flag owned national team to overwhelm three digit score.
Axar Patel, with his not out 20 runs, gave finishing touch to Indian inning and ICC WC T20 2016 hosts managed to set up an aggregate of 138 runs. Zimbabwean cricket team had to struggle hard for curbing this easy seemed target and defiance set by Indian bowlers didn’t make it easy for the foes.
Last match’s hero Barindar Sran as usual played major role in impregnating the men to bat first and Patel accompanied him in sending them back to the pavilion. Supportive knocks smashed by Sibanda and Moor were given full stops by Chahal and Kulkarni and thus the top order collapsed ahead stern bowling attack.
Chigumbura and Maruma had golden chance of dominating the match results by completing cheap task of grabbing few runs in the last over. Wicket of Elton on last ball declared the fresh cricketers as ‘Winner’ of this game as well as the series. Most successful captain in international cricket once again received showers of wishes and congratulations from the crazy Indian cricket fans.