IND vs ZIM, 3rd T20I: Gill, Gaikwad and Washington Shine as India Beat Zimbabwe by 23 Runs
IND vs ZIM, 3rd T20I: Gill, Gaikwad and Washington Shine as India Beat Zimbabwe by 23 Runs
It's back-to-back wins for the Indian team as they beat Zimbabwe by 23 runs thanks to Shubman Gill's fifty and Washington Sundar's top-effort with the ball in the 3rd T20I.

India managed to make it back-to-back wins as they beat Zimbabwe by 23 runs in the third T20I that took place in Harare on Wednesday.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, India managed to strike a good partnership in the powerplay with the skipper, Shubman Gill and the returning Yashasvi Jaiswal taking the visitors off to a flying start in the first six overs.

Jaiswal was dismissed on 36 by the skipper Sikandar Raza who will be disappointed with his side’s fielding efforts where they dropped countless chances which ended up costing them this game.

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Gill along with Ruturaj Gaikwad managed to take the game forward with the latter scoring rather quickly but the pressure began building up with Gill’s runs slowing down after scoring his half-century.

Gaikwad missed out on his fifty while Gill was dismissed on 66 as the Indian team set a target of 183 runs for the home side.

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The Indian bowlers were on point with the duo of Avesh Khan and Khaleel Ahmed striking in the batting powerplay as the two picked up a total of three wickets in the powerplay to put the Men in Blue in front.

Ravi Bishnoi took a blinder of a catch from the backward point position where he leapt up in the air to take a high catch and dismiss the number three batter for the home side.

Dion Myers who went on to be unbeaten was the only Zimbabwean batter who put up a fight against the Indian bowling unit as he finished the game with an unbeaten knock of 65 in 49 balls but the lack of support from the other end cost the home side.

Clive Mandande, the wicketkeeper batter also scored 37 runs but that was not enough as Zimbabwe fell short by 23 runs as India took the series lead 2-1 in the 5-match affair. The two sides will meet up once again for the fourth game that will take place on July 13.

Brief Scores: 

India 182/4 in 20 Overs (Shubman Gill 66(49); Sikandar Raza 2/24) beat Zimbabwe 159/6 in 20 Overs (Dion Myers 65(49); Washington Sundar 3/15)

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