India vs Zimbabwe Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Harare Sports Club, 3rd ODI, India Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022

India vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI
Photo Credit: (Twitter)

India vs Zimbabwe Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Harare Sports Club, 3rd ODI, India Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022. India will battle it out with Zimbabwe in the third and final ODI on Monday (August 22). The KL Rahul-led side has already sealed the ODI series 2-0. Now, India will be aiming for a whitewash and take positives into the Asia Cup 2022.

The hosts’ Zimbabwe was no match for India’s ruthlessness and quality in the 2nd ODI match. India wrestled down the hosts in the second ODI match too and went on to take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the ODI series. They will look to experiment with a few more players in the 3rd and final ODI match and look to audition for the future.

Zimbabwe vs India
Zimbabwe vs India (Image: Twitter)

Zimbabwe on the other hand will be searching for that big performance from any player that might give them an upper hand to fight the strong Indian team. The hosts would be hoping to put up a healthy score onboard. On both occasions, they were all out for below 200.

Their big guns Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, and Regis Chakabva have not contributed much. Zimbabwe performed well against Bangladesh, but so far against India, they have looked abysmal. In the third ODI, the hosts would look to put on a good overall display with bat and ball.

Sean Williams
Sean Williams PC- Twitter

Zimbabwe was rocked early in this match with the scorecard reading 31/4. Sean Williams (42 runs) and Ryan Burl (39 runs) tried their best to steady the ship in the middle order but once they were dismissed their lower order was bundled down to 161-all out. Their batters need to apply themselves and bat out the 50 overs first in this 3rd and final ODI match.

Luke Jongwe
Luke Jongwe. Image-Twitter

Zimbabwe bowlers took wickets at regular intervals but they never had enough runs to trouble the opposition. Luke Jongwe took 2 wickets while the trio of Tanaka Chivanga, Sikandar Raza, and Victor Nyachi took a wicket each in the match. Their bowlers did not have enough runs to defend in the match.

Sanju Samson Man of the Match
Sanju Samson Man of the Match (Photo: Twitter)

India won the match by 5 wickets as they scored 167/5 in 25.4 overs. Sanju Samson top scored with 43 runs and led the team to the victory.  Shikhar Dhawan (33 runs), Shubman Gill (33 runs), and Deepak Hooda (25 runs) in the match. The likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rahul Tripathi might get a chance in playing XI in this 3rd and final ODI match.

Shardul Thakur claimed 3 wickets and was the leading wicket-taker in this match. Mohammed Siraj and Axar Patel claimed a wicket apiece and were phenomenal with the ball. All the six bowlers claimed wickets as Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Yadav, and Prasidh Krishna too took a wicket each in the match.

Shardul Thakur(AP)
Shardul Thakur(AP)

A complete bowling performance led by Shardul Thakur’s three-for (3-38), followed by a 56-run partnership between Deepak Hooda and Sanju Samson, helped India inflict a 14th straight ODI defeat on Zimbabwe to win the three-ODI series, on Saturday in Harare, with one game to go.

Shardul Thakur got the most wickets for India on the match day. But it was a collective effort, with Mohammed Siraj’s eight overs going for just 16 runs, and all the bowlers on the show getting among the wickets to bowl Zimbabwe out for 161. In reply, the visitors cruised home with five wickets and more than 24 overs to spare.

India 167 for 5 (Samson 43*, Jongwe 2-33) beat Zimbabwe 161 (Williams 42, Burl 39*, Thakur 3-38) by five wickets

After having returned from a long injury lay-off, Deepak Chahar bowled extremely well in the first ODI against Zimbabwe where he took as many as three wickets and moreover bowled seven back-to-back overs in a single spell. The right-arm pacer was also named the Player of the Match for his special performance. But he was rested for the 2nd ODI to manage his workload.

He may return for the 3rd ODI which also may see Rahul Tripathi and Ruturaj Gaikwad debut in ODI format. The likes of batters Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, and pacers Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj may be rested for the 3rd inconsequential ODI.

India vs Zimbabwe Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Harare Sports Club, 3rd ODI, India Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022

Harare will have bright and sunny weather with little chances of rain (less than 10% predicted) or any other weather interruptions in this match. Harare Sports Club will have a new pitch for this match, and some grass cover is expected on it to help the pacers in the first hour which might be tricky for batters.

The average scores are expected to be around 260-290 runs in this match. Harare’s pitch has a good balance between the bat and ball with some spice for both the batters and bowlers effectively.

The captains are expected to chase the total if they win the toss as skippers opted to chase in the recent matches played here. India won chasing the total in both matches and both captains will look to continue the same in this match too.

The temperature at Harare on August 22, Monday will be 24 degrees Celcius during the daytime when the humidity will be 45%.  The sky will be generally clear and the wind speed will be 14 km/hr from the East or North-East direction. Chances of precipitation are 6%.

Related Posts