Zimbabwe ran India close in a chase of 139 runs but fell short by four runs as the visitors kept their nerve to clinch the series 2-1 with a closely fought three-run victory in the third Twenty20 International in Harare.
After a comprehensive bowling effort led by Barinder Sran’s four-wicket haul, the Indian openers chased down a target of 100 runs in just 13.1 overs and stormed back to level the series 1-1 with a comprehensive 10-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 International in Harare.
Indian cricketers Mohammad Shami and Wriddhiman Saha gave a positive review of the pink ball after taking part in the first-ever pink ball fixture in the Cricket Association of Bengal Super League final at Eden Gardens.
Indian cricketers Wriddhiman Saha and Mohammad Shami are set to take part in the county’s first-ever pink ball match at the Eden Gardens between Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore Club in the Super League final conducted by Cricket Association of Bengal.
Craig Ervine and Sean Williams will not be featuring in the upcoming three-match Twenty20 International series against India due to the injures they sustained during the recently concluded One-Day International series.
After a four-wicket haul from Jasprit Bumrah skittled Zimbabwe for 123 in 42.2 overs, Lokesh Rahul and Faiz Fazal hit unbeaten fifties and helped India chase down the target in 21.5 overs, securing a 10-wicket win in the third One-Day International in Harare and complete a 3-0 series whitewash.
The Indian bowlers put on a collective performance to dismiss Zimbabwe for 126 runs and the batsmen needed just 26.5 overs to chase down the total, securing an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series with an eight-wicket win in the second One-Day International in Harare.
Lokesh Rahul and Ambati Rayudu shared an unbeaten 162-run stand for the second wicket as India completed a convincing nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe chasing down 169 in the first One-Day International in Harare.
The final of the Super League, a local tournament in the state of West Bengal to pick players for the state’s domestic team, will be the first match in India to be played with a pink ball under the lights and will be held at the Eden Gardens.
India's chief selector Sandeep Patil has submitted his application for the position of the head coach after the Board of Control for Cricket in India has invited seasoned campaigners to apply for the job.