Shubman Gill and Washington Sundar heroics helps India register 23-run win versus Zimbabwe in 3rd T20I

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Team India have taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe. Shubman Gill led from the front with the bat with a composed 65 to help India reach 182 on the board. With the ball, it was Washington Sundar who did the damage as he picked 3/15 from his 4 overs. 

Earlier in the day India won the toss for the third time and chose to bat. Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Shivam Dube made their return to the playing XI. Dhruv Jurel, Mukesh Kumar, and Riyan Parag were benched. Fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed came back into the team having replaced Sai Sudharsan. 

Also Read: Why is Riyan Parag, Sai Sudarshan, and Mukesh Kumar not playing in 3rd T20I?

Zimbabwe who had lost the last game by a massive 100-run margin to India made two changes. T Marumani came in for Innocent Kaia while fast bowler Richard Ngarava came in for Luke Jongwe. The fourth game of the series will be played on Saturday with the final game to be played the following day. 

Team India strolls to easy win over Zimbabwe 

Opting to bat first, India got off to a good star with a change in the opening combination. Yashasvi Jaiswal was the one who opened with Shubman Gill as the two youngsters added 67 runs for the 1st wicket. 

Yashasvi Jaiswal who didn’t get a game during the T20 World Cup took out his frustrations on the Zimbabwean bowlers. The left-handed batter scored 36 runs from 27 balls with four boundaries and two sixes. 

Sikandar Raza then dismissed Jaiswal in the 1st ball of the ninth over and then got Abhishek Sharma for 10. Shubman Gill kept going as he scored yet another fifty in the T20I format before falling for 65. Ruturaj Gaikwad batted well to score 49 before falling in the final over. 

Needing 183 runs to win, Zimbabwe were reduced to 39 for 5 in the 7th over. Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, and Washington Sundar kept the home team batters under check in the first ten overs. 

Dion Myers with 65 not out along with Clive Madande who scored 37 kept the home team in the hunt. In the end, the Indian bowlers proved their experience as they won the game by 23 runs to head into the 4th game of the series with a 2-1 lead. 

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