Having beaten Zimbabwe easily in the one-dayers after struggling briefly, India went into the T20 series as favourites. And, in an expected manner, they continued their domination over the hosts in the opening T20 match as well
India won the third and last ODI by 83 runs at Harare to clean sweep the series 3-0. Batting first, India put on 276/5 in their quota of 50 overs, mainly thanks to Kedar Jadhav for his century and debutant Manish Pandey for his 71.
India may have won the opening ODI at the Harare Sports Club, but it definitely wasn’t in the manner they would have liked. In fact, they only scraped through to victory in the very last over of the match
There was a time when India struggled to win matches in Zimbabwe. This was specifically during the 90s and the early 2000s when India travelled very poorly, and Zimbabwe were still a competitive force at the international stage.