Can Zimbabwe try and win one back for pride or will India make a clean sweep of the series when the two sides meet in the third and the final ODI at Harare. Zimbabwe v India 3rd ODI betting tips are placed below.
A win for India in the second ODI won them the series. Now, it will about maintaining their world number two ranking with a clean sweep.
It was a far easier win for India than in the first ODI, after their batsmen quickly learnt from their mistakes in the opener and tried to overcome it. Batting first yet again after being inserted in by the captain Elton Chigumbura, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane hit fifties to lead them to a 112-run opening stand.
Vijay’s 72 was the top-score of the innings while Ambati Rayudu chipped in with a 41 as India went on to score 271 for eight from their 50 overs. Justice Chibhabha hit 72 in response and there were a few cameos towards the end but Zimbabwe were bowled out for 209.
Neville Madizwa picked up four wickets for Zimbabwe but it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s four-wicket haul that won India the game in the end. He conceded just 33 from his 10 overs, also bowling three maidens in the process.
For the third ODI, Rayudu has been ruled out because of an injury. Sanju Samson has been named his replacement in the squad but Manish Pandey could make the starting XI in his place.
Probable India XI for Zimbabwe 3rd ODI:
Rahane, Vijay, Pandey, Tiwary, Uthappa, Jadhav, Binny, Harbhajan, Bhuvneshwar, Axar, Dhawal
Zimbabwe v India ODIs head to head:
47-10 for India after having taken a 2-0 lead over Zimbabwe. Two other games have ended in a tie.
Match starts at 12:30 pm India time (7 am GMT) on Jul 14.