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Men in Blue complete series sweep over Zimbabwe

India clean swept the ODI series 3-0 against Zimbabwe after winning the third ODI by 83 runs.

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India, having already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, took on the hosts in the dead rubber in Harare. Zimbabwe once again rattled the Indian top order, reducing them to 82/4 before Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey joined hands. (Source: AP)

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Manish Pandey, with Kedar Jadhav, steadily carried the Indian innings and scored at a rate much slower rate. (Source: AP)

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Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey shared a 144-run partnership for the fifth wicket and both looked good for individual centuries before Pandey was dismissed in the 47th over for an individual score of 71. (Source: AP)

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But Kedar Jadhav went to complete what can be termed as one of the better hundreds by an Indian batsman in recent time. Jadhav made full use of his controlled aggression and scored his 105* off just 87 balls. This led India to post 276/5. (Source: Reuters)

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Zimbabwe didn't looked dazzled by the score and started the chase with positive intent only losing Hamilton Masakadza in the sixth over. Later, Zimbabwe had two big partnership but not big enough. (Source: AP)

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Indian bowlers struck at regular intervals and derailed the Zimbabwean chase and claimed a 83-run win in the final ODI. (Source: AP)

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With the win India completed the clean sweep and stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane got his first series win in the very first one itself. (Source: AP)

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The Indian team with the winners' trophy. Kedar Jadhav was named the man-of-the-match for his 105* and injured Ambati Rayudu was declared the man-of-the-series for his 165 runs in the first two ODIs of the series. Rayudu didn't play in the third ODI due to an injury. (Source: AP)