Although India went to Zimbabwe with a second string side, they were still expected to do well, and were the favourites against the hosts. In the end, they did not do badly, clean sweeping the one-day series 3-0.
Chasing an average score of 145 runs, India had a horrible start of their inning. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane found himself short of crease in the first over of the inning. Robin Uthappa and Murli Vijay went on towards the target at brisk rate and it looked like the partnership is taking the game away from Zimbabwe.
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.