Fans of the India national cricket team can watch live online as the boys in blue go for a three-game whitewash of struggling Zimbabwe on Tuesday, in the third One Day International (ODI) match of India's brief visit to the African nation, which wraps up this week with a pair of T20 matches on Friday and Sunday.
Most of India's star players stayed home for the Zimbabwe tour, with India fielding an XI that missed M.S. Dhoni, Virat Kolhi, Ravi Ashwin, and others. Nonetheless, India stands on the verge of a three-game sweep that would insure the team holds it number two spot in the ICC world ODI rankings.
For information on how to watch the third India vs. Zimbabwe ODI cricket match live online, see the bottom of this article. The match is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. on July 14 at the Harare Sports Club in the Zimbabwe capital city of Harare. That's 3 a.m. United States Eastern Time, midnight Pacific.
After a surprisingly razor-close opening match in which India was forced to hang on until the final ball to secure a four-run win — following a batting collapse that left the visitors forced to battle back from an 87-5 position — India made Sunday's second ODI a more comfortable but far less exciting affair.
A four-wicket haul from 25-year-old medium-pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and workmanlike half-centuries by opening batsmen, Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay — whose partnership got India off to a solid 112-run first wicket start — paved the way for a thorough 62-run win.
India now looks to wrap up the sweep on a high note on Tuesday.
India-based website CricHD will stream the India vs. Zimbabwe third ODI at this link, but viewers there will have to put up with numerous advertisements that often cause slowdowns when viewing online. The best way to watch the India vs. Zimbabwe third ODI live online in the United States is through Willow TV, which is available via this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee, as well as on Willow TV's own site, accessible by clicking here.
Some promotional offers make it possible to watch Willow TV legally online free for a limited period of time, such as the offer at this link — or the one-month free trial of Sling TV's International Sports Package, which includes the all-cricket channel. Information on that deal can be found at this link.
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