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India win by 7 wickets

Zimbabwe vs India

India wrap up 5-0 whitewash in ODI series against Zimbabwe with victory in Bulawayo

Amit Mishra: Took six wickets as India cruised to victory

India wrapped up a 5-0 whitewash in their one-day series against Zimbabwe with victory by seven wickets in Bulawayo.

After Amit Mishra ripped through the hosts' middle and lower order, taking six wickets as they were bowled out for 163, India rattled off the required runs with 16 overs to spare as Ajinkya Rahine made 50 and Ravindra Jaheda was not out two runs shy of a half-century after scoring the winning runs.

The match was effectively decided in the morning, when India won the toss and put Zimbabwe in to bat.

Sean Williams made 51 while Hamilton Masakadza contributed 32, but theirs were the only significant scores as Mishra finished with figures of six for 48.

Zimbabwe's innings never developed any rhythm as Vusi Sibanda was out early for just five, caught behind off Jaydev Unadkat, before Brendan Taylor followed for a duck shortly after to give Mohit Sharma his sole wicket

Timycen Maruma added only four before departing caught behind off Mohammed Shami and the hosts were on 45-4 when opener Masakadza's innings came to an end, bowled between bat and pad by Jadeja.

Late resistance

Williams did his best to steady the ship and, although Malcolm Waller went for eight to give Mishra his first wicket of the day, Elton Chigumbura stuck around long enough for the score to move on to 122 before his was the sixth wicket to fall, trapped lbw by Mishra.

The tail offered marginally more resistance than the top order, with Natsai Mushangwe making 16 and Kyle Jarvis 12 not out, but the game was up for Zimbabwe once Mishra had Williams caught by Virat Kohli in the slips.

While Mishra was the only Indian bowler with more than one wicket to his name, Unadkat had done a fine job of frustrating Zimbabwe, conceding just eight runs, and taking one wicket, from his six overs.

With such a low total to aim at, India were always in control, even if opener Cheteshwar Pujara was out for a duck in the first over.

Shikhar Darwan added a swift 41 off 38 balls before Jarvis had him caught behind, while Rahane made 50 before Waller bowled him between bad and pad.

By then, India had already made 126 in less than 28 overs, and it was left to Radeja and Dinesh Karthik to see them home, Jadeja winning it in style with a huge six off Waller on the final ball of the 34th over.

Match Details

Date
3rd Aug 2013
Toss
India won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Umpires
O Chirombe, B N J Oxenford
TV Umpire
T J Matibiri
Match Referee
B C Broad
Reserve Umpire
C Phiri

india BATTING CARD

Batsman R
C.A. Pujara b Jarvis 0
S. Dhawan c Taylor b Jarvis 41
A.M. Rahane b Waller 50
R.A. Jadeja Not out 48
D.K. Karthik Not out 10
Extras 12w, 4b, 2lb 18
Total 34.0 Overs 167 - 3
Full Batting Card

zimbabwe BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
K.M. Jarvis 8 3 18 2
B.V. Vitori 5 0 41 0
E. Chigumbura 4 0 11 0
N. Mushangwe 6 0 26 0
T.C. Mutombodzi 5 0 29 0
S.C. Williams 2 0 18 0
M. Waller 4 0 18 1
Full Bowling Card