Friday, 2 August 2013

India lead the series by 4-0 against Zimbabwe.

By on 09:57

India's winning race continues.

Its India again! Virat Kohli's boys are looking very strong that Zimbabwe couldn't even came close towards the victory in any of the matches. The fifth ODI was played in Queen sports club on Thursday. Batting first, Zimbabwe were made all out for just 144 runs in 42.4 overs. India chased the target in 30.5 overs losing one wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara. And thereby leading the series to 4-0.

Mohith Sharma on his first debut, took 2 wickets conceding 26 runs received man of the match.Amith Mishra also bowled well and took 3 wickets for 25 runs. The two bowlers were well accompanied by the all rounder, Ravindra Jadeja who took 2 wickets for 28 runs.

After the spectacular bowling performance by Indians, batting went so well that the target seemed piece of cake to the Indian batsman.

Winning the toss Kohli decided to bowl first, with the major changes of Cheteshwar Pujara and Mohith Sharma replacing Shikar Dhawan and R.Vinaykumar. Playing his first match Mohith Sharma made Zimbabwe's batsman to feel uncomfortable by his inswing and outswing . On his fourth over he took his first wicket of Sikandar Raja and thereafter Zimbabwe's wickets fell like dry leaves.

Malcolm Waller(35) and Elton Chigumbura made 80 runs partnership for the sixth wicket which took Zimbabwe to cross 100 runs. Mohith broke the partnership by taking Malcolm Waller and ultimately Zimbabwe gave away all of there wickets in 42nd over.


Score: 144 runs in 42.4 overs.
Vusumuzi Sibanda: 24.
Sikandar Raja: 07
Hamilton Musakaza: 10
Brendon Taylor: 00
Malcolm Waller: 35
Elton Chigumbura: 50*
Prosper Utsaya: 01
Tendai Chatara: 01
Bryan Vittori: 08
Michael Chinoya: 00


Cheteshwar Pujara: 13
Rohith Sharma: 64*
Suresh Raina: 65*

Result: India won by 9 wickets and leading the series to 4-0.
Man of the Match: Mohith Sharma.

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