Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SC Williams
51(65) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 1 4 3 1 1
AM Rahane
50(66) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 1 7 4 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KM Jarvis
O8.0
M3
R18
W2
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O8.5
M0
R48
W6
Eco5.43
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
34 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 167/3

  • RA Jadeja48 (77b)
  • KD Karthik10 (19b)
  • MN Waller4-0-18-1
  • BV Vitori5-0-41-0

India collect the series trophy after their first 5-0 sweep outside India. And that is all we have from this series. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Kohli: "To be honest, the first two games were pretty toughly fought out by Zimbabwe, but we stepped up in the next three. It is all about making sure you win the series and then you can experiment. Duncan told me what to do with batting orders, most of these guys are going to South Africa, and who to give rest was decided by the coach. Belief, I guess [is the secret]. It has been a beautiful thing to be part of this team and now to lead it. This is an eager bunch of 15 who have gone out there and performed. It is a team of very talented players, it is not that difficult as captain, it is not difficult to motivate them. Gone well so far, but I can only learn from the big man himself, I have learned a few tactics from him and used them on the field. I have not changed my attitude as far as batting goes, tried to take responsibility in the middle order. Massive difference [between U19 and senior team]. International cricket teaches you a lot."

Amit Mishra is the Man of the Match. Mishra: "Feels good, have done lots of hard work, it has paid off now. This wicket is a little slow, good for batsmen, but they did not read my googly. They [team management] always tell me to go for wickets."

Taylor: "We have been outplayed by a very good team, not too many positives, we have been well below our best, it is tough to swallow, hopefully we can sit down with them, pick their brains, and hope to get better. Pakistan are going to be tough, we can only play better cricket. Technically don't think a lot of us could have done any better in the nets, mentally is the biggest issue, and getting partnerships. Grant Flower has put in so much work, disappointed with the batters, bowlers have held their head high. We will come out with a good attitude and determination against Pakistan."

So that is the end of a total no-contest. Zimbabwe came close to testing India only in one game this series, that was also the only time they won the toss, in the second game in Harare

Kohli not batting today, choosing to send Rahane, Jadeja and DK ahead to get some time in the middle, after Zimbabwe were sent in to bat and crumbled for the third game on the trot

Stat courtesy Rajneesh Gupta: "V Kohli (24 yrs 271 days) is second youngest captain to win a bilateral series 5-0 after P Utseya (23 yrs 215 days) v Kenya in 2009 #ZimvInd."

33.6
6
Waller to Jadeja, SIX runs, Jadeja seals a 5-0 sweep for India with a powerful pull
33.5
2
Waller to Jadeja, 2 runs, another fast one angled in, this time he is able to steer it past backward point
33.4
0
Waller to Jadeja, no run, appeal for a catch at slip as the ball pops up even as Jadeja attempts a sweep, it hit the pad, looped fine down leg, then seemed to hit the back of the bat, change direction, and pop to slip, not given, though, Taylor had even started walking towards the bowler, clapping his gloves together
33.3
0
Waller to Jadeja, no run, this came in quickly with the angle as he backed away to cut, took it from off but could not beat backward point
33.2
0
Waller to Jadeja, no run, almost in the blockhole, pushed down the track
33.1
2
Waller to Jadeja, 2 runs, goes back to a length ball and works it through square leg, immediately calls for two

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SC Williams
51(65) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 1 4 3 1 1
AM Rahane
50(66) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 1 7 4 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KM Jarvis
O8.0
M3
R18
W2
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O8.5
M0
R48
W6
Eco5.43
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF