India in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 5th ODI

Zimbabwe v India

India won by 7 wickets (with 96 balls remaining)

Mohit Sharma will open the bowling, from over the wicket. Hamilton Masakadza and Vusi Sibanda are Zimbabwe's openers. Two slips in place.

8.45 am Liam Brickhill is our correspondent at Queens Sports Club. "The weather was actually rather pleasant on Friday, but it appears the clouds are back and it's very chilly indeed outside," he says. "The cold weather hasn't put the DJ off, as he's pumping some hard house/dub-step/rap-rave first thing in the morning. It's not even 9am yet, but he's jamming the beats for all 11 people who are already inside the ground. I've not even had my morning coffee yet." Maybe he's continuing the party from Friday night?

Raj Patel: "Really disappointed to see that Rasool is not included in the playing 11. If there was no place we could have rested mishi/jaddu and got him in . This comes in from a hardcore kohli fan"

Akki: "Lets not criticize Virat's decision to bowl first. Our bowling is not the best in the world and this will give our bowlers better chances to perform."

Joy Bajaj: "Why is there so much noise for Rasool to be played? He's only just been drafted in Indian squad. Players like Pujara, Rahane, Rayadu & Mishra have waited for years for their chances. Even Rasool will get to play but we need to be patient. Rather Rayadu being left out is not justified unless he in injured or has a niggle."

Toss 8.30 am Virat Kohli, dressed in a jumper, skins and gloves, has won the toss again, and India are bowling once again. India have made two changes but Parvez Rasool is not playing. Ajinkya Rahane comes in for Ambati Rayudu, and Shikhar Dhawan replaces Rohit Sharma.

I'm not quite sure I understand the logic behind these changes for India. Why has Rayudu been left out? He barely has had an opportunity this series. And why not give Rasool a go, having brought him all the way to Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe have made four changes. Prosper Utseya, Sikandar Raza, Michael Chinouya and Tendai Chatara are sitting this one out; Kyle Jarvis, Timycen Maruma, Natsai M'shangwe and Tinotenda Mutombodzi are in.

AT: "Baffles me why Rasool hasn't been selected today when we have nothing to lose and he would've played with a lot of freedom since the series is already ours. Ridiculous !!"

Prasun: "Why would you rest Rayudu?? And why no Rasool? Ajinkhya for Raina and Rasool for Jaddu should have been the changes. Bizzare!!"

Piyush Jindal: "Really disappointed to see Rasool not making into the playing XI.What a waste of a good opportunity.And why is Rayudu not playing?What wrong did he do?Also shouldn't India have batted first to give their batsmen a better opportunity?"

Raghavan: "If Pervez Rasool cannot be fielded against Zim, against whom will he be?"

Sachit: "No opportunity for Parvez Rasool!!! Its very unfortunate for the lad from Kashmir. He should have got his well deserved opportunity."

Mihir Rohit Saxena: "Glad Rahane is finally getting a chance, but Rasool should really be given a go. If he doesn't get a chance this series, he may not get one in the future for sure."

Rajagopalan: "Fail to understand Kohli's tactics here! Selections apart, why not bat first in this match and give some time in for the middle order? I see a repeat of the same story - bowl Zim out for a paltry score and the top order chases it down in less than 35 overs!"

8.15 am How do you feel about this being India's last game for two months? Are you relieved that you'll have time to put to other uses? Or will you not know what to do with it?

Several of these Indian players will not have much of a break though. They go to South Africa on an A tour, an audition for the full international tour at the end of this year.

vasanthan r: "oh!! I will have to watch the serials along with my wife. She will on top of the world if she hears that india will be out of action for 2 months !!!"

thiva: "if India make room for razool and mishra, it will be a delight to watch an offie and a leggie bowling in tandem."

kanna: "Ashes will help passing next 15-20 days ...."

8.10 am Good morning and welcome to our ball-by-ball coverage of the last ODI of India's tour of Zimbabwe, and the last game for India until October. Virat Kohli's team is up 4-0 and he has the opportunity to do something that none of his predecessors have done before - win an ODI series 5-0 away from home.

I'm pretty sure India will give Parvez Rasool, a spinning allrounder from Jammu & Kashmir, his ODI debut today, and Ajinkya Rahane, who hasn't played on this tour so far, might get a go as well.

It's a chilly winter's morning in Bulawayo - jumper, hands-in-the-pocket weather.

0.1

Sharma to Sibanda, no run, good length outside the off stump, there is inswing after the batsman lets it go

0.2

Sharma to Sibanda, 1 run, short of a length with width outside off Sibanda was looking to cut that through point but the ball hit the bottom of the bat and went along the ground to third man

0.3

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, good length with some seam movement away from Masakadza after pitching outside off, he lets it go

0.4

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, short of a length outside off, the ball seams away from the right-hander, Masakadza moves back and across to cover off stump before shouldering arms

0.5

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, pitches outside off and instead of seaming away like the previous two balls did, this one nips in. Masakadza let it go and that was quite close to off stump

0.6

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, short of a length around off, Masakadza stays in his crease and punches on the off side

End of over 1 (1 run) Zimbabwe 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
H Masakadza    0* (4b)      MM Sharma    1-0-1-0
V Sibanda    1* (2b)     

Alan: "You are right. Kohli wants to do what none of his predecessors has ever done - win the series 5-0 but surely he would have done so even with Rasool in the playing eleven. Rasool's has missed his best chance."

Jaydev Unadkat has been given the other new ball, ahead of Mohammad Shami. He's bowling from over the wicket.

1.1

Unadkat to Sibanda, FOUR, poor start from the bowler, a half-volley outside off, angling across the right-hander. Sibanda gets on to the front foot and drives fluently through cover

1.2

Unadkat to Sibanda, no run, Sibanda gets on to the front foot, expecting the ball to seam across him from over the wicket, but this one pitches on a good length and nips back into the right-hander, smacking him in the stomach as he shoulders arms

1.3

Unadkat to Sibanda, no run, left alone outside off stump

1.4

Unadkat to Sibanda, no run, good length pitching outside off and going away, Sibanda lets it go again

1.5

Unadkat to Sibanda, no run, a full ball on middle and off, played off the front foot with a closed face towards midwicket

1.6

Unadkat to Sibanda, no run, a full delivery that seams far away from the right-hander, he lets it go again

End of over 2 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 5/0 (RR: 2.50)
V Sibanda    5* (8b 1x4)      JD Unadkat    1-0-4-0
H Masakadza    0* (4b)      MM Sharma    1-0-1-0

2.1

Sharma to Masakadza, FOUR, short of a length outside off, plenty of room for the batsman, punched off the back foot through cover

Raj Patel: "Really good move from Kohli to give the other new ball to J Unadkat . Hope he does well with it."

2.2

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, a fuller and straighter ball, on off stump, played back to the bowler

2.3

Sharma to Masakadza, FOUR, a full ball just outside off, Masakadza moves forward an drives through the line, placing it past mid-off

2.4

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, good length outside off, left alone by the batsman

2.5

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Masakadza gets on top of the bounce and takes one hand off the bat as he defends to point

2.6

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, a terrific ball, pitching on a good length around off and seaming in a touch, Masakadza defends on the front foot but is beaten on the inside edge

End of over 3 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 13/0 (RR: 4.33)
H Masakadza    8* (10b 2x4)      MM Sharma    2-0-9-0
V Sibanda    5* (8b 1x4)      JD Unadkat    1-0-4-0

3.1

Unadkat to Sibanda, no run, good length on a wicket to wicket line, defended on the leg side

3.2

Unadkat to Sibanda, no run, good length angling across the right-hander, left alone by Sibanda

3.3

Unadkat to Sibanda, no run, good length on middle and off, defended on he front foot

3.4

Unadkat to Sibanda, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and slants away from Sibanda, who lets it go

3.5

Unadkat to Sibanda, no run, he tries to go back and pull through midwicket but is cramped for room by the short of a length ball that seams back into him, he ends up jabbing it on the off side

3.6

Unadkat to Sibanda, OUT, caught behind! Sibanda tried to cut off the back foot, but the ball bounced a touch extra and cramped him for room too as it slanted across him, he got a thin top edge through to Karthik

V Sibanda c †Karthik b Unadkat 5 (17m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 13/1 (RR: 3.25)
     JD Unadkat    2-1-4-1
H Masakadza    8* (10b 2x4)      MM Sharma    2-0-9-0

Taylor is the new batsman, so Zimbabwe are sending their guns up front.

Arvind Dabas: "I pray Masakadza will hit a 80 ball century and zim make more than 270 so that we have a good match in series, and test India batsman at least."

4.1

Sharma to Masakadza, 1 wide, short of a length but the line is down leg side

4.1

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, good length around off, defended on the front foot towards cover

adarsh vaidya: "bryan strang is doing yoga !!!" Indeed he is, watching the cricket during his breathing exercises.

4.2

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, tried to drive that down the ground but got an inside edge on the leg side

4.3

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, a length ball outside off, square driven off the back foot but it does not beat the fielder at cover point

4.4

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, defended on the front foot towards mid-on

Bibhup: "Unadkat seems a bit like the Ishant of 2008, hits the deck hard and hurries onto the batsman. But he will do well for himself to quickly learn that he needs to pitch it up further....or else he would become Ishant of the present."

4.5

Sharma to Masakadza, 2 runs, short with width outside off, Masakadza waits on the back foot and cuts behind backward point

4.6

Sharma to Masakadza, 3 runs, driven in the air but wide of the fielder at mid-off, Masakadza drove that on the up and did not time it, Dhawan gives chase and gets to the ball on the edge of the boundary

End of over 5 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 19/1 (RR: 3.80)
H Masakadza    13* (16b 2x4)      MM Sharma    3-0-15-0
BRM Taylor    0* (0b)      JD Unadkat    2-1-4-1

5.1

Unadkat to Masakadza, 1 run, played off the back foot with an open face towards third man

5.2

Unadkat to Taylor, no run, in the blockhole, angling across the right-hander and straightening into him, Taylor defends from his crease

5.3

Unadkat to Taylor, no run, defended on the back foot close on the leg side

Jatin: "I strongly feel Chigumbura should be sent in at no. 4. He's the only batsman who has looked to threaten the Indian bowlers in this series and he should be given time to build his innings by sending him up the order and not at no. 7"

5.4

Unadkat to Taylor, no run, good length outside off, Taylor shoulders arms

5.5

Unadkat to Taylor, no run, Taylor gets on to the front foot and defends on the leg side

5.6

Unadkat to Taylor, no run, pitches on a good length around middle and off and angles across Taylor, squaring the right-hander up and beating the bat

End of over 6 (1 run) Zimbabwe 20/1 (RR: 3.33)
BRM Taylor    0* (5b)      JD Unadkat    3-1-5-1
H Masakadza    14* (17b 2x4)      MM Sharma    3-0-15-0

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6.1

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, defended from the crease on the leg side

6.2

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, a length ball outside off, there's width to play a forceful shot and Masakadza punches firmly off the back foot, he does not fin the gap at cover though

6.3

Sharma to Masakadza, 1 run, driven uppishly and not timed well into the gap at extra cover, the fielder at mid off runs to his left and cuts it off

6.4

Sharma to Taylor, no run, good length outside off, left alone by the batsman

Stiaan: "Taylor is in need of some runs! We all know he can bat, but today I feel he must prove it!"

6.5

Sharma to Taylor, no run, a full ball on off, Taylor tries to flick but mistimes it towards square leg, where the fielder moves to his left and tumbles as he fields

6.6

Sharma to Taylor, no run, good length and straight, Taylor gets behind the line and defends with a straight bat

Rajshekar: "@Jatin: Absolutely spot on..Chigumbura should come up the order and play well to ensure Zimbabwe get a good score on the board..This will give India a test as well as not turn my holiday into another boring day..!!"

End of over 7 (1 run) Zimbabwe 21/1 (RR: 3.00)
BRM Taylor    0* (8b)      MM Sharma    4-0-16-0
H Masakadza    15* (20b 2x4)      JD Unadkat    3-1-5-1

7.1

Unadkat to Masakadza, no run, a huge appeal for lbw! Unadkat was dead sure but bowlers always are! Did that pitch outside leg? Most of the ball looked like it pitched in line on a good length and cut back into the right-hander, smacking him high on the back pad before he could bring his bat down. A 50-50 call on height.

7.2

Unadkat to Masakadza, no run, left alone outside off stump

7.3

Unadkat to Masakadza, no run, defended on the front foot

7.4

Unadkat to Masakadza, no run, another massive appeal, this time for a caught behind! The Indians cannot believe this has not been given! There was a considerable sound as the ball passed the bat. That sounded like an edge for sure. Masakadza did not move his feet as he reached for a short of a length ball that seamed across him and tried to cut

7.5

Unadkat to Masakadza, no run, defended from the crease to point

7.6

Unadkat to Masakadza, 1 run, cut off the back foot down to third man

Akash Sahay: "Those calling for a big score from Zim in this match, will then curse the Indian bowlers for not doing well. India and Expectations seems to go hand in hand! Leave them alone, let them play. All of them are very young and need to prove themselves."

End of over 8 (1 run) Zimbabwe 22/1 (RR: 2.75)
H Masakadza    16* (26b 2x4)      JD Unadkat    4-1-6-1
BRM Taylor    0* (8b)      MM Sharma    4-0-16-0

8.1

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, a length ball around off, driven on the up to the fielder at mid-off

8.2

Sharma to Masakadza, 1 run, short ball, Masakadza pulls crisply and it reaches the fielder at deep square leg on the first bounce

Sai Kiran: "Wow we Indian have opinion about everything in Cricket from DRS to Zimbabwe's batting order. Any Zimbabwe fans seeing this on Cricinfo?"

8.3

Sharma to Taylor, no run, good length outside off, cuts back into Taylor and hits the pad off the inside edge

8.4

Sharma to Taylor, no run, good length around off, Taylor plays the ball to point and wants a single, they decide against it in the end. He's still not off the mark

8.5

Sharma to Taylor, OUT, he's gone for a duck! After being tied down for so long, Taylor drives on the up against a good length ball that pitches around middle and off. He went hard at the ball and he thick edge flies quickly to Raina, who takes a sharp catch at second slip

BRM Taylor c Raina b Sharma 0 (23m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Timycen Maruma is the new batsman.

8.6

Sharma to Maruma, no run, good length around off stump, defended towards point

End of over 9 (1 run) Zimbabwe 23/2 (RR: 2.55)
T Maruma    0* (1b)      MM Sharma    5-0-17-1
H Masakadza    17* (28b 2x4)      JD Unadkat    4-1-6-1

9.1

Unadkat to Masakadza, no run, good length angling across the right-hander, left alone by the batsman

Ahmed : "Hi Sai. Im a Zim fan. Am watching this, albeit with a massive palm on my face. We were excited by this series and the opportunity to develop, and quite frankly we seem to have gone backwards each game."

9.2

Unadkat to Masakadza, no run, tries to drive on the off side but gets an inside edge on to the front pad because the ball straightened on the right-hander instead of angling across him

9.3

Unadkat to Masakadza, 1 run, he wanted to drive that one on the up through cover point but got a thick outside edge to third man

9.4

Unadkat to Maruma, no run, good length outside off, the batsman lets it go

9.5

Unadkat to Maruma, no run, a full delivery outside off, Maruma lets it go

9.6

Unadkat to Maruma, no run, good length, pitching around off and slanting across, left alone once again on the front foot

End of over 10 (1 run) Zimbabwe 24/2 (RR: 2.40)
T Maruma    0* (4b)      JD Unadkat    5-1-7-1
H Masakadza    18* (31b 2x4)      MM Sharma    5-0-17-1

V Kishore: "@Jatin and Rajashekar: Zimbabwe are in the process of rebuilding their side and they are doing it right now. They are giving chances to individuals to set into their respective spots in the team. At the moment they are learning lessons, winning comes next."

10.1

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, the slower ball bowled full outside of, driven on the front foot to mid-off

10.2

Sharma to Masakadza, FOUR, short ball, way too short, and Masakadza hammers it off the front foot, pulling to the midwicket boundary

10.3

Sharma to Masakadza, 1 run, dabbed off the back foot towards backward point for a single

Naresh Jain: "We cant blame ZIM for their poor performance, they arent given enough exposure at domestic level and are paid very less, may be BCCI can help them come out of this!"

10.4

Sharma to Maruma, no run, good length outside off, the batsman lets it go

10.5

Sharma to Maruma, 3 runs, a full ball in the slot outside off, driven on the front foot through cover

10.6

Sharma to Masakadza, no run, defended on the front foot firmly into the covers

End of over 11 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 32/2 (RR: 2.90)
H Masakadza    23* (35b 3x4)      MM Sharma    6-0-25-1
T Maruma    3* (6b)      JD Unadkat    5-1-7-1

Tawanda Gwasira: "I am convinced Taylor's perfomance and decision making have been compromised this series. Time for Chigumbura to take up the captancy and for Taylor to face the first ball of our batting line up with Masakadza. Also, underperfoming players should be dropped despite how much they earn or who they are related to."

Ravindra Jadeja to bowl left-arm spin from round the wicket.

11.1

Jadeja to Maruma, no run, bowled slowly on off stump, defended on the front foot

A slip and leg slip in place.

11.2

Jadeja to Maruma, no run, steps out of his crease and defends to the bowler, Jadeja flings the ball back at the keeper

11.3

Jadeja to Maruma, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

11.4

Jadeja to Maruma, 1 run, Marume steps out of his crease to get to the pitch of the ball an drives through extra cover

Bryan Morton: "@V Kishore: We've been living off the 'rebuilding' excuse for far too many years now, and it's wearing a bit thin - most of the team are not exactly lacking in experience."

11.5

Jadeja to Masakadza, 3 runs, swept into the gap on the deep square leg boundary and the call is initially for two, they hurry back for three

11.6

Jadeja to Maruma, no run, defended on the front foot

Aniruddha: "Brendon Taylor.....makes it a habit of scoring ducks (3 in 5 matches!!!!) in this series....Is he the first captain to achieve this 'feat' in a one-day series?"

End of over 12 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 36/2 (RR: 3.00)
T Maruma    4* (11b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-4-0
H Masakadza    26* (36b 3x4)      MM Sharma    6-0-25-1

Jatin: "@V Kishore: It looks to me as if they have been rebuilding their side for the last 10 years since many of their players quit...but still haven't got a side which can challenge the big guns. Teams like Bangladesh and Ireland who were nowhere near Zimbabwe are now ahead of them. Zimbabwe's best chance of victory will be when their 'Big 5': Sibanda, Masakadza, Chigumbura,Taylor and Utseya take the responsibility upfront."

Mohammed Shami to bowl, from over the wicket ...

12.1

Mohammed Shami to Masakadza, 1 leg bye, strays down leg side, Masakadza misses the glance and the ball goes off his pad towards square leg, the wicketkeeper Karthik does the fielding

12.2

Mohammed Shami to Maruma, OUT, caught behind! That's a fine take from Karthik but Maruma is disappointed with the decision. He steps out of his crease and slogs across the line. There was a sound as the ball passed between the bat and the body, but replays show it beat the inside edge and brushed the thigh and nearly clipped leg stump. Karthik moved to his left and took it. Maruma's unlucky to be given out.

T Maruma c †Karthik b Mohammed Shami 4 (16m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Seam Williams is the new batsman.

Onkar: "Feeling good to see some positive comment for Zimbabwe cricket. BCCI and ICC should help them financially so that they can create an infrastructure to make better player who can perform good in Domestic and then International level."

12.3

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, short of a length outside off, Williams lets it go

12.4

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, played off the back foot towards point

12.5

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, a fuller ball wide outside off, left alone by the batsman

12.6

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone by the batsman

End of over 13 (1 run, wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 37/3 (RR: 2.84)
SC Williams    0* (4b)      Mohammed Shami    1-1-0-1
H Masakadza    26* (37b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-4-0

13.1

Jadeja to Masakadza, FOUR, short ball outside off, Masakadza goes back and cuts the ball hard, beating the fielder at backward point, where Mohit Sharma's effort to stop the ball was a poor one

13.2

Jadeja to Masakadza, no run, played off the back foot towards point

13.3

Jadeja to Masakadza, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

13.4

Jadeja to Masakadza, no run, Masakadza steps out to attack but ends up having to defend because he is not to the pitch off the ball

13.5

Jadeja to Masakadza, 1 run, steered past point off the back foot

13.6

Jadeja to Williams, no run, defended on the leg side

End of over 14 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 42/3 (RR: 3.00)
SC Williams    0* (5b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-9-0
H Masakadza    31* (42b 4x4)      Mohammed Shami    1-1-0-1

14.1

Mohammed Shami to Masakadza, 1 leg bye, moves across his stumps to flick but misses and is hit on the pad for leg byes towards square leg

14.2

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, good length and straight, defended on the back foot

14.3

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, a fuller ball outside off stump, slanting across the left-hander from over the wicket, Williams reaches for it and is beaten, the ball bounces a second time before reaching the keeper

14.4

Mohammed Shami to Williams, 1 run, he tried to punch straight but got a thick outside edge through backward point. Shami went round the wicket for that one

14.5

Mohammed Shami to Masakadza, no run, left alone outside off stump, a short ball that was and Masakadza bent his knees to let it pass

14.6

Mohammed Shami to Masakadza, 1 run, a full ball on the pads, Masakadza flicks from his crease towards deep midwicket

The players will break for drinks.

End of over 15 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 45/3 (RR: 3.00)
H Masakadza    32* (45b 4x4)      Mohammed Shami    2-1-2-1
SC Williams    1* (8b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-9-0

15.1

Jadeja to Masakadza, OUT, bowled him! Jadeja bowled the one that went on with the arm from round the wicket. Masakadza tried to cut off the back foot but had no room because the ball was on middle and off. He got a bottom edge on to his stumps

H Masakadza b Jadeja 32 (75m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.56

Malcolm Waller is the new batsman.

Varun: "And what about Glen Querl - he is the best allrounder in Zimbabwe. I wonder why hasn't he debuted yet? The team selection is flawed.."

15.2

Jadeja to Waller, 1 run, pushed tentatively on the front foot towards point, Waller gets going immediately

Ahmed : "Hi Prabal. Zim has genuinely good cricket players coming through the ranks. With lack of funding, there is no money to support them as they get older. As such, we keep seeing the same played in the main team, almost regardless of form. Young players go overseas as they see no future in Zim. Its a sad state of affairs. Many go to Ireland and England as they get full time support and coaching, something Zim cant offer."

15.3

Jadeja to Williams, no run, pitches around off and spins sharply into the left-hander from over the wicket, defended awkwardly on the leg side

15.4

Jadeja to Williams, no run, he tries to work the ball behind square but misses and is hit on the thigh

15.5

Jadeja to Williams, no run, defended on the off side off the back foot

15.6

Jadeja to Williams, no run, goes back and punches the ball towards midwicket

End of over 16 (1 run) Zimbabwe 46/4 (RR: 2.87)
SC Williams    1* (12b)      RA Jadeja    3-0-10-1
MN Waller    1* (1b)      Mohammed Shami    2-1-2-1

Rohit: "If Zimbabwe continue to bat like this, Indian openers alone will win this easily and poor Ajinkya Rahane will not get to bat today."

16.1

Mohammed Shami to Waller, no run, good length around off stump, played off the back foot to point

16.2

Mohammed Shami to Waller, no run, defended with a straight bat on the off side

16.3

Mohammed Shami to Waller, 2 runs, he tries to drive through cover point, but gets a thick edge to third man

16.4

Mohammed Shami to Waller, no run, good length and straight, Williams gets behind the line and blocks

16.5

Mohammed Shami to Waller, 2 runs, too straight that time from Shami, Williams stays in his crease and glances off his pads behind square leg

16.6

Mohammed Shami to Waller, no run, short of a length outside off, Williams lets it go

End of over 17 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 50/4 (RR: 2.94)
MN Waller    5* (7b)      Mohammed Shami    3-1-6-1
SC Williams    1* (12b)      RA Jadeja    3-0-10-1

17.1

Jadeja to Williams, no run, goes back to pull and gets hit plumb in front on the pads, but I think that hit the inside edge

17.2

Jadeja to Williams, no run, played off the back foot on the leg side

17.3

Jadeja to Williams, 2 runs, gets down on one knee and sweeps to deep backward square leg

17.4

Jadeja to Williams, 1 run, bowled flat and slightly short, spinning into the left-hander from over the wicket, pulled off the back foot through midwicket

17.5

Jadeja to Waller, no run, a confident appeal for lbw after Williams came forward to defend and was hit on the pad, but that was missing leg

17.6

Jadeja to Waller, no run, played back to the bowler

End of over 18 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 53/4 (RR: 2.94)
MN Waller    5* (9b)      RA Jadeja    4-0-13-1
SC Williams    4* (16b)      Mohammed Shami    3-1-6-1

Ahmed : "Hi Varun. No doubt Querl with our best all rounder and a massive prospect. Unfortunately due to lack of opportunities and so on, he is currently playing in England. Actually, he was playing in England. He has just been suspended by ECB for suspect bowling action until further notice."

Suresh Raina's going to bowl, ahead of Mishra. From round the wicket.

18.1

Raina to Williams, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

18.2

Raina to Williams, 1 run, punched from the crease towards long off

18.3

Raina to Waller, 1 run, tossed up from over the wicket to the right-hander, Waller comes forward to defend but gets an inside edge towards square leg

18.4

Raina to Williams, no run, defended on the off side

18.5

Raina to Williams, FOUR, gets down on one knee and drags the ball from outside off with a well-timed slog sweep, finding the deep square leg boundary

18.6

Raina to Williams, 1 run, pitched short and williams goes back and pulls through square leg again

End of over 19 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 60/4 (RR: 3.15)
SC Williams    10* (21b 1x4)      SK Raina    1-0-7-0
MN Waller    6* (10b)      RA Jadeja    4-0-13-1

19.1

Jadeja to Williams, 1 run, played off the back foot through square leg

19.2

Jadeja to Waller, no run, Waller goes back to cut but gets a bottom edge into the ground

19.3

Jadeja to Waller, no run, bowled on a good length and straight, Waller defends on the front foot with a straight bat

19.4

Jadeja to Waller, 1 run, he pushes forward again to defend but gets an inside edge behind square

19.5

Jadeja to Williams, 1 run, driven on the front foot, but not timed well, through mid-on

19.6

Jadeja to Waller, no run, angling in, pitches on middle, and spins across the right-hander, beating the outside edge of his back foot prod

End of over 20 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 63/4 (RR: 3.15)
MN Waller    7* (14b)      RA Jadeja    5-0-16-1
SC Williams    12* (23b 1x4)      SK Raina    1-0-7-0

Shami's back, from round the wicket ...

20.1

Mohammed Shami to Williams, FOUR, he begins with a short ball that Williams hammers to the midwicket boundary with a powerful pull

20.2

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, short of a length outside off, this time he lets it go

20.3

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, defended from the crease towards the bowler

KP: "Don't forget Gary Ballance is Zimbabwe's best batsmen, and still very young. He has left Zimbabwe as well and just plays in English County along with Sean and Craig Ervine."

20.4

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, good length outside off, left alone by Williams

20.5

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, good length on off stump, Williams gets behind the line and blocks

20.6

Mohammed Shami to Williams, 1 run, a fuller length around off, Williams moves forward and drives to long off

End of over 21 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 68/4 (RR: 3.23)
SC Williams    17* (29b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    4-1-11-1
MN Waller    7* (14b)      RA Jadeja    5-0-16-1

21.1

Jadeja to Williams, 3 runs, pushed off the front foot through point and that's been timed so well that it requires hot pursuit from the infield

21.2

Jadeja to Waller, no run, pitches on off and spins big away from Waller to beat the outside edge of his defensive push

21.3

Jadeja to Waller, no run, this is the straighter one and Waller defends on the off side

21.4

Jadeja to Waller, 1 run, played to mid-off where Pujara fumbles as they run a quick single

21.5

Jadeja to Williams, no run, played off the back foot towards midwicket

21.6

Jadeja to Williams, no run, punched off the back foot towards cover

End of over 22 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 72/4 (RR: 3.27)
SC Williams    20* (32b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    6-0-20-1
MN Waller    8* (17b)      Mohammed Shami    4-1-11-1

Amit Mishra finally gets a bowl, legbreaks and googlies from over the wicket.

22.1

Mishra to Waller, OUT, a rubbish ball, a poor shot and a simple catch at mid-on. Mishra bowled a rank long hop and Waller went back to try and smash it for a six over midwicket. He mis-timed it though and made contact with the bottom of his bat and lobbed the ball tamely to Mohit

MN Waller c Sharma b Mishra 8 (26m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Ahmed Essof: "Ballance was recently called up by England in their T20 squads. Losing the Ervines was massive for Zim. The exile could continue. 2 of our promising under 19s, Malcolm Lake and Ryan Burl went to Ireland after the U19 World Cup. Peter Moor is also looking at playing for Ireland and Matthew Bentley has signed for Strabane. Cephas Zhuwao recently won the super over competition in England."

Elton Chigumbura is the new batsman.

22.2

Mishra to Williams, FOUR, another long hop, and this time it is not mis-hit, Williams smashes it past mid off for a boundary

22.3

Mishra to Williams, 1 run, another short ball, maybe this is Mishra's new delivery, Williams goes back and pulls through square leg

22.4

Mishra to Chigumbura, no run, defended on the front foot towards point

22.5

Mishra to Chigumbura, no run, driven to mid-off on the front foot

22.6

Mishra to Chigumbura, no run, driven on the back foot to cover

End of over 23 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 77/5 (RR: 3.34)
E Chigumbura    0* (3b)      A Mishra    1-0-5-1
SC Williams    25* (34b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    6-0-20-1

Unadkat returns, from over the wicket.

23.1

Unadkat to Williams, 1 run, a length ball angling into the left-hander, played from the crease through midwicket

23.2

Unadkat to Chigumbura, no run, length delivery outside off from round the wicket, driven on the front foot to point

23.3

Unadkat to Chigumbura, no run, driven crisply on the up towards wide mid-off

AJ: "Wait wait wait...did you just write that India is yet to dismiss Chigumbura in ODIs? India got him in 2nd and 3rd ODI if I am not wrong." Yes, I had a bit of a brain fade.

23.4

Unadkat to Chigumbura, no run, goes back to work the ball towards square leg but misses and is hit on the thigh

Metal: "Its Amit Mishra's hat trick! Hasn't anybody noticed it?" It isn't, you can't have a hat-trick that is spread across different matches.

23.5

Unadkat to Chigumbura, no run, played from the crease on the off side

23.6

Unadkat to Chigumbura, no run, pitches on a good length around off and slants across the right-hander, Chigumbura tries to run it to third man but is beaten

End of over 24 (1 run) Zimbabwe 78/5 (RR: 3.25)
E Chigumbura    0* (8b)      JD Unadkat    6-1-8-1
SC Williams    26* (35b 3x4)      A Mishra    1-0-5-1

24.1

Mishra to Williams, no run, turned off the pads through square leg

24.2

Mishra to Williams, 1 run, played off the back foot for a single towards long on

24.3

Mishra to Chigumbura, 1 no ball, a front-foot no-ball, Mishra has the tendency to over-step, played off the back foot to cover

24.3

Mishra to Chigumbura, no run, the free hit is in the blockhole! Was that a seam-up ball? Chigumbura had to dig it out

24.4

Mishra to Chigumbura, no run, played off the back foot towards cover

24.5

Mishra to Chigumbura, FOUR, the length is short once again, around off stump, Chigumbura goes back and cuts the ball hard through cover point for a boundary

24.6

Mishra to Chigumbura, 1 run, cut off the back foot through point

End of over 25 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 85/5 (RR: 3.40)
E Chigumbura    5* (13b 1x4)      A Mishra    2-0-12-1
SC Williams    27* (37b 3x4)      JD Unadkat    6-1-8-1

25.1

Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run, bowled slowly on middle and off, defended on the front foot

25.2

Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run, played back to the bowler from the crease

25.3

Jadeja to Chigumbura, 1 run, shorter length on off stump, goes back and drives through cover point

25.4

Jadeja to Williams, FOUR, short ball around off stump, Williams goes back and cuts hard, through cover point, beating the boundary rider

25.5

Jadeja to Williams, no run, played off the back foot on the leg side

25.6

Jadeja to Williams, no run, driven back to the bowler, Jadeja tries to flick the ball on to the stumps behind him but misses

End of over 26 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 90/5 (RR: 3.46)
SC Williams    31* (40b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    7-0-25-1
E Chigumbura    6* (16b 1x4)      A Mishra    2-0-12-1

jb: "Who says a hatrick cannot be spread across matches? Have you checked the rules?" Yes. It can be spread across innings, but not matches.

26.1

Mishra to Chigumbura, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

26.2

Mishra to Chigumbura, no run, bowled full on middle and off, defended on the front foot

26.3

Mishra to Chigumbura, no run, Chigumbura tries to guide the ball towards point but is beaten by the legspin away from him

26.4

Mishra to Chigumbura, 1 run, played through square leg off the back foot

26.5

Mishra to Williams, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards square leg for a quick single

26.6

Mishra to Chigumbura, 1 run, driven to mid-on on the front foot and the run because the fielder is on the edge of the circle

End of over 27 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 93/5 (RR: 3.44)
E Chigumbura    8* (21b 1x4)      A Mishra    3-0-15-1
SC Williams    32* (41b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    7-0-25-1

27.1

Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run, tossed up on middle and off, driven on the front foot to mid-off and it's struck firmly so there's no chance of a single

27.2

Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run, that's hit the pad but you could see all three stumps so it was clearly sliding down leg

27.3

Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run, played off the back foot to point

27.4

Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run, gos back to turn the ball square but misses and is hit on the pad by one that is missing leg

27.5

Jadeja to Chigumbura, FOUR, this time he stays in his crease and lofts through the line, driving the ball on the up back over the bowler's head. There's no stopping that shot

27.6

Jadeja to Chigumbura, no run, defended from the crease towards mid-on

End of over 28 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 97/5 (RR: 3.46)
E Chigumbura    12* (27b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    8-0-29-1
SC Williams    32* (41b 4x4)      A Mishra    3-0-15-1

28.1

Mishra to Williams, no run, Williams strides forward to a legbreak that pitches outside off from round the wicket and spins into him, he defends on the off side

28.2

Mishra to Williams, FOUR, he gets into position quickly to play the reverse sweep and makes excellent contact, placing the ball to the third man boundary

28.3

Mishra to Williams, no run, driven back towards the bowler, Mishra dives to his right to field

28.4

Mishra to Williams, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, Williams moves forward and towards the ball and drives through extra cover

28.5

Mishra to Williams, 1 run, driven on the front foot to long on

House_of_stone: "Both these two have an opportunity to get big scores now with 25 overs to go, Chigumbura is in good form while Williams if he doesn't go cheaply can get some good runs, we need to show some back bone."

28.6

Mishra to Chigumbura, no run, that's the googly but it does not fool Chigumbura, who gets behind the line and defends with a straight bat on the front foot

End of over 29 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 104/5 (RR: 3.58)
E Chigumbura    12* (28b 2x4)      A Mishra    4-0-22-1
SC Williams    39* (46b 5x4)      RA Jadeja    8-0-29-1

Shami's back for another spell, his third of the day.

29.1

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, a fullish length on middle and off from over the wicket, Williams is steady in his crease as he defends on the off side

29.2

Mohammed Shami to Williams, 1 leg bye, short of a length on the hips, Williams misses the glance and the ball goes off his thigh to fine leg

Chander: "On hat-trick issue, rule book needs to be re-written. It allows a hat-trick in two different innings which simply means the purpose is to give bowler credit for some extra achievement. Perhaps this rule was made before the invent of ODIs! Anyway, a hatrick is a hattrick, if a bowler has taken a wicket in each of his three consecutive balls." But then a hat-trick could span years, or even a decade.

29.3

Mohammed Shami to Chigumbura, FOUR, too full on middle and Chigumbura plays a delightful straight drive, pushing half forward and driving on the up through the line, hitting it past mid-on

29.4

Mohammed Shami to Chigumbura, no run, defended from the crease on the leg side

29.5

Mohammed Shami to Chigumbura, no run, full once again on off stump, driven from the crease towards cover

29.6

Mohammed Shami to Chigumbura, no run, good length on off stump, defended confidently on the front foot

End of over 30 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 109/5 (RR: 3.63)
E Chigumbura    16* (32b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-1-15-1
SC Williams    39* (48b 5x4)      A Mishra    4-0-22-1

30.1

Mishra to Williams, no run, goes back and slaps a shortish ball but doesn't beat the fielder at point

30.2

Mishra to Williams, no run, defended on the front foot to the bowler

30.3

Mishra to Williams, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, Williams gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps towards deep point

30.4

Mishra to Williams, no run, this time he tries to play the regular slog sweep but misses and is hit on the pad, Mishra appeals but that hit the pad outside the line of off stump

30.5

Mishra to Williams, no run, played off the front foot to mid-on

30.6

Mishra to Williams, 1 run, leans forward to one outside off and drives to long-on

End of over 31 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 112/5 (RR: 3.61)
SC Williams    42* (54b 5x4)      A Mishra    5-0-25-1
E Chigumbura    16* (32b 3x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-1-15-1

31.1

Mohammed Shami to Williams, FOUR, that's a terrific shot! Williams strides forward to a length ball outside off and opens the face to guide the ball through point, the timing is so good that Mishra at third man has absolutely no chance

31.2

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, banged in short and Williams ducks under it

sudhakar: "When a batsman scores 99 not out in the first match and scores another run in the next match, is he given a century? So why should a bowler have the privilege? Any records should be done and dusted only that particular match."

31.3

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

31.4

Mohammed Shami to Williams, 1 wide, another short ball but this time the line is wide down leg side

31.4

Mohammed Shami to Williams, no run, good length and straight, Williams defends on the off side

31.5

Mohammed Shami to Williams, 2 runs, pushed on the up towards mid-off where a fumble from Unadkat allows runs

31.6

Mohammed Shami to Williams, 1 run, short of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot in front of point for a single

End of over 32 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 120/5 (RR: 3.75)
SC Williams    49* (60b 6x4)      Mohammed Shami    6-1-23-1
E Chigumbura    16* (32b 3x4)      A Mishra    5-0-25-1

Raina to bowl, from round the wicket.

32.1

Raina to Williams, no run, wide outside off with some turn away from Williams, who lets it go

32.2

Raina to Williams, 1 run, Williams gets to his half-century by driving off the front foot to long off, he gets a cheer from the spectators at Queens Sports Club, but he needs to carry on for much longer

32.3

Raina to Chigumbura, no run, tries to cut off the back foot but is beaten outside off

32.4

Raina to Chigumbura, no run, played off the back foot to the bowler

32.5

Raina to Chigumbura, no run, defended on the front foot towards mid off

32.6

Raina to Chigumbura, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards long on, that's the 50-run stand between these two, and it's also time for drinks

End of over 33 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 122/5 (RR: 3.69)
E Chigumbura    17* (36b 3x4)      SK Raina    2-0-9-0
SC Williams    50* (62b 6x4)      Mohammed Shami    6-1-23-1

33.1

Mishra to Chigumbura, OUT, lbw! Once again a wicket falls on the first ball after drinks. Mishra bowls full and it is the one that goes straight on. Chigumbura pushes forward to defend and plays outside the line. He's hit right in front of the stumps, on the back thigh, and the umpire makes his decision quickly. chigumbura looked disappointed, I'm not sure if that's because he thought he edged it.

E Chigumbura lbw b Mishra 17 (45m 37b 3x4 0x6) SR: 45.94

Tinotenda Mutumbodzi is the new batsman.

33.2

Mishra to Mutombodzi, no run, tossed up wide outside off, Mutumbodzi tries to drive on the off side but mis-times it

33.3

Mishra to Mutombodzi, 2 runs, gets under a flighted ball and lofts over the infield at cover point

33.4

Mishra to Mutombodzi, no run, defended on the front foot

33.5

Mishra to Mutombodzi, 2 runs, a short ball sliding down leg side, Mutumbodzi tries to pull but does not make proper contact

33.6

Mishra to Mutombodzi, OUT, caught at slip! Mishra slowed it up, flighting the ball, pitching on off and spinning away from the right-hander, Mutumbodzi pushed forward and away from his body to defend and edged it to Raina at second slip

CT Mutombodzi c Raina b Mishra 4 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 34 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 126/7 (RR: 3.70)
     A Mishra    6-0-29-3
SC Williams    50* (62b 6x4)      SK Raina    2-0-9-0

34.1

Jadeja to Williams, 1 run, driven from the crease to long on for a single

34.2

Jadeja to Mushangwe, no run, steps out of his crease and defends tentatively on the leg side

34.3

Jadeja to Mushangwe, no run, played off the pads behidn square

34.4

Jadeja to Mushangwe, no run, chipped uppishly towards mid-on

34.5

Jadeja to Mushangwe, SIX, Mushangwe jumps out of his crease but he isn't to the pitch of the ball. He goes through his shot anyway, hitting through the line with a dead straight bat and he makes wonderful contact to hit the innings' first six

34.6

Jadeja to Mushangwe, no run, defended from the crease on the off side

End of over 35 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 133/7 (RR: 3.80)
N Mushangwe    6* (5b 1x6)      RA Jadeja    9-0-36-1
SC Williams    51* (63b 6x4)      A Mishra    6-0-29-3

35.1

Mishra to Williams, no run, played off the pads towards square leg

35.2

Mishra to Williams, OUT, and that's a huge blow for Zimbabwe! Mishra has his fourth! He delivered the quicker and straighter ball from the front of his hand, Williams tried to sweep on one knee but played a bit too early, he ended up gloving it and the ball lobbed over the keeper to first slip

SC Williams c Kohli b Mishra 51 (104m 65b 6x4 0x6) SR: 78.46

35.3

Mishra to Jarvis, FOUR, Jarvis gets a short legbreak first up, he drives it off the back foot through extra cover and beats the fielder running to his left from long off

35.4

Mishra to Jarvis, no run, goes back to defend but is beaten by the legbreak that pitches on middle and spins away

35.5

Mishra to Jarvis, 1 run, played off the back foot on the off side

35.6

Mishra to Mushangwe, SIX, that's gone high, but has it gone far enough? It has! Mushangwe got own on one knee and mowed across the line, making good contact with his slog and clearing the midwicket boundary

End of over 36 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 144/8 (RR: 4.00)
N Mushangwe    12* (6b 2x6)      A Mishra    7-0-40-4
KM Jarvis    5* (3b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    9-0-36-1

36.1

Jadeja to Jarvis, no run, driven on the front foot to cover point

36.2

Jadeja to Jarvis, no run, played from the crease towards point again

36.3

Jadeja to Jarvis, FOUR, shot! Mid-off is in the circle so Jarvis stays balanced and lofts the ball cleanly over the infield to collect another boundary

36.4

Jadeja to Jarvis, 1 run, the fielder goes back to long off and Jarvis drives the ball to him along the ground

36.5

Jadeja to Mushangwe, no run, Mushangwe steps out of his crease to attack and then defends because he is not to the pitch of the ball

36.6

Jadeja to Mushangwe, 1 run, slogs across the line and hits it along the ground to deep midwicket

End of over 37 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 150/8 (RR: 4.05)
N Mushangwe    13* (8b 2x6)      RA Jadeja    10-0-42-1
KM Jarvis    10* (7b 2x4)      A Mishra    7-0-40-4

37.1

Mishra to Mushangwe, 2 runs, Mushangwe lines it up and smacks the ball towards cow corner, where Dhawan fields

37.2

Mishra to Mushangwe, no run, defended from the crease

37.3

Mishra to Mushangwe, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended on the front foot

37.4

Mishra to Mushangwe, no run, defended on the front foot once again

37.5

Mishra to Mushangwe, (no ball) 1 run, tossed up outside off, Mushangwe thrashes at it and gets an inside edge through square, the umpire penalises Mishra for over-stepping but that's a harsh call

37.5

Mishra to Jarvis, 1 run, Jarvis makes room to drive the free-hit inside out through the off side but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg

37.6

Mishra to Mushangwe, OUT, this was always likely to happen. Mushangwe cleared his front foot and slogged across the line, Mishra pitched outside off and spun the googly into the right-hander, beating the bat and hitting middle stump to pick up his fifth wicket. That's his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs.

N Mushangwe b Mishra 16 (12m 14b 0x4 2x6) SR: 114.28

End of over 38 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 155/9 (RR: 4.07)
     A Mishra    8-0-45-5
KM Jarvis    11* (8b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    10-0-42-1

38.1

Mohammed Shami to Jarvis, 1 leg bye, Shami hits the pads with a good length ball angling into the right hander but that is missing leg stump

38.2

Mohammed Shami to Vitori, no run, good length on middle and off, defended from the crease on the off side

38.3

Mohammed Shami to Vitori, 1 wide, short ball and the batsman lets it go, the umpire decides that one is too high

38.3

Mohammed Shami to Vitori, 2 runs, a length ball on middle stump, the batsman stays in his crease and swings across the line to hit through midwicket

38.4

Mohammed Shami to Vitori, no run, prods at it off the back foot and is beaten outside off

38.5

Mohammed Shami to Vitori, no run, played off the back foot towards point

38.6

Mohammed Shami to Vitori, 1 run, short of a length on leg and middle, worked off the back off towards square

End of over 39 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 160/9 (RR: 4.10)
BV Vitori    3* (5b)      Mohammed Shami    7-1-27-1
KM Jarvis    11* (9b 2x4)      A Mishra    8-0-45-5

39.1

Mishra to Vitori, no run, goes right back and defends towards the bowler

39.2

Mishra to Vitori, 1 run, that's the googly, the batsman goes back and defends

Mishra has 17 wickets in this series. the record for most wickets in a bilateral series is 18 - Srinath in NZ in 2002-03.

39.3

Mishra to Jarvis, 1 no ball, he oversteps again, the batsman cuts to point, that's another harsh call from the umpire

39.3

Mishra to Jarvis, no run, the free hit is edged to slip I think and is caught, but it won't be out

39.4

Mishra to Jarvis, 1 run, driven from the crease towards cover

39.5

Mishra to Vitori, OUT, Mishra has six and the record! He has 18 wickets in the series, equalling Srinath's record for most wickets in a bilateral series. Srinath took 18 in seven games in NZ in 2002-03. Mishra has 18 in five games. Vitori pushed tentatively from the crease at a flighted delivery and edged it to slip.

BV Vitori c Kohli b Mishra 4 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

11.55 am Zimbabwe have been shot out in 39.5 overs, another woeful batting performance and another total that is unlikely to stretch this Indian batting line-up.

Nitin Chaudhary: "Amit Mishra equals the world record. He came to Zimbabwe with 19 ODI wickets in his kitty and going back with 37. What a series he has had!"

India's chase could begin in ten minutes, because of the early finish.

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