Mishra Takes Six, India Win 5-0

Amit Mishra took six for 48 to help India wrap up a 5-0 series win in Zimbabwe
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India 167-3 (Rahane 50) beat
Zimbabwe 163 (Mishra 6-48) by 7 wickets
Fifth One-Day International, Bulawayo

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra became the sixth Indian to return six wickets in a One-Day International as India wrapped up a 5-0 series win over Zimbabwe with a seven-wicket success in the final match in Bulawayo.

Mishra tore through the middle and lower order to finish with figures of six for 48 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 163, presenting India with an easy victory target.

A half-century from Ajinkya Rahane, 48 not out from Ravindra Jadeja and 41 from Shikhar Dhawan ensured another facile victory with 16 overs to spare.

Sean Williams top scored for Zimbabwe with 51 but only Hamilton Masakadza (32) could also make a start as Mishra dismissed Williams, Malcolm Waller (8), Elton Chigumbura (17), Tinotenda Mutombodzi (4), Natsai Mushangwe (16) and Brian Vitori (4).

He joins Anil Kumble (6-12), Ashish Nehra (6-23 and 6-59), Murali Kartik (6-27), Ajit Agarkar (6-42) and Shanthakumaran Sreesanth (6-55) among Indians to have taken six wickets in an ODI.

Kyle Jarvis struck twice to remove Cheteswhar Pujara without scoring and Dhawan, who hit six fours and a six, but India made quick progress towards the series clean sweep.

Rahane then struck 50 in 66 balls and Jadeja 48 not out in 77, the pair putting on 71 for the third wicket and after Rahane fell to Waller, Dinesh Karthik struck 10 in 19 balls to finish off the match.

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Fixtures & Results

24th July: 1st ODI, Harare
IND 230-4 beat ZIM 228-7 by 6 wickets
26th July: 2nd ODI, Harare
IND 294-8 beat ZIM 236-9 by 58 runs
28th July: 3rd ODI, Harare
IND 187-3 beat ZIM 183 by 7 wickets
1st August: 4th ODI, Bulawayo
IND 145-1 beat ZIM 144 by 9 wickets
3rd August: 5th ODI, Bulawayo
IND 167-3 beat ZIM 163 by 7 wickets