India Win 5th ODI, Clinch Series 5-0

India scored an emphatic seven-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the 5th and final ODI to win the series 5-0. It was a disappointment for young Pervez Rasool from Jammu & Kashmir, as he did not get a chance to play even a single match in this series.

Amit-Mishra1India won the toss and elected to field first. Zimbabwe managed to score just 163 in 39.5 overs. Masakadza (32) and Sean Williams (51) were the top scorers. Amit Mishra took a career-best 6/48.

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Chasing a victory target of 164, India lost Pujara for a duck. But, Dhawan (41). Rahane (50) and Jadeja (48*) saw the team through. Kohli did not come to bat. India reached 167/3 in 34 overs. Kyle Jarvis took two wickets. Amit Mishra was declared ‘Man of the Match’. This is the first time India has achieved an ODI series whitewash abroad.

Amit Mishra took 18 wickets in the five-match ODI series to equal the World Record for most number of wickets in any bilateral series. J Srinath of India had taken 18 wickets against New Zealand, but he had achieved the milestone in seven matches. So, Amit Mishra’s record has gained more importance.

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