India vs Zimbabwe 5th ODI Video Highlights - IND vs ZIM 2013
Video Highlights of India vs Zimbabwe 5th ODI Match Played on 03 August 2013. The Indian Cricket team won the fifth One Day International (ODI) against the inexperienced Zimbabwean team. The young Indian team defeated Zimbabwe by 7 wickets with 96 balls remaining.
India whitewashed the series against the Zimbabwe 5-0. Winning all the five ODI's Indian team outclassed the Zimbabwe in every aspect of the game. Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and invited the host to bat first.
Opener Cheteshwar Pujara, who was playing his second ODI, could not impress at all and was out on a duck. However, the other opener Shikhar Dhawan (41) looked in good form and kept the scoreboard ticking. After Pujara got out cheaply, Ajinkya Rahane (50), who was playing his first match in the series, took the responsibility and batted very well with Shikhar Dhawan. Ravindra Jadeja (48 not out) and Dinesh Karthik (10 not out) were seemed to be quite comfortable against the Zimbabwean bowlers and they took India to an easy win.
Earlier, batting first the Zimbabwe team found it too hard to stick at the crease. They were losing wickets at regular intervals. Hamilton Masakadza (32) and Sean Williams (51) showed some fight but it all went into vain. Amit Mishra bowled the best spell of his career and took 6 wickets and was adjudged 'Man of the Match'. for his performance. Jadeja finished the match in Mahendra Singh Dhoni's style and hit the ball over the boundary rope to claim the fifth win of the series.
However, Kyle Jarvis started off nicely by sending back Pujara for a duck in the very first over of the match. But his effort of 2 wickets was not enough to save the small target of just 164 runs. Malcolm Waller also bagged 1 success in his 4 over spell. None other bowler was able to claim any success in the match.