Amit Mishra spins India to series win against Zimbabwe
Jul 28, 2013, 22:00 PM IST
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Harare:Virat Kohli had another walk in the park and Man of the Match Amit Mishra mixed his wares well enough as India sauntered to seven wicket win in the third game of the five match series against Zimbabwe here on Sunday.
The win gave India an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series, making it three in a row for Men in Blue.
Chasing a lowly 184 for victory, India knocked off the target in 35.3 overs, with Kohli scoring 68, and Shikhar Dhawan making 35.
Suresh Raina hastened the inevitable with an 18-ball 28, returning unbeaten with the skipper who continued with his purple patch.
Earlier, winning the toss and electing to bowl first on a relatively damp Harare track, Zimbabwe lost their openers in the first two overs of the match, before Mishra left Zimbabwe mesmerised with his leg-spinners.
He finished with four wickets for 47 runs from his 10 overs.
For the hosts, Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Williams, Brendan Taylor, and Tendai Chatara got starts, but none could capitalise and go on to score big.
Series taken, the action now shifts to Bulawayo for remaining two games.