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  • Backup man Amit Mishra makes his case July 29, 2013

    Harare: Amit Mishra played his first ODI in April 2003, soon after India ended the World Cup as losing finalists. On Sunday, he played his 18th. A lot has changed for the legspinner from Haryana in the ten years between those two matches, but the task he performs on the...
  • Our pacers can learn from Zimbabwe bowlers: Virat Kohli July 28, 2013

    Harare: Indian fast bowlers put up an improved show on Sunday but skipper Virat Kohli said they can still learn from Zimbabwe pacers' effective use of the new ball. R Vinay Kumar and Mohammed Shami, who came into the side after frontline pacers were rested, were pretty ordinary in the first...
  • India on a roll, clinch fourth ODI series in a row July 28, 2013

    Harare: India made it four ODI series wins in a row with a sevenwicket win over Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday by taking an unassailable 30 win in the contest with two matches to go. The win was their fourth in succession following the triangular victory in...
  • 3rd ODI: Amit Mishra and Virat Kohli clinch series for India July 28, 2013

    A meek surrender from Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club gave India their fourth ODI series win in a row this year and sent the two teams to Bulawayo for the remaining two fixtures with Virat Kohli's team primed for a 50 sweep. Its tough to see how Zimbabwe can...
  • As it happened: Zim v Ind, 3rd ODI: India win by 7 wickets July 28, 2013

    TOSS: India win the toss and Virat Kohli decided to field first. TEAM NEWS: India remain unchanged. Zimbabwe give Michael Chinouya a debut, drop Kyle Jarvis. PITCH: It's the same wicket as the one used for the 2nd ODI on Friday, but a lot dry. So there won't be as much seam...
  • Run scoring is difficult after new ODI rules: Dhawan July 27, 2013

    Harare: He might be relishing the role of an opener but Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan says scoring runs has not been easy in onedayers ever since the introduction of new rules. Dhawan has been in terrific form for India after being drafted into the side following Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's...
  • 3rd ODI: Can Zimbabwe stop India from winning the series? July 27, 2013

    Harare: Two onesided matches later, Zimbabwe have been left with a tall mountain to climb if they are to salvage anything from this series. Beaten by six wickets and 58 runs respectively in the previous ODIs at the same venue, Brendan Taylor's team must win on Sunday before the series...
  • It was a lucky day for me, says ManoftheMatch Dhawan July 26, 2013

    Harare: He is in splendid form but Shikhar Dhawan was quick to admit that it was one of his "lucky days" at the office as his century against Zimbabwe ensured an easy 58run victory for India in the second One Day International here on Friday. "It was one of my lucky...
  • Shikhar Dhawan rides his luck to return to form July 26, 2013

    Third time's the charm, goes the saying, but for Zimbabwe it was not the case. On Friday at the Harare Sports Club the home team was left to rue three reprieves of Shikhar Dhawan as India went up 20 in the series with a 58run win. Dhawan was the beneficiary...
  • Dhawan, Karthik power India to 20 over Zimbabwe July 26, 2013

    A wicket off a noball, several dropped catches, one controversial one that was claimed, a collapse followed by the biggest fifthwicket partnership for India against Zimbabwe, a plucky century to Shikhar Dhawan and a stubborn rearguard from the hosts. It was an eventful ODI at the Harare Sports Club. At...
  • Fourth IndiaZimbabwe ODI shifted to August 1 July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The fourth ODI between India and Zimbabwe has been postponed from July 31 to August 1 on account of elections in Zimbabwe, the BCCI announced Friday. The match will still be played at the original venue of the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. The last two matches of...
  • Virat Kohli falls for controversial catch, walks off fuming July 26, 2013

    Harare: Virat Kohli walked off an incensed man after the Indian captain was given out to a controversial catch in the second cricket onedayer against Zimbabwe on Friday. It was the seventh over of the Indian innings with mediumpacer Kyle Jarvis being the bowler. Kohli attempted to go past the midwicket...
  • India vs Zimbabwe 2013, 2nd ODI: As it happened July 26, 2013

    TOSS: Brendan Taylor won the toss and Zimbabwe elected to field. TEAM NEWS: India unchanged. Zimbabwe replaced Mutombodzi with Brian Vitori. PITCH NEWS: The strip has an even covering of grass, and bowling first will give the team a slight advantage. Zimbabwe need to win today or else they will have to...
  • Rayudu showed that one should never lose hope: Jadeja July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India ODI captain Ajay Jadeja feels that Ambati Rayudu's international debut will be an inspiration for all those "eternal hopefuls" who want to don the national colours. "If I can remember, Rayudu started playing firstclass cricket when I was playing for India. It took him 10 long years...
  • Amit Mishra makes a mark on ODI return July 25, 2013

    Harare: Playing his first ODI in over two years, legspinner Amit Mishra made a strong impact at the Harare Sports Club with figures of 3 for 43 from his ten overs to help keep hosts Zimbabwe to a total of 228. Playing as a specialist spinner alongside allrounder Ravindra Jadeja,...
  • Rayudu thanks Sachin, Robin Singh for his success July 25, 2013

    Harare: Elated after a successful ODI debut following years of struggle, Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu thanked Sachin Tendulkar for helping him through the tough days of waiting. "Sachin (Tendulkar) and Robin Singh especially. They've helped me a lot, and I'd definitely like to thank them for that," Rayudu said. "I always had...
  • 2nd ODI: Solid India look for encore over Zimbabwe July 25, 2013

    Harare: The first ODI on Wednesday was not as onesided as perhaps expected by many, but the ease with which India chased a target of 229 will have given hosts Zimbabwe plenty to think about heading into the second game at the Harare Sports Club on Friday. Being given first...
  • Kohli pleased with his batting after steering India to win July 24, 2013

    Harare: As Virat Kohli yet again scored a century in India's victory, the young skipper was ecstatic at beginning the Zimbabwe tour in tremendous fashion. Kohli scored a magnificent hundred in India's comprehensive sixwicket win over the hosts while chasing a modest 228 to win. "It's always good to kick off...
  • Ambati Rayudu marks longoverdue debut with fifty July 24, 2013

    Harare: Ambati Rayudu has become the 11th Indian to score fiftyplus runs on oneday international (ODI) debut. Making his first international appearance against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday in the first of five ODIs, the 27yearold scored an unbeaten 63 off 84 deliveries to help India beat...
  • Business as usual for runmachine Virat Kohli July 24, 2013

    Harare: Virat Kohli marked his first full series as captain of India with a strokefilled century that helped secure a facile sixwicket win over Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday. In reaching three figures for the 15th time in ODIs, in his 109th match, Kohli drew level with...
  • Kohli, Rayudu drive India to victory over Zimbabwe July 24, 2013

    Virat Kohli made his second ODI century as captain and 15th overall to become India's thirdhighest centurymaker and Ambati Rayudu marked his international debut with a promising 63* as India completed a onesided victory over Zimbabwe in Harare to take a 10 lead in the fivematch series. Chasing...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs India, 1st ODI July 24, 2013

    Live updates from the first ODI between India and Zimbabwe being played at the Harare Sports Club. For Virat Kohli's young Indian team this fivematch series presents a chance to test the bench strength, while hosts Zimbabwe will see this as a chance to upset the reigning world champions. Zimbabwe do...
  • India out to have fun in Zimbabwe on ODI tour July 23, 2013

    Harare, Zimbabwe: India's players are seeking a more relaxing time on their fivematch ODI tour to coach Duncan Fletcher's home country of Zimbabwe following a "hectic" and successful two months. The Champions Trophy winners have been busy recently and Fletcher will use the limitedovers series against lowly ranked Zimbabwe...
  • We hope to surprise India in one of five games, says Zimbabwe coach July 23, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe managed to beat India not once but twice the last time they were here and coach Andy Waller is hoping that his wards would spring the same surprise in at least one match of the fivegame ODI series that starts here Wednesday. "All along we've prepared and hoped we...
  • 1st ODI: Zimbabwe out to upset weakened India July 23, 2013

    Harare: On Thursday, at the Harare Sports Club surrounded by jacaranda trees and with a lovely gabled pavilion, a new bilateral series will kick off in an already busy international summer. Following the Ashes and 50over contests in the West Indies and Sri Lanka, a fourth series will begin between...
  • Hosts Zimbabwe start as underdogs against India July 23, 2013

    The upcoming fivegame ODI series against India at home presents Zimbabwe with a stiff challenge, considering that they have won just five matches against any team aside from Bangladesh and Associate members in the last five years. Since July 2008, Zimbabwe have won just five ODI series two each...
  • Factfile: A statistical look at India v Zimbabwe in ODIs July 22, 2013

    Ahead of the fivematch ODI series starting July 24, we present a statistical overview of IndiaZimbabwe matches, including records, achievements and trivia from 19932010. Overall, India have played Zimbabwe 52 times in ODI cricket, winning 39 and losing ten matches for a winloss percentage of 3.90. The two teams have...