Published On : Wed, Jun 15th, 2016

Nagpur’s Faiz Fazal scores a half century on debut as India sweeps Zimbabwe



Harer: India completed an easy and unchallenged series whitewash against Zimbabwe. India who embraced on a 3-match One-Day International (ODI) series and 3-match Twenty20 international (T20I) series on their tour to Zimbabwe, managed to win all the 3 ODIs against the hosts with youngsters getting time in middle.

MS Dhoni after winning the series made only one change to the playing XI, brought in Nagpur’s Faiz Fazal in place of the Karun Nair.
He didn’t disappoint Dhoni and City Boy Faiz Fazal went on to score a half century on debut. It came off only 58 balls.

Bowling again the visitors bundled hosts for just 123 runs. In reply India made a mockery of the target comfortably winning by wickets. Vishal Mehra brings you the highlights of the match:

Vusi Sibanda-Chamu Chibhabha partnership: Electing to bat first Zimbabwe got off to a poor start with Hamilton Masakadza departing early. Masakadza 18-ball 8 stay came to an end with Dhawal Kulkarni made him play a rash shot, leaving Chibhabha stranged at one end. Sibanda has been in good touch in the series continue his form with the bat. Sibanda and Chibhabha added 36 runs in 14.4 overs with the former adding 18 runs and latter making 14 runs. Both helped Zimbabwe get past 50 run before Chibhabha departed on 27.

Zimbabwe’s middle order collapse: This has become quite synonymous with Zimbabwe batting in the series -batting collapse-. From being decently placed at 104 for 3 they crash landed to 104 for 7 in a span of few balls. It was Jasprit Bumrah who incited the collapse picking up Maruma and Chigumbura in the same over. Akshar Patel continued the trend picking up Greame Cremer in his over for a first ball duck, along with