BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Leg-spinner Amit Mishra built on the good work of the pace bowlers Thursday as India dismissed Zimbabwe for 144 in the fourth of a five-match one-day series.

Mishra, who had nine wickets in the first three games, finished with 3-25 as he got rid of the lower order batsmen to hasten the end of the innings.

Earlier, debutant Mohit Sharma took 2-26 while his new-ball partner Mohammed Shami bagged 1-34 as India made most of the seaming conditions after electing to bowl.

For Zimbabwe, Elton Chigumbura made an unbeaten 50 and figured in an 80-run sixth-wicket stand with Malcolm Waller, who contributed 35.

Zimbabwe struggled early on as Mohit Sharma and Shami got appreciable movement.

Opener Sikandar Raza, who had scored 82 in the first game of the series, was the first man out for seven in a team score of 16. The Pakistan-born batsman edged one to wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik to give Mohit Sharma his first international wicket.

Hamilton Masakadza was run out for 10 to a direct throw from point by Ravindra Jadeja, who also came on to take two wickets.

The left-arm spinner trapped captain Brendan Taylor lbw for zero and after left-arm pace bowler Jayadev Unadakt removed Sean Williams without scoring, removed a well-set Vusi Sibanda.

Sibanda made 24 off 45 balls before he was bowled off the pads by Jadeja as Zimbabwe slumped to 47-5 in the 16th over.

An 80-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Chigumbura and Waller rescued the Zimbabweans before Sharma induced an edge from Waller that was taken well by Karthik.

India leads the series 3-0 after winning the first three games in Harare by six wickets, 58 runs and seven wickets.

 

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