It was a familiar tale at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo as India bowled out their hosts Zimbabwe for just 163 in the fifth and final match of their one day international series with Amit Mishra once again proving too good for the Zimbabwe middle order, taking 6 wickets to speed up their demise. India then knocked off the runs in just 34 overs with Ajinkya Rahane (50), Ravindra Jadeja (48*) and Shikhar Dhawan (41) all making handy contributions to seal a series whitewash in another virtual no contest.
India won the toss once again in this game and followed the familiar route of putting the opposition in to bat, looking to make the most of the morning freshness. Shikhar Dhawan returned to the side for this game with Rohit Sharma sitting out after scoring a half-century in the last one, while Ajinkya Rahane got his first outing of the summer at the expense of Ambati Rayudu. The bowling unit was unchanged from the last game, which meant still no debut for J&K allrounder Parvez Rasool, who would need to wait a while to earn his maiden Indian cap.