Mohit Sharma becomes first Indian since 1980 to bag Man of the Match on ODI debut

His wait for ODI debut was a bit prolonged for the 24-year-old but once Mohit Sharma got a chance, he made the most of it to wreck Zimbabwe's prospects.

updated: August 02, 2013 12:06 IST
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Mohit Sharma's two wickets and an extremely tight spell on Thursday helped India crush Zimbabwe in the fourth ODI. The 24-year-old also became the second India player - after Sandeep Patil in 1980 - to bag a Man of the Match award on ODI debut.

Picked to play in the Bulawayo ODI, Mohit was given the new ball and he was on the job from the word go. He managed to beat the edge of the bat on several occasions before being rewarded for his perseverance - Sikandar Raza dabbing at a slightly outside off-stump delivery only to knick it back.

His first ODI wicket was a result of a patient line, much like his Thursday's overall success has been a result of a patient effort to excel.

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