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BULAWAYO---Suresh Raina and Rohit
Sharma produced unbeaten half-centuries
yesterday as India scored a comfortable
nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the
fourth One-day International to take a 4-
0 lead in the five-match series.
Raina scored 65 off 71 balls and Rohit
Sharma 64 off 90 balls to guide India to
145-1 in 30.5 overs after the home side had
been bowled out for 144 in 42.4 overs.
The Virat Kohli-led second-string Indian
side dominated from start to finish. Leg-
spinner Amit Mishra continued his fine run
in the series taking 3-25, while debutant
pace bowler Mohit Sharma gave a good
account of himself with 2-26.
Resting five main players for this series,
including regular captain Mahendra Singh
Dhoni, India continued to experiment as it
handed one-day debuts to Mohit Sharma
and Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara.
Though the pace bowler struck a fine
rhythm early on, Pujara could only make 13
before he was bowled off an inside edge by
Pujara s dismissal brought together Raina
and Rohit Sharma, who started cautiously
before exhibiting some fine shots either side
of the wicket.
Raina struck six fours while Rohit Sharma
smashed five fours and one six to make it
quick toward the end.
For Zimbabwe, Elton Chigumbura made
an unbeaten 50 and figured in an 80-run
sixth-wicket stand with Malcolm Waller,
who contributed 35.
But there was no other performance of
note on either side of the stand. Zimbabwe
struggled against new-ball bowlers Mohit
Sharma and Mohammad Shami and could
do no better against spinners Mishra and
Ravindra Jadeja (2-28).
MANCHESTER---Australian Prime Minister Kevin
Rudd has taken to Twitter to complain about a
controversial decision to give one of his country s
batsmen out during the third Ashes Test against
Usman Khawaja was adjudged to have edged a
delivery by Graeme Swann to wicketkeeper Matt
Prior, despite replay technology failing to provide
any evidence that he touched the ball with his bat.
Rudd tweeted "I ve just sat down to watch the
Test. That was one of the worst cricket umpiring
decisions I have ever seen."
The call---upheld after a review---appeared to be
widely condemned, with Australia bowling great
Shane Warne calling it a "ridiculous decision."
It left Australia 82 for two in the opening session,
with the team needing victory to stay alive in the
five-Test series. (AP)
CHICAGO---What organisers say is the first hall of
fame for gay and lesbian athletes in the United
States will induct its inaugural class today.
Among those being inducted into the National Gay
& Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame are tennis greats Billie
Jean King and Martina Navratilova, Olympic diving
champion Greg Louganis and basketball player Jason
Collins. Collins became the first active male profes-
sional athlete in a major team sport to publicly reveal
he was gay.
Executive Director Bill Gubrud says Chicago was
chosen for the site because it s "one of the most gay-
friendly cities in the United States" and the local
Cubs baseball team was the first professional sports
team advertise in a gay newspaper.
Organisers plan to raise money and find a building
to house the hall of fame there.
Executive Director Bill Gubrud says a number of
the inductees who are not gay are being recognized
for having "helped create safe environment for LGBTs
to compete in sports at every level."
Among those is Ben Cohen, an English rugby
player. "He founded a foundation to stop bullying
against LGBTs," Gubrud said. (AP)
Raina, Sharma ensure win for India
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 bats-
man 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 Jadeja. Left-arm spinner Jadeja
later trapped captain Brendan Taylor lbw for zero
and also removed a well-set Vusi Sibanda as Zim-
babwe slumped to 47-5 in the 16th over.
"There was something in the wicket and we tried
to exploit that early on," Kohli said. "Mohit was accu-
rate from ball one and helped put pressure on the
Chigumbura and Waller rescued the Zimbabweans
before Mohit Sharma induced an edge from Waller
that was taken well by Karthik.
Mishra then ran through the lower order and the
innings folded up in 42.4 overs.
India had won the first three matches in Harare
by six wickets, 58 runs and seven wickets. The last
game of the series will be played in Bulawayo tomor-
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