Manish Pandey became the 12th Indian batsman to score a 50 on ODI debut © AFP (File Photo)
Manish Pandey became the 12th Indian batsman to score a 50 on ODI debut © AFP (File Photo)

Manish Pandey enjoyed a fruitful One-Day International (ODI) debut when he scored a half-century in the third and final match between India and Zimbabwe at Harare on Tuesday. Pandey brought up his fifty off 67 balls. He became only the 12th Indian cricketer to get to the landmark on debut. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Zimbabwe 2015, 3rd ODI at Harare

India were in trouble after skipper Ajinkya Rahane, opener Muarli Vijay, No. 4 batsman Manoj Tiwary, and Robin Uthappa fell with India’s score on a lowly 82 for 4. Pandey and Kedar Jadhav then put on a productive partnership. Earlier, Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura won the toss for the third time in a row and once again decided to field first. Vusi Sibanda, Brian Vitori and Sean Williams were replaced by Prosper Utseya, Malcolm Waller and Regis Chakabva for Zimbabwe. India have already won the series after pulling off back-to-back victories in the first two ODIs. Live Cricket Updates: India vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI at Harare