Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Mishra targets Test spot as India crush Zimbabwe
HARARE (AFP) - Amit Mishra has set his sights on a place in India's Test side for the tour of South Africa later this year after spinning the tourists to victory in the third one-day international at Harare Sports Club.
Mishra claimed figures of 4 for 47 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 183 yesterday, before India cruised to a seven-wicket win and an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
The 30-year-old leg-spinner has not played a Test since India's tour of England in 2011, and although he faces stiff competition for a place in the squad to South Africa he has been making good use of the series against Zimbabwe.
Mishra has claimed nine wickets in the first three matches, becoming the top wicket-taker in conditions that have not provided much assistance to spinners.