India vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI Highlights: Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan hit unbeaten half-centuries as India cruised to a 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series on Thursday. Opting to bowl, Deepak Chahar, who returned to action after nearly six months, took 3 for 27, while fellow pacers Prasidh Krishna (3/50) and Mohammed Siraj (1/36) were also among wickets to bowl out Zimbabwe for 189.
INDIA: Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul(c), Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson(w), Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj.
Zimbabwe: Tadiwanashe Marumani, Innocent Kaia, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva(w/c), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava
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Dhawan pulls it to fine leg and that will do it for India. A 10-wicket win in the first ODI.
That’s that from the 1st ODI.
Scorecard – https://t.co/P3fZPWilGM #ZIMvIND pic.twitter.com/jcuGMG0oIG
This is just too easy for both these openers. Gill tickles a delivery on his pads for four. India just 10 runs away from a win.
Thrashes one at the mid-wicket region for four. Smokes another for a six in the same region. Shubman Gill looking in fine fettle.
1ST ODI. 25.2: Wesley Madhevere to Shubman Gill 6 runs, India 150/0 https://t.co/gVIUAMbSLG #ZIMvIND
Half century for Shubman Gill. The 22-year-old continues his fine form from the West Indies series.
The India vice-captain has utilised the opportunity to add runs to his bag in the first ODI. Notches up a half century an brings up a 100 partnership with Gill.
Another good over this for the Indian openers. Eight runs off it. After 17 overs, India are 91/0.
Chops a short delivery in front of square. Edges the next for a four through the vacant slip region. Back to back boundaries for Shubman Gill!
Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill look strong in Harare as they bring up the fifty run partnership. India 52/0 after 12 overs.
6500 runs for Shikhar Dhawan in ODIs. Meanwhile, a confident start from the southpaw who is on 14* and Shubman Gill (4*) in this run chase. Score after 4 overs, IND: 25/0
6500 ODI runs and counting for @SDhawan25 👏👏#ZIMvIND pic.twitter.com/WVEWQ4ETuX
Dhawan and Shubman Gill are at the crease. Dhawan is on strike. Ngarava will open the attack and its Dhawan on the attack from the word go. Two boundaries in the first over itself and then six more from the second over. Score after 2 overs, IND: 14/0
Axar Patel picks up the final wicket and Zimbabwe all out on 189 in 40.3 overs | Three wickets for each of Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, and Axar Patel
Brad Evans and Richard Ngarava become only the second pair to add fifty runs for the ninth wicket vs India. A crucial stand this for the hosts.
Brad Evans goes after Kuldeep Yadav, gets down to dispatch one over mid-wicket. 150 up for Zimbabwe!
Brad Evans gets a FOUR as Siraj returns for his second spell, thrusts it through the extra cover region.
Richard Ngarava charges down the ground and gets a boundary following a misfield from Shubman Gill. Zimbabwe 128/8 after 32.1 overs, moving closer to the 150 mark.
Axar Patel picks his second, Luke Jongwe dismissed. Went for the DRS but umpire’s call comes to the rescue of Team India. Zimbabwe 108/8 after 28.3 overs.
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1ST ODI. WICKET! 26.3: Regis Chakabva 35(51) b Axar Patel, Zimbabwe 107/7 https://t.co/gVIUAMbSLG #ZIMvIND
Luke Jongwe smashes the wide outside the off stump delivery on his backfoot to get a boundary. Follows it with a gorgeous on drive to get another and finish the 26th over. Zimbabwe, 105/6.
Halfway through the Zimbabwe innings and there are no second thoughts on which team has been on the front foot in the first ODI at Harare. The scoreboard reads 95/6.
Prasidh Krishna picks his second wicket. Short ball miscued and travels straight into the hands of Shubman Gill. Zimbabwe 87/6 after 21 overs.
1ST ODI. WICKET! 20.5: Ryan Burl 11(18) ct Shubman Gill b Prasidh Krishna, Zimbabwe 83/6 https://t.co/gVIUAMbSLG #ZIMvIND
The last time India toured Zimbabwe, back in 2016, KL Rahul got a taste of the highs and lows on his limited-overs debut at Harare Sports Club. He made an unbeaten century in a successful chase in his first ODI, but a week later, was bowled for a golden duck on his T20I initiation at the same ground.
Six years later, how much he has come to matter to Indian cricket is evident by the fact that Shikhar Dhawan had to step aside as captain for this three-match ODI tour as soon as Rahul was passed fit. He’s established himself as one of the handful of all-format players in the country and now returns to where it all started, pencilled in as captain after a near three-month injury and illness layoff.
“Great memories from this ground, my ODI and T20 debut happened here in Harare. Coming back here after so many years and getting the opportunity to lead your country, it is very pleasing, you see how much you have grown and how far you have come as a cricketer and an individual, that gives me great joy,” Rahul said on Wednesday ahead of the first ODI in Harare. [Read Full Article]