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ZimVsInd, 1st ODI: KL Rahul’s ton helps India win by 9 wickets

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Published on 11 Jun 2016 8:19 AM GMT

ZimVsInd, 1st ODI:  KL Rahul’s ton helps India win by 9 wickets
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Harare: With some terrific unbeaten knocks of KL Rahul (100*) and Ambati Rayudu (62), India overpowered Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the opening encounter of the three-match One Day International series at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

Rahul hit a spell-bounding century on his debut match in 115 balls. His innings was flavoured with seven boundaries and a single six.

After an early departure of debutant Karun Nair (7), Rayudu was promoted up in the batting order and played a responsible knock of 62 runs off 120 balls with five boundaries.

Both had a match-winning partnership of 162 runs in front of disciplined Zimbabwe bowling attack.

Earlier, Bumrah took four wickets which helped India cementing Zimbabwe at a score of 168 runs.

Brief Score:

Zimbabwe- 168 runs (Elton Chigumbura 41, Sikandar Raza 23; Bumrah 4/28, Kulkarni 2/42)

India- 173-1 (Rahul 100*, Rayudu 62*; Tendai Chatara 1/20)

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