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India Vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI: Virat Kohli hits century as India beat Zimbabwe

Harare, July 25 (): Virat Kohli hit a scintillating century as India beat minnows Zimbabwe by six wickets in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the five match series at the Harare Sports Club yesterday.

Chasing an easy victory target of 228, Indian skipper Virat Kohli made a quickfire 115 off 108 balls with thirteen fours and one six, well supported by debutant Ambati Rayadu who made an unbeaten 63 from 84 balls with four 4s. This was Virat Kohli’s 15th ODI century.

Both Virat kohli and Ambati Rayadu made 159 runs for the third wicket.  India reached 230 for the loss of four wickets in 44.5 overs.

Earlier, India won the toss and put Zimbabwe to bat. Openers Vusi Sibanda and Sikandar Raza put on 72 for the first wicket in 21.5 overs. A quick-fire 43 from 34 balls by Elton Chigumbura at the end enabled Zimbabwe cross the 225-run mark. Chigumbura hit six fours and a six.Sikandar Raza struck a combative 82, top scorer for Zimbabwe innings. Mishra finished with figures of 3 for 43 in 10 overs.

Score Card

Toss: Won by India Put Zimbabwe to bat

Man of the Match: Virat Kohli 115 from 108 balls

Zimbabwe: 228 for 7 in 50 overs.

India: 230 for 4 in 44.5 overs

Score Board

Zimbabwe: 228 for 7 in 50 overs

Batsman Status Runs Balls 4s 6s
Vusi Sibanda lbw b Amit Mishra 34 72 3 0
Sikandar Raza b Amit Mishra 82 112 6 2
Sean Williams b Suresh Raina 15 29 2 0
Hamilton Masakadza b Amit Mishra 11 12 2 0
Brendan Taylor (C) (W) c Suresh Raina b Jaydev Unadkat 12 15 1 0
Malcolm Waller b Shami Ahmed 2 7 0 0
Elton Chigumbura not out 43 34 6 1
Tinotenda Mutombodzi c Shikhar Dhawan b Vinay Kumar 8 7 0 1
Prosper Utseya not out 8 12 0 0
Kyle Jarvis
Tendai Chatara

Extras: 13 (b – 2, w – 4, no – 7, lb – 0)

Fall of Wickets: 1-72 (V Sibanda, 21.5 ov), 2-105 (S Williams, 31 ov), 3-119 (H Masakadza, 33.4 ov), 4-162 (B Taylor, 38.4 ov), 5-166 (M Waller, 40.1 ov), 6-176 (S Raza, 43.1 ov), 7-205 (T Mutombodzi, 46.2 ov)

India Bowling:

Bowlers O M R WKT ECON
Vinay Kumar 9 1 57 1 6.33
Shami Ahmed 10 1 45 1 4.5
Jaydev Unadkat 10 1 39 1 3.9
Ravindra Jadeja 10 3 33 0 3.3
Amit Mishra 10 1 43 3 4.3
Suresh Raina 1 0 2 1 2

India:  230 for 44.5 overs

Batsman Status Runs Balls 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma c Brendan Taylor b Elton Chigumbura 20 40 2 0
Shikhar Dhawan c Malcolm Waller b Kyle Jarvis 17 21 3 0
Virat Kohli (C) c Vusi Sibanda b Prosper Utseya 115 108 13 1
Ambati Rayudu not out 63 84 4 0
Suresh Raina c Sikandar Raza b Prosper Utseya 0 2 0 0
Dinesh Karthik (W) not out 8 15 1 0
Ravindra Jadeja
Amit Mishra
Shami Ahmed
Vinay Kumar
Jaydev Unadkat

Extras: 7 (b – 0, w – 5, no – 1, lb – 1)

Fall of Wickets: 1-26 (S Dhawan, 6.3 ov), 2-57 (R Sharma, 13 ov), 3-216 (V Kohli, 41.3 ov), 4-216 (S Raina, 41.5 ov)

 Zimbabwe Bowling:

Bowlers O M R WKT ECON
Kyle Jarvis 8 0 40 1 5
Tendai Chatara 9 0 30 0 3.33
Elton Chigumbura 5 0 30 1 6
Prosper Utseya 10 0 34 2 3.4
Tinotenda Mutombodzi 7.5 0 65 0 8.3
Sean Williams 3 0 18 0 6
Hamilton Masakadza 2 0 12 0 6
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