Harare : Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan both scored unbeaten half-centuries as India defeated Zimbabwe by a score of 10-wickets in the first one-day international, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
After being out of action for over six months, Deepak Chahar decided to bowl. He took 3 for 27, while fellow pacers Prasidh Krishna (3/50) and Mohammed Siraj (1/36) also contributed to the 189 runs Zimbabwe was able to score.
Additionally, Axar Patel (3/24) a spinner claimed three wickets.
Regis Chakabva, the captain, led the way with a 51-ball 35. No. 9 Brad Evans (33 not out) and No. 10 Richard Ngarava (34) put up the greatest partnership of 70 runs to help Zimbabwe reach a respectable total.
In the chase, Gill finished unbeaten on an aggressive 82, and Dhawan was unbeaten on 81 as India sailed through the finish line in 30.5 overs.
Zimbabwe: 189 all out in 40.3 overs (Regis Chakabva 35, Richard Ngarava 34; Deepak Chahar 3/27, Prasidh Krishna 3/50, Axar Patel 3/24).
India: 192 for no loss in 30.5 overs (Shubman Gill 82 not out, Shikhar Dhawan 81 not out).