Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Sikandar Raza
82(112) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 0 1 1 4 0 10
V Kohli
115(108) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
8 0 4 5 4 6 2 8

Best performances - Bowlers

P Utseya
O10.0
M0
R34
W2
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O10.0
M1
R43
W3
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A simple chase for India, as was widely expected. Virat Kohli displayed his class once more, guiding the chase responsibly. Zimbabwe's bowlers struggled to trouble India, erring on the pads quite often. Ambati Rayudu looked solid at the crease on his first appearance on the international stage, staying till the very end and scoring the winning runs.

Its Presentation time. Brendan Taylor: First hour was vital, We didn't lose any wickets but we could have been a bit more proactive. Against a quality side like India we needed 270 on the board. Sikandar Raza played very well, showing good composure despite having hardly played any games. Prosper Utseya was good with the ball and hopefully next time we can come out and express ourselves a little better.

Virat Kohli is the Man-of-the-Match. Happy with the win. Always good to kick off a tour with a win and personally I was happy with the way I played. The ball was moving around a bit early on and it was all about percentage cricket, rotating the strike and then playing your shots at the end. Our bowlers did a very good job up front. The new ball was doing quite a bit in the morning and with two new balls you can't count any team out. Congratulations to Ambati Rayudu, he's got an India call-up after a long time and he's grabbed his opportunity very well.

That's all for today, folks. Thanks for joining us. Pakistan and West Indies are tussling over in St Lucia, so do go check that out. From Alagappan, it is sayonara.

44.5
4
Mutombodzi to Rayudu, FOUR runs, And its all over. Four off a full toss. Tame way to finish a tame game. Rayudu comes forward and caresses this through the covers to score the winning runs on his ODI debut
44.4
1
Mutombodzi to Karthik, 1 run, Flighted delivery and Karthik drives this down to long off
44.3
0
Mutombodzi to Karthik, no run, Full and around the off stump, with a little turn. Karthik pushes it into the off side
44.2
1
Mutombodzi to Rayudu, 1 run, Full ball around off stump and driven to long off again
44.1
1
Mutombodzi to Karthik, 1 run, Good, full ball on the off stump and its driven to long off for a single

END OF OVER:
44 | 1 Run | INDIA: 223/4

  • KD Karthik6 (12b)
  • AT Rayudu58 (82b)
  • P Utseya10-0-34-2
  • CT Mutombodzi7-0-58-0

Renish: "Karthik is without his 'war paint' on his face..a rare watch!!!"

43.6
1
Utseya to Karthik, 1 run, Dabbed in front of midwicket with soft hands to allow the batsmen to get the single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Sikandar Raza
82(112) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 0 1 1 4 0 10
V Kohli
115(108) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
8 0 4 5 4 6 2 8

Best performances - Bowlers

P Utseya
O10.0
M0
R34
W2
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O10.0
M1
R43
W3
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF