India batsman KL Rahul attributed the success of his ODI hundred on debut to the failure of his Test debut in Australia, and the confidence he gained from the recent IPL
Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and Zimbabwe in Harare
Plays of the day from the first ODI between Zimbabwe and India at the Harare Sports Club
With a bit of help from the conditions in Harare, Barinder Sran was showing what the selectors had seen in him when they included him in the squad for that Australia tour earlier this year
The previous highest by an India batsman on ODI debut - by Robin Uthappa against England in 2006. KL Rahul has passed him.
No. of innings taken by Ambati Rayudu to score 1000 ODI runs. He is the joint fourth-fastest India batsman to the landmark. MS Dhoni also took 29 innings.
Number of India openers to make a fifty on debut in ODIs before KL Rahul. Robin Uthappa had made 86 against England in Indore in 2006.
Last time before this two debutants opened for India in an ODI. Parthasarthi Sharma and Dilip Vengsarkar had opened against NZ in an ODI in Christchurch.
Economy of India's spinners in the match - their ninth best in an ODI when spinners have bowled at least 20 overs.
Runs conceded by India in 30 overs - the least they have conceded in the first 30 overs of an ODI in the last ten years.
Dots faced by Zimbabwe batsmen in the first ten overs. The hosts managed only 32 runs off the Powerplay.
Runs by Hamilton Masakadza in three innings in Zimbabwe's previous ODI series against Afghanistan. He averaged 73.0 with one century and a fifty.