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Match Day

1199dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Rahul, Bumrah lead India to nine-wicket win

KL Rahul batted through a chase of 169 and struck a century on debut, the first by an Indian batsman in ODI history, to lead a nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in Harare

1198dKarthik Krishnaswamy

Sran shows promise with early swing

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

Highest on debut for India


The previous highest by an India batsman on ODI debut - by Robin Uthappa against England in 2006. KL Rahul has passed him.

Rayudu as quick as Dhoni


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.

Only the second


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.

Debutant openers


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.

Spin strangle


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.

Powerplay? hardly


Dots faced by Zimbabwe batsmen in the first ten overs. The hosts managed only 32 runs off the Powerplay.

Masakadza in form


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.