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.
Renish: "Karthik is without his 'war paint' on his face..a rare watch!!!"
Vikas: "If MSD comes in now, the match will conitnue till the last over, if not the last ball!"
Raj: "Do we need MSD to finish this match?"
Dinesh Kathik comes to the crease, with 13 runs to win. False start as Karthik walks away. Movement behind the sight screen. Slip in