1st ODI, Harare, Jul 10 2015, India tour of Zimbabwe
(50 ov, target 256)251/7
India won by 4 runs
player of the match
end of over 505 runs
ZIM: 251/7CRR: 5.01 
Elton Chigumbura104 (101)
Donald Tiripano1 (1)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10-1-35-1
Dhawal Kulkarni 9-0-60-1

That is that from this thriller. Do tune in for the second ODI on Sunday. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu saying phew..

Rayudu, Man of the Match: It was very tough to bat in the morning. Me and Ajju were batting well until he got out. I am happy that I took the responsibility today. I was just telling Binny to hold back a bit till the 42nd over as he couldn't afford to lose wickets then. Contributing to the team is more important.

Rahane, India captain: Rayudu batted really well because the wicket was not easy early on. The way he batted it was brilliant to see from the dressing room. We all knew 255 was a good score. We knew our fielding was good. Bhajji pa and Axar bowled well. I was looking to stay calm but inside I was nervous. It could have gone either way. Credit to both batsmen and bowlers.

Chigumbura, Zimbabwe captain: It was disappointing to lose the game after getting so close. It is something we can learn. I thought it was a good wicket to bat on, but we kept losing wickets. Losing wickets in groups made the difference today. It is also good to score runs and hopefully I can carry on and win for the team.

4:45pm Chigumbura's century marshalled a strong Zimbabwe response, but Bhuvneshwar held his nerve in the final over. His assortment of yorkers helped India defend ten off the last over.

The hosts were reduced to 47 for 2 in 12.2 overs. Enter Chigumbura. He put his side back on track with able contributions from Hamilton Masakadza and Raza, before kicking into a higher gear. He took it down to the last ball but could't pull the rug from under India's feet.

Harbhajan and Axar showed good control in the middle overs, Bhuvneshwar was accurate but Kulkarni and Binny strayed in lines and lengths, leaking runs. Do stick around for the presentation.

cricpolls: "@Dev: But looks like Bhuvi missed a call from Chetan Sharma."

Revanth: "So close, yet so far for Zimbabwe."

Balaji: "Encouraging win for inexperienced Indian team... good performances from Rayudu, Binny and Bhuvi... Encouraging display from Zimbabwe as well."

Damo: "Binny could fill in the jigsaw as the allrounder."

Bhuvneshwar to Chigumbura, 1 run

India edge Zimbabwe. Bhuvi hurls a yorker on a leg-stump line, down the track and driven to long-on. Chigumbura can't do a Miandad..

Six to win off the last ball.

Dev: "Give Chigumbura the phone. Let him talk to Miandad!!"

Bhuvneshwar to Chigumbura, no run

low full toss outside off, flashes a drive straight to Rahane at the covers

Bhuvneshwar to Chigumbura, no run

Bhuvneshwar serves up a full toss outside off, skewered to long-off on the bounce. Chigumbura refuses a single

Bhuvneshwar to Tiripano, 1 run

yorker on a leg-stump line, flicked to long leg

Chigumbura and Tiripano confer now.

Tiripano is the new man.

Bhuvneshwar to Chigumbura, 1 run

nails a yorker, just outside off. Makes room and drills it forcefully to deep cover

Bhuvneshwar to Chigumbura, 2 runs

right in the blockhole on middle, clipped to long-on Chigumbura races across for the second

Zimbabwe need ten off the final over. Rahane and Bhuvi have a chat.

end of over 498 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 246/7CRR: 5.02 RRR: 10.00
Elton Chigumbura100 (96)
Dhawal Kulkarni 9-0-60-1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 9-1-30-1
Kulkarni to Cremer, OUT

What have you done Cremer? Full toss outside the leg stump, he goes for a reverse-sweep and hits it right into the lap of Binny at backward point. The wide has helped him get the wicket, but India needed Chigumbura's wicket

Graeme Cremer c Binny b Kulkarni 27 (54m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75
Kulkarni to Cremer, 2 runs

full toss on a leg-stump line, pushed to long-on. They hare across for a couple

Kulkarni to Cremer, 2 runs

short of a length and outside off, Cremer pulls it to wide long-on off the front foot. Tiwary is not quick enough and they take two

Kulkarni to Chigumbura, 1 run

veering onto the pads, nudged to the leg side off an inside edge. Chigumbura gets to a century, back-to-back hundreds. He eases the helmet off his head, punches the air in delight and celebrates. WHADDA innings. Harare jiving with their captain...

Kulkarni to Chigumbura, 1 wide

sliding down leg, he can't connect with a flick. Wide called

Kulkarni to Cremer, 1 run

Kulkarni pushes it too full and on middle, Creamer makes room and drills a drive to long-off

Kulkarni to Chigumbura, 1 run

short and on a leg-stump line, cramping Chigumbura for room. Helped to long leg with a pull

Round the stumps