ZIMBABWE vs INDIA 1st ODI Match 2022 Highlights

Zimbabwe vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: India won their first ODI Match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare to lead the 3-match ODI series 1-0.

After winning the toss, the Indian skipper KL Rahul decided to field first by making the best use of the pitch conditions, thereby restricting Zimbabwe to 189-10 in 40.3 overs.

Zimbabwe vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights
Zimbabwe vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights

Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Indian Team Bowling and ZImbabwe Batting

Indian bowlers took advantage of the pitch conditions by grabbing quick wickets of Zimbabwe batters and ensured to restrict Zimbabwe to a low total with their dominating bowling and fielding performance so that the Indian batters could chase the target with ease.

Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Indian Team dominating bowling and fielding performance
Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Indian Team dominating bowling and fielding performance

Zimbabwe skipper and wicket-keeper Regis Chakabva was the highest scoring batsman for his team as he managed to score only 35 runs from 51 balls ( including 4 fours).

Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights:  Zimbabwe skipper and wicket-keeper Regis Chakabva
Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Zimbabwe skipper and wicket-keeper Regis Chakabva

Indian bowlers such as Deepak Chahar( 27-3 in 7 Overs), Axar Patel ( 24-3 in 7.3 Overs), and Prasidh Krishna (50-3 in 8 Overs), made Zimbabwe batsmen struggle a lot and made them score a total below 200 runs.

Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Indian Team Batting

Indian opening batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill chased the required target of 190 runs with ease, as India scored 192/0 in 30.5 Overs of the match.

India scored 43-0 in the first 10 overs of the powerplay whereas Zimbabwe scored 31-3 in the first 10 overs of the powerplay.

Shikhar Dhawan continued with his good form in ODI’s by scoring 81 runs from 113 balls (including 9 fours) along with Shubman Gill scoring a brilliant 82 runs from 72 balls ( including 10 fours and 1 six), thereby India winning by 10 wickets against Zimbabwe with 19 overs to spare.

Zimbabwe vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Shikhar Dhawan's 81 runs from 113 balls and Shubman Gill's 82 runs from 72 balls guided India to a 10-wickets win
Zimbabwe vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Shikhar Dhawan’s 81 runs from 113 balls and Shubman Gill’s 82 runs from 72 balls guided India to a 10-wickets win

Also, the 192 opening partnership is Team India’s second Highest opening partnership in 10 wickets win against Zimbabwe, followed by the highest partnership of 197 runs against Zimbabwe at Sharjah in 1998, thereby winning that match by 10 wickets.

Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill's opening partnership of 192 runs
Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill’s opening partnership of 192 runs

Deepak Chahar was awarded Man of the Match for his excellent bowling performance.

Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Indian Bowler Deepak Chahar
Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Indian Bowler Deepak Chahar

Indian Skipper KL Rahul, who has been in the Indian team for a long time did not get a chance to bat against Zimbabwe as the opening batsmen ensured that their team win this match by 10 wickets.

Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Indian Skipper KL Rahul
Zimbabwe Vs India 1st ODI 2022 Highlights: Indian Skipper KL Rahul

The next and the 2nd ODI Match of this series will be played on 20th August 2022 (Saturday) starting at 12:45 pm as scheduled in the same venue.

India will win the series if they win their 2nd ODI match against Zimbabwe and India has a higher chance of winning this series against a small team like Zimbabwe.

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