India crush Zimbabwe by 9 wickets

Harare: Indian team today thrashed Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the first One-Day International (ODI) played at the Harare Sports Club.

India was chasing a small total of just 169 runs, debutant Lokesh Rahul was the man for the Indian team who smashed the brilliant century not out and became the first Indian opener to do so in a debut match.

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Ambati Rayudu also played a fine innings of 62 not out and forming an unbeaten 162-run partnership for the second wicket to take India home.

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