IND vs ZIM 1st ODI: India Beat Zimbabwe By 10 Wickets

IND vs ZIM 1st ODI: India Beat Zimbabwe By 10 Wickets
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IND vs ZIM 1st ODI: India’s first win under Rahul’s captaincy. Zimbabwe lost thirteen matches in a row. Under the captaincy of Lokesh Rahul, the Indian team defeated hosts Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the first ODI played on Thursday. With this win, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The special thing is that under the captaincy of Rahul, Team India got its first victory. Earlier, India had played three ODIs and one Test under Rahul’s command and the team was defeated in all.

Rahul played against Zimbabwe six years ago

KL Rahul hasn’t played cricket since IPL. He underwent sports hernia surgery during this period. Earlier he was not selected in the team for this tour and Shikhar Dhawan was the captain of the team, but he was appointed captain in place of Dhawan after Rahul returned to the team at the last minute. The reason behind this was that Rahul should find his momentum against Zimbabwe and become a strong option to open with Rohit Sharma in the T20 Asia Cup. Keeping in mind the upcoming Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia, this series is very important for Rahul.

Zimbabwe team had to face its 13th consecutive defeat at the hands of India

Winning the toss, the Indian team decided to bowl first and on the strength of the bowlers, hosts Zimbabwe was bundled out for 189 runs in 40.3 overs. For Zimbabwe, number ten batsman Richard Ngarava scored the highest 34 runs. He added 70 runs for the ninth wicket with Brad Evans (33 not out). In reply, India won by scoring 192 runs in 30.5 overs without losing a wicket.

Gill and Dhawan put on a 192-run partnership

Chasing the target, Indian opening pair Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan played a match-winning partnership of 192 runs for the first wicket. Gill played an innings of 82 runs while scoring the third half-century of his career. Shikhar Dhawan scored 81 runs in his 38th half-century, he hit 9 fours in his innings.

The havoc of Deepak Chahar returning after 6 months

Medium pacer Deepak Chahar was the hero of the Indian team’s victory. Deepak, who was away from cricket for 6 months due to injury, made a tremendous comeback. He destroyed Zimbabwe’s top order with the new ball. He took the hosts’ top three wickets and didn’t let anyone reach double digits. The Zimbabwe team bowed in front of the bowlers of Team India. Deepak took three wickets for 27 runs in 7 overs. Apart from him, famous Krishna and Akshar Patel also got three wickets each.

Demand for inclusion in the Asia Cup team: After Deepak Chahar’s deadly bowling, he is getting a lot of applause on social media. Fans are also demanding to include him in the Indian team for the Asia Cup starting August 27.

Was nervous before going on the field: Deepak Chahar Man of the match Deepak Chahar said after the victory that he was a bit nervous in the beginning due to landing on the field after a long time.