India had an easy outing in the first ODI of the series against Zimbabwe. Chasing 190 runs to win, the Men in Blue reached the target without losing a wicket.
Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill were unstoppable and completed the task in 30.5 overs. While Dhawan accumulated 81 off 113 balls, Gill scored 82 off 72 balls.
The duo added an unbeaten 192 for the opening wicket to surpass Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 180 in Zimbabwe.
Highest ODI partnership for India in Zimbabwe
192* – Shikhar Dhawan & Shubman Gill, today
180 – Rahul Dravid & Sachin Tendulkar in 1998
167 – Shikhar Dhawan & Dinesh Karthik in 2013
Earlier, the hosts were dismissed for 189 in 40.3 overs, with Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna and Axar Patel taking three wickets each, respectively.
Chahar, who was making a comeback after months, was named the Man of the Match for his phenomenal bowling.
He conceded just 27 runs from his seven overs. India are without their regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who has been rested along with Virat Kohli. KL Rahul is leading the team in his absence.