Kohli hits Ton, India win 1st ODI against Zimbabwe

Captain Virat Kohli scored his 15th ODI hundred, as India defeated Zimbabwe in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Debutant Ambati Rayudu made his presence felt with an unbeaten fifty, while Amit Mishra took three wickets in his comeback game.

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India won the toss and elected to field first. Zimbabwe posted 228/7 in 50 overs. Sikandar Raza was the top scorer with 82. Sibanda (34) and Chigumbura (43*) were the other top scorers. Amit Mishra took 3/43.

Chasing a victory target of 229, India lost Rohit (20) and Dhawan (17) early. But, Virat Kohli (115*) and Rayudu (63*) added 159 runs for the third wicket to put the team to the course of victory. India reached 230/4 in 44.5 overs. For Zimbabwe, Utseya took two wickets. Virat Kohli was declared ‘Man of the Match’.

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