Team India began the Zimbabwe tour on an emphatic note with a dominant 10-wicket win in the opening ODI in Harare.
Chasing a below-par 190, the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill shared an unbeaten partnership to hand their team a big win. The duo took their time as well in the run chase as they hardly played any rash stroke in the entire innings and warmed up nicely and sent a strong statement.
The Zimbabwe bowlers could hardly pose any challenge to the Indian openers as they kept scoring runs at ease and reached home in 31 overs. Dhawan scored an unbeaten 81 while Gill made 82*.
Earlier in the day, pacers Deepak Chahar and Prasidh Krishna impressed with the ball as India bowled Zimbabwe out for 189 after putting them to bat first.
Comeback-man Deepak Chahar bowled an incisive opening spell and returned with 3/27 while Krishna picked up three wickets for 50 as the hosts surrendered against the young India pacers. However, it was the record ninth-wicket stand of 70 runs between Brad Evans (33) and Richard Ngarava (32) that took Zimbabwe close to the 200-run mark. But it wasn't enough for the hosts to put any pressure on the tourists.