Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (night), T20.

India thrash Zimbabwe by 10 wickets, take 1-0 lead against the hosts

Both the openers were unbeaten and registered the first win of the series and took a lead of 1-0

KL Rahul-led team India has chased the target of 190 runs against the host in just 30 odd overs. Deepak Chahar came back to the team after a while but his line and length are still very tight. In his first spell, he took 3 wickets after conceding only 27 runs.
In Zimbabwe's batting department, the top-order failed pretty badly as the top 4 batsmen were not able to score in double digits. Captain Chakabva only hold his nerves and hit 35 runs in 51 balls for the team. Evans (34) and Ngarava (34) did the partnership of  50 runs.

Earlier, India captain KL Rahul won the toss and opted to field first against Zimbabwe in the first ODI of the three-match series at Harare Sports Club on Thursday.

Led by the returning KL Rahul - who takes the captaincy reins in Rohit Sharma's absence - India are in good ODI form, winning five of their last six matches.

On the other hand, the hosts are in a rhythm of their own, claiming a 2-1 series triumph over Bangladesh.

Speaking at the time of toss, India captain KL Rahul said, " We will bowl first. Looks like a good wicket, it's an early start, so could have a bit of moisture. Good opportunity to bowl first and exploit the first hour. A lot of guys have got opportunities, good chances to challenge themselves and their skills. Looking forward to a good show. He (Deepak Chahar) was unfortunate to miss out for a long time, excited for a few coming back after injuries."

Speaking at the time of toss, Zimbabwe skipper Regis Chakabva said, "We would have bowled first as well, but this looks like a good wicket and will stay true for the rest of the day. It's something we've spoken about (about top-order collapses), looking to sort it out. We've got Ngarva and Marumani coming in."

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul(c), Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson(w), Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj.

Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Tadiwanashe Marumani, Innocent Kaia, Sean Williams, Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (capt & wk), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Bradley Evans, Victor Nyauchi and Richard Ngarava. (ANI)

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