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Batting first, India scored 178 for 5 in 20 overs in the first T20 International (T20I) encounter against Zimbabwe at Harare. Though no one in specific dominated with the bat, Ajinkya Rahane (33 from 32 balls), Murali Vijay (34 from 19), and Robin Uthappa (39 not out from 35) all contributed. Zimbabwe also bowled 25 extras (including 13 wides). Barring Christopher Mpofu (3 for 33 from 4 overs) and Graeme Cremer (1 for 20 from 4 overs) no Zimbabwe bowler had an impact. In fact, when it came to conceding extras, every single bowler erred. Taurai Muzarabani and Neville Madziva, the debutants, conceded 82 between them from 7 overs. Live Cricket Score: India vs Zimbabwe 2015, 1st T20I at Harare

In the process India registered their highest T20I score in the den of the opposition, their previous best being 177 for 5 against England at Edgbaston last year. They had also amassed 174 for 7 against Sri Lanka at Premadasa in 2009. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Zimbabwe 1st T20 at Harare

Highest T20I totals for India in away matches:

Score

Overs

Against

Venue

Year

178/5

20

Zimbabwe

Harare

2015

177/5

20

England

Edgbaston

2014

174/7

19.2

Sri Lanka

Premadasa

2009

168/6

20

South Africa

Kingsmead

2011

165

19.4

England

Old Trafford

2011

Just for the information, India’s highest score at a neutral venue is 218 for 4 against England at Kingsmead in ICC World T20 2007. Both Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag had scored fifties, but the match is usually remembered for Yuvraj Singh’s 16-ball 58 not out (including six sixes in a Stuart Broad over).

India’s best in a home match is 211 for 4 (from 19.1 overs) against Sri Lanka at Mohali in 2009. Their only other score in excess of 200 came against Australia at Rajkot, where they scored 202 for 4 in 19.4 overs.