Good Morning, Shubh Prabhat, Goeie More! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the first of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series between India and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on Saturday. I am Ayush Gupta, and I will be bringing to you all the live updates from this tie. It was just an year ago, when India toured the small African nation for a limited overs series, where they won the ODI series 3-0, while the two-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series ended up in a 1-1 tie, as both the teams set up each other to face again after an year, as the competition expects to be more intense this time, especially with MS Dhoni leading an all-new Indian side. Live Cricket Scorecard: Zimbabwe vs India, IPL 2016, 1st ODI match, at Harare

Rahul: “The wicket was tough. I couldn’t be complacent. I just wanted to play the first 10 overs and am really satisfied with my batting. I just got told by my manager [about him being the first Indian to score a ton on debut]. It feels good to get a hundred on debut. There was no thinking, I had to hit the six. Still five more games and hoping to carry on the good form. We have come here for the first time; my first time with the ODI team and we are loving it so far.”

Man of the Match: KL Rahul (India)

Dhoni: “It was a very good performance. It was important to start well and the fast bowlers gave us a good start. The spinners also came in and did their job. It is difficult to judge what is a good score. It was not easy to rotate the strike. We can’t say that 240 would have been a good total as our approach would have been different. It is important to win the first game of the three-match series.”

Cremer: “Obviously disappointing. We knew we didn’t get enough. We should have got 220-230. Few guys got in and got out, we needed someone to get 80 or 100. The Indians showed how easy it becomes once you are set. We know we are a better team than that. Hopefully, we can win the next one and make the one on Wednesday a final.”

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 173/1 in 42.3 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 100 (115), Ambati Rayudu 62 (120) — Masakadza starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a couple towards backward square leg, as the next ball is dispatched for a six over long on by Rahul, who also scores his century and steers India to a nine wicket win over Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI, as the visitors go a game up in the three-match series. Rahul is also the first Indian to score a ton on ODI debut. Rahul, Bumrah shine in India’s win over Zimbabwe

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 165/1 in 42 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 92 (112), Ambati Rayudu 62 (120) Chibhabha starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a single towards long on, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth ball is a single towards deep backward point, followed by another single towards long on, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 162/1 in 41 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 90 (109), Ambati Rayudu 61 (117) Masakadza starts off with a dot to Rayudu, followed by a single towards third man, as the next ball is played for another single towards deep square leg. The fourth delivery is a single straight down the ground, followed by another single towards sweeper cover, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 158/1 in 40 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 88 (107), Ambati Rayudu 59 (113) Chibhabha starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a single towards deep backward point, as the next ball is a single again towards cover. The fourth delivery results in a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 156/1 in 39 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 87 (102), Ambati Rayudu 58 (112) Masakadza starts off with a boundary to Rahul over deep extra cover, followed by a couple towards square, as the next ball results in a dot. The fourth delivery is a single towards backward square leg, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 149/1 in 38 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 80 (98), Ambati Rayudu 58 (110) Raza starts off with a single to Rayudu towards deep mid wicket, followed by a dot, as the next ball is played for a single again towards deep square leg. The fourth delivery is a single again towards long off, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a single towards long off.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 145/1 in 37 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 78 (94), Ambati Rayudu 56 (108) Cremer starts off with a dot to Rayudu, followed by another dot, as the next ball results in a dot again. The fourth delivery is a single towards long off, followed by a dot again, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 144/1 in 36 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 78 (92), Ambati Rayudu 55 (104) Raza starts off with a couple to Rayudu towards backward square leg, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth delivery results in a dot as well, followed by a single towards long off, as the over ends over edns with a boundary towards long off.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 137/1 in 35 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 74 (91), Ambati Rayudu 52 (99) Cremer starts off with a single to Rahul towards long off, followed by another single towards deep extra cover, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth delivery is a single towards long off, followed by another single towards long on, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 133/1 in 34 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 72 (87), Ambati Rayudu 50 (97) Raza starts off with a single to Rayudu towards deep square leg, followed by a single towards long off, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth delivery is a dot again, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot as well. Rayudu also brings up his half-century.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 131/1 in 33 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 71 (86), Ambati Rayudu 49 (92) Cremer starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a single towards mid wicket, as the next ball is a dot again. the fourth delivery is played for a single towards mid wicket, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a couple towards deep backward point.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 127/1 in 32 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 68 (82), Ambati Rayudu 48 (90) Raza starts of with a dot to Rahul, followed by another dot, as the next ball is played for a couple towards deep mid wicket. The fourth delivery is a single towards deep mid wicket, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 124/1 in 31 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 65 (78), Ambati Rayudu 48 (88) Cremer starts off with a single to Rahul towards long off, followed by another single in the same region, as the next ball is another single towards mid-wicket. The fourth delivery is a boundary towards deep square leg, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well, while Rayudu scores his 1,000 ODI runs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 117/1 in 30 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 63 (76), Ambati Rayudu 43 (84) Raza starts off with a dot to Rayudu, followed by another dot, as the next ball is played for a single towards deep mid wicket. The fourth delivery is another single in the same region, followed by another single towards long off, as the over ends with a single in the same region.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 113/1 in 29 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 61 (74), Ambati Rayudu 41 (80) Cremer starts off with a dot to Rayudu, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a single towards long on. The fourth delivery is again played for a single towards deep mid wicket, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a single towards long on.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 110/1 in 28 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 60 (73), Ambati Rayudu 39 (75) Muzarabani starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by another dot that could have been a close run out call, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth delivery is a dot again, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a couple towards deep backward point.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 108/1 in 27 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 58 (67), Ambati Rayudu 39 (75)
 Cremer starts off with a single to Rahul towards long on, followed by another single towards long on, as the next ball is a single again towards sweeper cover. The fourth ball is a dot, followed by a single towards mid on, as the over ends with a single as well towards long on.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 103/1 in 26 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 55 (64), Ambati Rayudu 37 (72) — Muzarabani starts off with a single towards deep extra cover to Rahul, followed by another single towards square, as the next ball is a single again towards cover. The fourth delivery is a dot, followed by a single towards third man, as the over ends with a single towards deep extra cover.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 98/1 in 25 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 52 (61), Ambati Rayudu 35 (69) Cremer starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a single towards mid off, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth ball results in a dot again, followed by a single towards deep mid wicket, as the over ends with another single towards long on.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 95/1 in 24 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 50 (58), Ambati Rayudu 34 (66) Chatara starts off with a dot to Rayudu, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth delivery results in a dot again, followed by another dot, as the over ends in a maiden.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 95/1 in 23 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 50 (58), Ambati Rayudu 34 (60) Cremer starts off with boundary to Rahul towards deep backward point, followed by another four towards extra cover, as the next ball is a couple towards mid wicket. The fourth delivery is a single towards square, as Rahul scores his maiden ODI half-century, followed by another single in the same region as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 83/1 in 22 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 39 (53), Ambati Rayudu 33 (59) Chatara starts off with a dot to Rayudu, followed by a couple towards square, as the next ball is played for a four towards long off. The fourth delivery results in a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 77/1 in 21 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 39 (53), Ambati Rayudu 27 (53) Chigumbura starts off with a couple to Rahul towards backward point, followed by a single towards long off, as the next ball is played for a four towards long off. The fourth delivery is a dot, followed by another dot, as the over edns with a single towards backward point.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 69/1 in 20 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 36 (51), Ambati Rayudu 22 (49) Chibhabha starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a single towards short cover, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth delivery is a dot again, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 68/1 in 19 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 35 (49), Ambati Rayudu 22 (45) Chigumbura starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a couple of wides, as the next ball is a four towards deep backward point, while the next ball is a couple towards fine leg. The fourth delivery is a single towards point, followed by a couple towards extra cover, as the over ends with a boundary towards sweeper cover.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 53/1 in 18 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 28 (45), Ambati Rayudu 16 (43) Chibhabha starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a single towards backward square leg, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth delivery is a dot again, followed by a single towards third man, as the over ends with a single towards fine leg.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 50/1 in 17 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 26 (42), Ambati Rayudu 15 (40) Chigumbura starts off with a boundary towards point off Rayudu, followed by a single towards fine leg, as the next ball is again played for a single towards square. The fourth ball is played for a single towards cover, followed by a single towards mid on, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 42/1 in 16 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 24 (40), Ambati Rayudu 9 (36) Chibhabha starts off with a wide to Rayudu, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a dot again, while the next ball is a dot again. The fourth ball is a dot once again, followed by a single off leg byes, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 40/1 in 15 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 24 (39), Ambati Rayudu 9 (31) Chigumbura starts off to Rayudu with a dot, followed by a single towards sweeper cover, as the next ball is played for a couple towards backward point. The fourth ball is a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 37/1 in 14 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 22 (35), Ambati Rayudu 8 (29) Chibhabha starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a single towards mid wicket, as the next ball is defended for a dot. The fourth ball results in a single towards fine leg, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 35/1 in 13 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 21 (31), Ambati Rayudu 7 (27) Cremer starts off with a single to Rahul, followed by a dot, as the next ball is played for a single towards long on. The fourth ball is played for a single towards sweeper cover, followed by another single in the same region, as the over ends with a single again towards long on.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 30/1 in 12 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 18 (28), Ambati Rayudu 5 (24) Chibhabha starts off with a dot to Rayudu, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by another dot, as the over ends in a maiden.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 30/1 in 11 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 18 (28), Ambati Rayudu 5 (18) Cremer starts off to Rayudu with a dot, followed by a single towards long on, as the next ball is a single again towards long off. The fourth ball results in a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a single towards cover.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 27/1 in 10 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 17 (27), Ambati Rayudu 3 (13) Chibhabha starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a single towards backward point, as the next ball results in a dot. The fourth ball results in a single towards point, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot again.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 25/1 in 9 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 16 (23), Ambati Rayudu 2 (11) Chatara starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a single towards mid wicket, as the next delivery is a dot again. The fourth ball is played for a couple towards weeper cover, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 22/1 in 8 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 15 (21), Ambati Rayudu 0 (7) Muzarabani starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth delivery is a boundary towards long off, followed by a single towards extra cover, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 17/1 in 7 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 10 (16), Ambati Rayudu 0 (6) Chatara starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by a boundary towards sweeper cover, as the next ball is defended for a dot. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a single towards mid on.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 12/1 in 6 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 5 (10), Ambati Rayudu 0 (6) Muzarabani starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by another dot, as the next ball is played for a single towards mid off. The fourth ball is a dot, followed by a dot again, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 11/1 in 5 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 4 (7), Ambati Rayudu 0 (3) Chatara starts off with a single to Rahul towards point, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a WICKET in the form of Nair, who is caught behind by Raza. the fourth ball is a dot again to the new man Rayudu, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

OUT! Karun Nair c Sikandar Raza b Tendai Chatara 7 (20)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 10/0 in 4 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 3 (6), Karun Nair 7 (18) Muzarabani starts off with a single to Rahul towards mid on, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth ball is again a dot, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 9/0 in 3 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 2 (5), Karun Nair 7 (11) Chatara starts off with a dot to Rahul, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth ball results in a single towards fine leg, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 8/0 in 2 Ovs. BATTING: KL Rahul 1 (1), Karun Nair 7 (11) Muzarabani starts off with a dot to Nair, followed by a dot, as the next ball too is a dot too. the fourth ball is a dot again, followed by a boundary towards deep extra cover, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: IND 4/0 in 1 Ovr. BATTING: KL Rahul 1 (1), Karun Nair 3 (5)Tendai Chatara starts off with a single to Rahul towards square, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth ball is a couple towards mid-wicket, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a single towards mid wicket.

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 168 in 49.5 Ovs. BATTING: Taurai Muzarabani 1 (1) Bumrah starts off the final over with a single to Chatara towards square leg, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a WICKET, with Chigumbura being bowled up. Muzarabani comes in as her starts off with a single towards leg side, while the next ball results in the fall of the final wicket as Chatara is caught by Rayudu, as India need 169 runs to win in 50 overs. Bumrah’s 4-for helps India bundle out Zimbabwe for 168

OUT! Elton Chigumbura b Jasprit Bumrah 41 (65), Tendai Chatara c Ambati Rayudu b Jasprit Bumrah 4 (10)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 166/8 in 49 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 41 (63), Tendai Chatara 3 (8) Sran starts off with a wide to Chigumbura outside off, followed by a dot, in what could have been a close call for run out, as the third umpire rules it out. The next ball is a dot, followed by another dot. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by a single towards third man by Chatara, as the over ends with a couple towards deep square leg.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 161/8 in 48 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 38 (61), Tendai Chatara 2 (4) Bumrah starts off with a single to Chigumbura towards cover, followed by another single towards backward point, as the next ball is s a dot. The fourth wicket could have resulted in a wicket, as Chigumbura was caught by Akshar at fine leg, but a front foot no ball results in free hit, as the free hit results in a single towards long on. The next ball is a single towards mid on, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 156/8 in 47 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 36 (57), Tendai Chatara 0 (1) Kulkarni starts off with a dot to Cremer, followed by a single towards cover, as the next ball results in a couple towards long off. The fourth ball is played for a single towards long off, followed by a WICKET as Cremer is bowled over. The over ends with a dot to Tendai Chatara.

OUT! Graeme Cremer b Dhawal Kulkarni 8 (11)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 152/7 in 46 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 33 (55), Graeme Cremer 7 (8) Bumrah starts off to Chigumbura with a dot, followed by a single towards backward square leg, as the next ball is another single towards backward square leg again. The fourth delivery is a single again towards the same regions, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a single towards mid off.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 148/7 in 45 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 31 (52), Graeme Cremer 5 (5) Kulkarni starts off with a single to Chigumbura towards cover, followed by another single towards third man, as the next ball is another single towards square. The fourth delivery is a boundary by Cremer towards deep mid wicket, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 141/7 in 44 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 29 (50), Graeme Cremer 0 (1) Chahal starts off with a single to Mutumbani towards long on, followed by another single towards cover, as the next ball is a wicket, with Mutumbami handing a catch to KL Rahul. the fourth delivery is a dot, followed by a siingle towards sweeper cover, as the over ends with a dot.

OUT! Richmond Mutumbani c KL Rahul b Yuzvendra Chahal 15 (27)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 138/6 in 43 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 27 (47), Richmond Mutumbani 14 (25) Sran starts off with a single towards deep square leg to Mutumbani, followed by followed by another single towards square, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by a four towards long off, as the over ends with a single towards long off.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 131/6 in 42 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 26 (46), Richmond Mutumbani 8 (20) Kulkarni starts off with a couple to Chigumbura towards mid-wicket, followed by a single towards square leg, as the next ball is again played for a single towards sweeper cover. the fourth delivery is played for another single towards square leg, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a single towards long on.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 125/6 in 41 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 22 (43), Richmond Mutumbani 6 (17) Chahal starts off with a single to Chigumbura towards mid-wicket, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth delivery is played for a single towards mid wqicket, followed by a single towards long on, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 122/6 in 40 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 20 (41), Richmond Mutumbani 5 (13) Bumrah starts off with a dot to Mutumbani, followed by another dot, as the next ball is played for four towards deep backward point. The fourth delivery is a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 118/6 in 39 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 19 (39), Richmond Mutumbani 0 (3) Chahal starts off with a dot to Chigumbura, followed by a single towards long off, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth delivery is a dot again, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a single towards long on.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 116/6 in 38 Ovs. BATTING: Elton Chigumbura 19 (39), Richmond Mutumbani 0 (3) Sran starts off with a dot to Raza, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a WICKET, as Raza is bowled over. The fourth delivery is a dot to new man Richmond Mutumbani, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a wide, while the over ends with a dot as well.

OUT! Sikandar Raza b Barinder Sran 23 (54)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 115/5 in 37 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 23 (51), Elton Chigumbura 19 (39) Akshar starts off with a dot to Chigumbura, followed by another dot, as the next ball is played for a single towards cover. The fourth delivery is a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a single towards long on.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 113/5 in 36 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 22 (48), Elton Chigumbura 18 (36) Sran comes back into the attack after the short break. Zimbabwe batsmen have done well to keep India at bay, but they would know it is not enough. They need runs and they are struggling on that front. They scramble to add another 4 runs from this over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 109/5 in 35 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 19 (43), Elton Chigumbura 17 (35) Akshar starts off with a single to Chigumbura towards long off, followed by a dot, as the next ball is played for another single towards point. The fourth delivery is a couple towards extra cover, followed by a dot, as the over ends in a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 105/5 in 34 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 18 (41), Elton Chigumbura 14 (31) Kulkarni starts off with a single to Chigumbura towards cover, followed by a dot, as the next ball is defended for a quick single towards cover. The fourth delivery results in a dot, followed by a single towards pint, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 102/5 in 33 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 17 (38), Elton Chigumbura 12 (28) Akshar starts off with a dot to Raza, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by another dot, as the over ends in a maiden.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 102/5 in 32 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 17 (32), Elton Chigumbura 12 (28) Kulkarni starts off with a four off Raza towards deep mid wicket, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a single towards deep square leg. The fourth delivery results in a dot, followed by a single towards point, as the over edns with a single towards fine leg.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 95/5 in 31 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 11 (28), Elton Chigumbura 11 (28) Chalhal starts off with a couple to Chigumbura towards third man, followed by a single towards extra cover, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth delivery is a single towards square leg, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot again.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 91/5 in 30 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 10 (26), Elton Chigumbura 8 (22) Akshar starts off with a dot to Chugumbura, followed by another dot, as the next ball is played for a single towards cover. The fourth delivery is a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 90/5 in 29 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 10 (23), Elton Chigumbura 7 (19) Chahal starts off with a dot to Chigumbura, followed by another, as the next delivery is played for a boundary through the slips. the fourth ball is a single towards long off, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 85/5 in 28 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 10 (21), Elton Chigumbura 2 (15) Akshar starts off with a boundary to Raza towards cover, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a dot again. the fourth delivery is a dot again, and could have been close for a leg before as the hawk eye shows hitting the stumps, followed by a couple of dots to end the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 81/5 in 27 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 6 (15), Elton Chigumbura 2 (15) Chahal starts off with a single to Chigumbura towards cover, followed by another single to Raza towards sweeper cover, followed by dot. The fourth delivery is a dot, as it is dropped, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 79/5 in 26 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 5 (14), Elton Chigumbura 1 (10) Akshar starts off with a single top Raza at sweeper cover, followed by a dot, as the next ball is another dot. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by a single towards sweeper cover, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 77/5 in 25 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 4 (12), Elton Chigumbura 0 (6)Chahal starts off with a dot to Chigumbura, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth delivery is again a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends in a maiden.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 77/5 in 24 Ovs. BATTING: Sikandar Raza 4 (12) Akshar starts off with a single to Raza towards long on, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a wide, while the next delivery is a dot. The fourth ball results in another dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a WICKET in the form of Ervine, who goes for a pull and hands to Fazal at long on.

OUT! Craig Ervine c (sub) Faiz Fazal b Akshar Patel 21 (45)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 75/4 in 23 Ovs. BATTING: Craig Ervine 21 (40), Sikandar Raza 3 (11) Chahal starts off with a single to Ervine towards fine leg, followed by a dot, as the next ball is a dot again. The fourth ball is a single towards long on, followed by a dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 73/4 in 22 Ovs. BATTING: Craig Ervine 20 (37), Sikandar Raza 2 (8) Bumrah starts off with a dot to Ervine, followed by another dot, as the next ball results in another dot. The fourth delivery is a dot again, followed by a single towards fine leg, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 72/4 in 21 Ovs. BATTING: Craig Ervine 19 (32), Sikandar Raza 2 (7) Chahal starts off with a single to Raza towards long on, followed by a dot, as the next delivery is played for a single towards long on. the fourth ball is a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 70/4 in 20 Ovs. BATTING: Craig Ervine 18 (30), Sikandar Raza 1 (3) Bumrah starts off with a dot to Sibanda, followed by the WICKET of Sibanda as he goes for a cut, and edges it to Dhoni. Sikandar Raza comes in as he faces a dot, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a single towards extra cover, while the over ends with a dot.

OUT! Vusi Sibanda c MS Dhoni b Jasprit Bumrah 5 (21)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 69/3 in 19 Ovs. BATTING: Craig Ervine 18 (29), Vusi Sibanda 5 (19) Chahal starts off with a single to Ervine towards long on, followed by a single towards deep square leg, as the next ball is another single towards deep square leg. The fourth ball is a dot, followed by a single towards long off, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 65/3 in 18 Ovs. BATTING: Craig Ervine 16 (36), Vusi Sibanda 3 (16) Bumrah starts off with a dot, followed by a front foot no ball, as the free hit is a four off another wide down the leg side, as the next free hit is a couple towards backward square leg, while the next ball is a dot. The fourth ball results in a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a single towards fine leg.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 56/3 in 17 Ovs. BATTING: Craig Ervine 13 (19), Vusi Sibanda 3 (16) Akshar starts off with a single to Sibanda towards backward square leg, followed by a couple towards fine leg, as the next ball is played for a single towards cover. The fourth ball is a dot, followed by a single towards mid on, as the over ends with a single towards long on.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 50/3 in 16 Ovs. BATTING: Craig Ervine 9 (16), Vusi Sibanda 1 (13) Bumrah starts off with a dot to Sibanda, followed by another dot, as the next ball is again a dot. The fourth ball results in a dot towards fine leg, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 49/3 in 15 Ovs. BATTING: Craig Ervine 9 (14), Vusi Sibanda 1 (9) Akshar starts off with a single towards long leg, followed by a dot, as the next ball is another dot. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by a single towards cover point, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 47/3 in 14 Ovs. BATTING: Craig Ervine 8 (12), Vusi Sibanda 0 (5) Bumrah starts off with the WICKET of Chibhabha, who is bowled over. Vusi Sibanda comes in, as he faces a dot, followed by a dot again. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

OUT! Chamu Chibhabha b Jasprit Bumrah 13 (42)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 47/2 in 13 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 13 (41), Craig Ervine 8 (12) Akshar starts off with a single to Chibhabha towards long off, followed by a dot, as the next ball is scooped for a single towards fine leg. The fourth delivery is a dot, followed by a single towards mid wicket, as the over ends with a dot.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 44/2 in 12 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 11 (38), Craig Ervine 7 (9)Sran starts off with a wide to Ervine, followed by a single towards square leg, as the next ball is a dot, while the following delivery is a single towards fine leg. The fourth delivery results in a dot again, followed by a couple towards long on, as the over ends with a boundary towards long off.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 35/2 in 11 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 10 (36), Craig Ervine 0 (5) Bumrah starts off with a front foot no ball to Ervine, as the free hit results in a dot off a yorker length delivery, followed by a single off leg byes, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a wide down the leg side, while the over ends with a dot wide down the off stump.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 32/2 in 10 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 10 (32), Craig Ervine 0 (2) Sran starts off with a yorker dot to Chibhabha, followed by another in an almost same delivery, as the next ball is played for a couple towards deep mid wicket. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by another dot, as the over edns with a dot again.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 30/2 in 9 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 8 (26), Craig Ervine 0 (2) Kulkarni starts off with a boundary to Masakadza towards deep square leg, followed by a dot, as the next ball is again a dot. The fourth ball is a WICKET, with Masakadza edging it to Dhoni. Craig Ervine is the new man in, as he faces a dot, while the over ends with a dot again.

OUT! Hamilton Masakadza c MS Dhoni b Dhawal Kulkarni 14 (21)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 26/1 in 8 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 8 (26), Hamilton Masakadza 10 (17) Sran starts off with a dot to Chibhabha, followed by a single towards mid off, as the next ball is a dot. The fourth ball is played for the first boundary towards deep square leg by Masakadza, followed by a dot, as it had a strong appeal for a leg-before, the umpire is not interested. The over ends with three runs following a mis-field by Rayudu at mid off.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 18/1 in 7 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 7 (24), Hamilton Masakadza 3 (13) Kulkarni starts off with a dot to Masakadza, followed by another defended dot, as the next ball results in another dot. The fourth ball is again a dot towards cover, followed by another dot, as there was a mild appeal for a leg-before, but no interest form umpire, while the over too ends in a maiden.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 18/1 in 6 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 7 (24), Hamilton Masakadza 3 (7) Sran starts off with a dot to Chibhabha, followed by another dot, as the next ball is played for a single towards fine leg. The fourth ball is a dot again wide down the off stump, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a single towards mid off.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 16/1 in 5 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 6 (21), Hamilton Masakadza 2 (4) Kulkarni starts off with a dot to Masakadza, followed by another defended dot, as the next ball is played for a quick single towards cover. The fourth ball is left for a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a single towards mid wicket.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 14/1 in 4 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 5 (18), Hamilton Masakadza 1 (1) Sran starts off with a single to Masakadza, followed by a wide, as the next ball is a dot, while the following delivery is another wide. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by another dot, that could have been close for a played on chance, as the ball rolls out just by the off stump, while the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 11/1 in 3 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 5 (13), Hamilton Masakadza 0 (0) Kulkarni starts off with a dot to Chibhabha, followed by another dot, as the next ball is a wide down the leg side, while the following delivery is played for a couple towards extra cover. The fourth ball is a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a dot as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 8/1 in 2 Ovs. BATTING: Chamu Chibhabha 3 (7) Barinder Sran starts off with a beautiful toe-crushing yorker to Chibhabha, goes for an appeal, as the ball seemed to be hitting the stumps according to hawk-eye, and he is lucky to stay alive, followed by a wide, as the next ball is a dot. The third ball results in a single towards backward square leg, followed by a dot, as the next ball is again a dot. Although, there was an appeal, no effect on the umpire. The over ends with a wicket, as Moor is trapped leg-before to Sran, as the ball clearly hit the stumps.

OUT! Peter Moor lbw b Barinder Sran 3 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ZIM 6/0 in 1 Ovr. BATTING: Peter Moor 3 (2), Chamu Chibhabha 3 (4)Dhawal Kulkarni starts off with a single to Moor towards third man, followed by a dot, as the next ball is again defended for a dot. The fourth ball is again defended for a dot by Chibhabha, followed by three runs, that is cut towards the square of the wicket by Chibhabha, as the over ends with a couple towards deep extra cover.

 

 

 

 

Teams:

India: KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk & c), Akshar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Chamu Chibhabha, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Vusi Sibanda, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Graeme Cremer (c), Taurai Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara.

Graeme Cremer: “We would have bowled first as well. We know the Harare Sports Club, it will swing for the first 10 overs. We are all excited. We had a camp at Bulwayo and the guys are hungry to play.”

MS Dhoni: “We will bowl first. It is an early morning start. The temperature is cool and the bowlers will get help. The wicket gets better as the game progresses. I don’t think there is a lot of grass. A good start is something that is important. It is like the end of the season for us; it is just after the IPL. We have made the most of the couple of practice sessions. We had a lot of T20s and we are not playing a lot of ODIs. So, we have to make the most of the games we play.”

TOSS: India (Bowl)

Pitch report: “The outfield is lush. There is a bit of moisture because of the early start. For the first 30 minutes, there will be some seam movement. The pitch is hard and well rolled, apart from the first 30 minutes, it is an outstanding wicket,” says Pat Symcox.

 

 

 

 

Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India lost three back-back-back ODI series against Bangladesh, South Africa and Australia, followed by an unsuccessful ICC World T20 2016 campaign on their home turf. In fact, the last time India tasted victory in ODIs was against Zimbabwe in 2015, under Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy. Captain Graeme Cremer has been Zimbabwe’s most impressive bowler since ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He has picked up 21 wickets in 18 ODIs at 34.14. Given the reputation of leg-spinners to provide much-needed impetus, Cremer will play a key role. Slow left-arm bowlers such as Tendai Chisoro and Wellington Masakadza may not have enough experience under their belt but have scalped wickets at an impressive average of just over 22. Preview: Struggling Zimbabwe face Dhoni’s young Indians

Given Zimbabwe are underdogs in this contest, it will be an easy task for India to get the better of them. Nonetheless, India lost to the then minnows Bangladesh last year despite playing the first-choice team. If they underestimate the inexperienced yet talented Zimbabwe side, we might witness something unprecedented. But, to outfox Dhoni’s tactical leadership will be a herculean task for the struggling Zimbabweans.

Squads:

Zimbabwe: Graeme Cremer (c), Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Chamu Chibhabha, Tendai Chisoro, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza, Peter Moor, Vusi Sibanda, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Craig Ervine, Timycen Maruma, Wellington Masakadza, Tawanda Mupariwa, Taurai Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams.

India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Lokesh Rahul, Faiz Fazal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Rishi Dhawan, Akshar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Live Cricket Scorecard: Zimbabwe vs India, IPL 2016, 1st ODI match, at Harare