Records created and broken in the 1st ODI between India and Zimbabwe. India secured a narrowest win against the hosts by just 4 runs. Records tumbled during the first ODI game at Harare.
Let’s look at the records created during the first ODI game.
1. Elton Chigumbura, the captain of Zimbabwe is certainly leading from the front as he scored consecutive tons in his last two matches. In his last two matches he scored 117 vs Pakistan and 104* against India. Before these two innings his highest score was 90 in the 160 ODI innings he played.
2. Ambati Rayudu secured his best ODI score (124*) and his second ODI century. His previous best was against Sri Lanka (121*) at Ahmedabad in 2014.
3. Ambati Rayudu and Stuart Binny put on a record 6th wicket partnership as they added 160 runs for the sixth wicket. Previously, it was MS Dhoni and Yuvraj singh who put up a record 6th wicket partnership of 158 runs at the same venue. In the same game India lost their 5th wicket before 100 and went on to score 255 but it was during a run chase.
4. Four times Zimbabwe have lost an ODI match in a close margin while chasing, they lost by 1 run against the Aussies in Perth, lost by 2 runs against the Kiwis in Auckland, lost by 3 runs against India in Adelaide and lost to New Zealand again in Hyderabad. This is the first instance where Zimbabwe lost a match at home in a narrowest margin.
5. India’s run rate after the first ten overs was 4.2 which is lowest in Zimbabwe since 2010 which is lower than other countries except South Africa and West Indies.
6. Stuart Binny scored his highest ODI score of 71. In the past, seven innings he scored just 108 runs at an average of 21.60 and a best score of 44.
7. Chamu Chibhabha had an economy of 2.5 and took two wickets in his quota of 10 0vers, which is his best figures in an ODI game. His previous best was against Bangladesh where he managed to take 2 wickets for 28 runs at Mirpur.
8. Rayudu’s ODI average in Zimbabwe is 112.5. In four innings he has scored 225 runs and been dismissed only twice