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1st ODI: India beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets.

Updated: 13 June 2016 12:06 IST - Published: 11 June 2016 06:25 IST
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That's all from us for today's match. Do join us on Monday, for the second match of the three-ODI series, to be played at the same ground. Till then, it is a goodbye from Kislaya Srivastava and Aadya Sharma.
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Rahul: "The ball was doing a little bit so I wanted to play the first 10 overs and wanted to carry on from there. I want to carry off this form to the next match. There were no two ways to it and I had to hit a six off the last match to get the hundred and I did that. My first tour has with the ODI team, so it is going to be a challenging experience".
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KL RAHUL is the MAN OF THE MATCH
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Dhoni: "There was not much help but the bowlers bowled tight lengths and were backed by strong fielding. You cant say if it it was or was not an easy wicket to score runs. If you get to a good start and have wickets in hand you can achieve the required scores. The batsmen played well, but the bowlers started the initial work".
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Cremer: "We know we didnt get enough runs on the board. Some of the boys got 20 and 30 but there was no big score to get us to a competitive score. We couldnt get wickets off the new ball. Hopefully we can comeback and win the next match to make the last match a final"
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India started off on the wrong foot when one of the débutante openers, Karun Nair, fell tamely for seven runs. Rahul stayed put on one end, and in the company of a sedate Ambati Rayudu, kept the scoreboard ticking. With a strong partnership of 162, India finished off with 9 wickets to spare. Rahul hit a six off the last ball to reach his ODI century on debut, the first Indian to do so.
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When KL Rahul had opened the batting for the first time in Tests, against Australia at the SCG, Sydney last year, he had made a hundred as well. The previous record for the highest individual score by an Indian batsman on debut in ODIs was held by Robin Uthappa, who had scored 86 against England in 2006.
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42.3 Masakadza to Rahul, SIX! MAIDEN 100 for RAHUL! INDIA WIN by 9 WICKETS! Becomes the first Indian batsman to score a hundred on ODI debut. Becomes the 1st batsman to score a century in his first innings as an opener on both Test and ODI debuts. Length ball, and Rahul smokes it over widish long on for a gigantic six to finish the game!
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42.2 Masakadza to Rahul, 2 runs, fuller on leg stump, flicked to deep square leg for a couple.
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42.1 Masakadza to Rahul, no run, good length on middle and leg, flicked to short square leg.
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Just 4 runs needed now. Masakadza to bowl.
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41.6 Chibhabha to Rayudu, no run, good length on off, solid forward defence by Rayudu.
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41.5 Chibhabha to Rahul, 1 run, good length ball, Rahul makes room and slaps the ball over mid-on for a single.
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41.4 Chibhabha to Rayudu, 1 run, good length outside off, with bounce, Rayudu gets on top of the bounce and cuts it to third man.
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41.3 Chibhabha to Rayudu, no run, good length on middle, defended back to the bowler by Rayudu.
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41.2 Chibhabha to Rahul, 1 run, good length on off, punched towards long on for a single.
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41.1 Chibhabha to Rahul, no run, good length, hits Rahul high on the pads, in front of leg stump.
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7 runs required. Rahul is batting on 90.
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40.6 Masakadza to Rayudu, no run, good length outside off, defended towards point-cover by Rayudu.
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The 150 partnership is up.
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40.5 Masakadza to Rahul, 1 run, good length outside off, driven to deep extra cover for a single.
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40.4 Masakadza to Rayudu, 1 run, full ball on middle, driven down the ground for a single.