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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Highlights: Zimbabwe vs India, 1st ODI, Harare, 24th July 2013

Here are the Statistical Highlights from the first ODI between India and Zimbabwe:

# India's six-wicket triumph is their sixth in eight matches against Zimbabwe at Harare in ODIs. (Also Read: Report: Zimbabwe vs India, 1st ODI, Harare, 24th July 2013)

# The aforesaid win is India's 40th in 52 matches against Zimbabwe (Lost 10 and Tied two) - winning % 78.84. (Also Read: Images: Zimbabwe vs India, 1st ODI, Harare, 24th July 2013)

# Sikandar Raza (82 off 112 balls) has registered his maiden fifty in ODIs, obliterating the 37 vs Bangladesh at Bulawayo on May 8, 2013.

# Raza is the fifth Zimbabwean opener to register a fifty or more vs India at Harare in ODIs. Craig Wishart is the only player to record a hundred vs India at Harare - 102 off 124 balls on September 30, 1998.

# Raza's 82 is the second highest by a Zimbabwean player against India at Harare in ODIs, next only to Craig Wishart (as above).

# Vusi Sibanda (34) has registered his highest score vs India in ODIs. In six innings vs India, he has managed just 66 runs at an average of 11.00.

# For the first time, three successive opening partnerships of fifty or more have been recorded for Zimbabwe vs India in ODIs - 88 at Bulawayo on May 28, 2010 and 128 at Harare on June 3, 2010 - both by the same pair - Hamilton

Masakadza and Brendan Taylor followed by 72 between Vusi Sibanda and Sikandar Raza at Harare on July 24, 2013.

# Since posting 110 by Chamu Chibhabha and Vusi Sibanda vs Pakistan at Harare on September 14, 2011, Zimbabwe, for the first time, have recorded two fifty-plus opening stands in succession in ODIs - 79 by Masakadza and Sibanda vs Bangladesh at Bulawayo on May 8, 2013 and 72 by Sibanda and Raza.

# Playing in his first ODI after 25 months, Amit Mishra (3/43) has produced his best bowling figures vs Zimbabwe in ODIs.

# Elton Chigumbura (43 not out) has recorded his highest score vs India in ODIs.

# Ravindra Jadeja (10-3-33-0) has failed to capture a wicket for the first time vs Zimbabwe in ODIs.

# For the first time in an ODI, Jadeja has delivered three maiden overs.

# Shikhar Dhawan (17) took his tally to 515 at an average of 51.50 in eleven ODIs in 2013. His tally includes two hundreds and two fifties.

# Virat Kohli (115 off 108 balls) has registered his highest score vs Zimbabwe in ODIs, eclipsing the 18 at Harare on June 3, 2010.

# Kohli's first century vs Zimbabwe is his 15th in ODIs. As captain, he has recorded two hundreds in four innings - his aggregate being 250 (ave.62.50)at a strike rate of 100.80.

# Kohli is the only batsman to register 15 hundreds in 109 ODIs since debut. Hashim Amla has scored eleven hundreds in 74 ODIs. Four batsmen had recorded ten hundreds each in their first 109 Tests - Brian Lara, Gordon Greenidge, Herschelle Gibbs and Marcus Trescothick.

# Kohli's aggregate of 4493 (ave.49.37) in 109 is an Indian record for the highest runs' tally by an Indian and the fourth highest, next only to Vivian Richards (4600), Gordon Greenidge (4545) and Brian Lara (4544).

# Kohli's aforesaid hundred is his tenth away from home in ODIs.

# Kohli's match-winning innings is the second highest by an Indian player vs Zimbabwe at Harare in ODIs - the only other centurion being Yuvraj Singh - 120 off 124 balls on September 4, 2005.

# Kohli has recorded fourteen hundreds in a winning cause in ODIs - his aggregate being 3411 (ave.67.59) in 67 matches.

# Kohli has received his 15th Man of the Match award - his first vs Zimbabwe.

# The three leading Indian run-getters in ODIs this year are - Virat Kohli (607), Dhawan (515) and Sharma (501).

# In eleven innings in ODIs this year, Dhawan and Sharma have managed 618 partnership runs at an average of 56.18, including three hundred-plus and two fifty-plus stands.

# Ambati Rayudu (63 not out) is the eleventh Indian batsman to register a fifty on ODI debut. Robin Uthappa's 86 off 96 balls vs England at Indore on April 15, 2006 is the highest individual innings on debut for India.

# Rayudu and Kohli were involved in a stand of 159 - India's highest third-wicket partnership vs Zimbabwe in ODIs, outstripping the 143 between Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja at Singapore on September 4, 1999.

# The aforesaid partnership is India's highest for any wicket vs Zimbabwe at Harare, obliterating the 158 for the sixth wicket between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh on September 4, 2005.


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