Virat Kohli's record 15th ODI ton helps India defeat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

Ambati Raydu plays perfect supporting role with a half-century as Zimbabwe find world champions too hot in opening ODI of five-match series.

updated: July 25, 2013 08:59 IST
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Harare: Virat Kohli had said he would lead India in Zimbabwe by setting examples. His 115 in the opening match at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday helped India register a comprehensive 6-wicket win after the home team scored 228 for seven wicket in their 50 overs.

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Kohli came to the middle to replace Shikhar Dhawan (17) who was dismissed quite early into the chase. The young skipper lost Rohit Sharma (20) at the other end and it appeared as if the Zimbabwean bowlers might make the most of a track that offered considerable seam and bounce. A seasoned campaigner though, Kohli was quick to wrest the advantage as he slapped 13 boundaries and a six- partnering Ambati Rayudu (63*) in a decisive 159-run third-wicket stand. (Match in pics)

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