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Zimbabwe seal shock win over India in one-day match

One-day international tri-series, Bulawayo:
Zimbabwe 289-4 (48.2 ovs) beat India 285-5 (50 ovs) by six wickets
Match scorecard

Elton Chigumbura and Craig Ervine celebrate
Chigumbura and Ervine put on an unbeaten 58 to secure the win

Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine helped Zimbabwe clinch a shock six-wicket victory over India in the opening game of the Tri-Nations series in Bulawayo.

Rohit Sharma smacked four sixes in 114 from 119 balls and Ravindra Jadeja added an unbeaten 61 in India's 285-5.

But Hamilton Masakadza (46) and Taylor (81) put on 88 for the first wicket.

Debutant Ervine smashed an unbeaten 67 and captain Elton Chigumbura weighed in with 24 not out as the hosts powered home with 10 balls to spare.

"Hami [Masakadza] and BT [Brendan Taylor] put us on top with their first-wicket partnership," Chigumbura said.


"It was also good to see Craig score a half century on his debut. The guys did well. The main focus now is to be consistent and we are working on that at the moment."

India captain Suresh Raina praised Zimbabwe but blamed the defeat on his team's inexperience.

He said: "They batted really well, to be honest. They deserved to win.

"Some of the team have never played at this level. However we should have been able to defend 285 runs.

"Rohit batted really well for us and we are already looking forward to an improved performance against Sri Lanka on Sunday."

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