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India romp to 54-run win against Zimbabwe in first T20I

Harbhajan Singh, Axar Patel rocked Zimbabwe as India completed a comfortable 54-run win over the hosts.

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India and Zimbabwe began their two-match T20I series with the first match in Harare. India captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and chose to bat. Murali Vijay and Rahane gave India a flying start. Vijay (34) was out with 64 on the board and Rahane (33) was dismissed with India's total at 82 in the 10th over. (Source: Reuters)

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Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey then steered the ship with Uthappa remaining rock solid at one end. India lost quick wickets in the end and manged to post 178/5 in the 20 overs. Uthappa remained not out on 39. (Source: AP)

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The excitement of T20 cricket drew some fans to the Harare Sports Club. (Source: AP)

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Indian bowlers got the beating from the Zimbabwe openers and they only got success in the ninth over when Chamu Chibhabha was dismissed by Harbhajan Singh for 23. (Source: AP)

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Indian spinners Harbhajan Singh and Axar Patel then ran through the Zimbabwe line-up and picked up three and two wickets respectively. (Source: AP)

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India the end, 179-run target was a bit too much for Zimbabwe as they fell short by 54 runs giving India a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. (Source: Reuters)

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Mohit Sharma had a funny incident after the match. The fan in the picture asked the Indian pacer if he could hold his kid. To this, Mohit replied: "Bhaishab, bachcho se darr lagta hai. (Brother, I am afriad of kids.)" (Source: Express photo by Aditya Iyer)