India enjoyed a great start to the short tour of Zimbabwe, as the visitors won the 1st ODI by 10 wickets on Thursday (August 18) in Harare.
While it was a near perfect match for KL Rahul and his team, Ishan Kishan, was attacked by a bug as the wicketkeeper-batter was singing India's national anthem ahead of the start of the match. He was visibly distracted and slightly taken aback after the bug came in front of his face.
Kishan, who did not get to bat, played the match as a specialist batter as Sanju Samson kept wickets.
Akshar Patel (3/24), Deepak Chahar (3/27) and Prasidh Krishna (3/50) shared the spoils as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 189 in 40.3 overs. Stand-in captain Regis Chakabva (35) top scored for his team, while Richard Ngarava (34) and Brad Evans (33*) saved some face for the hosts with a 70-run partnership for the 9th wicket.
Shikhar Dhawan (81*) and Shubman Gill (82*) continued their good form from the West Indies as they put on an unbeaten 192-run partnership in 30.5 overs to seal a 10-wicket win for India.
The remaining two games will also be held at the same venue in Harare, on August 20 and 22.