Upon his return, Deepak Chahar excels as India defeats Zimbabwe by 10 wickets.

India defeated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the first One Day International . Pacer Deepak Chahar made an impressive return to international cricket with an incisive spell .

India defeated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the first One Day International, here on Thursday, as pacer Deepak Chahar made an impressive return to international cricket with an incisive spell and openers maintained their consistency.Chahar came to the fore in six months after a lengthy injury layoff, wearing the blue jersey, hitting the ground running with 327 runs, which was instrumental in India restricting Zimbabwe to a sub-par 189 in 40.3 overs.The Indians were a walk in the park in the first half-century as Shikhar Dhawan (81 not out) and Shubman Gill (82 not out) took off the target in just 30.5 overs, with skipper KL Rahul dropping to the bottom of the order to keep the in-form pair chasing their third half-centuries in the last four games.Besides, it was also their third century-plus stand from the start of the West Indies series.

The balmy morning temperatures helped him to make good swing bowling.Mohammed Siraj (136) was well supported by him, who bowled the ideal Test match length.Prasidh Krishna (350) and Axar Patel (324) also had their share of middle and lower-order opponents, while Kuldeep Yadav (036) was restrictive despite being wicketless.Zimbabwe came close to reaching the 200-run mark thanks to the legendary ninth-wicket stand of 70 Although Chahar's left-handed counterpart, Tadiwanashe Marumani (8 off 22 balls), put up a bit of resistance during his first over, he was unable to hit the ball well enough to take the wicket on each delivery, leaving the wicketkeeper's mind pitted.Because clubs won't need four spinners for pitches Down Under, there will be at least one less in the final squad lineup.)