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India vs Zimbabwe: Lokesh Rahul's record debut ton; MS Dhoni's 350 dismissals and other highlights from ODI series

Rahul, who opened the innings this series, was the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 196 runs in three matches.

India vs Zimbabwe: Lokesh Rahul's record debut ton; MS Dhoni's 350 dismissals and other highlights from ODI series

New Delhi: MS Dhoni-led Indian cricket team put an emphatic show in the three-match series against Zimbabwe as they thrashed the hosts 3-0.

In the absence of senior players, youngsters rose to the occasion, making the job easier for their skipper, who was the only experienced campaigner in the 16-man squad.

Here are some facts you must know about the series:

Playing his first ODI, Lokesh Rahul became the first Indian cricket and 11th overall to slam a ton on debut in ODIs.

Rahul, who opened the innings this series, was also the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 196 runs in three matches.

Jasprit Bumrah was India's highest wicket taker (9 wickets) ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal (6 wickets).

In the final ODI, Dhoni completed his 350 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in limited-overs cricket.

Faiz Fazal, who was handed over his debut cap in the third ODI, became the only 10th 30-plus Indian cricketer to make a debut.

With 107 ODI wins, Dhoni is now tied with former Australian skipper Allan Border as 2nd most successful captain.

In all the three ODIs, Zimbabwe lost 29 wickets (Sean Williams didn't bat in second match), while the visitors lost just three wickets.

MS Dhoni was leading India for the first time in Zimbabwe and he toured the country after 11 long years.

India also completed a hat-trick of whitewashes against Zimbabwe in ODI series, having won earlier by 5-0 and 3-0 margin in 2013 and 2015 when Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane led the sides respectively.

Lokesh Rahul, Karun Nair, Faiz Fazal, Ambati Rayudu and Manish Pandey were the only five Indian batsmen who got to bat in the series.

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