Zimbabwe were tottering at 115/5 at the end of 37th over at Harare, after the Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni elected to bowl first on a pleasant morning.
For India, the new-ball duo of Barinder Sran and Dhawal Kulkarni conceeded only fifty-four runs in their combined spell of fifteen overs, while sharing a wicket each.
For Zimbabwe, Sikander Raza is batting at 22, while facing fifty deliveries.
The other senior batsmen like Chamu Chibhabha,Hamilton Masakadza, Saen Ervine didn't make too many contributions, as they all looked helpless in front of an disciplined Indian bowling display.
For India, Yuzvendra Chahal, KL Rahul and Karun Nair will be making their ODI debut.
India: MS Dhoni(captain and wk), Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Zimbabwe: AG Cremer (c), C Chibhabha, H Masakadza, R Mutumbami, V Sibanda, CR Ervine, Sikandar Raza, PJ Moor, E Chigumbura, T Muzarabani, TL Chatara.
(With Inputs from PTI)