- Tag results for Zimbabwe
Perera claimed four wickets with his medium-pace as Zimbabwe survived 44 overs after electing to bat first.
Bennett until the end remained a vocal critic of Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe since its independence in 1980 and oversaw a country whose glow of optimism faded under allegations of mismanagement.
The Rahul Dravid-coached Indian side chased down the target with ridiculous ease as Harvick Desai (56 not out off 73) and Shubman Gill (90 not out off 59) took the team home in just 21.4 overs.
Milton Shumba top-scored for Zimbabwe with 36 off 59 balls while left-arm spinner Anukul Roy was the leading wicket-taker for India with four scalps.
The opposition leader won a parliamentary seat in a rural constituency despite being white, angering the strongman and his ruling ZANU-PF party.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office in November after a shock military takeover ended Mugabe's 37-year reign.
Chasing 291 for victory, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 278 in 48.1 overs despite a fighting 37-ball 64 by Thisara Perera.
The home nation, without a coach, are licking their wounds from a disastrous tour of South Africa while Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe are reeling from defeats.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has briefed Angolan President Joao Lourenco on the recent political developments in Zimbabwe and assured him of the former president's safety.
Jonathan Moyo also said that the new government under Mnangagwa was an "illegal regime" that had struggled to assert its legitimacy.
Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said that they are probing whether former first lady Grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate.
Ntini, 40, played 101 Tests for the Proteas, has held the responsibility of bowling coach since January 2016 for a term of two years.
Having battled burgeoning workload & injuries in 13-year sojourn, it remains to be seen if South Africa speedster can overcome a new obstacle.
Ntini, 40, who played 101 Tests for the Proteas, has held the responsibility of bowling coach since January 2016 for a term of two years.
Former foreign affairs minister, Walter Mzembi, and energy minister, Samuel Undenge, who were in former President Robert Mugabe's government, were freed on bail by the court.