HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay made half-centuries in a 112-run opening stand to send India to 271-8 batting first against Zimbabwe in the second one-day international on Sunday.
Rahane made 63 and Vijay 72 to give India a strong start after being put in to bat at Harare Sports Club.
Ambati Rayudu then hit 41 at No. 3 following his century in the first game, but India didn't fully capitalize on the platform built by the top three.
Seamer Neville Madziva claimed career-best bowling figures of 4-49 for Zimbabwe after being called in to the team.
India's 271 should still be a stern challenge for Zimbabwe, which failed to chase down 255 in India's victory in the first game of the three-match ODI series.