Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.1 caught behind first ball! Comes out braving the cold, goes back for an early coffee. #SmallMercies. Australia, meanwhile, are elated. Stanlake pitches it up outside off, has Zhuwao chasing after it. Normally, that would have screamed through the cover point boundary. But in this case - because of the lack of footwork - he just nicks through 0/1
    63
    52
    5
    2
    121.15
    18.6 full and straight. Mire goes across the line for a slog over wide long-on - he kinda has no choice but to play shots line that - and makes no contact. That means the ball has a clear path to uproot off stump. Fifty wickets in T20s in 2018 for Tye 142/8
    3.3 chops on! A short and wide delivery that deserves to be cut through cover point ends up pinging off the inside edge onto the stumps. Seems like Masakadza is fooled by a throttling down in pace. A wicket each in the Powerplay for Australia's quicks. That's job well done 21/2
    5.5 appeal for a catch! It's Wildermuth down at thie third man boundary, running forward and diving low to pick up a fine catch. The umpires check for a no-ball and that's all they check for before sending Musakanda on his way. The dismissal is rather similar to the catch that Wildermuth dropped earlier in the game. A wild slap looking for the boundary (at cover perhaps) resulting in an edge flying to third man. This time the debutant makes a better effort 44/3
    15.3 carves it over the top - and he really has timed the pants off it - the only problem is it sails straight to deep point. Moor takes on the long boundary and comes up short. He had to hit out though, with only four-ish overs left 112/4
    16.4 top edge, taken by square leg running in! It's a short ball, not really affording him the room to swing his arms. Also comes onto him too quickly, leading to a mis-hit. 116/5
    18.3 taken by deep square leg! Good work from Tye, and it's his go-to delivery too. Change of pace, which is perfect against a batsman wanting to slog everything. Waller goes for a pull, mistimes it and ends up being caught, and quite easily at that 141/6
    18.5 he risks a second in an effort to retain strike, but Tiiripano is not quick enough, nor does he dive. Mire hits to long-off. It should have only been a single but Zimbabwe need the established batsman on strike. They'll get that, but Tiripano's gone 142/7
    not out
    6
    3
    1
    0
    200.00
    19.6 walks across outside off, trying to smash the ball over the top, perhaps a lot straighter than mid-off. But that's where it goes and Marcus Stoinis, running back, takes it over his shoulder. Fine effort to give the debutant a first ODI wicket 151/9
    Extras
    9 (lb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    151/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.55)
    Did not bat: B Muzarabani
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (C Zhuwao, 0.1 ov), 2-21 (H Masakadza, 3.3 ov), 3-44 (TK Musakanda, 5.5 ov), 4-112 (PJ Moor, 15.3 ov), 5-116 (E Chigumbura, 16.4 ov), 6-141 (MN Waller, 18.3 ov), 7-142 (DT Tiripano, 18.5 ov), 8-142 (SF Mire, 18.6 ov), 9-151 (WP Masakadza, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Stanlake412125.25173100
    JA Richardson403228.00111220
    MP Stoinis3031010.3354110
    AC Agar302207.3361100
    AJ Tye402837.0091110
    JD Wildermuth201618.0021000
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    2.1 taken at deep midwicket! It's a long hop from a spinner and it's absolutely smacked away. Problem is it zeroes in on Musakanda on the boundary. The in-form Finch is back in the hut and the chase is only two overs old. How will Australia respond? 15/1
    4.3 caught behind! Superb work from Muzarabani. He spent his couple of overs targeting Carey's body. Now he sends one angled across the left-hander. Carey flirts with it, looking for a single to third man, and only ends up nicking through. Pace, plenty of bounce and early success for the tall right-arm quick 26/2
    18.2 caught at long-on! Australia are goofing off with a win in sight! The set batsman - Head, who has been ever so careful to avoid any risk in his game today - goes for a big shot with the run-rate just barely over 6. And he finds Masakadza waiting to pounce on his mistake 139/5
    16.2 drives straight to short cover! With Australia almost to the finish line, their top-scorer hits a length ball off the bottom of the bat straight to Chigumbura 129/3
    17.3 caught at square leg! Two wickets in two overs - are Zimbabwe still in this? Maddinson goes for a pull shot but the ball is at him a llittle quicker than he'd like. Miscues it for Muzarabani to come into play as he dives forward to take the chance 134/4
    not out
    12
    7
    1
    0
    171.42
    not out
    5
    5
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    12 (lb 4, w 8)
    TOTAL
    154/5 (19.5 Overs, RR: 7.76)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (AJ Finch, 2.1 ov), 2-26 (AT Carey, 4.3 ov), 3-129 (GJ Maxwell, 16.2 ov), 4-134 (NJ Maddinson, 17.3 ov), 5-139 (TM Head, 18.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    WP Masakadza403218.00102200
    B Muzarabani402135.2580020
    DT Tiripano3.502717.04103030
    SF Mire201708.5021000
    B Mavuta403308.2571120
    MN Waller2020010.0030200

Match Notes

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15AJ FinchAT Carey
2nd11AT CareyTM Head
3rd103GJ MaxwellTM Head
4th5NJ MaddinsonTM Head
5th5MP StoinisTM Head
6th15MP StoinisAC Agar