Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GJ Maxwell
93(46) 9x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 4 8 9 10 6 6 0
H Masakadza
70(91) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 7 0 0 1 2 3 2

Best performances - Bowlers

SPD Smith
O4.3
M0
R16
W3
Eco3.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TL Chatara
O9.0
M0
R77
W2
Eco8.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Time for the presentation:

Elton Chigumbura: Outplayed, as simple as that. We have to keep working hard and play a different game next time. The main focus is on our batting but we keep losing wickets, we have two more games so have to keep working hard. Need to lift our spirits up and hopefully things will change in the next game.

George Bailey: Outstanding stand from Finch and Haddin and great innings from Mitch and Maxi took us to a huge total. And great work from our bowlers too. Plenty of things to improve on - no hundreds within our group. It was a good one-day wicket and there was a bit there with new ball, slowed in the middle and the ball got soft later. Maxi' shots showed the quality of hitting, it wasn't so easy to bat on.

Man of the Match is Mitchell Marsh: I didn't start slow on purpose, it took time to adjust to the wicket and we had wickets in hand so that helped. I like the No. 3 position, it was a great opportunity and hopefully I can play there more. When the wickets are flat, I'm definitely a batter.

That's all we have from the tri-series opener. Join us for the second match between Australia and South Africa on Wednesday. Hope you enjoyed our coverage, until the next game it's goodbye on behalf of Abhishek Purohit and Vishal Dikshit. Ciao!

4.45pm Australia have started the tri-series with a massive win and hence a bonus point. 198 runs is the margin after Australia piled on 350. It was always going to be tough for Zimbabwe even though Raza and Masakadza resisted with a stand of 82. But once that was broken, many soft dismissals led to an easy win for Australia. Masakadza fought till the 34th over but was running out of partners. There's not much you can do when Maxwell hammers you for a 46-ball 93.

Mitchell Johnson: The pitch was a bit slow and they bowled really well early on. It was toughish wicket and Maxi played the way he's been playing for the last 12 months. I felt good and happy, there was a soft outfield. I had five weeks at home to get ready and that played a role, I was anxious to get out there and play.

I was very happy with that [six] because I tried to hit it as straight as possible. I'm not going to apologise for that (laughs).

39.3
W
Smith to Nyumbu, OUT, it's all over now, Smith takes three! It was pitched up on middle and leg, Nyumbu went for a slog and a leading edge ballooned to point for an easy catch to end the match
39.2
0
Smith to Nyumbu, no run, looks to cut it off the back foot after the turn but misses the outside edge
39.1
0
Smith to Nyumbu, no run, sharp turn outside off, swished off the back foot to extra cover

END OF OVER:
39 | 3 Runs | ZIM: 152/9

  • J Nyumbu1 (3b)
  • TL Chatara6 (5b)
  • MA Starc6-1-23-2
  • SPD Smith4-0-16-2
38.6
1
Starc to Nyumbu, 1 run, on length and angled in from outside off, tapped wide of mid-on for a quick single
38.5
0
Starc to Nyumbu, no run, bangs in a short ball outside off with some swing, the batsman sways out of the way
38.5
1w
Starc to Nyumbu, 1 wide, down the leg side with the angle for a wide

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GJ Maxwell
93(46) 9x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 4 8 9 10 6 6 0
H Masakadza
70(91) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 7 0 0 1 2 3 2

Best performances - Bowlers

SPD Smith
O4.3
M0
R16
W3
Eco3.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TL Chatara
O9.0
M0
R77
W2
Eco8.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

A solitary victory

1

Number of times in 28 ODIs that Zimbabwe have beaten Australia - in the 1983 World Cup, their first ever ODI

A rare occurrence

5

This is only the fifth instance of a team scoring 350 without a batsman making a hundred

Zimbabwe Triangular Series

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