It was always going to be a David v Goliath contest, with David devoid of the necessary artillery
It took Australia over an hour to complete the formalities, and an innings and 175 run-victory, on the fifth day at the WACA in Perth
Australian fast-bowler Jason Gillespie and leg-spinner Stuart MacGill will miss the remainder of the first 3 Test against Zimbabwe in Perth due to injury.
Darren Lehmann and Andy Bichel stepped up for Australia as they took decisive strides towards victory on the fourth day before rain stopped play
The fast bowlers cut short Zimbabwe's first innings, after Stuart MacGill had made the early inroads