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
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.
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Matthew Hayden scored 380 on the second day at Perth, surpassing Brian Lara's Test record of 375, as Australia finally declared on 735 for 6
Dileep Premachandran on why Matthew Hayden has never really got his due ..
Matthew Hayden's century, and subsequent big-hitting, put Australia firmly in control on the opening day of the first Test against Zimbabwe at Perth