On the surface Zimbabwe, severely battered by Mark Waugh'sAustralians, who in turn were smarting from an uncomfortableSri Lanka sojourn, give the impression that all they need todo is smarten up their fielding act to take on South Africain
It was the first ever Test match between these two sides
As expected on current form, Australia beat Zimbabwe in the first of threeone-day internationals, by 83 runs
With a weak bowling line-up, Zimbabwe decided their best option was to field on winning the toss
Trevor Gripper, Henry Olonga and Bryan Strang will be going to South Africato join the Zimbabwe Board XI team and replace Andy Blignaut, Gary Brent andTrevor Madondo who have been called to play in theOne-Day Internationals.
Australia , elected to field first
Australia led the 3-match series 2-0
23 October 1999 (50-over match)