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606dThe Bulletin by Liam Brickhill

Australian pace too much for Zimbabwe

Australia began their World Cup campaign on a winning note, wrapping up an easy 91-run win over a Zimbabwean outfit with no answer to the pace battery of Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson

606dESPNcricinfo staff

Slow-start story 'laughable' - Haddin

Brad Haddin, the Australian opener, has rubbished reports that the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit were looking into Australia's slow start in their Group A match against Zimbabwe

606dESPNcricinfo staff

Ponting reprimanded for 'TV incident'

Ricky Ponting has been reprimanded by the ICC over the incident that resulted in damage to a television set inside the Australian changing rooms during their win over Zimbabwe

606dESPNcricinfo staff

Ponting to face disciplinary charges

Ricky Ponting will be charged by the ICC over the incident that resulted in damage to a television set inside the Australian changing rooms during their win over Zimbabwe on Monday

606dBrydon Coverdale

Ponting confident pacemen can dominate

Ricky Ponting is confident Australia's pace attack can threaten every team in the World Cup, after they proved too good for Zimbabwe in the 91-run win in their opening game of the World Cup on Monday

606dBrydon Coverdale at Motera

Australia's batsmen off the pace

Ricky Ponting's reigning world champions began with a comfortable victory, but the way they struggled against spin suggested problems ahead

606dBrydon Coverdale at Motera

Butcher admits to problems against pace

Zimbabwe's coach Alan Butcher and captain Elton Chigumbura both agree that while the performance in the field against Australia was encouraging, the batsmen need to step up

606dBrydon Coverdale

Ponting accepts 'responsibility' for TV incident

Ricky Ponting has accepted that he crossed the line with his dressing-room reaction to being run out against Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad on Monday, but is keen to put the incident behind him

605dFirdose Moonda

Zimbabwe look for a bit of magic

For Zimbabwe this World Cup is a stage to show that their game has developed and a return to the top level isn't far away

605dBrydon Coverdale in Ahmedabad

Zimbabwe pin hopes on spin

Zimbabwe's coach, Alan Butcher, thinks it's unlikely his team will beat the defending champions on Monday. The captain of Australia, Ricky Ponting, is not expecting a surprise loss

605dBrydon Coverdale in Ahmedabad

Ponting urges Haddin to score big

Ricky Ponting has called on Brad Haddin to stop wasting his positive starts at the top of the order, as Australia search for the big scores they will need to defend their World Cup title


Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st22CK CoventryBRM Taylor
2nd18T TaibuBRM Taylor
3rd0BRM TaylorCR Ervine
4th4E ChigumburaCR Ervine
5th44E ChigumburaSC Williams
6th8SC WilliamsRW Chakabva
7th8P UtseyaRW Chakabva
8th49P UtseyaAG Cremer
9th14RW PriceAG Cremer
10th4RW PriceCB Mpofu