Zimbabwe stunned Australia in the 3rd ODI at Townsville

Zimbabwe stunned Australia in the 3rd ODI at Townsville

Zimbabwe stunned Australia in the 3rd ODI at Townsville by 3 wickets. Ryan Burl got the man of the match award for his five-for in just 3 overs. He gave only 10 runs. He also took three catches.

Adam Zampa got the player of the series award for 6 wickets. Australia won the 3 ODI match series by 2-1 against Zimbabwe.

Australia was all out for just 141 runs in 31 overs. David Warner was the only batsman who played beautifully and made 94 runs in 96 balls. Nine players from Australia were not able to enter into double digits scores.

Toss

Early on Zimbabwe decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Zimbabwe has brought in Takudzwanashe Kaitano and Victor Nyauchi for Innocent Kaia and Luke Jongwe, while Australia was unchanged.

Teams

Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Steven Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Zimbabwe: Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wessly Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (capt & wk), Ryan Burl, Tony Munyonga, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi

Australia Batting

David Warner led Australia’s innings, scoring 94 out of 141, the second-highest percentage for a completed men’s ODI innings. Glenn Maxwell was the only other player to reach the double digits as Australia was all out in 31 overs.

With a sixth-wicket stand of 57 runs in nine overs, the pair had begun to rebuild for Australia when Burl’s leg spin was introduced. With his fourth delivery, he removed Maxwell, and the final five wickets fell for 12 runs, including Warner, who was six runs shy of his first international century since January 2020.

Zimbabwe had the opportunity to bowl first for the first time in the series, and they took full advantage of it. Australia never succeeded in creating a platform because of their excellent up-front seamers, despite their efforts and some poor shot selection.

Zimbabwe Batting

In the chase, they got off to a strong start, getting to 38 in the ninth over before Takudzwanashe Kaitano barely edged it low to second slip. Wessly Madhevere made a strong cut on Hazlewood’s following over to the spot where Ashton Agar stated he had momentarily lost sight of the ball.
The first ball Sean Williams got was a brief delivery that he could only deflect upwards off the glove.
Sikandar Raza only got one uppercut square of the wicket off of Hazlewood, and then he top-edged Marcus Stoinis to long leg, continuing his miserable run against the short delivery.

Captain Regis Chakabva

The run rate, though, was never going to be an issue, and Chakabva, who struck his first ODI century against Bangladesh last month, was great at handling pressure.

Although Munyonga attempted to open the door for Australia once more by lofting Agar down the ground twice after doing the same to Zampa, the captain Chakabva wasn’t going to be stopped. Zimbabwe completed the target of 142 runs in 39 overs.

Zimbabwe stunned Australia in the 3rd ODI at Townsville
Zimbabwe defeated Australia in the 3rd ODI

Tadiwanashe Marumani 35(47) and captain Regis Chakabva 37*(72) were the top runs scorer. Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowler who get 3 wickets for 30 runs in his 10 overs.

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Scorecard

Australia Innings

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
David Warner c Evans b Burl 94 96 14 2 97.91
Aaron Finch (c) c Burl b Ngarava 5 11 1 0 45.45
Steven Smith lbw b Nyauchi 1 6 0 0 16.66
Alex Carey † c †Chakabva b Evans 4 9 1 0 44.44
Marcus Stoinis c †Chakabva b Evans 3 15 0 0 20
Cameron Green c Burl b Williams 3 11 0 0 27.27
Glenn Maxwell c & b Burl 19 22 3 0 86.36
Ashton Agar c Madhevere b Burl 0 2 0 0 0
Mitchell Starc b Burl 2 6 0 0 33.33
Adam Zampa not out 1 6 0 0 16.66
Josh Hazlewood c †Chakabva b Burl 0 2 0 0 0
Extras (lb 3, w 6) 9
TOTAL 31 Overs(RR: 4.54) 141

Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Aaron Finch, 4.2 Overs), 2-10 (Steven Smith, 5.4 Overs), 3-31 (Alex Carey, 8.5 Overs), 4-59 (Marcus Stoinis, 14.2 Overs), 5-72 (Cameron Green, 17.6 Overs), 6-129 (Glenn Maxwell, 26.4 Overs), 7-129 (Ashton Agar, 26.6 Overs), 8-135 (David Warner, 28.6 Overs), 9-136 (Mitchell Starc, 30.3 Overs), 10-141 (Josh Hazlewood, 30.6 Overs)

Zimbabwe Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON
Richard Ngarava 6 1 27 1 4.5
Victor Nyauchi 6 3 15 1 2.5
Brad Evans 6 1 35 2 5.83
Sean Williams 6 0 36 1 6
Sikandar Raza 4 0 15 0 3.75
Ryan Burl 3 0 10 5 3.33

Zimbabwe Innings (Target: 142 runs from 20 overs)

BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Takudzwanashe Kaitano c Smith b Hazlewood 19 25 4 0 76
Tadiwanashe Marumani c †Carey b Green 35 47 4 0 74.46
Wessly Madhevere c Agar b Hazlewood 2 7 0 0 28.57
Sean Williams c †Carey b Hazlewood 0 1 0 0 0
Sikandar Raza c Starc b Stoinis 8 19 1 0 42.1
Regis Chakabva (c)† not out 37 72 3 0 51.38
Tony Munyonga b Agar 17 40 0 0 42.5
Ryan Burl c Green b Starc 11 17 1 1 64.7
Brad Evans not out 2 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (lb 8, nb 1, w 2) 11
TOTAL 39 Overs (RR: 3.64) 142/7

Did not bat: Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi

Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Takudzwanashe Kaitano, 8.2 Overs), 2-44 (Wessly Madhevere, 10.3 Overs), 3-44 (Sean Williams, 10.4 Overs), 4-66 (Sikandar Raza, 15.4 Overs), 5-77 (Tadiwanashe Marumani, 18.3 Overs), 6-115 (Tony Munyonga, 31.2 Overs), 7-137 (Ryan Burl, 36.6 Overs)

Australia Bowling

BOWLING O M R W ECON
Mitchell Starc 8 0 33 1 4.12
Josh Hazlewood 10 2 30 3 3
Cameron Green 6 0 17 1 2.83
Marcus Stoinis 2 0 6 1 3
Adam Zampa 8 0 32 0 4
Ashton Agar 5 0 16 1 3.2

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